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Keeping Warm, Looking Ahead

Artka George 2014The last couple months have been very busy at South Shore Yacht Club. It started out by watching our Packers play their final games of the season and then into the playoffs. Unfortunately, the football gods were not on our side, and we ended up one win short of the Super Bowl. Although our team lost, SSYC won. With all the well-attended Packer parties, we were much busier than normal for this time of year.

Many of our members volunteered their time to work the South Shore Yacht Club booth at the Milwaukee Boat Show. Vice Commodore Ken Dziubek tells me that our members were enthusiastic recruiters. The Membership Committee will be mailing out around 130 invitations to our upcoming open house, scheduled for Saturday Feb. 28.

During this time of year your directors are very busy planning all the events and activities of the boating season. They will be placed on the website calendar so every member can see what's ahead.

In December, Publications Chair Luke Radomski took on the task of overseeing construction of our new club website. He worked closely with longtime member and web designer Jim Gribble to get it done quickly ahead of our prime recruitment season. Among many other features, it streamlines production of The Compass. You can now submit your articles and photos online at ssyc.org. The click is in the Members Home side menu.

Jim has worked very hard on the issue of user friendliness; and also has taken a fresh approach to how we present ourselves to future members. If you have not yet taken a look at the new website please do. Many of the pictures were taken by Bruce Nason. Bruce has also agreed to help with the editing of The Compass. So next time you see Jim, Bruce or Luke please thank them for all their hard work. Much more on this can be found in Luke's publications report.

We only have 80 days left before the first launch. Be sure to check out the website calendar for all upcoming events and activities.


Open House

for Potential Members

Join us on Saturday,
June 22nd

Click here for details

On Deck

Review of the Fleet

June 8th, 3 PM

 Click here for details 


Life Membership

Town hall & Survey

 Click here for details 



Sat, May 25
Tender Starts
Sat May 25 @09:00AM
Grounds Clean-Up
Sun, May 26
Grill Closes @ 9PM
Mon, May 27
No Wings
Tue, May 28
Lightning Race

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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