About Us

Your Sailing and Boat Club

The Upper Minnetonka Yacht Club is first about people. It is a home to exciting and competitive sail boat racing, boating of all types and to family-oriented social events. It is home to members who are friendly, welcoming, helpful, and knowledgeable about their passions associated with the water. It is about you spending memorable times with family and friends as you join in our Club traditions to create new memories, from our season opening party and July 4th annual breakfast to our season ending annual banquet and everything in between.
The UMYC has been promoting sailing for over 60 years…sending young and old flying across the water at the will of the wind. Weekly sailboat racing throughout the summer brings out some serious competitors; many recognized at a national level. But, no one innately understands the art of sailing, so we offer the Upper Minnetonka Sailing School to help everyone get over the first hurdle. After that, the world of sailing is at your fingertips. For the more adventurous, we offer opportunities to gain experience by crewing or advancing skills through other sailing programs.

Yet, we are not all about sailing. We encourage boating of all kinds. For the inexperienced fisherman, we offer an introductory lesson on how to fish is one example. Or if you like canoeing, kayaking, paddle boards, or wind surfing, you can launch from our marina docks or shores.

Spend time at our park-like setting marina on Enchanted Island in Shorewood, Minnesota and you’ll experience the exhilaration of getting out on the waters of the Upper Lake Minnetonka. You’ll experience the beautiful sunrises and sunsets as you reach your marina slip or the lake’s shore as you prepare for the day’s journey. You’ll feel the call of a fresh beginning and a step to great things to come on the lake’s waters.