Bylaws & Standing Rules

WYC Standing Rules updated 12/01/2015

WYC By-Laws updated 04/07/2017

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 (YRA).

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 lake.

WYC holds membership meetings throughout the year.




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