February 25, 2008

Racine Yacht Club at 92 explored on CAR 25 TV show

Everyone in the Belle City knows of the Racine Yacht Club. Isn't that the place down by North Beach?

However, if you ask, "Have you ever been inside of the yacht club;" most likely the answer is "No." That's just a place for sailors who own boats, would be the common sentiment of the average citizen. But since 1916 the Racine Yacht Club has been so much more than that to this city.

Perspective on CAR 25 will air a one-hour documentary covering the history, development, social activities and community services of the yacht club. The show is hosted by Lori Minneti, and features James Rooney; Rick Hennig, sailing and ice boat racer; Amy Cermak, Adventure Sail Leader; and Olympian Tony Herrmann Jr. Producer John Polodna also interviews Kim Shortess, Ira Kahoun and others while giving an overview of one of the oldest yacht clubs on Lake Michigan.

This episode of Perspective begins March 1. It will appear on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and on Wednesday at 10 a.mm. and 9 p.m., on cable access channel 25 on Time Warner.

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