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Announcements (2013 Season)

Welcome 2016 Officers and Directors
Published on: 10/5/2015
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May 23rd: A few words from our Commodore, Dane Vermillion
1. Sailing season got under way last weekend.
2. The summer season kicks off on Monday with our Memorial Day Race.
3. Tim Stanton to be our PRO.
Wisconsin Match Racer Niemann advances to Grand Slam Event
May 18 2014 – Oyster Bay NY – The 4th and final day of Oakcliff’s Spring Invitational Clinegatta dished up some champagne sailing. The final moment of the regatta for Chris Poole and his Riptide Racing team when they came from way behind to pass David Niemann’s Team Honey Badgers to secure the win.

Niemann does not go home to Wisconsin too disappointed though, as he gained an invite to the Oakcliff International, the final event in the top ranked Grand Slam series. Poole had previously qualified.
IT'S PARTY TIME, WORK PARTY TIME! - Sunday May 11th at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Please come down to Warner Park to help get RC-1 ready to go for the season. We will be giving her a wax and a buff and a general clean up!
April 28th Week in Review
Burrows Pier In a Huge Success.

MYC Board reviews recent survey results.
A fantastic Division 2 boat is for sale
RnR is on the block: 2004 Colgate 26; Fabulous condition - Sailed only in fresh water; $33,000
Contact Ralph Goodwin:
Spring Banquet
Commodore Dane Vermillion looks forward to seeing you at our club’s spring banquet, (tomorrow, April 26) at the Brickhouse BBQ:

5 pm: Social Hour
6 pm: Buffet Dinner begins
7 pm: Perry Lewis presentation on Upwind Sail Trim
Saturday, 4/19 - Burrows Pre-Earth Day Cleanup
Hi Burrows Landscaping Volunteers,

I'm organizing a cleanup party at Burrows Park this coming Saturday, April 19, 8:30-10:00 AM.

I'll bring the trash bags and my rakes, pruning shears, etc. Please bring your own gloves and any additional rakes, etc. Hope to see you there!

Barbie Stimpson

Announcements (2014 Season)

Season in Review (November 16, 2014)
Published on: 1/11/2015
Checkout these great 2014 Season in Review pictures.
2014 Commodore's Banquet Update (October 17, 2014)
Published on: 10/24/2014
The 2014 Commodore's Banquet was a glowing success. Checkout the pictures, story, and trophy awards at
News for MYC'ers (October 3, 2014)
Specialty trophy nominations due October 5th.

Tech Intergalactics this weekend.
2014 Annual Business Meeting Minutes
The 2014 Annual Business Meeting Minutes and all handouts (8) are now available on the Web for access by MYC members who are logged in.
Tech Intergalactics (September 26, 2014)
Mike Barnett is organizing this year's 42 year strong Peter Barrett Tech Intergalactics on October 4th and 5th out of Hoofers Sailing Club. We have filled all 24 spots available for this event, including 2 MIT Tech sailors and many more out of town sailors.

At this point we have a PRO, but that's it. I am actively recruiting volunteers for the on the water race management including PRO assistant and mark set boat. The volunteer positions are only half day, so you don't need to be there the whole weekend.

If you are interested please contact Mike Barnett.
Compilation of Summer 2014 News for MYC'ers
This is a compilation of the Summer 2014 News for MYC'ers to provide easy access to all the articles sent via email.
Please note the following correction to the 2014 Directory Calendar
There will be no club races on June 20th, the Friday evening before the Payton Regatta. The website calendar has been adjusted to reflect this change. Please make a note of it in your 2014 Directory.
Now Hear This!!! Bloody Mary Party - Change of Venue
This is a fabulous party and this year it is at Donny Anderson's Tin Condo!!
The party is Sunday, Jun 29, 2014 beginning at 12:30 PM
May 16th Week in Review
Contents include:
1. MYC Match Racers head east
2. A Hoofer Sails Around the World
3. Trolling for History
Welcome Radio Controlled Sailing to our Guest Fleets
MYC has added RC Sailing in Madison as a guest fleet on our Fleet page.
April 21st Week in Review
The Brickhouse BBQ was hopping Saturday night.
Thank You - Burrows Pre-Earth Day Cleanup Success!
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!
Burrows Pier In, Registration, Future Work Parties
From Craig Jefferds, Burrows Park Admin: It's time for lots of Burrows activities and preparation for the coming 2014 season. Pier in date is May 3 at 8:30 a.m. Hope to see you all there.
MYC is looking to hire PRO
Mendota Yacht Club is looking to hire a dedicated Principle Race Officer (PRO) to setup and run sailing races this summer...
4th Capital Lakes DragonFest
Anxious to get back on the water? An exciting event is happening on June 21, 2014, Lake Wingra at Vilas Park - the 4th Capital Lakes DragonFest.
H-88/Phil Zalog finished in the Top Ten for the Charleston Spring Regatta
One of the clubs E scows, H-88, skippered by Phil Zalog, headed to Charleston for a spring time regatta.
Mark Your May Calendar
Spring is here and it's time to mark your May calendar for early events of the racing season.

Burrows Pier In - 8:30am - 5/3/2014
Keelboat Crane - Boats In - 9:00am - 5/10/2014
Bernard Boathouse History Talk - March 29th
MYC member and Lake Mendota Historian Don Sanford will present a brief talk on the long history of the Bernard Boathouse this Saturday, March 29 from noon - 1 pm at the Sequoya Branch library, 4340 Tokay Blvd.
Hoofer Sailing Winter Education - March 19th
Kevin Crow will share information, stories and insights from his adventure taking the American Sailing Association course, ASA 106.
MYC Spring Banquet - April 26th
The Spring Banquet on April 26th will be an event not to miss!
Milwaukee Community Sailing Center’s Annual Winter Fundraiser - March 29th
The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center’s annual winter fundraiser will be held at Harken USA in Pewaukee, WI on Saturday March 29.
Advertise in the MYC Directory! - by March 15th
An opportunity to let your fellow MYC members know about your business and support your club at the same time!
Strictly Sail Boat Show Info - January 25th
Hoofer's is organizing a trip down to the Strictly Sail Boat Show in Chicago Jan 25th

eBilgeboard (2014 Season)

Call for MYC News Articles - Due June 2
Please send articles to Barbie Stimpson, new editor, who will compile them for the MYC News, with gratitude to Raelene Goodwin for her past years of service as the MYC News Editor.

Announcements (2015 Season)

2015 MYC Commodore's Banquet
Published on: 11/17/2015
Fall 2015 Commodore's Banquet.
Sunday Racing Photos - September 6, 2015
Published on: 9/6/2015
Photo credits: Andy Jackson

Click the arrow to see Sunday Racing Photos - September 6, 2015.
2015 Payton Regatta
Published on: 6/17/2015
Click arrow for news about the Payton Regatta Potluck and our cancelled 6/19 Friday night series.
Correction to MYC Membership Cards
Published on: 6/12/2015
MYC Membership,

After all the delays in getting out the directory, it would appear that my rush to sign and date your membership card included an incorrect date. Your membership you just paid for ends March of 2016 not 2015 as I indicated.

If your one of the many who needs a correct card, please let me know by responding to my email at and I will mail a correct card out quickly or possibly drop one off.

I will also have some cards with me at the party tomorrow evening at Parker Wallers.

My sincere apologies.

Your Commodore

Brian Anderson
June 13 Social Gathering - 4 PM
Published on: 6/11/2015
Don't forget to come to

Parker's Party & X-Boat Rides (4:00) - 6/13/2015

Saturday afternoon on Lake Monona at

4627 Tonyawatha Trail
Monona, WI 53716

Check the link for all details including directions to get there.

Bring the kids! It should be fun. Parker has a big tent in the back yard in case it rains. Should be great.
Check out first stories of the season
Published on: 5/18/2015
Thanks to PRO Tim Stanton and some hearty keelboat sailors, we now have our first stories of the season posted on our website. Check them out at - see What's New?
Save Our Lakes Presentation - May 5, 2015
Published on: 4/29/2015
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 flyer for information on reserving seats.
"Madison Sail Expo" Spring Social Gathering on May 3rd with MYC and More!!!
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.
News for MYC'ers (December 3, 2014)
Make a contribution in support of the Lake Mendota Buoy at pretty much any time of day or night.

Thursday, December 11, Don Sanford will be the featured speaker at Historic Madison's annual meeting.
MYC Website Availability (November 24, 2014)
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 gett
Upcoming Events and More (October 27, 2014)
* You are invited to attend the MYC Board of Directors Meeting on Monday, November 3.
* Be sure to plan on attending Strictly Sail for 2015. Checkout details of the one-day Hoofer Sailing Club excursion on Saturday, January 17th.
* View the beautiful retired MYC trophies now on display at the Edgewater Hotel.
2014 Commodore's Banquet - Friday, October 17th
Commodore Dane Vermillion cordially invites you to the MYC Commodore's Banquet on October 17th, 6:00 p.m. at the Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue. This is the crowning celebration of the past season, with trophy presentations to our outstanding sailors. Black tie optional.
Board of Directors Meeting - Monday, October 6th
Published on: 10/4/2014
The MYC Board of Directors will meet on Monday, October 6th, 6:30 p.m. at Kavanaugh's Esquire Club.

eBilgeboard (2015 Season)

Here's More Info on the June 13 Social Gathering
Published on: 6/12/2015
Here's More Info on the June 13 Social Gathering. See details by clicking link.
Hoofer Sailing Winter Education Starts Wednesday (January 21, 2015)
Hoofer sailing has its Winter Education courses starting up next week going through April! We have a range of topics starting with a recap of the 2014 Mac Race Win aboard a 70ft sled, ASA courses, racing rules and speed seminars, charter experiences and so much more! These classes are available for anybody who wishes to come, no fees or membership required. Courses start at 6:30pm each Wednesday at the Memorial Union.
Welcome New MYC Officers and Directors
Published on: 9/18/2014
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.

Announcements (2016 Season)

2016 Payton Regatta
Published on: 6/27/2016
2016 Payton Regatta. Ron Curio wins the Mallory Cup.
2016 Spring Banquet, May 14, 2016
Published on: 4/8/2016
2016 Spring Banquet
MYSF Winter Pool Party
Published on: 1/15/2016
2016 winter pool party at Prairie Athletic Club
Celebration Honoring Jim Smith - November 13, 2015
Published on: 10/8/2015
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 (click Read Article arrow for link and further details)