The club boat program allows members to sail several different classes of boats without the capital cost of buying a boat. Club boat members are required to do the work needed to store and maintain the club boats, but LDSC pays for any parts or materials required.
Lac Deschenes Sailing Club owns twenty sailboats. These club boats are ten Lasers, three OpenBics, one Wayfarer, four Hobie Waves, one CL16 and an Albacore. The Lasers are rigged with regular laser sails. In addition, two radial sails with spars and two 4.7 sails with spars are available for lighter sailors. Club Boat Members have access to these boats throughout the season. They can cruise or race with them as an owner would. In addition to club boat access fees, Club Boat Members are required to do the work needed to store and maintain the boats. LDSC pays for any parts or materials required. LDSC Club Boat Membership is a great way to start sailing or to expand your sailing experience.
See the LDSC Club Boat COVID Code of Conduct for requirements around club boat use during COVID.
For 40 years, sailors young and old have been chasing each other around the buoys on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Be warned. Racing is addictive as well as being a sure-fire way of developing sailing and boat-handling skills. In addition, the Club usually hosts at least one Regatta during the season.
Don't know anything about racing? The club has orientation sessions for both the race committee duties and for basic racing rules early in the season.
Club member volunteers run the races. Racing program participants are asked to fulfill race committee duties at two racing events each season.
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