My name is Roy Cooley and I am the 2020 -2022 Commodore of the Piseco Yacht Club. The title of commodore sounds impressive, but it’s a small club.
The Piseco Yacht Club is a fun, relaxed sailing club that started in 1961. We have different levels of sailing skills, but we share a love for Piseco Lake, sailing and camaraderie. While Sunfish and Flying Scots are the most common sailboats in the club, our handicap scoring system allows any sailboat to participate with an equal chance of winning. Although a Thistle may cross the finish line in front of the Flying Dutchman, Lightning, MC Scow, Flying Scot or RS Aero, a well sailed, but slower Sunfish may win the day.
We race on weekends throughout the summer, and after the races, often meet at the Oxbow. We have a couple of get-togethers during the summer including a picnic in July and an awards ceremony in August. We also organize the David Ford Memorial Poker Run for power boats, and several regattas including the Sunfish Regatta and the Youth Regatta.
The club is actively seeking participants and members. If you want to give it a try, contact me (Lcooleymvo@aol.com) or just come out to the starting line at buoy 5, off the southeast point of Higgins Bay. The races usually start at 2:00 on Saturday, but check the schedule page. I sure you will find that racing will improve your sailing skills and you’ll make new friends.
We look forward to meeting you and sailing with you,
Commodore, Piseco Yacht Club