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Sailing on Diamond Lake

Sailing and sailboat racing remain a key attraction to today’s members.  The years have seen fleets come and go consistent with regional or national trends.  Cs, Snipes, Thistles, M16s, and Nationals all are fond memories.  At one time, Diamond Lake was the home of the largest Snipe fleet in the country.  Many are the parents and adults of today who remember their youth learning to sail in a Nipper, Sailfish, or Sunfish.

Today the DLYC races two fleets – MCs and Sunfish.  The Sunfish race on Saturday mornings off the water near the club.  The MCs generally race at 6:30 on Wednesday evenings except for regattas.  Check the MC Sailing Schedule tab for the 2017 schedule.  Our club dry sails with a working lift for easy in and out of the water sailing.  Our Pier has wrap around scow bumpers for easy docking as well.  MC Fleet 28 also hosts an MC regional regatta at the end of July each year drawing boats from all over the Midwest.

If you are interested in racing, contact Austin Francis at (269)-591-0061.