Membership

Please consider this an invitation to join the Sandusky Sailing Club family. All that is required is a keen interest in sailing, a propensity to have fun, and a desire to learn more about a wonderful sport or means of relaxation, depending on your perspective.

 SSC Brochure - Fill out the brochure in Adobe Reader or your browser if you would like more information about Sandusky Sailing Club and email to [email protected].
 2019 SSC Membership Application - Fill out in Adobe Reader or your browser.  Print the SSC Membership Application and include with your Initiation Fee and Dues.  Note that a minimum I-LYA Fee is required with each membership.  
2018 SSC Yearbook for Public

Tradition.…Since its founding in 1932, Sandusky Sailing Club has been faithful to its mission to promote affordable sailing and seamanship, and sportsmanlike sailboat racing from our home at the Sadler Sailing Basin. For more than 85 years, SSC has played a major role in all aspects of sailing in the Sandusky Bay area.

Camaraderie.....Where else can you find over 100 sailors on a Wednesday evening trading sailing stories after the race, sipping a cold beer or soda, and munching on a burger or bratwurst? Our members are always helpful to newcomers, whether it's discussing faster ways to sail around the marks, how much scope to let out when anchoring, or when the first tuck should be put into the main. Fun and safe sailing are what SSC is all about. Whether you're a racer, a cruiser, a boat owner or a crew member, there are plenty of sailing and social activities all year round that you can enjoy.  

Community Service ... We take seriously our mission to promote sailing. We write grants, broker boats, and volunteer countless hours to keep our kids’ Learn to Sail program affordable. The annual Hospice Cup Regatta has raised tens of thousands of dollars for that worthy cause. We also raise funds for scholarships and work with the Boys and Girls Clubs to widen opportunities for children from low-income families to learn to sail. We have hosted youngsters from Pelee Island in Canada at our Learn to Sail program and invite summer workers at Cedar Point to join us for Wednesday night racing and burgers afterward. SSC is the regional home of Adaptive Adventures, which uses outdoor sports to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities and their families; our members support this program with boats, volunteers and fundraising. The club maintains a working relationship with the City of Sandusky; when the city needed temporary dockage for its new fireboat, the club made space available at no charge. 

Family.....The family unit is the glue that holds SSC together. Whether it's cruising, racing, a club rendezvous at the sandbar, the annual Christmas party with 35 children at Santa's feet or a sail-in to one of the Lake Erie Islands, the family comes first at SSC. And, judging by the number of baby strollers around the clubhouse last summer, it's sure to remain that way.

Racing.....Since 1932, SSC sailors have made their presence felt on Lake Erie and around the world. A number of our club members represent Sandusky and compete successfully at national and international sailing venues from Mackinac to Miami, and Maine to San Diego. Because of its ideal land/water setting and outstanding race management team, SSC is frequently solicited to host national and international regattas such as Interlake, Opti, Tartan Ten, and Thistle championships. Together with the Sandusky Yacht Club, we sponsor an outstanding junior racing program that competes regionally. In the winter we offer our facilities (free) to iceboat racers from all over the Midwest. In 2012, we staged the national championships for the Opti class, and in 2013, we were pleased to be able to host not only the Interlake Nationals but also the Thistle National Championships. US Sailing recognized SSC’s outstanding management of that Thistle event with its prestigious St. Petersburg Trophy. In 2019, SSC will host the Lightning Class Ohio/Michigan District Championships, the Highlander Nationals, and the J/24 Great Lakes/District 12 Championships.

Learning to Sail.....Our "Learn to Sail Program" is hard to beat! The enthusiasm that builds during a course is a pleasure to watch. Kids and adults find that in a relatively short period of time, they can get a boat to move in the proper direction. By the end of the course, they become quite self-sufficient. SSC has a fleet of Interlakes, an excellent learning boat, and we offer classes for both novice and advanced sailors. This large Interlake fleet is an excellent way of helping sailors become involved in the racing program.

Adventure.....In recent years, the club’s Cruising Fleet has enjoyed considerable growth. The fleet organizes flotilla sail-ins to various ports of call around western Lake Erie. An annual rendezvous at one of the nearby islands normally includes a cookout with such delicacies as crab legs, steamed clams, corn on the cob and tropical beverages. It doesn’t get any better than this!

Please consider this an invitation to join the Sandusky Sailing Club family. All you need is an interest in sailing, a willingness to have fun and a desire to learn more about our wonderful sport. At SSC, no one is left at the dock.