Rathbun Yacht Club on Rathbun Lake, Iowa


Welcome to the Rathbun Yacht Club

4051′N 9253′W / 40.848N 92.876W / 40.848; -92.876

Rathbun Yacht Club is located in southern Iowa o­n Rathbun Lake (Buck Creek Marina). RYC has a full schedule of year round activities, a comfortable clubhouse with room for social functions, a kitchen for member use, showers, and a deck and gazebo with a great view of the marina. RYC members hail from all over Iowa and surrounding states. So if you have a power boat, a sailboat, a row boat, or a dream to buy a boat and you would like to learn more about others with the same affliction, chart a course through our website.

Sail Boat Racing Sail Boat Racing

Rathbun Lake - Our home port

Rathbun Lake, also known as Iowa's Ocean, is an 11,000 acre lake constructed and managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in southern Iowa. The lake was dedicated by President Richard M. Nixon on July 31, 1971 .

Rathbun Lake has much to offer both sailors and power boaters. With a nine mile fetch of open water on the main body of the lake, the size of the lake combined with the prevailing winds make Rathbun Lake one of the best sailing lakes in Iowa. And both sailors and power boaters find the lake's numerous coves ideal for anchoring out. Water skiing and fishing are also very popular on the lake. Rathbun Lake has two marinas and the Honey Creek Destination Park on its shores.


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