Archive for June, 2009

Early Registration Deadline for NAC is July 7 – 2009

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

If you plan to race in the Flying Scot North American Championships, you can save money by making sure your registration form and payment are mailed before July 7. Entries postmarked through July 7 are entitled to an early registration discount of up to $50. For a copy of the Registration Form, go to

Posted by Jay Lott, NAC Vice-Chair

SPECIAL EVENT – Peterson’s Lake Superior Cruising Adventure – Friday July 3rd 7-8pm – 2009

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Come and hear the tales from the Peterson Family’s 65-day voyage in Lake Superior. Learn about preparation, techniques and scheduling that went into the trip. Join us in the Club’s Trophy Room on Friday, July 3rd from 7 to 8 pm. Hear the stories and see the photos. Please bring your own beverage and a dessert to pass.

Posted by John Peterson, Skipper and Deanna Peterson, Admiral

IMPORTANT – New Parking Policy – 2009

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

As you all know we have very limited
parking resources next to the club. However we can park just one block
away at the village lot. There ae times when it gets very congested
and very unsafe arond the club so we ask you to please read and follow
the New Parking Policy. Also please leave the spaces at the club open
for our more Senior members. It is a short healthy walk from the
village lot. Thank youEYC PARKING POLICY

• If the EYC spots are taken, then you must park at the village lot. NO EXCEPTIONS.

• The south spot in EYC parking is reserved for short term
loading and unloading of gear. Please unload, then move the car to the
village parking.

• No dropping off kids for lessons at the top of the driveway. It gets too congested and is a major safety concern.

• No EYC member should ever park in a Reserved EYH parking spot unless it is their parking space as an EYH member.

• No EYC member should ever come down the driveway except when dropping off or picking up a boat.

• Just because others break these rules does not give anyone the
right to follow bad behavior. We will occasionally have a parking
attendant. Be courteous as they are only doing their job.


• Our merchandise chair has clearance to park at the bottom of the drive as close to the water and anchor as possible.

• Projects requiring a vehicle are permitted but should be parked on the concrete in front of the clubhouse.

• Picking up or dropping off boats but need to keep the driveway clear

Posted by David Sauter, Commodore

Register now for the Ephraim Regatta, July 25 or 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

There will always be an Ephraim Regatta! This year’s regatta is a single day, Saturday July 25 (or Sunday July 26 in the event of bad weather on July 25).

The early registration deadline for the Ephraim Regatta is July 8. Register now to save money! For a copy of the registration form, Notice of Race and for additional information, go to

Poste by Jay Lott – Racing and Regatta Chair

A Few Good Men… or Women! – 2009

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

We are looking for a few good men or women who can weild a hammer, drill a straight hole and align a corner. We are constructing two 16 foot floating docks, we have all the parts and hardware but need a some handy folks to volunteer a few hours to help assemble. George Kraemer is the lead with assistance from Rich Bierman, they will coordinate the time and day when we have our crew. We only need 3-4 to complete the work. Please reply if you can help, these guys have put in so many hours and this will help them complete all the big 2009 dock projects. Heave Ho!

Posted by David Sauter, Commodore

July 1 Deadline to Join FSSA for NAC Skippers – 2009

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Flying Scot class rules require that any skipper who will race in the Flying Scot North American Championship regatta must be an Active, Life, Junior, Club or Family member of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (“FSSA”) and must pay 2009 dues by July 1.

Skippers who are lottery winners and have been awarded an EYC club boat to sail in the NAC Championship August 3-7 must also join the FSSA by July 1.

LATE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE APPROVED BY FSSA FOR THE NAC. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE if you are going to compete, we strongly recommend that you join FSSA in order to keep your options open.

Exception: If you are ONLY going to skipper in the Juniors or Women’s NAC Championships (which will be held the afternoon of Sunday, August 2), and you will NOT skipper in the NAC Championship from August 3-7, the deadline for joining FSSA is August 2, 1100 hours.

To join the FSSA go to

Crew are not required to be FSSA members, only skippers.

Posted by: Jay Lott – Racing & Regattas Chair

URGENT – JUNE 15 is the Deadline to register for a club F/S for the NAC – 2009

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

FINAL REMINDER – The deadline is Monday, June 15 to register for the lottery to get the use of an EYC-owned boat in the Flying Scot NAC regatta in August. To register, you must call or e-mail Deanna Peterson (, Winter phone 414-352-3678, cell phone 920-421-1385) or sign up at EYC. There are two lotteries: 1) Junior Championship and Women’s Championship, and 2) NAC Championship. Let Deanna know which Championships you want to enter.

Posted by Jay Lott – Racing & Regatta Chair

DOCK CAM is Live! – 2009

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Many of us cannot get down to the club everyday, but now you can see what is going on.  We have added a live DOCK CAM at

Just click on the link on the HomePage and it will launch.  You can even play with the controls!  For all us Dads stuck at work during the week, have fun checking out what your kids are up to.

Posted by:  David Sauter, Commodore & Rich Bierman, Clubhouse Chair

2009 Flying Scot Midwestern Championships – Lake Delavan, WI – July 10-12, 2009

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

EYC sailors are encouraged to compete in the 2009 Flying Scot
Midwestern Championship Regatta, to be held July 10-12 at Delavan Lake
Yacht Club (near Lake Geneva).  Our own Wisconsin Cup is among the
trophies awarded at this regatta, so we need a lot of EYC sailors there
to win it for the EYC!

Notice of Race and Registration Packet (includes Custom T-shirt order form):    FS Midwest Districts Packet

At least two EYC boats will be attending – let’s make it more.  See you there!

Posted by:  Jay Lott, Fleet Captain

Thank You and Call for Able Hands – 2009

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the many helping hands we had for Clean-up on Saturday.  We met with Alex, Julian and Ben last evening and they were much appreciative of the head start we gave them on opening up the club.

That said, calling any able hands, if you have a few hours and are handing with a rag, or hammer or brush we have a number of projects that can be forwarded much quicker with extra help.  Here are some things we have in process:  touch up painting, sign painting on dock, boat repair, cleaning, cleaning and cleaning, floating dock construction, gardening and much more.  So, if you are inclined to lend a hand reply to this email with your contact info and we will forward to the appropriate party.  If you just find yourself with some time, stop down and ask what you can help with, we have a great crew who I guarantee are a joy to get to know.

Cheers, Summer has begun – 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.