We are a private volunteer Sailing Club dedicated to beachable sailboats and exploring Hoover reservoir. We encourage you to stop by and see our club and grounds. We do keep the Columbus Sailing Club grounds secure, so perhaps arrange a rendezvous on a windy day when one of our sailors can show you around. Please drop us a line, we look forward to hearing from you and getting you out on Hoover Reservoir.
Our Sailing Club features a beautiful tree lined road that leads to our location leased to us by the City of Columbus, Parks and Recreation. We are situated on a small strip of land at the north end of Hoover Reservoir, that features a park like setting with trees, bushes, long grasses and wildflowers. We maintain the Club Grounds to feature wild areas, faithful to the natural features and fauna.
“Our location is easily accessible for a quick retreat to a rustic cabin nestled by the lake..." Columbus Sailing Club
Sailing Club members are able to keep their boats and trailers on the premises all year round. In early summer, the boats are taken off the trailers and secured by the waters edge.
Sailing Club members are able to keep their boats by the waters edge. As the lake recedes in late summer, early fall, the boats are kept down closer to the lake, making for a small push to the water. In the late fall, the boats are placed back on the trailers and secured until early summer.
Our Sailing Club House is a rustic cabin. While it does not feature electricity or running water, it does provide shelter from the rain, and summer heat. The Club house has large screened in windows on both sides allowing cool breezes to flow through. All of the members seem to enjoy the rustic simplicity of our Club House. You won't find concrete and stainless steel fixtures here. Just grass, pine and cedar shake - and a great view of the lake.
Our Sailing Club is our retreat, our sanctuary from the pace of the work week. Our Club House and grounds are simple, and easy to maintain.
We hope you share our apprecation of a simpler approach. We allow the native grasses and shrubs to grow tall, which is more in keeping with the natural state of the area and has prevented the visits of our uninvited and unwelcomed guests, the Canadian Geese - who have yet to learn how to clean up after themselves.
We encourage you to explore all that Hoover Reservoir has to offer, especially the northern area of Hoover Reservoir and the Mud Hen Marsh area, a wetland bird sanctuary.
Hoover Reservoir has abundant birdlife: Bald Eagles, Turkey Vultures, Blue Herons, Red Crested Blackbirds and Carolina Wrens, are just a few the birds that surround and frequent our Club.
There is much to be explored on over 4,700 acres of peaceful and serene landscape at Hoover Reservoir.