…and welcome to the Alaska Sailing Club!
Our club was founded in 1967 and is an engaged, community-involved 501(c)(3) corporation with an active yearly schedule of classes, regattas, and family-friendly events. We are a growing group of dedicated sailors focused on fun, friends, and sailing under the midnight sun!
News & Updates
- Party Time!So, here are the deets from the much-anticipated ASC end-of-season extravaganza: We’ll meet at the Forget-Me-Not nursery at 5:00 PM, and we’ll hang with our ASC peeps until 9:00 PM, or until the Ruckel clan […]
- Election Results & Lots of GratitudeAhoy sailors, Results are in! Congrats to: You can find a link to the election results here: ElectionBuddy 2022 ASC Board election results And as an outgoing Commodore, I wanted to take the opportunity to […]
- Annual Meeting DetailsJust a couple of quick updates regarding Saturday’s annual meeting: Time and Place Our annual meeting will start at 4:00 PM on Saturday and will be conducted online via Google Meet. The meeting link is […]
What do we do?
The ASC offers both introductory and intermediate classes every summer for adults, teens, and kids. Our intro classes require no prior sailing experience and are extremely popular. So, sign up quickly if you want a spot!
The ASC puts on six summer regattas, as well as “Fast Friday” races and clinics throughout summer. We host the largest Buccaneer 18 fleet in the US, as well as an active Portsmouth rated open fleet where anybody can race.
We have a beautiful site with amenities include a clubhouse, a sauna, trailer and boat parking, a camp site, and moorings for small keelboats. It’s a fanatic spot for casual sailing, swimming, kayaking, and just relaxing in the sun.
A little more about us…
To the best of our knowledge, the ASC is the northernmost sailing club in the United States. But despite this (or maybe because of it?) we have facilities that would be the envy of any sailing club in the world. These include:
- A harbor with nine mooring spots for small keelboats
- Year-round parking for trailered dinghies
- An electric hoist with a 2000 lb. capacity
- Both short and long-term parking for trailers and RVs
- A quiet tenting area
- A small boat rack for storing low-profile dinghies such as Lasers, as well as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards
- “Park style” grounds with trees, grassy areas, and scenic landscaping
The club facilities are available to members and their guests. And note the ASC doesn’t employ any professional staff, so all the facilities are maintained on a volunteer basis by our members.
The ASC maintains a fleet of boats available to qualified members. These include:
- 6 Lido 14s
- 5 Optimist dinghies
- 3 Lasers with both standard and 4.7 rigs
- An Ensign 22
- A Catalina 16.5
All of our boats are available for use by qualified club members. The ASC is an education-focused club, and we’re always enthusiastic about guiding any interested member through the qualification process. All of us are also happy to help with any questions about club policies or protocol, rigging, sailing technique, boat repairs, etc.
It’s probably also good to know the things that we don’t have at the ASC. Our site is beautiful and well-kept, but given our rural Alaskan setting there are amenities that we lack, including:
- Running water. Members need to bring in their own water, although we do have a pretty ingenious lake-water sink for washing dishes.
- Flush toilets. Although we do have a porta-potty service during the summer and a year-round outhouse.
- Trash service. Members and guests are required to carry out their personal trash, and we could on volunteers to carry trash and recycling from the clubhouse at the end of event weekends.