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By Carolyn Nason

How about this to cheer you up during the cold weather: spring is about eight weeks away! But in the meantime, here are some helpful hints:

Help1<-- Past Commodore Bob Aring (Bacchus) offers this timely tip for those cold nights…

Remember Milk of Magnesia? Here’s a great use: It will preserve a newspaper clipping. Grab a large bottle of club soda and a cup of milk of magnesia. Soak for 20 minutes and let dry. It’ll last for many years!

How many passwords do you have? Tons, right? Well, here’s the answer. Check out Last Pass at https://lastpass.com/. They say it’s the last password you’ll need to remember. Safe and secure and it’s free.




Help2<-- Pack your lunch? Here’s a great idea from Mary Emery (Meltdown). No need for a plastic bag (think green!) and the apple won’t turn brown. A double winner. Thanks, Mary.

 Didja know that a non-stick cooking spray like Pam will remove paint and grease from your hands!  Keep a can in your garage or wherever you do painting projects.

Speaking of Pam, don’t forget to squirt a little on your shovel for instant snow “release.”





Help3<-- Next time you’re working on your boat and, uh-oh, you strip the screw, try a rubber band. Voila!

Wash your dishwasher? Why of course! Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitize, and help remove any musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and remove stains.... good to do every six months.

As always, keep your hints coming.



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On Deck

Breakfast with Santa

December 8th

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New Year's Eve Party

December 31st (obviously)

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Mon, Dec 10
Club Closed
Tue, Dec 11
Board Mtg
Tue, Dec 11
Club Opens @ 4:00
Tue Dec 11 @05:00PM
Taco Night
Tue Dec 11 @07:00PM
Power Squad Mtg C/R

Sailing and Racing

SailboatsIf you are interested in sailing, and more specifically racing, there are ample opportunities to join one of our racing fleets, or to crew on one of the boats in those fleets.  The women's fleet races on Mondays, small boats race on Tuesdays.  Big boats race on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  And the double handed fleet races on Fridays.

You can learn more about the various racing fleets by clicking here.  And the racing schedule (for all fleets) is available here.


PowerboatOur power boaters are active fishermen.  An annual fishing contest is held in July.  

In addition, our power boaters host a number of events, usually on Thursdays as well as many weekends.

Click here for additional information.


KaszubeCupSSYC offers sailing lessons and a year-round program for children ages 8 - 18.  We offer a six-week series of lessons in Opti's, 420's and Lasers.  Our juniors attend a number of regattas throughout the summer, and host one of thelargest regattas on Lake Michigan, the Kaszube Cup.

Click here to learn more about the Junior program, and here to find out more about the Kaszube Cup regatta.

Social Activities

PartyThe restaurant is open every Friday for lunch and dinner.  

The Entertainment Committee hosts various parties, including:

  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Disco Night
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Review of the Fleet
  • Corn Roast
  • Change of Watch
  • New Year's Eve

and many other, less formal, events throughout the year.

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