The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club history, activities and investment in the Great Salt Lake
The Great Salt Lake Yacht Club’s origin predates Utah’s Statehood. Organized in 1877, the club has operated from the Marina at the south end of the Lake, with its primary purpose to promote, develop and preserve recreational sailing and enjoyment of the Great Salt Lake. The GSLYC’s activities, membership and existence are inextricably tied to the health and well-being of the Great Salt Lake.
Sailing on the Lake is a unique experience presenting opportunities and challenges that test any sailor’s skills. The shallow lake creates ever changing navigation conditions and determines the extent of sailing activities on the lake. Whether racing or cruising, Great Salt Lake sailors depend on adequate, clean and safe waters to enjoy this most unusual and unique sailing opportunity.
I continue to represent the Club in these issues and participate with FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake and the Coalition to Keep the Lake Great in matters concerning the Lake and its environment.