Alaska Sailing Clubs
The Alaska Sailing Club founded in 1967, maintains a club site facility with club house, 300 ft. of docks and 10,000 sq. ft. of harbor on beautiful Big Lake, Alaska. The club site is active from mid-May until mid-September. The club owned fleet consists of a 24′ RL, 4 Skipjacks, 2 FJs, and a Laser.
Member owned boat types include Buccaneer, Hobie 16, Laser, Skipjack, 505, Demon, Lido 14, Trac 14, MacGregor, Balboa, Venture and Ensenada. We are a small club of dedicated sailors with the emphasis on fun rather than protocol and blue blazers. Annual sailing classes are held for beginning sailors and new members. A summer race series culminates with the annual Governor”s Cup series Labor Day Weekend.
The Homer Yacht Club sails primarily on Kachemak Bay, on the west side of southcentral Alaska”s spectacular Kenai Peninsula. Approximately twenty miles long, Kachemak Bay encompasses several islands, bays, and coves flanked by towering mountains. The Homer Yacht Club”s cup races are generally about 6 to 10 nautical miles long, and most use permanent buoys and/or small islands for the race marks. The racing fleet is relatively small and comprises a variety of designs, many intended for cruising rather than racing. Due to these factors and the disparate experience levels among crews, a golf handicap system is used for the cup races.
At the base of majestic mountains and at the inland waters of the Gastineau Channel is Juneau, Alaska capital city. Juneau offers unparalleled glacier viewing with Tracy Arm”s Fjord, Mendenhall Glacier, the Juneau Icefield and Glacier Bay National Park. Icebergs Boaters will see icebergs floating down the channel.
Besides its exceptional sailing and boating opportunities, Juneau also offers outdoor enthusiasts kayaking, dogsledding, biking, hiking, and fishing. Winter enthusiasts will enjoy snowboarding and downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing.
The Juneau Yacht Club is proud to host a variety of sail racing events, providing something for every taste: The “Spirit of Adventure Race”, a 200-mile sailboat race around Admiralty Island National Monument, is the longest inland sailboat race on the west coast of North America, while the Juneau Cup Challenge is a series of 4 uniquely-handicapped weekend races for the family cruiser, and the Fall/Spring Harbor Racing Series provides ”around-the-buoys” excitement for the speedy crowd.
Based in Seward, Alaska, the Kenai Fjords Yacht Club serves the community of boat owners with vessels berthed in the Seward Small Boat Harbor. We are a “real” yacht club and have reciprocity with thousands of other clubs worldwide.
Established in 1933, the Ketchikan Yacht Club serves the mariners of southern SE Alaska with a floating clubhouse, berthing for vessels to 47”, and a good helping of Alaskan friendliness. KYC exists to help our members and guests learn about, respect, enjoy and share our great maritime resources here in the area.