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HISTORY

It was in the fall of 1968, when those who were to become the charter members first met. Without even realizing it, they were participating in what was to become the first event of the club which would come to be known as Lake Shore Sail Club. 

 

At the Shores Inn, over a pint or two of bitters, the thirteen charter members agreed on a name and developed a constitution and philosophy which has driven the club to be what it is today: an organization to provide a friendly-family sailing experience with little emphasis on frills, but with extensive opportunities for racing, cruising and socializing.

LSSC Burgee 1969

         The first burgee, sewn by 1st Lady Dorothy McGuire, circa 1969 

John McGuire

Founding Father John McGuire

PAST COMMODORES

Past Commodore Flag

The following men and women have led the Lake Shore Sail Club to a place as one of the most active member clubs and recognized as one of the best run Detroit area racing programs: 

2022   Mary Nicole
2021   Susanne Guendelsberger
2020   Rick Ripard

2019   Danielle Templeton
2018   Denis Nicole
2017   John Riess Jr †
2016   Don King
2015   Greg Doyal
2014   Tim McGuire
2013   Sheila Fleming
2012   Trisha Whalen
2011   Gary Grabaum
2010   Tim Thompson
2009   Frank Sonye
2008   Joe Ottoy †
2007   Chuck Blaty
2006   Tom Boyce
2005   Bob Rousseau †
2004   Ron Whalen
2003   Don King
2002   Bob Walker †
2001   Randy Semmler
2000   Steve Selinger
1999   Nan St.Peter
1998   Bill Spencer
1997   Bill Clark
1996   Charlie Fishman
1995   Andy Unger †
1994   Stan Komajda
1993   Jim Nixon †
1992   Tom St.Peter
1991   Frank Kunick
1990   Hugh Livingston
1989   John Hirzel
1988   E J Neiderbuehl †
1987   Doug Carlson
1986   Brian Lang
1985   Marge Rousseau †
1984   Rick VanHoudt
1983   Neil Bauer 
1982   Dick Peters †
1981   Mike McGuire
1980   Tim Rumptz
1979   Ted Diamond †
1978   Don Brann
1977   Cecil McIntosh †
1976   Frank Voorheis
1975   John Hall †
1974   Gerry Streit
1973   Richard MacArthur †
1972   Dave Lawson †
1971   Bernie Levin
1970   Bob Rousseau †
1969   John McGuire † – Founding Father

† DECEASED

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