Lake Davenport Sailing Club

Sailing for all in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois

Combined Sailing Club and Sailing School Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 02/13/2020
    • 12/10/2020
    • 11 sessions
    • TBD

    The regularly scheduled LDSC Board Meeting is the 2nd Thursday of each month. The meeting locations will be determined when meeting date gets closer.

    • 05/02/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • LDSC Clubhouse

    Open up the clubhouse and turn on the water. 

    • 05/07/2020
    • 12/30/2020
    • 9 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club house

    MAY Full Moon May 7th 11:45 New Moon May 22nd 18:39 Full Flower Moon

    JUNE Full Moon June 5th 20:12 New Moon June 21st 7:42 Full Strawberry Moon

    JULY Full Moon July 5th 5:44 New Moon July 20th 18:33 Full Buck Moon

    AUGUST Full Moon Aug 3rd 16:59 New Moon Aug 19th 3:42 Full Sturgeon Moon

    SEPTEMBER Full Moon Sept 2nd 6:23 New Moon Sept 17th 12:00 Full Corn Moon

    OCTOBER Full Moon Oct 1st 22:06 New Moon Oct 16th 20:32 Full Hunter’s Moon

    OCTOBER Blue Moon October 31 14:54 Blue Moon

    NOVEMBER Full Moon Nov 30th 9:32 New Moon Nov 15th 5:08 Full Beaver Moon

    DECEMBER Full Moon Dec 30th 3:30 New Moon Dec 14th 16:18 Full Cold Moon


    • 05/16/2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Time to get ready for the sailing season. We'll need to make new wall racks, clean up after the flood water recedes, prep the committee boats, Clean up the clubhouse, organize the storage shed, and set up the school boats. We need all the help we can get. Start early with your obligation for 10 hour work assessment. See you Saturday,

    • 05/18/2020
    • 07/06/2020
    • LDSC 1255 E. River Dr, Davenport Iowa 52803
    • 3
    Register

    The course includes:

    • Total of 20 hours of combined training both on the water and on land. You will learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
    • A US Sailing "Basic Keelboat" textbook and study material is included. 
    • CLASSES WILL BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE; We will target May 18th thru July 6th but will adjust to suit your timing. Most days, evenings and weekends are available.
    • Upon completion of this course and a theory test, students will receive a 1 year membership to US Sailing as well as a US Sailing's Basic Keelboat Certification which is accepted at many locations to rent a boat without a captain.
    • 05/18/2020
    • 05/23/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Lost Grove Lake
    • 8
    Register

    Class #1 Beginner Sailing Level 1 at Lost Grove Lake

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire.
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents.
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines.
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking.
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill….
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Grove+Lake+Wildlife+Management+Area/@41.680975,-90.5114277,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e248b307d67283:0xbd4f200dc72a8836!8m2!3d41.6775277!4d-90.4620266

    • 05/23/2020
    • 09/05/2020
    • 16 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E. River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803
    Register

    Tiller time classes occur every Saturday from May 23th through Sept 5th for sailors wanting to get more independent sailing experience. The registration fee is $200 for the entire summer season.

    • 05/24/2020
    • 08/23/2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803

    2 races every Sunday. The first race starts at 1pm. The second race starts at 3pm.

    • 05/24/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • LDSC Clubhouse

    Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend
    with your fellow Lake Davenport sailors

    at the LDSC Clubhouse,

    6 pm on May 24th

    Hosted by the C-Fleet

    Save the date....Details coming soon







    • 05/25/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E River Drive, Davenport, IA 52803

    1 Race Monday morning at 10:30 followed by lunch and 2 afternoon races

    • 05/25/2020
    • 08/30/2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803

    2 races every Sunday. The first race starts at 1pm. The second race starts at 3pm.

    • 05/25/2020
    • 05/30/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Lost Grove Lake
    • 8
    Register

    Class #2 Beginner Sailing Level 1 at Lost Grove Lake

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire.
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents.
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines.
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking.
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill….
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Grove+Lake+Wildlife+Management+Area/@41.680975,-90.5114277,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e248b307d67283:0xbd4f200dc72a8836!8m2!3d41.6775277!4d-90.4620266

    • 05/27/2020
    • 09/02/2020
    • 15 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803

    The Wednesday evening Race series is every Wednesday at 6pm starting on May 27th through Sept 2nd

    • 06/01/2020
    • 06/06/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Lost Grove Lake
    • 8
    Register

    Class #3 Beginner Sailing Level 1 at Lost Grove Lake

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire.
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents.
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines.
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking.
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill….
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Grove+Lake+Wildlife+Management+Area/@41.680975,-90.5114277,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e248b307d67283:0xbd4f200dc72a8836!8m2!3d41.6775277!4d-90.4620266

    • 06/27/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Quad-Cities Womens’ Outdoor Club

    First Sail Event for QCWOC members 

    1pm to 4pm up to 30 members @ $30/psn


    • 07/03/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • LDSC Club House

    Red White & Boom 2020

    July 3rd RED, WHITE & BOOM viewing party

    Start your 4th of July celebration early with a gathering at the Lake Davenport Sailing Club, Clubhouse, 6:30 pm        save the date.... details coming soon


    • 07/06/2020
    • 07/24/2020
    • LDSC 1255 E. River Dr, Davenport Iowa 52803
    • 5
    Register

    The course includes:

    • Total of 20 hours of combined training both on the water and on land. You will learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards
    • A US Sailing "Basic Keelboat" textbook and study material is included. 
    • CLASSES WILL BE ARRANGED TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE; We will target July 6th thru July 24th but will adjust to suit your timing. Most days, evenings and weekends are available.
    • Upon completion of this course and a theory test, students will receive a 1 year membership to US Sailing as well as a US Sailing's Basic Keelboat Certification which is accepted at many locations to rent a boat without a captain.
    • 07/06/2020
    • 07/11/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Lost Grove Lake
    • 8
    Register

    Class #4 Beginner Sailing Level 1 at Lost Grove Lake

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire.
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents.
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines.
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking.
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill….
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Grove+Lake+Wildlife+Management+Area/@41.680975,-90.5114277,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e248b307d67283:0xbd4f200dc72a8836!8m2!3d41.6775277!4d-90.4620266

    • 07/27/2020
    • 08/01/2020
    • 6 sessions
    • Lost Grove Lake
    • 8
    Register

    Class #5 Beginner Sailing Level 1 at Lost Grove Lake

    The Beginner Sailing Program curriculum includes:

    • 20 hours of land and on the water instruction
    • The “Learn Sailing Right” textbook is included
    • Safety Aspects of Sailing: Physical Fitness, PFD’s, Attire.
    • Environmental Awareness: Wind, Weather, Currents.
    • Sailboat Elements: Sail Power, Boat Parts, Knots and Lines.
    • Sailing Skills: Upwind, Downwind, Stopping, Docking.
    • Emergency Skills: Capsize Recovery, Overboard Drill….
    • Rules of the Road: Right of Way.


    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Lost+Grove+Lake+Wildlife+Management+Area/@41.680975,-90.5114277,12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x87e248b307d67283:0xbd4f200dc72a8836!8m2!3d41.6775277!4d-90.4620266

    • 09/06/2020
    • 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • LDSC Club house

    Labor Day party hosted by MC Fleet, start at 6 pm at the LDSC Clubhouse

    Save the date... details coming soon




    • 09/06/2020
    • 10/25/2020
    • 8 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E. River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803

    2 races every Sunday. The first race starts at 1pm. The second race starts at 3pm.

    • 09/07/2020
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club, 1255 E. River Drive, Davenport, IA. 52803

    Labor Day morning race starts at 10:30 am followed by lunch and 2 races in the afternoon

    • 10/02/2020
    • 10/04/2020
    • 3 sessions
    • Lake Davenport Sailing Club

    2020 Polar Bear Regatta details coming soon!!!

    save the date


    • 11/01/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • LDSC Clubhouse

    Annual Membership Meeting

    Please mark your calendar to attend

    LDSC clubhouse

    3 pm

    Agenda to be provided


    • 11/07/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • TBD

    Save the date. details to be announced later 


    • 11/08/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Shutoff water, drain and winterize the clubhouse

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