Archive for March, 2011

Have You Renewed Your EYC Membership?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Family, Senior and Single Members:  If you have already renewed your EYC membership, thank you!

In order to ensure you are listed in the EYC’s 2011 printed membership directory, your membership renewal must be postmarked by April 1 and accompanied by the correct payment.

Membership renewal notices were mailed to all Family, Senior and Single members on December 30, 2010.  If you have not received your renewal notice, if you have misplaced it, or if you have any questions, please contact Membership Chairman Nancy Claypool  (504) 593-0875

Student members can renew their memberships online when they sign up for 2011 lessons by going to

Latest Scots ‘n’ Water Available Online

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The latest issue of Scots ‘n’ Water, the newsmagazine of the Flying Scot Sailing Association, is available online at

This issue includes an account of the 2010 Atlantic Coast Championship regatta, where the EYC’s Ryan Malmgren finished second, and an article on how to recover from a capsize.  As always, the magazine includes a long list of Flying Scots for sale at a variety of price points, including a like-new boat in Ephraim, and one in Sturgeon Bay for an asking price of ony $3000.

If you sail Flying Scots but are not a member of the FSSA, consider joining today — go to

Dry Slips Available for 2011

Monday, March 21st, 2011

The EYC offers dry slips on its pier to members for rent on a weekly or season-long basis.  Slips are available for all of the EYC’s sailboat classes, including Flying Scots, Optimists, and Lasers. 

At this time, some dry slips are available on a first-come-first-served basis, even if you were not a slipholder in 2010.  For more information on slip pricing, and to view the EYC slip allocation policy, go to  To receive a 2011 application and slip lease form, contact EYC Commodore and Slip Czar Marsella Fults

You Can Still Name One of the EYC Lasers

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Thanks again to EYC members Tom and Liz Sublewski, Bjorn and Kitty Hooper, and Kurt and Sue Zingsheim, each of who has donated $200 to the EYC in order to be able to name one of the EYC Lasers; double thanks to EYC member John Welch who donated $400 to name TWO Lasers.

That leaves one EYC Laser still unnamed with the 2011 season approaching.  You too could name an EYC Laser for only $200!

If you want to name the last EYC Laser, send a check for $200, payable to the Ephraim Yacht Club, to Jay Lott, 9910 Mueller Lane, Bailey’s Harbor, WI 54202  Include your suggested name (18 characters maximum).  The first check received will name the Laser; all other checks will be returned.

The EYC is Looking for Senior Staff

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

EYC members – please help spread the word:  The EYC is taking applications for senior instructor / staff for the summer of 2011.  We have several positions available.  You do not have to be an EYC member to apply for these positions.

To be considered for this job, applicants who have not previously worked on the EYC staff must have completed their freshman year of college by June, 2011.

The position is full-time and salaried.  Duties are primarily teaching junior sailors in the EYC’s large program (200+ students over the course of the summer and aprx. 14 instructors), but other duties may be involved, including general clubhouse duties and running races.  Desired start date is June 4, 2011 and the commitment is typically for 10 weeks, but start date and number of weeks may be adjusted by mutual agreement.

US Sailing Level I instructor certification is required.  CPR and First Aid certifications are required (it is possible that the EYC may provide CPR and/or First Aid seminars for instructors at the beginning of the employment period.)   The EYC reimburses instructors for the Level I Certification tuition at the completion of the instructor’s committed term of employment at the EYC.  Applicants should be experienced dinghy sailors.

College racing experience is preferred but not required.  US Sailing Level II instructor certification is helpful but not required.

Base salary is $445 / week plus $15 / week for each year of college sailing team participation.  Instructors with US Sailing Level II certification earn an additional $25/week.

Applicants who can provide their own housing in the Ephraim area are preferred.  Successful applicants who do not have housing in the Ephraim area will be housed at no charge by EYC members.

An applicant should have a cheerful, helpful, customer-oriented attitude.

Please send your resume, the dates you are available to work, and why you would like to be considered, to Commodore Marsella Fults

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.