By Barry Adams, Wisconsin State Journal
Photos by Samantha Madar
Published September 4, 2023

Few know Lake Mendota’s water and wind like Lon Schoor.

He’s been hoisting sails, guiding tillers and tacking the 9,800-acre lake for over 55 years.

On a recent night over 60 feet of water between Burrows Park and Picnic Point, it was Schoor and his three crew members who first crossed the finish line of the Mendota Yacht Club’s race that drew about a dozen 28-foot E scow sailboats.

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