…and welcome to the Alaska Sailing Club!
News & Updates
- Pirates, Spinnakers, and Sailing TalesAvast, ye scurvy dogs! We have a BIG Pirate Race Weekend coming up, with a spinnaker clinic on Friday night, the Pirate Race on Saturday, a potential “France to Norway” voyage recap after the Pirate… Read more: Pirates, Spinnakers, and Sailing Tales
- Firecracker Regatta Race InstructionsHappy Independence Day, sailors! I’m grabbing the mic from Racing Vice Commodore Brie Busey because she’s delivering a Lagoon 51 catamaran from France to Norway with Steve Ryan and Gabe Black. This boat will be… Read more: Firecracker Regatta Race Instructions
- Boat Repairs & Club ImprovementsAhoy sailors! We just wanted to keep folks up to date on a few recent improvements and repairs: A Solar Powered Ensign Thanks to ASC member Dave Johnson for installing a solar trickle charger on… Read more: Boat Repairs & Club Improvements
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.