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X Boats

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Dates: June 13 - August 3
               with no class on 7/4 and shortened class (2-5 pm) on 7/6
               races will be held Wednesday afternoons during class
Time: 11 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $470 for skipper, $470 for crew; Increases 10% on May 1

An X boat is a 16-foot sailboat sailed by a skipper and a crew.  This class is for the 11 - 16 year old sailor who is interested in learning to sail a two person boat.  Prior sailing experience is not necessary, as sailors will learn the basics of boat handling.  Once a comfort level is achieved, sailors will be introduced to racing. 

A limited number of X boats are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are interested in renting a boat, or you are interested in X boats, but don’t have a partner to sail with, please contact us at  We often have skippers looking for crew.

X Boat sailors interested in racing beyond class time are invited to join the North Lake Yacht Club as junior members and participate in Wednesday night, Saturday morning, and Sunday morning X Boat races.   Email if you'd like more information.

NLSS Supported X Boat Regattas

 (Links will be added as they become available)

6/20-6/22 -- TRAP on Pine Lake

6/30 -- Quint on North Lake

7/11-7/12 -- GLSS on Lake Geneva

7/18-7/19 -- Oshkosh Xtreme on Lake Winnebago

7/23-7/24 -- WYA on Okauchee

7/27-7/30 -- ILYA X Championship on Clear Lake (Iowa)

8/12-8/13 -- Blue Chip (by invitation) on Cedar Lake