Aspen Yacht Club
We are a private sailing club located on Ruedi Reservoir, 18.5 miles north of Basalt, Colorado on Frying Pan Road. We occupy Benedict Bay, a small scenic cove in the middle of the 3 mile long lake. The 15 acre property is located in the mountainous and beautiful Frying Pan Wilderness. It”s a wonderful facility that includes parking, a mast raising yard arm, a club house, lawn, volley ball court, fire pit, beach, 50 plus boat slips, concrete ramp, porta potties and a 14” rescue boat.
The mountain weather will challenge even the most experienced sailors. There are approximately 65 memberships, families and individuals belonging to the club. They sail a variety of crafts from dinghies to keel boats, 10 to 28 feet. There is a weekly race every Sunday, June to September. A festive annual Regatta in July draws 50 plus boats from as far away as Phoenix for two days of racing. A club race and party takes place mid August. We put on a banquet at the end of the season to relive the summer events.