About the Mendota Yacht Club
Welcome to the Mendota Yacht Club! If you’re looking to become part of a club with a long history of terrific sailing, reasonable dues and a friendly social atmosphere, you’ve come to the right spot!
Founded in 1903, the Mendota Yacht Club is the oldest sailing club on Lake Mendota and Dane County. Lake Mendota is recognized as one of the best, if not the best, inland lake in the county for sailboat racing. As a member club of Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) we routinely host regattas for all scow classes. We’ve had our share of members who have achieved regional, national, and Olympic recognition whose sailing roots are anchored here.
Our fleets consist of one design scows and keelboats. We race on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. If you’re an experienced skipper or crew, someone who just discovered the fun of sailboat racing, or someone who just wants to talk shop with sailors, you’ll find opportunities for developing your skills at MYC!
Our club is more than just racing; we host fun events and regular after race parties during the season at a variety of venues. Because our club is a volunteer run organization, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and meet other members. In fact, many of our members are also members of the Four Lakes Ice Yacht club and would be happy to introduce you to the fun of soft and hard water sailing!
Again, welcome to the MYC. Please explore the website and feel free to contact the membership chair if you have any questions.
Membership in Mendota Yacht Club is open to everyone interested in yachting, seamanship, and other kindred matters and related activities. We welcome both racing and non-racing sailors. Membership is open to all persons - regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender.
Changes to the Website
The Website is currently under a re-design. Please have patience while the 8 person volunteer team works through the website and makes changes as necessary. From time to time you may experience information found in different places on the website, under different menus, or perhaps completely eliminated for the time being. Please know that the website team is working hard to make the new MYC website functional for all members and is making sure to preserve the spirit and the history of MYC. If you have any questions or comments, please bare with us as and contact Darby Sugar, email@example.com. Thank you very much.
In the winter months, when our beautiful Lake Mendota is frozen, please visit www.iceboat.org
for sailing information on the ice!