Our Mission.


The Oshkosh Yacht Club, founded in 1869, is an Oshkosh based not-for-profit, tax-exempt 501C3, sailing organization devoted to enjoying the waters of Lake Winnebago.

The OYC strives to:

  • encourage healthy competition with one-design sailing
  • support water safety
  • promote sportsmanship
  • teach the sport of sailing to new members, emphasizing youth sailing and safety
  • encourage sailors to find life-long pleasure in the sport, preserve the rich sailing heritage of Oshkosh, and the importance of Oshkosh and Lake Winnebago in the development of scow sailing.

Our social and family members provide a foundation to create a family-friendly atmosphere for the enjoyment of the water.