2018 Yachting In Chicago

Commadore Message

I begin this article first by saying thank you to the members of the Chicago Yachting Association for having the faith in me and electing me as Commodore for the 2018 boating season.

In 1998 early on a Sunday morning, my brother came to my husband and me about purchasing a boat; I wasn’t really thrilled about the idea. By Thursday of that same week, we were boat owners. Fast forward 20 years later...


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A special thanks to Betty Lerner and her staff who year after year produce Yachting in Chicago, this wonderful testament to all we do for recreational boating in Chicago.

Sea Scout Of The YearIn 2015, I was invited to join Sea Scouts by my good friend Richard Gottschlich. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to join but after learning about the program I decided it was a good opportunity to learn to sail. After I joined, I discovered that the ship was founded a few months earlier and, I was one of the oldest scouts!

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Yachtsperson Of The YearScott grew up in a small town in Wisconsin and began a lifelong love of the water at the tender age of six when he began taking swimming lessons. And it only grew from there. He went on to swim competitively while in high school and during that time, he was also involved with the Boy Scouts. While attending Boy Scout Camp one summer, he was introduced to the sport of canoeing and kayaking and the fever of getting out on the water fully took hold.

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