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!



Ryan Kaser, Commodore

Each year the club hosts the Aspen Open Regatta. It is scheduled near the end of July and brings together nearly 50 sailboats from around Colorado to compete in dinghy and keelboat racing. This event is open to the public. For more information click: Regatta Information

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

Summer camp participants from Challenge Aspen enjoy an afternoon sail:

challenge aspen