With more than 2000 feet of lakefront, Skaneateles Country Club is a sailor’s dream, and offers spectacular lakeside picnic areas and a supervised swim area. The Club also offers a host of boating and sailing amenities, including 112 boat slips, 55 moorings, launching and hoist facilities, and harbormaster services.
In the early years, the membership of the originally named “Skaneateles Yacht and Country Club” was comprised primarily of Syracuse residents who owned summer residences along the lake. From those early years through the Great Depression of 1929, sailing was the major recreational activity at the Club.
A fully staffed Sail School is offered to our members ages 7-18 during six summer weeks using Club-owned sailboats. Our 2016 Sail School Program includes on the water drills and games, boating safety, boat rigging and care, knot tying, capsize and rescue, and racing. Sailboat racing enthusiasts may participate in a season-long race series or periodic regattas hosted by the Club. Private evening and weekend lessons available.
For younger members who are not interested in boating activities, the Club offers a six-week day camp on the waterfront grounds.