Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation

Teaching the community to sail, race, and love the sport of sailing!

Welcome to the CLCSF, where our goal is to provide an easy and affordable way for everyone to enjoy sailing on Lake Chautauqua.  We focus on High School team racing, as well as youth through adult sailing courses and education. CLCSF is a Non-profit Community-based organization founded in 2015. Our boats are located just off of Lakewood Beach in Lakewood, NY.

CLCSF in conjunction with CLYC is hosting the I-LYA Opti Championship on July 20th at Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club. For more information and to register, click on the CLYC Registration Page.

Spring Opti Clinics and Regattas

Our competitive high school sailing team was a little slow to start up this year with the extended frost and winter weather. We finally got our docks and boats into the water at the start of April. We are celebrating the 30th year of the Annual Turner Opti Clinic, which introduces beginners to the basics of sailing as well as includes learn to race for the returning sailors – to run May 26th through June 23rd, ages 5 to 15. CLCSF will also be conducting a P.E. Elective Sailing Course with Southwestern Middle School in May.

As always, life jackets are available all participants.

More information on our current programs can be found on our Programs page. Don’t forget you can now register online!

Not sure if you’re ready to join the team? That’s ok! Come down and sit in on a practice or two, interested sailors are always welcome any time.

Recent High School Sailing Team Results

All-Girls Qualifier Regatta @ Buffalo Yacht Club, April 21, 2024

1Amherst Central High SchoolAmherst Central1818
2West IrondequoitWest Irondequoit 12828
3Nardin AcademyVarsity4242
4NicholsNichols SchoolVikings5858
5Southwestern CentralSouthwestern Central High SchoolTrojans 16060
6Buffalo SeminaryBuffalo SeminaryRed-Tailed Hawks6868
7West IrondequoitWest Irondequoit 27676
8Southwestern CentralSouthwestern Central High SchoolTrojans 29191