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Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club
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Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club

P.O. Box 180154

Delafield WI 53018



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Thank you to everyone to attended and helped make the Inaugural
"Share A Dream" Open 
In remembrance of John Petersen
to Benefit Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club Sailing School and Building Fund a success!  We had wonderful weather, great golfing, so many sponsors, amazing food and a rocking band.  We raised a lot of money and had a lot of fun during the event.  Congratulations to all of our winners of the Golf event, Raffles and Silent Auctions. 

Thank you
Lori, Jana & Joe, Peggy & Tim,  Nicole & Jayson

Upcoming Events

Closing of the Bar
Saturday, October 27th
6:00 at NLYC
Please bring family and friends!
Don't forget to RSVP!

Fall Clean Up
Sunday, October 28th 10:00am
Please bring a rake!

NLYC Trophy Banquet
Saturday, November 10th

2018 NLYC Sailing Calendar

Congratulations to N-181 Peter Keck and Ben Porter (Beulah)
2018 C Scow National Champions

NLYC Celebrates Opening Party Derby Style





Various times and levels available to accommodate all! Life jackets are required.
Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and water bottle are recommended. 



Beginner: Monday- Thursday, 9- 11:30am          
(2 sessions available: June 12- 29 and July 10- 27(no class July 24))
Students will learn the basics of sailing- parts of the sailboat, sailing terminology, proper boat care, and how to rig and unrig, with safety and good sportsmanship highlighted.  Students will learn basic boat handling skills taught on and off the water with the coaches at their side.                                                                                                                 $250 members/$300 nonmembers, boat rental $75


Intermediate/Advanced Optis: Monday- Thursday 1:30- 4pm
(2 sessions available: June 12- 29 and July 10-27(no class July 24))
Students should be well versed on the basics of sailing.  Improving boat handling will be their main objective, as well as how to navigate around a race course, and knowledge of racing rules.  Confidence increases.  Wednesday is race day- come at 3:15 to watch! On Wednesday race days, class will run until 4:00pm.                                                      $250 members/$300 nonmembers, boat rental $75


Learn to sail camps (Ages 5- 13)
These camps will introduce school aged children to the basics of sailing, while enjoying the waters of Nagawicka.  Sailors will be involved in both on and off water activities. Need to bring lunch for day camps (includes rental).                

Camp 1: June 4- 7, 9am- 2pm

Camp 2: July 30- August 2, 9am- 2pm

Camp 3: August 6- 9, 9am- 2pm

Opti Night Camp: Monday and Wednesday, 6- 8pm                June 11- July 25 (no class July 4)




X Boat Sailing (through age 16):  9- 11:30am, June 11- July 24
X boat classes run throughout the summer dependent on regatta dates.  Skippers must be NLYC members and own their own boat.  Crew positions may be non-members.  X boats may also compete in Wednesday and Saturday morning lake races which are noted on the calendars.


420 sailing classes (ages 14+)          Cost:  $175 each

The 420 is a 2 person sailboat used for most high school and college sailing teams. Teens will learn how to sail, improve boat handling skills, practice race and learn strategies.  All levels welcome!


*420 Class: Fridays, 1- 4:00pm, June 15- July 27   


*420 Clinic: Monday- Thursday July 30- August 2 OR August 6- 9, 1- 4pm

                     CONTACT SHARON KRAKLOW 367-6222

MONDAYS, 6:30-8pm         $270


This class is designed for those who have never sailed before.  Adults will learn how to steer and crew a sailboat.  Participants will also learn about water safety, how to control and steer the boat in the direction they want to go.  They will also learn the proper and safe way of leaving and returning to a pier, also learning how to “see” the wind on the water move.



Thinking about joining the Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club?  Here’s why you should:

Meet people from the Lake Country area and beyond! We have members from Milwaukee to Oconomowoc and even Illinois

Socialize with people of all ages – teens through those in their 80’s mingle at our club

Learn about sailing – even if you don’t sail, you will learn about inland lake racing and it is a great way to spend time on Lake Nagawicka all summer!

Party at our many fun social events all year round!

Relax & Enjoy the most amazing Sunsets from our the patio!

Membership rates range from $75 for a Junior member to $475 for an entire Family. 
This give you access to the club and grounds at all times, invitations to our social events, discounted rates at our Sailing School, and a whole new group of friends!

For Membership Applications CLICK HERE!


Welcome to Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club!

New Members welcome who share an interest in sailing or learning the skill of race management.


Nagawicka Lake Yacht Club was established in 1895 exclusively for sailboats. We are based on the shore of Nagawicka Lake in Delafield, Wisconsin with a quaint lake-side club house. The club has an active membership that are involved in sailing for pleasure and competition, with a racing program that has over 80 races scheduled each season. Our club races OPTI, X Boat, 420's, MC Scow, C Scow and E Scow. A range of instructional programs are offered to both adults and children and for the experienced or novice sailor. The atmosphere is friendly and informal. Today, the fine facilities, excellent racing program, and frequent club social activities combine to offer a wholesome family experience.




Youth and Adult classes offered



Opti Racers