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Jacomo Sailing Club is located on beautiful Lake Jacomo near Lee's Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri in Jackson County since 1958. Education is the backbone of our organization, and we offer many opportunities to learn, with something for everyone, including adaptive sailing. Through both recreational sailing and racing, we are proud to continue the legacy of the Jacomo Sailing Club, helping to build a love for sailing in the Kansas City area and beyond. We’d love to have you join us!


Empower a team of passionate people to improve their community by promoting sailing and education.


The Jacomo Sailing Club (JSC) was founded in 1958, a year before Lake Jacomo was completed. By late 1958, the dam was completed, the gravel roads were nearly done and the anchors were down in Sailboat Cove. The dry sail lot and the fishing docks were planned, but the lake was dry. The scheduled opening of Lake Jacomo was spring of 1960.
The founders of JSC, a group of 12 men, met in Kelly's Bar in Westport and planned the formation of the club. At that time there was no public sailing in the Kansas City area. Most of the large public lakes that now surround this area had not yet been built.
For many years, JSC was a social club that focused on racing. Today, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, education is the backbone of what we do. Through both recreational sailing and racing, we are proud to continue the legacy of the Jacomo Sailing Club, helping to build a love for sailing in the Kansas City area and beyond.


Lance Thomas Jacomo Sailing Club


Three years ago, Lance Thomas dreamed of sailing around the world 'someday'.  Encouraged by a friend, he learned how to sail at Offshore Sailing School in Florida in December 2016.  His sailing instructor encouraged him to find a way to sail weekly.  Luckily, he found Jacomo Sailing Club.

Lance started in the boatshare program, sailing every boat the club owned.  He ended up falling in love with the Sweet 16s and now owns two, one for him and one for his wife.  You'll find them both racing every Sunday at Lake Jacomo.  He also sails the club's Boatshare+ boats, for adaptive sailing, Boatshare+ checkout sails, and racing on Saturdays.  

He still dreams of sailing around the world, and has continued taking classes and trips to learn more, travel to new places, and meet new people.  Find him in the rigging lot after the races and he'll be excited to hear about your sailing adventures.  He's always taking out new crew, so if you are interested in crewing in a race or want to learn more about the club, you can reach him at


1959 John M. Cleary

1960 Clarke McCorkle

1961 Gordon Reabe

1962 William Wyant, Jr.

1963 Paul Vardeman

1964 Roger W. Brett

1965 William Collet

1966 W. R. Mullens

1967 Kenneth Bigus

1968 Roger Baker

1969 Ronald H. Ross

1970 Jay Kalin

1971 Donald H. Grimes

1972 William L. Ward

1974 Paul Gernhardt

1975 Joseph H. Dixon

1976 Ian M. McIntosh

1977 Bernard P. Kuse

1978 Wayne Nyberg

1979 H. Daniel Lewis, Jr.

1980 Donald J. Lock

1981 Ed Gammill

1982 Jim Slocomb

1983 Dave Blanding

1984 Dave Carlisle

1985 Robin Henry

1986 Buck Reabe

1987 John Kling

1988 Jim Slocomb

1989 Dave Feltman,Ian McIntosh

1990 Don MacClymont

1991 Kathie Blanding

1992 Bob Hyland

1993 Lynn Adkins

1994 Rick Blowers

1995 John Flannery

1996 Georgia Mueller

1997 Karen Hawkins

1998 Karen Hawkins

1999 Hal Wood

2000 Todd L. Pesek

2001 Todd L. Pesek

2002 Charles Brown

2003 Charles Brown

2004 Dan Lewis

2005 Dan Lewis

2006 Leonard Hock

2007 Leonard Hock

2008 Connie Henderson

2009 Julie Schliecher

2010 Alan Fransen

2011 John Kling

2012 John Kling

2013 Dwayne Boettcher

2014 Dave French

2015 Dave French

2016 Karen Hawkins

2017 John Hays

2018 John Hays
2019 Dave French