Archive for August, 2013

Cruising rendezvous – raft up – picnic Saturday August 31

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited to raft up in Sister Bay to watch the Marina Fest fireworks on the evening of Saturday, August 31.  The raft-up will begin around 5:00 PM for dinner.  Bring your own food and beverage.  Several boats will have grills for you to use.  For more information, contact EYC Cruising Committee chair John Peterson 414-581-0792.  Watch the EYC’s Facebook page and Twitter feed for updates in the event of unfavorable weather.

Help close the EYC Saturday August 31

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 31.  We will be putting away boat and dock equipment.  Most projects should be finished by about 11:30 AM.  Beginning around the same time, the EYC will provide a burger and hot dog lunch for those who help.  BYO chips and beverages.  The picnic will also feature an awards ceremony (starting at noon) for the EYC’s 2013 series races.

When most of the work is done at the EYC, we will take a crew of at least 8 strong helpers to Port Storage in Jacksonport to flip over the EYC’s “McLal’s Single Malt” so it can be painted over the winter by EYC member volunteer Mike Callahan.  Plan to leave the EYC before 11:00 AM and return before noon for the picnic and awards.

The EYC relies heavily on its member volunteers to open and close the EYC each season, which helps hold down dues and makes the EYC accessible for all.  Last year over 50 EYC members — out of approximately 1000 people who are members — helped close the EYC.  Please help us exceed that number this year!

 

EYC Hours / Closing Work Day August 31 / Lost and Found

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Although the weather remains glorious and summery, the season has wound down and the EYC’s staff are off to their various schools and colleges.  As a result:

BOATS / OPEN HOURS / BRIDGE.  EYC-owned sailboats will be available for member use through Thursday, August 22.  The EYC clubhouse will be open, and the EYC will be staffed, from 9:00 AM noon and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM through Saturday, August 24.  After that date the clubhouse will be closed and locked, but bridge players can still use the upstairs front room through September 24, and members can still use the pier.

AUGUST 31 CLOSING WORK DAY.  All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 31.  We will be putting away boats and dock equipment.  Most projects should be finished before noon.  There are jobs for persons of all ages, abilities, and strengths.  The EYC will provide a burger and hot dog lunch for those who help.  BYO chips and beverages.  The picnic will also feature an awards ceremony for the EYC’s 2013 series races.

The EYC relies heavily on its member volunteers to open and close the EYC each season, which helps hold down dues and makes the EYC accessible for all.  Last year over 50 EYC members — out of approximately 1000 people who are members — helped close the EYC.  Please help us exceed that number this year!

LOST AND FOUND.  Noon on August 31 is also the deadline for claiming your item(s) from the EYC’s Lost and Found.  Items left in the Lost and Found after that time will be donated to a local charity.  Persons who left serving dishes at the Commodore’s Party can find them upstairs at the EYC; they will be included in the donation to the local charity after noon on August 31.

 

Optimist Buying Opportunity

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

For EYC parents who wish to do everything they can to help their junior sailor excel at sailing, here is one way to do it.

The EYC has placed an order for six Optimist sailboats to bring the EYC’s Optimist fleet from 12 to 18 for 2014.  We will take delivery in the spring of 2014.  We have arranged with McLaughlin Boatworks to permit EYC members also to purchase private Optimists on the same price and terms as the EYC.

These McLaughlin Optimists were used for one week as charter boats at the 2013 Optimist North Americans.   The boats are complete and include everything your junior needs to sail or race at the EYC.  They are white and include three airbags, padded hiking straps, mainsheet, bowline, Harken blocks, daggerboard, rudder, tiller and extension, club spar set and club rig kit (sprit lift, vang, outhaul, bridle, bling & ties), and a class legal sail with royalties paid.  No dolly or cover is included in the price, but those can be obtained separately if desired.

The price for EYC members is $2662 each, plus a shipping charge, which we estimate will be under $100 per boat.  This is a very favorable price and these boats will not remain in stock for long at this price.

If you wish to purchase an Optimist on these terms, please contact dockside@eyc.org.  Your commitment to join in the purchase, and your 50% down payment, must be received by McLaughlin Boatworks not later than September 14, 2013.  Questions?  Contact dockside@eyc.org

Womens’ Regatta Results

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The EYC’s annual Womens’ Regatta was sailed in Flying Scots on the evening of Tuesday, July 30.

The winning team was Nancy Claypool, Annika Pearson and Carrie Berger with four straight bullets for 4 points.

Second was Ally Dykman, Erica Heidler and Suzy Dykman, who prevailed in a tiebreaker with 12 points.

Third was Delaney Dykman, Gretchen Pearson and Sydney Richter, also with 12 points.

Complete results are here http://eyc.org/2013-ephraim-womens-regatta-results/

2013 series race results / awards picnic

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Congratulations to all the EYC’s 2013 series race winners and participants!

The EYC had its best year of racing ever, with hardly any races cancelled due to bad weather, and more overall participants than any prior year (including 32 skippers competing in the Friday 420 series, a record for any EYC series).

The EYC will award its series race trophies at the lunch picnic following the club closing work day on Saturday, August 31.  If you won a trophy, please try to be at the picnic (or, better yet, be at BOTH the work day AND the picnic) to receive your award and appropriate admiration, adulation, accolades, and applause.

If you are not able to be there, the EYC will mail your trophy to you.

Complete series race and regatta results for 2013 are at www.eyc.org/racing

Series trophy winners are:

 

Flying Scot  Saturday series (21 skippers competed):

1st Roger Waleffe

2nd John Welch

3rd Jay Lott

 

Flying Scot Monday series (21 skippers):

1st Teddy Papenthien

2nd Liz Gheorghita

3rd Roger Waleffe

 

Laser Friday series (16 competitors):

1st Delaney Dykman

2nd Sydney Richter

3rd Chris Bierman

 

Laser Sunday series (21 competitors):

1st Delaney Dykman

2nd Ally Dykman

3rd Brian Ritter

 

Laser Masters trophy (highest finisher age 30 or over in the Laser Sunday series): John Welch

 

420 Friday series (32 skippers):

1st Stefan Peterson

2nd Eric Richter

3rd Roger Waleffe

 

420 Sunday series (29 skippers):

1st Scott Pearson

2nd Eric Hoyerman

3rd Abby O’Rourke

 

Optimist June series (all ages) (12 competitors):

1st Eric Hoyerman

2nd Derek Waleffe

3rd Parker Wolf

 

Optimist Red Fleet series (ages 12-15) (21 competitors):

1st Eric Hoyerman

2nd Sophie Tasker

3rd Derek Waleffe

 

Optimist Blue Fleet series (ages 11 and under) (21 competitors):

1st Ingrid Pearson

2nd Peter Gallun

3rd Lucy Gallun

EYC thank-yous

Friday, August 16th, 2013

The EYC gets lots of help from members and friends.  We are especially grateful to those who give time during our all-too-short summer season.

Remember, the EYC has many open volunteer jobs.  Some of them are listed at www.eyc.org/volunteer, but that’s not a complete list.  The EYC can find the right job, big or small, to match the skills and availability of any volunteer.  If you would like to volunteer, contact commodore@eyc.org

Thank you to Skip Heidler, who donated a nice pile of window sash weights for the EYC to use as race mark anchors, then spent a few hours splicing our mark anchor lines to the anchors so they won’t get lost.

Thank you to Jodi Hoyerman, who excavated a season’s worth of abandoned towels from the EYC’s Lost and Found bin, washed and folded them, and placed them in  the clubhouse for their owners to recover.  Jody and her husband Rick also hosted the EYC staff for a dinner on Thursday, August 8.

Thank you to Anne and Larry Crowe.  The Crowe’s lawn has served as the destination for at least one sailing school Donut Day expedition in 2013.

Thank you to Bjorn and Kitty Hooper, who hosted our visiting race officers, Don Smith and Chris Kicinski, for the Ephraim Regatta. Also thanks to Bjorn and Kitty for storing the Ephraim Regatta race management gear — a truckful of marks, flags, anchors and lines — in their garage for a year since the 2012 Ephraim Regatta.  Bjorn and Kitty have generously offered to store this gear again during the next offseason.

Thank you to John Welch, who allowed the EYC to store some excess trailers in his yard in order to create more space on the pier for visiting sailors for the Ephraim Regatta.

Thank you to the members of the Nominations Committee: Heather Andersen, Marsella Fults and Scott Pearson.  They worked behind the scenes to find four new Directors, a new Vice Commodore, and a new Treasurer.  It takes a lot of careful work to find good people to lead the EYC and to take on the time-consuming officer positions.

Thank you to Bill and Heather Andersen, who hosted the EYC staff for an evening of water fun and dinner at their summer home on Echo Island on Sunday, August 4.

Thank you to Lisa Gifford and Myra DeLong, who treated the EYC staff to a pizza thank-you lunch on Thursday, August 8.

Thank you to Martha Sauter and the rest of the Sauter family, who donated skipper and crew keeper prizes to go with the Sauter Trophy at the Ephraim Regatta.  Thank you to George and Linda Carey, who donated keeper prizes for the Peder Knudson Trophy.

Thank you to Klara Kobylinski, Camille Morley, George Carey, Linda Carey, and Charlotte Johnson, each of whom took some great photos and submitted them to the EYC for our photo archive.  If you have some EYC pictures you would like to share with the rest of the EYC membership, please e-mail them to dockside@eyc.org.  You can view the EYC’s phot0 archive – going back decades – at www.eyc.org

Thank you to Mike Kahr and Death’s Door Marine, who stored our electric swiveling boat lift for about 7 years, ever since we removed it from the pier.  We have plans to reinstall it next year in a different place.

Thanks to Steve Sauter, who brought a crew of helpers from icecreamsource.com to help us pick up the boat lift at Death’s Door Marine, and then dropped it off at the EYC.

We try to make sure everyone who helps is publicly thanked.  However, so many people help that sometimes we forget or someone falls through the cracks.  If you know of someone who has helped the EYC, and has not been publicly thanked in an e-mail or in the Eagle’s Cry, please let us know dockside@eyc.org

Optimist Regatta results

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Congrats to all the juniors who competed in the EYC’s Optimist regatta on July 20-21.  We had good light to medium winds and we were able to complete eight races over two days.  We were fortunate that we had some visiting sailors from the Pine Lake Yacht Club to bring to total number of racers to sixteen!

The top five finishers were:

1st  Hansen Zaiser – Pine Lake Yacht Club – 9 pts

2nd  Eric Hoyerman – Ephraim Yacht Club – 14 pts

3rd Derek Waleffe – Ephraim Yacht Club – 27 pts

4th Jacob Zaiser – Pine Lake Yacht Club – 30 pts

5th Sophie Tasker – Ephraim Yacht Club – 35 pts

Sophie Tasker also took home the award for top girl skipper.

For complete results see http://eyc.org/2013-ephraim-optimist-regatta-results/

Commodore’s Party / Race Schedule changes

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 10 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art. EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  This year, for the first time, the Commodore’s Party will feature live music! Singer Katie Schnorr and guitarist George Sawyn will perform jazz standards.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Admission remains at $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under).  Pay at the door only.  There is no pre-payment available for this party.  The EYC prefers your personal check.

The Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 Hwy. F, Fish Creek, approximately 1 block east of Hwy. 42.

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Reminder: The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 11.  Boat draw at 9:00 AM, first warning signal at 10:00 AM, as usual.

The OPTIMIST BLUE FLEET (11 and under) RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 11 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 10.  Boat draw at 9:00 AM, first warning signal at 10:00 AM, as usual.

The switch is intended to accommodate Flying Scot racers who also wish to attend the Annual Meeting, or the Board of Directors meeting which follows the membership meeting.

This week at the EYC August 10-18

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The summer season will go out with a bang with the Commodore’s Party on Saturday evening.  In addition to all the great unscheduled activities which go on every week at the EYC, like grilling, eating, imbibing, bridge, bunco, 4-square, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and just visiting with your friends, here’s what’s happening:

The EYC’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 10 in the EYC clubhouse.  If you are an EYC member, this is one of many ways that you can give your opinion on what you want the EYC to be.  At this meeting, voting members will elect four persons to the EYC’s Board of Directors to serve three-year terms.  Please try to attend – we need a quorum in order to elect directors!

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 10 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art. EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  This year, for the first time, the Commodore’s Party will feature live music! Singer Katie Schnorr and guitarist George Sawyn will perform jazz standards.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Admission remains at $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under).  The EYC prefers your personal check.

The Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 Hwy. F, Fish Creek, approximately 1 block east of Hwy. 42.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 11.  The OPTIMIST BLUE FLEET (11 and under) RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 11 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 10.  The switch is intended to accommodate Flying Scot racers who also wish to attend the Annual Meeting, or the Board of Directors meeting which follows the membership meeting.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Session F sailing lessons run from August 12 through August 16.  For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT GROUP LESSONS for the week of August 12-16 is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Adult group lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The JUNIOR ACTIVITY for Wednesday, August 13 will be a Sunset Trail Bike Ride.  Drop off at 6:00 PM at the Stella Maris Catholic Church, 4019 Hwy. 42 in Fish Creek.  After riding Peninsula State Park’s Sunset Trail, the group will proceed to Not Licked Yet for a custard treat.  Participants should bring bicycle, helmet, and money for custard, and dress appropriately. Participants in this event must sign up in advance on the poster at the EYC.  If you do not have a bicycle, please indicate on the poster that you need one, in which case arrangements will be made.  Pick up at Not Licked Yet at 8:00 PM. Questions?  Contact Jodi Hoyerman at (920) 421-1652 or jhoyerman@gmail.com

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.