About Muncie Sailing Club

Map of Prairie CreekMuncie Sailing Club Sign

Muncie Sailing Club is an Indiana non-profit social club. We are located on the Prairie Creek reservoir south of Muncie, Indiana. Open from mid-April until late October.  The Club was incorporated in 1961 to promote and teach the art of sailing to members in Delaware and surrounding counties. MSC provides facilities for launching, hoisting, and mooring sailboats. MSC hosts holiday picnics and members add socials to our club calendar each year along with sailing programs for members and their guests. The club participates in Summer Sailstice a worldwide sailing celebration.  Since 1961 MSC has grown to provide over 70 in-water slips and over 60 dry-sail spaces. The Club has evolved into a high-quality sailing facility thanks to the generosity of our members who continue to donate their talent and labor to the Club.   MSC is supported solely by membership dues and members making improvements to the property.  Updates by members to the clubhouse include a modern kitchen, lockers, restrooms with showers.  Sunset deck created from storage garage, picnic shelter, updated several times.  Cooper Lighthouse built by a member to guide us to our home port. Jetty improvements and redesigned fire pit and mini beach recent improvements by members. The club has three vessels that have been donated for members to use.  Sunfish, 14ft  Alcort Puffer, and a 16ft  O’Day Daysailor.

Muncie Sailing Club Administration

The Club is administered by a 15-member Board of Directors. Directors serve a three-year term. Each year five new directors are elected to replace 5 whose terms are ending. This was set in the Articles of incorporation in 1961

Members are expected to donate time and talent towards the operation and maintenance of the Club. This helps to keep the cost of membership as low as possible. Members put in our docks each Spring and remove each fall for winter storage.

Prairie Creek Lake History

Prairie Creek Lake is a reservoir. Construction of the reservoir began in 1954. The City of Muncie leases the land around Prairie Creek from the Indiana-American Water Co. and has subleased the harbor, land, and clubhouse to Muncie Sailing Club for a sailing area on Prairie Creek. Under the terms of the agreement, Muncie Park Department provides basic services such as lawn mowing, trash removal, picnic equipment and police protection, as well as other services they would supply to the rest of the Lake and Park  In exchange MSC Sailing Club is responsible for additional improvements and maintenance of the facilities to  provide a quality sailing facility for residents of Muncie and surrounding area. In addition to our membership fees, we pay the same city fees for in-water slips and dry sail as other slip holders on the lake.

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