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Portage Yacht Club is a small, privately-owned club located on the south shore of Portage Lake near Pinckney, MI. The Club has a rich history of sailing competition tracing back to 1953 when the first races were held on the lake. Members of the Club have won national or North American championships in the Rebel, Interlake, Sunfish, and Flying Scot classes since that time as well as US SAILING's Smythe Trophy for junior singlehanded sailors and the Adams Cup for women.
The Club has race officers and judges that are certified by US SAILING and has hosted the Interlake and Rebel Nationals, as well as district championships in the Interlake, Laser, and Flying Scot classes and the US SAILING Junior Boardsailing National Championship.
Midwest Sailing, located adjacent to the Club, has a full array of sailing gear and parts as well as new and used boats for sale.
From May to November, the Club has full dining services as well as a deli.
Races are held from May through September. Sunfish, Lasers, and MC Scows race on Tuesday evening (7:00 PM Warning Signal, 6:30 PM in September), Interlakes and Flying Scots race on Thursday evenings (same schedule) as well as each weekend (1:30 PM Warning Signal with a second race usually following).