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By Bruce Nason PC

Suppose you hold a great, fun event and none of your photos turn out? That’s my story and so I’ll try and describe this annual fun excursion up the Milwaukee River with a few words (maybe we can get some photos from others on the trip). Through most of the week the ‘weather guessers’ on the local station were predicting stormy weather for this Sunday but as often happens their forecasts were nearly 180 degrees off. We were blessed with a southwest breeze and warm (hot) temperatures. The ‘drift’ usual scheduled for August was moved to June because of the August heat, well Sunday’s high was 88. After registering at the Club around two dozen boats, mostly inflatables, manned by more than 60 fearless crew started the voyage to the mouth of the Milwaukee River and the fun journey to the picnic at the Milwaukee Rowing Club facility. A couple of casualties (engine issues) didn’t put a damper on the fun as our rescue pontoon boats saved the day. Along the route cards were picked up for the Poker Run and the crews had to keep a sharp eye out for answers to a pretty tough quiz. Two stops along the way for ‘adult beverages’, the usual Ale House and this year The Harp made us all feel very welcome. The cook-out was fantastic, again with Dave Tucholka PC heading up the volunteer grill team. After the prizes were awarded for the poker hand and quiz winners everyone headed back to SSYC at their own pace. As always it was a great time enjoyed by a diverse group of our members, plan on joining the fun next year.





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Day at the Lake

July 13

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Mon, Jun 24
Mon Jun 24 @04:00PM
Queen's Cup Merchandise for Sale
Mon Jun 24 @05:00PM
Wing Night
Tue Jun 25 @05:00PM
Taco Tuesday
Wed, Jun 26
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.

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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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