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Blink of an Eye

george artkaHere we are in mid September with the first haul out on the horizon. It’s a shame that summer passes by so fast. Weren't we just getting our boats ready for launch? Looking back, though, we had great weather compared to last year. While the cold is coming, we're assured of plenty of fellowship as the days get shorter.

This edition of The Compass has a complete report on the general membership meeting Sept. 17. We've got a good group of new officers coming in, to whom we owe congratulations. Please be doubly sure to thank your outgoing officers for their dedicated service. They are: Directors Jim Peterson, Mel Fabiszak, Pete Engel and Corresponding Secretary Luke Radomski. 

Parking Lot Repaving On Hold

We have received an update from the Milwaukee County Parks Department about the timeline for repaving the parking lot at South Shore Park. No construction will take place this fall. It now appears that the project has been pushed back with a possible start date next spring. As the picture becomes clearer, we'll let you know.

SSYC has also commenced lease renewal negotiations with the county, which need to be concluded by the end of 2017. One initial meeting has been held. We have a capable negotiating team in place.

SSYC North?

Around three months ago we were approached by a representative from the Port of Milwaukee. They were wondering if we would be interested in leasing the property south of the Coast Guard Station off of Russell Street. Currently Discovery World holds the lease to the property and shares it with the Sea Scouts.

After receiving this information I appointed a sub-committee headed by Rear Commodore Jerry Kedziora to look into whether or not leasing this property would be beneficial. At this time the committee is gathering information about the property and current lease agreements. I intend to hold a special informational meeting for the membership before making any decisions.

Thank You

This Compass article will be my last as your commodore. Thanks for allowing me the privilege of representing you for the past two years. It has been an enormous pleasure working with all of the members, staff, directors and flag officers. My best wishes to Ken Dziubek, our incoming commodore.


Open House

for Potential Members

Join us on Saturday,
April 20th, 3-5 pm

Click here for details

On Deck

Queen's Cup T-shirt Contest

Deadline: March  22nd

Click here for details


Thu Mar 21 @11:30AM
Lunch Lakeside Lounge
Thu Mar 21 @05:00PM
Pizza Night
Thu Mar 21 @07:00PM
General Memdership Mtg.
Thu Mar 21 @07:00PM
Junior Advisory Meeting
Fri Mar 22 @11:30AM
Lunch Commodore's Cove

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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