May 11, 2021

Dear BLYC Friends and Sailors,

Hello 2021. My message last year started with much uncertainty. I think we are all looking forward to a new year and getting back to normal (for the most part). I expect a full slate of sailing and a modified social calendar this year. We are looking for new social members as our club expands. It is a great opportunity for lakes area families to get together and celebrate lake living!

Thank you again to our judging crew including Ed and Pat Impens, Dennis Lynch, and Patti and Denny Donohoe. This crew is truly the “lynchpin”.

The board this year includes:

Commodore                   Tim Lynch

Vice Commodore           Chris Impens

Fleet Captain                 Marc Deriaz 

Treasurer                       Kurt Petrie

Secretary                       OPEN (with help from Michelle Hills)

Social Chair                    OPEN

Ellen Kmecak is heading up the sailing school with Cory Busch. This is a huge effort and a most important source for club growth. Riley Smith and Gwen Busch are the instructors with class scheduled in July as we work with Riley’s full-time gig. We will have an Opti and X-boat fleet this year. Anyone who has time is welcome to help greet the new sailors and parents. (it would be great to invite them to social events).

As a special point of emphasis, sailing school families will have social dues waived for their first year and will be greeted with open arms at club parties!!!

Attached is a copy of the 2021 membership application and calendar. Early bird savings are available until June 1st. Mail to Kurt Petrie at 180 Industrial Drive, Burlington, WI 53105 or at Paypal:

Please include your payment with details such as: Family Membership and C Scow Racing Looking forward to a great season, follow us on Facebook for the most updated information.


Tim Lynch

Browns Lake Yacht Club