It was in the fall of 1968, when those who were to become the charter members first met. Without even realizing it, they were participating in what was to become the first event of the club which would come to be known as Lake Shore Sail Club.
At the Shores Inn, over a pint or two of bitters, the thirteen charter members agreed on a name and developed a constitution and philosophy which has driven the club to be what it is today: an organization to provide a friendly-family sailing experience with little emphasis on frills, but with extensive opportunities for racing, cruising and socializing.
The first burgee, sewn by 1st Lady Dorothy McGuire, circa 1969
Founding Father John McGuire
The following men and women have led the Lake Shore Sail Club to a place as one of the most active member clubs and recognized as one of the best run Detroit area racing programs: