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2014 SIs & NORs & Schedule

Logad Submissions Procedure

Advertise in the WYC Annual Log!

 We would appreciate your support of the Wayzata Yacht Club by advertising in our Annual Log.

1/3 Page *                                                     $100
1/2 Page                                                        $120
Full Page                                                      $200
Full inside back cover                   (Reserved)
    Full inside front cover                   (Reserved)   

 * We will construct a 1/3 page ad from your business card for an additional $40.00.


Deadline: May 15th, 2014
(Ad Materials Deadline: May 15th, 2014)

Please complete the online form and return with ad materials.  Ad materials should be submitted as follows:

·        Enclose a check for payment no later than May 15, 2014.

·        Checks should be made out to Wayzata Yacht Club.

·        Send payment and ad materials to:  Wayzata Yacht Club - P.O. Box 585;  Wayzata, MN  55391-0585.

Mechanicals: [full page 4.7”x7.5”h] [1/2 page: 4.7”x3.5”] [1/3 page: 4.7”x 2.25”]  Digital: PC compatible, 600dpi greyscale or bitmap in tiff or JPG. PDF images must be 300dpi with embedded fonts. Laser printer output is acceptable for bitmap images. Photo images should be submitted on photo quality paper. Press proofs are NOT provided.

Questions regarding ads should be directed to Dallas Johnson at

2013 Commodore's Letter

Dear WYC Member,

Greetings and Happy Holidays to you and your family.  We had a great season last year, and next year we’re looking forward to more great sailing, fun socializing and starting a series of capital projects as we initiate our long anticipated site improvements under our PUD Agreement with the City of Wayzata and the community.  This is good for us and for our future.

It’s also that time of year when we send out the invoices for your 2014 mooring deposit of $500 and 2014 mooring fees.  For the past few years we have held mooring fees steady while all of us have been weathering the rough economic downturn.  With the capital needs now facing us, the Board of Directors voted to raise mooring fees approximately 5%, which will result in racing slip fees, as an example, going from $90/foot to $95/foot.  We understand that this is a significant increase, especially since we have held rates flat over the past few years.  However, now we must catch up for lost time as we need to fund property and facility improvements; improvements that will benefit the Club and improve the facility for our members, guests, and for our beloved boats.

Spring 2014 we start the replacement of our 45-year-old docks.  Our intention is to build them stronger and safer, and to weather the next 50 years.  Many of you have experienced the recent high winds and storms that have caused damage to your boats, lifts and to WYC’s docks.  The bottom line is that we need to replace the current docks with a new pile-driven dock structure.  This new arrangement is similar to what you see at other marinas around the lake and will provide members with more options in the future for mooring.  To start this project, the Board of Directors has authorized replacement of F Dock in the spring of 2014. 

It is the long-term policy of the WYC to keep the club affordable for sailors.  Even with this increase, WYC’s rates still lag commercial rates on the lake by 50% (which average $195/foot).  We expect that this unusual increase will indeed be unusual, and that future increases will be more along the lines of the $1/foot to $2/foot that you have seen in the past.  All these required improvements are not free, as we know, and we always want to provide for our WYC sailors, engaged in the sport of sailboat racing, that we are doing what is needed to provide an affordable option with safe access to Lake Minnetonka.   

You are encouraged to send your deposits as promptly as possible to reserve your slip for 2014, as there is a waiting list of sailors who want slips at the club.  If you do not intend to moor at the club in 2014, please notify Steve Bren (612.701.3230) or Wayne Bren ( immediately, so people on the waiting list can be advised of a mooring opening.

Please keep in touch over the winter.  We’ll have WYC Happy Hours each month, all winter long, and I look forward to seeing you there to renew friendships, talk about winter sailing trips and look forward to the 2014 sailboat racing season.  Watch for future Weathermark newsletters for details.

Best regards,

Randy Gould, Commodore, WYC 

Commodore's Letter Link


Wayzata Community Sailing Center


Wayzata Community Sailing Center Annual General Meeting

AGM meetings are hosted to maintain transparency by including our donors, members, and supporters in our current operations. Board members will be elected by voting members (individuals who have donated $100 dollars or more in 2014). Everyone welcome, come be a part of the discussion! It's your sailing center!
Thursday, April 17th 7pm

All Summer Camp and Racing Programs are now open for registration!
Registrations are coming in, signup soon to reserve the classes that work for you!
Online Registration
2014 Program Guide

Wayzata Community Sailing Center Open House
Come meet our staff, see our program, and introduce your friends to our facility! Free BBQ and boat rides.
Friday, June 6th 4-7pm

Wine on Wayzata Bay Fundraiser
Come support WCSC by enjoying a fantastic wine tasting event.
Hosted by our wonderful sponsors at the Wayzata Yacht Club.
Tickets availible at:
Friday, June 27th

J.J. Hills Days
WCSC will have a booth and float in the annual parade. Sign-ups available on site.
Come show your support and be part of the parade!
Booth: Saturday and Sunday, September 6th-7th
Parade: Sunday, September 7th Noon

WYC Ship's Store

HVisit WYC Ship Storeow about some WYC Clothing

Wayzata Ranked Top 
U.S. Sailing Town

Sailing World magazine has ranked the City of Wayzata a top sailing town in the nation.

Our busy racing schedule, commitment to youth sailing and our community sailing center, our four season sailing, and great social community all contributed to the ranking.

Congratulations to everyone on...well...being you. 

Read the entire story:  
Sailing World

No Really, it's true: 
LakeShore Weekly News