Archive for May, 2009

Don’t Forget Open and Clean-up Tomorrow Morning at 9am – 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009

We are light on committments for tomorrow morning.  Please try and join us at the club.  Remember many hands make light work!

Posted by David Sauter, Commodore

All Hands on Deck, Clean-up this Saturday 9am – 2009

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

Summer is finally here and we need to open and clean our club!  We are mustering the troops this Saturday, May 30 starting at 9am.  Hopefully we can get everything done by noon if we have enough volunteers.  Many hands make light work!

Rich Bierman has done a great job getting organized and will have our lists ready to get to it.  We will move the boats out of the clubhouse then primarily clean the place from top to bottom.  If we have 15 to 20 people we can get everything completed.  Bring your gloves, favorite rags, a bucket, maybe a broom.  Don’t forget to grab your neighbors and friends!

Please reply to this email if you are for sure coming so we can get a rough count.  If you have questions feel free to reply as well.

I think you will be surprised by the enhancments that have happened over the winter!

Posted by Rich Bierman & David Sauter

NAC’s – Come on Board for Weights & Measures – 2009

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Weights and Measures Committee seeking fun, sailing oriented volunteers.  Looking for a few great sail enthusiasts!

Background: EYC is hosting the Flying Scot North American Championships for 2009. As a One-Design class boat, all FS boats must meet the specifications of the FS class to participating in the NACs.  The weights and measures committee has the “weighty” role of making sure all boats meet these specifications.  All club boats must be weighed, safety checked and sails measured. All other boats are assigned to one of any of these three specification checks.

Needed: The W & M committee requests your help and invites you to have fun too.  We need people to help staff the various “checkpoints” of this weights and measures process.  Training will be provided, experience is not necessary.  This is a great way to meet many terrific sailors and to get a look at some smooth sailing boats — up close and personal!

Of Note: your volunteer obligations are completed before the races begin!  All club and local boats are checked in the weekend of the EYC regatta, and if necessary, during the week between the regatta and NACs.  Other boats are checked in on Saturday and Sunday prior to ANCs, August 1&2.  You need not be available for the whole time.

All Hands On Deck!  Let Donna Scattergood know ASAP if you are interested in being a part of this committee. We can sure use your help.

Posted by:  Donna Scattergood, Chair, Weights and Measures Committee, NACs 2009

Spring Eagle’s Cry RELEASED – 2009

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

The season is almost upon us, get into the swing with the newest Eagle’s Cry, view it online now.  It will arrive shortly in the mail.

Thank you so very much to Deb Ritter and Alison
Tatlow as our new Editors of the Eagle’s Cry.  We also thank all the contributors of articles and pictures.

Enjoy the read!

Posted by:  David Sauter, Commodore

EYC needs 2 vehicles for NAC – 2009

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Please help us provide efficient hospitality to our out of town guests!  We need to borrow two vehicles to use at the Firehouse Ramp during the NAC from August 1 through 7, to launch and recover Flying Scots belonging to visiting sailors.  If you have an appropriate vehicle which you can lend, please contact Carol Claypool at (336) 306-4898.  The ideal vehicles will be small and light but powerful enough to handle Scots on the ramp, will be equipped with automatic transmission and a trailer hitch on which can be installed a 1 7/8″ ball.  Four wheel drive is not necessary.  Examples of apopropriate vehicles include:  ATVs or 4-wheeler utility vehicles; small Jeeps; compact tractors; skid steers with fork-mounted balls; or compact pickup trucks with the gate removed for visibility.  Sorry, we can’t use hatch or lift back vehicles, SUVs, large pick up trucks or jacked up vehicles.  The EYC will make sure your vehicle is returned in the same condition and fully fueled.
Posted by Carol Claypool, NAC Chair

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.