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Spring is Coming Soon! And so is Little Traverse Sailors!


Although for most of us it is cold and snowy outside, we hope you’re looking forward as much as we are to another terrific summer of sailing in Harbor Springs.  Your friends at Little Traverse Sailors—under the leadership of our Director Dan Thompson—have been hard at work this winter planning for the fun and excitement that is Sail School.  As we approach our 54th summer, the 2015 LTS Staff has been hired and we are all eagerly awaiting our opening day: June 15, 2015!

 Summer 2015 Dates and Registration

 Our Summer 2015 dates have been set: we will run the program on weekdays for nine weeks, from June 15 through August 14.  As always, we will offer Morning (10:00am – 12:45pm) and Afternoon (1:15pm – 4:00pm) sessions each week. New for 2015 is a discounted All-Day session (10:00am – 4:00pm – lunch break 12:45-1:15) to encourage even more sailing, fun, and learning.  See our website for more information:

 Also new for 2015 are substantial discounts for multi-week students. The mission of LTS is to build lifelong sailors in a safe and fun environment, and we have found that a key component to success is simply more time on the water enjoying sailing. To support our students and families who want to spend more of their summer with us, LTS will be offering discounts that increase as more weeks are added.  Look for more details about this soon.

 Of course, even though the costs will drop, the fun and excitement of LTS will not.  The program we know and love will return better than ever.  Point Day on Wednesday!

Registration for the Summer 2015 season of LTS will open by mid-March.  Look for further announcements by email and on our website! CLICK HERE.

 The LTS Learn-to-Sail Program for 2015


The classic LTS program returns for summer 2015 better than ever.  Under Dan Thompson’s leadership, the 2015 LTS Staff—all veterans of the LTS program—has great plans to make the LTS learning experience even more fun, while enhancing learning and safety.  Some highlights include:

  • More “tiller time” for all students, an increased emphasis on sailors “learning-by-doing”;
  • Enhanced coaching and teaching from trained staff members;
  • Fun and exciting new on the water activities;
  • The addition of six 420s—the world’s most popular two-person junior training boat–into the program;
  • Updates to the LTS “Skill Sheets”;
  • A revised daily schedule that means more time on the water for all sailors.

LTS Race Teams for 2015


Little Traverse Sailors is excited to announce its race team programs for Summer 2015.  This summer LTS is offering two Race Teams.  The LTS Race Team, and the LTS Junior Race Team.

 Entering its second summer is the LTS Race Team. Race Team is for sailors age 13-18 who wish to grow as sailors and build their racing skills.  The team trains on Lasers, 420’s, J/70s, and a variety of bigger boats.  To find out more about the Race Team CLICK HERE.

 Starting its first summer is the LTS Junior Race Team, for sailors 10 and over.  The LTS Junior Race Team offers the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sailboat racing in a low-key and fun environment, and to discover if racing is something they are interested in. The team trains on Bugs and 420s.  To find out more about the Junior Race Team CLICK HERE.

 If you have any questions about any LTS programs, please feel free to contact Dan Thompson, Director, Little Traverse Sailors (, Cell: 231-412-0656)