Sail Committee 2016
Ford Yacht Club Race Committee is always looking for volunteers willing to help out with the race committee. We also are always in need of volunteers to be the Race Committee Boats. If you are an FYC member, this is a great way to get work hours and help out the racing program! Please let someone on the race committee know if you are interested

Sail Fleet CaptainKeith Walker
ChairpersonCarey Diehl
Rules and ProtestJim Bryan
PermitsBob Kotrba
Marketing & Race Promotions Peter Polgar
TreasurerDavid Sakowicz
Other Committee Members
Jim OswaldTed Wagner
Doug HoweMatt Jablonski

Meets 1st Tuesday of Every Month at 7:30

Small Boat Racing


Lightning Fleet 233
Ford Yacht Club is the home of Lightning Fleet 233. Lightning sailboats
are the reason there is a lightning bolt in the club burgee, this was the
first class of boats sailed out of FYC when it was founded. Currently FYC has 10 Lightnings on the grounds that dry sail and race. We are looking to grow the fleet with
more boats and crew. If you are interested contact the FYC
Race Committee for more information.

Looking to buy a lightning, check out the class website at

Force 5 Fleet #107   Ford Yacht Club is also host to the local Grosse Ile Force 5 fleet #107. With almost 10 boats in the area, this is an easy way to get out racing as you don’t need to find crew… just get in a boat and race. Great racing for any level of experience and great fun is always to be had with this fleet. For more information, check out the class website at

 Big Boat Racing

PHRF – Spinnaker and Jib and Main Racing

FYC has a long tradition of big boat racing and offering both Spinnaker and Jib
and Main races throughout the year. Come join us for good times racing your boat
and sharing stories afterwards with your friends. This year will offer a great line up of
races, some new,some old, and some venues changed. For more information on getting
your boat rated for PHRF-LE, visit

One Design – S2 7.9 Fleet #15

Ford Yacht Club is now home to the S2 7.9 Fleet #15. There are 4 boats kept on property
and 4 other boats in the area. Join us in helping the fleet grow! One design racing is some
of the most competitive racing there is and this is a great boat to get started in!
For more information on the S2 7.9 visit


Family Learn to Sail


2015 will be the beginning of the Ford Yacht Club Family Learn to Sail
Program.  The goal of the program is to increase knowledge in the sport of sailing and sailboat racing to both youth and adults. The classes will take place using
the historic Lightning Sailboat that
has been a cornerstone of FYC dating back to the founding of the club.
In order to get the program off and running, we are currently running a “Buy a Brick” fundraiser. This fundraiser will raise funds to buy training
boats, safety boats and other needed improvements/equipment as needed
to promote a safe learning environment.
Please visit to help support the program!

Boat of the Year

 Ford Yacht Club offers perpetual trophies for the Boat of the Year in PHRF Spinnaker and PHRF JAM. For 2015 information visit



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