Iowa Sailing Clubs

Iowa Sailing Clubs

Address: 103 Main Ave, Clear Lake, IA

Clear Lake Yacht Club (CLYC), located in Clear Lake Iowa was founded in 1935 to promote pleasure and competitive sailing, for all ages. CLYC is comprised of members from the US and international, all who enjoy Clear Lake and sailing.. The Clear Lake Yacht Club sponsors a sailing school, long a backbone for learning sailing skills and bonding new friendships.

Address: 1255 E. River Drive, Davenport, Iowa

Welcome to the Lake Davenport Sailing Club and home of the Quad City Sailing School! Established in 1935, our club is the premier sailing resource in the region.

In addition to the pleasure of day sailing on the Mississippi River, LDSC members and associate members join in friendly competition. Several of our members are active in the regatta season and travel throughout the Midwest to other clubs to race their MC and C scows.

Address: PO Box 544, Milford, IA

The current Okoboji Yacht Club, located on South Manhattan Beach, is the fourth yachting club on the lake. The yacht club leases the facility from the Okoboji Sailing School.

Today’s Okoboji Yacht Club has about 500 members and 65 registered sailboats. It hosts five classes of boats, the X, MC, C, Yngling and 2.4 Meter boats. Club races are conducted on Saturday and Sunday mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The OYC hosts a variety of social events for sailors and non-sailors. The Friday Nite Socials are a popular gathering time and the club hosts a large yacht club party once a month during June, July and August. Bridge and mahjong groups also meet at the clubhouse on a weekly basis.


The University of Iowa Sailing Club (UISC) is based on the south arm of Lake Macbride, in the University of Iowa”s Macbride Nature and Recreation Area, located twenty minutes north of Iowa City. Lake Macbride is a no-wake lake bordering on the Coralville Reservoir, making for an excellent learning environment and has one of the best facilities in the Midwest.

The club owns over 45 sailboats, including Flying Juniors (FJs), Lasers, Scows and a variety of dinghies. In addition, several windsurfers are available for use. Boats and sails are rotated periodically to maintain a sailable fleet.

The University of Iowa Recreation Services and the UISC maintain a dock, two boatsheds, and a large boathouse. The boathouse consists of a workshop area and a two- story social area. Available facilities include a refrigerator, kitchenette, and indoor restrooms. Keys to the boathouse are available to members rated Advanced Light Weather Helmsmen and above. Membership meetings are held in the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) on the University of Iowa campus near downtown Iowa City. Meeting schedules and rooms can vary, so check club calendar for dates and times.