Sodus Bay Junior Sailing Association, Inc. SBJSA was founded in 1956 by several forward thinking yacht club members as a means to teach children and young adults the basics of swimming, sailing and seamanship. The Association was formed as a 501(c)3 educational organization in order to qualify as a school and a tax exempt method of fundraising and giving. Commitment and dedication to this program are evident in the numerous youth sailors who go on to become sailing and swimming instructors as well as those who continue their sailing career into college and beyond. Our presence within the community is widely known through the annual barbeque fundraisers, golf tournaments and scholarship funds. We fully recognize and greatly appreciate the unparalleled support of our founding families, endowment donors and charitable contributors. We are reminded of the positive impact we continue to make within the community and among our sailing families as we see generation after generation arrive each summer at SBJSA. To find out more or register for camp please visit SBJSA at http://www.sbjsa.org
The protected harbor of Great Sodus Bay creates a perfect location for family fun on the water. Settled in 1794 and lying halfway between Rochester and Oswego, this little known harbor is often referred to as the Crown Jewel of Lake Ontario. When the wind is from the north the water of the bay is calm and when the wind is from the south the water of the lake is calm, giving boaters a place to have fun on most all occasions. From the state park and beach on Lake Ontario to fishing, sailing, motor boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming or just exploring or relaxing this is the destination that your family could be enjoying every weekend of the summer.
Welcome to the Sodus Bay Yacht Club. Our club was founded in 1893 and its present location is on the Sodus Point peninsula facing southwest into the bay. Our membership is a diverse brush stroke of people from all walks of life. What we all have in common is our love for the waterfront culture. Throughout the years our members have built, maintained and expanded our facilities. Our clubhouse has bath facilities, a restaurant and bar. Our docks are set up for some 60 boats. Our property hosts events throughout the season with plenty of parking, dry sail and motor boat storage for fun on the water. Every weekend can be a vacation at the SBYC during the summer season.
The Sodus Bay Yacht Club is offering United States Sailing Association (USSA) sailing instruction to adults (18+). The SBYC Adult Learn to Sail (SALTS) program is open to members and non-members alike. Pre-scheduled group sessions consist of 12 hrs. of lessons over four consecutive weeks. Private lessons and Discover Sailing day sails around the bay are also available. Here at the Sodus Bay Yacht Club we are providing "Ideal" boats at an "ideal" location. We use Ideal-18 keelboats that are stable and friendly to sail, and the sheltered, yet expansive Sodus Bay presents an "ideal" location for basic sailing instruction. Group lessons are given by certified sailing instructors who are experienced skippers of sailboat racing and cruising. There will be one instructor for every two students. The instruction is designed for adults with little or no prior sailing experience. With an emphasis on safety and having fun, sailors learn to sail at their own pace − beginner or seasoned. Lessons include classroom and on-the-water instruction where you will practice and learn small boat basic skills: