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LAT + 42.20.0          LON - 87.48.0

Winthrop Harbor 
Yacht Club

One Yacht Club Dr

Winthrop Harbor, IL 60096



  Board of Directors

Alex Delli Paoli

Vice Commodore 
Michael Armenakis

Past Commodore
John St. Pierre

Nancy Scott

Stephany Siwinski

Rear Commodore of Power
George Locallo

Rear Commodore of Performance
 Ralph Morey

Rear Commodore of Sail
Greg Delahanty

Social Director 
Mickie Kelly

House Director

Director of Membership
Cindy Rynning

Director of Communications
Jeanne Bartos

Director of Concessions 
Michael Armenakis

Director of Finance
John Capozzoli

Director of Education
Dan Silcox

Director of Revenue
Laraine Delahanty
Club Manager
Tom Kandziora
IT Captain
Bruce Conrad

Tracey Armenakis



HomeWHYC Education

Winthrop Harbor Yacht Club

2016 Class/Seminar Schedule


Sunday March 13th

10:00 AM-12:00 noon

Knowing Your Boat Mechanically

above and below the water line, this will better prepare people for the upcoming launch season


Mark Kish

WHYC, Larsen Marine

Friday May 13th

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Wine & Knots

Learn new knots or freshen up your knowledge and enjoy a glass of wine.


Lennine Occhino


Sunday May 15th

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Minimum: 10 participants

Basics of Lake Michigan Fishing

Hands-on information on various Lake Michigan fish species: weather, relationships, equipment and seasonal practices


Bill Gabriel, WHYC

Dave Smith, Charter Capt.

Saturday June 4th

10:30 -11:30 AM

Vessel Safety Check Presentation

Meet with the vessel examiners to review requirements in keeping your boat ship shape. Have your vessel exam that very afternoon and receive your safety sticker


Tim Bishop


Sunday June 5th

10:00 AM-12:00 noon

Understanding Weather Forecasts & Conditions

How NOAA interprets weather patterns and forecasts weather conditions on the Lakes


Amy Seeley


Sunday June 12th

10:00 AM -12:00 noon

How Your Diesel Works

Every skipper needs to understand the fundamentals of your diesel engines to perform basic maintenance and diagnose problems.


Mark Kish

WHYC, Larsen Marine

Sunday June 19th

10:00 AM-12:00 noon

Boating Rules of the Road

Covering right-of-way, navigation aids, basic boating laws and boating etiquette


David Hanson


Sunday June 26th

10:00 AM-12:00 noon

Navigation Screens

Best practices using current electrical navigational equipment; power & sail


John Barry

Technical Marine Services

Sunday July 17th

10:30-11:30 AM

Cruising the Great Lakes

Check out the most interesting lake ports, marinas and towns for nearby and not so near cruises


John Paskvan


Sunday July 24th

10:00 AM -12 noon


Diesel Engine Preventative Maintenance

Periodic maintenance of diesel engines, including

oil & filter changes, performance & storage


Mark Kish

WHYC, Larsen Marine

Sunday August 21st

10 AM -12 noon

Maximum: 15 participants


Stuff happens and failing to prepare is preparing to failing

American Heart assoc. Certification (Fee req.)


Tom Gottemoller

American Heart Association

Sunday August 28th

10 AM-11:00 AM

Care and feeding of your engine

Diesel & Gas –all about fuels, additives, ethanol. Biodiesel & aged fuel


John Paskvan


Sunday September 18 th

10 AM-12:00 noon

The Do's and Don'ts of Winterizing You Boat

Preparing your boat for winter lay-up

engine, water systems, etc…


Mark Kish

WHYC, Larsen Marine


Non-members are welcomed but a nominal fee will be charged. For certain classes an additional fee may be

charged for materials and certifications. For more Information go to or email to