Welcome to Delavan Lake Sailing School

The Delavan Lake Sailing School is a non-profit organization. Since 1955 we have been dedicated to teaching children and adults the art of sailing, the concept of good sportsmanship, teamwork and camaraderie.

The sailing school is run by an all-volunteer board whose responsibilities include fund raising, curriculum, staffing and equipment. The unselfish efforts of our volunteers have created an active and healthy environment for our children and our summertime. Open to all club members and non-members, the Delavan Lake Sailing School's mission is to promote the sport of sailing.

Over the years Delavan Lake Sailing School has introduced many young people and adults to the joys and challenges of sailing.


President's Message:

Welcome to Another Sailing Season at the Delavan Lake Sailing School!

We are very excited about the 2021 Learn-to-Sail Program. Delavan features a terrific group of U.S. Sailing Certified coaches and a full line-up of classes for sailors of all ages. 


For our youngest sailors, we offer group lessons in our Kinderpram program. It is a great way to introduce kids as young as four-years-old to the sport of sailing in a fun and safe environment. Your little sailor will learn about the Opti sailboat and will sail with a coach by their side.


For older sailors, we offer Opti and X-Boat group classes for all ability levels. Whether new to sailing or experienced, the Learn to Sail Programs are designed to improve the skills and competitiveness of our students, while promoting strong sportsmanship and having fun. We offer eight-week and four-week sessions. Highlights of our youth program go beyond sailing with Sailing School Social offerings throughout the summer like pool parties and bubble soccer. Your sailors will truly make friends and memories to last a lifetime.


In addition to our Learn to Sail Programs, we offer private lessons for sailors of all ages, which allows you the flexibility to fit sailing into a time that is convenient for you. Our coaches can offer lessons in a sailing school boat or your own private sailboat and will tailor the lesson to your individual needs. 


DLSS is definitely the place to be the Summer of 2021.  We look forward to seeing you for the start of Sailing School on June 14th!



Jennifer Bransfield

DLSS President

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DLYC Day Camp

The DLYC offers Day Camp as a benefit for young members on summer weekdays. Non-members enrolled in Delavan Lake Sailing School Opti sessions may participate based on availability. Day Camp is a fun and interactive camp for 5-12 years old. Kids make friends for a lifetime!   Camp runs from mid-June to early August. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Full Day $700 for 8 weeks

Half Day $575 for 8 weeks

Weekly $125/week

*Discounts on pricing are applied for registration before June 1. See DLYC website for full details. 

Looking for something new for the little ones to do over the summer?