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Founded in 1903, the Mendota Yacht Club is the oldest sailing club on Lake Mendota and Dane County. Our mission is to encourage the sport of sailing among young and old.

Coronavirus Infects Spring Sailing Season

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The MYC spring social calendar was shaping up to be a fun and exciting beginning to the 2020 sailing season. The social committees of four boating clubs (MYC, Four Lakes Yacht Club, Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club, and Lake Monona Sailing Club) had plans to convene the clubs on March 21 for a March Madness party. And things were looking promising for our Wisconsin Badgers as they were the #1 seed in the Big 10 Tournament. Additionally, Dave and Lori Gorwitz had agreed to host the Spring Banquet in their home once again.

As the social committee finalized the schedule and submitted it to the Board of Directors for approval, news started appearing about a disease outbreak in Wuhan, China. Then it was in Italy and Iran and South Korea. It was only a matter of time before the coronavirus hit our shores in Washington State. As the virus moved throughout the United States, large gatherings started limiting or prohibiting spectators. The Big 10 started its tournament as normal on March 11, but then announced it would hold the rest of the tournament without spectators. The next day, on March 12, before any further games could be played, the entire tournament was cancelled.

In the meantime, the social committee of the Four Lakes Yacht Club weighed the situation and determined it was too risky to hold a large gathering (last year’s Tropical Party had 90 attendees), and cancelled the March Madness party.

The MYC Board and Social Committee remained hopeful that the Spring Banquet could still take place on May 9. But as the virus spread and governors and mayors began announcing shutdowns and limits on the size of events, the Board decided it was time to cancel the banquet. We are hopeful that, as the virus runs its course, we can reschedule a fun event later in the season.

However, the remaining social schedule remains in limbo as there is no clear idea how long the virus and its accompanying restrictions will last. The social schedule is posted on this website as originally planned, and we will keep you informed of the status of each event as the date for it nears.

In the meantime, stay safe and wash your hands!

Upcoming Events

Sat 2 May
Do not need to sign up here. Just show up.
Sun 3 May
Do not need to sign up here. Just show up.   More information to come
Sat 9 May
Note: Prices listed on this page include Wisconsin and Dane County Sales tax of 0.055%. More details to come.
Sat 16 May
The E Spring Regatta
Sat 16 May
Back to Back races (b2b)
Mon 25 May
To register for this event, just become a member.
Wed 27 May
To register for this event, just become a racing member.
Sun 7 Jun
Come see Shorewood Signup is not required, but please do, so we have an accurate estimate of how much food to get.
Wed 10 Jun
MC Fleet after race meetup @ Bear and Bottle.
Thu 18 Jun
MC Scow Masters Championship.   Clear Lake Yacht Club: https://www.mcscow.org/content.aspx?page_id=4002&club_id=612443&item_id=1163208
Sat 20 Jun
If you are a MYC member you are already registered for this event. If you would like to come and race, just show up and let our PRO know you are entering.   Classes: MC, E, PERF (Keelboat)
Sun 21 Jun
If you are a MYC member you are already registered for this event. If you would like to come and race, just show up and let our PRO know you are entering.   Classes: MC, E, PERF (Keelboat)
Sat 4 Jul
Fri 10 Jul
Mon 27 Jul
Fri 31 Jul
Sun 2 Aug
Wed 12 Aug
Sun 16 Aug
Wed 19 Aug