Archive for March, 2007

US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar at Milwaukee Yacht Club – May, 2007

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The US SAILING Safety At Sea Seminar will be presented by the Milwaukee Yacht Club on Saturday, May 5, 2007 at 1700 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee.

The daylong seminar is open to all cruising and racing sailors, crews and their families, recreational power boaters, as well as commercial fishermen. The seminar, designed and conducted by sailors who are all experts in their fields, will provide novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required to prepare for sailing offshore, boat preparation, handling heavy weather, recommended safety equipment, and emergencies at sea.

The program, endorsed by CRUISING WORLD and SAILING WORLD Magazines and sponsored by West Marine, and Landfall Navigation has evolved from the highly successful program developed by the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. It will incorporate the latest techniques and information available. Demonstrations will include “Quick Stop” and man-overboard recoveries and flare procedures. Lecture topics also include life-raft inflation, crew preparation and safety, preventing medical emergencies, hypothermia and personal flotation devices.

The United States Coast Guard is scheduled to dispatch a HH-65 helicopter from Air Base Traverse City for helicopter evacuation demonstration. Captain John Bonds, USN Ret. will be the moderator. Captain Bonds is a
nationally recognized Safety at Sea educator. Among those making presentations will be: John Rousmaniere, whose books include The Annapolis Book of Seamanship; a representative of the National Weather Service from Sullivan discussing National Weather Service products for sailors in Wisconsin and; Christopher Coleman, Senior Captain of Lake Express LLC who will discuss issues encountered when recreational boaters and commercial traffic share the same water.

The program will run from 8:00am to 2:30pm. Tickets are $115 before May 1, 2007 and $125 thereafter. The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, course materials and lunch.

There is limited seating and advance ticket purchase is strongly advised. For more information call 414-271-4455 or go to

HOUSING NEEDED for Instructors – 2007

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Due to the enormous success of our Sailing Education program and the excellent but limited local Instructor talent, we are having to recruit Instructors from out of the area. It is our goal to continue to foster local sailors into EYC Instructors but we must meet the demand of the many many young sailors that wish to share the wind and waves of Eagle Harbor with the rest of us.

So, we are imploring anyone who can find it in thier heart, and has the room for the summer, to invite a talented and courteous Instructor into their family and provide a spare bed! We are in the process of recruiting now, but would like to line up the housing as soon as possible. If you have the space and are at least willing to consider taking in a bright talented young sailor, please contact David Sauter at 920-217-5851. We are focusing on college students who are either currently Instructors or are participating in College Racing Programs.

Thank you for considering this wonderful opportunity! Again, please contact David Sauter at 920-217-5851.

Dock Extension Becoming Reality – 2007

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Watch the Dock Extension project progress! Deaths Door Marine is making our dream a reality, See pictures of the progress here . Come back over the next few months and visit the Gallery as we will continue to add photos as the progress continues! Thanx to Quinn Brennan – our chillin’ photographer.

EYC Spring Mailing on the way – Education Enrollment Available Online – 2007

Monday, March 12th, 2007

The EYC Spring Mailing is on the way. If you want to get a jump on filling out the Education Form just go to the website at and download, print and submit it.

New Course Offering & Changes

-NEW ADULT Group Lessons offered in the afternoons. This group is open to students 16 and older.

-Intro is now “Sailing Camp” and offered in the mornings and afternoons for four days a week (M-Th). Eligibility is the completion of 1st grade.

-Regular Junior Lesson levels are now 1, 2, 3, & 4 rather than Beg, Int. & Adv. All levels are offered in the morning and afternoon (SPACE IS LIMITED). Eligibility is the completion of 2nd grade.

-Advanced Racing Tactics (ART) is now offered in the morning to take advantage of the typically stronger winds. (Must be approved by Head Instructor)

The Ephraim Yacht Club is a family oriented non-profit organization focused on forwarding sailing education and racing to students of all ages located in the town of Ephraim, in Door County, Wisconsin on beautiful Eagle Harbor.