Current Events

Annual LHBC Christmas Party - Saturday, December 18, 2021, 5:30pm

The club's annual Christmas Party is now scheduled for Saturday, December 18, 2021, with cocktails starting at 5:30 (BYOB - wash provided) with dinner to follow. As is tradition, the Christmas party is free to members and their guests. The event will happen at the Amherst Sportsman Club, 47980 Cooper Foster Park Rd, Amherst, Ohio. Dinner selections are still being worked out.

RSVP by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

RSVP via Email to ckaspar@LorainHBC.org


Smoked Pork and Chicken Dinner - Saturday Aug 28, 2021

The club is holding an August Smoked Port and Chicken dinner on Saturday August 28, 2021 -- serving from 6pm to 7:30pm. Besides pork and chicken, the menu will include cole slaw, corn bread and mac and cheese. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dessert to share. The Riverview Bar will be open during the event -- cash only please.

Meal price is $20/adult, $10/child (10 and under). The event is sponsored by Don and Claudia Kaspar.

RSVP by Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

RSVP via Email to ckaspar@LorainHBC.org


LBEF USCG Helicopter Talk, 7pm, Saturday, 7/31/2021

The Lorain Boating Education Foundation is hosting a talk by Ann Henkelman, Lt USCG (Ret.) on her days flying Search and Rescue missions out of both Air Station Detroit and Air Station New Orleans. During her time in New Orleans she was an Air Boss coordinating the rescue of about 30,000 victims of Hurricane Katrina. In the pilot's seat she also ran many missions out over the gulf including a number of rescue missions to nearby oil production platforms. As a pilot out of Air Station Detroit Ms Henkelman conducted SAR missions over both Lakes Erie and Huron.

In an earlier posting we had included a spaghetti dinner in the night's line-up as a benefit for our 501c3 Lorain Boating Education Foundation. Due to low interest we have decided to cancel the dinner portion of the evening's program. But we will still have the talk starting at 7pm that evening.


July Fourth Picnic

The club's annual Fourth of July picnic returns again this year. Come for all-you-can-eat Hamburger, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, and Baked Beans and stay for the the annual Lorain Fireworks display. July fourth being a Sunday the club Bar will be closed -- BYOB!

The grill will be serving from 6:30 to 8:00. The fireworks typically start around 10.

The price is $10 per adult, $5 per child (10 and under). Please bring a dessert to share and a comfortable chair for the fireworks.

RSVP by Friday, July 2.

RSVP via Email to wscott@LorainHBC.org

Learn more about the picnic here.

The club's next social event will be a fundraiser for our educational non-profit, the Lorain Boating Education Foundation, on July 31. The event will include a free presentation by a retired USCG Helicopter pilot who will regale us with stories of rescues during her postings to Air Station Detroit (Lakes Erie and Huron) and Air Station New Orleans (Oil Rigs and the rescue of 30,000 during Huricane Katrina). The underlying theme will be how you can help the Coast Guard help yourself if they have to come rescue you.

As an outreach to the community the presentation will be free and open to the public. But prior to the presentation we will have an optional Spaghetti dinner. Proceeds of the dinner and raffles will benefit the educational programming of the Lorain Boating Education Foundation. We plan to invite the staff of USCG Station Lorain as our guests for both the dinner and presentation.

Come show your appreciation for the fine work our local USCG station does and stay for what is sure to be an interesting talk.


June 2021 Steak Fry

The club is hosting a steak-fry for its members and their guests on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Steaks (or Chicken Breast) will be cooked for you between 6pm and 7:30pm. The meal includes Steak or Chicken, garden salad, green beans with bacon, baked potato and dinner roll.

Price is $25 per Steak dinner or $20 per Chicken dinner. Please RSVP with count by type of dinner.

RSVP Only by Wednesday June 16! -- -- -- No walk-ups!

RSVP via Email to ckaspar@LorainHBC.org

The club's next social event will be the annual Fourth of July picnic followed by Fireworks - Sunday July 4th, 2021


July Fourth Club Picnic

The July Fourth club picnic is an annual event held, not surprisingly, on July fourth -- which is a Sunday in 2021. Typical picnic fare will be offered. Then stay after for a front-row seat to the annual Lorain Fireworks display. Bring your own lawn chairs, use a picnic bench or watch it from your boat.


Link to the Cruising page for Summer Cruising opportunities


Link here for a full listing of 2019 Events at LHBC


Annual Events

The following are the usual annual events at Lorain Harbor Boat Club.

Memorial Day Weekend Pig Roast

During Memorial Day weekend the club normally holds its annual pig roast. Usually this event is held on the Sunday of that weekend.

July Fourth Club Picnic

Every July Fourth we hold an annual club picnic for our members and their guests. The event is your standard BBQ American Picnic fare. Later in the evening we are afforded a front-row seat to the annual Lorain City Fireworks, launched less than half a mile away.

Annual Cruise Week

Typically during the second or third week of July members of the club cruise Lake Erie as a group. Typically the fleet departs on a Saturday and normally returns seven days later. Check-out the Cruise page for more details on this year's event.

Lorain One-Design Regatta

The club's annual one-design Regatta is held during a middle-weekend of July. The club attracts a number of one-design classes including Stars, Interlakes and Jet 14s. This one-day regatta entails back-to-back racing on Lake Erie followed by dinner and awards at the clubhouse.

Annual Clam Bake

The club is renowned for its annual Clam Bake held every year in late September or early October. Be watching for details to be determined.