The Saylorville Yacht Club's main priority is the safety of our members and guests. At this time, the SYC Board has decided in the interest of following the State of Iowa's best practices and the safety of our members, we will be cancelling the remaining events for the year of 2020 for the time being. We will continue to monitor the situation at hand and if it is deemed safe to do so, we will arrange events as soon as we can. Please check back here, on our calendar, and our COVID-19 blog post for more information.


We wanted to share our status for on-the-water events. We are sorry to announce, that due to COVID-19, The Army Corps of Engineers has notified us that no permits will be granted for on-the-water events for the remainder of 2020. This applies to the Saylorville Yacht Club, Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School, and all other organizations that wish to meet on the lake.

We hope that this status will soon change as we are excited to get back to racing as soon as possible. We will provide updates as they become available.

Update as of 7/1/2020: Although we are still not permitted to hold on-the-water gatherings, we have been allowed to host our Wednesday night race series and will start Wednesday, July 1st. More info on the Wednesday Night Race Series page. We have incorporated some changes to facilitate proper social distancing. Please familiarize yourself with the updated instructions and practices if you are interested in racing with us on Wednesday. See you there! 

Helpful links:


Covid-19 Blog Post

Iowa Department of Health - COVID-19 Updates and Best Practices

Thank you and stay safe,

Saylorville Yacht Club Board of Directors

Welcome To Saylorville Yacht Club

Saylorville Yacht Club is a thriving group of sailors whose boats are based at Saylorville Lake Marina, just 15 minutes north of Des Moines. The club exists to promote the enjoyment of sailing and the company of sailors. We are organized on a solid tripod of social, educational, and racing activities.

Membership provides "instant friends" with the common bond of sailing. Our club has a full calendar of parties, on-the-water events, dockside gatherings, and racing. Affordable courses are available to sharpen your skills; and you can test those skills in our challenging, low-cost racing program. From the first party in February to the annual banquet in November, you'll look forward to events every month.  

If "sailing is forever," so are the friendships you'll make and the memories you'll keep as a member of the Saylorville Yacht Club. It's an enthusiastic group of sailors, and we've saved a spot for you.  Welcome aboard!

Upcoming events

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Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School offers courses to all ages - visit the SYCSS website to learn more.

Saylorville Yacht Club's race officials and sailing instructors are certified by the United States Sailing Association. Members now receive 20% of their US Sailing dues using SYC's MVP Account at US Sailing (click here)

SYC Members receive 50% off their Boat U.S. membership - click here to learn more

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Contact us

Saylorville Yacht Club
PO Box 403
Polk City, IA 50226

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In addition to our regular membership, SYC has membership levels for non-boat owners, people interested in serving as crew, and junior members. Click Here for more information. 

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