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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 2017. 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 $50.00.  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 

It is time to renew your membership.

Memberships in Red Rock Yacht Club are on an annual calendar year basis.  Don't miss out any club activities or access to this web site in 2017.  
You can renew on-line and pay by credit card or by handing your check to a club officer.



Times are tentative at this time

(Click any event for additional information.)
January 2017
Saturday, Mid Winter Party - 1/28/2017
Peace Tree Brewery
317 E Court Ave Des Moines, Iowa
Social Gathering at 6:00 PM
Dinner Buffet starts at 6:30



Saturday, Welcome Back Potluck Brunch And Bloody Mary's - 5/13/2017
The May 13th event has been canceled

Memorial Day Mimosas And Pancake Breakfast - 5/28/2017
Saturday, Full Moon Raft Up - Whitebreast Cove - 6/10/2017
Saturday, Wine Tasting On "E" Dock - 6/17/2017
Sunday, Pirates Treasure Run - BBQ at the Club House - 7/2/2017
uesday, Pot Luck Breakfast On "B" Dock - 7/4/2017
Friday, Balloon Festival Raft Up - 7/7/2017
Saturday, Balloon Festival Raft Up - 7/8/2017
Saturday, Volleyball\Horseshoe Tournament and BBQ - 8/5/2017
Saturday, Toga Toga Toga Party On "B" Dock - 8/19/2017
Sunday, 4Th Annual Seafood Boil - 9/3/2017
Saturday, Iowa\Iowa State Football Game - 9/9/2017
Saturday, Chilli Cook Off and Iowa\Illinois Game - 9/30/2017
Boat Haul-Out TBD