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The alternative to dangerous deep ocean sailing can be found in utah’s largest most under-utilized lake..

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Richard Markosian

by Al Sachrov

Salt Lake is one of the best kept secrets in Salt Lake.

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For Captain JR Reynolds, the Great Salt Lake provides some of the best sailing in the country. Reynolds and his wife, Sue, sail the 27-foot NAUTI GIRL and provide charter, leasing, and sailing lessons for pirates and salty dogs alike through their company, The Great Salt Lake Experience. Reynolds is quick to point out that the wetlands bordering the lake provide the vapors that residents are reluctant to inhale. Once out of the harbor the clean air and steady breezes are a sailor’s dream.

“What attracts sailors to the lake is that there are few power boats. The wind is so consistent that once we were able to sail eight hours in one direction without tacking the sails,” he said.

Reynolds has been sailing the Salt Lake since 1989. Several years earlier he was an instant convert to the pastime. “After the first time I got in a sailboat, I went home and bought one. It’s a zen sport that allows you freedom and a chance to be at one with the wind and water. Once you cast off the dock lines you’re on the way to somewhere,” he said.

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To introduce more people to the lake, Reynolds’ charter service offers two-to-four hour cruises.   One such foray resulted in an onboard marriage proposal with the prospective groom tying the engagement ring to the boat’s wheel!

Sailing and corporate team building cruises also allow beginning sailors the opportunity to develop nautical skills while talking like pirates. For Reynolds, any time of year beckons to the open water. But with all of the runoff that is occurring, lake levels are rising and there will be fewer problems with reefs and sandbars.

“This will be an excellent year to sail,” he said. §

If you would like to try sailing this summer on the Great Salt Lake visit: http://sailutah.com/

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Great Salt Lake Yacht Club

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In Salt Lake City, Utah, Great Salt Lake Yacht Club is based at P.O. Box 26201. To contact the marina directly dial 801-250-1898. Great Salt Lake Yacht Club offers direct passage to the water and other amenities within Salt Lake City. Currently there are no reviews for Great Salt Lake Yacht Club.

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Bear Lake Yacht Club

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Bear Lake Yacht Club est. 1971

Bear Lake is a Freshwater Lake straddling the Utah/Idaho Border. It lies about 130 Miles North of Salt Lake City, Utah & is approximately 20 Miles Long (N to S) and 8 Miles Wide (E to W). Elevation is approximately 5912 ft. above Sea Level. The Lake usually freezes in the winter but is a Beautiful Azure Blue Color all summer long. There is one large State operated marina on the west shore that includes berths for about 300 boats.

The  BEAR LAKE YACHT CLUB  was organized on November 19, 1971.

We have existed since that time as a group of concerned Bear Lake boaters.

Although named a “Yacht Club”, we cater to all persons interested in boating and the continued preservation of Bear Lake. The Club is concerned about environmental issues affecting the Bear Lake area as exemplified through the incorporation of the ecology insignia on the club burgee.

The Club organizes and sponsors social events, sailboat races, and other member activities. An important role of the BEAR LAKE YACHT CLUB is to serve as a conduit for communications between its members and state and local government authorities. The Club has a long-standing history of cooperation with the Bear Lake State Park Marina. Anyone interested in boating activities and/or the preservation of Bear Lake is invited and encouraged to join the Club.

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