Lakewood distinguishes itself as a premier private yacht club in various ways.
Design Award 2020
Hosted the RS21 North American Championships
Selected to Host Opti-Team Trials 2020 (2021 due to COVID Cancellation)
Selected as one the nations 10 best Yacht Club’s by Robb Report 1987?
Harvest Moon Regatta – largest port to port regatta run on the Gulf Coast
Keels and Wheels
Youth Sailing Program
Excellence in Amenities and Facilities
Regular capital investment to facilities.
Dining Room Remodel
Marina (Clean Marina certification, sheds, bulkhead, fuel dock, fish cleaning station, pump-out station, WiFi, etc)
Caliber of Staff and Professional Service Levels
Immediate past GM helmed club for 43 years.
7 employees have been promoted within last 3 years
Memberships to CMAA, NCA, ACF, MATT, PCO, & PCMA
Youth Sailing Coaches often selected to coach at national and international levels
Quality and Commitment of Membership
Membership grew 10% in 2019
Volunteerism generates 10s of thousands of dollars annually for charity
Commodore’s Ball, Blessing of the Fleet traditions
Governance and Prudent Fiscal Management
Continuous investment into capital facilities without membership assessments
Adapting to Changing Times
Strategic planning every 5 years involving members and staff
Keelboat fleet with concierge service (Uber style offering)
New software system that allows for more convenient interface for members and staff
Regular reinvestment into tech