Archive for July, 2015

This Week- July 31. The Ephraim Regatta! Brat Fest! Water Games!

Friday, July 31st, 2015

It’s the biggest week of the season at EYC!  So many amazing events in one week- we hope to see you at a few of them.

Friday, July 31st.

Registration continues for the Ephraim Regatta.  Registration  ends Saturday morning at 9:00am. To register, click here

1:00 pm.  Pre Regatta Clinic.  The Pre-Regatta Clinic featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggart will start at 1:00 pm.  Boats should be rigged and launched prior to the start of the clinic.

6:00 pm.  Regatta Welcome Party.  All members and friends are invited the the Regatta Welcome Party at Olga Dana Green( across from EYC). Adults $10, Kids $5.  Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, cookies, water and lemonade.  Please bring your own adult beverage if you are of age and you desire. Enjoy the beautiful water view!

Saturday, August 1st.

8:30-9:30 am.  Competitor Check in for Ephraim Regatta:

11:00 am. Ephraim Regatta First Race scheduled to begin.

Please note:  anyone wishing to help for a few hours with the regatta this weekend, please contact Bjorn Hooper at bjorn@acclaimpos.com or Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.

6:00 pm.  Bratfest Party at the Kleins.  The 40th annual Bratfest will take place at the Klein residence.  3282 Gibraltar Road starting at 6:00 pm.  This is open to all EYC members and guests.  Cost:  $14 for adults, $11 for children.  Volunteers are still needed!  Please contact Laura O’Rourke if you are able to help Friday for set-up or Saturday to help collect money.    312 953-8320.  Thanks again for the Klein family for the hard work and commitment it takes to make this amazing party possible.

Sunday, Aug 2nd

Ephraim Regatta continues.  Awards ceremony to follow final race.

Wednesday, August 5th

5:30-7:30 pm.  Junior Activity. Water Games.  Yes- that’s right- the event you wait all year for.  Come on out, get your bandana, and claim the title of Water Games Champion.  Please wear a swimsuit, watershoes, active clothing to participate in land activities as well.  Junior Activities are for children who have completed 1st grade.  Sign up on the poster at EYC by Wednesday at 12:00pm. Cost for this event is $5.  Please note that dinner will not be served at this event.

Thursday, August 6th

5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Teen Activity. Pool and  Pizza Party at the Pyle’s.  A great way to finish off the year, with the final teen activity.  Please wear your swimsuit, and bring a towel.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  $5.  Please sign up on the poster at EYC.

 

Saturday, August 8th

6:00 pm  Commodores Cocktail Party at Peninsula Art School. Wine, Beer, and Soda provided- please bring an appetizer to share.  Adults $20, Children (18 and under) $10.  All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club.

 

 Announcements

Education Notes

Session E-“Best of the EYC”

Yet another section of the popular Powerboat Skills class is now open in the mornings for the week of August 10-14. The cost is $180. The class is open to students age 12 and up, youth and adults. Those born after 12/31/88 must obtain a Boater Education Card before beginning the class.

Opti Racing was another successful class this summer. An additional section will be offered in the mornings from 9 am till noon, August 10-14. This class is perfect for those sailors not yet old enough for Intermediates and/or anyone up to age 15 wanting to improve racing skills or prepare for Optimist competitions outside the EYC. The cost for this course is $180.

Beginners and Intermediates will be offered in the mornings, and Beginners and Adventure Sailing are available in the afternoons of August 10-14.

For more details and the registration link, please visit www.eyc.org/lessons.

Didn’t have time for a class this summer? Private lessons are still being offered. Contact EYC Director, Brian Ritter, to schedule. 920 854-7107

Ephraim Regatta Details!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The 110th Ephraim Regatta starts this Friday, July 31st.

Registration.  Registration ends at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1.  See www.eyc.org/racing for more details.
Lunches.  Lunches for Saturday and Sunday are available by advance purchase only for $8.00 each.  Please have your lunch orders placed by Thursday, July 30thby noon.   These can be ordered through the regatta registration.  here
Pre-Regatta Clinic.  The Pre-Regatta Clinic featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggart will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  Boats should be rigged and launched prior to the start. This is free to Flying Scot Sailing Association members and $25.00 for non-members.  You can join the FSSA at www.fssa.com/join  Junior membership in the FSSA costs less than the price of the clinic.  Please join no later than Thursday, July 30th.
Friday Night Welcome Party.  This is open to all members of the club and will be a casual dinner at the park across from the club.  It starts at 6:00 p.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5.00 for children.
Bratfest.
The 40th Bratfest will take place at the Klein’s, 3282 Gibraltar Road starting at 6:00 p.m.  This is open to all EYC members and guests.  Two tickets to the Bratfest are included in each regatta registration.  Cost:  $14 for adults and $11 for children.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the regatta should contact:  Bjorn Hooper at bjorn@acclaimpos.com or Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!!

This Week at EYC- July 24th. New Lesson Offerings, Ladies Regatta

Friday, July 24th, 2015

So many opportunities for sailors old and new this week at EYC.

Yet another new class for EYC students! Would your student like some guidance in going through the Boater Education Card on-line course? This card is a requirement for powerboat (and jet ski) operators aged 12-26. There will be a one week, instructor-led class in the afternoons, beginning this Monday, July 27. This would be a perfect way to prepare for the following week’s Powerboat Skills class. Both classes are open to anyone age 12 to adult. Additionally, sections of the Powerboat Skills class can be opened in the mornings of the weeks of August 3-7 and August 10-14, as well as the afternoons of August 10-14, whenever there is a minimum of two students. This is a great class for parents and children to take together.

Additionally, this Saturday come out and learn more about Team Racing! The one day clinic will be held in 420’s and will be led by EYC Instructors, Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen.

Adult Group lessons continue to be offered the weeks of July 27 and August 3.

As always, private lessons are an excellent way to learn for both young and old. Contact Brian Ritter at the club to sign up for private lessons.

Please visit www.eyc.org/lessons for more details on all these offerings.

 

Here is what is happening this week at EYC:

Saturday, July 25th

Flying Scot Fleet Meeting: Please join us for the annual fleet meeting, to be held this Saturday, July 25 at noon (or as soon a practicable, after races have concluded). You do not need to own a boat to be a member; you only need to have an interest in sailing or racing Flying Scots.
Introductions
Feedback, comments from 2015: what worked, what could be improved?
Priorities for 2016: what events would you be interested in participating in or leading in 2016?
Recognition of our volunteers
Election of the 2016 – 2017 FS Fleet Captain

Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920.724.1771.

Saturday, July 25th (cont)

Team Racing clinic, led by instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen. 9:00 – 4:00.  Sign up here

Monday, July 27th

Start of Session D lessons.  sign up at eyc.org/lessons

Tuesday, July 28th

Women’s Regatta
The Women’s Regatta is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m. The boat draw for eligible EYC members to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot will be at 4:30 p.m. on the 28th with the first warning signal scheduled for 5:30 p.m.For further information, contact Nan Zimdars nzimdars@zimfin.com

 

Wednesday, July 29th

 Junior Activities.  Lawn Party at the Fogle Home.  5:30-7:30.  Please come for fun, festivities and food.  $7.  $20 maximum per family.  Please sign up on the poster at EYC.  Please do not drive down the driveway, but instead park on the road when dropping your child off. .. 10563 Stock Lane, Sister Bay. If you would like to help with this activity, please contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

 

Thursday, July 30th

Teen Activity.  Progressive Dinner.  5:30-7:30.  Grab your bike, and journey to a delicious evening of dinner and desserts.  Please sign up and see more details on the poster at EYC.

Friday, July 31st

Pre Regatta Racing Clinic: 1:00- 5:00 pm, featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggert.  On and off the water instruction.  For further details, please click here.

6:00 pm.     Ephraim Regatta Welcome Party.

Saturday, August 1st

11:00 am   Ephraim Regatta. To register, please click here.

6:00 pm     39th Annual Bratfest at Kleins.

 

 

IMPORTANT! Ephraim Regatta Early Registration /Boat Draw Deadline

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Ephraim Regatta Boat Draw is Tomorrow, Thursday July 23rd.

The Ephraim Regatta is only a couple weeks away! This is a reminder that payment must be received no later than July 26 to be eligible for the early registration entry fee. To register, go to: 2015 Ephraim Regatta Registration.

The boat draw for EYC owned Flying Scots for the Ephraim Regatta will be held on Thursday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in skippering a boat, you must have an EYC skipper’s license. Please either be at the club in person at 5:00 p.m. or submit your request to Brian Ritter by e-mail britter011@gmail.com no later than noon on Thursday, July 23rd.

Responsibilities of boat draw winners are included in the Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

Women’s Regatta

The Women’s Regatta is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m. The boat draw for eligible EYC members to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot will be at 4:30 p.m. on the 28th with the first warning signal scheduled for 5:30 p.m. If you’re looking for a skipper or looking for crew, please sign up on one of the sign-up sheets at the club. For further information, contact Nan Zimdars nzimdars@zimfin.com

 

 

This Week at EYC- July 17th. Men’s Night Tonight- Rich Hall Regatta.

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Lesson Update:

Our racing and lesson program is in full swing.  This year there are many new interesting opportunities for lessons for sailors old and new:

Adventure Sailing for the kids + Women’s Sailing Class for Mom = A beautiful week on the water for all. This week’s Adventure Sailing classes has sailed to Eagle Bluff and hiked around the caves, kayaked and paddle boarded in the harbor, and sailed to Anderson Dock on the Optis with a visit to Anderson Store for some candy and local history. Next week, July 20-24, the kids can take Adventure Sailing in the afternoons while mothers brush up on sailing or powerboat skills at the same time in either the Women’s Sailing Class or the Powerboat Skills class.

Calling all top guns. If you are interested in racing, come out and try your hand at team racing. EYC Instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen will be leading a one day Team Racing clinic on this exciting aspect of sailing on Saturday, July 25th. The clinic will be held on the EYC’s Club 420’s. It is open to anyone age 12 and up who has completed one session of Intermediate lessons.

For more information and to register for these options, go to www.eyc.org/lessons. Please contact Liz Gheorghita at Education@eyc.org with any questions.

 

This Week at EYC: 

Friday, July 17th.  Men’s Night on the Dock.  7:30 pm  Bring a Steak or 2, a beverage, and a side- or just come on down and visit with the Men of EYC.  We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, July 18th

July 18 – Join us for the second of three Racing Rules chalk talks on July 18, following the Saturday morning Flying Scot races. Jay Lott will discuss rules regarding mark room situations, both up and downwind. 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.

July 18th- Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19

The Rich Hall Junior Regatta is this weekend for racers ages 12-17. The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser Radial and Club 420 (School and College Version) classes. Competitors do not have to be an EYC member, but only EYC members are eligible to sail in EYC-owned boats. No EYC Skipper’s License is required to skipper an EYC-owned Laser Radial or 420, but competitors and parents are asked to use good judgment, taking into account age, maturity, skill level and expected wind velocity and weather, in deciding whether to race or to allow their children to race.

This is another great racing opportunity for our juniors. Find a crew, find a skipper and get ready to race for a trophy this coming weekend! There are trophies for the top five places, plus the highest placing all-girl crew.

The drawing for EYC members to skipper an EYC-owned boat will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Skippers must be present in person to participate in the boat draw. For all other information related to the regatta, please see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions on the EYC’s website, www. eyc.org/racing.

Wednesday, July 22nd. Junior Activities.  EYC’s Got Talent.  5:30-7:30.  Don’t miss out on the amazingly gifted kids at EYC.  Break out your guitar, dust off your skateboard, and sign up to share your talent with EYC.  Families are welcome to come and watch!  Pride and Prizes for all  participants.

 

Thursday, July 23rd.  Teen Activity.  Lantern Night.  Meet at EYC at 6:00 pm.  Come find out what on earth this activity is all about.  Teen activities are open the students who have completed 8th grade.  Sign up on the poster at EYC.

 

Announcements:

Don’t forget the Ephraim Regatta is just 2 weeks away.  To view the NOR please click here:

 To sign up for the Ephraim Regatta, please click here :

 

 

 

Rich Hall Junior Regatta This Weekend!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Rich Hall Junior Regatta, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19

The Rich Hall Junior Regatta is this weekend for racers ages 12-17. The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser Radial and Club 420 (School and College Version) classes. Competitors do not have to be an EYC member, but only EYC members are eligible to sail in EYC-owned boats. No EYC Skipper’s License is required to skipper an EYC-owned Laser Radial or 420, but competitors and parents are asked to use good judgment, taking into account age, maturity, skill level and expected wind velocity and weather, in deciding whether to race or to allow their children to race.

This is another great racing opportunity for our juniors. Find a crew, find a skipper and get ready to race for a trophy this coming weekend! There are trophies for the top five places, plus the highest placing all-girl crew.

The drawing for EYC members to skipper an EYC-owned boat will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Skippers must be present in person to participate in the boat draw. For all other information related to the regatta, please see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions on the EYC’s website,  http://eyc.org/racing/

Ephraim Regatta: July 31st- August 2nd. 

 For Ephraim Regatta details, please see http://eyc.org/racing/

For Regatta Registration, please click here:

http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1473

( we apologize the link was not working in the last email sent)

Junior Activities

Don’t miss out on tonight’s Junior Activity- Sailing and Goulash from 5-8.  As a reminder, sign-up is at EYC.  Please bring $5, a can of tasty soup or veggies,  closed toe shoes, PFD, and wear your swimsuit.  Any parent who is interested in helping out with this activity, or future junior activities, please contact Duska Pearson- duskapearson@mac.com.  Parent Volunteers are are always welcome!!

The Junior Activity schedule for the remainder of the season follows:

July 15th ( tonight)         Sailing and Goulash

July 22nd                          EYC’s Got Talent… Whether you are a solo act or you gather a group of friends, come on out and share your special tricks, or practice this week on a new one.  Previous talents include skateboards, gymnastics, violin, singing, dancing, and magic tricks.  Start thinking how about your performance!  We can’t wait to see this years talented EYC kids.

July 29th                           Lawn Party at the Fogles.  Come on out for a Cookout, Spike Ball, and more fun with your friends at the home/yard of Dennis and Janet Fogle.

August 5th                        Water Games.  This EYC favorite will not disappoint with its fierce competition, and fun festive activities.  Don’t miss the last junior activity of the season, and see what color your bandana will be this year!!

Teen Activities

There is no teen activity this week due to Ladies Potluck.

Upcoming Teen Activities include:   Lantern Night, Sailing, and  the Amazing Race . Teen activities are on Thursday nights through August 6th.   Parents who are interested in helping with these activities, please contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com.

Ladies Potluck in Thursday Night, July 16th. 

Don’t miss out on this night of fun and friends old and new.  Bring a dish to pass, and bring a friend! 6:00pm  at the Village Hall in Ephraim.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Men’s Night on the Dock in this Friday, July 17th. 

Bring something to grill, and/or a side or beverage of your choice.  Enjoy the sunset in Ephraim with some the greatest guys around!   Don’t miss Men’s Night- starting at 7:30 pm.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page.. We have featured our new members on Facebook, as well as the EYC staff.  Click on the Facebook link  below to find out more.  Greet a new member by name at an event this week, and make a new acquaintance.  If you know of anyone who is interested in joining EYC, please invite them to an event, or contact Membership Coordinator Jodi Hoyerman jhoyerman@gmail.com or (920) 854-6115.

 

 

 

This week at EYC- July 10th. First Mates, Ladies Potluck, Men’s Cookout!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

This week is filled with fun events! Don’t miss out on the chance to meet some of our fabulous new members, and have a delicious meal with friends.

Saturday, July 11th.  Join us for the first of three Racing Rules chalk talks on Saturday morning, following the Saturday morning Fkying Scot races.  Cain Goettleman will discuss rules before and at the start and rules when boats meet.  Future sessions will cover mark room situations, penalties and responsibilities, and review complex situations.  You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at ikeda@ hotmail.com.

Saturday, July 11th.  Opti Regatta. The first race begins at 2:00.  Boat draw is at 1:00.  Races continue on Sunday, July 12th, followed by an awards picnic.

Monday, July 13th

Session C lessons begin.  Go to EYC.org to register.

9:00 First Mates Coffee.

Wednesday, July 15th

Junior Activity- 5:00-8:00 pm.  Sailing and Goulash and Nicolot.  Please bring $5 and a delicious can of soup or veggies to make goulash.  Please note: you must  wear closed toe shoes and a life jacket.  Sign up at EYC.

To volunteer for this junior activity, or to help or bring supplies, please see this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1feTOvs7_1ADuGt0zaKmOIWI9qJe8rasxhbjocOrnTw0/edit?usp=sharing
Thursday, July 16th

6:00 First Mates Potluck at the Village Hall.  Bring a favorite dish, and come join in the fun!

Friday, July 17th

7:30. Men’s Night on the Dock.  Come on down and bring your favorite meat to grill  and a side.

Saturday, July 18th

Richie Hall Junior Regatta

Racing Rules Chalk Talk continue following Flying Scot races.

Announcements

The Ephraim Regatta is just 3 weeks away! July 31st- August 2nd.  Please see Regatta Registration and NOR on the racing page at EYC.org.   To register go to

http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1473

 

This week at EYC July 3rd

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

This week at EYC:  Ice Cream Social, It is Independence Day Weekend! Please come to EYC to celebrate! Here are a few ways to join in the fun at EYC.

Friday, July 3rd.

Ice Cream Social.  7:00 pm.  Ice cream provided, please bring a topping! Come down to EYC and enjoy catching up w friends, while enjoying delicious ice cream, compliments of icecreamsource.com.

Saturday, July 4th.

New Member Open House.  12:00-3:00.  New members are invited to come down and get a closer look at EYC.  Membership Chairperson Jodi Hoyerman and EYC staff will be on hand to answer any questions.  Assistance in registration will be provided.  Bring a friend who might be interested in EYC!  Brats and Hot Dogs provided! We hope to see you there.

Monday, July 6th.

Adventure Sailing Class begins( 1 week class)

Session B continues.

Wednesday, July 8th

Junior Activities: Kickball and potluck dinner.  Sign up on the poster at EYC! Meet at the Sister Bay Sports Complex from  6:00 -8:00 pm.    Please bring $5 and a dish to shares with approx 10 people.    Last name A-E please bring a main course. F-M bring a side dish. N-S drinks.  T-Z please bring dessert.  Questions? Please contact Carol Feidler at 514 979-7115.

Thursday, July 9th

Opti Clinic. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to learn from Bobby  Collins of the Chicago Yacht Club.  The clinic will run from 9:00am-noon on Thursday, July 9th and Friday, July 10th.  Sign up at EYC.org.

Teen Activity.  Pizza Making at the Pearson’s- 6:00-8:00 pm. 2928 Valentine Lane in Ephraim.  Sign up at EYC.  Make a personal pizza, and make some new friends.  Teen activities are  open to students who have completed 8th grade. Bring a friend, and join the fun! For questions, please contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com.

Friday, July 10th

Team Racing clinic taught by Bobby Collins. This  2 day class will be taught in the afternoons on Flying Scots.

Opti clinic continues.

Saturday, July 11th

Opti Regatta.  Boat draw is at 1:00.  Continues on Sunday, July 12th.  Open to sailors 8-15.

Team Racing Clinic Continues.

Sunday, July 12th. Opti Regatta continues.

 

Education Notes:

We have opened six more places for the Adventure Sailing class beginning this Monday, July 6. In this one week class, students will explore Eagle Harbor in a variety of boats with fun, themed days. Open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels.

Team Racing in 420s and Flying Scots! Take your pick from two upcoming clinics on this exciting aspect of sailing.   Bobby Collins will lead a two afternoon clinic on July 10 & 11 on Flying Scots. On July 25, EYC Instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen will coach a one day clinic on Club 420s.

There are also places remaining in the Optimist Beginner’s Clinic with Bobby Collins. The clinic will run from 9 am to noon on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. This clinic is a great warm up for the Optimist Regatta.

There are three spots left in next week’s Adult Beginner’s Class. Meeting in the afternoons, EYC Instructor Ally Dykman will take you through the basics of dinghy sailing on our comfortable Flying Scots.

Opti Racing with Zac July 13-24, from 9 AM till noon. If your student has completed a session or two of Beginners, this class might be the perfect fit. EYC Instructor Zac Aasen will coach experienced Opti sailors on how to maximize this often underestimated boat. Watch these videos with the Under 16s in your household. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2nkLXanio    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKutKWF7A0.

Private lessons are always a flexible alternative to our lesson program. Contact Director Brian Ritter at (920) 854-7107  to book a lesson.

Please visit www.eyc.org/lessons for more details and to register for these classes. Registration for all offerings closes at noon the day before class begins.

Announcements:

110th Ephraim Regatta is a Month Away. Need Volunteers!

The 110th Ephraim Regatta will be held over the weekend of Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Please mark your calendars. This is a fun event and something in which everyone can become involved. We are seeking volunteers to help with all aspects of the regatta. There are jobs and roles available for everyone, both on and off the water, regardless of your sailing ability or previous experience. Jobs vary in length from a few hours to one day to both Saturday and Sunday. Volunteering is lots of fun and a good way to get to know your fellow members. This is the biggest event of the EYC’s entire season and we’re looking forward to a great regatta. If you are able to assist or would like to learn more, please contact: Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.

Opti Regatta:  Saturday, July 11th- Sunday, July 12th.

Ritchie Hall Junior Regatta: Saturday, July 18th- Sunday, July 19th.

Dont forget to stop by Wild  Tomato and ask for the Donation Creation pizza- the Thai Pizza Pie! The Wild Tomato will donate $1 to EYC’s  Aaron R Moore Scholarhip fund for every Donation Creation pizza purchased during the month of July.  (920) 868-3095.

Enjoy your weekend, and celebrate the United States of America!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.