Want to find out more about Hoofer Sailing Club? This is the place for you! In a FREE on-land presentation, a knowledgeable instructor will guide you through an introduction to how the club works, the safety rules, and a tour, with the answers to all your questions along the way. New members must attend a Ground School before signing up for their first lesson.
Non-members are welcome to attend to find out more about the club. These lessons are offered weekly throughout the season and are available for FREE.
Visit lessons.hoofersailing.org to view available lessons!
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This weekend a most excellent group of HSC members came down and out in a huge chunk of our piers! I would like to extend a special thanks to all of those who participated, without you we could not have gotten as much done as we did.
April 20th : windsurf deck and scow deck trusses
Pete Aldrich, Reed Kinning, James wade, Tony Fernandez, Anne miller, Steve hylden, Brian tobelmann, heather hresko, Phil Morley (BOC treasurer), Ben reiland, Bob Stoehr (BOC development), JJ Pagac, Andrew bartling (BOC scows), coral Rodriguez, Jo reis, aki hashimoto, cal Williams(past commodore) , tye peterson (shop director), Ben Tolle, Paul birrittella, Griff bartzen, Madeline Larson, Tim Rooney, will gehl, nick grundl, Lou reed(BOC infrastructure).
April 21st: scow pier,scow deck, tech pier finishing
Bryna j Heinlein, anubhav anubhav, Ben hauch, Lee rensimer, Brian tobelmann, James wade, tye Peterson, Ben Tolle, Paul birrittella, Griff bartzen, Madeline Larson, Tim Rooney, will gehl, Daniel Schwartz, nick grundl.
special thanks to the Wisco sailing team for putting in the bulk of the tech pier.
Between all of the people above we got a huge amount of work done! IF YOU HELPED OUT AND ARE NOT LISTED EMAIL ME ASAP SO I CAN ADD YOU AND FIX THE ERROR.
So to keep everyone in the loop, the club officially has 2 piers and 1 deck completed. A second deck is almost finished and the third pier is on the horizon. Keep an eye out for more work parties as the weather improves. There will be a lot to clean and organize before everything is really running smoothly.
The Sailing club has been a part of the Hoofer outdoor adventure clubs at the University of Wisconsin - Madison since 1939. In that time it has grown from a handful of boats and members taking care of them, to the second largest inland sailing club in the country.
We offer more than 120 different boats and sailboards for our members. These are spread between 8 different fleets and comprised of 15 different types of crafts. As a member you'll receive unlimited instruction (so no prior sailing knowledge or ability is required) and once you have your rating on a particular boat you'll have unlimited access to go sailing during regular club hours.
We have worked very hard to make sailing a sport accessible to everyone. To that end we have kept our membership dues as low as possible, and offer an adaptive sailing program for individuals with disabilities.
We also have a youth program for those who are not old enough to be regular club members, but still have the sailing itch.
We also have very active and regular socials, parties, and special events so that everyone in the club has a chance to meet each other. With more than 1,000 members that's a lot of new friends.
See you on the lake....
"The purpose of the Sailing Club shall be to promote sailing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by providing the organization, equipment, instruction, and financing necessary to encourage recreational and competitive sailing."