Kansas Sailing Clubs
Tuttle Creek Lake provides the sailor with about 17 square miles of water, prevailing southwest winds averaging 12 to 15 knots, bright sunshine, blue skies, and no crowds! For almost 40 years, sailors in the Manhattan area have been organized in the Blue Valley Yacht Club (BVYC). BVYC has moorings for keel boats, a fenced dinghy park for smaller boats, a private boat ramp, a lift, a hoist for stepping masts, and a picnic shelter.
Numerous young people have begun sailing as a result of their membership in the Kansas State University Sailing Club which is a member of the BVYC. Since promoting sailing is a goal of our club, we gladly provide facilities and assistance to the KSU sailors.
A recent endeavor of the Yacht Club is sponsoring Sea Scout Ship 5074. The Ship was organized in 2000; it is open to both boys and girls of the age 14 through 20. Due to the generosity of local community members, the Ship owns 6 sail boats ranging in size from Sunfish to a Ranger 26.
The Jacomo Sailing Club is the oldest public sailing club in the Kansas City area. It was founded in 1958 and has a rich history of running top notch one design races on Lake Jacomo. Contact the Jacomo Sailing Club today. We can provide a starting point for your introduction into sailing, racing and fun on the water. The club welcomes all new interested beginner sailors, even if you have never sailed.
There are fleet activities forming every year for novice and junior sailors. The Jacomo Sailing Club is a member of both the Central States Sailing Association (CSSA) and US Sailing. The club holds Sunday afternoon races, from May through October. The races start at 1:30, and boats sail from both Sailboat Cove on the East side, and the marina on the West side. W
NSA has 160 wet slips that range in size from 25 to 28 feet long and 12 to 13 feet wide. Wet slips are assigned by the Harbormaster on a first come, first serve basis. NSA has 10-15 moorings inside the cove and along the south side of a rock jetty. The moorings are equipped to handle sailboats up to 30 feet long.
Moorings are assigned by the Harbormaster on a first come, first serve basis. NSA has a hydraulic boat crane that may be used by members who have completed the crane training program. NSA has two fenced storage yards that will accommodate up to 300 small and large boats.
Perry Lake has earned a reputation as the best place to sail in the region, and for good reason. The lake boasts lots of water, great wind, few powerboats and a great group of sailors. You’ll soon find yourself looking forward to every weekend at the club.
Southwind Yacht Club was established in 1969 to promote the sport of sailing, warm friendly competition, and associated social activities for sailors on Milford Lake. Milford Lake, a 16,000 acre reservoir with 163 miles of shoreline was created in 1965 near Junction City, Kansas. Presently there are slips for approximately 37 sailboats. The utilities on the docks consist of water and electricity. Over the winter months of 2012 the entire dock had all new decking installed. The Club provides general maintenance and insurance of the docks.
Milford Lake provides some of the best sailing anywhere in the Midwest. The beautiful park and excellent sailing conditions attract members from throughout Kansas and Nebraska. Lake Milford provides several sand beaches, beautiful coves, and offer many diverse recreational opportunities. The fun includes camping, cabin rental, marinas, boating, swimming, fishing, playgrounds, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, off-road vehicle trails, bicycle trails (including mountain biking), and, of course, sailing. Great family atmosphere.
The Walnut Valley Sailing Club is a private, members only club located on El Dorado Lake, in Butler County, Kansas, about 30 miles northeast of Wichita. The club has 85 slips on the water, a large and modern floating clubhouse, complete with a kitchen, restrooms & showers, and a fenced storage area for up to 150 boats. The objective of the club is to encourage the sport of sail yachting. Club facilities are maintained and provided for the use and recreation of club members on a nonprofit basis.