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Artka George 2014It was nice to see everyone working on their boats the past few weeks. I am hopeful that our members can be ready before the last day of launch. I only wish that Mother Nature would cooperate by giving us some warm weather.

On April 29th, Milwaukee County officials held its first stakeholder meeting looking for input on the redesigning of South Shore Park.  The meeting was held at the South Shore Park pavilion. It was attended by various stakeholders such as the Wisconsin DNR, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District, Bay View Park Watch and other department heads from Milwaukee County Parks System. As the meetings continue during the summer, more stakeholders and residents will be invited to express their opinions on the project. To date boring samples in the parking lot have been scheduled to take place this month.

The first phase of this project includes getting input from stakeholders and eventually coming up with a new design plan for the entire South Shore Park area. Phase one is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

Every year the Nominating Committee seeks out members who would like to run for a board position. If you are one of our members who would like to get more involved with the club, please consider volunteering for these positions. All you have to do is write a letter of interest which includes your qualifications and address it to Past Commodore Dave Wehnes.

The last day of launch is scheduled for May 23rd followed by the grounds clean-up on May 24th. These two events signal the start of our boating season. Soon the tent will be erected and the sailing races will begin. I want to thank everyone who has volunteered their time to prepare our club for the upcoming summer season. Please check the SSYC calendar for all the events scheduled during the summer. Let's have a fun and safe boating season this year.

 As we look at this past winter, it certainly has been the longest winter I have seen in a long time. We are surely due for some fantastic weather this summer.  

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On Deck

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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