The members of the FLYC have but a single mission: To have fun!
We do this with a three-pronged approach:
- Social Activities
- Competitive Events
- Non-competitive Activities
We have a rich social calendar. Activities begin in May with the club tailgate party to help everyone push through the annual effort of commissioning their vessels and making them ready for another season on the water. Throughout the summer we enjoy numerous shore-side events which include picnics, pass-a-dish suppers, catered dinners, wine tasting, and a chili cook-off in the fall when the weather starts to cool off. In early November, the club celebrates the season with its only semi-formal event, the Commodore’s Banquet, at one of the many fine local restaurants.
See the Social Committee's web page for more details.
The club enjoys an active racing program from late May through early October. Around-the-buoys racing is accommodated with ten weekend races throughout the summer. In late July or early August, the club sponsors a longer distance event with a race to Lodi Point (about 15 miles) followed by a party (with the help of the Social Committee) on the beach at the park.
Club racers celebrate the arrival of fall with the Grape Harvest Race, typically run in a reverse-handicap format that proves to be very popular with the contestants.
From time to time, the club racers get together for informal, “fun” races that aren't part of the scored race agenda (or even on the calendar, for that matter), but are fun and a good excuse to go sailing for an afternoon!
See the Race Committee's web page for more information.
For those who aren’t interested in the aspects of formal racing, the club also organizes some alternative on-the-water events. The Mystery Cruise, held at various times in the summer, is a leisurely cruise to another destination on the lake followed by an overnight anchorage and cruise back home the next day. The best part is, the destination is a surprise until just before the FLYC fleet departs. The club also organizes a not-so-secretive cruise and rendezvous to various destinations on the lake. Scheduling of these events vary, so you’ll have to check the club cruising calendar for dates.
New to cruising? Don't worry, we'll teach you the basics and help you find your way with informal seminars, on-the-water demonstrations, and experienced oversight to get you from point A to point B with a maximum of fun and a minimum of adventure!
Check out the Cruising Committee's web page for more details.