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Lake Manawa Sailing School (LMSS)!

Classes start June 2024*

If you would like an email notification when class registration opens for 2024, please fill out this form.

The Lake Manawa Sailing School offers a relaxed, flexible approach tailored to meet our student’s needs. Our goal is for you to have a safe, fun-filled experience as you learn to sail. Our courses are designed to teach you the basic skills, knowledge and confidence required for all types of sailing.  Whether your goal is to enjoy recreational sailing with family and friends, or to race competitively, we can provide the foundation for satisfying life-long experiences on the water.

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The LMSA Sailing School is all-volunteer run. Interested in supporting the school? Find out more: Volunteer Information

2024 Courses – Coming Soon!

LMSA Membership is NOT required to take sailing school courses.

Click on Course name for course description and requirements.

Click on the Session link to register. Don’t wait! Sessions are filling up fast!

Sail 1: Introduction TBDTBD225*10
Sail 2: Building SkillsTBDTBD225*10+
Beginning Sailing (Youth)**TBDTBD15010
Beginning RacingTBDTBD 5010+
(*) Cost for students 12- to 17-years-old is $150.
(**) Ages 11 to 14 years only
(+) Additional students may be accommodated in these courses if they have their own boat.

Private Lessons

Instructor: Captain Steve Hosch

Steve Hosch is an USCG ( United States Coast Guard) Licensed Captain and sailing instructor who holds American Sailing Certifications up to cruising catamarans. He has over 40 years of sailing experience. If you’re interested in learning keelboat sailing, docking, reefing, improving boat handling skills, or wanting to earn your ASA Certification contact Steve at 402-659-SAIL(7245) or email at

Private lessons start at $50.00 per hour

Certification classes start at $550.00 per student

Instructor: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy is an ASA (American Sailing Association) Certified Sailing Instructor with 23 years of sailing experience. He has experience with keel boats, catamarans, Snipes, and other small monohulls. He has been racing sailboats since 2010. If you’re interested in sailing lessons contact Patrick at 402-881-0402 or email at

Private lessons start at $50.00 per hour

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please let us know.