Sailing Fleets and Activity Groups at LSC
Four fleets are active at LSC:
Melges 17, Sunfish, Lasers, Lightnings, - and in the winter, DN
ice boats. A number of members also have radio controlled Victorias
and sail them from time to time.
The latest "hot" boat - fast and fun in light or heavy air. The Melges 17 is the fastest, sportiest compact Scow around. Light and easy sailing, the hull weighs 335 lbs and the carbon fiber spar is only 16 lbs. The Melges 17 Features an advanced underdeck board system. It also incorporates innovative sailing concepts such as the exclusive Melges Hands Free Kite System™ (HFKS), roller furling Kevlar® jib with recessed roller furler, self-stepping mast design, new foil rudder and shaped boards derived from aluminum extrusions.
Easy to sail and a great beginner's boat that also can challenge
the most seasoned sailor, the 14-foot Sunfish attracts sailors
at all levels of skill. The sunfish sails under a single, low-profile
lateen sail, that is simple to rig and control. The boat is usually
raced solo, but readily accommodates two. The Sunfish fleet races
on Wednesdays. Alanna Harvey is the Fleet Captain and can be reached
by using the Contact
Us page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Sunfish"). Click
here for the Lake Lansing Sunfish Fleet Home Page.
The Laser is a 14-foot, single-handler with a mainsail. As of
1993, it also is an Olympic class boat. Sometimes described as
a physically demanding boat, the Laser, nevertheless, attracts
sailors from teenagers to senior citizens. Many beginning sailors
learn racing in a Laser. This fleet races on Wednesday evenings
from Memorial Day until early September. Doug Carlson is currently
the captain. You can reach him by using the
page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Lasers"). Click
here for the Lake Lansing Laser Fleet Home Page.
The Wayfarer is a 16-foot centerboard dingy, and is a growing fleet at the Lansing Sailing Club. This boat is sailed all over the world and has an active group of sailors in the US. The Wayfarer is raced with a crew of
two under a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. For day sailing, three or four can comfortably sail in the boat. Veteran
sailors in the Lansing Sailing Club are always eager to help new sailors get started. Jim fletcher is currently our fleet captain.
You can reach him by by using the Contact
Us page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Lightnings").
The Lightning, a 19-foot centerboard dingy, is the largest of
the club's fleet boats. The Lightning is raced with a crew of
three under a mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. More than 15,000 Lightnings
have been built and fleets exist throughout the world. Veteran
racers are eager to share their skills with novices and help them
acquire the skills with novices and help them acquire the skills
they need to win. Blaine Severin is currently our fleet captain.
You can reach him by by using the Contact
Us page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Lightnings"). Click here for the Lightning Fleet Home
The Victoria One Design is radio controlled model sailboat that is simple, affordable, and easily assembled. The Lansing Sailing Club has a large Victoria fleet, but there hasn't been much organized activity of late. You can reach the Victoria contact by by using the Contact Us page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Victorias").
BloKarts have revolutionized landsailing by providing an inexpensive
way to get involved in an amazing thrill-packed sport. Because
of its small size and extreme maneuverability the blokart can
be used almost anywhere - from beaches to car parks, sports and
recreation areas, tennis courts and now even on ice!. The blokart
is portable enough to fit in the trunk of most cars and can be
assembled from its unique carry bag in a few minutes with no tools
required.Local sailor Doug Carlson introduced the BloKart to Lansing
and it wasn't long before Mike Moody got one and joined Doug sailing
on empty local parking lots - particularly in the fall, winter
and spring when the sailing season on Lake Lansing is over. You
can make contact with our BloKart group by by using the Contact
Us page of the Lansing Sailing Club Web Site (click on "Land