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About Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is bounded on the north and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the American state of New York.

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The sport of sailing

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be out on the lake, sailing a boat? Feel the wind in your face and see the water splashing over the bow? Knowing how to trim your sails to make the boat go faster?

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Finding a yacht club

The best place to meet with people that share the same hobby, learn to sail, crew for a sailboat that races every week, is to join a local yacht club. They are plentiful on Lake Ontario. See what fits your needs now.

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Our goal is to give you the sailing information you need.

Once the sailing bug has bit, it stays for a very long time. My suggestion is that you act on it by looking closely at purchasing a used sailboat. The prices are right, so you can get a good deal from one of many local sailboat brokers. My wife and I started with a 1978 28 foot sailboat, bought used for a couple thousand dollars. We took sailing lessons in Florida over the winter. When the sailing season started on Lake Ontario, we headed out on our own. We even ventured into Canada with no problems. As time went on, we up-sized to a used 1990 Hunter 33.5.

I am a member of the Genesee Yacht Club. It is a self-help club without the restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, and hired help. The cost is low as well as the dues, and the new friends are plentiful. You can volunteer to crew on one of the sailboats racing every Tuesday night. Please feel free to attend one of the meetings, held every first Thursday of the month except for July (no meeting). You can drop me a note on the "Contact" page of this website and I will be happy to answer any specific questions you have.