Rickey Point Sail Club

Interested in the Rickey Point Sailing Club and/or available buoys, contact Commodore Whitby (see contact info below).
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R.P.S.C. is an organization formed in 1984,
dedicated to providing keelboat access, sailing education, sail boat events, and promoting boater safety on northern Lake Roosevelt in Washington State.
Behind Grand Coulee Dam in NE Washington, formed by the mighty Columbia River, is Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake. Roughly one hundred and forty miles long, with a surface area of 81,000 acres, reaching depths of over 400 feet, Lake Roosevelt is a large body of water. This is a relatively wild and diverse lake with hundreds of coves, miles of sandy beaches, spectacular scenery, and in the summer, relatively warm waters along more than 500 miles of indented shoreline. In some areas forest lands hide waterfalls, which plunge into the lake. Other shorelines are so desert-like, devoid of timber and in the summer hot, it’s like sailing in Baja.
Look to the north end of the lake, eastern shore, just south of the Colville River, near the town of Kettle Falls to find the Ricky Point Sail Club buoy field. The Rickey Point Sail Club, in cooperation with Lake Roosevelt National Park Service maintains a Community Access Point which is composed of a permitted lease for 30 mooring buoys; a dinghy/service dock and an unimproved parking area on adjacent NPS managed lands. Four of those buoys are for Public Sailboat Mooring with a free three day limit.

Our sail club is made up of approximately forty members and another thirty or so affiliates. We host several events annually with 2019 marking our upcoming 36th Regatta over weekend of July 13th and 14th. Watch this site for both highlights of past regattas and the upcoming 2019 schedule.

We have participated with the National Park Service for all of their annual Paddle Days. For more info:
Another of our annual events is our Cider-Fest Cruise in October to the historic town of Marcus, the host of the Cider Festival. For more info:

So, if you plan to sail Lake Roosevelt, on the upper Columbia River, contact us and we’ll share some of the local secret spots…
Fair Winds…
Foster Fanning
Retired and Roving Commodore, RPSC

New to this site - the RPSC MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION and 2019 billing info are now located in printable form on the pages to the right. Know someone who wants to join? Direct them here for an application.
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P.O. Box 1179
Kettle Falls, Washington, 99141


COMMODORE – Catharine Whitby duties include RPSC representative to NPS, general business administrator.

VICE COMMODORE – Logan Worley, director of annual regatta, public relations, assists Commodore.

PORT CAPTAIN – William Emily in charge of all aspects of buoy field, keeper of the waiting list.

SECRETARY – Jacob Harris manages all RPSC official correspondence, in charge of meeting minutes.

TREASURER – Becky Esvelt, receives, accounts for and manages fiscal affairs of RPSC.

MEMBERSHIP ADVISOR – Michael Whitby, provides consultation to board of directors, chairs nomination committee, represents membership issues to the board of directors.