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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 

Red Rock Yacht Club Members and Marina Boaters

The Red Rock Yacht Club is hosting a mid-winter party for the New Year! A time to mingle & plan next summer’s activities.

Saturday, January 9th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
U P D A T E :   We had a great turnout and a good time was had by all.  Thanks to all who participated!
Peace Tree Brewing Company
Knoxville, Iowa
Barbecue & Brews are on the menu

RSVP: ASAP to Michael Kaldenberg


                           UPCOMING EVENTS                           


 Saturday, April 30th -- Mast raising, crane on site


Welcome Back Party


June -- Meet and Greet Raft-up


July 4th -- Boat Parade 
July 8th & 9th -- Lake Red Rock Balloonfest
July -- Wind Rose Raft-up off North Beach


August-- Full Moon Party and Raft-up


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


October -- Haul Out Party