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Gale Tom 2014Well summer’s over, but the Parties aren’t.  We just finished two events, our second annual “Country Western Dance”, and another Saturday night Karaoke.  The Country party had to be moved inside because of the cold weather, but it was still a great event thanks to Chef “Texas Sam’s” great smoked BBQ.  The Beef Brisket was smoked for 12 hours and was tender as a mother’s love, and the BBQ Chicken literally melted in your mouth.  Outstanding food.

We couldn’t get the same Country Band we had last year so we went with the always popular “Our House”, who promised to play a good selection of Country Music.  But again, just like last year, when the band played Country Music,  no one danced.  So just like last year, the band switched back to good old Rock’n Roll, and the dance floor filled up.  People came up to me and asked “…Tom, this is supposed to be a Country Western Party, how come the band isn’t playing Country Music?”

We even had a “Line Dance Instructor” give lessons for 45 minutes.  He packed the floor with students, but when the music started back up, people still only danced to the Rock music.  I guess you can lead a horse to water, but they still won’t dance to Country Music.  Perhaps we need to pour more alcohol.

Country 01  Country 02 

Coming up in October we’ve got the Change of Watch Party on Saturday October 11th with the band “Hat Trick”, and on October 25th, it’s the annual Halloween Party with the Band “Jam It’.

Halloween is one of the craziest parties of the year.  It’s a costumed event with some great prizes for best female costume, best male costume, best couple, and one other special category I’ll announce again that evening.  I’m not going to tell you what it is, but I can tell you there are always plenty of eager and talented entrants! It’s WILD!

Other Club wide parties this October and November are the Power Boater’s Ball, and the Winner’s Dinner.  All this leading up to the Annual New Year’s Party December 31st.  This Black Tie event will once again have a FANTASTIC Band called “Usual Suspects”.  It’s the same group we had last year, but they changed their name.  As I’ve said before, we judge bands by how crowded the dance floor is, and this group has it “packed” all night.  Again, the dinner is by reservation, but the dance is open to all SSYC members and their guests.

Hey, who wants to join us again for our fourth annual “Ski Train” to Winter Park, Colorado?  The trip run’s Sunday to Sunday, February 15th to Sunday February 22nd , 2015. We have Reserved 36 Places on a First Come Basis. Ride the California Zephyr through Mountain Passes and Tunnels to Fraser, CO for a week of Fun Activities (Wine & Cheese welcoming Party, Tuesday night Dinner, Thursday Pizza Party). The cost is : $809 (with a 3 day lift ticket) or $845 (with a 4 day lift ticket). If you don’t ski, there’s still lot’s to do and the rate is cheaper. The trip deposit is $400.

Trip deposit and sign up deadline is October 7,2014.  Only ten spots are left!  The trip leaders are Tom Gale  and Ken Dziubek .  The scenery is all “Picture Post Card”.  We hope you can join us!

Winter Park 01  Winter Park 02 

November 1st, my second three year SSYC Board term is up and it’s been a pleasure.  Thanks for the support, and keep the party going!


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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 @05:00PM
Taco Night
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

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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