Archive for June, 2015

This Week at EYC- June 26th: Opening Social, Family Regatta, Ice Cream Social.

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Here are some highlights of events happening at EYC this week.  Please note that racing occurs every day except Wednesdays.  Please see the racing page at EYC.org for more details.

Saturday, June 27th.

9:00am Annual Family Regatta. ( boat draw is at 9:00.  First race signal is scheduled for 10:00)   Please join us for this fun, family tradition.  The following boats sailing in the June 27 Flying Scot series races will be eligible for Family Regatta trophies: any boat carrying a husband and wife, or a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, or siblings. After the race, join us for a post-race debrief led by Jay Lott and Michael Faugust. They will facilitate a discussion among the top finishers to share what they did or observed during the race, answer questions about the race and address any racing rule issues that may have arisen on the course. The session will begin immediately following the races. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920-724-1771.

6:00pm EYC Opening Social Please join us as we begin the season with our annual Opening Social and the Blessing of the Fleet. This event is a time to reconnect and meet new members. Our Commodore will introduce our 2015 Sailing Staff. We will also honor those EYC members who have passed during the last year. We regret not mentioning the passing of long time member Joanie Shannon in the spring issue of the Eagles Cry. On Saturday, members Catherine Hoag, Sallie Heidler, Scott Isaacson, Arvid W. Munson, Joseph F. Schoendorf, Jr., and Joannie Shannon will be honored. This event is for members 18 and older. The club will provide beverages. Please bring an appetizer to share. (Thank you for remembering this is a pet-free event.)

Monday, June 29th

Start of Session B lessons:  See notes below.  Don’t miss out on a lessons, and fun at EYC.

6:30pm Bunco

Wednesday, July 1st

Junior Activities :  This week will be a 4 Square Tournament and Ping Pong Championship.  Pizza, Prizes and Pride provided for all participants.  5:30-7:30.   Meet and get picked up at EYC.  Cost for this event is $10, with a maximum of $20 per family. Please sign up on the poster at EYC.

Donation Creation Starts at Wild Tomato.  Please see details below.

Thursday, July 2nd

Teen Activities:  5:30-7:30. Meet at EYC with your bicycle, helmet and water.  Grab a quick ride to Penninsula State Park, followed by a stop at Wilson’s Ice Cream in Ephraim.     Bring your own funds. Teen Activities are for EYC members and their guests who have graduated from 8th grade. Please contact Duska Pearson at duskapearson@mac.com with any questions.  Sign up at EYC.

Friday, July 3rd

Ice Cream Social.  7:00 pm.  Come on down to EYC to start your Independence Day Weekend right.  The Ice Cream Social is a great way to gather with friends old and new, while enjoying the best ice cream in town.  Thanks to Steve and Jessica Sauter and icecreamsource.com. for once again donating the ice cream for this event. Bring your favorite topping, please.

 

Announcements

Education: Session B begins Monday, June 29th.  Please sign up at EYC.org.

Team Racing Clinic! There will be a one day Team Racing Clinic offered on July 25, 2015. Please go to www.eyc.org/lessons  to get more info on this exciting offering.

Did you know that Optimist racing is open to anyone through the age of 15? Many of our EYC sailors opt out of the Optis at an early age, losing out on the opportunity to develop skills and experience racing against peers, both here and outside the EYC. To help address this, we have a new offering-

The morning Racing Class in Session C, July 13-24, has been modified to be a specialty class focused Opti Racing. This class is open to students age 7 – 15 who have skippered in an EYC Opti Regatta. The class will run from 9 am till noon. The class will be taught by Zac Aasen, an EYC instructor, who races for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sailing Team and has coached Optimist sailors throughout the Midwest. Zac will take students to the next level of Opti racing, and will cover starts, upwind and downwind strategy and racing rules. The class will run from 9 AM till noon and is limited to five students. To enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons and sign up for the Session C Racing class.

There are also still places in the Opti Clinic on July 9 and 10. This popular and fun clinic will be taught by Bobby Collins of the Chicago Yacht Club.

Private lessons have begun. Register for these by contacting Brian Ritter at the club at 920 854-7107.

Another section of Powerboat Skills has been added. There is one space in the morning class starting July 13 and two spaces in the afternoon class starting July 20.

Adventure Sailing is a brand new class option that is quickly filling up. It is offered from 1:30-4:30 the weeks of July 6, July 13, July 20, August 3 and August 10. This class is open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels.

The Women’s Sailing Class offered the week of July 20 will be taught by Ally Dykman, one of our capable new instructors. It meets from 1:30-4:30 each afternoon.

 

Racing:

Please note these upcoming regattas at EYC.  Check out the racing page at EYC.org for further details.

Family Regatta.  Saturday, June 27th.  9:00 am boat draw.  Part of the regular Saturday morning Flying Scot series.   Eligible boats are considered for the Family Regatta prizes.

Opti Regatta:  Saturday, July 11th.  1:00 boat draw.  Continues on Sunday, July 12th. Open to sailors ages 8-15.

Ritchie Hall Junior Regatta.  Saturday, July 18th.  Boat Draw is at 1:00.   Continues on Sunday, July 19th. Open to ages 12-17.  Raced on 420’s and Lasers.

Ephraim Regatta.  Saturday, Aug 1-2.

 

Come to Wild Tomato and support the  ARM Scholarship Fund!!

We have exciting news! The Wild Tomato Restaurant in Fish Creek has named the EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund as the “Donation Creation” recipient for the month of July. The featured pizza will be their famous Thai Pie Pizza! It has a green curry cream cheese base topped with chicken, green and red peppers, red onion, cilantro, pea shoots and carrots, drizzled with chili lime!

For those of you who may not be familiar with this very special program, the Wild Tomato offers a special pizza for the entire month of July and for each one that is sold, they will donate $1 to the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund.

Please note that this is the second time in 4 years that the Wild Tomato has favored the EYC with its generous Donation Creation for July, the peak month of the season. A big thank you to Wild Tomato owners Brett and Sara Unkefer for their generosity to EYC.

Please mark you calendars and menus for the entire month of July and help show your support to the scholarship fund at EYC by buying a “Donation Creation” pizza, and also to recognize Wild Tomato for its repeated generous sponsorship.  Wild Tomato: (920) 868-3095.

We hope to see you at EYC this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week at EYC- June 19th

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Please come join the fun at EYC as our season’s activities begin!  Below are daily highlights of club activities for the upcoming week:

Friday, June 19th

5:00pm   420 races    The start of the first race is one hour after the 5:00pm boat draw.

Saturday, June 20th

7:30am- 10:30 am.  All EYC members and friends are invited to the  EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast at the Ephraim Village Hall.  This is a fun way to begin your Fyr Bal Weekend.  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for $9.   Please contact Jay Lott jaylott01@gmail.com if you can volunteer to help.

9:00am   Fyr Bal Regatta  (part of the Saturday morning Scot series) Come sail in the Fyr Ball Regatta.  This event will be followed by a debrief session led by Michael Faugust about what he observed or questions from racers about what occurred during the race.  Contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) if you have any questions, ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920-724-1771.

1:00pm-3:00pm     EYC Open House  Encourage your friends to stop in to find out more about the EYC.   Jodi Hoyerman, Membership Chair, and fellow members will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.  Light refreshments will be provided.

1:00pm  Laser Races    The start of the race is one hour after the 1:00pm boat draw.

6:00pm  FYR BAL Family Cookout    Come down to the club to socialize and dine before the Fyr Bal evening activities.  Once again, brats and burgers will be provided by the originators of this event: the O’Rouke-LaTreille-Richter families.  Please bring a generous sized, side dish to share with the other participating families and your own beverages. This is a fun, family barbecue. EYC is the perfect place to watch the Fyr Bal bonfires and fireworks in Ephraim!

Sunday, June 21st

9:00am  Opti Races

1:00pm  420 Races    Races begin one hour after the boat draws.

Monday, June 22nd

5:00pm Flying Scot Races

6:30pm  Bunco

Tuesday, June 23th

5:00pm  Laser and Opti Races     The start is one hour after the 5:00pm boat draw.

Wednesday, June 24

Junior Activities Begin!     We are kicking off our weekly youth events with a new activity–“Photo Scavenger Hunt” led by Jeanne Papenthien from 5:30pm-7:30 pm.  Please bring a cell phone camera, sneakers, water bottle and plan on having fun. The team with the most pictures or points wins!   Sign up in the clubhouse beginning Friday, June 19th. There is a $5 per youth participation fee. Youths are welcome from ages 8 years and up.  EYC youth are encouraged to bring a non-member or even two for this initial event and share the fun of Wednesday night youth activities.  Contact Jeanne Papenthien with questions or if you want to help. (661-917-0831). Check our EYC facebook site for the most recent updates.

Thursday, June 25th

5:00pm  Opti races   The start of the race is one hour after the 5:00pm boat draw.

Teen Activities Begin!   Meet at Johnson’s Park in Sister Bay at 5:30pm.  Bring your own funds.  Teen Activities are for EYC members and their guests who have graduated from 8th grade.  Please contact Duska Pearson at duskapearson@mac.com with any questions. Sign up at EYC beginning Saturday, June 20th.

Friday, June 26th

5:00pm   420 races   The start of the race is one hour after the 5pm boat draw.

Saturday June 27th  

9:00am   Annual Family Regatta    After the race, join us for a post-race debrief led by Jay Lott and Michael Faugust. They will facilitate a discussion among the top finishers to share what they did or observed during the race, answer questions about the race and address any racing rule issues that may have arisen on the course. The session will begin immediately following the races. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920-724-1771.

1:00pm   Laser Races   The start of the race is one hour after the 1:00pm boat draw.

6:00pm  EYC Opening Social    Please join us as we begin the season with our annual Opening Social and the Blessing of the Fleet. This event is a time to reconnect and meet new members.   Our Commodore will introduce our 2015 Sailing Staff.   We will also honor those EYC members who have passed during the last year. We regret  not mentioning the passing of long time member Joanie Shannon in the spring issue of the Eagles Cry.  On Saturday, members  Catherine Hoag, Sallie Heidler, Scott Isaacson,  Arvid W. Munson, Joseph F. Schoendorf, Jr., and Joannie Shannon will be honored.  This event is for members 18 and older. The club will provide beverages.  Please bring an appetizer to share.  (Thank you for remembering this is a pet-free event.)

 Dry Slips and Lockers

This spring, we installed new lockers in the EYC clubhouse. We replaced our smaller lockers with 5 new large, but slimmer, lockers (34″ x 12″ x 16″) for the season for $63.30 and to offer 10 “Large” lockers (34″ x 14″ x 16″) for the season at $79.13.  The locker rental period runs until 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 5. There are Reserve your locker here: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2140338

The EYC has a variety of dry slips available for rent by club members including: Flying Scot ($600), Laser on rack ($100), Laser, Sunfish, 420 or Optimist on trailer or dolly ($400), Optimist on pile ($100), Windsurfer, paddleboard, and kayak on rack ($100). The slip rental period runs until Wednesday, September 30, except that Windsurfer, paddleboard, kayak, and laser (on rack) rental periods end at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 5. Reserve your slip here: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2139232 “

FYR BAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY JUNE 20th

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

All EYC members and friends are invited to the EYC’s Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, June 20 at the Ephraim Village Hall.  This is a fun and inexpensive way to kick off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with summer friends.  Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee for just $9 ($5 juniors age 10 and under). Breakfast runs from 7:30 to 10:30 AM.  All proceeds from the Pancake Breakfast benefit the EYC!

We still need a few more volunteers to help out with the Pancake Breakfast.  If you can help out for a couple of hours, please contact event chair Jay Lott  jaylott01@gmail.com.

Racing Schedule Correction: Thursday Opti races.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Please note that the racing schedule this week incorrectly stated the racing on Thursday evenings.  Thursday evening there are Opti races ( not Laser races as printed).   Boat draw begins a 5:00.

Additionally, the series race times given in the schedule are for the draw for EYC members to use EYC owned boats.  Series races are scheduled to begin one hour after the drawing time.  Times given for regattas which are not also series races are the time of scheduled start of the first race.  Consult the appropriate Notice of Race located at www.eyc.org for definitive times and rules governing all EYC races.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the clubhouse for clarification.  920 854-7107.

June 12- This week at EYC- Racing and Lessons Begin

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Its that time!!  Club racing and lessons begin this weekend at EYC.  Here are a few highlights:

Saturday, June 13

Flying Scot races 9:00, followed by the Flying Scot racing clinic with Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu. .  See more information below.  1:00 Laser Races

Sunday, June 14      

 Opti Races begin at 9:00.     420 Races begin at 1:00.

Monday, June 15th    

Session A Lessons begin- morning only 9:00 am.  See more lesson information below.  First Mates Coffee begins at 9:00.   Flying Scot races begin 5:00.  Bunco 6:30.

Tuesday, June 16th    

Laser and Opti races- 5:00.

Thursday, June 18th

Laser races- 5:00.

Friday, June 19th      

420 races- 5:00.

Saturday June 20th    

Fyr Bal Regatta 9:00 am (and Saturday Flying Scot races.) For further Fyr Bal info, read below. 

 

 Our lesson season officially begins with Session A on June 15th. Just a reminder to sign up for lessons for this summer at eyc.org.

Session B Beginners is already full in the morning. If you are interested in lessons for your beginner June 29-July 8, there are still spaces available in the afternoon. There are also spaces available in the Optimist Clinic, July 9th & 10th, which has a Beginner section in the mornings and Intermediates in the afternoons. This clinic will be a great introduction to sailing. You can also help your junior sailor prepare for the Optimist Regatta on July 11 & 12 by enrolling him or her in the Opti Clinic. More details at eyc.org/lessons.

If you don’t find a class that fits your needs or schedule, consider taking private lessons from the EYC’s qualified staff. Private lessons are flexible and designed to address your specific interests from beginner to advanced racing. Go to http://eyc.org/private-sailing-lessons/ for pricing, or call Brian Ritter at the club at (920) 854-7107 to schedule your lessons.

June 13th EYC Flying Scot Fleet tuning clinic, featuring our own Ryan Malmgren, of MAD Sails.

Note: you do not need to own a Flying Scot to benefit from this session – the session is open to all ages / levels of experience and you only need to be an EYC member to attend.

In addition to addressing tuning, Ryan and his wife, Stacey Rieu, are going to show some spinnaker tricks, weight placement, boat handling hints, etc.

The clinic is targeted for noon, but will begin as quickly as practicable after the boats are on the dock after the first FS race of the season. We have a number of confirmed boats racing (some as a warm-up for the Flying Scot NAC), so we hope for some good weather. During the races, Ryan and Stacey will be observing from their whaler, then will provide feedback on the water / during the clinic.

Given the timing / logistics, you are welcome to brown-bag your own lunch. If there are any volunteers who may be interested in collecting money and arranging a group lunch (for this or any other FS Fleet event), please contact Jennifer Ikeda @ ikedaj@hotmail.com.

 

Calling all First Mates-  Coffee!  Monday, June 15th at 9:00. 

Please come to the 1st First Mates Coffee of the summer. Monday, June 15 at 9:00 . We will start with coffe and conversation then head in to our meeting. We have a busy summer to plan and we need your help. Visit with friends old and new.

Bunco begins Monday night June,15. Meet and greet fiends at 6:30 we usually start rolling the dice about 7:00. Bunco night at EYC is a fun social ladies night out? No skill required, bring a friend, a beverage and $10. Hope to see you there, the more the merrier!

Clubhouse hours and Staff Training.   Please note that clubhouse hours for the summer are as follows:

Weekdays: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Weekend: 9am-5pm

 During the afternoons of June 15-19, and June 22 the staff will be undergoing training. During these days, there will be no staff available from 12-5pm and the upstairs rooms will be reserved for staff training sessions. 

If you have any questions,  please contact Brian Ritter, Clubhouse Director at (920) 854-7107.

 

Coming Up:  Fyr Bal Weekend.  June 19-21st

EYC FYR BAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY JUNE 20- VOLUNTEER PLEASE

Please attend the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 20 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall, to benefit the EYC! Bring your friends too! The menu will feature the traditional all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your Fyr Bal day in the company of friends and family at a scenic and central location.

We need volunteers to help run the Pancake Breakfast! If you can help out for a few hours as a server, cook’s helper, door person, or otherwise, please contact event chair Jay Lott- jaylott01@gmail.com. Volunteers get a free breakfast!

Fyr Bal Regatta- 9:00, June 20 –  ( also counts as regular Saturday Scot Race) Join us for a post-race debrief following the Fyr Bal Regatta. Michael Faugust will facilitate a discussion among the top finishers to share what they did or observed during the race, answer questions about the race and address any racing rule issues that may have arisen on the course. The session will begin at approximately noon, or as quickly as practicable following the races. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920-724-1771.

EYC Open House 1:30-3:00.

Fyr Bal Cookout   6:00 pm.

 

Youth Activities:

Junior Activities will begin Wednesday, June 24th.  Teen Activities will begin on Thursday, June 25th.  Any parents interested in helping with Junior or Teen activities, please contact Duska Pearson@ duskapearson@mac.com.

 

Get out and Sail!  Hope to see you on the dock!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week at EYC – Bridge Begins. Racing Begins June 13th. Locker/ Slip Registration.

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Please note that Bridge  begins this week at EYC.  Monday, June 8th begins Open Play Bridge at 1:00.  Tuesday at 4:00 is Couples Bridge, and Thursday at 9:30 am is Bridge Lessons.  For questions of further info, please contact Suzanne Lisle at suzanne@sjlisle.com.

Racing begins at EYC  Saturday, June 13th.  Please see the website for full racing details.

Join us next weekend, June 13, for the EYC Flying Scot Fleet Tuning Clinic, featuring our own Ryan Malmgren, of MAD Sails. Note: you do not need to own a Flying Scot to benefit from this session – the session is open to all ages / levels of experience and you only need to be an EYC member to attend.

In addition to addressing tuning, Ryan and his wife, Stacey Rieu, are going to show some spinnaker tricks, weight placement, boat handling hints, etc.

The clinic is targeted for noon, but will begin as quickly as practicable after the boats are on the dock after the first FS race of the season. We have a number of confirmed boats racing (some as a warm-up for the Flying Scot NAC), so we hope for some good weather. During the races, Ryan and Stacey will be observing from their whaler, then will provide feedback on the water / during the clinic.

Given the timing / logistics, you are welcome to brown-bag your own lunch. If there are any volunteers who may be interested in collecting money and arranging a group lunch (for this or any other FS Fleet event), please contact Jennifer Ikeda.

Mark your calendar for other EYC Flying Scot events (note there was a typo in the Eagle’s Cry article):
June 20: Racing debrief following the Fyr Bal Regatta – Michael Faugust
June 27: Racing debrief following the Family Regatta – Jay Lott
July 11, 18, 25: Racing Rules Sessions I, II, III – Cain Goettleman, Jay Lott

If you have any questions concerning the Flying Scot racing, please contact Jennifer Ikeda.  Looking for crew, or a skipper, she will be happy to conect you.  ikedaj@hotmail.com.

Group Lessons begin the week of June 15th.  Please sign up online at EYC.org.  Please know you can schedule private lessons at anytime through director@eyc.org.

Slip and Locker rental:  If you are interested in renting a slip this summer – please click here

FOR SALE BY THE EYC. Perfect for a yacht tender or dinghy. 2006 Caribe C-12 12′ semi-rigid inflatable (RIB) boat. Includes professionally maintained 2006 Mercury 30 HP 4-stroke with electric start. Includes galvanized trailer custom fitted to the boat. Used in fresh water only. Boat, motor and trailer in very good used condition. For pictures go to https://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/sets/72157651430297444/ $4990. Interested? Contact EYC Equipment chairman Steve Sauter ssauter@etailerinc.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.