Archive for October, 2013

Photos needed of Dinner with Gary Jobson

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Eagle’s Cry Editor Fran Morof and other EYC volunteers are assembling the Fall 2013 issue, and we need some photos of the EYC’s gala Dinner with Gary Jobson. If you have any good photos from that event, please e-mail them to dockside@eyc.org

In addition to considering your photos for use in the Eagle’s Cry, the EYC will post your photos in its public online photo archive at www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections.

If you have too many photos to e-mail, contact dockside@eyc.org to learn alternative methods to submit your photos.

Thanks for sharing your photos with other EYC members!

EYC member benefit: reciprocal privileges

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

One benefit of EYC membership is reciprocal privileges at other yacht clubs.  The EYC is a member of the Yachting Club of America.  YCOA member clubs afford limited reciprocal privileges to each other’s members.  Not every yacht club in the U.S. is a YCOA member.

In addition, some yacht clubs which are not YCOA members may afford reciprocal privileges to EYC members upon presentation of an EYC membership card.

To determine whether any particular club is a YCOA member, go to www.ycaol.com.  You can access the members-only area of the YCOA website using the User ID and password printed on the back of your EYC membership card.

YCOA member clubs can choose the level of reciprocal benefits afforded to nonmembers. Therefore, your EYC membership does not necessarily afford you every privilege of membership in another YCOA club.  Frequently, reciprocal benefits are limited to use of a club’s bar and restaurant (after presenting a credit card), but may also include transient dockage or similar benefits.  EYC members are strongly urged to contact the host club well in advance of arrival to learn the terms on which reciprocal privileges may be offered.

The EYC does not offer reciprocal billing to EYC members.  EYC members must make their own billing and payment arrangements with other YCOA member clubs.

Dock improvements / EYC thank-yous

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

A lot of work has been done this fall to improve the EYC for next year.  Dock chair Rich Bierman oversaw the replacement of the remaining graveled surface on the pier with concrete.  The concrete surface will effectively increase the usable area of the pier and will make dry-slipped Flying Scots much more accessible and easier to roll, launch and recover.

Rich also designed and constructed a winter storage rack for our eighteen 420s.  By storing the 420s in a rack, we avoid the large amount of labor and expense of storing them offsite.  The 420s and the Lasers will be shrinkwrapped in their winter racks to avoid weather damage.

Thanks to the following persons who helped assemble the 420 rack and load the 420s into the rack on Saturday, October 11:  Rich Bierman, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Chris Bierman, Peter Moegenburg, Fred Lewis, Kim Miller, Jeff Steele, Paul Pillat, John Welch, Jack O Rourke, Adam Moore, Rob Moore, Bjorn Hooper, and Cain Goettelman.

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

A few more Saturday volunteers needed

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

The EYC still needs a few more strong volunteers for a couple of hours beginning at 10:00 AM this Saturday, October 12, to assemble our new on-site 420 storage rack and to load the 420s into the rack for winter storage.  This project will take place rain or shine.

If you can be there, please contact Dock chairman Rich Bierman rbierman@wisconsinconverting.com

Please help us implement this innovative and cost-effective solution to storing our new fleet of 420s, the boats which have done so much in their first year to increase sailing opportunity at the EYC.

Volunteers needed Saturday October 12

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

The EYC needs six to eight strong volunteers for a couple of hours beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, to assemble our new on-site 420 storage rack and to load the 420s into the rack for winter storage.  This project will take place rain or shine.

If you can be there, please contact Dock chairman Rich Bierman rbierman@wisconsinconverting.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.