• Benefits of membership:
    • Opportunities to crew with and learn from experienced sailors.
      1. Competitive Fun Sailing: On the second weekend of each month we hold our regular LTYC race series. This is 'around the buoys' racing where courses are laid out and there is a Signal Boat (pontoon boat) which carries the Race Committee who administer the race. There are specific times set to attend an on-shore competitors meeting prior to the race and to have your boat at the starting area to race. Typically, there are three races run each day. Socials are held after the racing March through October.
      2. Social Fun Sailing: On the fourth weekend of each month we have a Sailibration! There is no set time or agenda. This weekend is for daysailing and cruising just for fun. Club members are there who may either invite you to go sailing on their boat or give you advice about sailing your boat or a rental. Great opportunity to sail on different types of boats to see what suits you best. Good time to practice and improve your sailing or racing skills. Best way to learn is to be onboard with one of our experienced skippers. Socials are held after sailing March through October.
    • Racing Series and social sailing year around with socials held afterwards March through October
    • Seminars and training for beginning and intermediate sailors
    • Discounted annual pass to charter the lake's rental boats is only available to LTYC members
    • Annual Members Meeting in November and Change of Watch Banquet in January
  • Membership Types/Dues: (All memberships are for one year from January 1 through December 31)
    • Active (Family membership for current or new members)
        $60 - If dues are paid before July 1
        $30 - If dues are paid on or after July 1
        $15 - on or after October 1

    • Active (Family membership for students enrolled in our Learn To Sail classes)
        $30 anytime (applies to classes taken prior to July 1 as well)

    • Student (Individual membership. Non-voting for individuals 25 years or younger and
      who are full-time students
      )
        $30 anytime





Lake Townsend Yacht Club continues to provide one of the best sailing programs in the state. In the past two years, over 120 people have been through our sailing instruction course. The Frostbite series, Summer Series, Mayor's Cup Regatta and Interclub Regatta provide racing opportunities every month of the year. A core group of cruising members have enjoyed weekend and day cruising at Belews Lake, Jordan Lake, Kerr Lake and on North Carolina's coastal waters.

Lake Townsend is one of the best inland sailing venues in the state. The restrictions on power boats ensure that sailboats never contend with choppy water created by skiers and jet skis. With our pontoon signal boat and two Carolina skiffs, we can set race courses to match the wind conditions and make racing safe and enjoyable. With strong fleet of Flying Scots and a handicap class with a good mixture of other mono-hulls and multi-hulls we offer very competitive racing and a variety of learning experiences for new sailors.

Please consider joining us in the fun! The low price of membership makes this an incredible opportunity. Contact our Membership Chairperson if you need further information or have any questions about the club.

We hope to see you soon at Lake Townsend.