Lake DuBay between Wausau and Stevens Point is a terrific sailing lake - and the Lake DuBay Sailing Association is a terrific sailing organization. The club welcomes all types of sailboats--from single-handed scows to cruising boats and everything in between. LDBSA is extremely affordable. To belong to the club, participate in all its activities, and park your boat in the boatyard costs just $100 a season.
LDBSA is convenient. Sailors from Merrill to Port Edwards, Wausau to Wisconsin Rapids find it relatively quick and easy to get to the boatyard, launch their craft, and be under sail. The boatyard is just a few hundred yards from the double-ramp boat launch and dock just above the dam on the east shore of the lake. The road to the launch area is free of power lines and trees. The launch area has plenty of room for parking and readying the boat.
Club members are a diverse and fun-loving group. Some have been sailing a long time. Others are new to the sport. Many are families with husband and wife and kids all enjoying the sport of sailing. There's no yacht club snobbery or pecking order here. Everyone has a good time. From day sailing, to racing, to fun events on the water, to annual spring and fall banquets, to beers and burgers after a day of sailing, the Lake DuBay Sailing Association really has it all.
If you're thinking of sailing, or have a boat sitting in your yard or garage but think you have to get to Lake Superior or Door County to get her wet, check out the Lake DuBay Sailing Association and see why our motto is Sail DuBay!
LDBSA is a club for all sailors
Spring and Fall Banuqet
Calendar varies year to year depending on what club members want to do
Great tradition of racing
Cruising, and Social events
Boat yard for seasonal storage for ready to sail boats
Very inexpensive membership dues and fees
LDBSA has something to offer anyone!
The Lake DuBay Sailing Association is a group of sailors from Central Wisconsin sharing the knowledge and enjoyment of sailing with others. Through our activities and friendships we provide the opportunity to improve sailing skills, enjoy the beautiful waters of Lake DuBay, meet new and interesting people, and challenge the mind and body – all while preserving the surrounding environment.
Lake Dubay is between Stevens Point, Wausau, and Marshfield. We normally launch for our club activities at the east launch just north of the dam.
We have a boat yard for dry sailing so you can keep your sailboat nearby fully rigged and ready to go. The fees for the yard are very affordable, so check with a club officer for details.
Ever wonder what racing is all about?
Racing is the best way to improve your boat handling skills and to learn about sailing. By sailing with other boats you will learn how to make your sailboat go faster in any direction, to learn sail trim techniques, and to learn how to adjust your boat for varying wind conditions. And it’s FUN! Club racing with LDBSA is laid back and friendly so every one has a great time.
Club racing is generally one Saturday per month and two Tuesday evenings per month. We host one two-day regatta in August - The Governor's Cup, which is in it's 31st year for 2012.
There are no racing fees for 2012. You must be a club member to participate ($15 membership fee) The Governor's Cup is $35.00 for racing with T-shirts and meals priced ala-carte.
We follow the Racing Rules of Sailing (available on line and through U.S. Sailing) and will coach any newcomer through the basics. Come give it a try!
Social events include a spring and fall banquet, picnics after races, and events such as social cruising events to the Apostle Islands, poker runs, and fun races. We also trailer to other lakes for variety and to experience the adventure of cruising. Different club members generally plan these events and anyone wanting to participate can do so. Our social calendar can vary throughout the season so it’s important to review the news section or calendar on the website.