Lake Guntersville Sailing Club

The objective of Lake Guntersville Sailing Club to advance the pleasure, education and the experience of its members through organized events centered around sailboats.

Our Dock Master is Quill Briggs: 256-652-0916 [email protected]

[03/29/16]   Don't miss the Guntersville Cup April 8 - 10, 2016. Skippers meeting Friday night at 7:00. Contact Brent Beam or John Streatfeild for all the details.

[10/22/15]   If anyone has pics of the Autumn Challenge feel free the share them with us.

[10/11/15]   Two major races coming the Autumn Challenge is next weekend, contact Clark Mason for registration. Also the Great River Race at Browns Creek Sailing Association is Oct 23 & 24.

Choosing the Right Headsail for your Sailboat - Sail Magazine Choosing the Right Headsail for your Sailboat

[09/15/15]   Don't forget the Second Annual Pig Roast this Saturday, Sept. 19th, at 5:00. This was a big event last year so we decided to bring it back. Looking for a great crowd.

[08/14/15]   Don't forget to let Clark Mason know if you plan to go to the Goose Pond Cruise labor Day weekend.

Six Useful Lessons Every Sailor Should Read >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

These are all great tips but i think #4 - It’s not always easy to sail the shortest course, has been the hardest for me. The 2,225-nautical mile Transpac is an ultra-marathon of a regatta. And as with any sporting event of this caliber and difficulty, it is a test of...

Think you know your sailing knots? - Sail Magazine

How well do you know your knots? Think you know your sailing knots?

A midnight encounter with a Navy ship and what we learned from it. | Sailfeed

Great although a little scary story about navigating at night. I was sleeping on the port settee, the first time since we started this trip back in NYC that we were on starboard tack and I wasn't hanging in the lee cloth. So a nice...

[06/09/15]   Don't forget the Dock Walk party this Saturday at 5:00! Bring your favorite appetizer, dessert and beverage to share and enjoy a dock party! Hope to see everyone there!

[05/14/15]   A few club members have expressed an interest in a cruise to Decatur Memorial Day weekend for the Balloon festival if interested contact Will.

[05/07/15]   Lake Guntersville Sailing Club is having their annual Shrimp Boil this Saturday May 9th. Look forward to seeing everyone there.

Dauphin Island Storm

Seems a long time to wait to hand out life jackets...
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those that were lost. This was the deadly storm the struck the race fleet during the 2015 Dauphin Island Race

[04/08/15]   Update on Sterling, he is doing well after surgery and will be recovering at home in a few days. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers!

[04/07/15]   Sterling Phillips an LGSC club member for many years will have heart surgery today. Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers.


Ahoy sailors, we are having our first cruise of the year. Meet us at the Guntersville City Docks at noon Saturday March 28th. Come by boat or car. We will get lunch at Cafe 336 or Bridge Cafe or other fine establishments within walking distance from the dock. Then after, enjoy a nice sail back to the marina.

[03/09/15]   Join us for good food, fun and surprise entertainment at our St. Paddy's Day Party Saturday March 14. Club members meeting starts at 4:00, Hor d'Oeurves at 5 with Dinner at 6. Bring your favorite Irish dish and don't miss out on the fun!!

Across the Atlantic aged 84 - in a garden shed

Breaking all the rules...

ANTHONY SMITH made 40ft by 18ft raft Antiki with pipes and a telegraph pole, setting sail from the Canary Islands at just two knots - slower than walking speed - with a crew of three ageing men.

Situational Awareness: A sailing lesson in life

"I think we need a bigger boat!" by Matthew Reid I have had some time recently to muse upon all the lessons sailing has given to me and am constantly amazed at the length and breadth of the spectrum of overall knowledge learned, as well as the countless ‘pearls of wisdom’ imparted. Sailing as a sport and recreation has lessons at…

9 everyday things a sailor will kick your ass at - Getaway Magazine

#3 has to be my favorite, nobody can bet sailing terminology! You’ll never be as cool as a sailor. Here are 10 everyday things they’d kick your ass at without even trying.

Racing Rules of Sailing: Overlaps that Begin Inside the Zone

Racing Rule review: Overlap inside the zone... How the rules apply when the requirement to give mark-room begins after the boats are in the zone.

Investigating the causes of keel failures

The loss of the keel aboard Cheeki Rafiki, which became the subject of an intensive search last year, sent shockwaves through the sport. This was a standard Beneteau 40.7. With around 800 afloat, it is a modest design with a reputation for being a robust and reliable workhorse so what happened? by Matthew Sheahan, Yachting World To contemplate the loss of your keel is to think the unthinkable. Yet in recent years there have been several cases that have reminded us that this worst-case scenario can and does happen. Many of the recent incidents have been aboard raceboats, often fitted with…

Take Time to Learn CPR | Boating Safety

January is typically a very slow month around our marina, it's cold and grey and few people want to be out on the water. I thought that would be a good time to think about safety practices, this is something that few people are prepared for... On the water we’re not always in a place where we can quickly get help, so we owe it to each other to be prepared.

VIDEO: Sailing highlights in 2014

Sailing Highlights from 2014 A compilation of all different sailing footage shot by Beau Outteridge during 2014. It includes Moths, A-Cats, AC45s, Olympic classes, Kite-boards, Extreme 40s, and many types of keel boats. Video published on Dec 30,

[01/01/15]   Wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year!

VIDEO: Shot out of a cannon

I know a Capt. or two I would have liked to shoot out of a cannon or something! Ben Ainslie Racing, British challenger for the America’s up, was training on their Nacra 20s when the crew joined the boat in flight

LISTEN: Team Vestas Wind provide update on Volvo Ocean Race accident >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

An update on Volvo Ocean Race Team Vestas Wind grounding accident... Abu Dhabi, UAE (December 8, 2014) - Team Vestas Wind commercial and sailing teams, together with Vestas CMO Morten Albæk and CEO of Volvo Ocean Race, Knut

Dave Perry Rules Quiz

Rules of Racing Quiz! How much do you really know? Boat X is beating towards the finishing line in very light winds and adverse current. Just after her bow crosses the finishing line, and to avoid touching the finishing mark, she bears away and sails off the course. Boat Y protests her for failing to completely cross the finishing line. You are on…

Lake Guntersville

Guntersville Christmas Parade is December 13th! Chamber of Commerce

[11/03/14]   We hope everyone will join us for our Annual Gala on Saturday, November 8th. At Gunter's Landing. Cocktails begin at 6. Dinner at 7. Club Awards and Special Recognition's will be presented. Please RSVP to Diane via email at [email protected] if you plan to attend ASAP.

Documentary: Red Dot on the Ocean

Sounds like a fascinating story about a true Sailing adventure. Once labeled a “youth-at-risk,” Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey “a suicide mission.” Braving the icebergs of the Arctic and the…

Young sailing star hanged herself after being prescribed acne treatment which can cause depression

How sad, so young and such promising young life gone. Jessica Eales' body was found the day after her 17th birthday. A note at her home read: 'I am sorry, I love you with all my heart'


Busy week-end ahead of us, Autumn Challenge, the Open House Saturday and of course Saturday night we will have a great Italian Dinner! Hope to see everyone there. As always, looking for volunteers in the kitchen.

Lake Guntersville Sailing Club | Sailing on Lake Guntersville

Hope everyone is preparing to join in the Autumn Challenge October 18. This year we are having a new event a Poker Run in addition to the regular Challenge Race. Go to for more details. Join us for racing or cruising on beautiful Lake Guntersville, Alabama

Fall Colors: Where to see the best colors in Alabama and Tennessee If there's one thing the Tennessee Valley is known for -- it's brilliant fall color. With fall officially arriving Monday evening at 9:29 p.m. C.T., we know the fall colors will soon begin sweeping...

Tactics: Of Choices and Instinct

Those who fail at the game tend to be ditherers. There are fundamental rules to follow when racing on a lake, and when the shorelines influence the wind, it pays to follow your instincts, too.

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