Events Open to the General Public

January 6‚ 2019 continuing through April 16

Boat Maintenance and Repair

Boat Maintenance & Repair FREE – No charge
Runs every week: January 6 – April 16
Mondays at 5:30 pm and Thursdays at 10:30 am

Help get the MCSC fleet back in shape for spring! Here’s a chance for experience with sanding‚ varnishing‚ fiberglass preparation‚ woodworking‚ marine painting and more.

No registration required. Come when you can!
November 12‚ 2019

Book Club

Book Club
FREE – No charge
Oct 8‚ Nov 12‚ Dec 10‚ Feb 11‚ Mar 10‚ Apr 14
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Join the 6th year of Book Club! Book Club will meet to discuss the latest great read—usually sailing or water related. We encourage you to bring beverages and snacks. The books will be announced as they are chosen (recommendations welcomed). Please RSVP to the office.
THURSDAY‚ March 10‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Weather Wise

Join Sailor and Meteorologist Joe Fillingham for an introduction to basic weather concepts including large scale weather systems‚ fronts‚ and gradient flow. This great class‚ for any skill level‚ will help you to gain a better understanding of the weather patterns around us and how they affect one of our favorite activities…sailing!

**This class is still meeting.
Thursday‚ March 12‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Women’s Introduction to Sailing

Join Instructor Teresa Coronado for this introduction to sailing class for women. Brand new to sailing? Then this class is for you! This is a dryland introduction to the basic concepts of sailing. Learn some basic boat parts‚ points of sail‚ sail trim‚ knots‚ tacking‚ gybing‚ and much more.

**This class offers the exact same curriculum as the other :Intro to Sailing" class‚ but will address the unique challenges faced by women in sailing.
Thursday‚ March 19‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Sailing

Brand new to sailing? Then this class is for you! Join Tom Holman for a dryland introduction to the basic concepts of sailing. Learn some basic boat parts‚ points of sail‚ sail trim‚ knots‚ tacking‚ gybing‚ and much more.
Tuesday‚ March 24‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Milwaukee Weather 101

Join Ken Quant as he takes you through the local wind and weather systems: how they form‚ and what it means to you as a sailor.
Thursday‚ March 26‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Mooring Basin 101 and 102

Want to know more about how to strategize sailing through the mooring basin? Tom Holman will be working with you to plan‚ prioritize‚ and calm your fears! An expansion of his Chalk-Talk Video on the Mooring Basin‚ you won’t want to miss this class.
Tuesday March 31 and Thursday April 2‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Sew Your Own Bag with Recycled Sails!

Sew Your Own Bag With Recycled Sails
FEE - $20
Tuesday‚ March 31 and Thursday‚ April 2‚ 6 pm – 8 pm

Learn to sew a bag! Join two experienced sailors and sewers for two nights of cutting patterns and sewing a bag out of old sails. Sewing experience is helpful but not required. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one. We will have two machines to share. Sail cloth provided. This course is limited in size due to the individual attention required‚ so sign up early. Walk-Ups will not be accepted.
Tuesday‚ April 7‚ 2020‚ 6 to 8 p.m.

Race Committee 101

Have you always wanted to know what is involved with being on the Race Committee? Then this is the class for you! If you are looking to hone your racing skills‚ knowing the mechanics of the race set-up and the procedures for scoring will add to your racing “toolbox.” Join Paul Baldino as he introduces the basics of being Race Committee.
Thursday‚ April 9‚ 6 to 8 pm

Winch Cleaning for Beginners

This hands-on course will allow you to get your hands dirty in the care and cleaning of winches‚ led by expert Debbie Koelliker. Winches and supplies provided. This course is limited in size due to the individual attention required‚ so sign up early. Walk-Ups will not be accepted.
Tuesday‚ April 21‚ 6 to 8 pm

Dryland Refresher for Returning Sailors

Shake out those winter cobwebs and review basic theory‚ terms and maneuvers. Rigging‚ docking‚ and crew-overboard drills are also covered. This class is a great way to prepare for the upcoming 2020 sailing season! Come with your questions.
May 20‚ 2020

Safety on the Water Night!

FREE and Open to the Public!

Milwaukee‚ WI – Milwaukee Community Sailing Center joins boating safety advocates around the world in hosting a Ready‚ Set‚ Wear It Life Jacket event in their local community. These events are part of the yearlong Safe Boating Campaign to promote boating safety and voluntary‚ consistent wear of life jackets and offered by partners around the world from May - September each year.

“This event is a great opportunity to inspect your life jacket and get a refresher on boating safety as you join thousands of people to set a world record‚” said Yvonne Pentz‚ communications director of the National Safe Boating Council‚ and lead organization for Ready‚ Set‚ Wear It.

U.S. Coast Guard statistics show that drowning was the reported cause of death in four out of every five
recreational boating fatalities in 2017‚ and that 84.5 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets.

WHAT: SAFETY NIGHT AT MCSC - FREE AN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Hosted by the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center

WHEN: Wednesday‚ May 20‚ 2020 at 4:00 p.m. to Sunset

WHERE: Milwaukee Community Sailing Center
1450 North Lincoln Memorial Drive – At the End of Lagoon Drive
Milwaukee‚ Wisconsin 53202

WHO: Teresa Coronado‚ Program Director – Available for Interview – 414.277.9094 or [email protected]

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