Special Olympics Wisconsin has partnered with the University of Wisconsin – Madison Hoofers Sailing Club to offer a recreational and unified sailing experience on beautiful Lake Mendota.

Athletes and their partners sail together aboard differing sizes of keelboats depending on experience levels. Participants can just sit and soak up the sun, or try their hand at basic sailing maneuvers such as tacking or jibing. The experience is unique and the memories lasting. Athletes and partners that want to learn more can apply for a discounted Hoofer Membership that can be used to take lessons and more.


Sailing events have been canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you next year!

If you are interested in participating in one or more of our COVID-19 approved sports, visit our Return to Play page.

Return to Play Information


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