J/70 World Champions


World Champions!


Recently, Wayzata Yacht Club sailor Joel Ronning (Capri 25 #197) took his team to San Francisco to compete with 63 other boats in the J/70 World Championship.  They prepared and executed with near perfection, and ultimately took home 1st place!  Congratulations to Joel and his team for this incredible victory.  If you're interested in hearing what he had to say about the experience, please click here to view some short interview clips with Joel.

RFP - Brand Standards

Request for Proposal - WYC Brand Standards

The Wayzata Yacht Club is accepting bids for an initial project to establish consistency of brand and style for online and printed media.  The core objective is to enhance the professional appearance of WYC both online, and in print to ultimately drive greater demand for membership and participation.  You can download the RFP here:

Please email proposals or questions to:

Sea Survival Course - March 18/19

WYC will host a Sea Survival Training class on the weekend of March 18/19th.  The class will follow the WORLD SAILING OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL COURSE curriculum, including; Principles of Survival, Personal Equipment, Preparation, Abandon Ship procedures, use of pyrotechnics, fire fighting, radio procedures, and more.  

This is an intensive course that is 16 hours in length over two days, including not less than two hours of wet drills in a swimming pool. Each participant will also receive the latest RYA Sea Survival Book. This class will teach you the essential skills to keep you, your crew mates, and the boat safe as you sail on the Great Lakes and beyond. 

Eric Hill the instructor is crew on a Royal Canada Air Force Rescue Helicopter. He is also a yacht racer and has both personal and professional experience to share with us. 

Register before 2nd February to save $50.  Early bird special price $349+tax until 2nd Feb. $399+tax thereafter. Register here:

US Sailing - Regional Sailing Association


Greetings WYC members!


As many of you know, my WYC team (Brent Peterson’s J/22 1209) was nominated and sailed in the US Sailing Adult Championships (the National Championship for all US sailors) this fall (we finished ninth!).  In order to participate, we needed a nomination from a Regional Sailing Association (RSA).  We talked to the Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) of which the Wayzata Yacht Club is a member via its Laser fleet and they nominated us. 


In investigating this process, it became clear to me that there is a need for an RSA that represents keelboat racers in the Twin Cities.  After all, most of these events are on keelboats.  Currently, Twin Cities keelboat sailors can only receive nominations to these events through affiliated organizations like the ILYA or the Great Lakes Sailing Association (GLSA - mostly Great Lakes big boat sailors) who would prefer to nominate sailors that are more in line with what they do (scows and big boats, respectively).   


Accordingly, I talked to US Sailing and am in the planning stages of setting up a Regional Sailing Association for the Twin Cities area (the Twin Cities Regional Sailing Association (TCRSA) or maybe we go broader and be the Lake State RSA).  One significant benefit the Association can provide immediately upon its inclusion into US Sailing, is to submit nominations to US Sailing’s Championship events in various disciplines. 


These Championship events include:

  • U.S. Adult Championship
  • U.S. Youth Championship
  • Chubb U.S. Jr Championships
  • U.S. Singlehanded Championship
  • U.S. Match Racing Championship
  • U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship
  • U.S. Offshore Championship
  • U.S. Multihull Championship
  • U.S. Team Racing Championship
  • U.S. Disabled Championship
  • U.S. Jr Women’s Doublehanded Championship
  • U.S. Jr Women’s Singlehanded Championship
  • U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship
  • International Women’s Keelboat Championship
  • Championship of Champions


The winner of these events may be named as the US representative in international regattas in those disciplines.


The next steps are to finalize a preliminary set of by-laws that have been created, creation of a simple informational website, and to get the group incorporated (probably as a 501(c)(3) organization).  I also would like to create a board initially with six board members that will represent the organization and am looking for people interested in filling the Board. 


Please let me know if you would be interested in helping with any of these items or sitting on the Board.  My hope is that this organization will be beneficial to the adult and youth sailors of the Twin Cities by allowing us greater access to these national events and hope that you will volunteer to help make this association a reality.


See you on the race course!


Jeff Cameron

2017 Star of the North Regatta

Dates Announced

The 2017 Star of the North Regatta will be held Sept 15, 16, 17 on beautiful Lake Minnetonka as usual.  After a very successful 10-race regatta in 2016 we're really looking forward to this next one.  We have several ideas in the works that will continue to enhance the competition and continue to expand this great event.

So, save the date.  

We expect this to be awesome!

WYC 50th Anniversary Celebration Video

Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Join the Club!
Early registration for summer 2017 is open now. Register by January 31st, 2017 to secure your perks.
Early Registration Flyer

And check out the new WCSC website while you're at it!
A cool new experience that better reflects our community, programs, and legacy.

WYC Ship's Store

HVisit WYC Ship Storeow about some WYC Clothing

Wayzata Ranked Top 
U.S. Sailing Town

Sailing World magazine has ranked the City of Wayzata a top sailing town in the nation.

Our busy racing schedule, commitment to youth sailing and our community sailing center, our four season sailing, and great social community all contributed to the ranking.

Congratulations to everyone on...well...being you. 

Read the entire story:  
Sailing World

No Really, it's true: 
LakeShore Weekly News