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Fleets

There are currently four active fleets at KYC that race on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays throughout the summer and there are boats available for the use of club members.  If you are interested in racing, come to the Yacht Club on Saturdays and Sundays to find out more or contact us at racing@keukayachtclub.com.

LIGHTNING


People of all ages and abilities sail Lightnings. They are sturdy, quick, easy to sail, and one of the least expensive boats to own and race. Boats 20 years old are still competitive! The Lightning class is one of the most active classes in the world and probably the most fun. Lightnings race on Sunday mornings.

E-SCOW


E-Scows have been racing competitively at KYC for more than 70 years. This sleek and elegant craft combines tradition with innovative, high tech features to deliver fun and fast racing for participants and spectators. Sailed with a skipper and crew of 2 or 3, the E-Scows race every Sunday morning.

FLYING JUNIOR, SUNFISH AND LASER


KYC offers a number of "club owned" sailboats available to our boating members. Formal instruction for junior sailors is available  through  the Lake Keuka Sailing Foundation's Junior Sailing Program and less formal 

"assistance" is always available for those who require a little help remembering skills learned in the past.

MELGES 15


Produced for the first time in 2020 and introduced to KYC in 2021, the Melges-15 was designed to be used by junior sailors and adults alike. This double-handed boat prioritizes stability, comfort, ease of use, and performance. M-15s race on Saturdays.

MC-SCOW


Our MC fleet is the latest extension of a long heritage of Keuka Lake scow sailing that started with A scows and continues with a strong fleet of E scows today. Racing is scheduled for Saturday mornings to allow those wishing to also sail in Sunday's racing to do multiple fleets. On any given Saturday you may find 6 to 10 local boats on the starting line. Experience levels run the spectrum from novice sailors to national level competitors.

KAYAK & PADDLE FLEET


The Kayak and Paddle Fleet was established in 2017.  With the increased interest in paddling on Keuka Lake, expectations are high for group paddles and excursions.

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