HAPPENINGS AT THE CLUB
One-Design Race Management Seminar
It was a sold-out crowd for the One-Design Race Management Seminar, led by Eric Feigel of US Sailing, in the LHYC ballroom on Saturday, April 30. Thirty participants registered for the 9-hour course, which included in-depth discussions and lessons in how to properly run sailing races/regattas and manage a race committee. (It also included lunch and several breaks for socializing on what was, for many, the first time at the club for the 2016 season.) Most of those in attendance said they were there to learn how to be better race committee members, though all are able to take an online certification test after completing the seminar. Many thanks to Fleet Captain Bill Nutzel for organizing the event -- we all learned a lot about this sport we love, and will be better racers and race committee members going forward as a result.
WHO WE ARE...
The Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club began in 1905 and is one of the most active Yacht Clubs in the State of New Jersey.
The club is run by its members for its members. But the number one goal is Family First.
We maintain many traditions from 1905. The club features an active sailing and social schedule, with an emphasis on activities for the entire family. The club's sailing program includes a junior sailing instructional and racing program, as well as one-design racing in four fleets. The club has an excellent youth program, called "The Juniors", and many social affairs for young and old alike.
Membership. New prospective members are presented by existing members and approved by the entire membership. We also do not rent or offer our facilities to the general public.
Our instruction programs are open to the public. Non-members are also allowed to crew for members in fleet racing. Our social schedule includes a variety of Saturday night functions throughout the Spring and Summer. Find out about our spectacular 4th of July fireworks here.
The club also has weekday dining for members on the porch overlooking Lake Hopatcong. For information on membership, please click on the button labeled Information. The club is very proud of its historical status. Much effort has been made to maintain the club in its original state, while serving an active membership.
The LHYC Historical Foundation has been formed to support the maintenance and restoration of our historical building.
But the main goal and effort is to always involve our Families.