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.
2015 LCYC Race Program
The Race Program Steering Committee for 2015 has prepared a description for a new race program as well as a schedule of all the volunteer slots that will need to be filled in the coming year. Links to both documents appear below. We would like members to volunteer for at least 2 racing events during the year. As people volunteer, the link to an online Race Schedule will be updated and remain on the website throughout the year. The success of this program is dependent upon the efforts and good will of our members.
Please email dates you would like to volunteer to: RaceVolunteerForm@lcyc.net.
- 2015 LCYC Racing Plan
- 2015 Racing Schedule and Volunteer Assignments - updated 3/01/15.
During the next few weeks the Racing pages of the LCYC website will be undergoing a major reorganization. Check here and/or read your blast emails for updates until this process is complete.
11th Annual TSA Youth Regatta - 2015
- March 14 & 15, 2015
LCYC is once again hosting the TSA Sring Fling Youth Regatta. We have kids signing up now and we expect many more. If you or your child want more information or are ready to sign up, follow the TSA Youth Regatta link.
On March 14 and 15, we will have the opportunity to share our hospitality, great racing venue and camping facilities, and wonderful meals that have made this event a staple for many on the TSA circuit. It will also give our youth sailors the opportunity share in the competition and camaraderie of their peers. This year we expect to have the standard boats/classes as follows, plus one new fleet.
- Optimist pram in four separate fleets
- Novice (age 7-15)
- Fleets by age for 7-10, 11-12, and 13-15
- Laser in two fleets
- 4.7 for lighter or younger sailors
- Radial for older or heavier sailors
- 420 double-handed boat
As the event has grown over the years, so has our need for volunteers to ensure the ongoing success of this very popular event. We need about 35 people to staff three race courses, registration, safety boats, protest committees, etc., and at least 25 to help with the best job of all, meal preparation! We prepare two breakfasts, two lunches, and a dinner for about 100-150 people each. We will also have spectator boats to take visitors as well as members out to watch the races from a “front row seat”.
Visitors to this regatta are always greatly impressed by our professional conduct of the event, our terrific meals, and our friendly and helpful club members. With your help, we will be able to continue this wonderful tradition.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dave Lilley, 210.410.4943, or Email
Founders Day & Lifetime Service Awards
- Saturday, April 25th
- Deadline for submitting nominations - February 27, 2015
- Submit nominations to the Club Administrator - complete details in the FAQ link below.
Our annual Founders Day Celebration honors specific club members 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.
Adult Sail Training
The LCYC Learn to Sail and Learn to Race classes have been revamped into a more comprehensive Learn to Sail curriculum, with less emphasis on racing, spread over two weekends.
February 28/March 1 - Introduction to Sailing I
March 7/8 - Introduction to Sailing II
Classes are limited to 30 people
For further information, please contact Bill McVey
Complete details and registration form are on the Learn to Sail page.
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.