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Commodore's Banquet, October 24, 2015

MYC Commodore Brian Anderson invites you and your guests 
to the 
2015 Mendota Yacht Club Commodore’s Banquet
at the Fluno Center 
on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Saturday, October 24, 2015.
Cash bar opens at 1800 (6:00 p.m.)
Diner served at 1900 (7:00 p.m.)
Awards presentation begins during dessert

Commodore Anderson has arranged a spectacular menu.  Choose from:

Grilled Eggplant, Tomato and Mozzarella Stack served with a savory combination of portabella mushrooms, zucchini, summer squash, grilled asparagus and a light pomodoro sauce.  Vegetarian. Gluten free.   $30

Walnut herb-crusted Walleye garnished with dilled Wisconsin goat cheese crumbles and served with a tasty wild rice blend and a duet of lemon oil-roasted broccolini and baby carrots. Tartar sauce served on the side.    $34

Petite Filet Mignon with an apple, bacon and gorgonzola topping, served with the Fluno Center’s special demi glace accompanied by a parmesan potato bake, grilled asparagus and roasted grape tomatoes.  Gluten Free.    $46

Kids Meal:  Chicken Fingers:  includes 3 Chicken Fingers, Fries and a Fruit Cup.    $12

All dinners (except the Kids meals) include a seasonal side salad, bread, coffee and iced tea.  A dessert bar will be presented during the awards ceremony.

Reservations:  Make your reservation here by noon on October 20, 2014.

Questions?  Please call Donna Schoor at 608-347-0408 or email at dmschoor@sbcglobal.net.

Celebration Honoring Jim Smith
November 13, 2015
Please join your fellow sailors for an evening of celebration honoring Jim Smith.

Friday, November 13, 2015
6:30 Cocktails
Dinner and "This is Your ILYA Life" to follow

Monona Terrace
1 John Nolan Drive

R.S.V.P. by October 31 here.
See full announcement details at Flyer page 1 and Flyer page 2.

Welcome New 2016 Officers and Directors!

See Meet Your Board for stories about all officers and directors.  Here are the new comers.

Dave Gorwitz, MYC Rear Commodore (2016) & Director (thru 2018)

 

 

 

I started sailing in college when I joined Hoofers in 1979.  I later became a Hoofers instructor and started racing in MYC on Hoofers’ Santa Cruz 33, Maria.  A couple of years later I purchased my first boat, a Santa Cruz 27, Cadenza.  Our all-Hoofers-alumni crew on Cadenza won a bunch of MYC trophies, including a couple of season championships.  I also did a fair amount of cruising as part of Hoofers’ flotillas, skippering many trips to the Florida Keys and San Diego.  Several of us also chartered in the BVI, Greek Islands, Australia and New Zealand.

 

In the mid-1980’s, I purchased Tyrol Marine Sailboat House (now The Boathouse of Madison) and got into the sailboat business.  I continued my racing and in 1993 we purchased one of the very first Melges 24’s.  In addition to racing in MYC, I had the privilege of sailing with some really fine professionals in the M24 fleet over the next 10-15 years, including Keith Musto, Dave Ullman and Scott Allen.  I also was regular crew on Jeff Russel and Donny Anderson’s A-scow, the Magic Bus.

 

I sold the Boathouse in around 2003 and set off on my current career as a business attorney.  My off-Mendota racing these days is focused on match racing.  Getting into match racing has really improved my game and has re-invigorated my love of the sport; if you want to get better, try match racing!  Sailing with MYC member Dave Niemann, we have been steadily improving and last year were ranked by ISAF as high as No. 44 in in the world and No. 5 in the USA.  For the second consecutive year, we have qualified for the US Match Race Championships (to be sailed this October in Swedish Match 40’s at Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY).

 

My MYC racing for the past five years or so has been as a crew member on Chuck Duroni and Dave Niemann’s J80, Eidolon.  I couldn’t be luckier than to be part of their wonderful, talented and deep team!  I am a past Commodore of MYC and this will be my second stint as a member of the MYC Board.  For several years I’ve been MYC’s US Sailing PHRF liaison and am the currently the chair of the MYC protest committee.

 

 

 

Ben Miller, MYC Secretary (2016)

My first experience sailing was on a Rhodes Bantam, a beautiful 14-foot wooden sailboat, on Cayuga Lake in Upstate New York, when I was about 12. I was hooked immediately. However, my real sailing education began a couple years later on Lasers at at a Boy Scout camp. Sailing all week at camp was the highlight of my summer for the next few years. In addition, my friend's father, who owned the Rhodes, began teaching the two of us to sail it. Unfortunately, my sailing career came to a halt when a squall snapped the wooden mast, and then college consumed my life.

 

I moved to Madison in August of 2012 to begin a graduate program at UW, and I joined Hoofers immediately. I started sailing dinghies, and then got sucked into the keelboat fleet, eventually earning a skipper rating on Spray. In 2013, another member introduced me to Peggy Elath as substitute crew on her J/80. In 2014, I began teaching on C scows at Hoofers, and began racing with Peggy more regularly. In the Fall of 2014, I joined the Hoofers board as the Scow Fleet captain, and simultaneously became the MYC/Hoofers liason. In 2015, I sailed occasionally with Peggy, and began trimming jib regularly on Eric Kerlow's E-scow.

 

When I'm not sailing, I'm most likely studying. However, I have sometimes found the time to bicycle around the lakes, climb rocks, or even make the jaunt to Chicago for a concert.

 

 

 

John Rather, Director (thru 2018)

 

 

 

I’ve been on sailboats since I was in diapers. My father is a life-long sailor and has always encouraged me to make sailing a part of my life. I grew up racing optis, MCs, M-16s and J-24s out of Neenah-Nodaway Yacht Club.  I was an active member of the UW Sailing Team all 4 years of college. While in college I also worked summers as a youth instructor and coach, first at my home yacht club and later in Lake Geneva, receiving my U.S. Sailing Levels 1 and 2 instructor certifications along the way. Many of my closest friends are former teammates and fellow coaches I met in college.

 

While in Milwaukee for law school I crewed on a T-10 that won North Americans and on a Mumm-36. I also was a youth and adult instructor at Milwaukee Yacht Club. After law school I returned to Madison and began crewing on E scows. I met my lovely wife Katie one Sunday crewing on the Sugars’ E scow. She and I now partner with Mike and Susie Barnett on an E, my favorite boat I’ve ever raced. Aside from sailing, Katie and I are avid skiers (cross country and downhill), cyclists, campers and travelers.

 

I’ve been a part of several yacht and sailing clubs, but none quite like MYC. The collegiality, encouragement and down to earth nature of the club and its members make it one of a kind. I’m looking forward to being further involved in MYC and helping bring new people into sailboat racing, especially youth. We have a wealth of knowledge in the club and I want to see us leverage that to encourage the next generation of sailors.

 

 

 

Clarke Sugar, Director (thru 2018)

 

 

My involvement in sailing was in many ways preordained.  Following my cousins' (Ben, Hugh, and Tim) decision to purchase an X-Boat, I was often asked to fill in as crew on windy days.  I also followed their lead by participating in the youth sailing and windsurfing courses every summer through Hoofers.  Eventually, I graduated from the X-Boat and begin crewing on a regular basis on an earlier version of the Mirage with Lon Schoor.  A formative sailing experience occurred during my first regatta on Lake Winnebago when during a cold and windy day the boom vang broke on the A-scow, and I found myself on the skipper's request sitting on back edge of the boom as ballast, feet dangling over the water, as we raced downwind with the remainder of the fleet to our stern. 

 

 

In high school, I was able to parlay my interest in sailing into a great summer job by returning to Hoofers as an instructor primarily for their youth sailing and windsurfing classes and conference sailing program.  I continued to teach sailing and windsurfing, along with spending some time doing boat maintenance and repair while attending the UW-Madison.  We have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to boat and sail in some incredible places such as the Apostle Islands, British and U.S Virgin Islands, and the San Francisco Bay Area.  

 

Aside from sailing, I enjoy hiking, road biking, skiing, camping, traveling and cooking with my wife (Leah) and two children (Bode 3 and Soren 9 mos.). I work as a corporate, bankruptcy, and real estate attorney with Axley Brynelson, LLP in downtown Madison.  My interest in MYC is primarily to give back to and help sustain a club which has offered me so many learning and recreational opportunities as a youth and now as an adult.  I am presently a part of the elite H-19 program that sails out of its own port, so by getting involved with the leadership of MYC I look forward to having more interaction with its members. 

Sunday Racing Photos - September 6, 2015 

Photo credits:  Andy Jackson

The wind blew nicely on this steamy morning and it helped cool off racers and observers on a day that went above 90 F by mid-afternoon at Bob Yost's Hot Dog Fest after the races.
Check out some of Andy's great photos of highly-contested races. Then follow the links to see more photos of your choosing.  To scan through them quickly you can click the photos within the albums - or you can let the album displayer show you the slide shows at a more leisurely pace.
Race Highlights
  
  
  
  
  
   
  

Observer Highlights
  
  
  
Links to Full Photo Sequences and Race Results
At the party after the races, all were thankful for the cooling onshore breeze, the shade trees, Scottie Louther's tolerance of the grill heat as he cooked up some great hot dogs, Mary Ann Farley's delicious and graciously-served chocolate chip cookies, Liz Tiefenthaler's contribution of a nice fruit salad, and Bob's hosting of yet another successful end-of-season party. 
Wednesday Races - August 26, 2015 
photo credits:  Andy Jackson
There wasn't much wind but 6 E's & 6 MC's and 10 Keelboats came out to enjoy the beautiful evening.  Bill & Jane Hanson did the honors on RC1 and Andy Jackson caught lots of boat reflections on the water in these shots.  On the last leg the wind picked up for a fun finish, making it easier for the E's and MC's to make their way back to Burrows while the Keelboaters headed back to their moorings.  Check out the race results at Current Season Standings.
For some great tactical sequences (albeit often pretty droopy spinnakers), see 2015 Races 08-26.  Here are a few really nice ones:
                       
  
ILYA Regatta Photos & MYC Results
August 19-23
by Barbie Stimpson
photo credits: Andy Jackson
In a field of 51 MC's with the wind blowing close to the limit of class rules, Stefan Schmidt won the 2015 ILYA  Grand Master Trophy and placed an impressive 6th overall in 2229-ZigZag. Congratulations Stefan!
  
  
 Stefan with young crew looking for a puff
  
                   Found it!                                     Portside mark attack  
  
In a field of 53 E's with the same wind and huge Geneva Lake waves, five MYC boats competed with the following results:
25th: H-13 Wild Turkey, Patrick Heaney
31st: H-7, Mirage, Lon Schoor
34th: H-8, Gr8Expect8ions, Huge & Tim Sugar
40th: H-88, CrazE Eights, Phil Zalog
44th: H-11, Full Tilt, Lance Puccio
 Go Wild Turkey!
  
Congratulations to all MYC skippers and crew for this highly competitive racing in extreme conditions!  Talk to the skippers and crew to find out who got their sails washed.
See E Fleet Regatta Reports for a brief writeup and final scores.
Remember the A's?
ILYA Championships - No Club Racing
August 19-23
by Don Sanford
The ILYA championships begin next week at Lake Geneva.  No MYC racing next Wednesday, August 19.  If you're looking for something to do, swing down to Geneva and visit the brand new Buddy Melges Sailing Center at the Geneva lake Yacht Club.  I'm told it's a heck of a facility. 
  
I-20 ILYA Championship Regatta - August 7-9
by Keith Rosenbaum, Regatta Chair

The 2015 I-20 championship brought 11 boats to lake Mendota August 7-9.  Friday brought heavy wind conditions that approached class limits with multiple capsizes and recoveries. Three races were sailed, each won by Aaron Lynn from Oshkosh with longtime crew and Mendota local Keith Rosenbaum. Strong finishes were also by Steve Catlin from Oshkosh/Neenah (2nd, 3rd and 3rd) and Ben Herdrich, a former Wawasee, Indiana sailor (now hailing from Fond du Lac) who followed up a capsize in the first race with two 2nds in the second and third races.  

Friday night entertainment was at the home of Lon and Donna Schoor, who provided excellent hospitality with food and drink enjoyed by all. 

Saturday brought two races in the morning in medium wind, with lightening conditions in the second race. Each of these was won by the talented Ben Herdrich, chased by Aaron Lynn in second in both races. A lack of wind Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning meant only five races were completed of the scheduled 8 races.   On Saturday night we had a great regatta dinner at Nick's on State Street. 

Keeper trophies went to Steven Catlin with his father Geoff as crew on Friday and fiancé Christie George in 3rd with 20 points. Ben Herdrich with his cousin Dave Herdrich in 2nd with 18 points, and Aaron Lynn and Keith Rosenbaum winning the regatta with 7 points.

Complete results here.

Thanks 
to all volunteers that helped to make the regatta a success. A big shout out to Lon and Donna Schoor for both hosting out of town sailors as well as the class party Friday night. Lon also lending his time and talent as the mark-set boat driver on Friday and Sunday.  Stefan Schmidt and Kristi Betts provided hosting for PRO Mark Tesar and his wife Deb. Also hosting were Hugh Schmidt and his wife Sonja as well as Keith and Heidi Rosenbaum. Thanks also to Larry O'Brian for delivering lunches on both Friday and Saturday. Special thanks to Jerry Simon who helped with launching at Burrows each day, with additional assistance by Paul and Dianne McMillian and David Sebald.
  
Wisconsin MC Championship Regatta -
August 8 & 9
Twenty five MC's, including our own Stefan Schmidt, were on the line at Delevan for the Wisconsin MC Championships last weekend.  Day 1, overcast and light winds. Two races in the morning in 5-8 mph. A break for lunch and 1 race in the afternoon which started in winds 5-8, but ended with 4-5. First boat finished in 74:23 minutes with a 90 minute cut off time.
Day 2 dawned overcast and little to no wind. Average reading about 3 with the highest gusts at 6.7 mph which at times maybe lasted 5 minutes. Races abandoned at 11:30.
The results: (top 5)
1   2081 Craig Heinze          8.00   [4 3 1]
2   2229 Stefan Schmidt - Grand Master 14.00   [1 4 9]
3   2149 Peter Dobbeck - Master 16.00     [9 1 6]   
4   2231 David Koch 16.00          [8 2 6]        
5   2536 Todd Faulkner 22.00      [14 5 3]
See complete results here.
Paying Tribute to Bill Shelton and Bill Ward -
July 28, 2015
article by Susan Stites Simon
A gracious celebration in memory of our beloved members Bill Shelton and Bill Ward was attended by approximately 130 members on July 28th.  See this wonderful article, filled with memories, photos, and an account of the day's celebration at 2015-07-28 Paying Tribute to Bill Shelton and Bill Ward.
  
A great week for our MYC kids - July 20
by Brian Anderson

Last Monday July 20th, Lake Delavan hosted the ILYA No Tears Opti Regatta.  This is typically a kids first regatta and they concentrate on a positive and fun experience.  Six Madison sailors made the trip and dominated the field. 

Lev Kerlow pulled off an impressive 3rd place finish, Raia Offenheimer lost a 5th place tie breaker to finish 6th, Will Simonson finished 12th followed closely by his brother Jonah (both tied at 22 points) at 13th and Liam Gunn with 14th.  Amira Offenheimer finished a very impressive 21st.  

Not to be out done, 4(5) Madison sailors, fresh off their 2 week X boat camp, packed up and hauled their boats down to Pewaukee for X Inlands on July 23-25. Will Hanson with crew Micah Hanson sailed H838 in the junior fleet and Oscar Anderson and Crew Will Simonson sailed H713 in the senior fleet with help from Jonah Simonson jumping on as a 3rd crew on the 4th heavy air race of the day.
   

   H713 learns about the Pewaukee North Shore Shift!
H713 discovers the famous Pewaukee North Shore Shift
Seven races were completed which included conditions ranging from light and variable on day 1, heavy on day two and a perfect 8 to 10 on the final day 3.  With 49 boats racing in the senior fleet and 58 boats in the junior fleet competitors had their hands full with giant starting lines and mark roundings that made many parents cringe. 

Highlights included over 50 spectator boats on the water.  The cheers as boats finished or rounded the marks could be heard across the lake.  Oscar and Will (H713 senior fleet) figured out the benefits of that famous Pewaukee north shore shift and took a not so great start and turned it into a mid fleet finish.  Will and Micah Hanson held a very impressive 4th place lead until the final leg when their jib halyard broke preventing the finish (that’s heart breaking!).  The junior fleet was won by I1 sailed by Harry Melges IV and Finn Burdick with a score of 7!  (like we ever had a chance), and the Senior fleet was won by V11 sailed by JP Friend and Charlie Allen with a score of 22. 

No one can remember the last X boat from Mendota to compete at an Inland championship and the welcome was truly remarkable.  The kids all had a great time and will definitely be back next year to do it all again! 

Madison Youth Sailing will hold a few more weeks of Opti and X boat classes, check the website at www.madisonyouthsailing.comfor details.
Meanwhile at the ILYA Opti Championship
MYC kids were looking (and sailing) smart at the ILYA Opti Championships at Lake Beulah July 26-28.  In a fleet with 71 (seventy-one) boats on the line see Opti Fleet for the top ten finishers.
Well done!
Parker Waller's Social - June 13, 2015
photo credits: Franne Lee 
  
Parker Waller's Party last Sat. 06/13/15 was fun for all, as a few of the sailing and racing clubs were invited to it. such as MYC, LMSC and MYSF. They had a couple of X boats out sailing. The food was yummy, lots of people brought different dishes and I got to meet many of new people. Here are a few pictures I took at the party.
  
 Don and the guys!
  
Thank you Parker Waller for the fun party, the weather wasn’t the best day, but it didn’t rain… and that’s all we can hope for these days! 
A Beautiful First Wednesday! - May 27, 2015 
photo credits:  Jeff Russell
On an absolutely beautiful evening, albeit light wind challenging course-side selection at each mark, 7 E scows, 5 MCs, and 16 Keelboats challenged each other for the first Wednesday evening race.  Jeff caught these Keelboats duking it out at the first spin-set
. . .

. . . and a great framing of our capitol building by these MCs. 
See his other shots at 2015 Races 05-27 and be sure to checkout the Current Season Standings, efficiently posted by our scorer Brian Louther, using source data managed from RC1 by PRO Tim Stanton. You'll see how the Wednesday evening shaped up as well as the results from the souls who braved the Memorial Day blow and all the Spring Series results for our keel boaters.
Hey Robert, what was Redline doing out after sunset?
  
And they're off! - May 16-17, 2015
first stories & pics of the season by PRO Tim Stanton
 
MYC kicked of the season this past weekend with the first keelboat racing. Saturday had relatively light winds and we had 5 boats compete for the first gun. Eidolon vanquished it’s foes in both races of the Keelboat I class with Village Idiot dominating the Keelboat II fleet. The second race of the day finished with identical results.
  
The Sunday race was more sporting, with winds having increased and a chance of rain added to the mix. Five boats came to the assembly area. Four boats crossed the starting line. Three boats crossed the finish line.
Veloce was out early testing the winds and waves and had an early equipment malfunction. At the start, Eidolon shut the door on Mercurius at the line then broke it’s lower rudder pintle right as the gun went off. Mercurius circled around to take another run at the start but as she came back towards the line, she had troubles turning down to pass below RC-1. A high pitched voice was heard screaming BEAR OFF!! BEAR OFF!! while the PRO was having visions of the Stockholm ramming the Andrea Doria flashing through his head until Mercurius’ skipper masterfully piloted her down and in a flash of inspiration, burnished her waterline on the chrome swim ladder of RC-1 as she passed by. The Keelboat II fleet with Village Idiot and #Life is Hard taking a more calm approach to the start.
  
 
With the winds approaching 25 kts and a storm suddenly popping up on the radar, the course was shortened to 3 legs. Amazingly, Eidolon sailed the entire race using sail trim to steer the boat as the tiller was ineffective and she finished the race several minutes ahead of all other competitors. Mercurius apparently retired while Village Idiot took another bullet in the Keelboat II fleet.
  
Kudos to all sailors that came out for an eventful first weekend of sailing for 2015.
 
2015 Crane In - May 9, 2015
 
last year's photo by Tim Stanton 
2015 Burrows Painting Party  - May 9, 2015

  
 
last year's photo by Andy Jackson
 
Thanks to Pier In Helpers! - May 9, 2015
by Craig Jefferds, Burrows Park Administrator
The recent "Pier In" was very successful! The weather cooperated, and a total of 26 people showed up and worked hard cleaning the landscape, putting in the pier, and setting up the rail system. Many hands make light work! Thanks to all who contributed their time and efforts to get the 2015 season off to a great start!
Save Our Lakes Community Breakfast - May 5, 2015

Join us for the fourth annual Save Our Lakes community breakfast:
 
May 5, 2015
7:30 - 9:00 am
Monona Terrace
One John Nolan Drive

See 2015-05-05 Save Our Lakes for information on reserving seats.

Volunteer Opportunity: Lift In - May 9, 2015
by Jeff Wong, Keelboat Fleet Captain
 
Hello keelboat racers and friends. I'm looking for someone to administer lift-in Saturday May 9th. Linda Baumann, last year's manager will not be able to help us this spring. Got extra crew that would like to help out that day? This group needs them!
The lift-in job is easier now - queue up the boats as they arrive at Marshall Park for splash-in and mast raising. Manage any problems as they arise. Help out where needed. Try to get the veterans to stick around and help out the newbies. The responsibilities start at 8:15 when the crane arrives and finishes around noon. MYC has already made arrangements with Reynolds, collected the fees and paid the bill.
Please email Jeff Wong or phone him at 831-8860 if you can help. Thanks.
Madison Sail Expo - May 3, 2015 
Be sure to mark your calendar for the Madison Sail Expo on May 3rd, 10 AM - 2 PM at the Brittingham Park Shelter.  MYC is joining with all the other sailing organizations in Madison for a fantastic kickoff to the 2015 sailing season.

This year we will co-host this event in lieu of a spring banquet, so this is the best time to come see old friends, meet folks from other sailing organizations, checkout sailing vessels on display, and enjoy some good eats and drinks.

Free beverages are being donated by General Beverage and handled by MYC with the volunteer help of Grant Frautschi.  Be sure to bring a little cash for a lunch of grilled foods and salads made available by volunteer Scott Goetz.
If you'd like to represent MYC by volunteering to help with setup, cleanup, or consultation about our racing boats, contact expo organizer Eric Kerlow.  For more information check this out:


 
The food is being handled 
The food is being handled 
 
Time to Mark Your Calendars (April 1, 2015)
The 2015 season is just around the corner so be sure to mark your calendar for important (and fun!) events coming up including fleet meetings, pier-in, lift-in, Madison Sail Expo, spring series, and more.  See the MYC Calendar and highlights of upcoming events above and within On the Line and Plot Your Coursesections.
  
Where did last summer's pictures go?
(January 12, 2015)
Time to look ahead to the new year.  The 2014 Year in Review pictures are now located in the 2014 Season Web Archive.  It sure was a great year!

Website Hosting Message (December 31, 2014)
MYC website administrators received a year-end message from our hosting service, which details the enhancements ClubExpress made in 2014.  We will explore use of some of these enhancements in the coming year.  You can read the message here.
  

Website Status (November 24, 8:49 PM)

The following communication was received from Club Express:

At approximately 5:15 PM Central time, the DDOS attack appeared to have stopped. Working with our hosting company, we brought our servers back online at 5:20. All club and association websites are operating normally. Again, there is no evidence that any club websites or data were compromised in any way by this attack. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish everyone a peaceful and warm Thanksgiving with family and friends.


MYC Website Availability (November 24, 7:00 PM)
I received the message below and I'm passing it on to you in case you have noticed an interruption in MYC Website service. Currently it appears that the website is available. I'll publish final communications on the website when they become available. If you have concerns or questions you can contact me at Barbie's email. However, this is the only information I have at the current time.
Today (Monday, November 24, 2014) at approximately 4:00 PM Central time, MYC's Website Provider and Hosting Service noticed a huge increase in traffic hitting our servers. After a very short time, they both determined that this was a Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attack. Thousands of hijacked computers around the world were being used to attack our servers to try and break in and steal data. Working together, they decided to take the ClubExpress servers completely offline for a short period of time. Once the hackers see that nothing is getting through, they should stop their DDOS attack. The servers are working fine and remain secure. There is no evidence whatsoever that any club data was compromised or accessed by these hackers. They will continue to monitor the situation closely and send out another email to MYC Administrators once they have an update. I apologize for the inconvenience but I hope you’ll understand that we’re taking this approach out of an excess of caution to protect our customers’ websites and data.
MYC Board of Directors Meeting (November 3)
Wonder what your board of directors is up to this year?  You are invited to attend any of the monthly meetings, which are held the first Monday of the month, beginning informally at 6 p.m. and convening for the official meeting at 6:30.  The location changes each month, so be sure to check the MYC Calendar for details. November's meeting will be held at the Rigby Pub and Grill, 119 East Main Street. The agenda for the meeting is viewable by logged in members at the top of this page. All are invited for dinner and drinks following the meeting.
2015 Chicago Boat, RV, and Strictly Sail Show
Be sure to plan on attending the expanded Strictly Sail Show for 2015 (January 14-18, 2015), which now includes other boats and RVs. See http://www.strictlysailchicago.com for details.  Also see this announcement for details of the one-day Hoofer Sailing Club excursion on Saturday, January 17th.  This is a great opportunity to skip the driving and join a big group from the Madison area to descend on the Saturday event.
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MYC trophies now on display at the Edgewater Hotel (October 27)

The next time you’re visiting the Edgewater, be sure to inspect the display cases on level 7, just outside the Statehouse Bar. Our club has provided two retired trophies for a more or less permanent display. They are: The Gene Wheeler Memorial, originally a C boat trophy, repurposed for Keelboat Division 1 but retired a few years ago. The other is an X Boat trophy awarded for 1st place in the July 4th Handicap race. Thanks to Andrew Lewis for doing the legwork on this.

Welcome 2015 Officers and Directors
(September 18)

Please welcome our 2015 Season MYC Directors elected to the Board of Directors on September 17, 2014 at the Annual Business Meeting and new MYC Officers elected at the Directors' Meeting immediately following.

Officers (term)
Brian Anderson (2015), Commodore
Tim Sugar (2016), Vice Commodore
Bob Fanning (2017), Rear Commodore
Donna Schoor (2017), Treasurer
Barbie Stimpson (2015), Secretary
New Directors (term)
Bob Fanning (2017)
Pete Mooney (2017)
Donna Schoor (2017) - elected to a second term
The officers and new directors join our continuing Directors to complete the nine members of the Board:
Continuing Directors (term)
Peggy Elath (2015)
Paul McMillan (2016)
Keith Rosenbaum (2015)
Where did it go?  All the Home Page content for the 2014 season has now been archived.  You can see it all by selecting the link directly above.