Ahoy!

…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 classesregattas, and family-friendly events. We are a growing group of dedicated sailors focused on fun, friends, and sailing under the midnight sun!

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What do we do?

The Alaska Sailing Club (ASC) is a welcoming environment with beautiful lakeside grounds and plenty to do for new sailors and old salts alike:

Learn

The ASC offers both introductory and intermediate courses every summer for adults, teens, and kids. Or intro courses require no prior sailing experience and are extremely popular. So, sign up quickly if you want a spot!

Race

The ASC puts on six summer regattas, as well as “Wet Wednesday” 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.

Relax

We have a beautiful location with a clubhouse and sauna, trailered boat and RV parking, a tenting area, and moorings for small keelboats. It’s a fanatic spot for casual sailing, swimming, kayaking, and relaxing in the sun.

Our fleet

The ASC has a well-maintained collection of club boats suitable for sailors of all ages and abilities. Our core teaching fleet includes six Lido 14s, three Lasers, one Laser II, and five Optimists. In addition, we have a Buccaneer 18, a Catalina 16.5, a Skipjack 15, and an Ensign 22.

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. We are also happy to help with questions about club policies or protocol, rigging, sailing technique, boat repairs, etc.

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.

Our facilities:

  • A clubhouse, sauna, and storage shed
  • 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 designated campfire spot and firewood storage
  • A small boat rack for storing small dinghies, as well as kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards
  • “Park style” grounds

Things we don’t have

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 recycling from the clubhouse at the end of event weekends.