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West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre

The West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre is a non-profit, member funded organization with the expressed goal of supporting and growing the sport of sailing and recreation in the West Hawk Lake community and surrounding areas. This is achieved through programming such as youth & adult sailing schools, weekend racing, regattas, paddling, yoga, fitness classes and BOOT Camps.

Summer 2022

Summer 2022

2022 Opti LTS AM Class Week 4

2022 Opti LTS AM Class Week 1

2022 Laser LTS PM Class Week 1

2021 Opti LTS AM Class Week 4

Brennan, Paul & Evan at ZZYC Open & District Laser 4

Congratulations to our $100 Nite Hawk gift certificate winner Ryan Zarychanski receiving his GC from owner Sharon Morrison.

The sailing pictures in his beautiful Albacore with Derek Hayden (photo credit to Tom Saunders) were excellent.

A huge thank you to Sharon for the donation!


Derek Hayden & Ryan Zarychanski in his Albacore

Bruce Samson's colourful Laser!

Hello West Hawk Lake Sailing Community,

Let’s GO SAILING July 31!

Sail Canada & Sail Manitoba are promoting Let’s Go Sailing day across the country Saturday, July 31, 2021

Get your sailboat out for that day, you could even “dress up” your sailboat if you like, take your best picture(s) and post it on Facebook, Instagram, etc. for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Nite Hawk Café!

For those that don’t do social media please email your photo to by Friday Aug.6 at noon, we will announce the winner at 6 pm.

For Facebook please tag @whlyc @gosailing @sailmanitoba @sailcanada  @whiteshellcottagers @explorethewhiteshell @nitehawkcafe

For Instagram please tag #whlyc #gosailing #sailmanitoba #sailcanada  #whiteshellcottagers #explorethewhiteshell #nitehawkcafe

For those kids that have participated in our sailing school lessons this summer and don’t have their own sailboat our Optimists will be available for use that day, as long as you have adult supervision watching you, first come first serve, so reserve your boat early by calling or emailing.

Looking forward to seeing you all out on the water!

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West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre - E Commerce Site

Hi everyone,

As we get ready for the summer sailing season we have completed the rebranding of our new West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre with the incredible design help of Andrea Tetrault from Tetro Design.

All it took was the promise of a weekend of fun (and some wine) at WHL!  :)

The link below is to our custom E commerce site from Home Run Sports and some beautiful new WHL summer gear.

All proceeds from this sale go directly to the sailing program, upkeep of the sailboats, dock & storage facility.

The sale ends May 16/21

Please get your online orders in before the deadline and we will make sure you receive your gear no matter where you are in North America this summer, but hopefully at the lake!

If you have any questions please call or email and thank you for your support!

Paul Krestanowich


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South Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League 

Calling all women interested in sailing!

Interested in learning to sail but not sure where to start? Already taken some lessons and wondering how to improve your skills? Looking for a reason to get social and meet other women in the South Whiteshell region? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then we have the program for you.

This summer, the Falcon and West Hawk Lake Sailing Clubs plan to launch a new joint program targeted at women and girls of all ages who have limited to no prior sailing experience. The program will offer an opportunity to learn to sail and race a small sailboat on Falcon Lake. To sustain and build on newly learned skills, we plan to offer training workshops, mentorship opportunities, and a sailing league dedicated to program participants. Mothers, daughters, and grandmothers can sail together for safe recreational fun on our beautiful lake in our fabulous provincial park.

We are still finalizing the details of the program offering, and we would like to ask for your help in making sure that we offer the program that you are looking for! If this sounds like something that you could be interested in, please fill out our quick survey at the link below for feedback on this program. We’re hoping to have all survey results by March 31.

(Estimated time to complete survey: 2-5 minutes)

For more information and program registration, please click on the link to our website below, or contact us by email with your questions. Along with support from Sail Manitoba we hope to promote women sailing within the whole province. Come join us in experiencing the joy of sailing!

Thank you,

Cynthia Grant

South Whiteshell Women’s Sailing League

Max Simovitch's Lightning 1960's

Max Simovitch's Lightning 1960's

An oldie but a goodie of Tom Saunders winter sailing and longing for summer!

Susanna out for a rip on a windy day in The Open BIC

2020 LTS Opti AM Class - Week 1

2020 Laser Race Camp PM Class - Week 1

WHLYC LTS 2019 AM Class

WHLYC LTS 2019 PM Class

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West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre

Phone: 204-479-7100

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    West Hawk Lake Sailing Centre  
    c/o 1432 Mathers Bay East, Winnipeg, MB R3M 2J9