Trips in 2024, 2025

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Key: Blue = Club Sponsored Trips                   Green = Sailing Opportunities

Upper Minnetonka Sailing School & Upper Minnetonka Yacht Club
invite you to a 

Sailing Open House

 Friday, May 24 from 4-8PM 

Place: UMYC Marina on Enchanted Island – 
4570 Enchanted Point
Shorewood MN 55364 

Come enjoy a sailboat ride with us on beautiful Lake Minnetonka. Choose a stable keelboat or an adventurous racing scow, all with experienced skippers. Meet our friendly sailing instructors, yacht club members and racers. We provide life jackets, or you may bring your own. Bring your family and friends and discover the exhilaration of sailing. Reserve a sailboat ride in advance or just show up. 

Reservations: Call Captain Joan 612-871-8101 

$5 cash or check suggested donation. 
Upper Minnetonka Sailing School is a 501(c)3 non-profit. 

San Juan Islands, (Full as of 3/28/24)

June 8--14, 2024

Jay Biggs is serving as Trip Chair. Jay currently has two 42 foot monohulls lined up. Each sleeps 6. As of 3/3/24, we need a first mate for boat one. Boat two is completely available. 

Per person costs will be $1210 for the charter, plus approximately $110 into a kitty for fuel, docking fees, food, etc.

To indicate interest or ask a question, email Jay:

or Call him at 651-402-7131

To reserve a spot, write a check to Northern Lights Sailing Club and mail it to:

Jay Biggs

1590 110th Ct. W 

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077 

Trip Flyer

Isle Royal Sailing Opportunity

⚫ July 13-21, 2024
⚫ Departing Port Superior, Bayfield, WI⚫
Curtis Nelson is trip organizer and owner of the boat, a 1983 Catalina 36⚫, 952-937-0343

⚫ There's a possibility of a second boat, but we won't know for a few weeks.

⚫ Tentative Sail Plan:
⚫ Pikes Bay > Grand Marais > WashingtonHbr > Siskwit Bay > Rock Harbor
A few Days in the Rock Harbor area
⚫ > McCargoe Cove > Susie Islands > Grand Marais > Pikes Bay

No Charter Fee. Food, fuel, and marina costs will be shared equally.
Would love to make a flotilla if others with boats in the area would like to join in.

Day Sailing, Park Point, Duluth, Minnesota

What; Sailors will sail the Duluth-Superior harbor and surroundings, cruising under the famous lift bridge.

When; Any weekend. Some possible weekdays.

Boats; Cal 24, Catalina25, Catalina22

Cost; Cost is $40.00 for 4 hours, it`s $5.00 per hour after 4 hours. Also a $20.00 daily DSSA membership is required per person . This makes the cost for 4 sailors $30.00 per person. Food and lodging on your own.                                           

Requirements; Charter is contingent on having your skipper and first mate approved by DSSA, skippers should have ASA 104 and should furnish a sailing resume.

Reservations; can be made directly with the DSSA dock master Zachary Lange  612.203.7397 

Questions; Jerry Sicard   612.940.7403             

Members who are experienced keelboat sailors can be certified to use the DSSA’s larger cruise boats with auxiliary motors. Cruise boats are available for day sailing in the Duluth Harbor and the near shore of Lake Superior.

Corsica and Sardinia

September 7, 2024  through  September 21, 2024

Join us for a 14 day adventure sailing around Southern Corsica and Northern Sardinia.

Corsica is the fourth-largest island in the Mediterranean and has over 620 miles of coastline that is best explored by sea. Despite being French territory since 1768, it retains a distinctly Italian feel with some beautiful quaint medieval ports. Other highlights include unspoiled nature reserves, excellent food and reliable winds.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean behind Sicily and is an Italian territory. It is approximately 168 miles long and 90 miles wide. The island is rugged and the highest point is 6,017’ above sea level. The island has over 1,100 miles of coastline. With its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, rugged coastline, ancient archaeological sites and fascinating culture, Sardinia is waiting for you to come and explore.

You will be sailing aboard either a Bali 4.3 or Bali 4.1 Catamaran. The boats are the 4 cabin, 4 head design and outfitted with the usual amenities you would find on a charter vessel of this size. The boats are berthed at the Tino Rossi Port in Ajaccio, Corsica.

The cost for the boat will be $1935 per person and does not include food, fuel, port/mooring fees, national park fees, transportation, or incidentals. An initial deposit of $700 will hold a spot on the trip. The cheapest airfare I found the other night was $1643 out of Minneapolis. Although this trip will be classified as a sailing opportunity, NLSC trip rules will apply.

Once your initial deposit is accepted, you are liable for the boat cost of $1935. Refunds will be honored if a replacement crew member is found. Trip insurance is highly recommended.

If you are interested in participating please send a check for the initial deposit made out to Jay A. Biggs. Please send the check to: 1590 110th Court West, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at: If you are planning on participating please email me of your intentions.

Fair winds! Jay

British Virgin Islands Feb 2025

⚫ February 5-12
⚫ Fly to Tortola marina, Beef Island ($953)
⚫ Charter cost approximately $1485

⚫ Andrea Suchy-Shinn is trip chair