Dear BLYC Friends and Sailors,

2019 marks the 60th year of the Browns Lake Yacht Club and sailing on Browns Lake!  Let’s hope for a windy summer!

I would like to again extend a special thank you to Ed and Pat Impens who have been running the race course for over 15 years, and again to Dennis Lynch, Dennis Jenson, Patti and Denny Donohoe for their commitment to the race committee. I would also like to give a shout out to my mom Judy, who has been helping and continues to help with the Sailing School for over 30 years!

The future of our sport and Club depends on us continuing to introduce new families to the sport of sailing on Browns Lake. We need young sailors and eager crews! This happens by exposing families and friends to join us both socially and on the water, so please try to make an effort to bring new families to one of our social events this summer or to crew on a Sunday.

I am very excited to welcome our new Social Committee chairs, Yvonne & Ben Richter who I know will make sure our social activities are second to none, starting with our Rigging Party on May 18th at Patti & Denny Donohoe’s.

The Sailing School will start on June 17th and run through July 5th, which is one week longer than last year. Ellen Kmecak and Cory Busch have once again accepted the responsibility as co-directors, and will have the help of Gwen Busch and Zach Haynes this summer. We are thrilled to announce Riley Schmidt from Lake Beulah has accepted the head instructor position! We plan to have a full enrollment this year which will include Optis and X-Boats.

I encourage you all to Like the Browns Lake Yacht Club Facebook Page.The schedule and reminders will be updated regularly there.

Attached you will find the 2019 membership application and calendar. Early bird savings need to be received by May 11th to: Kurt Petrie, 180 Industrial Drive, Burlington WI 53105.

We have also launched a PayPal link for an easy payment option.

Please include what your payment is for, example: Family Membership and C Scow Racing Fee or Donation

Looking forward to seeing you on the water!


Patrick Lynch, Commodore

Browns Lake Yacht Club