ISC is a premier sailing venue in the Midwest
The Indianapolis Sailing Club (ISC) provides it's members year-round sailing and social activities. Located on Geist Reservoir, we have a wide variety of sailing fleets from national one-designs classes like Lasers, Lightnings, Thistles and MC Scows to a Portsmouth fleet consisting of a variety of catamarans, keelboats and more. The spring/summer/fall sailing season is particularly busy with sailboat racing held every Sunday and Wednesday, as well as a variety of training classes and sailing camps that provide sailing opportunities for members of all ages. Regattas are also held throughout the sailing season that include lunch and dinner gatherings for members to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Geist Reservoir from the clubhouse as well as the waterfront. Sailing is even a winter time activity at ISC with members enjoying the thrill of ice boating on Geist Reservoir. ISC is an ideal setting for members and their families to socialize and sail any time of the year!
|The clubhouse sits atop the hill and has a stunning view of Geist Reservoir. The large windows in the clubhouse and huge outdoor deck and gazebo provide plenty of indoor/outdoor seating to enjoy the Geist vistas. Other 'off-the-water' clubhouse amenities include air-conditioning, a commercial galley, large dining room, and bath/shower facilities.
|A 13 acre property provides room for all. The 'park like' setting is a jewel on Geist. There is ample car and boat parking. The beach, playground, fire pits and picnic areas provide places for friends and family to gather off-the-water. The shelter on the point is a popular water-side location for enjoying the beautiful evening sunsets.
|The property is surrounded by water. The bulkhead has two hoists and a deep ramp for launching boats. Smaller sailboats are dry-sailed from a large parking area while large keelboats have 100 wet mooring slips. Courtesy docks are situated along the waterfront. A sandy "Hobie" beach provides water-side access for catamarans and kayaks. The Race Committee pontoon boat and Boston Whaler power boat fleet support on-the-water activities.
History | ISC was founded in 1955
In 1943 the Indianapolis Water Company (IWC) dammed up Fall Creek to create a reservoir, covering 1,890 acres and containing over 7 billion gallons of water. Built as a water source for the city of Indianapolis, Geist Reservoir was used by only a few fishermen for the first dozen years. On November 6, 1954, Jack Messmer gathered some of his sailing buddies at the Athanaeum in downtown Indianapolis to form a sailing group... (click here to find out more)