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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 takes home 1st place in Section 1 in our Wednesday Summer racing series
Sirocco takes home 1st place in Section 1 in our Wednesday Summer racing 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-kids
Oktoberfest for kids

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.

Black and Blues Dinner and Party fun for all!!

Members and guests dressed in black and white and came to celebrate one of the BLUES, a truly American forms of music! 

Dinner was Shrimp or Chicken Jambalaya and Red Beans and Rice and hot and moist cornbread!

Shrimp Jambalaya
Some members took it up a notch and wore their Blue Brothers regalia!
Everyone who attended had a great time. Don’t miss our next event!

Oktoberfest is scheduled for October 19th!
Don’t miss it!

Last Race Race (Kenosha) Saturday Sept 26

It’s been a crazy summer for most of us. Sailing has been our one reprieve from bad and worse news. On Monday, we sent out a survey to all members and regular racers. The replies are in! There is interest in supporting the Annual Last Race Race from Waukegan to Kenosha. About 20 boats have confirmed their participation so at this moment the race is a GO!

The first start is set for 1030 using a reverse PHRF rating system. The fee for the race is $10. The start is a Le Mans style start where all skippers come to the club and leave from the bar at their designated start time. Please try to arrive no later than 1000. Please bring and wear a mask while you are in the club. 

26 foot Coronado sailboat
Boats may tie up on the dock wall next to the club. The water levels may be high on Saturday. We advise moving north of the club where the wall is higher.

Boats leave the harbor under power and raise sails as soon as they pass the Red Light House at the harbor entrance, depending on wind direction and conditions. There used to be a restriction to stay east of  the Zion intake marker but the plant was decommissioned and demolished last year so there is no further restriction.

The finish mark is an imaginary line between the Kenosha breakwater light and the south pier light at the Kenosha harbor entrance. Please note your finish time and report it to sail@waukeganyachtclub.com. Note the boat ahead and behind if pertinent. 

finish line for Kenosha
Finish line for Last Race Race to Kenosha

The Race is a two leg race and finishes back in Waukegan. You can race back on Saturday or stay overnight and leave Sunday morning. The start on Sunday begins at 0900 from the Kenosha Yacht Club in the same manner as it began.

The finish line of leg 2 is an imaginary line between bell buoy #3 and the green light house at the Waukegan Harbor entrance. 

Waukegan finish line
Waukegan finish line

If you race back on Saturday please record your start time on the return leg. The starting line in that situation will be the same as the finish line.

Good luck!

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