Lake Canyon Yacht Club
The Lake Canyon Yacht Club was chartered in 1967 with a primary focus on sailing, as well as active participation in the LCYC volunteer-based community. It is located on the north shore of Canyon Lake, Texas about 45 miles north of San Antonio and 50 miles south of Austin. The club facilities occupy 18 acres of land on a bluff overlooking the deep 8000 acre lake.
The club's amenities include a 144 slip waterfront with ample docking space for dry sailed boats and visitors participating in regattas, a two lane launching ramp, dry storage for over 150 boats, a clubhouse with a party deck, swimming pool, and a boat rigging tower for stepping and unstepping masts. The Lake Canyon Yacht Club supports an active racing program which includes J-22, Catalina 22, Flying Scot, Sunfish, Opti, PHRF, Portsmouth and Multi-hull fleets. Not to be missed is our annual Wurstfest Regatta, an LCYC signature event since 1968.
Our club is also pleased to be connected with the Canyon Lake Sailing Foundation, a non profit organization and registered with the State of Texas as a 501(C)3 corporation. The Foundation's charter is to support youth sailing and water safety. More details can be found on the Youth Sailing page.
Founders Day & Lifetime Service Awards
- Saturday, April 26th
- 6:00 PM - Awards Presentation for William E. "Chris" Christian,
Herb Eastwood,Sandra & Fred Lindsey and Fred Riley
- Dinner to Follow- please contact Margaret McGill if you can help in the kitchen.
- Please click HERE to RSVP for the Founders Day dinner.
This will help tremendously in terms of how many people to expect.
Please join us for our annual Founders Day event as we honor this year's inductees for their outstanding contributions and lifetime service to LCYC. These folks have demonstrated consistent support of club activities through their leadership, willingness to volunteer, sportsmanship and cooperation over the past 20 plus years.
Adaptive Sailing I
The guests for our first of four Adapted Sailing sessions will be recovering wounded warriors from Operation Comfort.
The date is Saturday, May 3rd. We will need 10 - 12 keel boats & skippers, with an additional 10 - 12 assistant/safety skippers. We also need two volunteers each date to put out the lunch and clean up afterwards.Please contact Bill McVey if you are able to volunteer and give these guys a break from their regular re-hab schedules.
- 11:00 - Short class on sailing
- 11:30 - Lunch - sandwiches provided by LCYC (skippers & assistants invited too!)
- 12:00 - Assign boats
- 12:15 - 2:30 - SAIL!!!!
- 2:45 - 3:00 - Return to docks
- Women's Sunfish
- June 6th-8th - 9AM - 4PM
Online registration opens on April 15th.
Class will be limited to 10 students!
- Learn To Sail
- July 19th-20th - 9AM - 4PM
Online registration opens on June 2nd.
- Advanced Sailing
- August 2nd & 3rd - 9AM - 4PM
Online registration opens on June 2nd.
- Sew-Mad Regatta - September 6th
- This annual Women's Regatta will be take place on Sept. 6th. More detail will be available as we get closer to the date.
- Complete details and registration links can be found on the Learn To Sail page.
Please contact Lynn Simpson for additional information.
Weekends of May 17 & 18 and 24 & 25
The youth sailing school is designed to teach children from ages 8 to 18 how to sail. Conducted on two consecutive weekends of May, the course will include classroom sessions on basic sailing concepts, knot tying, safety, and sailing right of way. On the water activities include rigging a sailboat, capsizing and righting a sailboat, basic sail adjustments, steering, tacking, jibing and how to make a safe docking. The emphasis is on safety and avoiding collisions. All participants must pass a basic swim test before progressing to on-the-water activities.
There is a maximum class size of 30 students; priority is given to first time participants. Returning sailors may register, but will be put on a stand-by list and accepted once available boat capacity is determined.
Canyon Lake Sailing Foundation
The Canyon Lake Sailing Foundation solicits donations for youth programs promoting water safety and sailing instruction. The Foundation will accept donations of other boats and equipment for resale and special event auctions on a case by case basis. In addition to donated items, we are making plans to purchase high quality used boats. Your cash donations will help.
All donations (equipment or cash) to the Foundation are tax deductible. If you’d like to make a cash donation, please send it to P.O. Box 18544, San Antonio, TX 78218-0554 made payable to CLSF. Inquiries or offers should be addressed to Marvin Arnold.