Archive for April, 2016

April EYC News

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Summer camps and lesson sign ups are underway.

Back by popular demand are the adventure sailing camps and power boating skills as well as sailing lessons for all levels (beginning to racing). As with last year, some sessions fill quickly so you’ll want to secure your spots now.  And since our current members are the best outreach to new families, please spread the word and encourage others to sign up as well.  Lessons and camps are open to all.


The EYC’s Mike Faugust and Jennifer Ikeda Faugust captured second place in the 24-boat Championship Division of the highly competitive Flying Scot Midwinter Championship held April 4-7, 2016 at St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club in Panama City, Florida.  This is quite an achievement.  (First place went to Zeke Horowitz, a sailing professional for North Sails.)

Another Great Success at the Fourth Annual EYC Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser!

Thanks to all who contributed to an amazing event. We recognize the time, distance, generosity, and commitment represented by your attendance and generous donations. We were also overjoyed to see Anne Crowe who made the longest journey to be with us!

Special thanks to Door County merchants, EYC members, family and friends who donated nearly $12,000 in silent auction items. Those included EYC members Ron Litterst for his beautiful painting, “Ephraim Shore”, Di Taillon for a two night stay at the beautiful Hillside Inn, Jim and Kay Nelson for the Mark Heusso limited edition prints, Gwen and Captain Ches Porter for the sailing adventure, Scott Roberts, for the stunning photos, and a Creatology craft basket donated by our young member, Olivia Annoye. Because of the generosity of all who supported this event in so many ways, we will be able to continue to provide sailing scholarships to those in our beloved Door County community. We hope to see you all on the EYC dock soon! With gratitude,

Rob, Sherry, Adam and Barb Moore

And and editor’s note to the Moore’s:  Thank YOU! The EYC is so lucky to have you!

It’s not too late to support the Aaron R. Moore Scholarship Fund

EYC Member and Rodan + Fields Independent Consultant, Nancy Treleven, will donate 10% of your purchase of her products to the Aaron R. Moore Scholarship Fund.  Visit her website at or call her at 847-727-9717.  Valid on orders through April 30, 2016.  Join her PC Perks program and she will donate 15%!

Passing of EYC member Mary Gantz

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Mary Katherine DeJong Gantz, 67, died on April 14, 2016 from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), surrounded by her loving family and lots of sunlight.  A memorial service is planned for Sunday, May 8 in Iowa City, IA.

Her obituary can be found here:

Memorial activities in Door Co. for EYC member Karen Wilkinson Brown

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Earlier this week we shared the sad news of the passing of Karen Wilkinson Brown. All EYC members and friends are welcome to attend the Graveside Service tomorrow Saturday April 16, 2016 2pm at Little Sister Cemetery, Sister Bay,WI.  There will be a reception immediately following at the Brown’s Cottage.

Below is a link the the online memorial.

View the Full Online Memorial

The EYC regrets to announce the passing of two members

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Karen Wilkinson Brown, age 59. Memorial Service Friday, April 15, 2016 11:00 a.m. First Presbyterian Church of Evanston, 1427 Chicago Ave. Evanston, IL.

Robert “Lal” Burridge passed away on Saturday March 26th with his wife, Pat, and family at his side after a brief illness at the age of 85.

We wish to extend our sympathies to the families of both of these cherished members.

Last call for the Aaron R Moore Scholarship Fundraiser!

Friday, April 8th, 2016

We are still taking last minute reservations for the party of the year! This Saturday’s gala (April 9th) at the Lake Forest Club will include a fabulous menu, an over-the-top auction table, everything from Pink Squirrels to Brandy Alexanders, plus lots of surprises. You won’t want to miss this one. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to this sailing scholarship fund that makes a real difference in our Door County community that we all love!


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.