Local Adult Programs

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Denver Sailing Assocation

Cherry Creek Reservoir

Denver Sailing Association (DSA) is a competitive sailing organization located at Cherry Creek Reservoir in Denver, Colorado, USA. Cherry Creek provides a great location for racing just minutes from downtown Denver, with convenient access from major highways—I-25 and I-225.

The club has an extensive racing program from April through October including four complete series and annual regattas bringing some of the best talent in the state. The four series are Thawout, Spring, Summer, and Frostbite. The Thawout and Frostbite Series race on Saturday afternoons, for both keelboat and dinghies, with as many as five races per day. The Spring and Summer Series host keelboat races on Wednesday evenings and dinghy races on Thursday evenings.

DSA has active one-design fleets including J24s, Santana 20s, Lightnings, and Lasers as well as active PHRF and OOAK classes.

On the miniature side, DSA is also home to a DragonFlite 95 RC sailboat fleet. This fleet meets up multiple times throughout the season to sail and race in the Cherry Creek Marina.

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Colorado Sail & Yacht Club

Chatfield Reservoir

Colorado Sail and Yacht Club is a community of boaters and enthusiasts located at Chatfield Reservoir. All boaters are welcome, whether you are an owner, a racer, a seasoned crew, a young family with your first boat, or just interested in boating, our club is here for you.



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Union Sailing Club

Union Reservoir

Union Sailing Club is located on Union Reservoir, 2 miles west of I-25 on Hwy 119 near Longmont, which is only a half hour drive from Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, or Greeley. Our private, secure area on the east side of the reservoir has two hand launching ramps with docks, boat storage 50 feet from shore, beach and picnic area. Family memberships are $75 per year and boat storage is available in either dolly spaces ($375/year) or rack spaces ($100/year) based on availability.

Union Sailing Club hosts racing, training and family events for dinghy and multihull sailors all season long. Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon racing series begin in April and end in October. We host several open regattas including the Union Reunion in June and the OctoberFest in Oct. The club supports on the water fun and education for non-sailors, beginners and old salts alike with events like Demo Day, Sunday BBQs, and private or group lessons through our sailing instructors.

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Carter Lake Sailing Club

Carter Lake

Carter Lake Sailing Club is located at Carter Lake, near Berthoud, Colorado.

The Club’s headquarters at Carter Lake include a clubhouse with social room, kitchen, and covered deck. The Club has a total of 50 slips on the lake. These facilities have been built by the Club and are available to Club members through a long-term lease with the Larimer County Recreation Board and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation.

The Club maintains a policy of open membership for any kind of sailboat. Racing is comprised of fleets of one design of three or more boats, and PHRF A and B fleets, split at a rating of 200. A variety of other cruisers and day sailors are owned by CLSC members. We welcome new fleets. There are spring and fall race series for CLSC members. The Club sponsors an annual regatta the first weekend of June, the Carter Lake Open.

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Dillon Yacht Club

Dillon Reservoir

The Dillon Yacht Club is a group of sailing and power boating enthusiasts who have joined together to promote the sport and safety of boating, sailing, cruising, power boating and sailboat racing, along with   fellowship among boaters on beautiful Lake Dillon. We depend on members volunteering their time to help organize and carry out club activities and we expect each member to actively participate. We actively seek new members with an interest in sailing and boating to join our club, we are inclusive of members and non-members from all walks of life and pride ourselves to promote access to our sport and lifestyle.

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Lake Granby Yacht Club

Lake Granby

At 8280 feet, LGYC is one of the highest-elevation yacht clubs in the world. Lake Granby nestles under the shoulder of the towering Continental Divide, deep within the Rocky Mountains. Granby, together with neighboring Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Reservoir are the headwaters of the Colorado River, which here begins its run to the Sea of Cortez.

Admittedly, the members of the Lake Granby Yacht Club have as much interest in cruising and socializing as they do in racing … but that’s not to say we haven’t got some very tough racers among us … including one or two with national standing. We’ve had folks race right through ear-cracking lightning, heeled-to-yer-gunnels downbursts, and pound-you-flat-to-the-deck hail. Hey, one racer even kept right on going after a massive “surprise tack” when hit by the only waterspout we’ve ever seen on the lake. Still, we do take the “Avoid Collision” rule seriously! We’re out there to push our skills, not each others’ buttons.

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Aspen Yacht Club

Ruedi Reservoir

The Aspen Yacht Club is located at the beautiful Ruedi Reservoir, up the Frying Pan River, approximately 18 miles east of Basalt, Colorado. The club is a nonprofit, section 501(c)(7) organization with about 80 members.

The Aspen Yacht Club was started in 1968 to promote the development of sailing. Perhaps the best asset of the club is there is no electricity, running water, or cell service, so members can truly enjoy spending quality time sailing during the summer months in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

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Lake Pueblo Sailing Club

Lake Pueblo

LPSC calls Lake Pueblo State Park its home with 5399 surface acres of water to set sail.  The club is welcome to current and future sailors of all abilities. With competitive sailing, group sails and social events Lake Pueblo Sailing Club strives to provide a quality experience at this great Colorado State Park.

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Sailing Association of Inter-Mountain Lakes

Area F Governing Body

S.A.I.L. is the regional sailing association for Colorado, New Mexico, western Nebraska and Wyoming. SAIL is one of three regional sailing associations making up Area F of US Sailing, along with Central States Sailing Association (CSSA) and Texas Sailing Association (TSA).

SAIL was formed in 1972 to provide a communication route with Colorado State Parks for facilitating sailing clubs to organize sailing and sail racing events within the state and joined the national organization which became US SAILING in the mid-1970s. Its role has broadened to include coordinating sailing event schedules & education & training. It promotes & provides programs to promote & improve sailing in the greater Rocky Mountain region.

Strictly a volunteer operation, SAIL is a 503c Colorado “Not for Profit” organization. Officers and volunteers receive no compensation other than good will and the satisfaction of helping the sport.  Operations are supported primarily by members’ annual dues, though fees to defray expenses are charged for some activities.

SAIL provides representation within US SAILING (the National Governing Body for the sport of Sailing) to sailors, clubs & fleets in the Rocky Mountain region.

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America’s Boating Club of Colorado

Various Locations

We are America’s Boating Club of Colorado, originally chartered as Boulder Valley Sail & Power Squadron in 1977. Our members enjoy boating and social activities as a unit of America’s Boating Club™, the largest non-profit boating organization in the country.

You are likely to find us gathering with our friends at a sailing rendezvous in the Colorado mountains or a charter in the BVI, teaching or attending boating classes, performing vessel safety checks in the area, or meeting for social activities or club business. Take a tour of our website through the main menu where you will find such things as our events calendar and award winning newsletter The Beacon.

Visitors are always welcome at our membership meetings, they are held the fourth Thursday of the month. View our online brochure, check our events calendar, and contact us with any questions.

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Salty Dog Sailing Club

Various Locations

The Salty Dog Sailing Club (SDSC) is a Colorado nonprofit Denver Sailing Club group of adults interested in sailing and socializing with others who share their love of sailing. Boat owners and non-boat owners, singles and couples are welcome.

This Denver Sailing Club hosts about 12 partial-day sails or weekend sails each season at area lakes. Three-day weekend sails may include Colorado sails at Granby, Dillon, Sterling and Pueblo, as well as McConaughy in Nebraska and Glendo in Wyoming. We also host a variety of fun events and educational workshops on shore throughout the year.

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Voyage Sail – Caribbean Racing and Cruising

Antigua, St. Barth, St. Maarten

Voyage SAIL is run by a Colorado local who manages sailing boats for charter across the Caribbean.  The main vessel is Voilactus, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 44. She’s a very competitive cruiser / racer with an excellent interior for cruising or accommodation, but also light, and very well outfitted for racing in the major Caribbean regattas, in a handicap class.

Customers can participate, as individuals, at regattas like Heineken, Voiles de Saint Barth or Antigua Sailing Week.  The boat is available, as well, for entire groups who want to charter the entire vessel. You can also join an island-hopping cruise through the Lesser Antilles.

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