Via the Mendota Yacht Club
UPDATE June 30, 2023

Friends of Bill Mattison Update

Thanks to everyone who signed on to be a Friend of Bill Mattison. Bill’s family will be moved by the number of people and organizations who loved and respected him. The final Friends list will be published in the E-Scow 100-year regatta souvenir booklet to be distributed at the regatta in September. All Friends will get a copy.


Many of you probably already know that Mendota Yacht Club will be celebrating the 100th birthday of the E-Scow by hosting the 2023 E-Scow National Regatta on Lake Mendota from September 5 to September 10, 2023. Our club’s goal is to get at least 100 boats on the starting line!


As part of the regatta, Kelsea Kierstead, the Sponsorship Manager, is creating a souvenir booklet to be given to each regatta registrant. The inside front cover of this booklet will be dedicated to the memory of Bill Mattison, a beloved Celestial Sailor, E-Scow’er extraordinaire, and amazing iceboat sailor and builder.


For a $100 donation, you can join the Friends of Bill Mattison. Your name will be listed on the Friends of Bill Mattison page of the souvenir booklet, and you will receive a copy of the booklet.


The contributions to this Friends of Bill Mattison fund will be distributed as follows:


• The first $1,500 will be used to pay for the inside Friends of Bill Mattison page of the souvenir booklet.
• Amounts beyond $1,500 will be used to defray the costs of the regatta.


Thanks much,

Susan Stites
MYC Comunications Chair