The Belwood Lake Sailing Club is a group of family-oriented boat enthusiasts who come from a wide area and all walks of life.
The club is located on a lovely four acre site on Belwood Lake, a reservoir managed by the Grand River Conservation Authority, about 4km east of Fergus. There is a club house with sail and gear storage, washrooms with hot and cold running water, a kitchen, picnic tables, shaded picnic area, children’s play area, and boat and car parking.
There is a ramp into the water and launching dollies that allow most people to hand launch their boats easily. There are two docks: one for launching and one for short term docking.
The club owns two safety motor boats which are kept in one of the garages.
The club is managed by its members. There are eleven directors elected from the membership who organize various functions throughout the year. Each week club members are responsible for keeping the general appearance of the club neat and tidy — this normally takes about two or three hours and members are only required to do this once per year.
There are a lot of different boat types in the club. Dinghies such as: Lasers I and II, CL14s, CL16s, Wayfarers, Mirrors, Y-Flyers, Sunfish, and Albacores and catamarans like Hobie 14s, 16s, 18s, and Dart 18s and small keelboats such as Sirens, Sandpipers and Sirius. The club also has a vibrant paddling and windsurfing community with many kayaks, canoes, SUPs, rowboats, and windsurfers at the club.
To learn more about how the Belwood Lake Sailing Club works, please download the below PDF: