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Delavan Lake Yacht Club
P.O. Box 482, 1501 Cedar Point Dr, Delavan, WI 53115
A Sailing and Social Organization that supports Sailing on Delavan Lake, WI
Delavan Lake Yacht Club
P.O. Box 482
Delavan, WI 53115

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DLYC Members,


The 2020 DLYC Midwinter Meeting will be held

March 1, 2020 at 10AM


Please mark your calendars! 


Thank you,


Rachel Beers


A great time was had by all at the last Fish Fry movie night!  Thank you for attending.  Remember we have Fish Fry dinners thru September.

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Congratulations to our new President, Tom Morris (on left in below picture), who was elected at the first meeting of the new Board of Directors after our Annual Meeting on Aug. 25th, and thanks again to Mary & Terri for another fantastic season at the club!


Bunco is back, baby!  Thanks to all who came out for our record crowd at Bunco tonight.  For those who don't know how to play, don't let that stop you from attending in the future.  It's as easy as rolling dice!  Thank you to Katie Rauh for organizing this great event.  
Congratulations to team D-3 for a 13th place finish at the C Nationals regatta.  Skipper Mark Hetzler, crew Kurt Honeyager and third Janelle Simons, won the 2nd race sailed for the event.      
That is not all, however, the D-3 E boat crew of Mark Hetzler, Peter Keck, Kurt Honeyager and Tim Compall also finished 3rd in the Wawasee E Scow Open regatta in Indiana the week before C Nationals.  They actually won two of the races at that regatta and had finishes of 4th, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 8th and 4th.  Nice fist pump, Tim!  Well deserved.  That means they have won 3 of their last 11 regatta races.  Keep up the great work! 

The raft is in and raring to go!  Thank you to those who helped put the raft in this Sunday.

Thank you to all the playground and raft helpers!
Deck Lights

Thank you to Greg Gifford, Mike Logterman, Tom Stritt and Josh Funderburg for helping install the new club deck lights.  They look great!  A big THANK YOU to Al Houk the club carpenter as well for all the help in getting this project done. 

A big THANK YOU to our 2019 DLYC Spring Clean-Up Day Crew.  From grading of the lot, placement of the new kayak & paddle board rack, placement of a new E scow mast off the wood deck for stringing outdoor lights around the deck, painting inside and out of the club, scraping picnic tables, planting window boxes, cleaning inside and out of the club, splitting tons of wood, etc.  Thank you to all who helped get this work done and job well done!




Keep up the great work Team Dan!  #KellerStrong


A big THANK YOU to our tent helpers for taking down the tent and storing it for us. Thank you!

Weather Approaching!

There wasn't much of a moon but there were fireworks for the

Thanks to all who attended and made the Moonlight Sail a hit!

CONGRATULATIONS: The DLYC has been awarded US Sailing's One-Design Regatta Award for 2017 which is awarded to the club hosting the top 0ne-Design Regatta for 2017.  Official announcement here: More on past winners of this award here: 

See Fleet pages for the latest
Race Results

and C-MIR
results can be found under the REGATTA tab on the left under C Regattas

A big thank you from the DLYC to the raft installers who spent hours today (Memorial Day) getting the raft in place.  Yes, while we took the holiday off, several volunteers installed the raft... and like magic the kids showed-up. The saying "if you build it, they will come" appears to be true.  Thank you to Jarid Funderburg for pre and post setup work and for Josh & Jason Funderburg and Mike Logterman for getting the job done.  More photos here: 2018 Raft Install.  We hope you were able to attend a Memorial Day parade to honor all those who gave their all for our country.  God bless! 
2018 Raft Install Crew

A big THANK YOU to all those who helped on Spring Clean-Up Day.  Great friends, great food and a lot accomplished!  Click here for more photos: 2018 Spring Clean-Up Day
2018 Clean-Up Crew

Ice Carousel
2018 DLYC Winter Carnival - Ice Rink

Weather Feed
Weather at DLYC
Weather at DLYC

DLYC's Jim Kandler's Latest Sailing Adventures

Here's another DLYC member who is advancing the sport of sailing. DLYC Member Jim Kandler has traded an MC for a model yacht and has been active in the local radio controlled sailing fleets. Please enjoy this article about another side of local sailing:  Miniature yachts set sail on Lake Como - Jim Kandler

Kandler model yachts


DLYC Skipper chronicles E Scow sailing

It's not everyday that a DLYC member is published in a national magazine promoting sailing,

but our Rear Commodore, Rachel Beers, has accomplished this noteworthy achievement.


In the current issue of Sailing World (September/October 2017), Rachel chronicles her E scow experience as a skipper at 17 years old. Here is the link: Sailing World - My Class My Story Rachel Beers


We’re very proud of Rachel’s promoting women in sailing and nationally promoting Delavan Lake Yacht Club’s leadership featured in this article.


Thanks Rachel for your initiative and sharing your experiences in an outstanding article!


Commodore Jack Markwick






X Senior Champs

Dave Everhart 80
OPENING DAY PARTY                                                 CONGRATS TO DAVE EVERHART

Coffee Mug

Fish Boil

Where Sailboats Sleep when there is no wind
The Morning After
Commodore's Cup
What are they looking at? Could it be an E Scow on Starboard?
Fun at BUNCO!
Bunco 7_20_16

John Clair 2016
John M Clair 1961-2016
We regretfully announce the sudden passing of longtime DLYC Member and past Commodore John Clair. John grew up in Delavan and at DLYC where he sailed in X boats, C boats and E scows. John, son of Ed Clair, was very active in supporting all facets of the club and as the club attorney. Below is Munroe Funeral Home announcement
John M. Clair, age 55, longtime Delavan attorney and former FBI agent passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, IL. He was born on October 18, 1961, in Chicago to J. Edward and Patricia (Dwyer) Clair. John was an attorney for many years at the family practice, Clair Law Offices, in Delavan. He was a graduate of St. Andrew Parish School, Delavan-Darien High School, and undergraduate and law school graduate of Marquette University. John was a past President of Walworth County Bar Association and past Commodore of Delavan Lake Yacht Club.

John is survived by his father, J. Edward Clair, of Delavan; sisters, Catherine (Christopher) Scherer, of Muskego, WI, and Kerry (Kevin) Barry, of Whitefish Bay, WI; brother, Edward (Renee) Clair, of Williams Bay; and nieces and nephews, Madeline, Eddie, and Sophia Scherer, Bridget, John, and Colleen Barry, and Emmett, Anna, Maggie, and Finn Clair.

John is preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Clair, in 2008; and a nephew, Christopher Michael Scherer Jr., in 2005.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, 714 E. Walworth Avenue in Delavan. Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave in Delavan.  A Private Family Burial will take place at St. Andrew’s Cemetery in Delavan.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to St. Andrew’s Parish School in John’s name.

4th of July Party on the 2nd
DLSS Auction
Moonlight Sail
First Saturday Night Dinner 
C-MIR Photos:
Opening Day Party Photos:
2016 Club from water
2016 Member Drive

Gaff and Warning Light on Flagpole
Donated by Lois Stritt & Family in honor of Jack Day Stritt

Click the photo to learn why we fly our flags this way.