Lake Pend Oreille Yacht Club (LPOYC) was established in 1977 Keith Sheckler and others to promote sailing in Sandpoint, Idaho. The club''s active racing program attracted sailors from all around the Inland Northwest. As its membership grew, its demographics shifted south, as more and more of its members were from Coeur d''Alene and Spokane. Racing at the south end of the lake grew and eventually the club migrated south too, from Sandpoint to Bayview. To fill the void in the north, Keith Sheckler spearheaded the creation of the Sandpoint Sailing Association (SSA) which cooperates with LPOYC to provide many racing and cruising opportunities on Lake Pend Oreille.