Who we are

Program we are offering is a series of empowering experiences, which allows boys and girls and adults to do great things on their own. In each of our classes
students will find meaningful opportunities for building self-confidence and
self-discovery. From our beginning lessons to our advanced racing team
lessons the classes offer skills and memories for a lifetime. Topping
it off is the backdrop of our beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline.

Our mission is to assist youth and adults to learning to sailing and water
safety at a reasonable price, and cultivate an appreciation of our natural
resources and birthright, the waters off Sheboygan , Wisconsin.

News and Updates


SYSC Annual Fundraising Appeal - 2015

Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club’s 25th year is coming to an end! We had an amazing year full of sailing, education and celebration. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR ORGANIZATION!

We continue to grow our program and provide more opportunities for people of all ages to learn to sail and windsurf. We are truly blessed to have had the support of so many friends over the years. We appreciate the support and hope we can count on you for support in 2015.

Click here for a review of our very successful 2014 season.

Click here for Opportunities both large and small to help SYSC in 2015

We are offering a special BONUS to this years’ Donors.
With your gift to Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club of $250 or more, you will receive our special 25th Year Anniversary Book – FREE

"25 Years of Youth Sailing – A History of the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, Inc."

Click here to make your $250 (or more) Donation now and receive the Special BONUS Book while supply lasts!


25 Years of Youth Sailing: A History of the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, Inc

Help us sponsor our next 25 Years! The book, sponsored by the LuAnn Orlebeke Memorial Fund, is only $25.00.

After you've made your purchase we will contact you via email for delivery instructions.


25th Anniversary - October 18


The SYSC Students and Instructors were a "HIT" in the City of Sheboygan's 4th of July Parade. They also gave a sailboat demonstration before the Cardboard Boat Regatta on the Riverfront!! They executed their moves perfectly!!

Still open spots in a few classes, sign up now!


All Adult Classes Full

All our adult classes have been filled with participants. If you missed a spot, please sign up for the "Personal Sailing/Windsurfing Experience" class.


Open House - 5-8pm on June 5th and June 12th

The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club will be hosting an Open House from 5-8pm on June 5th and June 12th. The club invites the community to come check out the facility, meet the instructors, and learn more about what the club has to offer.

Hope to see you there!


The Sailing Season is Almost Here!

Excitement is in the air here at the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club! With only twenty-six more day until the season starts, we are looking forward to the hot summer days spent on the cool waves of Lake Michigan aboard our favorite sailboats. To prepare for those wonderful days, the club is in full swing in order to have the club ready for you, the sailors of the summer of 2014.


SYSC and Lightning Fleet 187 Team up To Host SUMMER FUN CAMP

This Sailing Fun Camp will offer many activities throughout the week. The activities include sailing, windsurfing, swimming at the beach, boat ride to watch the Lightning N/A races and interact with their parents, families, and friends who are racing, Children’s Museum, along with many more adventures!
The camp will be hosted by SYSC Sailing Instructors.

Monday, August 11 through Friday, 15, 2014, 8:30 to 4:30

The cost is $375 for the WEEK! Space is limited and open to anyone ages 5+!!! Sign up now!


2014 Class Schedule Ready

Our 2014 classes are lined up. Don't wait, sign up now!


2013 Fundraiser for SYSC

Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club welcomes Sailor, Author and Adventurer John Kretschmer to the Sheboygan Yacht Club, November 16, 2013. John Kretschmer is one of the most experience delivery skippers in the world, having sailed almost 1 million miles. He is also a longtime contributing editor of SAILING Magazine.



We hope you NOTICED our freshly painted building and our new sign – with our ACTUAL name! We owe a debt of gratitude to several people and organizations that made it happen, along with our appreciation, for the support received from the City of Sheboygan.

SYSC Building

Sign Design and Installation – Steve and Lynn Kieffer, Kieffer & Co. and their staff – Michelle Geyer, Toni Habermann, and Jeff Fuhrmann Paint, Painting and Equipment for Painting of the Building – Sheboygan Paint, Don and Jeanette Wierzbach, Jeff Lorier, Rich Reichelsdorfer, and Windway Capital Corp.

We are SO proud of our new look and hope all of you can attend our Ribbon Cutting for the new look and Community Sailing Center Designation on Oct 1st at 5:15pm!

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Sailing Myths

Myth #2 - Sailing is only for guys.
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Private Sailing Experience

Private Sailing ExperienceNew in 2012, this Class is designed for the person or people(up to 4) that would like a more private lesson designed specifically for their personal interests and ability. The Instructors will instruct you at whatever level you are comfortable. We will ask a few questions to help us understand what your expectation is for the class. Are you a Beginner sailor/windsurfer just starting out, Intermediate sailor/windsurfer looking for experience on different kinds of Equipment, a family outing to give them a sailing experience, a parent/child experience, a couples experience, friends outing, and the list goes on...

We offer a full schedule of daytime and evening classes from beginner to racer – if these don’t fit your schedule try the Personal Sailing Experience.

Cost for 1 Person Experience = $75.00/hour
Cost for 2 – 4 Person Experience = $50.00/hour/person

Please contact us AT LEAST 1 week prior to schedule a time that works for you and our Instructors.

Junior Sailing Team

SYSC Sailing TeamThe SYSC Sailing Team is open to anyone willing to learn racing, and having fun while doing it! We teach tactics and techniques designed to teach the fundamentals in starting races, sailing up wind, sailing down wind, long distance racing and teamwork. When on the SYSC Youth Sailing Team, there are around 3 regattas we attend each summer. The main goal of the race team is to have fun, and become a part of a team and the sailing community.

You can save $150.00 by volunteering 30 hours over the course of the summer!! You can help the instructors clean boats, repair boats, and help out with classes as well!

Contact us to learn more or register now !