Berlin Yacht Club is a sailing club located in North Benton, Ohio, on beautiful Berlin Lake. We are a casual, family-friendly organization. Sailors from all walks of life, ages 8 to 80, participate in activities at Berlin Yacht Club. These activities include sailboat races, day sailing, cover dish dinners on Sunday after sailing, open house Discover Sailing Days, Junior Sail Camp, picnics and more. The club has been in continuous existence at Berlin Lake for over 65 years.
Sailboat races are held on Tuesday nights, Wednesday nights, and Sunday afternoons. Hot dogs and other refreshments are served after Tuesday night and Wednesday night sailing. We meet on Sunday afternoons at the launch area around 1:00 p.m., and races start on the water on the water at 2:00 p.m. Members gather at the clubhouse after sailing on Sunday for a cover dish dinner and social time with the other members.
If you are interested in sailing or sailboat racing, click the "Join Us" link for information about member benefits and how to become a member of Berlin Yacht Club.
Conor Ruppen Takes Top Honors at 2016 Highlander Nationals
by Tom Dawson
Conor Ruppen of Berlin Yacht Club is the 2016 National Champion of the Highlander Fleet. Conor and his crew, Carrie Patterson and Joyce Spring, sailed like champions and ran away from the competition at Highlander Nationals held at Indian Lake, Ohio, from July 16 to 21, 2016.
Conor sailed Highlander 1959, which is owned by BYC Members Rob and Joyce Spring. As you may know, Conor is primarily a Thistle sailor, and he had only skippered a Highlander one time before Nationals. Conor praised his crew, stating that they did a fantastic job of playing the vang, calling the shifts, and watching the compass while he drove the boat.
Little Berlin Yacht Club did it again. On Father’s Day weekend we hosted 38 boats at our annual regatta, including 16 Flying Scots, 9 Thistles, 9 Single-handed, and 4 Highlanders. The club went all out in hospitality starting on the Friday night before the regatta and breakfast Saturday morning. Visitors from as far away as western Michigan and Illinois made the trek to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control lake in northeastern Ohio.
Check out the information on the Junior Page.
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