2020 NMYC Executive  Committee

David Boulanger


In addition to being Commodore, David will serve as DF-95 Fleet Captain for both the red and white fleets. David has also assisted in the skipper "rules of the road" training program. He has been RD for many of the Regattas hosted by our club. David received the Corinthian Spirit award in 2015. 


John Jerse

Vice Commodore

John’s first experience with sailing was while living in Puerto Rico in the 80s, he sailed a Sunfish and a friend’s 30-footer.  John comes from the aerospace field and occasionally works on airplanes.  John is an enthusiastic and supportive member who enjoys racing in the DF95, DF65, and Soling classes.


Ron Stryker


Ron retired in 2017 after 40 years of small business ownership and joined the NMYC in 2018.  Although new to RC sailing, he has been an active racer in the DF95, DF65, Soling 1M, and EC-12 classes.  He grew up in Chicago and spent his summers in Wisconsin racing C and A scows.  Ron has served as Treasurer in multiple sailing organizations and raced on the MC Scow circuit for 30 years.



Gerhard Kelter

Past Commodore

Gerhard has served as our Club Secretary for seven years. He was the recipient of the Club's highest honor, the Corinthian Spirit award in 2014. Many Club members have benefited from the sailing rules classes he teaches with David Boulanger. These classes have helped us all become better skippers. 



Jack Knoblauch

Race Committee Chairman

Jack has taught Soling 1M setup for NMYC members.  He also has documented how to be a race director or assistant race director. 

Jack has recently built a"Mark Set" RC powerboat that is designed to tow marks and release them before racing. While Jack is a relatively new Club member, he has distinguished himself within the Club and was awarded the Corinthian Spirit award in 2019.