Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Eustis, FL




Article by Sam Chapin

Rick Loewen in his Nacra 20 catamaran won the Portsmouth race at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club this past Saturday. John Houck with an MC scow was second and Ray Laguna in a Flying Scott was third of the 21 boats entered.  This was part of a busy Saturday at the Lake Eustis Sailing Club to celebrate the Summer Solstice, June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. This was part of the “Summer Sailstice” an International  event organized by John Arndt of California to get sailors out and sailing on June21.  Ten or twelve invited visitors brought their boats and joined the local sailing group.

The thunderstorm at 12:30 delayed the sailing water fight until 2PM when 16 boats (8 on two teams) sailed past each other squirting water pistols and water cannons at each other. Some were soaked, some sprayed and some stayed dry.  

That was followed by a fancy BBQ and then the Portsmouth race.

The backup drummers for the Jimmy Buffet band stopped by, had a sailboat ride and put on a half hour steel drum concert.

Toward Sunset about half the group had a raft up with a pontoon boat passing out snacks and good cheer.

After that nearly everyone had had enough fun and the moon light sail disappeared into the dark.

Click here to see pictures of other recent LESC activities documented by John Cole.

10/03-05       15th Wildcat Multi-Hull Regatta Check out last years results

10/25-26        9th Inland Lake Championship Regatta for Opti,Laser & 420

11/08-09         21st MC Scow South East Regional Championship Regatta Check out last years Regatta

12/06              Club Christmas Party


 01/30-02/01 16th Wayfarer Midwinter Championship Regatta.  Check out last years Midwinter's results

01/30-02/01    7th MC Scow Train Wreck Regatta.  Check out last years Train Wreck results.

02/14-16       45th George Washington Birthday Regatta. Check out last years photos and Scores.

03/10-11       Zenda U for MC Scow

03/12-14       43nd MC Midwinters Festival, a full week of racing with the Midwinter Championship's.  Check out last years MW results and pictures.

03/28-29       61st Mount Dora Annual Sailing Regatta. See Pictures from last years regatta.



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Check out our one design classes and sailboats that call LESC home

Flying Scot Fleet

Laser Fleet

MC Scow Fleet

Wayfarer Fleet

Catamarans: A-cats, Hobie 16, F16, Prindle 18, Nacra 20

Portsmouth: Lightning, Thistle, Rebel, Holder 14, Sun Fish

LEARN TO SAIL – Life is too short not to experience this great sport and lifetime activity.

For information on Adult Sailing Lessons, check out our ADULT LEARN TO SAIL PROGRAM.

For information on Youth Sailing Lessons, check out our YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM.

For information on donations to the Youth Program, check out our YOUTH SAILING DONATIONS

Welcome To Lake Eustis Sailing Club!

Located in beautiful Eustis, Florida, Lake Eustis Sailing club is the home to four one-design racing fleets and is the most active racing and sailing club in Central Florida! The large boat storage area and dual launching ramps on our lakeside, ten acre property allow all to dry sail their boats, for convenience and safety. We have a large clubhouse, perfect for pre- and post sailing get-togethers and activities. With such a perfect setup, its no wonder we're home to five regional sailing events, and to club racing two weekends per month, each year from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Come on out and get involved with the most active racing club in Central Florida!   Additional details, address and phone etc.


Here are the race committee and safety boats. We have separate safety boats for our youth program. We have two storage sheds with all the needed materials to run a first class regatta.


Our double ramp with a large tee dock makes launching so much easier. All boats are  stored on trailers in our boat  yard just a few feet away.

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