Archive for June, 2010

July 1 Teen Activity: Pontoon Ride to Nicolet Bay

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

EYC Teens are invited on a pontoon boat trip to Nicolet Bay on Thursday, July 1, from 4 PM until 6 PM. Meet at the Ephraim Firehouse Marina at 4 PM. We will ride over to Nicolet Bay, anchor and swim. Bring a bottle of soda or water, a bag of snacks to share, sunscreen and a towel. Pick up will be back at the Firehouse Marina at 6 PM. Participants should sign up on the sheet on the EYC bulletin board by 4 PM on Wednesday June 30. Or, phone the EYC and ask the EYC staff to put your name on the sign-in sheet.

EYC Teen Activities are open to all who have completed seventh grade.

Junior Bunco and World Cup Brackets

Monday, June 28th, 2010

EYC juniors are invited to play Bunco at the EYC on Wednesday, June 30, from 6 PM until 8 PM.

Bunco is a simple dice game that is easy to learn. There is no cost or entry fee for Junior Bunco. Prizes include gift certificates from favorite local businesses. Grand Prize is a half hour trip for the winner and three friends in Captain Ben’s boat in Eagle Harbor. (PFDs must be worn.)

As an added bonus, we will have a World Cup soccer pool. Anyone who wants to play should bring $1.00 and their soccer prognostication skills. One entry per person.

Junior activities are open to all who have completed First Grade.

Parents: If your child is participating in junior activities, please volunteer to help with Junior Activities! To volunteer or for more information contact Youth Activities chairperson Liz Gheorghita

Bunco is Back on Mondays at the EYC!

Friday, June 25th, 2010

By popular demand, Ladies Bunco is back at the EYC on Monday nights!

Every Monday through August 9, Bunco will begin at 6:30 PM, except that on July 12 there will be no Bunco. Participants should bring $10 and their own beverages. Prizes will be gift certificates to local businesses.

For more information contact Laura O’Rourke (312) 953-8320

Saturday June 26: Opening Social and Marine Rummage Sale

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Several events will take place at the EYC Saturday, June 26:

The EYC’s Opening Social will kick off the 2010 season beginning at 6:00 P.M. Bring a hors d’oeuvre to share. The EYC will provide wine and soft drinks. This event is only for adult EYC members and their guests, and EYC staff. Also, please no dogs at the Opening Social. See you there!

The EYC’s first Marine Rummage Sale and Swap will take place from 9 A.M. to noon. Bring any marine items that you don’t have a need for, or have outgrown, and find someone who needs them. Earn some cash while catching up with your EYC friends! Everyone will tag and sell their own items. If you are willing to donate gently used life jackets and sailing shoes, especially in kid sizes, Duska Pearson will handle the sale and swap of these, with leftovers and proceeds going to EYC. This event is open to the public so invite your friends, even if they are not EYC members. The Marine Rummage Sale is a great chance to equip your kids for sailing lessons. For more information contact Deanna Peterson or Duska Pearson

Members attending the Opening Social and the Marine Rummage Sale are reminded of the EYC’s Parking Policy, which can be viewed at Please be safe, and respect your fellow EYC members and our neighbors at the Ephraim Yacht Harbor, by following the Parking Policy. Thanks!

EYC Junior Bowling!

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

For the first Junior Activity of 2010, EYC juniors will meet at the Sister Bay Bowl at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, June 23, for EYC Junior Bowling!

Juniors who have completed first grade and older are welcome to attend. Each junior should bring $6.

Parents: please pick up your juniors from the Bowl promptly at 7:30 PM.

As always, additional vounteers to help with Junior Activities are very welcome. Parents, if your child participates in Junior Activities, please volunteer! The EYC holds junior activities every Wednesday throughout the summer season.

For more information contact Youth Activities Committee member Laura O’Rourke (312) 953-8320.

EYC Sailors Dominate Flying Scot Midwest District Championship Regatta

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

EYC sailors dominated the Flying Scot Midwest District Championship Regatta, hosted June 12-13 by the Medicine Lake Sailing Club, Plymouth, Minnesota.

EYC member Ryan Malmgren with crew Carrie Carpenter was first with finishes of 2-1-3-1-1.  EYC member Cain Goettelman with crew Seth Goettelman gave Malmgren a run for his money with finishes of 1-3-2-2-6.  EYC members Jay Lott and Dave Sauter were seventh.

The EYC’s combined 1-2-7 finish was easily enough to win the so-called “Fleet 135 Trophy,” awarded to the fleet with the best three combined finishes in the regatta.  This is the second year in a row that the EYC has won the trophy.

For complete results see

Fyr Bal Activities at the EYC This Weekend

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

The EYC has a full calendar of fun activities planned for Fyr Bal weekend!

The EYC’s annual Fyr Bal Regatta in Flying Scots begins at 10:00 AM Saturday June 19.

The first annual “Men’s Fyr Bal Cookout” will begin at 6:00 PM Saturday.  All EYC members and their guests are invited (not just men).  Brats and burgers will be provided and grilled by the men.  Bring a side dish and beverage of choice.  Questions?  Contact event chairman Jack O’Rourke

Ephraim’s Fyr Bal festival includes the traditional lighting of bonfires around the harbor at 8:30 PM, followed by fireworks.  The EYC’s bleachers on the EYC pier are a great place to watch both!  For a complete calendar of all Fyr Bal events, go to

Don’t forget the EYC’s regular weekend racing schedule:  FJs and Lasers on Friday evening, Optimists on Saturday afternoon, FJs on Sunday afternoon.  Parents: encourage your kids to race — it’s the best way to get better at sailing faster!

First First Mate Meeting Monday June 21

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Calling All First Mates!

The initial First Mates coffee meeting will be at the EYC on Monday, June 21 at 9:30 AM. Come see all your friends and find out what is on tap for this summer.  Bring your calendars so you won’t miss anything!

Bunco will NOT start on June 21.  Please watch the EYC website for the Bunco start date and other First Mate activities.

All EYC women are encouraged to join the First Mates!

Posted by Nancy Pillat, First First Mate

EYC Classified Advertisements

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The EYC now has its own classified advertisements.  Members can post advertisements in four categories:  For Sale, Items Wanted, Skippers Seeking Crew, and Crew Available.  The classifieds are a Facebook discussion page, so you must be a Facebook member to use the classifieds (it’s free!).  Juniors looking to crew in races:  this is where you can let skippers know of your availability.

Members can still post a handwritten notes on the EYC’s clubhouse bulletin board, as well.

To view the EYC online Classifieds, go to!/board.php?uid=44558737326

EYC Featured in Scots ‘n’ Water

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

The EYC was featured in two articles in the latest issue of Scots ‘n’ Water, the news magazine of the Flying Scot Sailing Association.  See

With all the great publicity arising out of the EYC’s successful hosting of the 2009 Flying Scot North American Championship regatta, the EYC is expecting a big turnout at this year’s Ephraim Regatta, July 30 through August 1.

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.