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.
Northern Lights Sailing Club
2021 Holiday Party
Winter Holiday Party
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)
337 Water Street, Excelsior (park behind library, cross tracks to museum)
Space is limited to 35 - Make your reservation NOW!
Dorothy Zimmermann: email@example.com