We are a casual, member-owned club dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing through adult and youth classes, club racing, regional and national regattas.
The Indian Lake Yacht Club was founded in 1945 as a family-oriented sailing and social club. Members come from all walks of life with skills ranging from novice sailors to champions. Anyone interested in sailing may apply. We currently operate an active “one design” racing program for 5 national racing classes.
The club facilities include sixty-nine private docks, and a heated, enclosed clubhouse with full kitchen. We also have a large shelter house, locker room with showers and restrooms. The tree shaded grounds have picnic tables, grill, and lawn chairs. A sandy beach and playground provide a play area for children. Two electric hoists are provided for launching. Boats may be stored in club docks or trailered in our “dry sail” parking lot. The facilities are available for year ‘round use.
ILYC offers organized activities throughout the sailing season (April to October). These include competitive racing on Sunday afternoons, sailing classes, special dinners, potlucks, and holiday activities. Our fleets host invitational regattas throughout the summer. Non-racers find the club ideal for day sailing and socializing. Of course, there are also opportunities to crew for our racing skippers. Our Commodore’s Ball is held annually to close the social season and award the accomplishments of our racing members.
Members receive use of the club’s facilities and grounds, keys to the club, a newsletter, and the opportunity to rent a dock or dry-sail space. Dues and fees are kept at reasonable rates through our “Do it Yourself “philosophy. Members are asked to help with maintenance and improvement projects. Members are also asked to serve on various committees.
Please visit the club to meet our members. There is usually someone around every weekend. Weekly races are held every Sunday afternoon, May through September, weather permitting, of course.