MCSC COVID-19 Statement
The health and well-being of everyone at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center is our top priority, so we are closely monitoring the rapidly-changing situation regarding COVID-19. We are taking precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and we will be using these recommendations to make decisions regarding educational programs and special events.
Here are some things we are doing and requesting of our community:
- The MCSC Office will be locked. Staff will be working, but it will be appreciated if you can contact us via email and phone to take care of your questions and needs. The boatyard and the back door to the Main Building will be open (bathroom access) for boat owners who would like to work on their boats during the week.
- We are asking volunteers to please stay home. We would like to help keep you in your best health for the upcoming sailing season.
- Program Updates: We have postponed Winter Programs for the next two weeks. We will be updating you on the new dates as soon as we have more information. All plans for our summer programs remain – and are completely expected to remain - in place.
We are fortunate that the bulk of our summer programs are small group, outdoor instruction. Rest assured that the safety and well-being of our staff, members and guests will always be our first priority. We look forward to seeing you for the upcoming summer sailing season.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers introductory sailing classes for adults, youth, and children. For more experienced sailors, our courses include intermediate and advanced classes introducing different types of boats and equipment such as spinnakers.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center owns and maintains over 60 boats and members have no-charge access to the fleet after they successfully demonstrate basic sailing skills and earn a rating. The Sailing Center also offers private boat owners boat and dinghy storage, mast stepping, launching and haul-out services.
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center collaborates with area nonprofit social service agencies (Boys and Girls Club, Neighborhood House, YMCA, Milwaukee County Executive Office for Persons with Disabilities, etc.) to provide inner city and other disadvantaged at-risk children and youth with the opportunity to use the lessons of sailing to impact their futures. Using sailing as a tool, these students develop basic living skills such as decision-making, teamwork, critical thinking and on-the-spot-problem-solving in a natural setting, to sail help build self-esteem and self-confidence. Students also learn about water safety; how wind and weather affects sailing skills and, of course, also develop a sincere appreciation for Lake Michigan.
With its beautiful lakefront setting, the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center offers the perfect venue for your next event. Whether you're looking to host your next corporate event, or are looking for an unforgettable setting for your wedding, we offer a spacious upstairs venue with beautiful views on three sides, as well as outdoor space for open air or tented events.