Don & Adeline 07
Current News
New Board of Governors & Designees

 The SYC Annual Meeting held November 21, 2021, via ZOOM resulted in elections and appointments as follows:

Commodore: Jim Tompkins
Vice-Commodore: John Maddux
Secretary: Kendall Talley
Treasurer: Mark Marling
At Large: Cheryl Basiotis
Property and Parks & Rec. Liaison: Mike Gorman
Legal Advisor: Eddie Penner
Social: Joshua Harsch
Photography: Joshua Harsch
Videography: John Maddux & Irene Haws
Website: Mike Gorman

Complete minutes to follow.

Wanted: Pontoon Boat Trailer

The old SYC pontoon boat trailer was stolen earlier this year. So we are in need of another one. Please speak up if you are aware of anything that might work. Arrangements are in the works to rent the trailer in the photo so we can get the RC boat out of the water for the winter.

SYC Facility Upgrade Plans

SYC Site Plan

With 2021 being SYC's 80th year, plans are in-the-works for a major upgrade to club facilities to support future generations of local sailing enthusiasts and make room for new developments at Lake Shawnee.


Forbes Weather
51.0°F - Overcast
South at 17.3 mph
Wind Chill
Coming Events
Mark's Racing Blog
Don Was Right
I've been thinking of a grabber headline for today's blog. I think this will be it. "Don Towle misses extreme wind forecast by 4 MPH." Remember when Don said that the wind seemed to be increasing exponentially and the next blow would be 75 MPH? Well, it happened! WIBW reported straight line winds of 60 MPH blowing down trees and snapping power lines. The newspaper reported semi trucks being blown over on highway 75. Forbes weather recorded gusts of 79 MPH!! DON MISSED HIS FORECAST BY 4 MPH. Of course the evening didn't start out that windy. The first and only race was in winds of about 5 MPH. Mark lead off the line but Tony drove over him to windward, winning the race. Don, with race committee of Adeline, granddaughter Marie, and my wife Linda, sounded the 3 minute horn for the second race. We didn't get to the 2 minute horn before the wind blew in. I saw that the wind was increasing but there were no white caps yet. Even so, I decided to put on my life jacket. Bam! The boat blew over throwing me into the water. Not even time to start climbing to the high side. I looked and Tony and Chuck had blown over too. This was not good. I was able to right the boat but it blew right back over. I got it up again, and again it blew over. The third time it just wasn't coming up. I looked up the lake and it was white. Tony turtled. Chuck turtled. I blew into the shore. The committee boat was rocking in 4 foot waves. Marie was crying and praying. Linda was having thoughts of being on the Whippoorwill at Lake Pomona. To cut this really short, everybody was rescued and boats were retrieved. Today's lesson? Listen to Don, and wear a life jacket.