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December Mainsheet 2018

Lee Rosenbaum  | Published on 12/21/2018

December 2018

December Greeting to Each of You!

Today was my 12th day in the hospital and my last as I came home this afternoon! I thank everyone for their visits, calls and cards They helped me get through many challenging days. I am looking forward to re-connecting with everyone and moving forward into 2019. A huge thanks to those who covered our boat!

I was very disappointed to miss the Holiday Party and have heard it was a great event. Thanks to Deb Deters and Kathy Otto for putting it together and to all who attended, brought donations for Women and Children’s Horizons, to those who participated in the White Elephant Gift Exchange and to all who brought food to share. Glad to hear it was a good night.

The work that is being done on the dock is nearly completed. Check out the new sidewalk and lighted shore stations. We are continuing to work on a protective wooden surface for the dock wall. Landscaping will be completed by the city contractors in the spring.

In the days between now and the end of the year, watch for the great specials the Restaurant and Bar will be offering and consider the awesome bands scheduled for New Years Eve. Stop in for part of the evening or come for the whole night and welcome in the New Year at the KYC.

Finally, our January Member Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm. With the holiday the day before we would usually move to the second week but his date was chosen because the Chicago Boat Show (Strictly Sail) is the following week. This will be an important meeting as we evaluate our 2018 goals and think about 2019 together. We will also evaluate our current financial status as we complete the 1st year of our rate increases. Watch for further details. Thanks to all who supported this much needed increase and continued to value your KYC membership! You have been amazing!

However you celebrate this time of the year, have Happy Holidays!

Commodore Bob


Upcoming Events

  • Next KYC Membership Meeting is Wednesday January 2nd @ 7:00pm
  • Strictly Sail Chicago: January 9-13 @ McCormick Place. KYC has a booth
  • First Aid On The Water Training: February 16 @ 9:30am (see information below)
    • Separateemail with information will be sent out
  • Captain's License Class: March 8,9,10 & 15,16,17 (see information below)
  • Tall Ships in Kenosha: August 1-4

Board Members

Commodore Robert Rinehart
Vice Commodore Ron Otto
Rear Commodore Deb Strouf
Secretary Lee Rosenbaum
Treasurer Eric Routman
Trustee Jack Ciesemier
Trustee Tom Deters
Trustee Dan Newman
House Director Jim Strouf
Past Commodore Michael Paulin

Welcome New Members
The following members joined over the past month
  • John Simpson


  • Dock & Derrick(Doug Vacarello)
    • Boats are asleep for the winter.
    • City has done work on the seawall and will finishin the spring.

  • Sailboat Racing(John Weiss)
    • Happy Holidays to our racers planning their winter escapes to BVI, Bahamas, and warm points unknown. May your time away from Lake Michigan bring renewed vigor for a great 2019 racing and boating season.

      For those remaining to enjoy winter, there is nothing like getting out on the frozen water to keep the excitement rolling. Here are a few links that you might choose to follow:

      International Skeeter Association (based in Lake Geneva, WI) -
      International Nite Class Association -
      Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club -

      See you on the water - liquid or solid!


Six Pack Captain's License


Interested in getting your Captains license?

We need ten people to have a class at the Club. The dates proposed are March 8,9,10 and 15,16,17.

Theses dates are for two consecutive weeks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Plan on class lasting 4 hours on Fridays and 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Cost will be $700 per person, but expect it to be closer to $900 when all is done, (drug test, TIC card, and background check).

We need to know ASAP who is interested to reserve the date.

Email Jim Strouf atjim.strouf@gmail.comASAP so we can reserve the day.

Medical Emergencies Aboard!TRAINING

SAVE the morning of FEBRUARY 16for an exciting and informative educational session onMedical Emergencies Aboard!

Shelly Galligan is a USCG 100 ton Captain and a registered nurse with 25 years of Emergency Room experience. She’s a sought-after presenter, and shares her expertise with other water lovers. preparing them to intervene effectively in offshore emergencies.

Watch your email for details (starts at 9:30 and 2-1/2 to 3 hours depending on questions).

Thanks to Randy Bredin for lining up this speaker!

Tall Ships Return to Kenosha!

Mark your calendars for August 1 - 4 when Tall Ships return to Kenosha!

The KYC and KCSC need your help to make the Tall Ships event a success!

More details will be available in January regarding theKYC-KCSC Sail Away Villageand the volunteer positions needed to make this event a success.

For now, consider making a commitment to volunteer by either logging into the KYC website or sending an email to Sue Hill, KYC-KCSC Tall Ships Volunteer Coordinator

For a peak at what’s in store at this amazing event, check out the official Tall Ships website: Tickets would make a great last-minute holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for person!

Thank you for your support!

Good Winds: (by: Joyce Rinehart)


  • We send our deepest sympathy to Dana Fox’s family and friends in this time of sadness and grief. She was a faithful member of the KYC and we will all miss her very much.
  • Happy Holidays to each of you and to your family and friends!

If you or someone you know of is in need of some Good Winds, please let me know. We do acknowledge celebrations as well as difficult times in our member's lives.Joyce can be reached atgoodwinds@kenoshayachtclub.comor 262-945-9183


Joyce Rinehart

Letter From The Editor

Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year

Sailor's Dictionary:


A Zephyr is a warm, pleasant breeze named after the mythical Greek god of wishful thinking, false hopes, and unreliable forecasts.

Smooth Sailing -
Lee Rosenbaum