It’s called the Cedar Point Yacht Club. But don’t let the name fool you.
For 128 years, Cedar Point has had a low-key presence in Westport. More sailboat racing than “yacht,” with a clubhouse that’s more “house” than “club,” it exists in happy anonymity on Saugatuck Island, at the western edge of town.
There are no amenities. No fancy lounge or restaurant. No pool or sauna. No tennis courts. Cedar Point is simply a place where serious sailors of all ages, backgrounds and types gather to sail.
It’s one of Westport’s best-kept secrets. And if you’d like to see what this non-yacht-club yacht club is all about, here’s your chance.
This Saturday (July 18, 12-5 p.m.), Cedar Point will treat anyone who shows up as if they’re a member.
Watch the fleets go out to race. Enjoy hot dogs and a bouncy house for the kids. Walk the docks. Tour members’
yachts boats. Relax at the private beach.
There are also free classroom sailing lessons, and a free on-water sailing lesson (weather permitting).
And — keep this quiet — if you mention you’re an “06880” reader, William Adler will arrange for you to go out on a sailboat with a Cedar Point governor.
The club is on Saugatuck Island’s Bluff Point Road. Getting there is half the fun — by car or boat.
(For more information, email BobKarpel.CPYC@gmail.com)