Lake Forest Sailing
About the Program
We offer the most comprehensive sailing program on Lake Michigan. Lake Forest Sailing will provide opportunities to sailors of all ages and ability levels, from beginners to aspiring National Champions in dinghies and keelboats.
Lake Forest Sailing offers a program that will allow a
seven-year-old novice to enter and continue indefinitely. Our fleet
allows sailors to continue recreationally, but also excel in racing.
Our racing teams (Junior, High School, College, Keelboat) will
travel and compete both regionally and nationally, twelve months a
year. Hurry to get your registrations in now!
Lake Forest Sailing Center
27-28 October 2012
Sailors braved very cold weather over the weekend participating in
the annual Halloween Spectacular. This year was the largest the
event has ever been with participation just under 200 sailors in the
three fleets. Sailors were met with 40 degree air temperatures on
Saturday morning with North Easterly winds at 12-14knots. The breeze
persisted to the right throughout the course of the day with
building easterly waves. A total of 6 races were completed on
Saturday in both the A and B division.
While on the Optimist and 420JV course, sailors sailed 3 races in
the morning before heading on shore to warm up with hot soup and
chili by the fire. All of the sailors were busy throughout the day
with on shore activities of pumpkin carving and caramel apple
making. This provided some much needed energy for the afternoon
sailing. The sailors headed back out to the racecourse in the
afternoon to complete 3 more races before calling it a day, and
returning back to shore.
On Sunday the sailors dressed in their best costumes for the annual
costume contest. Congratulations to all of the sailors that
participated in the costume contest! Unfortunately, the weather
would not allow us to be able to sail on Sunday. After sending a
test boat out to assess the conditions, it was evident that it was
not safe for the sailors or the equipment to navigate the breaking
waves out of the Lake Forest Basin. Racing was cancelled for the
There were 2 protests filed and one request for redress. The
Protests led to the disqualification of New Trier Green in race 5B,
and Mariemont and Oshkosh North in 6A. The Optimist request for
redress was denied.
Congratulations to this year’s Halloween Spectacular winners
Oconomowoc Gold in the Varsity fleet, Will Curtiss Jack Peters and
Nickoli Gorman in the 420JV fleet, and Lawson Levine in the Optimist
Submitted by Hunter Ratliff
For results see our events page
Lake Forest Yacht Club
joining the Lake Forest Yacht Club or finding out more information
about them? To help you keep track of our events, the club has
launched a website created and maintained by Vice Commodore Rich
Tully. So now if you want to know when an event is scheduled, or if
you want to show someone what it's like to sail in Lake Forest, just