Sails & Ales

Join your local sailing community to learn how you can be involved in your local sailing community. There will be staff on hand to answer your questions and help find the perfect way to get you on the water this summer. See you there!

Happy Holidays

Saint Croix Sailing School would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season! May you enjoy your time with friends and family and dream of sailing next summer. Just a few short months to go!

New Hudson Waterfront Location

We have partnered with the City of Hudson to move our location to Waterfront Park on the shores of the St. Croix River.  This new location is less than one block from our original location, and provides easier and safer access to the water as students no longer have to …

SCSS in the News

Saint Croix Sailing School was recently interviewed by Kare11 News.  The story aired on 7/18 during the 10pm news.  It features our Director of Sailing, Collin, and many of the students from the camp on week 4. Read the whole story here:  https://www.kare11.com/article/sports/learning-how-to-sail-on-the-st-croix-river/89-575310210

Registration

SCSS offers sailing for ages 7 to 70+.  Younger students will enjoy our week-long Youth Sailing camps.  More experienced youth sailors can gain a competitive edge through our Youth Racing camps or the Club Racing teams.  High-school aged students can compete with neighboring schools on our High-School Racing teams.  Adults …

Boat Selection

For our younger students, the programs and classes of the Saint Croix Sailing School are built around three types of boats : Optimist Dinghy, Club 420, and Laser. Each of these boats are prized for their particular features relative to age, weight, and skill levels of young sailors. Here’s the summary …

Location

Our new facility is located on the waterfront in downtown on 1st street – in the park next to the marina.  There is plenty of free parking in the area.  Drop-offs can be easily made right at our gate. The Lower St. Croix National Scenic Riverway includes the lower 52 …

Scholarships

The Saint Croix Sailing School is firmly committed to providing access to all our programs for all kids regardless of their financial circumstances. The school does have a scholarship fund, supported in part by a generous donation from the Young Family Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation, which is …

What to Bring

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY every sailor needs a PFD — that’s a “personal flotation device,” or what we all grew up calling a “life jacket.” The school has a very strict zero-tolerance policy requiring all students (and instructors) to wear a PFD at all times when on or near the water, regardless of swimming …