After a year off due to the pandemic, the Clark Lake Yacht Club resumes offering their popular Learn to Sail program. But why would you want to learn sailing? Watch this video as local members reveal the secret that draws people to this time-honored activity. Hint: it’s an escape from today’s tech stress.
Learning to Sail starts with onshore training at the Yacht Club. Once familiar with the basics, you will sail on the lake accompanied by a Yacht Club member. The Yacht Club emphasizes “no prior boating or sailing experience required.”
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The Clark Lake Yacht Club has a long history at Clark Lake, and some of it is surprising. You may know that the Club is located just east of the Eagle Point Cove, on the south side. But did you know that through the years, the Club moved to different spots on the lake? One of them was Kentucky Point. To read about these moves and the Club’s place in Clark Lake’s history, please click here.
The Yacht Club’s fall regattas are featured every September. They are a highlight not only for sailors who travel internationally to participate, but for those who watch the activity on the lake. Click here to view the 2019 Fall Regatta (2020 event was cancelled due to COVID). You’ll see sailors intent on winning. There is a definite beauty to seeing them in action. Also included are two more videos worth viewing. One of them tells you how to win a race, and the other, why sailors put so much into this sport.
Why sail? These sailors have definite reasons for taking it up. Watch them tell their story in this video.
Video (except aerial view of docks) and photos: Rick Belcher