CHIPPEWA YACHT CLUB
WE ARE MEMBER-SUPPORTED
CYC relies solely on volunteers for the operation and maintenance of the facility, as well as the organization of all events.
Members are encouraged to support CYC by pitching in their time, expertise, and unique skills to help ensure the club is well-maintained, safe, and fun for members and guests. It’s also a great way to meet other members and make new friends.
For inquiries related to volunteering, please reach out to the contacts listed below to offer your help.
Dennis Mizerak, RC Captain
Jim Cummings, RC Helmsman
CYC’s longstanding tradition of Sunday afternoon races is a familiar sight to those on the lake. Over 25 racing events occur each summer but they are not possible without Race Committee volunteers, who are dedicated to providing a fair, fun, and most importantly, safe environment for the competing sailors. Previous Race Committee experience is not required to volunteer.
Cecelia Bees, Social Chair
Social events at the club are an important part of each season and are perhaps the easiest way for our members to get to know one another. Event hosts and helpers organize meals and activities that offer members a chance to relax on the lakefront and enjoy each other's company.
Regatta & Special Events
The club has a long history of hosting regattas such as the Midsummer Madness Y-Flyer Regatta and the Chippewa Challenge Sunfish and Laser Regatta. Many of our racing events have included not just our own sailors, but sailors from outside the club and community. Volunteers are always welcome to help make these larger-scale events a success.
Bill Estright, Vice Commodore
Jim Weakley, Rear Commodore
Grounds & Maintenance
Our season begins in April with spring clean up and installing the docks. Summer brings lawn mowing, trimming, and completing any needed repair projects. We ask that each family take a turn cleaning the clubhouse once per season. We wrap things up in October with the removal of the docks and prepping the clubhouse for its winter’s rest.
Doug Hurst, Trustee
The club is managed by a dedicated team of six officers and five trustees. Together, they ensure the smooth running of the organization in accordance with the Constitution and Club Rules. Each year, a nominating committee made up of our past three commodores seeks willing individuals to fill any vacancies in the club leadership.