The U-Make-It, U-Sail-Event has been going on for over 15 years and originally promoted as a fun open class for LYC members, family and friends, allowing builders and participants to build almost anything that floated and not made with real boat parts.

In January of 2015 the vision changed to a One Design event to simplify boat building to promote to a wider audience including high school, college, scouting, Parent/child and other community groups to compete in an annual U-Make-It, U-Sail-It Charity or fund raising event.