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As we head into the month of April, we are still wondering where is the warm weather? Hopefully, we will be able to start working on our boats to get ready for first launch on Saturday, May 3rd.
I would like to remind everyone to follow the guidelines that are requested by the Clean Marina Association. These guidelines pertain to boat owners who store their boat on the club grounds. When sanding on your boat it is recommended to use a sander with a vacuum system to catch as much dust as possible. Owners should also place a tarp under their work area when sanding or painting. This will help catch material from ending up on the parking lot and eventually in the lake.
Because we are serious about becoming a clean marina and we want to be environmentally responsible, the club will be purchasing a sander and vacuum system to be used by our members.
The month of March at the club was very busy. I want to thank all of our members for supporting our club by using all of the services we offer.
We are also going through a hardware and software update in the office. There has been a week long training for our employees and they are continuing to get familiar with the new system. Our members will be seeing a great improvement in the club services as we implement the new system.
Over the past month, we have talked with two engineering firms who are bidding on the re-design portion of the South Shore Park area. The parking lots are being re-designed to stop water runoff into the lake. Milwaukee County has allocated tax funds for this project with a completion date of 2015.
I had an opportunity to talk with Jim Keegan from the Milwaukee County Parks about the project and I asked him if our club grounds would be included in the re-design. He advised me that the scope of the project does not include the yacht club grounds. He did state, however, that stakeholder meetings will be taking place with the project and we would be involved in these meetings.
He also informed me that the County Parks will be removing the sand bar located at the end of "F" dock this year. Bids are being taken at this time and the work should take place this summer. Mr. Keegan also informed me that MMSD is interested in removing the sand bar in front of the club located along the break wall. MMSD along with the Army Corps of Engineers are working on a Superfund project to fill in the Burnham Canal. This work is scheduled to take place in 2015.
Remember to check the clubs online calendar for upcoming events and meetings. As always, I will see you at the club.
If 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.
SSYC 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.
The restaurant is open every Friday for lunch and dinner.
The Entertainment Committee hosts various parties, including:
St. Patrick's Day
Review of the Fleet
Change of Watch
New Year's Eve
and many other, less formal, events throughout the year.
2300 E. Nock St. Milwaukee, WI 53207 (414) 481-2331