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A great family event was held in perfect weather. The air was filled with pirate music and sea songs provide by Vince Verhasselt. Laura Wehnes coordinated the event with a water balloon toss, pirate bike and wagon parade, treasure hunt, carnival games, face painting and tattoos and the pirate invasion.

The grounds were filled with various games from ring toss to bowling games. Judy Berkowski, Jennifer Murphy, and Lisa Roberts ran the games for the kids. The games kept the kids very busy.

Jacquelyn Komas, a SSYC junior, was in charge of the face painting and temporary tattoos.

Tom Gale took on the daring job of the water balloon toss. He set up an area and gathered a group of boys and girls to test their ability to throw and catch water balloons. Tom never showed any fear as the balloons flew by him with the threat of being soaked.

The wagon parade was lead by Don Rychlinski and judged by Sue Wagner, Heidi Gaertner and Sandy Dziubek. The responsibility of picking a winner was very difficult as all of the entrants were very competitive.

Ken Dziubek was outstanding on the microphone for the entire event, but especially during the pirate invasion. He kept the children’s attention with his “authentic” pirate jargon.

Free cotton candy was provide to the children and they did, indeed, partake of it. 

The pirate invasion was the premier event of the day. Doug Gallus and very pirate dressed crew on Musketeer 2 did an on the water invasion of South Shore Yacht Club. Mike Dziubek and his crew of lads and lasses shot cannon, branded swords and “Arrgged” the evil pirates away. With all of the smoke and cannon fire it looked very realistic. 

Chef Sam served up a buffet of Turkey Legs, Macaroni and Cheese, Baked Beans, Watermelon Wedges and Buried Treasure Dirt Cake.

Music followed by TikiTim. Many thanks to Laura Wehnes and her crew of many volunteers who made this event a success.

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Open House

for Potential Members

Join us on Saturday,
March 16th, 2-5 pm

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On Deck

Queen's Cup T-shirt Contest

Deadline: March  22nd

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Tue, Mar 19
Board Mtg.
Tue, Mar 19
Club Opens @ 4pm
Tue Mar 19 @05:00PM
Taco Night
Tue Mar 19 @07:00PM
LMR Com Mtg. C/R
Wed Mar 20 @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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