Archive for July, 2016

This week at the EYC

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Final Saturday pre-race chalk talk, 9:00 AM, July 30th

Roger Waleffe will lead us in preparing for the final Flying Scot Races

News Flash:  Adventure Sailing for Women is here!

Been watching the kids have all the fun this summer?  School supplies can wait.  Join the brand new Adventure Sailing for Women class and sail Eagle Harbor in style.  Bring your friends and enjoy sailing to Leroy’s for coffee, trips to Horseshoe Island, Nicolet Beach and yes, even Fred & Fuzzy’s!  Sun, fun and skills in one great week.  The class is open to women ages 18 and up at any skill level.  The class will run Monday-Friday from 1:30 pm-4:40 pm, from August 8-12th.  The cost for the one week class is $180.  Registration available at

Remaining classes filling, some spots remain

The Beginner class is full for the mornings of Session E (August 8-12.)  The Beginner Full Day class is also full.  There are Beginner spaces in the afternoons of Session E and in the morning of Session F.  There are a few spaces for Powerboat Skills beginning next week and the week of August 8th.

Wednesday Youth Activity: Aug. 3: Pirate’s Cove MiniGolf 6 pm.

Let’s all meet at 6 pm at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Sister Bay for a fun night of mini golf and see who can beat the instructors!  The mini golf fee is $7 exactly and includes tax.  Send your kids with exact change please.  All EYC juniors are invite to participate between the ages of 8 -18 years old.  Younger children are welcome to tag along with a parent or guardian.  Drop off and pick up are at Pirate’s Cove. Sign up early in the clubhouse so we know how many kids are coming. We would greatly appreciate having a few parent volunteers to assist the instructors and Chair, Marta Forseca.  Here’s the parent signup sheet

Thursday Teen Activity: FootGolf, 6:30 Aug 4th.

Meet up at Stonehedge in Egg Harbor at 6:30 for FootGolf. FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a 18 hole FootGolf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. Bring $13 if you bring your own ball and $15 if you need a ball. Golf Pros may play for the coveted green blazer at the Masters, but you will play for the coveted green Piggly Wiggly t-shirt!!!!

111th Ephraim Regatta is in one week! Sign up now!

Regatta registration closes on Thurs. Aug 4th.

All registrations must be done online and paid by credit card.

Pre-regatta clinic: Fri Aug. 5th.

Sign up for the pre-Regatta clinic on-line here.


Saturday evening Aug 6th. Volunteers needed, sign up online at the Signup Genius


Commodore’s Party: Aug 13th

Monday, July 25th, 2016



Come celebrate the season at the Commodore’s Party!  

Aug. 13th 6 pm.  Peninsula School of Art. $20 per adult, $10 for youth 18 and under. Wine, beer, and sodas are provided.  Bring an appetizer to share. Invitation below and online here.


Ephraim Regatta, Mom-gatta, Lessons and more!

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Ephraim Regatta Key Dates: BOAT DRAW IS TODAY

Boat draw is TODAY for EYC boats, Friday, July 22. You must submit your email request and get a confirmation response prior to 5:00 p.m. to Erica at

Early registration discount ends Thursday July 28th.

Sign up here to register for the 111th Ephraim Regatta.

Volunteers needed!

“There will always be an Ephraim Regatta,” er, that is, if we can get enough volunteers.  To help, please contact Nancy Claypool at You won’t want to miss out on this event of the year!

Pre-race chalk talk 9 AM Saturday

This week we’ll hear what Michael Faugust has to say. Next week’s chalk talk will feature Roger Waleffe (July 30).

Calling all Moms for an Opti Mom-gatta!

EYC’s First Mom-gatta is this Thursday, July 28, between the regular Opti boat draw (5:00 p.m.), and the start of races. You don’t have to be an Opti mom, just interested in participating in a fun, short race in Optis.  Not yet ready to race? Come cheer the competitors. Any questions, please contact Zac at

Flying Scot Fleet Annual Meeting is Sat. July 30th

Hold the dae for Sat., July 30, following races. For information, contact Michael at

Please register now for remaining lessons! 

We love our lesson students, and are thrilled over all the interest in the various class offerings this summer. Please take a moment to register as early as possible to help us plan for staffing through the remaining weeks of the season. If you have any questions or would like help choosing the best class for your student, please write to Liz at Thank you!!!

Wed. Youth Activity: Water Games — July 27 from 6-8 pm.

Get your game on for the most fun on water and land. Teams led by instructors will compete against each other in swimming games, relay races and other fun competitions. Lots of laughter is guaranteed. Parents: we need a number of volunteers, as well as donations of Ice Cream Sandwiches or Popsicles to make this activity run. Please sign up early here. Kids, please sign up on the poster in the clubhouse so we can make teams.

Thurs. Teen Activity: Drive In! July 28

Finding Dory has FINALLY left the outdoor movie theater, so next week’s teen activity will be at the outdoor Drive In: The Secret Life of Pets & The Legend of Tarzan.  Teens will meet at the gas station south of the movie theater to grab snacks for the movie at 8:00. Teens will pile into cars and then head to the theater. Bring $8 for admission and extra $ for snacks. Estimated pick up time for those teens needing rides home is 12:15 in the gas station parking lot.  Dress warmly, bring bug spray and maybe a folding chair or blanket.

Important Regatta Information

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

Laser Fleet Added to Rich Hall Regatta

Due to high demand, the Laser fleet has been added to the 2016 Rich Hall Regatta (July 23-24). Please see the amended Notice of Race for further information available here.

111th Annual Ephraim Regatta is Aug 6-7th (With racing clinic on Fri. Aug. 5th).  

This is the club’s signature regatta and not to be missed! Some planning is involved, so read carefully.  Any questions, email

Important Regatta Info and Registration Deadlines 

The Notice of Race is now available online.  The deadline for early registration ($25 discount) for the Ephraim Regatta is this Thursday, July 28th and regatta registration closes on Thursday, August 4th. All registrations must be done online and paid by credit card by August 4th.  There is a discount for juniors and current members of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (link here).

Optional Friday Racing Clinic

All regatta registrants are welcome to participate in the Friday Racing clinic and should sign up at the on-line registration. The Friday racing clinic is free to FSSA members; others must pay $25 to participate.

Request for Volunteers for Regatta weekend

We are in need of volunteers with a range of skills to help with Race Committee and safety boats on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7th. Working on the Race Committee is a great way to support EYC’s tradition, as well as to watch the regatta action up close and meet other club members. Please sign up on the Signup Genius for any one of the many volunteer opportunities, requiring a range of durations and skills, but we especially are in need of the following on-the-water support:

All Race Committee and safety boat volunteers will need to attend the race briefing on Friday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m. upstairs in the EYC clubhouse.  If you can help, please contact Nancy Claypool (

This week at the EYC: SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Friday Night Races Continue with Guest Coach Bobby Collins

The 420 and Laser Friday series continue tonight, with this Friday, July 15 marking the mid-point of the Laser Master’s series. As an added bonus, Bobby Collins will be coaching all competitors in this Friday’s 420 and Laser series races.  This Friday, the Laser series is also part of the EYC Laser Masters series, so stock up on the Aleve and come down to the races!

Tonight at 7:30: Men’s night on the dock.

Bring food to grill and talk about whatever it is that men talk about.

Saturday July 16th Pre-Race Chalk Talk with Woody Heidler at 9 AM.

Next week’s Pre-Race Chalk Talk is with Michael Faugust.

Boat / Fleet Strategy Open Forum, Saturday, July 16, 12 noon

As described in the Spring Eagle’s Cry, the Boat/Fleet Strategy Sub-committee has drafted a proposal that will soon go before the board, and welcomes members’ input in an open forum, scheduled for this Saturday at the EYC (front porch). Any questions, please contact Jennifer at

Education Notes

Didn’t make the US Olympic team this year?  Come down to the EYC, enjoy sailing on beautiful, sparkling, Zika-free Eagle Harbor, and take some classes to build your skills for the next Olympic Games:

Laser clinic this weekend:

There are two EYC Lasers available for this weekend’s Laser Clinic with Bobby Collins.  Take advantage of Bobby’s Laser and racing expertise this Saturday and Sunday.  If you bring your own Laser, there is a $20 discount for the clinic.

More Laser classes added:

In response to demand, we have opened a second section of Intro to Lasers in Session D, July 25-August 5.  This is a great class for students who have finished Beginners and would like to learn how to sail this Olympic class boat.  Taught with our 4.7 rigs, students as light as 75 pounds can enroll in this class.

Women’s Class starts Monday:

A second section of the Women’s Sailing Class has been opened for next week.  The class begins this Monday, July 18th.  This class is for beginner to intermediate sailors looking to improve basic skippering and crewing skills.  A perfect way to prepare for the Women’s Regatta on August 3rd.

Registration and details for the clinic and all classes at  Please contact with any questions.

Wed. Youth Activity:  EYC’s Got Talent – July 20th from 6-8pm   

This amazing night of talent features our very own youths and instructors.  Who knew that EYC has so many singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, skits, unicycles, science experiments and so much more.  The grand prize is 1 million dollars- no wait – just kidding!  But prizes are awarded.  Sign up on the poster in the clubhouse with your intent to watch or perform.  No fee to enter!  Parents, please see the sign up link for all the details.  A few dessert contributions and helping out would be very appreciated.  Thank you!

Thursday Teen Activity: Visiting The Farm in Sturgeon Bay!   2:30-5:30 pm. (includes drive time)

Have your teen join in on July 21 for this popular activity.  Please see The Farm’s website for more information. The cost is $12 per teen which covers the admission and a little extra money for the college aged instructors who drive down with the teens and coordinate.  See signup poster in the clubhouse.  Open to teens entering 9th grade and up.

Interested in Pickleball or wondering what Pickleball is?

(Hint:  it is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, ping pong, and tennis). Join other EYC members to play and learn about this very popular game.  We meet on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the YMCA outdoor courts.  Please email if interested in joining.  Extra rackets and balls are available. No experience necessary.

111th Ephraim Regatta Volunteers Needed Aug. 5-7.

It’s coming! THE event of the year. We are in need of volunteers with a range of skills to help with Race Committee and safety boats.  Working on the Race Committee is a great way to watch the regatta action up close as well as meet other club members.  If you will be in town for the weekend or have family members who will be in town and would like to help, this is a great opportunity for them to be involved.  Our Ephraim Regatta continues to grow in importance on the racing circuit.  We need our club members to volunteer to continue this tradition and reputation.  Please contact to learn how you can help.


This week at EYC: Opti Regatta, Sunfish Regatta, First Mates potluck, Men’s Night and more!

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Lessons and Camps!

Session C starts Monday, Sign up ASAP.

It’s the heart of the summer!  Session C begins on Monday with our widest selection of classes.  Opti Racing is open to any student who has taken one or more sessions of Beginner and is interested in improving racing skills.  Intro to Lasers is a great new option using the 4.7 rig and is perfect for those who have completed Beginner, but are too light for the 420s.  One week Adventure Sailing Camps are a fun way to be on the water for students who are not interested in or want to take a session off from the curriculum based classes.  In Adventure Sailing, ages 7-17 and all skill levels sail together!  Visit for details and registration.  As always, feel free to contact with any questions.

Saturday’s pre race chalk talk is with Jay Lott

What will he say?  The only way to know is to show up at 9:00 AM on Saturday the 9th and hear it for yourself.  Next up, Woody Heidler will deliver the July 16th Chalk Talk.

Regattas! Regattas! Regattas!

Opti Youth Regatta this weekend (Sat/Sun)

This weekend is the Opti Regatta, starting Saturday afternoon and ending Sunday morning. There are still boats available for draw on Saturday at 1:00 p.m., if you have an interested racer.

Thurs. July 14th 6pm: B.Y.O.B. Sunfish Regatta  (in lieu of Teen Activity)

Lest there be any confusion, BYOB stands for Bring Your Own BOAT to this fun Regatta sailed in your Sunfish or an EYC Laser 4.7.  Relive the glory days of the Sunfish and come out and sail your timeless boat. Skipper’s meeting at 5pm. First warning at 6pm.  Open to all sailors. Spectators welcome. Bring food to grill out after the race.  Sign up on the poster in the clubhouse.  Questions?  Contact Tommy Papenthien ( or text him at 661-817-3351

Rich Hall Youth Regatta July 23-24

Early boat draw registration for the Rich Hall Regatta (July 23 – 24) ends July 15. Please submit your request to be entered in the boat draw to prior to 5:00 p.m.. Eligible skippers must be between 12 – 17 to skipper, and crew must be under 18. Any questions, please contact

Ahoy First Mates!

Monday July 11th 9AM:  First Mates Coffee (upstairs at the EYC).  

All EYC women are invited to socialize and plan for upcoming activities.

Thurs. July 14th First Mates Pot Luck at the Ephraim Village Hall at 6 pm.  

Bring a dish and come join other EYC women.  New members especially encouraged to come.  Volunteers needed for a few positions. Sign up here.

Wed. Youth Activity: Game on!

Four Square/Ping Pong Tourney, July 13th, 6pm at EYC

Whether you are new to the game or a playground champion, come join in the fun. Players will be divided by age category, and no experience is needed. A few parent volunteers are needed to help out and some bottle water donations are appreciated.  Please see signup sheet link for all the details or contact Carol Fiedler, 514-979-7115,

Friday July 15th 7:30 pm:  Men’s night on the dock.  

You know the drill: bring something to grill.

EYC Club Series

We had some record turnouts over the 4th of July weekend, including 14 Flying Scots on Saturday, 11 420s on Sunday and 7 Lasers on Friday (despite the no wind delay). Provisional series results are now posted at the 2016 Racing and Regatta Results tab that may be found at

First Annual GeezerGatta Results

We had 10 staff alumni participate either as skipper or crew in our first GeezerGatta. The overall winner was Roger Waleffe, beating Teddy Papenthien by only 1 point. Our “Roadrunner” award goes to Rich Hall, who was the oldest alumni participating, and Commodore Sibylle Tasker won the top finishing woman alumni skipper award. Feedback was positive, so we will plan earlier for next year.

EYC Pickleball

Are you interested in joining the EYC Pickleball Club?   Please email to be included in our emails on playing times and location.

Serving containers and platters

Lots left from the Opening Social.  Come to the EYC and claim what’s yours.  Next week, they’ll be free to a good home.

Volunteer Opportunities the week of July 11-15 (sign up at link):

Youth Activity: 4 Square/Ping Pong Tournament- Wed. July 13th at 6pm.

First Mates Potluck-  Thurs. July 14th at 6 pm



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.