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Today’s Practice Race for 2021 POSTPONED

The first practice race for 2021 scheduled for today is Postponed until April 28th.

It’s been a busy year so far for the Waukegan Yacht Club. After a terrible 2020, which included the tragic and unexpected loss of our Commodore, Jim Hellquist, WYC got a new breath of life. The new commodore and board of directors has been working long and hard to make 2021 a great year for the club.

This year has already seen some amazing things. We had an RC Boat Build and Race, then over 20 members and non-members turned out to participate in our Spring Cleanup. The club has never looked better!

Unfortunately, the weather stepped in to spoil our plans to get the Committee boat painted and launched. We had a crew assembled to paint the boat last weekend but we had to delay the effort due to rain. The boat finally go painted but not soon enough to get her in the water for today’s practice race.

The practice race has been rescheduled for April 28th. Practice races don’t count toward awards or standings, but they allow you to shake out your gear and crew and get ready for the season. Come out and join us. All racers are welcome!

Click here to see our 2021 Race Schedule

6pm seating sold out!

We still have plenty of space at 7pm and 8pm!
Reserve your spot now.
WYC Fish Fry, April 23.

See the Details and RSVP Today! 

The 6pm seating has sold out. We are keeping the total seating at each serving limited for maximum safety and to optimize service and quality.

We will have PerchCod and a premium Salmon entree available.
large garden salad is also be offered.
You will be able to dine in the club or take the food to go. 

The dinner and side salads can be ordered with or without grilled chicken and can be served in the club or with your take-out order.

We still have two dinner services: 7pm and 8pm. 
Tables will be spaced for effective separation.
Tables will be available for parties of 2, 4, 6 or 8 and can be reserved. 

All food must be ordered and paid for in advance.

Click here to start your reservation

Thanks to all who participated in our Spring Clean Up at the Club!

You are the greatest asset
of the club!

On Saturday, April 17th, 24 members and guests gathered for the Spring Clean Up and tackled a daunting challenge! The club was closed most of 2020 and had not been cleaned and maintained for nearly a year. Bo Harper, Howard Fassnacht and Jim Maivald planned and organized a cleaning crew of volunteers to tackle this big job and many people stepped up and pitched in. Thanks to all of you who answered the call!

Please thank these members and guests next time you see them! If you helped out and don’t see your name, please let me know and we will correct the oversight!

Derek Barlass Non-member
Jonathan Burba Member, Director
Kim Burns Non-member
Walter Burns Non-member
Fred Byergo Member
Bob Christiansen Member
Jeff Davenport Member
Bernie Dekok Non-member
Howard Fassnacht Members, Rear Commodore
Jason Fergurson Member, Commodore
Bo Harper Member, Vice Commodore
Anna Kepinski Member
Jim Maivald Member, Director
Susan Maivald Member
Alice McAvoy Non-member
Sean O’Neil Member
Collin Palmer Member
Dave Perrone Member
Kathy Sivia Member, Past Commodore
Tom Sivia Member
Randy Syme Member
Russ Valin Member
CJ Villaini Non-member
Nancy Villaini Non-member
cleaning the front of the club
Cleaning the front of the club

 

cleaning the front of the club
We cleaned front and back, inside and out.

 

We cleaned front and back, inside and out.
The power washer was busy all day.

 

garbage bags fill with leaves and branches
Garbage bags filled with leaves and branches

 

All sides of the club were cleaned
All sides of the club were cleaned.

 

carpets were cleaned
The carpets were cleaned throughout the club.

 

even the backyard was cleaned
Even the backyard was cleaned and tidied up.

 

Carpets cleaned
Window were cleaned inside and out.

2 days left to order for the 2021 WYC Fish Fry, April 23

There are only 2 days left to place your order for the Waukegan Yacht Club Fish Fry. The club is making big plans for 2021! Our Race Schedule has been published. The kick off for 2021 season will be a Fish Fry on April 23.

We’re offer four great entrees, including Cod, Perch, Salmon and a Large Garden Salad. All food must ordered and paid for in advance and can be requested to dine-in or take-out. Make plans to join us for the WYC Fish Fry!

Doors will open at 5:00pm for the first sitting in the restaurant at 6pm. Additional seatings will be available for 7pm and 8pm. 

Click here to start your reservation

Members’ Wall of Fame

For years, the Waukegan Yacht Club has displayed photos of members boats on the walls of the bar inside the club. Unfortunately, many of the photos hanging on the walls today are of boats of members that are no longer part of the club. The WYC Sail Committee has decided that the photo wall should be updated with photos of the boats of current members. 

All members in good standing are invited to submit a framed 8″ X 10″ photo of their boat to be hung within the club for 2021. We will have one wall dedicated to members who participate in our weekly races and the photos will be displayed each week in the order of that week’s race results. Each week after the race on Wednesday we will have an impromptu ceremony at the club to honor that week’s winners and set their photos in the proper order. All racers are encouraged to attend and participate.
 
Framed photo of member boat
Submit a photo of your boat to hang on the wall of Waukegan Yacht Club


Another wall will display photos of all other members’ boats. Photos can be of sail or power boats and may include your skipper and crew. Photos may include name plaques identifying the boat or skipper’s name. 

The first WYC race is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21. This will be a practice race and not count toward flags or awards. All racers are encouraged to participate to get their boats and crews into shape for the upcoming season. The club is also planning a Fish Fry for April 23. You may bring your photos on either dates or anytime afterward, whenever the club is open. 
 
framed boat photos
Frames should be plain black or brown and no more than 1″ in width on all four sides.


We hope that all members submit photos for our “Wall of Fame”! If your photo does not have a plaque identifying the boat or owner, please identify your photo in another way so we know who it belongs to.
 
Please make sure all frames are plain black or brown and no more than 1″ in width on all four sides. The maximum dimensions of any framed photo should be no more than 12″ x 13″. At this time we’d like to hang photo only in portrait mode. 

RC Iceberg Regatta

Come join the fun and race your RC sailboat!
All RC Sailors are welcome!

Date/Time: March 20 at 12 noon.
Cost: $20 at the door.

Food/Beverage: pizza, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. (Donation to consume)

Prizes: First, Second and Third place trophies.

Races: 2 practice races.
3 prize races.

Obtain your sail numbers by clicking here

If you cannot obtain sail numbers prior to the race
please bring proof of purchase to the race.

Click this link to reserve your spot for the Regatta

Space limited to 25 people per state mandate

$20 cash at door for members and guests

2nd Annual WYC trap shoot set for April 3

The second WYC trapshooting event is scheduled for Saturday, April 3, at noon. The event is open to all WYC members and guests.

The event will be hosted at the McHenry Sportsmen’s Club in Johnsburg, Illinois. You do not have to own or bring your own shotgun, there will be extra shotguns so everyone can shoot. Trapshooting is conducted in “rounds”. A round consisted of 25 clays at 5 separate stations. The shooting started at noon and everyone will be able to shoot as least three rounds. The fee covers three rounds but you are welcome to shoot more. An additional fee will be paid on site.

Trapshooting event
WYC members and guests shooting trap in 2020.

Click to Register and Pay in Advance

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 future events. So you may want to apply for a card as soon as possible. You can apply for a FOID card by clicking the following button:

FOID Card website

Note processing of FOID cards has been very slow due to the pandemic. You may not be able to obtain the card before April 3rd. Children may also obtain a FOID card if sponsored by a FOID carrying adult or guardian.

Saturday RC Boat Build Continues Saturday, Feb 13! Correction!

 

Final build Saturday!

Saturday – Feb 13 – 10am

Correction:
 RC boat build continues on Saturday, Feb 13.
Only the practice racing was postponed. Sorry for the confusion 

Doors open at 10am!

Unfortunately, Waukegan harbor froze solid over the last week
and is unsuitable for practice sailing.

RC Build at WYC

The RC Regatta has been tentatively scheduled for May 6, 2021.
If the weather permits racing at an earlier date,
we will send out another notice.

Saturday RC Racing Postponed

 

The RC Regatta scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2020 is POSTPONED due to weather. The RC Boat build is still on for Saturday!

Unfortunately, Waukegan harbor froze solid over the last week and is unsuitable for sailing or swimming.

Saturday – Feb 13 – RACING POSTPONED

RC Build – Continues at 10 am Saturday, Feb 13

The RC Regatta has been tentatively moved to May 6, 2021.
If the weather permits racing at an earlier date,
we will send out another notice.

RC Build at WYC