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Red Rock Yacht Club

 

Sailing on Lake Red Rock, Iowa's Largest Lake Since 1977

 
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Welcome to the Website of Red Rock Yacht Club


Lake Red Rock is situated 55 miles southeast of Iowa's capital city, Des Moines, just a few miles from the well known Dutch community of Pella and the Sprint Car Capital in Knoxville. Formed by a man-made dam on the Des Moines River, the lake itself covers 19,000 acres on a 50,000 acre expanse of public land at normal pool. Excellent camping, hiking, lodging, and launching facilities are available around the lake. Rental slips are available at Red Rock Marina for an overnight stay or for the entire season.

(Click for larger view.)Red Rock Yacht Club has been around since 1977 and is open to all who have an interest in boating at Lake Red Rock. The club constructed a shelter in 2000 and maintains it as its primary meeting place and for public use near the Red Rock Marina on the north shore. With a full schedule of sailboat racing, social gatherings, other boating related activities, and the annual Iowa Interlakes Regatta, the club offers something for everyone using the lake, whether they are just in for a short visit or are looking for a permanent home for their vessel.
Look around the site. If you need further information or if you'd like some help planning a visit to Lake Red Rock, please feel free to contact one of the club's officers by clicking the Club Officers link in the left navigation panel.  You are welcome to visit us anytime! With some dramatic changes in the operation of the marina and improvements in Marina Cove, we are looking forward to an exciting boating season in 2014. LET'S GO BOATING!


 
Bloody Mary Breakfast a Huge Success!

More than 30 boaters gathered at the RRYC Shelter for made-to-order omelets and a Bloody Mary Party on Sunday morning July 27th.   Thanks to Craig, Lois, and Dave for doing the cooking chores.


 Support Your Local Yacht Club
Red Rock Yacht Club has been an association of sailing enthusiasts and boaters of all types for more than 35 years. Promoting boating and social activities has always been important to the members.  Having an active organized voice for boaters can make a difference in future developments with the lake, the Army Corps, the present owner of the marina (Grinnell State Bank), and potential new owners.
 
This will be a time to mingle with other Red Rock boaters and the marina staff.  We have plans for several more social activities this summer along with a sailboat race or two if any skippers are interested.
 
Sign up and renew or become a member of Red Rock Yacht Club.  Annual dues are only $25.00.  You can get a head start by clicking on the Join Our Club link to the left.  You can help keep the club working for your interests. Our discussion forums, personal photos, and other items are not available to the general public, so members must click the Login link at the top of the navigation panel to have access to the entire site. Won't you join us? 
 

Top 10 Boat Names for Last Year
 1.  Seas the Day 
 2. Nauti Buoy
 3.  Aquaholic
 4. Dream Weaver 
 5.  Pegasus
 6.  Serenity Now 
 7.  Second Wind
 8.  Liquid Asset
 9.  Miss Behavin'
10. Blew ByYou 


New Section of Volksweg Trail Now Open at Red Rock

The 1.25 mile newly constructed section of the paved Volksweg Trail between Fifield Recreation Area and the new Robert's Creek Trailhead has been opened.  The new section of trail can be accessed from Fifield Recreation Area.  The trail cannot yet be accessed from the Robert's Creek Trailhead as the trailhead has additional work to be completed before it can be opened.  Once completed, the new trailhead will feature a vault toilet restroom, picnic shelter, informational kiosk and parking.  Notification will be sent out once the new trailhead has been opened.  
 
The new section of Volksweg Trail was provided by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) in conjunction with the hydroelectric facility project at the Lake Red Rock Dam that is slated to begin later this year.


 

                                 UPCOMING EVENTS                                    

April

 Saturday, April 12th, -- Party at Peace Tree Brewery

May

 

June

June 28th -- Meet and Greet Raft-up

July

July 4th -- Boat Parade 
July 10th to 13th -- 2014 Lake Red Rock Balloonfest
July 11th -- Wind Rose Raft-up off North Beach
July 26th -- Photo Day
July 27th -- Bloody Mary Sunday Breakfast in the Clubhouse

August

August 9th -- Full Moon Party and Raft-up
August 23rd -- Poker Run

September

September 13th Iowa/Iowa State Tailgate BBQ
September 19th -- International "Talk Like A Pirate Day"
September 27th -- Chili Cook-off

October

October 11th -- Haul Out Party

 November

 

 December

 

 

 

 


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