The Hoofer Sailing Club is a collection of students and community members working together to maintain a fleet of boats for recreational and competitive sailing on Lake Mendota at the Memorial Terrace. Hoofers have been offering sailing lessons to the community since 1939, and their members frequently participate in races with the Mendota Yacht Club.

Hello 2023 E-Scow National Regatta competitors,
Lake Mendota is home to the UW Madison’s Hoofer Sailing Club. As Captains of the sailing club’s Scow Fleet, we are excited to welcome you to Madison this September!

The Hoofer Sailing Club is a membership-funded sailing club open to students and community members alike. We teach members of all different backgrounds how to sail and race on dinghies, keelboats, windsurfers, and of course, scows. We are thrilled to be able to offer such a variety of experiences to our members. However, a membership-funded sailing school such as ours can only stay in effective operation with the generous donations of equipment from the sailing community.

As we near the starting date for Nationals, we humbly ask you to consider making a tax-deductible equipment donation to the Hoofer Scow Fleet. If you have an E-Scow or associated equipment in good condition that you are willing to retire, we kindly ask you to consider donating to the Hoofer Scow program. We will arrange equipment donation pickup. Our membership, racing crews, and instruction staff will be forever grateful!

If you are interested, have questions, or simply want to get in touch, please email the Scow Fleet Co-Captains at

Thank you all, and see you on the start line!