About Sailing a Highlander

Highlander Fleet 14

Our History

Highlander fleet 14 was formed in the spring of 1958 after the first Cleveland boat show, only 8 years after the launch of Highlander #1 in 1950. In 1957 there were already two Highlanders located at Edgewater, one owned by Orville Wood (#200) and the other co-owned by Dave Kabaker and Gene Linsey (#27). Orville, known as Red or Woody was clearly the father of our Fleet 14. (Authored in 2002 by Don Southam, #233). Click the  MORE  button below for complete Fleet 14 History.
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Sailing a Highlander is a wonderful outdoor adventure for young and old. It is exciting, challenging, fun and comparatively inexpensive. It is a sport that brings together people of all ages and all walks of life. This common interest provides an opportunity to build lifelong friendships. 

Fleet 14 offers one of the largest collection of various Highlander rigging arrangements there for you to copy and modify to your own needs and budget.  As long as your expectations are realistic, your level of enjoyment should max out .
Welcome to the Internet home of Highlander Fleet 14. We are among the longest running racing fleets on Lake Erie. Fleet 14 has been continuously racing since 1958. We are a member Fleet of the Highlander Class.

Awesome open water Highlander sailing on Lake Erie. Highlander Fleet 14, founded in 1958, is based out of Edgewater Yacht Club and Whiskey Island Marina in Downtown Cleveland. 

Club racing is every Wednesday evening and Sunday mornings from Memorial Day weekend through September. Steve Merriam is the co-fleet captain out of Edgewater Yacht Club and Gary Vinicky is the co-fleet captain out of Whiskey Island.