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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 2016. LET'S GO BOATING!

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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, and the present owner of the marina -- Suntex Marinas.
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. Notice: 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 

Welcome August with a little night music.

Club member Steve Kastli’s group, The Janky Hat String Band, will be playing at the RRYC Shelter until 10:00 PM on Saturday, August 6th, 2016.  Take the short walk up the hill around 5:00 PM and bring your own food and beverages then stick around for a fun evening.
30 years ago, I was honored to be the Commodore of Red Rock Yacht Club.  15 years ago, my daughter held that position.  Her birthday happens to be August 6th.  Unfortunately, she has an engagement out of town this weekend, but Diane and I plan to be at the lake to toast her.  Please join us.  Leonard Waldorf




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 Saturday, April 30th -- Mast Raising
Saturday, May 14th -- Welcome Back Party  
Sunday, May 29th -- Memorial Day Brunch 
 Saturday, June 18th -- Pre-Father's Day Raft-Up
Sunday, July 3rd -- Independence Day Party 
Monday, July 4th -- Brunch On "F" Dock 
Friday, July 8th -- Balloon Fest Evening Raft-Up 
Saturday, July 9th -- Balloon Fest All-Day Raft-Up 
 Saturday, August 6th -- The Janky Hat String Band
Saturday, August 20th -- Full Moon Raft-Up 
 Sunday, September 4th -- Seafood Boil
Saturday, September 10th -- UI Vs ISU Football Party 
 Saturday, September 24th -- Chili Cook-Off
 Saturday, October 15th -- Haul Out Party