A little bit of our History . . .
Lake Yosemite Sailing Association (LYSA) was founded in 1988 and designed as a family-oriented racing and cruising association to allow sailing enthusiasts from the community the opportunity to sail, race, travel, and network. Our members come from all walks of life - just about any occupation you can find in the Central Valley. Today, we have more than 90 member families that include individuals and families from Merced, Mariposa, Turlock, Fresno, and other surrounding areas. Members range in age from 6 months to darn near 90 years old. There also seems to be an almost even split between the genders. We have sailors with varying levels of knowledge and expertise. A variety of Sailboats make up the LYSA fleet. The majority are in the 22 foot range, but you can also see lasers rounding the mark with an Express 27. The most popular boat among the members is the Catalina 22, of which there are about 12. There is also a fair MacGregor fleet. Merits, Windmills, and most any other sailboat can also be found on the water.