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By Sharon Cook

In September, the keys to the Breakwater Lighthouse were handed over to Optima Enrichment, a nonprofit which had met the requirements of the National Park Service to gain ownership.  The lighthouse had been for sale for two years before Optima Enrichment, founded in 2003 by Randall Melchert, took possession of this almost 90 year old landmark. 

In 2011 the Federal Government declared the lighthouse surplus.    As part of its bid, Optima Enrichment will open the Lighthouse 4 times each year to the public beginning in 2016.  In addition, the plan is to have it open for boating safety classes, a museum, and research and scout projects. 

Optima Enrichment founder Randall Melchert will present his organizations ambitious plans for the restoration and the future use of lighthouse at the Wednesday night program on February 26, 2014 beginning at 7:00. 


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For more information about the history of the lighthouse, visit the lighthouse website at: 

In addition, the Milwaukee Journal carried an article by Meg Jones in September:

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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.

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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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