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.