The Aspen Yacht Club was started in 1968 for the purpose of promoting the development of sailing. The club is located at beautiful Ruedi Reservoir, up the Frying Pan River, approximately 18 miles East of Basalt, Colorado. The club is a nonprofit, section 501(c)(7) organization with about 80 memberships.

Aspen Yacht Club operates under special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, White River National Forest.

Perhaps the best asset of the club is there is no electricity, running water, or cell service, so members can truly enjoy spending quality time sailing during the summer months in the Colorado Rocky Mountains!



Brian Connelly, Commodore

There are several events each year that are open to the public:

The Aspen Open Regatta is scheduled near the end of July and brings together nearly 50 sailboats from around Colorado to compete in dinghy and keelboat racing.
Please support Woody Creek Distillers, our presenting sponsor for the 2014-2016 regattas!

Regatta Information

In June we host an Open House where anyone interested in joining the club is welcome to attend to get a better understanding of what the club is all about.
Open House Information

Young aspiring sailors, ages 10-18, can take a class through the Aspen Recreation Center.
Aspen Rec. Sailing