Archive for August, 2010

Saturday September 4: Club Close Up Day

Monday, August 30th, 2010

All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help put away the clubhouse and equipment on Saturday, September 4 from 9 AM to noon.  Everyone who helps out is invited to a noon barbeque; the EYC will provide burgers, brats, hot dogs and buns; members should bring side dishes and their preferred beverage.

Come help put away the club and then share memories of another great EYC season!

EYC apparel chairman Susan Reynolds-Smith will be present, offering EYC apparel and EYC logo items for sale.

Upcoming Flying Scot Regattas

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Two well-know Flying Scot regattas will take place in September in Illinois.

The Glow-in-the-Dark Regatta will be hosted by the Clinton Lake Sailing Association September 24-26.  Clinton Lake is in central Illinois, near Champaign.  This is a casual and fun regatta.  Sailors can camp at the CLSA grounds, and the Friday night welcome-potluck-cookout party is a feast not to be missed!  EYC sailors who compete in this regatta should have lots of fun.  For more information, the Notice of Race, and a registration form see http://www.clsasailing.org/node/887

The annual Whale of a Sail Regatta, which includes Flying Scots, will be hosted by the Carlyle Sailing Association September 17-19.  The CSA is located approximately 1 hour’s drive east of St. Louis.  For more information, the Notice of Race, and registration form see http://www.csa-sailing.org/Welcome_to_CSA_files/Whale%20of%20a%20Sail%20NOR.pdf.  Like the Glow, the Whale is a fun regatta and inexpensive to attend because camping is available at an adjacent state park.

Annual Meeting Summary

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The annual meeting of the members of the EYC was Saturday, August 7. Highlights included:

Paul Pillat presented the Treasurer’s report. Paul said that after paying remaining obligations, the EYC should end its fiscal year on October 31 with approximately $50,000 cash to carry into next year.  This is roughly the same level of cash which the EYC carried from fiscal 2009 into fiscal 2010.

Commodore Marsella Fults gave the State of the Club address. Marsella reported the EYC is in very good shape due to the diligence and foresight of the board of Directors, members and many dedicated individuals that have volunteered countless hours. She thanked Alex Zalar for running a smooth and efficient operation this summer and for making the club a cool hang-out as well as a fine educational and racing facility.

Marsella thanked Rich Bierman for continuing to make the clubhouse a building we can all be proud of.  This year’s upgrades include a beautiful epoxy-coated floor downstairs and a cold water fountain.

Marsella reported that the EYC racing fleets are growing and racing participation is increasing.  Marsella thanked Joani Lewis and Carol Claypool for selecting great trophies for the season.

Marsella reported that the 105th Ephraim Regatta included thirty Flying Scots and six International 110s. We had a fun evening at Jay Lott’s Regatta Welcome Party was another successful fundraiser for the club, returning over $750 to the EYC to support the EYC charitable mission of sailing education and amateur sailing competition.

The EYC purchased four more used Lasers to make a total of six EYC-owned Lasers.  The Lasers have been very popular with adults and juniors alike.  Marsella reminded the members that the EYC is always happy to receive donations of any type of vessel. Marsella thanked Scott Pearson, Quinn Brennan and Jay Lott for overseeing the EYC fleet.

Membership chair Nancy Claypool reported that the EYC currently has 356 paid Family, Individual, Senior and Life members, in addition to many Student members.  There are 22 new members this year so far plus the annual crop of Student members.  Marsella thanked Nancy for the countless hours she spends keeping us organized.

Marsella reported that the EYC education program taught over 200 student sessions, an increase over 2009.  Education chair Donna Scattergood, Director Alex Zalar, and the staff of talented instructors have has worked hard to streamline the program and to make it one of the biggest and best programs in the Midwest.

Marsella reported on social events.  The EYC added two new events this year. Jack O’Rourke chaired a Fyr Bal Cookout where the guys grilled for everyone.  Jeff Steele and Kirk Scattergood organized a men’s night on the dock.  Both were very well attended and will become annual events.  We have youth activities for 3 different ages now, ably chaired by Laura O’Rourke, Liz Gheorghita and Duska Pearson.  Thanks a million to them and all their helpers for making summer in Door County even more fun.  Ladies’ Bunco continues, as well as a very active Bridge program.

Marsella thanked Susan Reynolds-Smith for the excellent EYC merchandise.  Susan’s merchandise sales have grown to be an important source of annual revenue for the EYC, as well out.

Marsella thanked Bjorn Hooper, who has served the club in countless ways this summer. She also mentioned the many areas in which Jay Lott has worked to improve the club and races, as well as taking on the communications to members.

Bill Klein reported that the 2010 Bratfest was a huge success. The Kleins were able to turn over more than $1500 in profit to the EYC!

EYC Director Alex Zalar gave a very comprehensive report about education and the staff. He is already looking ahead to 2011 and ways to improve our program.

Marsella thanked outgoing Board members: Scott Pearson, who has chaired the Equipment Committee; Quinn Brennan, who ably oversaw the clubhouse renovation along with many other jobs; Paul Pillat, who served as Treasurer for more years than we can count; and David Sauter, our wonderful Rear Commodore.

The members elected Heather Andersen, Kevin Harlan, Rick Hoyerman, and Deb Ritter as Directors for three-year terms.

Just for Fun Scot Races Tomorrow

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

The EYC will hold casual Flying Scot races (no prizes or trophies) tomorrow, Saturday August 21.  Meet at the EYC at 10:30 for an approximate 11:00 AM start.  A few EYC-owned Flying Scots will be available for the use of qualified members; boat draw at 10:30 AM.

EYC Scots and Flying Juniors are available for qualified members to sail during EYC open hours (weekdays 11-4, weekends 10-5) through Friday, September 3.

EYC Late Season Hours / Close-Up Day

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Beginning today, the EYC will be open weekdays from 11 AM to 4 PM and weekends from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Athough races and lessons are finished for the season, you can still swim from the pier, use the clubhouse facilities, and use the cranes and ramp to launch your boat.  A couple of EYC Flying Scots will be kept on the lifts for qualified members to use during open hours.  Instructor Olivia Demarinis (920) 421-1662.  is available by appointment to run “fun” races for groups of members who may wish to practice their racing.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 4.  Beginning at 9 AM we will put away the clubhouse and equipment for the winter.  All members are requested and encouraged to help — many hands will make light work.  We will plan to finish by noon and refresh ourselves with a potluck barbeque — the EYC will provide burgers, brats, and dogs, and members should bring other dishes and beverages.  See you there!

Follow the EYC Online

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Even when you are not at the EYC, you can follow the EYC online in a variety of ways.

The EYC’s website at www.eyc.org includes the “Dockside Blog” which has the latest EYC news and updates.

You can become a fan of the EYC on Facebook and follow the EYC on Twitter. For links go to www.eyc.org/channels

The EYC’s Dock Cam (which you can pan and scan online!) is also at www.eyc.org/channels. Look for your kids, check out the weather, make sure your boat is still on the pier, or just enjoy the relaxing Eagle Harbor view.

The EYC’s photo archive on Flickr, containing thousands of downloadable, printable photos going back to 2002, is accessible through www.eyc.org/channels. If you have photos which you would like to post in the EYC’s archive, e-mail them to admin@eyc.org. If they are too large to e-mail, contact admin@eyc.org for mailing instructions to send a CD.  All photos submitted become the property of the EYC.

2010 EYC Race Series Results

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The EYC has completed its season series racing.  Despite bad luck with the weather which caused more races than usual to be cancelled, the racing was competitive and racing participation was high.  For complete 2010 EYC race and regatta results go to www.eyc.org/racing

Saturday Flying Scot Series (14 competitors)
1st  Jay Lott
2nd Alex Zalar
3rd Jonathan Thomas

Saturday Optimist Series (20 competitors)
1st   Teddy Papenthien
2nd  Sydney Richter
3rd  Steven Richter

Sunday Flying Junior Series (7 competitors)
1st Will Gheorghita
2nd  Stefan Peterson
3rd  Erica Heidler

Sunday Laser Series (4 competitors)
1st Will Gheorghita
2nd Morgan Dykman
3rd Ally Dykman

Monday Flying Scot Series (10 competitors)
1st Jay Lott
2nd Ben Schallip
3rd  Dan Engelke

Tuesday Optimist Series (14 competitors)
1st  Will Gheorghita
2nd  Annika Pearson
3rd  Teddy Papenthien

Friday Flying Junior Series (19 competitors)
1st   Will Gheorghita
2nd  Stefan Peterson
3rd  Morgan Dykman

Friday Laser Series (12 competitors)
1st Isak Peterson
2nd Alden Crowe
3rd Jim Shatto

Congrats to all the series trophy winners and to everyone who competed!

Students, remember, racing is the best way to learn to be a better sailor.  And, the EYC has boats available free for qualified members to use in all its racing series.

Laser Name Auction Fundraiser Winners

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Thanks to the following persons who made winning bids in the EYC fundraising auction to name the EYC’s new Lasers:

Tom Sublewski
John Welch
Jamie Beaubien
Bjorn Hooper

Together the winning bidders have pledged a total of $800 to name four of our Lasers. Thanks again to Tom, John, Jamie and Bjorn!

2010 Regatta Results

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

The EYC has now completed its six (count ’em) annual regattas. Congrats to:

Fyr Bal Regatta: Winner Cain Goettelman with crew Seth Goettelman

Family Regatta: Winner Woody Heidler with crew Skip Heidler

Rich Hall Junior Regatta:

1st Will Gheorghita and Sam Moegenberg

2nd Stefan Peterson and Chris Bierman

3rd Teddy Papenthien and Tommy Papenthien

Optimist Regatta:

1st Teddy Papenthien

2nd Steven Richter

3rd Sydney Richter

4th Annika Pearson

5th Eric Hoyerman

Women’s Regatta:

1st Nancy Claypool, Carrie Berger, Joani Lewis

2nd  Sarah Lisle, Betsy Steele, Ruth Sauter

3rd Brittany Boughey, Gretchen Pearson, Olivia Demarinis, Kirstin Hooper

105th Ephraim Regatta

Vail Cup:  Larry Klick and crew James Williams

Charles Sauter Trophy:  Ryan Malmgren and crew Evan Malmgren

Sturgis Trophy:  Alden Crowe

Peder Knudsen Trophy:  Mike and Jennifer Faugust

Wisconsin Cup:  Ryan Malmgren and crew Evan Malmgren

Flying Scot Class:

1st Ryan Malmgren and Evan Malmgren

2nd Michael and Jennifer Faugust

3rd Jay Lott and David Sauter

4th Cain Goettelman and Seth Goettelman

5th Larry Klick and James Williams

110 Class

1st  John Huff and Mark Vanderberg

2nd  Nicholas Honor and Tim Smith

3rd  Julaine Eddy and Fred Eddy

Complete EYC series race and regatta results are at www.eyc.org/racing

Pictures from the Ephraim Regatta are located at the following sites:

Professional photos from Door County Photos (available for purchase): http://doorcountyphotos.zenfolio.com/p674319895

EYC Photo gallery:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections/

Flying Scot Midwest District Blog: http://midwestflyingscot.blogspot.com/

Photographer Doug Williams:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/flyingscotphotos/sets/72157624660831820/

EYC Annual Membership Meeting Saturday August 7

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

The annual meeting of EYC members will be at the EYC at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 7.  Members are encouraged and requested to attend, to provide input on the EYC and to make sure we have a quorum to elect some new Directors.  Thanks to the Directors who are finishing their three-year terms: Scott Pearson, Paul Pillat, David Sauter, and Donna Scattergood.

Nominated for new three year terms:  Heather Anderson, Kevin Harlan, Rick Hoyerman and Deb Ritter.

Commodore’s Party update: At the party, Bill Ross, a representative of US Sailing, will present the EYC with US Sailing’s 2009 One Design Regatta of the Year Award, recognizing the EYC’s outstanding effort in hosting the Flying Scot North American Championship last year.

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.