Archive for July, 2013

How to help your child succeed in sailboat racing / Ephraim Regatta volunteers still needed

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Dear EYC parents,

The EYC’s Optimist Regatta on July 20-21 provided an instructive example of healthy parental involvement in junior sailing.

Jim and Erika Zaiser of the Pine Lake Yacht Club traveled over 3 hours to the EYC so that their three junior racers could compete in the Optimist Regatta. They brought their three privately owned Optimists. Jim and Erica helped their children launch their boats, made sure everything was rigged correctly, and spent almost the entire regatta on the water providing between-race assistance and coaching to their children.

Are doing doing everything you should to help your child race successfully?

Jim and Erika’s sons finished first and fourth in the Optimist Regatta.   Jim and Erica’s daughter didn’t place high; in fact, she chose not to race the first day, but on the second day she decided it would be more fun to race with the other kids, and she didn’t finish last.

Junior racing success doesn’t necessarily mean winning.  A child is racing successfully if he or she is having fun, learning, and improving.  The Zaisers did everything they could to help their children race successfully.  Are you doing everything you can?

Yours in wind and water,

Jay Lott, EYC Education Chairman

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We still need a few more volunteers for the Ephraim Regatta August 3 and 4:

— We need someone young and strong to ride on one of the mark boats to set and haul anchors

—  We need someone to greet sailors and hand out registration packets from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 3.

—  We need someone to greet arriving sailors and assist with launching and recovery at the Firehouse Ramp

—  We could use one more competent powerboater to drive a safety / tow boat; you can provide yourself and your boat, or you can drive one of the EYC’s powerboats.

If you would like to volunteer for any of the above please contact dockside@eyc.org

 

Ephraim Regatta – mark your calendar now!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The 108th annual Ephraim Regatta will take place on August 2-3-4.  The Ephraim Regatta is always an EYC season highlight for racers and non-racers alike.  We already have a bunch of out-of-town sailors registered to come to Ephraim and test our sailing skills.  This year’s Ephraim Regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature TWO parties!

WE STILL NEED A FEW VOLUNTEERS to drive safety boats and tow boats, and to serve on mark boats and other race committee boats.  If you would like to volunteer please contact dockside@eyc.org

Mark your calendar for these two parties:

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual event.  The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. Soft drinks are included in admission price / BYO adult beverage. $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.  We still need some more volunteers to help with this simple, fun party.  If you would like to volunteer, contact party co-chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 3.  $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).  Two free admissions are included in each Ephraim Regatta registration; additional admissions payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road.  Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road.  Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

Don’t forget these deadlines:

Wednesday July 31 at 5:00 PM is the deadline for qualified EYC members to enter the drawing to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Ephraim Regatta.  You must have an EYC Skipper’s License to enter this drawing.  To see the list of persons holding a Skipper’s License, go to www.eyc.org/member-info.  To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to dockside@eyc.org by 5:00 PM on July 31 stating your name and that you wish to enter the drawing to skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Ephraim Regatta.  Drawing winners will be notified of the boat and sails they drew, by e-mail on the evening of July 31.

August 1 at midnight is the early registration deadline.  This year, for the first time, registration will take place entirely online and all registration fees must be paid online.  The early registration discount is $10.  Discounts are also available for skippers 18 and under ($15) and for US SAILING members ($5).  Registration is open now.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing

August 3 at 9:30 AM is the final registration deadline.  But don’t wait until the last minute!  Register now at www.eyc.org/racing

RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  Spectators are encouraged to watch both from the EYC’s pier and from private vessels.  Waterborne spectators, please observe good race spectator etiquette — for details see http://eyc.org/2013/07/19/race-spectator-etiquette-youth-activity-wednesday-july-24/

WE STILL NEED A FEW VOLUNTEERS to drive safety boats and tow boats, and to serve on mark boats and other race committee boats.  If you would like to volunteer please contact dockside@eyc.org

Take 9 minutes to learn the racing rules / Rich Hall Junior Regatta results

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Do you or your child race at the EYC?

This handy animated guide explaining the basics of the racing rules of sailing should be viewed by every EYC racing sailor.

It’s only 9 minutes long.  Please take the time to view it (maybe even more than once).  And, require your junior racer to view it.

As more than one EYC sailor discovered last year, if you don’t know the racing rules, it can cost you — not just points in the final standings, but also the cost of repairing the other boat which you hit and damaged, if you were in the wrong.

(Although this animated guide refers to the 2009-2012 Racing Rules, the basics have not changed for 2013 and this guide is still up-to-date.)

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Congrats to all the juniors who sailed in the EYC’s Rich Hall Junior Regatta July 13-14. For the first time, this event was sailed over two days and in two classes.  The weather was perfect, and four races were completed each day.  Thirty juniors competed (up from 16 in 2012) and the racing was very close.

420 class

1st  Teddy Papenthien and Miles Weder

2nd Roger Waleffe and Ally Dykman

3rd  Derek Waleffe and August Leonard

4th  Stefan Peterson and Jonathan Graham

5th  Annika Pearson and Matt Andersen

The trophy for the top all-girl 420 team was awarded to Gretchen Pearson and Margaret Gheorghita.

 

Laser Radial class

1st Steven Richter

2nd Sydney Richter

3rd Tommy Papenthien

4th Delaney Dykman

5th  Chris Bierman

The trophy for the top girl in the Laser Radial class was awarded to Sydney Richter.

 

For complete results see www.eyc.org/racing

 

 

This week at the EYC July 26 – August 4

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

It seems like only yesterday that the EYC’s summer season began, but most of July is already behind us, and the Ephraim Regatta is coming up.  In addition to all the usual weekly activities at the EYC (see www.eyc.org/schedule for a complete list of scheduled activities), here’s what’s happening.

The second MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK begins at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 26.  EYC men can watch (or compete in) the Friday evening Laser and 420 races.  We will fire up the grills around 7:30, and as the women and juniors depart after the races, we will finish whatever wasn’t finished the previous Friday, including drinks and conversations.  BYO food, drink and cigars.  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is suspended during this event only, and only outdoors.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION E JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, July 28.  Session E sailing lessons run from July 29 through August 9.  For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 29-August 2 is noon on Sunday, July 28.  EYC adult lessons are geared to beginners and near-beginners and take place in 5-day sessions, Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  For more information and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The EYC’s ANNUAL WOMEN’S REGATTA will be held in Flying Scots on Tuesday, July 30.  The drawing for EYC members who have an EYC Skipper’s License to skipper an EYC-owned boat takes place at 4:30 PM and the warning signal for the first race will be at 5:30 PM.  Up to four races will be sailed.  Non-EYC members are invited to compete as skipper in privately-owned boats, and non-members can sail as crew in any boat.  There is no fee to compete in this regatta.  After the regatta, competitors, friends and family will gather for a cookout at the EYC — BYO food and beverages.  For more information and to view the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, go to www.eyc.org/racing

The DEADLINE TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the Ephraim Regatta is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31.  You must be an EYC member and you must hold an EYC Skipper’s License to take part in the drawing.  To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to dockside@eyc.org prior to 5:00 PM on July 31, stating your name and that you wish to enter the Ephraim Regatta Flying Scot drawing.  Draw winners will be notified by e-mail the evening of July 31, including the boat and sails assigned to them.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual party.  The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. Soft drinks are included in admission price.  BYO adult beverages.  $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.  We still need some more volunteers to help with this simple, fun party.  If you would like to volunteer, contact party co-chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

The 108TH EPHRAIM REGATTA takes place in Flying Scots on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing. Discounted advance registration is available thought August 1.  For the first time in 2013, ALL COMPETITORS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY WITH MASTERCARD OR VISA.  NO PAPER REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN’T PAY WITH A CHECK.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 3.  $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).  Two free admissions are included in each Ephraim Regatta registration; additional admissions payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road.  Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road.  Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

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Congrats to John and Deanna Peterson’s Charrette!  First in Div. 3 and first overall in the Hundred Miler race on July 20, and shorthanded with only 6 crew, too!  It’s their second year in a row with the overall victory in this race.  The all-EYC crew members were John, Deanna, Isak Peterson, Woody Heidler, Erica Heidler, and Brian Ritter.

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The EYC still needs some more mark anchors.  The best are mushroom anchors, weightlifting weights and cast iron window sash counterweights.  Eight to ten pounds is about perfect.

We also are in constant need of gallon jugs which we convert into scoop bailers.  The best are milk jugs, orange juice jugs, and bleach jugs.  All donated jugs must have their caps and must be thoroughly rinsed prior to being donated.

If you have some you can donate, the EYC will be very grateful.  You can drop off weights and gallon jugs any time at the EYC.  Thanks!

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There’s a very nice Flying Scot for sale in the EYC’s classified advertisements.  Helga (#5015) is in great racing condition and the price (with new racing sails and a Trailex aluminum trailer) is fair at $8000.  You can see Helga at the Ephraim Regatta on August 3-4, where she will be sailed by her longtime owner, Flying Scot Sailing Association President Frank Gerry.  For more information see www.eyc.org/classified-advertising

Ephraim Regatta August 2-3-4 whoo hoo!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

The 108th annual Ephraim Regatta will take place on August 2-3-4.  The Ephraim Regatta is always an EYC season highlight for racers and non-racers alike.  This year’s Ephraim Regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature TWO parties!

This year, for the first time, COMPETITOR REGISTRATION WILL TAKE PLACE ENTIRELY ONLINE AND ALL REGISTRATION FEES MUST BE PAID ONLINE.  You will not be able to register using a paper registration form.  You will not be able to pay with a check.  Be sure to register by August 1 in order to receive your $10 early registration discount. Discounts are also available for skippers 18 and under ($15) and for US SAILING members ($5). REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Ephraim Regatta is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31.  You must have an EYC Skipper’s License to enter this drawing.  To see the list of persons holding a Skipper’s License, go to www.eyc.org/member-info.  To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to dockside@eyc.org by 5:00 PM on July 31 stating your name and that you wish to enter the drawing to skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Ephraim Regatta.  Drawing winners will be notified of the boat and sails they drew, by e-mail on the evening of July 31.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual party.  The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. Soft drinks are included in admission price / BYO adult beverage. $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.  We still need some more volunteers to help with this simple, fun party.  If you would like to volunteer, contact party co-chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  Spectators are encouraged to watch both from the EYC’s pier and on the water.  Waterborne spectators, please observe good race spectator etiquette — for details see http://eyc.org/2013/07/19/race-spectator-etiquette-youth-activity-wednesday-july-24/

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 3.  $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).  Two free admissions are included in each Ephraim Regatta registration; additional admissions payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road.  Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road.  Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

WE STILL NEED A FEW VOLUNTEERS to drive safety boats and tow boats, and to serve on mark boats and other race committee boats.  If you would like to volunteer please contact dockside@eyc.org

Annual Membership Meeting Saturday August 10 / Nominations

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

The EYC’s annual meeting of its members will take place at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 10 at the EYC clubhouse.  If you are a member or the spouse of a member, this meeting is an another opportunity for you to provide input on what you want the EYC to be.

If you are an EYC voting member (Family, Life, Senior, or Single member), please attend to elect four Directors to the EYC’s Board.  We need enough voting members for a quorum!

If you have a name to suggest for any of the following positions, please give your suggestion to the EYC’s Nominations Committee chair Heather Andersen heather@brecklodge.com at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.

1.  Members of the EYC’s Board of Directors (four to be elected, each to serve a three-year term)

2.  Vice-Commodore, to serve a two-year term.  The Board of Directors typically elects as Vice-Commodore someone who the Board expects to elect as Commodore two years later.

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Congrats to all the juniors who sailed in the EYC’s Rich Hall Junior Regatta July 13-14. For the first time, this event was sailed over two days and in two classes.  The weather was perfect, and four races were completed each day for a full regatta.  Thirty juniors competed (up from 16 in 2012) and the racing was very close.

420 class

1st  Teddy Papenthien and Miles Weder

2nd Roger Waleffe and Ally Dykman

3rd  Derek Waleffe and August Leonard

4th  Stefan Peterson and Jonathan Graham

5th  Annika Pearson and Matt Andersen

The top all-girl 420 team was Gretchen Pearson and Margaret Gheorghita.

 

Laser Radial class

1st Steven Richter

2nd Sydney Richter

3rd Tommy Papenthien

4th Delaney Dykman

5th  Chris Bierman

The top girl in the Laser Radial class was Sydney Richter.

 

For complete results see www.eyc.org/racing

 

Race Spectator Etiquette

Friday, July 19th, 2013

EYC parents and members are always encouraged to watch EYC races and regattas, from the EYC pier or from their own boats, and to cheer EYC racers.  Please remember a few points of race spectator etiquette:

*  Do not provide assistance to a racer from the warning signal until the racer has finished the race.  A racer who receives assistance will be disqualified from that race.  “Assistance” can include verbal instruction, capsize recovery, boat repair or tuning, or even allowing a sailboat to tie up to a non-racing boat.  Of course, don’t let this rule stop you from helping a racer who is in danger.  Etiquette does not not trump safety!  Assistance and advice is permitted when a competitor is not racing, and cheering is encouraged at all times.

*  Spectators in their own boats should stay well clear of the race course.  The best place to watch races is from at least 100 yards downwind of the leeward-most mark (or downwind of the start-finish line, if that line is to leeward of all the marks).  Remember, the race course can be very wide, and racers will not always steer a straight line between marks.  Thus, merely staying out of the straight line between marks may not keep you out of the race course.

*  Avoid being upwind of racers.  Your boat’s wind shadow may reduce a racer’s wind, for a surprisingly long distance downwind of you.  This means that upwind of the weather mark is a bad place from which to watch races.

*  Avoid making a wake.  Your wake might help one racer and harm another, depending on their position on the course.  When anywhere near the race course, drive only at a slow-no-wake speed, except when necessary in an emergency.

Thanks for helping the EYC to make its races as fair and fun as possible for all racers!

 

This week at the EYC July 19-28

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

In addition to all the EYC’s routine daily fun, such as lessons, racing, swimming, jumping (but never diving) off the pier, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, grilling, visiting with friends, bridge, bunco, four-square, and other things which have yet to be thought of, here’s what’s happening:

The first MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK begins at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 19.  EYC men can watch (or compete in) the Friday evening Laser and 420 races.  We will fire up the grills around 7:30, and as the women and juniors depart after the races, manly men will partake in manly food, manly drink, manly cigars, and manly conversation.  BYO food, drink and cigars.  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is suspended during this event only, and only outdoors.

EYC member Jenny Miller INVITES ALL EYC WOMEN TO A GET-TOGETHER at her home at 2776 Beechtree Lane in Ephraim beginning at 7:00 PM on Friday, July 19.  Bring an hors d’oeuvre to share; Jenny will provide wine, beer, and soda.

The OPTIMIST REGATTA will take place the afternoon of Saturday, July 20 and the morning of Sunday, July 21.  The EYC’s fleet of Optimists are available for qualified EYC members to use in this regatta.  The boat draw is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 20.  Eligibility is limited to competitors who will not have reached their 16th birthday in 2013.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 22-26 is noon on July 21.  Adult lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM, in the EYC’s spacious, stable Flying Scots.  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The FIRST MATES POT LUCK DINNER is at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 25 at Ephraim’s Old Village Hall.  If you are an EYC member and female, then you are a First Mate!  For more information contact First First Mate Carole Kraemer ckraemer@kracor.com (920) 868-2409

The second MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK begins at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 26.  EYC men can watch (or compete in) the Friday evening Laser and 420 races.  We will fire up the grills around 7:30, and as the women and juniors depart after the races, we will finish whatever wasn’t finished the previous Friday, including drinks and conversations.  BYO food, drink and cigars.  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is suspended during this event only, and only outdoors.

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Don’t forget the EYC has classified for-sale ads. The newest item is a complete 1981 Sunfish sailboat for only $400!  Go to www.eyc.org/classified-advertising

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We found four (4) pairs of eyeglasses at the July 13 Dinner with Gary Jobson.  If you lost a pair please stop by the EYC on a weekday and ask for Woody.

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The EYC needs some ANCHORS and BAILERS.  If you can donate some, please drop them off at the EYC.

We need small anchors for the marks we use every day in races and lessons.  Mushroom-type from 6 to 10 lbs. are perfect. Other items which make great mark anchors are  weight-lifting weights and window sash counterweights (if you have ever torn out old double-hung windows, you know what we mean).

We need gallon-sized  plastic jugs which we turn into scoop bailers.  Milk jugs, orange juice jugs, and bleach jugs are the best.  All donated jugs must have their caps and must be thoroughly rinsed prior to drop off.

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Volunteers are needed to help with the REGATTA WELCOME PARTY on the evening of Friday, August 2.  if you would like to help with this simple, fun party, please contact event chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

 

Photos of Your Favorite EYC People / July 18 Teen Activity Update

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The EYC wants you to shoot photos of your favorite EYC people having fun at various EYC events and activities, and submit those photos to the EYC.  The EYC will post the photos in its public online photo archive at www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections.

Do you think providing a bunch of photos would take too much time?  How about submitting just your three FAVORITE 2013 EYC photos?  We also like older photos scanned into digital format!

You can submit your photos by e-mail to dockside@eyc.org.  If you have too many photos to e-mail, contact dockside@eyc.org to learn alternative methods to submit your photos.  Your photos may also be used in the Eagle’s Cry.

Alternatively, you can share your photos on the EYC’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/EphraimYachtClub

Please share your photos!  We want to build an EYC photo archive which future generations can look back on with a smile.

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The teen activity scheduled for the evening of Thursday, July 18 has evolved from a mere pedestrian, run-of-the-mill scavenger hunt, to An Amazing Race.  ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOED SHOES, AND BRING A BATHING SUIT, BICYCLE HELMET, AND PFD.  PARTICIPANTS MUST SIGN UP PRIOR TO 9:00 AM ON THURSDAY, JULY 18 ON THE POSTER AT THE EYC OR BY E-MAIL.  Meet at EYC at 6:00 PM for a barbecue.  Pick up at the EYC at 8 PM.  There will be prizes!  Bring $5 and a dessert or fruit to share.  Participants must have completed 8th grade. Questions or to sign up by e-mail: Heather Andersen heather@brecklodge.com.

Only six hours left to bid online…

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

The silent auction for the EYC’s gala Dinner with Gary Jobson has already started!  You can view dozens of excellent items, and bid online too!

Items include:  Packers tickets; a seaplane ride; vacation home stays in Door County and Breckinridge; EYC apparel exclusive to this event; a longboard custom painted with the EYC’s burgee; the EYC’s former road sign (a collector’s item!); golf at Maxwelton, Peninsula, and Horseshoe Bay; a gourmet picnic; a boat ride for lunch to your favorite waterfront restaurant; five original oil paintings by four Door County artists; ice cream shipped to your door; stays at Door County resorts including Maxwelton Braes and Apple Creek; the right to name the EYC’s last un-named powerboat; a professional photography session; a salmon fishing trip; a used Sunfish sailboat; gift certificates to a dozen Door County restaurants; wine; and much more.

Here’s how it works:  go to www.32auctions.com/eycgaryjobson   Bid on the items you like.  Online bidding ends at 3:30 PM on Saturday, July 13.  The top bid during the online portion of the auction becomes the initial bid on the paper bid sheet for the in-person silent auction, which takes place from 6 PM to 8 PM at the party.

If you are the top online bidder and nobody tops your bid during the in-person silent auction, you win!  You don’t even have to attend the party to win an auction item!

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Party attendees are reminded:  DON’T PARK IN THE ALEXANDER’S LOT.  Park at Ministry Health Care, immediately south of Alexander’s.  Dress is summer casual, no jacket or tie required.

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.