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 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!


Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club named official Community Sailing Center

The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, the area’s premiere sailing education organization, has been named a US Sailing-sanctioned Community Sailing Center. The center is just the second organization in Wisconsin and one of about two dozen in the entire country to achieve the designation.

The designation is reserved for programs that offer the highest level of sailing education and public access. US Sailing Community Sailing Centers must be open to the general public without discrimination and all instructors must be US Sailing certified among other criteria.

US Sailing is the governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States.

"We are honored to be designated a Community Sailing Center by US Sailing," said Denise Cornell, president of the SYSC Board of Directors. "In conjunction with other Sheboygan lakefront organizations including the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan, Sail Sheboygan, the Sea Scouts and the Sheboygan Yacht Club, Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club is working toward our goal of making sure that every member of this community can experience the beauty of our lakefront and the excitement of sailing, and this designation helps us do that. We want Sheboygan to be synonymous with sailing."

The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club offers seasonal instruction for both youths and adults in a variety of boats including Optimist prams for the youngest students, Club 420s for advanced youths, singlehanded Laser dinghies, Lightnings, windsurfers, 23-foot Sonar keelboats and two J/24 keelboats. Classes are taught by a staff of 11 instructors.

In addition to classes for children and adults, the club regularly works with other organizations to ensure that every youth can experience sailing. In the past, SYSC has worked with CampYKoda, YMCA Child Care and the Sheboygan Area School District and US Sailing’s Reach Program to provide summer school learning through sailing as part of the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

Next year the organization will also work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters to provide sailing opportunities.

The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014. It is located on the Sheboygan waterfront where it has a classroom and boatyard along with launching facilities.

The media and public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to designate the facility as an official US Sailing Community Sailing Center at 5:15 p.m. October 1. The event will be held at the center, 619 Broughton Drive, Sheboygan.

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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 !