Bert Foster

Memorial Gifts

It was Bert's wish that memorial gifts be directed to the Wayzata Community Sailing Center. Please click here if you would like to make a donation in memory of Bert.

Eulogy delivered by Ernie Brody

Upcoming Events


The Wayzata Yacht Club is a hub of dedicated, passionate sailboat racers nationally recognized for its leadership and growth of a preeminent, innovative regional sailboat racing community.


Select Your Trophy Photos 


Step 1) Find your photos! Enter your boat type, sail number, and 2017 HERE
Step 2) Note the file names of your selected photo. (DSC_1234 or 007_1234)
Step 3) Return HERE to specify the file number, name, and instruction.
Note) If you have your own photo, enter your data HERE and enter "supplied" in the photo ID box. Then email the photo to 
Note) Deadline is October 30th!

Awards Banquet - Book Your Stay

Please use the information below to reserve rooms at the Doubletree Hotel at this year's Fall Awards Banquet.

Booking Link:

Deadline is October 28, or until room block is full.

Hotel: Doubletree Hotel Minneapolis-Park Place

Group Name: Wayzata Yacht Club

Arrival Date: 18-Nov-2017

Departure Date: 19-Nov-2017

Cost: $99.00    (rate outside this special is $120)


What: WYC Awards Banquet
When: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where: Doubletree Hotel Park Plaza 
How: Below, are links to the invitation, printable RSVP and fillable RSVP.
Tickets will be $55 if postmarked on or before November 4th and $65 thereafter.
Deadline for all reservations is November 11, 2017.
See a future RSVP list , around 11/13, to see if you have a seat at the awards banquet dinner.
NO pay at the door - NO walk-in at the door.




When submitting by email, save or print to .pdf file or scan and attach to an email to Wayne Bren at

Emailed RSVP forms will be acknowledged with a reply. 

In the case you do not receive a reply, contact Wayne for confirmation so you are not missed in the paper shuffle.

The link below, active after 11/13, is the definitive listing of confirmed attendees for the banquet dinner.

If your name is NOT on the list, you DO NOT have a confirmed reservation.

NO walk-in accommodations are available.


2017 GlasswareThis year the trophy glassware is an 8" glass salad/dessert plate with etched WYC compass logo. As always, etched with Series, Place and Year.

Order extras for the crew or yourself for $15 each. WYC continues to offer two ways for you to either support your crew or build a complete set of WYC personalized trophy glassware. 

We cannot accommodate orders received after October 31, 2017. 

Online order form

Imagine sailing in middle of the main lake on a sunny summer Saturday afternoon.  The adrenaline is high as you and your crew are poised at the starting line of the inaugural WYC race event!  

You size up the competition at the start, Capri 25s, J22s, J24s, S2s, Sonars, Ensigns, PHRF, and MORC boats.  As the gusts roll through, you realize it’s the first time in the club's history that many of you will share the same start, same course, same competition, and same prize.  At stake is a chance to be named the best sailors and champion fleet of the club by winning an exclusive trophy cup.  Call it what you will, a PHRF race on steroids, a one design thriller, or simply WYC rock star sailing!  This, my fellow sailors, is now a reality, and it's called the FLEET CHALLENGE CUP! 

Please join us Saturday, September 9th to kick start this new, three-race, single-day cup event, which we hope will become a WYC tradition.  This is an exciting opportunity with a new twist for the fleets to not only compete against each other on an equal playing field, but to bring the fleets together through a unique competition. The specific Sailing Instructions for the event is printed at the end of the WYC Sailing Instructions (Addendum B), which includes the starting sequence.

If what you have heard isn’t enough, this event is free, offers a traveling trophy, keeper glassware, and prizes.  We also invite all participants to celebrate with food and drink after the race.  Mark your calendars! Alert your crew, and don’t miss out on the Fleet Challenge Cup. Remember the more boats you get from your fleet to race, the better chance your fleet has to win!

The PHRF ratings for the WYC boats have now been published.  Find out your boat's handicap by downloading the chart here.

Feel free to contact me with questions.  Also we could use a few more volunteers to be part of our fun planning team, so please reach out if you're interested.

See you out there,

Rudy Ruedenberg

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!

Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Still a few spaces left for summer!
Including adults! Register today

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

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

WYC Night Race - Postponed until 2018

Regrettably, due to various factors, we decided to cancel the October 13, 2017 WYC Night Race event, and reschedule in 2018.

Feedback from registered and potential competitors suggested the pre-race requirements were extensive and resulted in some WYC members choosing not to participate. At the end of the race inspection period, there were only eight registered competitors, and most needed more work to comply with the NOR safety checklist. At the time registration closed, too few competitors were fully compliant with the NOR safety requirements, making the event unviable.

Going forward, we intend to listen carefully to your comments, refine the night race regulations, and give entrants time to acquire the necessary gear. We are committed to providing a safe, competitive, and fun event during the 2018 sailing season.

Please don't hesitate to contact me, Charlie Schroeder, or Terry Foster if you have any questions or if you would like to discuss. We welcome your feedback and guidance. 

Beth Frampton 
WYC Commodore