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Commodore's Welcome

Welcome to the Mendota Yacht Club!  If you’re looking to become part of a club with a long history of terrific sailing, reasonable dues and a friendly social atmosphere, you’ve come to the right spot!


Founded in 1903, the Mendota Yacht Club is the oldest sailing club on Lake Mendota and Dane County.  Lake Mendota is recognized as one of the best, if not the best, inland lake in the county for sailboat racing. As a member club of Inland Lake Yachting Association (ILYA) we routinely host regattas for all scow classes. We’ve had our share of members who have achieved regional, national, and Olympic recognition whose sailing roots are anchored here.  


Our fleets consist of one design scows and keelboats.  We race on Wednesday and Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.  If you’re an experienced skipper or crew, someone who just discovered the fun of sailboat racing, or someone who just wants to talk shop with sailors, you’ll find opportunities for developing your skills at MYC!


Our club is more than just racing; we host fun events and regular after race parties during the season at a variety of venues.  Because our club is a volunteer run organization, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and meet other members.  In fact, many of our members are also members of the Four Lakes Ice Yacht club and would be happy to introduce you to the fun of soft and hard water sailing!


Again, welcome to the MYC.  Please explore the website and feel free to contact the membership chair if you have any questions.


Dane Vermillion

Membership in Mendota Yacht Club is open to everyone interested in yachting, seamanship, and other kindred matters and related activities. We welcome both racing and non-racing sailors. Membership is open to all persons - regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this association shall be to encourage and foster the sport of yachting among young and old ... to sometime, somewhere win an Inland Lakes Regatta, and to do all other things agreeable and necessary to carry out the purposes of this corporation. 

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Saturday, April 26 - Upcoming Club Social Events
The Spring Banquet on April 26th will be an event not to miss!  Find out all the details and register for the event at:  Spring Banquet at Brickhouse BBQ - 4/26/2014. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Wednesday, April 30 - Last Chance to Take MYC Membership Survey
Thank you to everyone that has participated in the survey. The board has started to review the results we have so far. At this time 46 people have taken the survey. We will keep this survey open until Wednesday April 30th.  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey before then. We hope to have the final results from the survey available before the summer series starts.  If you haven't taken the current survey, you can do it now:  Take Survey
Saturday, May 3 - Burrows Pier In - Also Registration and Future Work Parties
Craig Jefferds, Burrows Park Administrator
It's time for lots of Burrows activities and preparation for the coming 2014 season.  See Burrows Pier In - 8:30am - 5/3/2014.   Hope to see you all there.

First, if you are indeed planning to be there, please take a few minutes to complete payment and mail your registration.  Whether you own a scow or a small boat to store on the "laser rack", you can pay online (or mail a check) and find the appropriate contract online at Contract for Burrows Boat Storage.  For more information see Announcements.
Thank You - Burrows Pre-Earth Day Cleanup Success!
Barbie Stimpson
A big thank you to Stefan Schmidt, Andy Jackson, and 3 young people (Ciara, Kevontay, and Lamontae) for pitching in at Burrows Park April 19th.  They collected two large trash bags of winter trash accumulation, raked and cleaned up the beaches, removed fallen branches from our north woods, and planted a new native shrub to replace one of those lost in the drought of 2011.  The park looks great and ready for all the sailors to show up at pier-in!

Saturday, May 10 - MYC ready to give you a lift (in)!

If you or someone you know relies on a crane service to lift your boat onto the lake this spring, MYC is now providing this service.  See Keelboat Crane - Boats In - 9:00am - 5/10/2014.  Sign up on-line by selecting Register to Race and then “Pay Fee” which gives you many options to select, one of which is keelboat lift-in.  You must be a MYC member so if you do not plan to race, you can join as a social member ($25.00) then proceed to order the lift in.  You must sign up in advance.  $180 covers both lift in and lift out, if for some reason you can not use lift out, you would be refunded ½ the cost.  Lift in date is set for Saturday May 10th at 8AM.
MYC is Looking to Hire PRO
Mendota Yacht Club is looking for a dedicated Principle Race Officer (PRO) to setup and run sailing races this summer. Find out all the details here: Details on PRO Position

It's Time to Pay Your Dues and Fees
 If you've paid your dues and other fees, thank you.  If not, do it right now.  You can take care of all that business at:  Member Signup / Information 
Mark Your May Calendar
Spring is here and it's time to mark your May calendar for early events of the racing season.
Kickoff of the pre-season series:
Spring regattas:

More News 

For current season news see:
For prior season news see:

Changes to the Website 

The Website is currently under a re-design.  Please have patience while the 8 person volunteer team works through the website and makes changes as necessary.  From time to time you may experience information found in different places on the website, under different menus, or perhaps completely eliminated for the time being.  Please know that the website team is working hard to make the new MYC website functional for all members and is making sure to preserve the spirit and the history of MYC.  If you have any questions or comments, please bare with us and contact Darby Sugar,  Thank you very much.

See the following for information about website improvements:

2014 MYC Website Rollout Plan        Feedback