2005 Zenda U - Pat & Doug counter heeling
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Steve Paige

Steve lost his battle with ALS on August 29, 2022.  He loved sailboats and racing!  I can’t tell you how many times I heard the fun stories and great memories from the Yacht Club.  Below is his obituary, please share it with anyone that knew him.


Thanks,

Jackie Montfoort Paige

SYC Facility Upgrade Plans

The last time we provided any sort of official status on this was in late 2020. So it's time for an update.

In summary, that previous plan has been abandoned and we're currently working with Parks and Rec on improving the current boatyard drainage and surface, fencing in the boatyard, adding a gate at the top of the access road to be closed only during SYC events, increasing dock space, and restoring electricity, lighting and water to the area. So far, some cost estimates have been received. Parks and Rec and SYC would share in covering those costs, but that has yet to be completely negotiated. You can read more detail here.

Topeka Weather
75.0°F - Fair
Wind
East at 10.4 gusting to 20.7 mph
Humidity
23%
Barometer
30.35in
At
2:53pm
Coming Events

Lessons & Group Sailing
Sundays, 2:00pm-5:30pm

  • 10/8, Full Moon Social, 5:30pm-10:00pm, SYC
  • 10/23, Last Sun Lessons & Group Sailing, 2:30pm-5:30pm, SYC
  • 10/28, Last Friday Social, 5:30pm-7:30pm, TBD
  • 10/29, Work Party, 1:00 pm, SYC
Mark's Racing Blog
Cold water survival
This is a good time of year to bring the 1 - 10 - 1 rule for cold water survival front and center again.

"It is impossible to get hypothermic in cold water unless you are wearing flotation, because without flotation – you won't live long enough to become hypothermic."

The rule
* 1 minute to get panic and breathing under control
* 10 minutes of physical ability to save yourself
* 1 hour of consciousness left

and that is with a life jacket on. It is a good rule to remember. Here is a good video by the USCG Auxiliary

Cold water Boot Camp: The 1 - 10- 1 rule 

According to the experts, 40% of the cold water drownings occur within 6 feet of a dock or boat. 

The guy I found yesterday was only a few yards from the SYC main dock and probably would still be alive if he has been wearing a life jacket.