Archive for January, 2014

The EYC is looking for a Race Manager

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The EYC is soliciting applications for the position of part-time Race Manager for the 2014 summer season.

Hours will vary but will be approximately 20 to 30 per week. Duties include serving as primary race officer of the EYC’s weekly sailboat races and some of the EYC’s smaller regattas, including conducting daily draws for member use of EYC-owned racing sailboats, setting race courses, conducting races using the EYC’s powerboats and other race management equipment, and scoring. Candidates are preferred who can start work not later than June 14 and work through August 10, 2014.

The EYC holds races on weekend days and some weekday evenings.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of procedures of racing small sailboats, should have some experience operating small powerboats, and should be reasonably competent in using computers. Applicants who have completed their junior year of high school by June 2014 are strongly preferred. Training or certification in race management by US Sailing is helpful but not required. Certification in operating a powerboat by US Sailing or the US Power Squadron is helpful but not required. The EYC will provide race management training. Current CPR and First Aid certifications are required before starting work. The EYC will reimburse a successful candidate for CPR and First Aid course tuition, but the employee is responsible for finding, enrolling in and completing the CPR and First Aid courses prior to start of work.

The position pays $13 per hour and can pay more depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply, e-mail your resume and a short statement of why you are qualified for this position to commodore@eyc.org

In your e-mail, be sure to confirm the date on which you can start work and the date which you can work through.

 

Join US Sailing at a discount through the EYC

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

As an EYC member, you can join US Sailing (or renew your US Sailing membership) and enjoy a significant reduction in your US Sailing dues!  To join US Sailing at a discount, or to renew your US Sailing membership at a discount, go to eyc.org/member-info

US Sailing is the governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States.  Benefits of US Sailing membership include:

By joining US Sailing (or renewing your membership) through the EYC’s link, you also help the EYC earn valuable credits which the EYC can use to purchase equipment and publications to benefit all EYC members.

2014 Flying Scot Midwest District Championship Regatta

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The 2014 Flying Scot Midwest District Championship Regatta will be hosted by Flying Scot Fleet 135 at the Sheridan Shore Yacht Club June 27-29.

For more information, keep an eye on sheridanshoreyachtclub.com

The Midwest District Championship is always a fun time, and features the most competitive Flying Scot racing in the Midwest.  This year’s venue will afford EYC members an opportunity to show off their home-grown big-water skills on the big waters of Lake Michigan.

Optimist Buying Opportunity Extended!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

The EYC has placed an order for six Optimist sailboats to increase the EYC’s Optimist fleet from 12 to 18 for 2014.  

For a limited time, EYC members can purchase their own Optimists and get the same fleet discount afforded to the EYC!  You can purchase an Optimist configured the same way as the EYC Optimists for about $2660, or you can choose to configure yours differently, and still get a 15% discount off the list price.  Your Optimist will be delivered to the EYC in late May or early June.

Individual orders must be placed directly with McLaughlin Boatworks.  To learn more and to place your order, contact Brian Holloway brian@optistuff.com, or call him at 800-784-6478.

Order your new Optimist soon before this off-season discount disappears!

2014 EYC Schedule

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The EYC’s 2014 season schedule can now be viewed at www.eyc.org/schedule

On the same page there is a handy day-by-day and hour-by-hour schedule of a typical EYC summer week, including lessons, racing, club opening and closing times, junior activities, bridge, bunco, and other weekly events.

Save the Date – April 26 – Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund Gala Dinner

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Dear Friends and Fellow EYC Members,

Please save Saturday, April 26, 2014 for the Ephraim Yacht Club’s second annual Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship fundraising dinner at the Lake Forest Club. This year a Caribbean theme will inspire the food, bar and music. This event is a great opportunity to catch up with your EYC friends as the summer approaches.

Sailing is a lifelong learning sport that teaches the best attributes of citizenship and sportsmanship as well as valuable life skills. In 2013, the Fund provided 32 scholarships to Door County juniors who would not otherwise have been able to afford sailing lessons. Also, the Fund paid half the cost of the EYC’s new safety boat, and kick started an endowment which will grow and continue to fund sailing scholarships for many years. We hope that in 2014 the Fund will surpass last year’s success.

The EYC needs your participation! You can add to the success of the evening by donating items for the silent auction, attending the dinner, purchasing items from the auction, or donating to the fund.  Simply put, we need your assistance!  (All hands on deck!)  Please save the date and do your best to attend this worthy and fun event.  Keep an eye out for your e-mail invitation.

Whether or not you can attend the April 26 gala, the Fund welcomes your donation of silent auction items or cash.  To donate items, contact event co-chair Sherry Moore at skmoore524@gmail.com or (847) 702-6974.  To donate by check or credit card, go to eyc.org/donate; or contact EYC Treasurer Rob Treleven treasurer@eyc.org

The EYC hopes you can take part in this evening of fun and sailing fellowship!

Yours in Wind and Water,

Sherry, Rob, Barb and Adam Moore

Letter to the Editor

Monday, January 13th, 2014

This letter to the Editor, thanking the sponsors of the EYC’s 2013 Dinner with Gary Jobson, was published January 9 in the Peninsula Pulse.  Please remember the EYC’s sponsors and thank them when you see them!

http://www.ppulse.com/Letters-13675.114136-Thanks-for-Helping-to-Set-the-Sails.html

 

Fall 2013 Eagle’s Cry

Monday, January 6th, 2014

The Fall 2013 issue of the Eagle’s Cry, the newsletter of the Ephraim Yacht Club, has been published online (in color!) and can be viewed at scribd.com/doc/193524814/Eagle-s-Cry-Fall-2013

All back issues of the Eagle’s Cry (going back to Volume 1, No. 1, May 1964) can be viewed at eyc.org/eaglescry

Thanks to the long-time volunteer editors of the Eagle’s Cry, Fran Morof and Nancy Claypool, and to everyone who submitted an article, for another excellent issue!

All current Family, Senior and Single members also receive the hard copy version of the Eagle’s Cry by mail.

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.