Winter 2004
Current News
Learn to Sail

"Introduction to Sailing" sessions, for ages 12+, are held each Wednesday evening at 5:30 p.m. June through August. It's free for club members and only $25 for non-members.

Read more and register HERE.

Topeka Weather
90.0°F - Fair
Wind
South at 15.0 gusting to 26.5 mph
Heat Index
101°F
Humidity
62%
Barometer
29.94in
At
10:53am
Coming Events
  • 7/9, Full Moon Social, 5:30pm-10:00pm, SYC
  • 8/6, Full Moon Social, 5:30pm-10:00pm, SYC
  • 8/31, Last Intro to Sailing
    & Wed Group Sailing, 5:30 pm-Sunset, SYC
  • 9/9, Full Moon Social, 5:30pm-10:00pm, SYC
  • 9/25, Last Sunday Series Races, 2:30pm-5:30pm, SYC
Mark's Racing Blog
Cold water survival
This is a good time of year to bring the 1 - 10 - 1 rule for cold water survival front and center again.

"It is impossible to get hypothermic in cold water unless you are wearing flotation, because without flotation – you won't live long enough to become hypothermic."

The rule
* 1 minute to get panic and breathing under control
* 10 minutes of physical ability to save yourself
* 1 hour of consciousness left

and that is with a life jacket on. It is a good rule to remember. Here is a good video by the USCG Auxiliary

Cold water Boot Camp: The 1 - 10- 1 rule 

According to the experts, 40% of the cold water drownings occur within 6 feet of a dock or boat. 

The guy I found yesterday was only a few yards from the SYC main dock and probably would still be alive if he has been wearing a life jacket.