Welcome to Leatherlips Yacht Club, located on the northwest side of Columbus, Ohio (USA). We’re a casual sailing club with a membership made up of racers, pleasure sailors, and those learning to sail. New members are always welcome!


LYC Youth Member Sailing Night


On Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8ish all Youth Members of LYC are invited to come and sail. There will be supervision on the water, maybe some basic drills and/or games. Parents are encouraged to help rig and de-rig the boat and sit, relax and get to know one another. If up to it, the parents might even venture out to crew for the young skippers.

The Thursday night youth sailing is currently scheduled for every Thursday in August and September. It also serves as a nice non-competitive break from the crazy school pressure and other activities.

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Tuesday Night Laser Spring Series Wrap-Up

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Tuesday was our final series of the Spring Series. It was a fine evening with 8 boats eventually making it to the start line. It was great to welcome Mike Cerrato to the fleet. He  needed some help getting his new boat, my old boat, rigged up but he didn’t need any help sailing it. Mike was a bit late to the start but proceeded to sail right past the fleet and win his first race! Continue reading

Comet in America’s Cup?

Burmuda Race WeekThis photo surfaced from Bermuda Race week that took place this week in Great Sound where the Americas cup is being held

Camp Fairs Attract Young Sailors

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Thanks to Anne Filbert  and Mark Hess for participating in the 2016 SWEPP Summer Camp/Enrichment Fair on Sunday, February 21  at the Shops at Worthington Place.

Look for us this week at the following Expo’s :

February 27 – Saturday – 10:00-4:00
Columbus Parent Expo
Tuttle Crossing Mall

March 2 – Wednesday – 4:30-9:30 pm
Dublin Summer Camp Expo
John Sells Middle school

And we are signed up for the Arnold Sports Expo!  March 3-6

Club History Videos

Below are 2 links to video’s that have been put together about LYC.

The first video was arranged by Kathy Muenz and showed for the first time at the Winter Banquet/Social on January 30.

The second video is also on YouTube at LeatherlipsYC2015

Please enjoy these video accounts of LYC History and Activities.

LYC History Video 1

LYC History Video 2

Club History Series – Part 3


The link below is Part 3 of the 5 part  Leatherlips Yacht Club History Lesson!

The hope is that all members are either reminiscing about the past or learning about LYC for the first time.

LYC has a great history in the sport of sailing AND working with the surrounding communities.

Club History 1980-1984 Part III

Club History Series – Part 1

As everyone probably knows by looking at the Commodore pictures on the wall, LYC has been around for many years.

Part 1 of this series gives some insight to the projects and events that took place between 1972 and 1975.

Club History 1972-1975