Bert Foster

Memorial Gifts

It was Bert's wish that memorial gifts be directed to the Wayzata Community Sailing Center. Please click here if you would like to make a donation in memory of Bert.

Eulogy delivered by Ernie Brody

Upcoming Events


The Wayzata Yacht Club is a hub of dedicated, passionate sailboat racers nationally recognized for its leadership and growth of a preeminent, innovative regional sailboat racing community.


2017 GlasswareThis year the trophy glassware is an 8" glass salad/dessert plate with etched WYC compass logo. As always, etched with Series, Place and Year.

Order extras for the crew or yourself for $15 each. WYC continues to offer two ways for you to either support your crew or build a complete set of WYC personalized trophy glassware. 


Deadline for ordering is Friday, October 6th, 2017.
We cannot accommodate orders received after that date. 

Print order form

Order forms and payments MUST be received by
Friday, October 6th.

Imagine sailing in middle of the main lake on a sunny summer Saturday afternoon.  The adrenaline is high as you and your crew are poised at the starting line of the inaugural WYC race event!  

You size up the competition at the start, Capri 25s, J22s, J24s, S2s, Sonars, Ensigns, PHRF, and MORC boats.  As the gusts roll through, you realize it’s the first time in the club's history that many of you will share the same start, same course, same competition, and same prize.  At stake is a chance to be named the best sailors and champion fleet of the club by winning an exclusive trophy cup.  Call it what you will, a PHRF race on steroids, a one design thriller, or simply WYC rock star sailing!  This, my fellow sailors, is now a reality, and it's called the FLEET CHALLENGE CUP! 

Please join us Saturday, September 9th to kick start this new, three-race, single-day cup event, which we hope will become a WYC tradition.  This is an exciting opportunity with a new twist for the fleets to not only compete against each other on an equal playing field, but to bring the fleets together through a unique competition. The specific Sailing Instructions for the event is printed at the end of the WYC Sailing Instructions (Addendum B), which includes the starting sequence.

If what you have heard isn’t enough, this event is free, offers a traveling trophy, keeper glassware, and prizes.  We also invite all participants to celebrate with food and drink after the race.  Mark your calendars! Alert your crew, and don’t miss out on the Fleet Challenge Cup. Remember the more boats you get from your fleet to race, the better chance your fleet has to win!

The PHRF ratings for the WYC boats have now been published.  Find out your boat's handicap by downloading the chart here.

Feel free to contact me with questions.  Also we could use a few more volunteers to be part of our fun planning team, so please reach out if you're interested.

See you out there,

Rudy Ruedenberg

The 2017 Star of the North Regatta will be held Sept 15, 16, 17 on beautiful Lake Minnetonka as usual.  After a very successful 10-race regatta in 2016 we're really looking forward to this next one.  We have several ideas in the works that will continue to enhance the competition and continue to expand this great event.

So, save the date.  We expect this to be awesome!

Night Race October 13

WYC Night Race

The WYC 2017 Night Race is re-scheduled for Friday, October 13. Yes, Friday the 13th!

After conversations with the Sheriff Water Patrol and the City of Wayzata, and in an effort to be a good neighbor, we are rescheduling the Night Race in order to prevent potential scheduling conflicts with James J. Hills Days activities. For safety reasons, there are additional requirements to participate, so please take time to read NOR and prepare to register by:

  • providing proof of insurance certificate,
  • obtaining required equipment, and
  • fulfill the safety checklist requirements.

Revised Notice of Race is found here.

Wayzata Community Sailing Center

Still a few spaces left for summer!
Including adults! Register today

And check out the new WCSC website while you're at it!
A cool new experience that better reflects our community, programs, and legacy.

Wayzata Ranked Top U.S. Sailing Town

Sailing World magazine has ranked the City of Wayzata a top sailing town in the nation.  Our busy racing schedule, commitment to youth sailing and our community sailing center, our four season sailing, and great social community all contributed to the ranking.  Congratulations to everyone on...well...being you. 

Read the entire story: Sailing World
No Really, it's true: 
LakeShore Weekly News