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:

  • Charlie Kutschenreuter 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 University of Wisconsin-Madison (WISCO). When not coaching for LBSS, Charlie will be campaigning a C scow.
  • Patrick Schmidt returns for his second summer of coaching following his freshman year at WISCO. Patrick sails C scows and Lasers.
  • Caroline Skotarzak has completed her freshman year at WISCO.  She is in her second year of coaching with LBSS, possessing both the talent and interest to enable our young sailors to enjoy the sport of sailing. Former X boat skipper, Caroline sails a C scow.
  • Brigit Barr and Ryan Komas join the instructor team having completed very successful X boat careers. Both may be seen sailing C scows over the course of the summer.


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

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Charlie Kutschenreuter



Patrick Schmidt



Caroline Skotarzak



Brigit Barr



Ryan Komas


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.