Saint Croix Sailing School is going strong in its fifth season located at the corner of Buckeye and First streets next to Hudson's Lakefront Park boat launch.

The first four week-long classes were mostly filled, but there are still some spots available in the remaining sessions. There's room for up to 24 students per class. The school runs through Aug. 16.

"Skill, fun, safety and team-building for youth from the ages of 6 or 7 through high school is our main focus," says Tom Vandervort, a member of the nonprofit school's board of directors.

The school also offers sailing instruction for adults.

The school will hold an open house on Thursday, July 18, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The fee for a week-long class is $225. The sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with both outdoor classroom and on-the-water instruction.

The school also offers three-week, half-day sailboat racing sessions for youth.

For more information about the school go to its website,, or call (715) 808-4114.