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By Helen “Cookie” Mueller PC

The SSYC Junior Sailing Foundation will sponsor the 30th annual Kaszube Cup Junior Sailing Regatta on July 8th – July 10th.

The Kaszube Cup Regatta honors the original settlers of the Bay View community. In 1872 commercial fishermen immigrated to Milwaukee from the Kaszuby Region of Poland. They settled on Jones Island in Milwaukee and set up a fishing community.

Jones Island was not to be treated forever as a fishing village at the entrance to Milwaukee’s harbor. Its location was ideal for industrial development. Thus, in 1989 steel industries began a siege of the island. This resulted in a five year court battle over control of the island. In 1938 the city of Milwaukee purchased the island for a municipal harbor and sewage disposal plant.

When they were forced to leave their village, many of the Kashubes settled in the Bay View area. They were instrumental in helping to build South Shore Yacht Club.   The Kaszube Cup Regatta honors these families and their unique heritage.

Organizing and running a successful Junior regatta is a lot of work. That’s why we need the help of the SSYC membership. Numerous members have already committed to help out with the regatta. We need additional help in the following areas.

Safety Boats - Do you have an inflatable or a small powerboat that you would be willing to take out during the regatta as a safety boat? Or, do you have a boat that a Junior Advisory Committee member could use as a safety boat? The safety of the Junior racers is very important. Please help us out.

Housing - Would you be able to house some Junior racers and their chaperones on your sailboat or powerboat during the regatta? Housing will be needed on Monday, July 8th and Tuesday, July 9th.

Door Prizes - Do you or your company have any items that you would like to donate as door prizes for the regatta? Our goal is to get enough door prizes so that every participant receives one. Some suggestions include hats, t-shirts, sunglasses, flashlights, bags, crookies, hat clips, mugs, cups, and water bottles.

Cash Donations - Any money donated to the regatta will be used to help purchase food for the participants’ meals. The Juniors are 501©3 Foundation. Any money that you donate will be tax deductible as per the law.

 Can you help the Juniors in any of theses areas? If so, please contact Helen “Cookie” Mueller at 414-744-9585 or email at


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Slip Change

January  26th, 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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Tue, Jan 22
Club Opens @ 4pm
Tue Jan 22 @07:00PM
Life Member Relations Town Hall Mtg D/R
Wed Jan 23 @11:30AM
Lunch Lakeside Lounge
Wed Jan 23 @05:00PM
Wing Night
Thu Jan 24 @11:30AM
Lunch Lakeside Lounge

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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