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January Mainsheet 2019

Lee Rosenbaum  | Published on 1/22/2019

January 2019

January Greetings,

As we move through these cold winter months, we do so with our focus on the spring that is coming and the promise of being back out on the water.

I send a huge “thank you” to all who attended our January Member Meeting, to those who filled out the questionnaire, to all who asked important questions about our finances and our special assessment, to those who had the courage to vote “yes” so that we can faithfully move forward, and especially to the 40 who have already paid their special assessment! You are making this club happen!

If you have not paid your share of the assessment yet, you can do so online or by sending a check to the club. Thanks for sharing together to be a part of our club experience.

The results of the questionnaire have been compiled and our main priorities for 2019 include: more boating opportunities including sailing, motoring and racing; more educational opportunities; more social events; more offerings for younger people and opportunities for camaraderie. The KYC Board will be intentional about finding ways to bring these requests about and we look to the membership to help and participate.

As you know, as members, we are all required to do 12 hours of volunteer time and we have many opportunities to do these hours including dock work and clean-up, helping with boat launchingand haul-outs, cleaning up the club inside and out, cleaning storage closets, gardening and watering throughout the summer months, volunteering for a committee, serving on the board, attending meetings and other club activities or perhaps you see something that needs to be done and you are willing to tackle it. Thanks to all who have done their share. If you are looking for the right volunteer opportunities for you, contact a board member to discuss options.

As we move through 2019, our biggest and most exciting event will be the Tall Ships Event, August 1 – 4, 2019. We will need everyone to volunteer in some way. If you have not signed up and listed your volunteer preference, you can do so by going to the “Members’ Only” section of our website and clicking on “Volunteering”. You can then add your name to our growing list of Tall Ship Volunteers. So sign up to be part of this amazing event, check out the article by Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Hill, in this Mainsheet, and watch for further information and training opportunities in the weeks ahead! Thanks to all who have already made the “Tall Ships Commitment!”

I look forward to seeing you all around the club and wish you a warm and safe winter!

Bob Rinehart, Commodore

Upcoming Events

  • Next KYC Membership Meeting is Wednesday February 6th @ 7:00pm
  • First Aid On The Water Training: February 16 @ 9:30am (see information below)
  • 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
  • William & Rae Ann Ostenberg


  • Dock & Derrick(Doug Vacarello)
    • Boats are asleep for the winter.
    • City has done work on the seawall and will finishin the spring.
    Picture below by: Eric Routman
KYC Winter

  • Sailboat Racing(John Weiss)
    • January in WI brings quiet time on the racing front at KYC. That said please stay tuned as we begin planning for the 2019 race season. If you are not subscribed to the KYC Race Group on Yahoo Groups, please signup to stay in the loop -

      Spring pre-season meeting will be announced in a few weeks, AprilFools Regatta for the first Saturday of April and our spring kick-off / Winner’s party are a few of the items on the docket.


First Aid on the Water – How to handle medical emergencies aboard.TRAINING

Does the thought of a head injury, finger amputation or ruptured appendix on your boat strike fear in your heart? Does sea sickness or a nosebleed make your pulse quicken? Register for Shelly Galligan’sFIRST AID ON THE WATERtraining and learn how to handle the big stuff and the not so big stuff with authority and confidence.

Don’t miss this great opportunity offered at KYC on:
Saturday, February 16, 2019 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM).
Everyone (members and non-members) are welcome; training is aimed at adults and is $15 per person through February 14 (then $20).More Info & Registration Link

Six Pack Captain's License


Interested in getting your Captains license?

A class will be held at KYC on March 8,9,10 and 15,16,17.

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

Information and sign-up is located at:Click Here

There is only 7 seats left so register soon.

For questions contact: Jim Strouf

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 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 (Volunteering)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:

Thank you for your support!

Good Winds: (by: Joyce Rinehart)


  • We send our deepest sympathy to Ed Werner’s family and friends in this time of loss. He was an active and respected Past Commodore and member of the Kenosha Yacht Club and will be missed!
  • We send our deepest sympathy to Randy and Lena Bredin at the passing of Lena’s brother. You are in our thoughts at this sad time.
  • Good wishes for those who are vacationing, participating in great winter sports, and I wish a safe winter to all. We all look forward to the upcoming spring that will follow winter!

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

Welcome to 2019

This year at KYC is shaping up to be great, but it will take a dedicated membership willing to pitch-in to make it happen.

Top of the list is the Tall Ships that will be in Kenosha August 1 - 4th. This will be an opportunity for KYC to shine as we are in charge of the Sail-A-Way Village. This is where the tall ships are providing paid rides to the public and KYC is managing the area. This will entail crowd control, docking of the boats as they come in, selling box lunches, boat liaisons and many other duties. So get your name on the volunteer list under the members section of our website.

Sprucing up the building and grounds. Spring clean-up is a great way to meet other members and to take pride in making KYC an inviting place.

Sail racing: Hey you don't even need a boat. There are boats just yearning for you to show an interest in crewing. This is a a fun way to learn the ins & outs of racing or to hone your skills if you are more seasoned. Watch for the spring racing meeting and come out to meet the group.

Student sailing: KCSC is always looking for help in teaching or maintainingthe fleet of small boats.

Office work: We are always looking for people that can help with chores around the office.

Whatever your skills are (great or small), there is a way for you to get involved, and make a difference.

Funny Thought:

I just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble, but shouldn't that be an even number?

Smooth Sailing -
Lee Rosenbaum