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Carter Lake Sailing Club is located at Carter Lake, near Berthoud, Colorado.

The Club’s headquarters at Carter Lake include a clubhouse with social room, kitchen, and covered deck. The Club has a total of 50 slips on the lake. These facilities have been built by the Club and are available to Club members through a long-term lease with the Larimer County Recreation Board and the Federal Bureau of Reclamation.

The Club maintains a policy of open membership for any kind of sailboat. Currently, races are in PHRF-A, and PHRF-B. A variety of other cruisers and day sailors are owned by CLSC members. We welcome new fleets. There are spring and fall race series for CLSC members. The Club sponsors an annual regatta the first weekend of June, the Carter Lake Open.

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Most of the maintenance on the docks and clubhouse is performed by the CLSC members. This tends to keep operating costs and dues low.

Carter Lake is located northwest of Longmont Colorado, nestled in the foothills, about one hour’s drive from Denver and about 30 minutes from Boulder Colorado and Fort Collins Colorado.

Carter Lake is approximately 2.5 miles long and approximately one mile wide. It is surrounded by hills and forest at an elevation of 5800′. There is ample room for good triangular race course and Carter Lake has “hearty” sailing winds much of the time.

Temperatures during the summer months are usually moderate and the nights are cool. Free of ice virtually all year long, the sailing season is usually April through September. An “extended” season is often available through October. Those who sail in to the fall have reported excellent, steady winds and delightful weather. The water is cold until mid-June. From mid-June until Labor Day, the water is excellent for swimming.

A restaurant, a small store for the purchase of picnic supplies and fishing gear, as well as a commercial marina are located near the CLSC area.