In Memoriam: Jolanta Kubala

Jolanta Kubala (1949-2020) of Wadsworth, IL, passed away suddenly on Monday night (February 10, 2020) after being in a car accident on Rt 41.  She was a previous member of the Waukegan Yacht Club. She and her husband sailed on a 1982 Ericson 36 sailboat named Endeavor. She is survived by 2 sons; Piotr Kubala and Andrzej (Justyna) Kubala; 1 daughter, Alisia Kubala; 2 grandchildren Adam and Julia. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Zbigniew (Stan) Kubala, who passed away suddenly in July 2017. 

Memorial Service
Friday, February 21, 2020
4pm-8pm
Warren Funeral Home
1475 N. Cemetery Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Funeral Services
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10am
Warren Funeral Home
1475 N. Cemetery Rd.
Gurnee, IL 60031

Reception
Saturday, February 22, 2020
1pm
Waukegan Yacht Club
199 N. Harbor Place
Waukegan, IL 60085

Great turnout for Movie Night 2

Our last Movie Night featured Ford vs Ferrari, an excellent movie detailing the creation and development of Ford Motor Company’s entry into professional racing.

Dinner consisted of Pasta with pesto or marinara, homemade meatballs and salad. 

Great turnout for Movie Night #2

We had a great turnout for Movie Night #2. Members and guests chat over dinner before the movie starts.

 

Members and guests chatting around a table

Old and new members enjoyed a dinner of pasta with pesto or marinara, homemade meatballs and salad.

Movie Night setup

The Waukegan Yacht Club provided a great location for Movie Night.

We had a great turn out of almost 30 people. Everyone had a great time. Hope to see you at our next event.

Trap shooting is scheduled for Saturday, February 22. Click here for more details.

WYC Trapshooting goes off with a bang!

The first WYC trapshooting event occurred Saturday, February 22, at noon. The event was attended by 14 members and their guests and everyone had bang.

The event was hosted at the McHenry Sportsmen’s Club in Johnsburg, Illinois. Several members brought extra shotguns so everyone could shoot. Trapshooting was conducted in “rounds”. A round consisted of 25 clays at 5 stations. The shooting started at noon and everyone was able to shoot as many rounds as they wanted. The group continued shooting until after 3pm.

Get your own FOID card

Although you don’t need a FOID card to shoot you do need one to buy your own ammunition or a gun. We plan on scheduling another event soon. So you may want to apply for a card. You can apply for a FOID card by clicking the following button:

FOID Card website

Note that it can take 20-30 days to receive your card. Children may also obtain a FOID card if sponsored by a FOID carrying adult or guardian.

2020 Calendar! Save the dates

The Waukegan Yacht Club Social Committee met on Jan 12 and set the dates for our upcoming events in 2020. Here are dates and events we scheduled. Please add these to your calendar and try to join us.

Red indicates the date has changed.

February

Sat, Feb 1 Movie Night at the Club. Free. Bar open 6:00pm. Movie starts: 7:00pm.
Sat, Feb 8 Dance Party at the Club. CANCELLED
Sat, Feb 15 Movie Night at the Club. Free. Bar open 6:00pm. Movie starts: 7:00pm.
Sat, Feb 22 Trap Shooting. All members welcome. Details soon.
Sat, Feb 22 Dance Party at the Club. Free. Bar open 6:00pm.

March

Saturday, Mar 28 Launch O’Day 17s (Match Racing begins) All members are invited to race. 11:00am
Saturday, Mar 28 Spring Break Luau (Wear Hawaiian Shirts) Bar open 6:00pm. Dinner: 7:00pm.

April

Club opens Saturdays for dinner after April 4.
Club open Fridays for dinner after April 10.

Saturday, April 4 Club Opens for season.
Sunday, April 5 Racing Crew Class
Friday, April 10 Club Open (Club open all Fridays and Saturdays except as otherwise noted) All members and guests welcome.
Saturday, April 11 Fish Fry (Live Music)
Friday, April 17 Christoper Cross (Genesee Theater) Click for tickets
Sunday, April 19 Racing Rules Class
Wednesday, April 22 Wednesday Races begin. Club Open for dinner to all racers and their guests.
Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26 Garage Sale at the Club. Sell your surplus gear at the club. Details soon.

May

Club open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner.
All members and guests are welcome.

Saturday, May 2 Storm the Docks (Membership Drive. Volunteers needed)
Sat, May 9 WYC Regatta | Open House
The Club is open to the public. All are welcome to sail and race small boats in the harbor next to the club. Events start at 11am and will continue all afternoon. Come on down and join the fun. Bring the kids and grandkids! Club Open for dinner to all racers and their guests.
Sunday, May 10 Storm the Docks (Membership Drive. Volunteers needed)
Saturday, May 16 New Member Welcome Dinner and Orientation
Saturday, May 30 Race/Cruise Waukegan to Winthrop harbor. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.
Sunday, May 31 Race/Cruise Winthrop harbor to Waukegan. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.

June

Club open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner.
All members and guests are welcome.

Friday, June 19 Waukegan to Chicago Race. For racers traveling down to Chicago
Satuday, June 20 Chicago to Waukegan Race (Volunteers needed to serve dinner and for race committee)
Sunday, June 21 Waukegan to Chicago Race (Volunteers needed to serve breakfast and for race committee)

July

Club open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner.
All members and guests are welcome.

Saturday, July 4 Cookout at the club. Club open for fireworks.
Saturday, July 18 Chicago – Mac Race
Friday-Sunday, July 24-26 Club Cruise – Cruise to Chicago (Port: TBD) All members welcome. Motor and Sail.

August

Club open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner.
All members and guests are welcome.

Saturday, Aug 9 Mayor’s Regatta All racers welcome.
Pig Roast! BBQ Blowout!
Aug 14-16 Club Cruise to Michigan (Port: TBD) All members welcome. Motor and Sail.

September

Club open Fridays and Saturdays for dinner.
All members and guests are welcome.

Saturday, Sept 12 Race. Waukegan to Winthrop Harbor and back. All members welcome. Motor and Sail. Cookout at the club.
Saturday, Sept 19 Race/Cruise. Waukegan to Racine. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.
Sunday, Sept 20 Race/Cruise. Racine to Waukegan. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.
Saturday, Sept 26 Race/Cruise. Waukegan to Kenosha. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.
Sunday, Sept 27 Race/Cruise. Kenosha to Waukegan. All members welcome. Motor and Sail.

October

Saturday, Oct 3 Black and Blues Dinner and Party.
Saturday, Oct 17 OktoberFest Dinner and Party at the Club

November

Saturday, Nov 14 Sail-A-Bration

December

Saturday, Dec 5 Decorate the Club. Glogg and Tom and Jerry Party.

Movie night fun first event of 2020

We had a good turnout for our first Movie Night of 2020. The bar was open and members caught up after a brief winter hiatus from club events. The movie was chosen by attendees and was “Yesterday” a fantastic tale that examines what would happen if you were the only person on the planet who remembered the Beatles. 

Poster for movie Yesterday
Poster for the movie Yesterday

 

Movie night at the club
Movie night at the club

Dinner was served before the movie and consisted of deep dish pizza and spinach salad with cherry tomatoes. 

Deep dish pizza and spinach salad
Deep dish pizza and spinach salad

Don’t miss our next movie night, Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Social Committee Meeting Sunday, Jan 12

All members are invited to join the Social Committee, Sunday, January 12th at 2:00 pm to plan our social calendar for 2020.

All events are created and run by volunteer members. We need your help! 

All members are required to volunteer time to facilitate the operations of the club each year. It’s time to step up and take charge. 

Please join us. We need your help and input.

2020 Slate for Board of Directors approved unanimously!

A motion was made during the Members Meeting to approve the 2020 slate for the Board of Directors unanimously. The motion was seconded and approved.

Please congratulate the members of the board at your earliest convenience.

Slate Position/TitleName
CommodoreJim Hellquist
Vice CommodoreKris Kaminski
Rear CommodoreHoward Fassnacht
TreasurerJohn Rouse
SecretaryDenise Lapins
DirectorJose Guzman 
DirectorJim Maivald
DirectorMark LeVan
Past CommodoreKathy Larsen Sivia

All members should understand that the club is a members organization run entirely by volunteers. All members are asked to step up and participate in the operation of the club and its events. We need your help and participation!

Contact any board member if you wish to pitch in! Please watch for emails calling ALL HANDS. That’s the sign that we need your help.

Thanks!

Sail Awards Top Off Great Sail-A-Bration

Almost 90 members and guests turned out Saturday, November 16 to celebrate a great boating season and the racers who participated in our racing program.

Sirocco III takes 1st place in Section 1 in the WYC Summer Series.
American Dream takes home 1st place in Section 2 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
American Dream takes home 1st place in Section 2 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Unplugged takes home 1st place in Section 3 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Unplugged takes home 1st place in Section 3 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Spitfire takes home 2nd place in Section 1 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Spitfire takes home 2nd place in Section 1 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Elecktra takes 2nd place in Section 3 of our Wednesday Summer Series.
Elecktra takes 2nd place in Section 3 of our Wednesday Summer Series.
Spitfire takes home 1st place in our first Annual Mayor's Regatta
Spitfire takes home 1st place in our first Annual Mayor’s Regatta
Husaria had the best corrected time of all WYC boats in the 2019 Chicago – Waukegan Race
Spitfire made the best time for a Mackinac Race boat
Spitfire made the best time for a Mackinac Race boat
Vincitore took the best times of any WYC boat in the Nood and Verve races
Vincitore took the best times of any WYC boat in the Nood and Verve races
Sirocco III took the best times of any WYC boat in the Mackinac Race in its section as well as 1st place in Section 1 in the WYC Summer and Fall Offshore series.
Sirocco III took the best times of any WYC boat in the Mackinac Race in its section as well as 1st place in Section 1 in the WYC Summer and Fall Offshore series.
Spitfire took 2nd place in Section 1 in the WYC Summer Offshore series.
Spitfire took 2nd place in Section 1 in the WYC Summer Offshore series.
Spitfire took 1st place in Section 1 in the WYC Fall Buoy series.
Spitfire took 1st place in Section 1 in the WYC Fall Buoy series.
Lucille Marie took home the trophy for the Last Race Race to and from Kenosha.
Lucille Marie took home the trophy for the Last Race Race to and from Kenosha.
The winning crew from Lucille Marie
The winning crew from Lucille Marie

Click here to see all the photos from the Sail-A-Bration.

Oktoberfest brought the best of the wurst

Oktoberfest was a fun time at the club. Guests dined on bratwurst, smoked sausage, sauerkraut, and hot homemade pretzels. Oompah band music filled the air and people were dancing polkas in the club. 

oktoberfest
Oktoberfest at the club

Don’t miss the upcoming Sail-A-Bration and Commodore’s Ball.

All members are invited! Don’t miss the biggest party of the year!

Sail-A-Bration Goes Off with a Bang!

Almost 90 members and guests came to Waukegan Yacht Club on Saturday, November 16, to celebrate the 2019 boating season, our racers and Commodore Jim Hellquist. The club opened at 6pm and our guests started to gather for cocktails and appetizers.

Cocktails at the Sail-A-Bration
Cocktails at the Sail-A-Bration

Dinner was served at 7pm. The buffet of mandarin orange salad, roast beef, chicken piccata, grilled vegetable medley and mashed potatoes was generous and delicious.

Dinner was served at plentiful and delicious.

The sail awards were given out at 8pm. Among the winners were crews of Sirocco III, Spitfire, American Dream, Unplugged, FasTen, Elecktra and Lucille Marie. Click here to check out all the awards.

Sirocco III took home many honors at the Sail Awards.

After the awards were completed, the band Sons of Chicago kicked off the dancing. The dance floor was full of revelers most of the evening.

The Band Sons of Chicago played after the awards.