Boats In

Boats-In, our first opportunity to have our sail boats in the water, is coming up Saturday, April 21st, 9am-3pm(ish) at Milwaukee Yacht Cub (MYC), 1750 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. At noon there will be a free lunch for the volunteers. Wear your work clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen, sunglasses, and 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 Matt Sonnentag (262-488-3968). 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:

Sail Boats:

  • 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
414-771-1505 (h)
414-232-3209 (c)

Our Mission:

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.

Membership Requirements:

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.


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