Boats-In, our first opportunity to have our sail boats in the water, is coming up Saturday, May 13th, 8am-1pm at Milwaukee Yacht Cub (MYC), 1700 Lincoln Memorial Drive, across from Colectivo Coffee. Join us for the fun and camaraderie of craning the boats into Lake Michigan, rigging them and sailing them off to their moorings. Even if you can only stop by for an hour, it will be an hour well-appreciated by your fellow members. There will be Colectivo coffee and bakery starting at 8am for early birds and throughout the day. At noon there will be a free lunch. Wear your work clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen and sunglasses, work gloves. Bring a jacket and hat for cold winds off the lake. We will be using MYC’s comfortable clubhouse. Meet us at the cranes near the water. This is a good opportunity to meet your instructors and build our sailing community.
Election of Club Officers will take place during lunch. If you are interested in being part of the Sailing Club board, please contact our current Commodore Aaron Cochran (414-840-3151). We will train anyone willing to learn any position skill. We will be electing Commodore, Vice-Commodore, Treasurer, Secretary, Fleet Captain, Instruction Chair, Volunteer Chair, Students and Members-at-Large. As a student member, experience on the board of a major University student organization will look great on your future resume.
Boats-In Preparation is an integral part of this event. There are a number of activities that need to be completed before boats can be put in the water. This is an important way to help out, especially if you cannot make the Boats In event. If you have some time prior to May 13th, email or phone me to help out with any of the following on any day:
- Attaching Mooring Buoys in Marina
- Towing two trailered sail boats to MYC
- Painting sail boat hulls with bottom paint
- Installing interior wood side railings on sail boat
- Finishing new lazarette doors
Attaching outboard motor to transom
- Installing fuel system, and pump with battery
- Securing new dinghy seat; sanding & painting as needed
- Attaching dinghy fenders around hull
Clean & organize shelves & floor
Store surplus wood inside dockbox
Remove trash to dumpster
Dig & plant garden
Dianne Dagelen, Secretary
Sailing Club at UWM
A) To instruct members of the UWM Community in sailing and
B) to provide instruction on small boats and sail boat racing,
C) to enable the enjoyment of sailing to reach the UWM community,
D) to encourage intra- and inter-collegiate racing.
Open to all UWM students, alumni, faculty/staff and members of the general community. All student members are afforded votes on club decisions and are segregated from the votes/opinions of community members.