2013 Fundraiser for SYSC
Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club welcomes Sailor, Author and Adventurer John Kretschmer to the Sheboygan Yacht Club, November 16, 2013. John Kretschmer is one of the most experience delivery skippers in the world, having sailed almost 1 million miles. He is also a longtime contributing editor of SAILING Magazine.
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
We hope you NOTICED our freshly painted building and our new sign – with our ACTUAL name! We owe a debt of gratitude to several people and organizations that made it happen, along with our appreciation, for the support received from the City of Sheboygan.
Sign Design and Installation – Steve and Lynn Kieffer, Kieffer & Co. and their staff – Michelle Geyer, Toni Habermann, and Jeff Fuhrmann
Paint, Painting and Equipment for Painting of the Building – Sheboygan Paint, Don and Jeanette Wierzbach, Jeff Lorier, Rich Reichelsdorfer, and Windway Capital Corp.
We are SO proud of our new look and hope all of you can attend our Ribbon Cutting for the new look and Community Sailing Center Designation on Oct 1st at 5:15pm!
Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club named official Community Sailing Center
The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, the area’s premiere sailing education organization, has been named a US Sailing-sanctioned Community Sailing Center. The center is just the second organization in Wisconsin and one of about two dozen in the entire country to achieve the designation.
The designation is reserved for programs that offer the highest level of sailing education and public access. US Sailing Community Sailing Centers must be open to the general public without discrimination and all instructors must be US Sailing certified among other criteria.
US Sailing is the governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States.
"We are honored to be designated a Community Sailing Center by US Sailing," said Denise Cornell, president of the SYSC Board of Directors. "In conjunction with other Sheboygan lakefront organizations including the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan, Sail Sheboygan, the Sea Scouts and the Sheboygan Yacht Club, Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club is working toward our goal of making sure that every member of this community can experience the beauty of our lakefront and the excitement of sailing, and this designation helps us do that. We want Sheboygan to be synonymous with sailing."
The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club offers seasonal instruction for both youths and adults in a variety of boats including Optimist prams for the youngest students, Club 420s for advanced youths, singlehanded Laser dinghies, Lightnings, windsurfers, 23-foot Sonar keelboats and two J/24 keelboats. Classes are taught by a staff of 11 instructors.
In addition to classes for children and adults, the club regularly works with other organizations to ensure that every youth can experience sailing. In the past, SYSC has worked with CampYKoda, YMCA Child Care and the Sheboygan Area School District and US Sailing’s Reach Program to provide summer school learning through sailing as part of the STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Next year the organization will also work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters to provide sailing opportunities.
The Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2014. It is located on the Sheboygan waterfront where it has a classroom and boatyard along with launching facilities.
The media and public are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to designate the facility as an official US Sailing Community Sailing Center at 5:15 p.m. October 1. The event will be held at the center, 619 Broughton Drive, Sheboygan.