Archive for August, 2009

A little Labor Day Labor at the EYC – 2009

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

All hands on Deck to help close down the club.  Keeping the EYC open later this season was a BIG Hit.  We will try and manage it next year as well.  Because we did, our Instructor team is almost all gone and thus we, the membership,  need to finish putting the Club to bed for the season.  Join your leadership, bring your gloves and a smile on Labor Day Sept. 7th at 8am.  With enough hands we will make short order of the work, then hang out and cook the hot dogs and burgers the Instructors left for us!  Thank you in advance if you can join us even for just a bit!

Posted by Marsella Fults, Commodore; George Kraemer, Vice Commodore; Rich Bierman, Clubhouse Chair; David Sauter, Rear Commodore

“Glow II” Regatta September 26-27, 2009

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

The Clinton Lake Sailing Association will host its annual “Glow II” Flying Scot regatta September 26-27 in Clinton, IL (near Champaign).  This is always a fun and well-attended event, which EYC Flying Scot sailors should consider attending.  For more information see

Posted by Jay Lott, Fleet Captain

Youth Sailing Adventure Camp: Limited Availability – 2009

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Join us for Youth Sailing Adventure Camp next Tuesday and Wednesday (August 25-26) from 10am-3pm.  We will explore some of these area attractions by boat; Nicolet Bay, Horseshoe Island, Eagle Bluff, Ephraim Beach, Fred and Fuzzy’s, and Pebble Beach.  Bring a sack lunch on Tuesday and money for lunch (or a sack lunch if you prefer) on Wednesday.  The cost is $95.  Call Allison at 214-675-2075 to reserve a spot.  All skill levels welcome!  Limited Availability so call to reserve a spot!

Posted by:  Allison Chase, Club Director

Post Season Announcements from Allison – 2009

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

-Don’t forget that the club is open from 10am-5pm Wednesday through Sunday through August 30th.  The club is also open labor day weekend.  Come take out a boat or use the facilities.

-Races (FS or FJ) will be held Saturday August 22 and 29th and September 5th.  Skipper’s meeting at 10am with races beginning at 10:30am.  (Note time change from regular Saturdays.)

-Private individual or private group lessons available.  Call Allison Chase at 214-675-2075 or 920-854-7107 to schedule.

Posted by:  Marsella Fults, Commodore

The EYC is OPEN through Labor Day!!! – 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

The Club says:  “Come down and use me, or some of my boats or take some lessons or how about some fun racing!!!”

We have the team so the club will stay open for private lessons and club boat check-out all next week and from Wednesday through Sunday each week through the end of August. We will also have staff available on Labor Day weekend.

Contact Allison Chase for lessons or to reserve a boat by calling the club (854-7107) or her cell phone (214-675-2075)

Help us prove that there are still EYC members in DC through Labor Day!!!  Summer doesn’t have to be over!

Posted by:  Marsella Fults, Commodore & Allison Chase, Post Season Director

Amazing Art Installation by one of our own – 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Dan Engelke, an EYC member and retired professor from Purdue University, has installed a 20+ piece kinetic sculpture on the shore and in the water of Tennison Bay (located at the northwest end of Peninsula State Park, off of Shore Road, near the Eagle Bluff lighthouse).  Entitled “Wood Wind”, each piece is lit at night by attached solar-powered LED lights.  Engelke’s work has been described as resembling a regatta, with the tall, narrow sculptures placed progressively further apart as they go toward the horizon.

The artist chose Tennison Bay due to the repetition of the pattern of land and water in the view toward the Strawberry Islands.  “Wood Wind” is the sixth in a series of water based scuptural installations displayed thoughout the Midwest.  Park visitors may receive a closer viewing of the anchored sculptures by kayak and other small water craft.  The sculptures will be in place at Tennison Bay until August 28th.

On August 14th at the Peninsula Art School, there will be an artist panel discussion at 5:00 pm, followed by a reception from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Posted by:  Marsella Fults, Commodore

EYC hits a home run on the Flying Scot NAC regatta – 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Last week’s Flying Scot North American Championship regatta was a terrific success.  Competitors, race officials, partygoers and Flying Scot Sailing Association officials were unanimous in their praise of the organization, teamwork and hospitality displayed by EYC members, volunteers and staff and by residents of the Village of Ephraim.

We were blessed with five days of good sailing weather in six days of racing and during each of the four parties.

EYC’s juniors particularly distinguished themselves.  Woody Heidler with crew Murphy Zingsheim and Forest Gmitro were third overall in the Junior NAC, qualified for the Championship fleet, and even led one Championship race at the windward mark.  A picture of Woody, Murphy and Forest is currently featured on the FSSA homepage at Four other EYC juniors competed in the Junior NAC.  Christian Pillat with crew Julian Slagter also qualified for the Championship fleet.  EYC instructor Alison Chase with crew Liz Gheorghita and Margaret Gheorghita were second in the Women’s NAC, including winning the first race.  For more race results see .

Many thanks to all EYC members who volunteered their time and energy to make the NAC a success.  Watch the next issue of the Eagle’s Cry for more on the NAC.

Posted by:  Jay Lott, NAC Vice Chair

Free O’Pen Bic “Un-Regatta” August 22 in Fond du Lac – 2009

Monday, August 10th, 2009

EYC juniors who live within driving distance of Fond du Lac, WI should consider participating in the first annual Lake Winnebago O’Pen Bic un-Regatta on Saturday, August 22.

The regatta will take place at Wind Power in Fond du Lac, WI.  The races will take place off Roosevelt County Park which is right across the street from Wind Power.    Registration will be from 10 to 11 am.  Skippers meeting at 11:15 and racing will follow at noon.  The last race will not start after 4:00 pm.
Races will consist of  course racing, slalom racing and a freestyle competition, but this is an “un-Regatta” so the emphasis will be on fun.

There is no entry fee if you pre-register.   After Aug.20th the entry fee will be $15.  A limited number of charter boats will be available for free if you pre-register.   Pre-registration ends Aug. 20th, after that charters are $15. You can pre-register by calling Kevin at Wind Power 920-922-2550.  Or you can e-mail

The charter boats will be for sale after this event.    Sunday Aug.23rd will be a rain or no-wind date.  Times will remain the same for Sunday.  Free camping is available in Wind Power’s back yard.  Questions, please call Kevin 920-251-1002.  Go to for directions and a map.

Posted by:  Jay Lott, Regatta and Racing 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.