LSYC maintains an extensive, year-round social calendar. Regular events include dinner and theatre nights, a Steak Fry and Clambake, winter ski trips and our annual event the change of Watch Dinner and Awards Banquet. Other events popular with our members include Sunday brunches during the off-season, and numerous parties and celebrations of various holidays and major sporting events all year long.
The social highlight of the boating season is July’s Annual Cruise Week when as many as 20 family boats travel to ports throughout Lake Erie. Ports-of-call often include the U.S. and Canadian islands, Sandusky, Leamington, Ont., and other destinations within a day’s sail.
LSYC’s racing tradition is demonstrated by members who distinguish themselves as world and national one-design champions, Olympic and America’s Cup competitors, and as Lake Erie champions. Throughout the season, the club conducts:
Racing Clinics and regular one-design,
J24, PHRF, JAM and cruising class races on weekday nights.
In July, our annual PHRF, JAM, J24 and one-design regatta. These major events draw visiting boats to Lorain for one - three days of racing, parties and fun.
Our Annual Sea Scout Regatta, a counter in their national racing program.
Each summer we host an annual Junior I-LYA regatta drawing 150 to 200 youths age 8 to 18.
Commitment to Education
The Members and Board of LSYC have formalized their commitment to the advancement of all types of safe boating through the formation of The Lorain Boating Education Foundation (LBEF). This 501(c)3 charitable foundation was formed with a commitment to the inspiration, encouragement and support of sailing opportunities for children and adults in our community and state. LBEF’s youth and adult education sailing initiatives include: Junior “Learn to Sail and Race” programs including Junior Sail Camp, Junior Race Team, youth regattas, sea scout activities and Spirit of America Safe Boating.
Adult initiatives include weather forecasting, racing and basic boat management.
The foundation, with its’ great support base of leadership, sailing resources, financial management, and vision, promotes success in our junior and adult sailors and energizes the entire of sport of sailing.