Kenosha Community Sailing Center
Our registration is open and we are really trying to get the word out about our new “Pod: Introduction to Racing” course. The course will focus on learning how to sail as a crew or “pod” and will integrate with the KYC races.
Among many other things, what makes this course special is that it will prepare sailors to be a part of a crew, ensure existing captains that new crew members are knowledgeable, and provide those with an interest in captaining the tools to manage a crew.
KYC members are entitled to a 10% discount. Please use the promo code KYC2021 during check out and be sure to let others know about our new offering.
We also have started getting Magic and Maestra (the boat formerly known as Senior Moments) ready for the season. If you just can’t get enough of prepping your own boat, we are happy for volunteer labor!
We participated in two Earth Day events this year. The first was Gateway Technical College’s virtual environmental expo and the second was a beach and park clean up in association with the EPA’s Trash Free Waters initiative. Bettie Wescott had a small band of KCSC students with her as they walked Simmons Island beach picking up trash. We give a big thanks to Nico, Lily E., Eva, Nicolet and Bettie who represented us at this community event.
We are still seeking corporate sponsors to help us purchase a new safety boat and expand our fleet. We have many highly visible ways of recognizing corporate sponsors, e.g. logos on sails, logos on boats, our webpage etc., but we just haven’t been able to get any bites. Our sponsorship packages start at $500 and are customizable. If you know of any companies that you think would want to support us, please email or call Jim Buck or Meryl Strichartz.
KSCS has also extended offers of employment to returning instructors and some new ones. Our instruction team will be the best ever and will even include four teen instructors-in-training. Wow!
Adult classes will be taught on Monday nights and we will have our “Open Sail” nights on Thursday and Friday. Please be friendly to our students when you see them. We are trying hard to build a supportive dock community and hope that many new students will become Yacht Club members.
And speaking of community building, KCSC boardmember and KYC member, has been writing a blog for the Happening Magazine Smart Reader. This publication comes out every two weeks and she has been trying to focus on activities around the harbor. This past issue she wrote about KYC’s racing, the April/May Fool’s Day Regatta, and the “Pod: Introduction to Racing” course.Check it out here.