Author Archives: Jim Mergener

Welcome Aboard!

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Founded in 1894 in Racine, Wisconsin, the Lake Michigan Yachting Association is the Midwest’s most prestigious association of those who love the water and boating in any of its many forms on Lake Michigan and its tributaries.

LMYA Annual Meeting – Nov 2017

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The annual get together of the Lake Michigan Yachting Association is scheduled for Sunday, November 19, 2017. The location of this year’s annual meeting will be the Hammond Yacht Club,  in Hammond Indiana.

Officers, delegates, and members of the LMYA are invited to attend. This meeting will cover the annual business of the club as well as a luncheon, which will be at no cost to all who attend. The schedule of events is as follows:

Registration                 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Luncheon                      12:00
Business Meeting        immediately following the luncheon


Wisconsin Region Rendezvous – Port Washington – June 2017

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The 28th annual Wisconsin Region LMYA Rendezvous will be held at the Port Washington Yacht Club at Port Washington Marina from June 16th to 17th, 2017. Registration packages will be sent to sustaining members in Wisconsin by mid April, 2017. Join the party for a great gathering, good food, and some new Saturday night party activities at the Port Washington Yacht Club. For more details, see the next spring issue of the Spreader.

South Shore Yacht Club Open House – July 2017

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The South Shore Yacht Club – LMYA Open House dates are July 6th, 7th and 8th, 2017. This gathering features fun, games, prizes, a dance contest, a giant auction of great gifts, bands, and wonderful meals. LMYA members can get special free dockage privileges for one night with your LMYA cruising card which will save you more than the cost of your annual membershp fee in one weekend. For further information, contact George Graubner, Open House Chairperson at South Shore Yacht Club, 2300 East Nock St, Milwaukee, WI  53207.

Queen’s Cup Race to South Haven, 2017

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Queen’s Cup Race to South Haven, MI from South Shore Yacht Club.

The 79th annual Queen’s Cup challenge race will be held on June 23rd, 2017, starting at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee and finishing at South Haven, Michigan. There will be a party on Thursday night prior to the race featuring a band and lots of food and drinks. There will be two race categories for ORR and LMPHRF certified boats. For more details and entry information, see the South Shore website at or call 414-481-2331.