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From time to time we feature a cartoon drawn by Ross Lewis.  

Ross was born in Metamora Michigan in 1902.  He moved to Milwaukee in 1920 and began working for the Journal in 1925.  He began drawing the political cartoon for the paper in 1932, and produced a daily cartoon until he retired in 1967.  His cartoons were featured on the front page, and only after his retirement were they moved to the editorial page.

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the cartoon (shown below) that ran on September 1, 1934.

Ross owned several sailboats while a member of SSYC.  He didn't race, but often cruised with his wife, Florence.  And in his spare time, he penned a number of cartoons for the club, which we continue to publish in the Compass.

 Ross Lewis prize winning cartoon

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On Deck

Slip Change

January  26th, 9:00 AM

Forms, fees, etc. due by 1/14

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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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Happenings

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.

Powerboating

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.

Juniors

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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