"In the hope of sharing his enthusiasm and his expertise with young sailors Jim Brown is credited with breaking the ground for sailing instruction for Cub skippers and crews in the mid-1950s. Youngsters would gather on lawns or porches for informal but basic information." "No on-the-water lessons were given due to the time involved. All classes were held on Sunday afternoons after the regular races."

"In the early 1970's, a decision was made to separate the Sailing School from the Lake Beulah Yacht Club and to open instruction to the public. The new Sailing School, with its own officers and directors, would teach competitive sailing, along with water safety and other marine skills, to adults and children."

"On December 15, 1972, the Lake Beulah Sailing School, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin." "The original 'headmaster' was Glenn Wegener, a high school teacher and avid sailor." Glenn formalized the class materials, format, schedule and even motivational awards.

"Since that time, the school has leased space from the Yacht Club to teach sailing, sailboat racing, tennis, and DNR-authorized boating safety courses. It also has acquired small sailboats for students' use and has expanded its curriculum to reach very young as well as mature adults. Course materials include those published by U.S. Sailing (USYRU). Instructors have received certification from this national authority. Guest instructors have included Olympic sailors, All-American collegiate sailors, and the coach of the U.S Olympic squad. True to its charter, the school makes instruction available to the general public on a non-discriminatory basis and provides an appreciation of lake preservation and beautification."

Glenn Wegener in 1975

Glenn Wegener in 1975

Sailing School class in 1957 taught by Les Aspin

Early opti class

Source: Lake Beulah Yacht Club 1893-1993, a centennial history.