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Diamond Lake Sailing School classes now open for registration

Welcome to the
Diamond Lake Yacht Club!

The Diamond Lake Yacht Club is situated on beautiful Diamond Lake, a 1000+ acre lake in Cass County in southwestern lower Michigan.  Originally founded to standardize racing rules and handicaps for the many types of boats sailing on the lake at the time.  the DLYC has been home to sailors and families from around the lake as well as from the local area.  Over time, social activities were added as well as swimming and sailing lessons for the kids on the lake.  We now have a beautiful club house, a full social calendar, and still lots of sailing and lessons, all run by volunteers.  

The club is dedicated to sailing, youth development, lake preservation, and water safety.  Our youth sailing and swimming programs are open to all, members and nonmembers, on a fee basis.  In 2020, we were forced to cancel our social calendar due to the COVID pandemic, although we were able to conduct the youth classes outdoors, socially distanced, and masked.  This year, we are looking forward to getting back together safely and have a full calendar of activities planned.

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Sailing Program - DLYC is affiliated with WMYSA and offers youth sailing courses for all age sailors 4-18 years of age.  Learn to Sail and Intermediate Sail classes are open to all.  Kinder Sail, Parent & Child and Race Team are offered to members only. We sail or race the following classes: Optimists, 420’s, Sunfish, Hobie and MC’s.  Adult lessons are by appointment on Friday Nights -further details can be found on website.

Swimming Program - features classes  and private lessons for all ages through the YMCA of Southwest Michigan on our waterfront.
Social Activities - For our membership, we have a full social calendar with events hosted by members new and old,  starting on Derby Day and going through Labor Day.  We have built a large, new sports court to host Pickle ball, Volleyball or Basketball.  

Yacht Club Rental- The Diamond Lake Yacht Club has a beautiful event room overlooking Diamond Lake that can seat over 70 people comfortably, complete with a bar, grilling area and a large kitchen with necessary amenities.  It is an ideal location on beautiful Diamond Lake for your special events. Please look under the About Us tab for the rental information.

All Diamond Lake residents and interested families are encouraged to become members of the DLYC.
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