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By Bruce Nason, PC

Rain rain go-away…..well may be it’s not so bad. Granted it sure is a little depressing and holding up boat work but it’s slowly bringing up the lake level and there’s still a lot of snow up North. So while we impatiently wait for the sunny days of Spring (?) let’s take a little solace that this rain is sustaining the lake level.

Members are reminded to bundle up your shrink wrap and put it in the dumpster outside the Club fence. The dumpster is positioned a little further to the North this year because the cars of several members (who were out of town) were parked where the dumpster is usually located.

Working on your wave boards? Remember to be safe and wear a life jacket. The water is very cold and even though safety ladders are now in place it only takes minutes for hypothermia to set in. Also be aware Canada geese have also started to set up housekeeping on the docks and finger piers.

Mark your calendars; Sunday June 23 is the date of the annual Great Dinghy Drift. In past years we’ve had as many as 30 dinghies make the fun voyage up the Milwaukee River to the Milwaukee Rowing Club facility for a cook-out and quiz prizes. Even though is getting more difficult to come up with quiz questions to stump everyone we’ll be doing our best. Watch for a sign-up sheet and or details as the date draws nearer.

We continue to grow, at the April Board of Directors meeting we brought in 15 new members and we’ve others who are ‘posted’ and will be voted upon at the May meeting. Let’s make all these new folks feel right at home with a warm greeting and welcome aboard.

The Nominations Committee is now accepting letters from members ‘in good standing’ who wish to be considered for service as Flag Officers or to serve on the Board of Directors. Elections are held at the September General Membership Meeting. Per Article VII, Section 10 the Nominating is made up of the four immediate past Commodores and two elected Active or Life Members. Letters should be left at the Club Office or e-mailed to Past Commodore Bruce Nason at .



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On Deck

Slip Change

January  19th, 9:00 AM

Forms, fees, etc. due by 1/14


Annual Chili Cookoff

February  9th, 5:50 PM

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Queen's Cup T-shirt Contest

Deadline: March  22nd

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Fri Jan 18 @08:30AM
Beyond Vision Mtg C/R
Fri Jan 18 @05:30PM
Dinner Commodore's Cove
Sat, Jan 19
Private Party
Sat Jan 19 @09:00AM
Slip Change
Sun, Jan 20
Grill Closed @ 7pm

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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