Lake Pleasant Sailing Club
'Sailing, Friendship, And Education' Are What It's About
June 1, 2016
The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club welcomes sailors of all stripes! We are an active Club based on Lake Pleasant, Ariz., (NW of Phoenix) but the Club also hosts boating events in California, on other Arizona lakes, and on land.
The Club's mission is to promote recreational and social programs, seamanship, and water safety. It encourages and establishes good will between the Club and other yacht clubs and sailing associations. Last, it organizes opportunities for members to take part in all forms of yachting and boating.
In 2012 Lake Pleasant Sailing Club celebrated 35 years of sailing, education and friendship. A host of Club events culminated with a Big Birthday Bash in September, the month the club was founded.
Join us for stress-free, sailing-related adventures with old and new friends! While you may not know the boat, and you may not know the skipper or the crew, when you see this LPSC burgee, you have a friend; a person who loves the quiet of the lake or the roar of the ocean; someone who knows the thrill of a 30 degree heel at seven knots, or a friend who is just learning the joys of sailing. Whatever the circumstances, when you see this burgee, remember - these are friends on board. We are the friends who enjoy the sea, the thrills, and the understanding and friendship known to all sailors.
Part Of The LPSC History
Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC) was founded in 1977 and currently has approximately 100 member families. LPSC sponsors approximately 16 weekend cruises per year at Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix, Ariz. The cruises usually involve sailing the lake and then rafting up (each boat puts out an anchor and ties up alongside the other boats) in a designated cove for the evening meal and spending the night.
The cruises usually have a theme such as President's Day, Mardi Gras, Cinco De Mayo, Veteran's Day, etc. LPSC also sponsors midweek cruises throughout the sailing season (fall, winter and spring). LPSC sponsors out-of- town cruises to other lakes, Catalina Island, San Diego, etc. LPSC has monthly general membership meetings which include a presentation of interest to members. The calendar also includes off-the-water social events such as the Ice Cream Social, Holiday Party, Wine & Cheese Party, etc.
LPSC has a mission of educating its members in all things involving sailing and sailing safety. This includes presentations at general membership meetings and a special Ladies Day at the Lake that was inaugurated in 2009. This was an all-day event with classroom and on-the-water training by professional instructors for the ladies.
When the newly constructed facilities were opened in the spring of 1977 at Lake Pleasant, a cruising, educational and social club for sail boaters was proposed. The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC) was formed at the lake in September 1977. Our first Commodore was George Lauman, who was re-elected in 1978. George served as our Senior Staff Commodore through 2002.
In 1979, under Commodore Bill Wright, our club was incorporated as a non-profit organization and the by-laws were accepted.
For more information about the history of LPSC, visit http://www.lakepleasantsailing.com/about-lpsc.html.
For more about LPSC in general, contact Lake Pleasant Sailing Club at