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 2010, 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

 

CLICK HERE
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.

 

 

 


 

2015 Junior Race Team News

 

We are pleased to announce that Caroline Maiden will return to BLYC this year as our Race Team Coach and Head Instructor!  We're looking forward to a great season on the water.  With the recent developments at the Lake, our race team schedule will be adapted as we are unsure of exactly what the conditions for practice will be here.  Many I-LYA Clubs have offered their assistance to us during this time and we are very appreciative of their help. Our plan is to go early to our away Traveler Series Regattas this year.  We will have full-day practices on Fridays prior to the regatta and race all day Saturday.  We will again, of course, also race at the annual I-LYA Junior Bay Week Regatta at Put-in-Bay in July

 

The BLYC Race Team is also in need of a Laser Sailboat this season.  If you have a Laser you are willing to sell, rent, or loan to a BLYC Junior so they can race this summer, please contact Governor Mac.