Okoboji Yacht Club kicks off 80th season

The Okoboji Yacht Club kicked off its 80th season on Friday, June 1 with it’s first Friday social of the season.

The current Okoboji Yacht Club is located on South Manhattan Beach. The yacht club leases the facility from the Okoboji Sailing School. Construction started on the current sailing facility in September, 1997 and was completed in June, 1998. Today’s Okoboji Yacht Club has about 500 members and 65 registered sailboats. It hosts five classes of boats, the X, MC, C, Yngling and 2.4 Meter boats. Club races are conducted on Saturday and Sunday mornings from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The OYC hosts a variety of social events for sailors and non-sailors. The Friday Nite Socials are a popular gathering time and the club hosts a large yacht club party once a month during June, July and August. Bridge and mahjong groups also meet at the clubhouse on a weekly basis.

For additional information about the Okoboji Yacht Club, visit online at http://www.oycia.org

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