& Standing Rules
By-Laws updated 10/2013
The Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht club, first established
in 1968 as the SOUTH TAHOE SAILING CLUB. Gary Chase was
named Commodore. It was than formally incorporated as the
the WINDJAMMERS YACHT CLUB in 1974. The Officers of the
club that signed the corporation papers were: Pete Carrau
Commodore, Dick Beck Vice Commodore, Dave Deutch Rear Commodore,
Art Smith Treasurer, and Marion Smith Secretary. Jim Hildinger
paid his dues as member # 1.
In 1997 the club changed itís name to LAKE TAHOE WINDJAMMERS
YACHT CLUB and the corporate status to a Nonprofit Public
Corporation and is operated exclusively for charitable purposes
within the meaning of the internal Revenue Code Section
501 (9 c) ( 3). The Windjammers YC is a member in good standing
of the USSAIL and the San Francisco Yacht Racing association
The primary purpose of the WYC was, as it is today, is
the promotion of sailing, sailboat racing and sailing instruction
on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The club has an active
racing and cruising fleet.
The club sailing activities on the lake usually begin in
May and end in October. The first meeting of the year is
usually held in March.
The WYC racing calendar offers a wide variety of around
the buoy and point-to-point races as well as the traditional
Wednesday night beer can races. The highlight of the racing
calendar is the 26-mile long "SOUTHERN CROSSING" race usually
held around the end of June. The course takes the participants
back and forth the Southern portion of the lake, in the
shadow of the snow covered 10,000-foot Mount Tallac. The
cruising fleet calendar usually offers at least one club
cruise per month to popular destinations and coves on the
WYC holds membership meetings throughout the year.