What we're about

Lake Michigan Sailing Club began in 2016 and sails from five Lake Michigan harbors: Waukegan, Winthrop Harbor, Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee. We are a sailing club interested in putting boat owners and crew together. You don't have to own a boat to be a member of Lake Michigan Sailing Club. We need crew to assist our boat owners in sailing their boat. If you don't know how to sail, but want to learn, we are willing to help you. Let us invite you out as our guest.

HOW TO SAIL WITH US:

It's EASY and we want you to sail with us! BOAT OWNERS Follow Step 1 and you will be contacted to go over separate procedures for signing up. WANT TO SAIL WITH US? Follow the steps below to try it out or become a member. Step 1. JOIN MEETUP:

- On our Meetup webpage click on the RED tab “Request to join.” (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-Michigan-Sailing-Club-com/)

- Create a log in.

- Login and upload a head-shot of yourself. To be accepted you must use current and accurate HEADSHOT only. This is required so that boat owners will be able to identify you when you arrive for a sail.

- Fill out the questionnaire and save it, you will then become a pending member. Be sure and check our website for additional messages that we may send to you.

Step 2. TEMPORARY GUEST MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION:

- Open the welcome email and click the link to the Temporary Guest Membership Application.

- Complete the Temporary Guest Application, sign it electronically, click on “I Accept”, then click “submit”.

-Once the application is accepted, you will be approved to RSVP for events and sails on our meetup.com webpage. Be sure and check our website for additional messages that we may send to you.

Step 3. RSVP FOR SAILS & EVENTS:

- A sailing ambassador will be contacting you via phone to welcome you, answer questions & assist you with signing up for your first sail. If you have not been contacted & would like us to call you please email us : membership@lakemichigansailingclub.com

- Once you have been approved on our Meetup.com webpage, you may RSVP for our events and come out as our temporary guest up to 3 times within the calendar year that you are approved. NOTE: Only paid members can invite a guest. If you want someone else to sail with you, please have them go through the process of Joining us on Meetup (Steps 1 through 3, above) and they will be sent the link to fill our the Temporary Guest Membership application. Once they are approved they may RSVP for the events.

- LOGIN to our Meetup page & SIGN UP for your first sailing event! Login To Join A Sail! (https://www.meetup.com/Lake-Michigan-Sailing-Club-com/)

-If you are a beginner,

The American Sailing Association offers a free online sailing course titled “Your First Sail”. It takes anywhere from about 30-45 minutes. And, you will receive a certificate for completing the course! Link is below. We require that beginners complete this on-line course and bring the certificate and give to the captain on your first sail with us. https://asa.com/online-sailing-course /

- During your first 3 times you shall be invited by a board member to join our club as a paid member so that you can continue sailing with us.

Step 4. MEMBERSHIP & DUES : - Temporary Guest Members: After you have been invited to become a Regular Member by one of our board members, you will need to pay a yearly fee in order to join & continue to sail with us. If you are a Temporary Guest Member that has been invited to join please submit your dues now and your membership will be good for the rest of this calendar year and for the 2020 calendar year!

- Regular Members are required to pay yearly dues.

- How to Pay Annual Dues:

o PAY ONLINE: On our Meetup Website go to the event listed as “PAY ANNUAL DUES-Regular Membership” and follow the instructions listed.

- You must also complete your 2020 Membership Application – Crew Member. Click on the link included in the detail of the event to complete and electronically sign the membership form. Be sure to click on the I Accept” button before you submit.

- Joining as a family (family member is defined as living in the same household) ? Click on the event listed as: “PAY ANNUAL DUES- Family Membership”

We look forward to having you join our sailors at Lake Michigan Sailing Club. If you experience difficulty, we are happy to help. Contact LMSC Membership at: membership@lakemichigansailingclub.com

Below is information on our current boats:

Waukegan Harbor:

Michael Gold - Boat Name: AriLex - 37ft Jenneau

Jesse and Sue Bowen - Boat Name: Limnos - Pacific Seacraft - 34ft cutter-rigged

Bernie Dekok - Boat Name: Layover - 27ft C&C

Winthrop Harbor:

Barry and Lauren Bernstein – Boat Name: C’est La Vie -36ft Catalina

Colin and Becky Weaver- Boat Name: Calypso II -22ft MacGregor Venture

Racine Harbor:

Ron Slapinski - Boat Name: Fire Escape - 33ft Tartan - Boathouse of Racine

Priscilla and Ray Banks- Boat Name: Brezza- 32ft Hunter 320
-Reef Point Marina

Mike and Jennifer Fetzer - Boat Name: Paper Sails -30ft S2
- Reef Point Marina

Milwaukee Harbor:

Scott Klackner- Boat Name: Voyager - 30ft O'Day- McKinley Marina

Various Harbors:

Jim Mueller – Boat Name: Driftwood-25ft ketch

Upcoming events (5)

LMSC Annual Meeting/Presentation: The Joys That Await You Crewing On Boats -ZOOM

Due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of our sailing club, we will be holding our monthly meeting on-line using ZOOM until further notice. Please be Safe! Title: "The Joys That Await You Crewing on Boats" Presented by Anje Demuynck-Pisciotta Description: "Learn about the many wonderful experiences that await you in the world of sailing when you have a Blue Mind, and a passion for sailing. Anje will highlight some of the many ways she has endeavored to develop her sailing skills around the world every chance she gets. She has spent hours/days on fresh and salt water, logged over 3,500nm in the past 6-7 years. This summer, her passion for being “afloat” landed her into her first job as first mate for a river cruise company in Appleton, Wisconsin on the Fox River." All members and temporary guest members are welcome to attend the general meeting starting at 7PM at which time there will be open discussion about sailing and ideas of what members would like to see at future meetings, voting results of revised constitution, in addition to the seminar above. We are using Zoom for the on-line meeting. If you need help using Zoom, please go to our website at: www.lakemichigansailingclub.com, click on the Links tab, scroll down and click on “Notes on using ZOOM for LMSC monthly meetings”. A link to the Zoom meeting is included in this event detail. The meeting password will be sent in an email to each registered event attendee to their email address on file within an hour before the meeting is scheduled to start. Simply click on the link in the event to launch your access to the meeting with your Zoom account and then enter the password provided separately in the email. Note: We will be having our board meeting from 6pm to 7pm. All other members are welcome to attend and observe only. Thanks!

LMSC Monthly Meeting - On-Line - ZOOM

Online event

Due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of our sailing club, we will be holding our monthly meeting on-line using ZOOM until further notice. Please be Safe! All members and temporary guest members are welcome to attend the general meeting starting at 7PM at which time there will be open discussion about sailing and ideas of what members would like to see at future meetings. We are using Zoom for the on-line meeting. If you need help using Zoom, please go to our website at: www.lakemichigansailingclub.com, click on the Links tab, scroll down and click on “Notes on using ZOOM for LMSC monthly meetings”. A link to the Zoom meeting is included in this event detail. The meeting password will be sent in an email to each registered event attendee to their email address on file within an hour before the meeting is scheduled to start. Simply click on the link in the event to launch your access to the meeting with your Zoom account and then enter the password provided separately in the email. Note: We will be having our board meeting from 6pm to 7pm. All other members are welcome to attend and observe only. Thanks!

LMSC Monthly Meeting - On-Line - ZOOM

Online event

Due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of our sailing club, we will be holding our monthly meeting on-line using ZOOM until further notice. Please be Safe! All members and temporary guest members are welcome to attend the general meeting starting at 7PM at which time there will be open discussion about sailing and ideas of what members would like to see at future meetings. We are using Zoom for the on-line meeting. If you need help using Zoom, please go to our website at: www.lakemichigansailingclub.com, click on the Links tab, scroll down and click on “Notes on using ZOOM for LMSC monthly meetings”. A link to the Zoom meeting is included in this event detail. The meeting password will be sent in an email to each registered event attendee to their email address on file within an hour before the meeting is scheduled to start. Simply click on the link in the event to launch your access to the meeting with your Zoom account and then enter the password provided separately in the email. Note: We will be having our board meeting from 6pm to 7pm. All other members are welcome to attend and observe only. Thanks!

LMSC Monthly Meeting - On-Line - ZOOM

Online event

Due to COVID-19, for the health and safety of our sailing club, we will be holding our monthly meeting on-line using ZOOM until further notice. Please be Safe! All members and temporary guest members are welcome to attend the general meeting starting at 7PM at which time there will be open discussion about sailing and ideas of what members would like to see at future meetings. We are using Zoom for the on-line meeting. If you need help using Zoom, please go to our website at: www.lakemichigansailingclub.com, click on the Links tab, scroll down and click on “Notes on using ZOOM for LMSC monthly meetings”. A link to the Zoom meeting is included in this event detail. The meeting password will be sent in an email to each registered event attendee to their email address on file within an hour before the meeting is scheduled to start. Simply click on the link in the event to launch your access to the meeting with your Zoom account and then enter the password provided separately in the email. Note: We will be having our board meeting from 6pm to 7pm. All other members are welcome to attend and observe only. Thanks!

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