2019 Sailing Season Is Almost Here!

About Us

Who We Are


The Minnesota Women's Sailing Team (MWST) is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting women in the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. Established in 1995, the team is anchored at the Wayzata Yacht Club on Lake Minnetonka and participates in the club's J/22 fleet. Membership is comprised of women from a variety of backgrounds and abilities who all share a passion for sailing and life on the water.

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MWST strives to create a fun and supportive learning environment for developing women's sailing knowledge and skills to be competitive in racing.  Specifically, the team seeks to: 

  • Enhance the image of women in the sport of sailing
  • Increase the skill level and confidence of women sailors
  • Create, foster, and encourage camaraderie and leadership among women sailors
  • Encourage and provide support for women to compete in sailboat races and regattas

Racing Opportunities


MWST began as a racing organization and belongs to a racing yacht club. As a result, sailboat racing is a focal point for the team.   Members will be provided instruction as required to sail and compete.   There are opportunities to race multiple times a week at the Wayzata Yacht Club and in regional, national and international regatta's.