Archive for July, 2008

EPHRAIM REGATTA THIS WEEKEND! – 2008

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Don’t forget the 103rd annual Ephraim Regatta is this weekend,
August 1-2-3. This year’s Regatta promises to include great Flying Scot
Racing, spectating, and parties which we have all come to expect. Even
if you are not racing or volunteering, come on down to the EYC on
Saturday or Sunday to watch the races (grab a folding chair), and don’t
forget to attend the Friday night Regatta Welcome Party and the
Saturday night Bratfest. You don’t have to be a competitor or even an
EYC member to attend the parties, so bring your friends!

Schedule:

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FRIDAY August 1

2:30 – 7pm Registration at EYC

6:00pm Regatta Welcome Party at Jay Lott’s house, 9910 Mueller Lane.
Directions from Ephraim: Hwy. Q east 3 1/2 miles to Mueller Lane, turn
right on Mueller Lane.

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SATURDAY August 2

8 – 9am Registration at EYC

9:30am Competitors Meeting at EYC

10:30am Warning signal for first race

6:00pm Brat Fest at Bill and Rosie Klein’s house, 3282 Gibraltar Road.
Directions from Ephraim: Hwy 42 south to intersection with Highway A,
left on A, left on Gibraltar, watch for the balloons.

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SUNDAY August 3

10:00am Warning signal for first race; trophy presentation to follow as soon as possible after last race

Posted by Jay Lott

SCHEDULE CHANGE – JUNIOR ACTIVITY BACK ON THIS WEEK! – 2008

Monday, July 28th, 2008

BARN PARTY this Wed.

There is a change in the weekly activities. As originally planned, we WILL have a Junior Activity THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 30th.

The Barn Party @ the Pillats is on! Come join us for music, dancing, volleyball, & fun.

Meet at the EYC at 5:45pm and pick up is back at the EYC at 8:00pm.

(Dinner not included).

note: all are welcome after the completion of first grade.

Can’t wait to see you there! Sorry for the confusion!

Posted by: Jillian Brown

THIS WEEK AT THE EYC – July 28th to August 3rd, 2008 – EPHRAIM REGATTA!!!

Monday, July 28th, 2008

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Mon July 28:

9:00am and 1:30pm – Start Lesson Session D!

5:30pm – FS Races

7:00pm – Ladies Bunco – All are welcome to enjoy the game of Bunco. Great camaraderie, bring your favorite beverage. At the EYC $10. Questions contact Nancy Konecny at 920-621-2982.

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Tues July 29:

5:30pm – Opti Races

7:30pm – Teen Night @ the Drive-in theatre. Bring $7 to the EYC and we can drive over together to watch the Dark Night and Get Smart. Bring blankets! Or meet us over there at 8:00pm.

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Wed July 30:

1:00pm Ladies Regatta – Come down and sign up if you want to crew, skipper, or spectators join us and bring an appetizer to share!

!!!NO JUNIOR ACTIVITY THIS WEEK. BARN PARTY RESCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!

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Thurs July 31:

5:00pm – Evening Sail to Fred and Fuzzy’s. $30 including dinner. Enjoy a sunset dinner on the waterfront after an enjoyable sail. A learning experience!

5:30pm – FJ Races

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Fri August 1: EPHRAIM REGATTA

1:30pm Warm-up Race

2:30-7:00pm Registration for the 103rd Ephraim Regatta at the EYC visit http://www.EYC.org for a registration form, updates, and information about lodging.

6:00pm rain or shine Regatta Welcome Party Jay Lott’s House – 9910 Moeller Lane, Bailey’s Harbor. Games, Beer, Dinner, Margaritas, Music, Hot Tub. $10 Adults, $5 kids (under 12), all are welcome, all proceeds donated to the EYC.

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Sat August 2: EPHRAIM REGATTA

8:00-9:00am Registration at EYC (Complimentary Coffee and Donuts)

9:30am: Competitors’ Meeting at the EYC

10:30am Warning Signal for First Race; three races scheduled

6:00pm- BRAT FEST (Corn too mmmmmmm) @ Bill and Rosie Klein’s house 3282 Gibralter Road, Fish Creek

GET YOUR EYC GEAR AND REGATTA T-SHIRT!

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Sun Aug 3: EPHRAIM REGATTA

8:00am Complimentary Coffee and Donuts

10:00am: First Warning Signal; two races scheduled. No races are started after 1:30pm Awards and Trophies are awarded as soon as possible after the last race.

Questions regarding Regatta? Contact Jay Lott 414-322-7880

NO FJ RACES

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Posted by Jillian Brown – Activities Director

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NOTES:

-Please Share your summer 2008 EYC photos with Erika Gruner at k.gruner@comcast.net. She’ll post them to the EYC Gallery. Thanks! 847.878.5508

-Sitter Wanted!! July 28th through August 10, a couple of nights per week from only 7-10pm. Generous Pay! 5 kids in Sister Bay (12,11,9,8,7) Call Ann Meyer at 920.854.5623 or 314.578.5203

-Skipper Available! I love to sail! Give me a call. Christine Bridenhagen 920-854-5993 or 920-854-5306. Thanks!

-Crew Available! Very experienced sailor looking to crew for Regatta. Rich Hughes, 30, will be staying with yacht club member for regatta week. Call 920-839-1530.

THIS WEEK AT THE EYC – July 21st to July 27th 2008

Monday, July 21st, 2008

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Mon July 21:

9am and 1:30pm – Session C Lessons (week 2)

5:30pm – FS Races

7:00pm – Ladies Bunco – All are welcome to enjoy the game of Bunco. Great camaraderie and your favorite beverage
at the EYC. Bring $10. Questions contact Nancy Konecny at 920-621-2982.

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Tues July 22:

5:30pm – Opti Races

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Wed July 23:

5:00pm sharp! – Junior Activity! We’ll be headed to American Folklore Theatre to see “Lumberjacks in Love”

Details:  5:00pm (sharp!), pickup at 7:30pm. Dinner is not included.
Must sign up by 9:30am Tuesday, July 22! (To save a trip down to the yacht club– although we love to see you down here– feel free to call down and sign up via phone).
Please bring your exact ticket money to the EYC the night of the show and you’ll be given a ticket to get in.
Ticket prices: Adults $16         Teens (13-19) $7.50        Children (12+under) $4.50

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Thurs July 24:

4:30pm – FREE Racing Clinic with Racing Director, Liz Manley. Rules and Starts will be discussed. Juniors and Ladies – Come down to prepare for our upcoming regattas!

5:30pm – FJ Races

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Fri July 25:

No Special Events
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Sat July 26:

9:30am – FS Races

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Sun July 27:

9:30am skippers meeting, 10:00am start – Richie Hall Junior Flying Scot Regatta Awards Ceremony to follow.  We encourage kids of all ages to participate!

NO FJ RACES 

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Future Events to get on your calendar:

Teen Activity – Date, Time and Event TBA
Wed., Jul 30th – Ladies Regatta 5:00pm
Fri., Aug 1 – Regatta Welcome Party – 6:00pm @ Jay Lotts House

Saturday and Sunday! Ephraim Regatta!

Sat., Aug 2 – Brat Fest at the Klein’s

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Posted by Jillian Brown – Activities Director

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NOTES:

-Skipper Available! I love to sail! Give me a call. Christine Bridenhagen (820) 854-5993 or 854-5306. Thanks!

-Crew Available! Very experienced sailor looking to crew for
Regatta. Rich Hughes, 30, will be staying with yacht club member for
regatta week. Call 839-1530.

2009 FLYING SCOT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS – UPDATE – 2008

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

The EYC will host the largest event in its history, the Flying Scot
North American Championship regatta, from August 1 – 7, 2009.  Eighty
to one hundred Flying Scots from all over the United States and Canada
are expected to attend.  Besides being a lot of fun, this event will
introduce EYC members to a higher caliber of sailing competition, will
showcase Ephraim andDoor County as a premium racing venue, and will
allow all of us to make new friends in the Flying Scot class.

Racing will take place from Sunday, August 2, through Friday, August 7,
2009.  In addition, there will be several dinners and parties
throughout the event to which everyone is invited, including
non-competitors and non-EYC members.

In order to put on an event of the quality expected by our guests, a
lot of volunteers is needed to help with all aspects of this event
including:

* registration and measuring

* towing, safety/rescue, race committee, and other on-the-water jobs

* launching and recovery

* meals, events and hospitality

We particularly seek volunteers who can provide the following
equipment:  1) ATVs which can be equipped with trailer balls to launch
Flying Scots at the Firehouse ramp, and (2) powerboats for use in
towing, safety/rescue, race committee, and to carry judges, spectators
and photographers.

We also will need to house certain VIPs such as judges and race officers.

Finally, we are looking for photographers to document the event and make digital photos available to all.

If you wish to volunteer, please contact regatta Chairman Carol
Claypool at carolclaypool@msn.com or regatta Vice-Chairman Jay Lott at
jlott@reinhartlaw.com and put “NAC Volunteer” in the Subject line.
Because much of the planning needs to be accomplished this summer, we
need to identify our volunteers NOW so that we will be ready in 2009.
Please volunteer!

Posted by Carol Claypool and Jay Lott

FJ REGATTA Rescheduled to THIS SUNDAY 9:30am JULY 20th, 2008

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

Due to inclement weather the FJ regatta that was supposed to happen last Sunday will now be held this Sunday July 20th.  9:30 Skippers Meeting and a 10:00 Race Start.

Posted by Liz Manley

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR REGATTA WELCOME PARTY AUGUST 1, 2008

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Volunteers are needed to help out with the EYC’s second annual
Regatta Welcome Party on the evening of August 1. Volunteers are needed
for door duty, chef’s helpers, beer monitor, margarita mixer, and more.

Please volunteer an hour of your time to help with this
fast-becoming-legendary party. Volunteers will receive free admission.
To volunteer please contact Jay Lott at (414) 322-7880 or
jlott@reinhartlaw.com

Posted by Jay Lott

REGATTA WELCOME PARTY FRIDAY AUGUST 1, 2008

Monday, July 14th, 2008

Spread the word:  all EYC members and nonmembers are invited to attend the second annual Regatta Welcome Party on Friday, August 1.  The party begins at 6:00 P.M. and includes dinner, beer, maragaritas and soft drinks.

The menu will include goose bratwurst, barbequed pheasant, partridge and quail, smoked salmon, a fish fry, and some vegetarian side dishes.

There will also be volleyball, bocce ball, and horseshoe tossing to keep the kids amused.

The party is at Jay Lott’s house, located at 9910 Mueller Lane.  Directions from the EYC:  go two blocks south on Hwy. 42 to the intersection with Hwy. Q.  Turn left (east) on Hwy. Q and go 3 1/2 miles to Mueller Lane.  Turn right (south) on Mueller Lane.  The house is the only one on Mueller Lane.  Please park on the street.

Admission to the party is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  The party is a fundraiser for the EYC and all proceeds will be donated to the EYC.

Posted by Jay Lott

THIS WEEK AT THE EYC – July 14th to July 20th 2008

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

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Mon July 14:

9am and 1:30pm – Session C Lessons (week 1)

5:30pm – FS Races

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Tues July 15:

5:30pm – Opti Races

6:00pm – Our second TEEN NIGHT! Meet up with the instructors at the Sister Bay Sports Complex for some wiffleball/softball at 6:00pm. We’ll head over to Fred and Fuzzy’s at 7:15 to enjoy some live entertainment (The Nick’s!) and some dinner! Bring money for dinner. (Feel free to join us at Fred and Fuzzy’s if you aren’t up for wiffleball).

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Wed July 16:

6:00pm – First Mates Potluck, at the EYC. Enjoy a ladies night out at the EYC with great camaraderie and great food. Come down to the Club beforehand and sign up for a main dish, salad, wine, or dessert. Questions? Feel free to contact Jillian Brown at the EYC (920) 854-7107

NOTE – No Junior Activity Due to the Potluck, Back Next Week!

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Thurs July 17:

5:00pm – ADULT Sail to Fred and Fuzzy’s! A small group lesson (10 people) and an evening sail to FandF will leave the Club at 5:00pm with a cost of $30 per person. Sign up at the EYC. Questions? Contact Jillian Brown (920) 854-7107 or Ted Lott (Adult and Private Lessons Director).

5:30pm – FJ Races

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Fri July 18:

No Special Events
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Sat July 19:

9:30am – FS Races

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Sun July 20:

1:30pm – FJ Races
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Future Events to get on your calendar:

Sun Jul 27th – Ritchie Hall Junior FS Regatta

Wed. Jul 30th – Ladies Regatta

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Posted by Jillian Brown – Activities Director

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NOTES:

-Joanie Lewis Reports – The July 10th Founder’s Day Cookout was very enjoyable! At 6:00 the rain came down and chased many people away. A few stalwarts (20 of us) grilled burgers, sang Happy Birthday to EYC and enjoyed a delicious cake. More rain came down, but at 8:30, a beautiful Door County red sunset over Horseshoe concluded our gathering!

-Skipper Available! I love to sail! Give me a call. Christine Bridenhagen (820) 854-5993 or 854-5306. Thanks!

-Crew Available! Very experienced sailor looking to crew for Regatta. Rich Hughes, 30, will be staying with yacht club member for regatta week. Call 839-1530.

-For Sale! 2 tickets to Peninsula Players! Aug. 2nd 8 pm. “The Lady’s not for burning” $29 each. Row E middle Seats. Call Gail Sleeting for more information. (920) 854- 9755

-Dinghy for sale! 10 foot, laminated marine plywood and wood epoxy, inside and outside, with built-in flotation. Includes: 2.5 H.P Mercury Outboard: 1 pair of 7′ oars, blue sunbrella cover, 4 wheel dolly,k hoisting bridle, mooring lines, fenders, etc. $1500 OBO Contact Robert (Lal) Burridge (920) 854-9504

The EYC Community goes farther than Ephraim or EYC.org

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

Check out the new Community section of EYC.org. Are you a member of Facebook, want to view some pictures or maybe have some time to watch some video? After all that, join up and share you ideas, stories or just comments.

Check it out here: http://www.eyc.org/community/

Posted by David Sauter, Commodore

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.