The BLYC Sailing Team is our Club's Youth Sailing Racing Team.  We sail Optimists, Lasers (Full Rig & Radial), CFJ's, C-420's, and Thistles.  Each year we participate in the I-LYA Junior Travelers Series and our teenaged sailors participate in I-LYA's annual "Junior Bay Week" Regatta at Put-in-Bay.


The BLYC Sailing Team has a strong, rich history of success in sailing.  Our sailors have consistently performed well at Junior Bay Week from the 1950's to the present day. 


CLICK HERE to view many of our past successes. 


BLYC Junior Sailors have also represented us well beyond Junior Bay.  Two of our alumni (Matt Fisher & Mike Hein) have won the Lightning Junior North Americans and, in 1977, the BLYC team of Will Petersilge, Dan Dressel, and Dan Roshon won at Junior Bay, won the Wakefield Trophy (Area E Semifinals) and went on to win the coveted Sears Cup - The USYRU Junior Triplehanded Championship - the first inland lake to do so!  Matt Fisher went on to represent the United States in the 1991 Pan Am games and skippered the gold medal winning boat.  Mike Hein went on to crew on America3 which won the America's Cup in 1992.  In 2009, Matt Fisher won the Lightning World Championship. 




Support Junior Activities at your Club!

Imagine crossing the walkway bridge to Watkins Island, BLYC, with your family, friends, or business associates.  As you step onto the island, there is in front of you a brick walkway with engraved pavers.

  • Names, dates, commemorations - 
  • Positions on the Board of Governors or the Auxiliary
  • Your boat name, your business, etc.
  • Other ideas?  The possibilities are endless


There will be two sizes of pavers:
  • 4 x 8 - (32 square inches) - $120
  • 12 x 12 (144 square inches) - $450


to download the order form

Be a part of BLYC History and help support our Junior Activities at the same time!


For More Information....
Contact Michael McVey, Tom Greiner, Steve Harris, Tracey Davis, or Tami Schroeder.