Archive for March, 2010

Looking for a Few Good Race Committee Men and Women – 2010

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

The EYC wants to create a “home-grown” pool of trained and certified race committee personnel, in order to continue to improve the quality of race management during the Ephraim Regatta.  Race management is challenging and can be a rewarding hobby for people who like to get out on the water in powerboats and not just cruise around aimlessly in circles, but actually DO something.  If you are interested in being trained as a race management official, contact Jay Lott, EYC Race and Regatta Chairman, as soon as possible at .  The EYC will pay for US Sailing certification courses for the right candidate(s).  You don’t have to be an experienced sailor or racer in order to be a race official (although it helps).  For the forseeable future, EYC staff will continue to run all series races and all regattas except the Ephraim Regatta.

Posted by Jay Lott, Racing Chair

Learn To Sail in 2010 – Enrollment OPEN

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

We have such a wonderful opportunity at EYC for all ages to learn to sail or to improve your sailing skills. Join Us!

Once again, we are offering both adult and youth sailing lessons for all skill levels. From sailing camp, for those who have finished first grade, through Levels I-IV, to adult group and private lessons, to Advanced Racing Tactics (ART) and Day Cruising for Fun, there is a course for everyone!

Youth lessons are two weeks in length and are either in the morning or the afternoon. Adult group lessons are now one week in length in the afternoon; and our cruising course is offered in two week sessions in the afternoons.

All EYC instructors are US Sailing Certified and enthusiastic to share their love of the sport. Scholarships are available as well — see Quinn Brennan or Donna Scattergood.

What a great way to make memories! Gather up your hat, sunglasses, PFD and a willingness to learn to “dance with the wind.”

Don’t wait! Our experience is that spaces fill quickly. More details and Sign up is available on line at

Posted by:  Donna Scattergood, Education Chair

Instructor Applications for 2010 Season

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

We are in the process of staffing sailing instructors and junior instructors for summer 2010. If you wish to be considered, please submit a request, along with your resume, to In particular, list your sailing experience, what you will do to make the sailing program better, and whether you are US Sailing Level I certified.

Posted by Marsella Fults, George Kraemer and David Sauter

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.