The LTS Race Team provides our students with the opportunity to expand and enhance their involvement with the sport of sailing, with the ultimate goal of helping to build lifelong sailors. Alumni of past LTS Race programs have been and are members of the elite in the world of sailboat racing, including members of America’s Cup teams, world champions, Collegiate All-Americans, and more. Little Traverse Sailors has a vast number of alumni who enjoy the sport and pleasure of sailing as a lifelong passion.
The LTS Race Team is designed for committed sailors age 13-20 who want to take their sailing experience to the next level. The program gives team members the opportunity to grow their sailing skills, learn advanced racing tactics, and build a passion for sailing in a fun team sport environment. This experience is designed for sailors who are comfortable and confident sailing on their own; prospective team members need to have mastered all points of sail and basic boat-handling.
Head Coach Dan Thompson is the Assistant Sailing Coach at Cornell University in New York, and has over fifteen years of youth coaching experience and ten years collegiate coaching experience at one of the premier college sailing programs in the country.