Archive for April, 2011

New Old Photos in the EYC Photo Archive

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The EYC thanks Skip Heidler, who sent in ten photos of EYC activities and people from what looks like the early-to-mid 1970s.  The photos have been uploaded to the EYC’s photo site and can be viewed at

Thousands of photos in the EYC’s Flickr photo archive can be viewed any time at  If you are an EYC member, you are probably pictured there somewhere!

You can help build the EYC’s photo archive by going to the EYC’s photo archive and captioning the pictures.  Who is in them?  What’s happening?  Future EYC members want to know!  (You need a Yahoo! password to do this, but if you don’t have one you can create one when you write your first caption.)

If you have digital photos which should be in the EYC’s photo archive, you can e-mail them to  Or, just post your EYC photos to the EYC’s Facebook wall at

We especially appreciate receiving scanned copies of photos from the pre-digital age.

Peter Walch

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

We have received the sad news that longtime EYC member Peter V. Walch, 74, of Naples, FL, Ephraim, WI, and formerly of Deerfield, IL passed away peacefully on March 6, 2011 at Physician’s Regional Hospital in Naples.

He leaves his wife, Judy; sons, Peter and Kevin; and four grandchildren.

An obituary is at

The EYC Seeks Two Used Lasers

Monday, April 25th, 2011

The EYC wants to increase the size of its Laser fleet from six to eight.  The EYC seeks to buy two used Lasers before the beginning of the 2011 season.

If you know of anyone with a used Laser for sale which is in sailable condition, please contact EYC Equipment Committee Chairman Rick Hoyerman

Or, if you have a Laser which you would like to donate to the EYC, contact Rick or EYC Commodore Marsella Fults   The EYC also appreciates the donation of Laser parts and spars.

Remember, your donation to the EYC is tax-deductible.

Latest Scots ‘n’ Water Available Online

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

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

If you are a Scot sailor but not already a member of the FSSA, consider joining.  A strong class association helps maintain a strong one-design class which helps maintain the value of your Flying Scot.  To join the FSSA, go to

The EYC’s Fleet 44 is one of the oldest fleets in the FSSA, dating back to the early 1960s.

2011 EYC Schedule Available Now

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The EYC has published the final version of its 2011 schedule.  You can view it at

All your favorite EYC social and sailing events are there, including lessons, weekly racing, six regattas, and eleven parties, socials, coffees, and cookouts.  Be sure to mark your favorite EYC events on your own calendar!

Spring 2011 Eagle’s Cry Available Now

Monday, April 18th, 2011

The Spring 2011 issue of the Ephraim Yacht Club newsletter, the “Eagle’s Cry,” is available online now at

A hard copy of the Eagle’s Cry is also being mailed to all EYC members (except Student members).

Beginner Sailing Lessons for Teens

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The EYC offers beginner sailing lessons to children who have at least completed first grade.

The EYC has received inquiries from parents who have teenagers who want to take beginner sailing lessons with their peers rather than being placed in lessons with our younger beginner sailors.

The EYC is considering offering separate beginner classes for teenagers.  If there is enough interest, we would offer a separate Level I beginner class to students who have completed 7th grade or higher.  This Level I class would be taught in  the afternoons during Session C (July 4-15).  A Level II class for teens would be taught in the afternoons during Session D (July 18-29), for which completion of Level I or the equivalent would be a prerequisite.

If you would consider enrolling your teen in either or both of these classes, please send an e-mail to, so that the EYC can gauge the level of interest and decide whether to offer such classes.

For more information about the EYC’s lesson program, go to

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.