Welcome to the webpages of the Lorain Harbor Boat Club (LHBC). Our club is located along the Black River in Lorain, Ohio, adjacent to the US Coast Guard station. Our club holds the proud honor of being the longest operating boating club on Lake Erie. Being in Lorain affords us easy access to both Cleveland and the Lake Erie island region -- either less than half a days sail away.
LHBC maintains a broad collection of services for our members. We operate a modern 56 slip marina utilizing a fully floating dock system. We offer a season-long program of sailboat racing for both one-design and PHRF rated sailboats including weekly racing and several one-time races and regattas. We also have a full collection of educational opportunities for ages 12 through adults including the "Spirit of America" program conducted in partnership with the Lorain MetroParks education schedule. Every year the club sponsors a cruise week to various ports on Lake Erie for our members. Finally we sponsor a long list of social events including our annual picnic with superior viewing of the annual City of Lorain fireworks show.
We are a friendly membership club serving the citizens of Lorain county and beyond. In fact many of our members hail from towns in adjoining counties seeking out the less congested waters and small-town feel of Lorain, Ohio, for their boating needs. We invite you to scan our website or better yet drop by and meet our members and experience our club's hospitality.
The Lorain Harbor Boat Club is a member of the Interlake Yachting Assocation and US Sailing. Our club's basin features dockside electric and water hook-ups at every slip and a gas dock on the premise selling gasoline, providing free pump-outs and a selection of drinks and common marine supplies. Diesel is available a short distance away.
The clubhouse features a bar selling to members (for themselves and guests) and registered transient dockers. Full bathrooms with showers are a short walk from any dock. WiFi is available in the clubhouse, on the grounds and at your dock.