The JLYC is an organization of volunteers that supports our local nonprofits and public entities, and builds community through fundraising efforts and engagement in the Valley of the Moon, Sonoma County, California.
Our Clubhouse is located at the Jack London Lodge Saloon
13740 Arnold Dr, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Latitude: 38° 21' 46.7568" N Longitude: 122° 31' 33.7512" W
Our signature race, the Jack to Jack, occurs every April on Sonoma Creek, when historically, the water level is at its highest. The race takes place in Glen Ellen, from the Jack London Lodge, Creekside, to the Jack London Village, Creekside, a .7 mile course. The boats are replicas of Jack London's SNARK.
There are several heats during the day. Each heat takes approximately 30 minutes. Winners from each heat participate in the final race to determine the year's winner.
During the race, there are various activities, including transport between the Lodge and the Village, entertainment, food and wine. GPS on the boats and cameras placed along the creek banks enable spectators to watch the race live from screens at major venues.
Our Volunteer Firefighters are in charge of releasing and catching the boats.
Every January, members are invited to attend a Dinner Auction where they have the opportunity to bid on the limited edition, pre-named sailboats that will compete in the race in April. A member can purchase their own boat or join together with friends or sponsors to purchase a boat
Proceeds from the JLYC go back to the community in the form of grants. Local nonprofits and public entities obtain grant forms on the JLYC website. Grant applications can be downloaded from this website. Go to our Grants page.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Love to be involved with your community?
We are currently looking for volunteers who share a passion for being on a ground-breaking journey to transform our vision into reality.
Boat Distribution Party
Race Day Crew
Social Media Crew
Whether your participation includes attending fundraisers, volunteering your time, monetary donations, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, we THANK YOU. Our team could not accomplish our goals and expand our mission without the help of generous supporters like you.