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SLTWYC - South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club

Welcome to one of the most beautiful places you can sail

South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club was formed in 2018 after the merger of the Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club (founded 1968) and the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club (1961). We are located in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, California at an altitude of 6,200 ft. LAT 38° 55'N / LONG 120° 01'W We are an organization of people banded together for the purpose of mutual interest in the field of boating, education, and general involvement in boating. We hereby lend our services to assist the public and others concerned in the field of boating, for the safety and welfare of boating in general. Members enjoy summer boating activities such as: beach picnics, overnight shoreline camp-outs, a boat parade and dinner meetings Winter activities include skiing and a mystery trip. Numerous other activities are planned each year Fundraisers are held annually to earn money to donate to local charities We are a 501(c)(7) nonprofit organization located in South Lake Tahoe, CA The club is a member of the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association (PICYA), allowing members to participate in activities of over 100 yacht clubs "To obtain the air angels breathe, you must go to Tahoe" - Mark Twain

Sail Racing

In Lake Tahoe we race six months out of the year from May to October. Check out our race schedule for details. Many of our crews travel to San Francisco Bay for the Midwinter races. Our Beer Can races are Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm. Add your name to the crew list to find a regular boat to sail with.


SLTWYC is a popular cruise and regatta venue on Lake Tahoe, with members dedicated to boating fun — both sail and power.

Social Activities

If you're interested in becoming a member of the South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club but don't want to sail, there are an abundance of other weekly and monthly social events all year long to participate in.

Executive Board


David Young

</br>Vice Commodore

Linda Gordon
Vice Commodore

</br>Rear Commodore

Steve Katzman
Rear Commodore


Shari Young


Liz-Ann Hainsworth


Russ Noorda

</br>Port Captain

Carolyn Robinson
Port Captain


Share your love for sailing and Lake Tahoe with the members of the South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club. Membership is annual and provides an instant network of sailing enthusiasts like yourself. Please download our 2019 South Lake Tahoe Windjammers Membership application by clicking Choose. You can mail your application and check to: SLTWYC PO Box 10466 South Lake Tahoe CA 96158-4366. Visit our Calendar for upcoming races and we hope to see you out on the water!

The Crew List

How does the crew list work?

You start by filling out the crew list form. The form contains your contact information, your preferences in sailing and any qualifications that you may have. By the way, we encourage beginners to submit their names to the crew list. Many skippers prefer training someone new rather than trying to get rid of "bad" habits of "experienced" crew. We also encourage skippers to try out new crew members. Like most sports we like to get new people involved. The skippers meetings take place day of the race at our Club House. This may present a potential crew member with the opportunity to get on a boat.

The Racing Crew List

When filling out your experience try not to oversell yourself because it will be come apparent soon after you start what your real qualifications are. This is the most active crew list and it can get you on a boat quickly. We encourage novices to post. You would be surprised how many skippers would prefer an enthusiastic novice over someone with experience.

The Cruising Crew List

If you are looking to sail and meet some new friends, this is the list for you. Experience is less important than for racing and it's a good way to get your feet wet, so to speak. When a skipper contacts you to go sailing, it's a good idea to ask him about his experience. You don't want to go out as a novice with a novice skipper. Skippers appreciate it if you volunteer to bring food or drink along for the sail.

Signup to crew or find crew on our Crew List page.


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SLTWYC Clubhouse

Tahoe Keys Boulevard 589, Suite E2
South Lake Tahoe, California

The clubhouse is only open for events, so please see the Events calendar for more information. 

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