Society of Old Salts

Society of Old Salts (S.O.S.) was founded in 1991 by 26 family members. Today, the organization has approximately 300 members. The mission of S.O.S. is to provide the resources for a safe, enjoyable and comfortable sailing club with a commitment toward continuous improvement. Members contribute the finances and countless volunteer hours to fulfill its mission. For complete information, visit their website at


The S.O.S. leadership team is committed to executing the mission and continuing to look for ways to improve the Lakeside Sailing Center experience. S.O.S. is proud to serve its members and provide strategic direction for the Lakeside Sailing Center to ensure its foundation for generations to come. S.O.S. welcomes new members and thanks current members for their ongoing support of one of the most active small boat sailing centers in the country. Below is the Membership payment option.  


2022 August Cup Sailing Race Results

On Aug. 13, the 42nd August Cup Sailing Race was held with nine boat participants. The 7-mile course ran from the Lakeside Dock to the American Eagle marker and then back to the Lakeside Dock. The race results are as follows:

22’ Class

  1. Capri 22’ “Passing Marks” with Captain Jim Meyer & Crew Eddie Caner, Richard Parker
    2. Catalina 22’ “Pier Pressure” with Captain Jim McMillan & Crew George Carroll
    3. Cape Dory Typhoon 19’ with Captain Noah Litton

 Over 22’ Class

  1. Melges 24’ “High Yield” with Captain Brian Brucken & Crew Drew Brucken, Jack Brucken, Gil Brucken
    2. Catalina 32’ “Gratitude” with Captain Ron Jacobs & Crew Dave Park
    3. Alberg 30’ “Halcyon” with Captain Mike Shoffner & Crew Andy Koestel, Tim Graham

Special thanks to Arnaud Carroll and the Lakeside Sailing Staff for running this year’s race.  

Summer/Winter Boat Storage

For those planning to store their boat during the summer or winter seasons at the Lakeside Sailing Center, download and return the 2021-22 Boat Storage Agreement with payment to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Watercraft, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, OH 43440.




Michael Haas
Society of Old Salts President

Carolyn Fleischer
Society of Old Salts Interim Treasurer

Nancy Brucken
Society of Old Salts Secretary