Message from the Commodore
On behalf of the Flag Officers and the membership, I am pleased to welcome you to the web site for North Cape Yacht Club. From our early beginnings, our club has endeavored to promote yachting and the enjoyment all that Western Lake Erie has to offer. Through our affiliation with the I-LYA, AYC and DRYA organizations, North Cape welcomes guests and visitors from near and far.
NCYC has a tradition of hosting sailboat racing events, cruising events and local organizations focused on the stewardship of the waterways. During the sailing season we host regattas at the National and North American Championship level, regattas for one-design fleets at the districts and local fleet level and for our Junior sailors regattas and clinics which prepare and qualify them for competition at the national level. Our vibrant cruising fleet offers participants 3 major cruising events, visiting harbors spread across Western Lake Erie, along with many shore-side social gatherings. In the colder off-season we host many family-friendly events, social events, seminars and meetings of interest to nautical enthusiasts from the local community.
Our commitment to the future of water sports provides ample motivation for the enthusiastic group of members who manage and produce our Adult Learn to Sail program and our world renowned Junior Sailing program. Adults of all ages will find a comprehensive and personalized training program focused on helping them learn the skills for safe and enjoyable sailing experiences. Youth will find a sail camp which provides a fun day-camp experience focused on learning to sail. More experienced youth who wish to sail competitively will find a vibrant and high-level race team with a long history of producing regional, national and olympic champions.
For more information about our history, who we are and our club facilities, membership or other opportunities, please contact us using the on-line form or directly by phone or eMail. If you wish to visit, by land or by sea, please contact our Club Manager at the Club House or at (734)242-5081 prior to or soon after your arrival.
North Cape has the BEST sailboat racing on Lake Erie!
Bell's Port Huron to Mackinaw Race Champion "Blitzkrieg"
Matthew Schaedler's J/122 Blitzkrieg won overall in Division I on the Cove Island Course. Representing North Cape Yacht Club in Monroe, Michigan (north of Toledo, Ohio, where Schaedler is from), the boat and team made an impression on everyone. "When you think of the rocket ships on our long course, it's amazing that this J/122 came from a great distance and just smoked everybody," said Chairman Shoemaker.
Enjoy our 1/4 mile of beach on the shores of Lake Erie.
Cruising to destinations on Lake Erie and beyond start at North Cape with our easy access to Lake Erie!
North Cape Yacht Club Cruising Group.
Excellent youth sailing program that has produced U.S. olympic gold medalists!
Fall at North Cape Yacht Club after Haulout.
Winter at North Cape.
Winter means it's time to iceboat on Maumee Bay!
Photos by Randy Mascharka