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  • News
  • 1/16/2018 10:30:00 AM

Are you looking for a new advertising opportunity?  Then advertise with MYC!  We are currently taking ads for the 2018 annual program and for this often visited website.  Check out the ad form:

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MYC/LMSS Winter Social: the Left Turn Indoor Sailing Championship!

Please join us for a new winter social...  the Left Turn Indoor Sailing Championship!

Join us at the Left Turn Indoor Sailing Championship on February 11th! A fun gathering that includes remote control land yachting, snacks, refreshments, games and prizes for kids!

1:00 - 4:00PM

$25/sailor or $75/family*

The Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre - 824 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

LMSS and MYC representatives will be present to answer your questions!

*All proceeds from this event will go to LMSS to help pay for the ongoing floating dock repairs at Light House Island.

Please click on the link to sign up:



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Happy Holidays from Pat

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  • 12/18/2017 3:41:00 PM

Happy Holidays from The Hughes family to each of you!  I am sure I am not the only one that is having a hard time believing how fast 2017 has raced by.  It seems like yesterday that summer was beginning and we were preparing for the A Scow Nationals at MYC.  Now, the ice has settled in and we are anxiously awaiting an all clear signal to get out our ice boats and fly around the lake on blades.

I wanted to send a note to share with each of you some of the exciting things that the board is working on for 2018 and beyond.  We continue to push ahead with new initiatives that will result in a better experience for our current and prospective members of the club.  We have such great assets at MYC and continuing to improve them will certainly benefit everyone.

New Board Members

We have four new members on the MYC Board of Directors.  Jean Olson, Pat Barrett, Tom Nicol and Kelly Brackin joined the BOD in September.  Each of them brings tremendous value to our group.  I thank them for agreeing to join the board!  Each new member will be very helpful as we continue to raise the bar in the area of member experience.

X Boat Class Booming

In 2015 MYC had no X Boats registered for MYC racing.  I will go out on a limb and predict 15 for next summer.  Yeah baby! Class leadership is the secret sauce and the X group is rocking it!  Contact Tim Regan to get your kids in the game!  Tim Regan can be reached at 612-850-9300.

PS  The X Inland will be at MYC in 2019!

Big Inland Update

Regatta Chair Kelly Brackin has been hard at work planning the big inland for next summer(aug12-19).  She has done a tremendous job working with the ILYA to set the foundation that will support an awesome event.  There will be tons of volunteer opportunities so watch for more communication from Kelly on how to pitch in to make this the best inland ever!

New “Executive Director” Role

The board has decided to make a significant adjustment to way the club is run day to day. We will shift from an organization driven by our volunteer Board of Directors to an organization run by an Executive Director and guided by our volunteer Board of Directors.  This move will allow MYC to function cohesively between commodores and ensure a stronger future for the club. The Board of Directors has teamed up with Cincinnatus, an executive recruiting firm, to perform a professional, broad reaching search for candidates to fill this new role. Please follow the below link to view this new job description and pass it along to anyone you know that might be interested.

MYC Positions Profile.pdf

Contact Brad Ballinger at Cincinnatus with questions, interest or to apply:

Sailing School Partnership

Our partnership with LMSS is on great footing.  They had another fantastic year and next year looks even better.  Watch for the X-boat fleet to be ripping around as part of LMSS next summer.  We are so lucky to have such a strong leadership group at that organization!

In closing, the BOD will spend time over the winter working class leadership, our infrastructure and long-term strategic planning.  We are very focused on membership growth for both sailors and non-sailors.  We know that if we can get families out to LHI for a social event we can interest them in trying the greatest sport around!

Thanks for your continued support and Happy Holidays!

Pat Hughes, MYC Commodore

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Highlights from the Banquet

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  • 10/2/2017 9:48:00 AM

Thank you to everyone that came out to help celebrate 2017!   It was a fabulous and festive night.
Many special awards were given out Saturday night. Please congratulate the amazing team of David and Carol Gross on winning the Lifetime Achievement trophy; The ever hard worker Sarah Jewett on earning the Carol Gross Trophy; Scott Smith received the Commodore's Right Hand for all of his efforts on the extended pontoon service; Skip Jewett on receiving the Commodore's Left Hand for all of his invaluable help; Jason Ostbye, a truly dedicated volunteer and co-chair of Bug Island, on getting the David Cochran Trophy; Danielle Lindeman on winning the John W Hunt Trophy for chairing a truly successful A National regatta; Katie Hanley on being our top youth sailor and receiving the Mike Plant Memorial; and Chrisy Hughes on earning the Robinson Trophy for all of her energy spent promoting youth sailing and getting the youth onto adult boats.  Congratulations on their well-deserved accomplishments!

A great big thank you to Terry Jewett for being a wonderful Commodore for the last two years!  Terry was MYC’s second female commodore.  She was incredibly hard working and always willing to help.

Congratulations to Pat Hughes, our new MYC Commodore!

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Bug Island Lit-Out

Bug Island Lift-Out is Saturday, September 30th at 9:00 a.m. Bug Island Lift-Out is for all Bug Island lifts, with exception of the keel boat lifts.  Remember to bring attire for being in the water, (i.e. swimsuit, shorts, wetsuits or waders) because the more help we get, the faster the lifts come out.  Pontoon service will be running from Park Avenue.

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2017 Commodore's Fall Banquet & Annual Meeting

Come celebrate Oktoberfest at MYC!  The 2017 Commodore's Fall Banquet and Annual Meeting will be on Saturday, September 30th on LHI. 

Beer- Braised Bratwurst Bites on Pretzel Sticks with Mustard;
Cheese Board with Apples, Grapes, and Crackers
Buffet Dinner:
Garden Salad with Pears, Cheese, and House Dressing;
Breads, Rolls, and Butter;
Pork Tenderloin with Herb Crust (6 oz.);
Chicken Schnitzel with Mushroom Sauce;
Spaetzle with Butter and Parsley;
Braised Red Cabbage
Apple Crisp with Ice Cream;
Decaf and Regular Coffee Station

Reservations are required an it is important that we have your reservations no later than Monday, September 25th.  Please make your reservations by responding to this email or calling Carol at 952-474-4457.
Make your plans to attend our year-end banquet. The dinner and awards are always a special time to gather and celebrate our sailing season.  I look forward to seeing you there.




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Ekholm named Academic All American

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  • 8/22/2017 12:52:00 PM

A huge congratulations to MYC's very own Anders Ekholm on being named an Academic All American!  The ICSA recognizes collegiate sailors who have achieved excellence in national and inter-conference competition as well as excelling at the highest academic level for the 2016-17 academic year.  The criteria for the honorees are that he or she must be a Junior or Senior, have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale, and be a starter or key reserve in at least seven university sponsored regattas.  Way to go, Anders!

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Labor Day Weekend Party: Dinner and Band Night!

Come out for our last regular season social of 2017!  We are hosting a dinner and band night on Saturday, September 2 from 5-9pm.  Medium Rustics will be performing and Connie and friends will be grilling.

$25 for adults - Burger or Chicken Sandwich basket with avocado sauce for the sandwiches; plus fresh fruit; tomato avocado caprese salad; and Bananas Foster for dessert
$6 for little skippers - Hot Dog with chips and Bananas Foster for dessert

Special beverages, chips, salsa, and quesadillas will be served for those with reservations (different color name tags will distinguish those with reservations).

Medium Rustic is an Edina-based band that came together to play good time rock and roll music!  The group has roots in Classic Rock, Country, Soul, Jazz and Blues!

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8/23 Grill & Chill

Come out and wach the Champ of Champs race and then join us on LHI for a wonderful Grill & Chill.  It is a Paella Party - bring your favorite Spanish beverage and join us for:

A few Tapas items will be served before dinner

Paella - different varieties will be cooked on the grill
One with Sausage and/or Lamb
One with Fish and Shellfish
One with Chicken

Garden Salad with Radishes, Cucumbers, and Viniagrette Dressing;
Baguettes with Butter and Olive Oil;
Dessert of Natillas - warm custard with cinnamon and vanilla

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Burton Cup/MS Cup Corn Roast is CANCELED!

Due to the lack of reservations and the bad weather forecast, we are officially canceling the Burton Cup Corn Roast that was scheduled for Saturday, August 26th.  This is for the corn roast only as the racing will still take place!

Enjoy the racing and have a great weekend!

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