Can we share our love of sailing with you?

The Lake Beulah Sailing School, Inc. (LBSS) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization providing sailing education since 1972. Programs are presented at the Lake Beulah Yacht Club, located at N9220 East Shore Drive in East Troy in southeastern Wisconsin. Programs are designed to provide students with an appreciation of the pleasures of sailing as both a leisure-time and competitive activity; to develop a high degree of competence in the handling and maintenance of equipment; and to teach the importance of sportsmanship, team play, and respect for property. Lessons are offered at various levels from novice to experienced for children and young adults ages 6 to 70. 

We’re very excited about our LBSS instructor group.  We’ve got a stellar cast of coaches:

  • Michael Barr is the leader with responsibilities in terms of lesson planning and coordination, as well as serving as lead race coach. He’s just finishing another successful year at Marquette U and in addition to all that he’ll again be campaigning his C scow in the world’s largest C fleet!
  • Riley Schmidt and Scott Sullivan both return for another season on Beulah, after spending their off-season’s at Butler and Wisconsin, respectively. Both are looking to build on all the fun and success we had last summer, and also to bring along some of the new sailors we’ve been introduced to via Learn to Sailing (LTS) the last couple years! They also both will be partaking of the C fleet during the off hours.
  • Patrick Schmidt and Caroline Skotarzak have the talent and interest to enable our young sailors to enjoy the sport of sailing.


Meet the Instructors / Coaches of the Lake Beulah Sailing School:


Michael Barr



Patrick Schmidt



Riley Schmidt



Caroline Skotarzak



Scott Sullivan


Additional instructors

Throughout the program, LBSS may periodically introduce experienced coaches/sailors to share their diversified experiences with students. We have found this approach to be a leading practice.