Cleveland yacht clubs began in 1878: See vintage photos
By Laura Johnston | June 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Cleveland yacht clubs began in 1878: See vintage photos
Cleveland Yachting Club opened at end of East 9th Street in 1895. It sat in North Coast Harbor until it was moved by barge to the middle of the Rocky River in 1914. (Cleveland Press)
The Mentor Harbor Yacht Club in 1936. (Cleveland Press)
A sailboat in the harbor of White City Yacht Club in 1938. (Cleveland Press)
White City Beach Yacht Club. (Cleveland Press)
Aerial view of Lakeside Yacht Club in 1946. (Cleveland Press)
Rowboats lined up at Edgewater Yacht Club, 1964. (Cleveland Press)
Aerial photo of Mentor Lagoons, 1957. (Cleveland Press)
Boats docked at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, 1954. (Cleveland Press)
Children swimming at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, 1963. (Cleveland Press)
Children sailing at Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, 1962. (Cleveland Press)
Sailboat race at Mentor Harbor. (Cleveland Press)
Annual children's outing for Northeast Yacht Club with In 1963. (Cleveland Press)
Lakeside Yacht Club, 1962. (Cleveland Press)
Aerial of Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, 1950. (Cleveland Press)
Mentor Harbor Yacht Club, 1938. (Cleveland Press)
An aerial view of Edgewater Yacht Club, 1951. (Cleveland Press)
Foggy Day at Lakeside Yacht Club, 1980. (Cleveland Press)
Northeast Yacht Club celebrating its 50th anniversary. in 1995. (Plain Dealer photo)
James Parks, founding member of the Intercity Yacht Club, (Jim Gayle, The Plain Dealer)
Dave & Mailyn Buckel at Lakeside Yacht Club, 1987. (Plain Dealer)
The race committee members of the Cleveland Yachting Club in 1990. (Cleveland Press)
Crewmembers on Gotcha work to get the spinnaker down during the Tartan 10 one design class race on Sunday, June 23, 2002 off of Edgewater Yacht Club It was the second day of 2002 Cleveland Race Week. (Lynn Ischay, The Plain Dealer)
A group of 420 class sailboats let out their colorful spinnaker sails June 22, 2011 during Junior Sailing Day for Cleveland Race Week on Lake Erie. The sailing race event hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club had almost 200 sailors. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)
The J24 2002 North American Championship Sailboat Race at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland. (Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer)
The Cleveland Yachting Club at the mouth of Rocky River where the river splits Rocky River and Lakewood July 26, 2007. (John Kuntz, cleveland.com)
Junior sailboaters race across the Cleveland skyline during the 2014 Cleveland Race Week Junior Travelers Series Regatta at Edgewater Yacht Club on June 18, 2014. (Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer)
Cleveland Yachting Club was the first in Cleveland, organized in 1878. Now there are probably a dozen yacht clubs from Lorain to Mentor.
They each have storied histories, and flags, and rivalries. Here’s a taste of their history.
The group built its first club house in downtown Cleveland, at the base of East 9th Street, in 1895, and remained there until 1914.
CYC: In 1914, Cleveland Yachting Club arranged with the Lakewood Yacht Club to pay off that club’s debt with its purchase of Beaver Island in the Rocky River. The clubs merged, and CYC loaded its club house onto three barges and moved to the island.
In 1946 the Greater Cleveland Boating Assn. was established by the commodore of the Forest City Yacht Club to “pressure city, state, and federal governments” to advance water recreation. The group represents 30 clubs and 50,000 boat owners.