Our Fleets


One of our most popular fleets at RCC is the Thistle. The thistle is a 17 foot long boat with a weighted centerboard, and has three different sails. It is normally sailed with three people. This boat is a popular boat nation-wide. We are home to a few nationally recognized thistle sailors. The Canoe Club started their Thistle fleet in the 1950’s becoming Thistle Fleet 46.

Thistle Association →


The JY-15 is RCC’s newest fleet. The JY-15 is a 15 foot sailboat that has two sails. It is normally sailed with two people. The boat is low maintenance and is a good boat for beginners and couples to begin sailing and racing. The Rochester Canoe Club is home to Fleet 77. The club owns 3 JY-15s for club members to use.

JY-15 Association →


Most sailors know and have probably sailed on a Sunfish. This very popular one person racing or day sailing vessel performs well in a fresh breeze or a slight breath of air. At 14 feet long the sunfish is easily sailed by one person, and can be launched off of a beach easily. The club owns 6 Sunfish to club members to use and are used in the ROC City Sailing Learn to Sail program.

Sunfish Association →

Optimist Prams

The Optimist is the most popular boat for smaller kids to learn to sail and race on. The boat is 8 feet long, and only weighs about 80 pounds. The boat is perfect for kids that are about 8-12 years old, and good up to about 125 pounds. The club owns 6 for use by club members and the ROC City Sailing Learn to Sail program.

Learn to Sail →