Sailing on Wall Lake
The Wall Lake Yacht Club was formed in 1953. Its purpose is to promote sailing on Wall Lake.
Ted Smith, Bill Marx, Larry Best, and Ernie Moore have been credited with starting the yacht club. Tom Ryan started the Sunfish fleet. We are not certain how the Snipe class evolved, and if anyone reading this can help out we would appreciate it. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
As with any organized activity, membership has fluctuated over the years, as has interest in organized sailing. In its heyday the Wall Lake Yacht Club had two classes of sailboats (Sunfish and Snipe), and Sunday races from Memorial Day to Labor Day were a beautiful sight.
The Wall Lake Yacht Club has buoys and they are installed per annual permit, as interest in sailboat racing warrants. There is a sunfish sailboat that can be borrowed for those interested in "testing the water" at no cost. In addition to sailing, the Club has been host to many social events including a poker run, chili cook off, steak fry, ice cream social, and midnight sails.
Wall Lake is especially well suited for sailing because of the large areas of open water that provide great opportunity to catch the best wind! Sailing is a beautiful way to connect with our lake. While racing can provide fun competition, it is ultimately about having fun on the water and getting to know your neighbors, both on and off the water.
If you are interested in learning more about sailing, or becoming part of an organized sailing group, please contact Cheryl Baker, Commodore of the Wall Lake Yacht Club, at: