Other Sailing News



The commodore functions as the Chief Executive of the club.  This person presides over all club meetings, and oversees that the activities of the other Board members are being carried out in a timely manner, and according to the by-laws. 

Don Reid



While finding the joys of sailing in his 20’s, it took 25 years, a move to Neenah and crewing on “High Spirits” to create an itch that needed to be scratched.   Don purchased and renamed his Hunter 30 “Sails Call” in 2001.  At first Sails Call summered in the Neenah harbor in the hospital mooring field.  A few years ago, he moved her to the Menasha Marina, where she summers today. 

Don races Sails Call in the Tuesday keelboat races, Division 3.

Vice Commodore


The Vice Commodore functions as the second chief executive of the club.  This person has responsibility for harbor maintenance, and maintenance/storage of the club-owned boats.   The Vice Commodore appoints a Harbormaster, Boat Keepers and Boat Operators.  Please conatct this person if you have questions or concerns about the moorings, powerboats or the dinghies.

Rob Bryson



Rob races his Laser on Thursday nights.


Rear Commodore


The Rear Commodore functions as the third chief executive officer of the club.  This person has the responsibility of maintaining the racing programs for the club.   Duties include appointing Race Committee, Judges, Statistician and Fleet Captains.

Ken Friedman






The Treasurers responsibility to to keep the books of account of the club.  They shall manage club investments, insurance coverages and prepare the annual budget for the club.   The treasurer also maintains the club post office box.

Doug Hatch



Doug races his S2 7.3 Okoboji in the Tuesday PHRF Series, and serves as RC for the Wednesday night Flying Scot Series.






 The Secretary shall keep all the records and files of the corporation and keep minutes of the proceedings of the meetings of the Board of Directors.  The secretary also maintains the membership database of Club members, boats, mooring assignments, etc.  


Jeanne Powley




Jeanne enjoys sailing with her husband Scott on their 31’ Farrier AXR trimaran TriArdent which they purchased in Quebec, Canada and moved to the Neenah Harbor in 2013.  She prefers cruising to racing but she tried her hand with the all-women’s crew on Sails Call for 150th regatta. Jeanne and her husband love to have company/crew join them on their boat to enjoy the fun of multihull sailing.


Communications Director


The Communication Director organizes and distributes the club newsletters, club mailings, and manages the membership database.  This board member also appoints a webmaster for the club website.  Please contact this person if you have ideas or suggestions for club communications. 

Jonathan Coultas



Jonathan sails his San Juan 21, Crazy Juan, as much as possible with his wife, Nicole, and daughter, Emma.  He is always looking for people to take out sailing and racing and also enjoys crewing on other people's boats.  He can be seen chasing the Laser fleet in his Laser on any given Thursday night race.


Sail Promotion Director

The Sail Promotion Director works to increase member participation in club events as well as works with the community to bring new members into the club.  Additional duties include running the Ships Store, NNYC library and acting as the liaison between the NNYC and Fox Valley Sailing School. 

Brian Bennwitz



Brian began sailing as a student of the Fox Valley Sailing School back in 2012.  Now Brian can be seen crewing for Blessing during Tuesday night keelboat races, or cruising on lake Winnebago in his Catalina 25.     


Social Director

The social director will plan and administer Club social events including publicity and entertainment.  They shall locate and reserve facilities for all social functions.  Purchase, store and maintain supplies and equipment for social events.

Terri Smith




Community Relations


The Community Relations Director will conduct publicity activities for the Club.  Organize and conduct special Club promotional events (e.g., Sail Expo, etc.) Develop programs of community outreach to promote Club diversityOrganize and administer club participation in community events (e.g., Venetian Parade, etc.)Organize and administer Club participation in community fund raising service events (e.g., Leukemia Cup, Best Friends, Scouting, etc.)  Establish membership committees to carry out the above activities.

Nicole Coultas


Nicole loves light air sailing with her family on their San Juan 21. She loves time with family and community events.