Archive for August, 2015

Next weekend is Labor Day Cleanup

Friday, August 28th, 2015

We hope you are enjoying the last days of our club.  Maybe you will get one  last sail or swim in this week.

SEPTEMBER 5 CLOSING WORK DAY: All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, September 5. We will be putting away boats and equipment, organizing the house for winter and removing 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. Please bring your own beverages.

The EYC relies heavily on its member volunteers to open and close the EYC each season. This holds down costs and helps keep the dues affordable. Last year over 50 EYC members helped close the EYC. Please don’t miss out on this Labor Day weekend tradition!

This Week- Come claim your lost and found items!

Friday, August 21st, 2015

LOST AND FOUND washed and ready to claim at the club! Drop by to pick up your missing treasures. Lots of towels, tops, bottoms, socks, and racing gloves. If unclaimed by Labor Day club close up, you can go to Bargains and buy them back!

Click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page for photos of missing gear!

This Week August 14th- Flying Scot Coaching Session Saturday, Aug 15th.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

If you are fortunate to enough to still be in Door County this week, here are a few events for you:

Saturday, Aug 15th.

Attention Flying Scot racers of all skill levels: Join us on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00  for an on-the-water coaching session, where we will pair skippers and crew of different skill levels to race around a W/L course in Eagle Harbor. It is a chance to get pointers or to give back and help coach others. You do not need to come with skipper, crew or boat, just your life jacket and personal gear. We would love to get more experienced sailors to join us and help give pointers to those with less experience. First warning signal at 10:00 AM. Also seeking a volunteer for safety boat. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda Faugust at ikedaj@hotmail.com

Monday, Aug 17th

Session F begins.   August 17-21 (morning lessons only-  Beginner and Intermediate).  Private Lessons are available by calling 920 854-7107 or www.eyc.org/lessons.

 

Announcements:

The final week of sailing lessons begins on Monday. We are offering Beginner and Intermediate levels in the morning. For details and to register, please visit www.eyc.org/lessons.

Many thanks to all our students, staff and families for a fabulous summer of sailing instruction at the EYC. We hope you find opportunities to practice your skills over the winter, and we look forward to seeing you on the dock in 2016.

Racing Committee Thanks!!

A huge thanks  to our Racing Committee Co-Chairs Nancy Claypool and Bjorn Hooper.  They coordinated the most well run Ephraim Regatta in recent history and facilitated  a racing schedule to accommodate all levels of sailing.  Please take the time to thank them for their efforts if you see them in the future! Their commitment to EYC is greatly appreciated.

This Week- August 7th. Commodores Party- Bridge Update.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

It’s time for the Party of the EYC Season- Commodores Cocktails Party is this Saturday, August 8th! Trophy presentation will be included as well an auction of paintings of EYC. You wont want to miss out on the chance to own one of the following pieces of art:

     Oil painting by Shelby Keefe
     Oil painting by Christina Body
     Oil painting by Jim Leatham
     Watercolor painting by Fran Vail
     Pastel painting by Sandra Place

Commodores Party will be held at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. 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.

Here’s what is happening this week.

Saturday, August 8th

9:00 Annual Membership Meeting

9:00 Final Opti Blue Fleet moved to this time

10:00 Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 Final Laser Saturday races

6:00 Commodores Paret at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek

Sunday, August 9th

9:00 Final Flying Scot Saturday series race ( moved from the Saturday time)

1:00 Final 420 series race.

Monday, August 10th

9:00 Session E ( one week) begins.  See further details below in announcements.

7:00 pm Final Bunco of the Year!  Please note we added one more night- come join the fun! 

Saturday, August 15th

10:00 On the water coaching session for Flying Scots See details below. (First warning signal at 10:00 am) See details below.

Announcements:

Bridge Continues at EYC
The summer series of bridge lessons has completed, but bridge will continue on Thursday mornings from now until the Club closes at the end of September. All are welcome to attend on Thursdays, from 9:30 until Noon, whether you were in the lesson series or not. The Thursday format uses pre-dealt hands with lesson concepts reviewed, or if you prefer, you may group in fours and play in the usual Monday afternoon “open play” format.
Monday open play bridge continues from 1:00 until 3:30 with the same format of rotating partners every four hands.
The popular Tuesday couples group continues, with about 20 people playing each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Bring a partner and plan to join the group for dinner after (optional, but extra fun continues!).

Attention Flying Scot racers of all skill levels: Join us on Saturday, August 15 for an on-the-water coaching session, where we will pair skippers and crew of different skill levels to race around a W/L course in Eagle Harbor. It is a chance to get pointers or to give back and help coach others. You do not need to come with skipper, crew or boat, just your life jacket and personal gear. We would love to get more experienced sailors to join us and help give pointers to those with less experience. First warning signal at 10:00 AM. Also seeking a volunteer for safety boat. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda Faugust at ikedaj@hotmail.com

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

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.