Learn to Sail

Learn to Sail – The Genesee Yacht Club has a learn to sail program on Thursday evenings. This program includes basic sailing education and an opportunity to sail on Lake Ontario with an experienced sailor. No prior sailing experience is required, and you can be as hands-on and involved as you wish. For more information checkout our New Sailor Night Meet-Up page.

Learn to Sail Chairperson: Paul Francisco

GYC Community Sailing Group

In an effort to serve a larger contingent of interested sailors, Genesee Yacht Club owns two boats which are available for member use.

Maple Leaf – This is a 24 foot S-2 7.3 sailboat that is set up perfectly for beginning sailors. The S-2 7.3 is known to be a very stable boat with plenty of room in the cockpit. Use of the boat is reserved for GYC members and the cost is $378 per year, including dockage, insurance, fuel, etc. Experienced boaters will attest, this is far below the cost of individually owning a boat.

Stilletto – This is a Wavelength 24 sailboat which is a very fast and nimble sport boat ideal for exciting day sailing or racing.  This boat is available to members of the Community Sailing Group who subscribe to use Maple Leaf, and for an additional $100 per season may also use Stilletto.  Stiletto MAY be raced with the previous approval of the Rear Commodore (Rob Reisch) and Commodore (John Meagher).  We suggest that members of the GYC Community Sailing group may want to form a team.  All members of a race team do not need to be members of GYC-CS or of GYC, but must be approved.  The boat will be in the water, not dry sailed.

Link to GYC Community Sailing Group Boat Reservation Calendar

Community Sailing Group Co-Chairs: Gerard Fisher and Mike Toombs