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Commodore's Message

Welcome to North Lake Yacht Club!

Welcome to the 70th year of the North Lake Yacht Club! I look forward to serving as commodore this year and eagerly await the mix of club socials, sailing, regattas, and all things water related slated for 2023.

I have been lucky to know North Lake, the North Lake Sailing School, and North Lake Yacht Club for as long as I can remember. From the early days of kinderpram sailing school and Pram Power at the Van Till’s to the NLSS moving to the NLYC grounds following the construction of our awesome facilities. From having to sail across the lake in my Opti to hang out at the Theisen’s to newfound sense of freedom that came with getting my boaters license when I turned 12. The list of experiences and memories go on and on. And I hope that you and your families have similar memories and continue to embrace all that the NLYC, NLSS and North Lake has to offer.

The sailing, club socials, fishing, and paddling events all offer a chance to engage with club members and make lifelong friends on and off the water. Participation and involvement are the keys to the Club’s success and where my family has been able to get the most out of our NLYC membership.

North Lake is blessed to have a beautiful clubhouse and grounds - the direct result of many members, past and current, with a commitment to furthering the NLYC’s mission. It takes many volunteer hours to maintain and improve the building and grounds, host events, produce this annual logbook, and manage the sailing schedule. We are lucky to have members offer their time and talents to make everything we do possible.

To all volunteers past, present, and future – thank you for all that you do to keep this special thing running. If you have new ideas or are looking to get more involved, do not hesitate to give me a call or hail me down on the water. I would be happy to talk!

If you take any photos you think should be included in next year’s Log Book, please submit them to

Looking forward to seeing you on the water and at the clubhouse,

Noah Janssen

NLYC Commodore

Upcoming Social Activities

Upcoming Social Events

Winter Jamboree: January 27 8am-3pm RSVP HERE


2024 Membership Renewal

As an active member you have the opportunity to participate in social and sailing functions; have the right to vote and hold office; and have access to the NLYC boat launch, in accordance with the village of Merton conditional use permit. 

If you have new neighbors who are interested in joining, please ask that they send an email to to request more information.  Thank you! 

Click on the link below to register.

North Lake Sailing School

Know anyone interested in learning how to sail? North Lake Sailing School teaches sailing to kids ages 5 – 16 as well as Adults. Students do not need any previous experience and can start for the first time at any age within that range. In fact, they do not need to live on the lake either! Grandchildren, cousins, friends are all welcome to register.

Sailing school is a great way for the kids to enjoy the daily pleasures of lake living. We offer summer long classes as well as one-, two- and three-week camps for those kids that want to try it out or are involved in a number of other summer activities.

Sailing school is scheduled to begin the week of June 10th and online registration will open after the first of the year. Click on the link below to find out more about our class offerings: