The Club meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday evening at 7:00 PM

We invite a speaker to most meetings, from whom we learn something new or interesting about sailing.
Some monthly meetings are
local outings, often involving boats in some fashion. They may start at a different time.

Upcoming Events

Northern Lights Sailing Club

2021 Holiday Party

Come join us for an evening of music, mingling, and food!

When: Friday, December 10th

5:30pm Social

6:30pm Buffet Dinner

Where: Schmidt Artist Lofts

900 W. 7th Street

St. Paul, MN 55102

Cost: $35 per person – BYOB (we will provide mixers and ice)

Winter Holiday Party

December 10, 2021
at the Schmidt Artist Loft Community Room

900 7th St W, St. Paul, MN

5:30 pm Social Hour
6:00 pm Buffet Dinner

$35.00 per person.

The "Little Boat that Could" . . . change the sloop sailboat forever


In 1893 Excelsior boat builder Arthur Dyer designed and built a 24' canoe-like sailboat — without ballast — that sailed over the water instead of through it for ward Burton, member and racer at the Excelsior rock club Yacht Club (now the Minnetonka Yacht Club. Burton then won every race he competed in with the Onawa!

In the 1970's the Onawa was restored by Oscar Heath, with help from Paul Maravelas and others, and now can be seen at the Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka History Museum. Both Oscar Heath and Paul Maravelas will “show and tell” about the history and restoration of this beautiful “Old Lady” at the museum, followed by a Question and Answer next door at the Excelsior Library. There being no heat in the museum, a short visit to see the Onawa and exhibits will begin at 2:00 PM for 1/2 hour, then we'll walk to the library for Q&A with Oscar and Paul.

Date: Saturday, November 6th
Time: 2 PM - 4 PM
Place: Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka History Museum
(restored streetcar station)
305 Water Street, Excelsior
(next to tracks, behind Car Care building in front)

Excelsior Library
337 Water Street, Excelsior
(park behind library, cross tracks to museum)

Space is limited to 35 - Make your reservation NOW!
Dorothy Zimmermann: