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By David Tucholka, PC

LMYA award smThe Commodore of the Lake Michigan Yachting Association presented an award to the Commodore of South Shore Yacht Club honoring our 100th anniversary and our dedication to the LMYA. SSYC has been an important source of assistance and member support over the many years of our association. The award was informally presented to PC Dave Tucholka at the Association annual meeting held on November 9th at the Hammond Yacht Club in Hammond Indiana.  PC Tucholka accepted the award on behalf of SSYC.

LMYA was founded in 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin. Its primary functions are to support  boating safety and working for the good of the recreational yachting community. SSYC has, over the last 24 years, hosted an annual LMYA Open House. Our club sponsored  over ten members each year for the LMYA. As a result, our  Club dues were waived for those years. Our membership in LMYA has been in effect for almost as many years as we have been in existence.

Over the past, South Shore Yacht Club members were , and still are, very active in the LMYA. Our members have held the position of Commodore, Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore of the Wisconsin Region. SSYC member Todd Weiler was the  founder of the “Cruising Card” which benefits the cruising boater to many dollars of benefits when visiting a participating LMYA Yacht Club. Past Rear Commodore Wayne Happel was instrumental in securing the “Slow – No – Wake ordinance in the Milwaukee harbor and securing 30 and 60 foot slips in the Lakeshore State Park, The state had proposed five 20 foot slips originally. Unfortunately, the State took away the funds needed to build a facility building for overnight yachtsmen. Our state association also supports the “Friends of the Fox” (river) in reopening the waterway between Green Bay and Lake Winnebago. We also helped defeat the State A,B,C,D stickers as well as the State horsepower tax. The LMYA also supports the National Boating Federation which fights for boaters rights, especially now with the E15 proposal.

The annual LMYA Open House has been a valuable source of funds so we can host the Big Brothers/Big Sisters benefit boat ride every August. Thanks to the 80-some members who work to put this event on every year.

If any SSYC member wishes to hear more about LMYA or to join, please contact either PC Dave Tucholka, LMYA Commodore Jim Mergener or Todd Weiler. Cost of membership has been held to $55.00 for the first year and $45.00 renewal annually. SSYC has the  most members in the Association and we are proud of the support we give and get by being members of LMYA.

In the photo is; Jim Mergener, Commodore of LMYA and SSYC member, Commodore of SSYC George Artka, PC Bruce Nason, and 100th Anniversary Chair and PC Dave Tucholka, LMYA Delegate.



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Slip Change

January  26th, 9:00 AM

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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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