Archive for August, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Events

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Sat. Sept. 3: Help close the club

Please come pitch in at the EYC at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, Sept. 3rd. There are tasks for the strong and for the … er, rest of us. Last year over 50 EYC members helped close the EYC and we hope to meet that level of effort again this year. We will be putting away boats and equipment, organizing the house for winter and removing dock equipment. Most projects should be finished before noon.

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. Please don’t miss out on this Labor Day weekend tradition!

420 Racing Clinic: Sunday Sept. 4th 9:00 – 3:00.

Join our Gibraltar High School Sailing Team and our friends from the UW-Milwaukee Sailing Team for some Labor Day Weekend sailing. Former EYC Sailing Director, Isak Peterson will be leading the sailors through a day of 420 drills on the water both in the morning and afternoon. Students will take a mid-day lunch break on the dock. After the clinic, participants will de-rig several 420s for winter storage. Free for EYC members; $10 for non-members. Lunch provided.  Questions?
 Contact: Jodi Hoyerman, EYC Membership Chair, jhoyerman@gmail.com or 920-421-1652

420 Clinic, Closing Work Day, and Donate Sailing Stuff to EYC

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Today (Friday the 19th) is the last day to check out Club boats.

We are down to minimal staff after today. The dock is still available for use of privately owned boats through Sept 30th.

Sat. Sept. 3 Closing Work Day, HELP NEEDED

All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, Sept. 3rd. 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!

420 Racing Clinic: Sunday Sept. 4th 9:00 – 3:00.

Join our Gibraltar High School Sailing Team and our friends from the UW-Milwaukee Sailing Team for some Labor Day Weekend sailing. Former EYC Sailing Director, Isak Peterson will be leading the sailors through a day of 420 drills on the water both in the morning and afternoon. Students will take a mid-day lunch break on the dock. After the clinic, participants will de-rig several 420s for winter storage. Free for EYC members; $10 for non-members. Lunch provided.  Questions?
 Contact: Jodi Hoyerman, EYC Membership Chair, jhoyerman@gmail.com or 920-421-1652

Clean up your personal boat yard and donate to the EYC.

The EYC is a Tax Deductible 501(c)3 educational organization. That means you can receive a tax benefit when donating your boats and other yachting equipment to the Club either to be used in the program or sold to benefit the Club.

This method of fleet renewal and fundraising is one more way of keeping our dues low and accessible for everyone. Last year we used money from the sale of donated equipment to purchase two new Opti’s, 3 new Flying Scot booms and much needed rigging equipment. We also received a Flying Scot “Utrygggg” in good condition that was raced in the 111th Ephraim Regatta.

So Much Stuff in the Lost and Found!

Come and claim what’s yours.

 

Still more summer at EYC!

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Annual Membership Meeting, Sat. 9 AM at EYC.

Come one, come all. This is your chance to hear about goals for the next year and weigh in on your club.

Commodore’s Reception Sat. Evening

Bring a dish to share. Beverages provided. 6 pm at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

Need more Racing? Flying Scot Race, Sunday, Aug. 14

While the Saturday series has ended, sailors are still interested in racing. Join the last race of the season, Sunday, August 14. Boat draw at 9:00 AM, first warning signal at 10:00 a.m.

Last Week of Lessons starts Monday: Sign up ASAP!

Week-long morning beginner lessons available starting Aug 15th. Many thanks to all our wonderful students and our fabulous instructors for a great 2016 at the EYC!

111th Ephraim Regatta was a Huge Success!

Thanks to our numerous heroic volunteers who made this tremendous event happen. Endless thanks goes to Nancy Claypool who took the helm as the Regatta Chair. More summary news to come.

EYC gear makes great gifts

Plan ahead by stocking up on EYC sweatshirts, ball caps, mugs, and more.  Gear will be for sale today (Friday) at noon and again next Friday.

Lost and found is bursting at the seams

Missing something? Life vests, towels, sailing shoes, hats and more are piled high in the bin by the BBQ grills.

Looking ahead: Clubhouse cleaning work day on Sept 3rd

Volunteers will be needed on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, and of course there will be some festivities. More details to follow.

Ephraim Regatta, Bratfest, and Final Weeks of Lessons

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

111th Ephraim Regatta this Weekend!

“There will always be an Ephraim Regatta.” 36 boats have registered for the regatta this weekend, including visitors from FL, TX, TN, OH, MD, and PA. There will be shirts and gear for sale, so come on down! Please continue to show our guests our famous EYC hospitality. For those spectators on the water, please be mindful of wind shadows cast from your boat, which are even more problematic in light air, and stay clear of the course.

41st Bratfest Saturday: 6 PM in Fish Creek

The Kleins welcome all EYC members and their guests to the 41st Bratfest, 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek. $14 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).

Final Junior Activity, Wed. Aug. 10: Capture the Flag

Don’t miss the grand finale of Junior Activities: an epic game of Capture the Flag played on EYC member family — The Pillat’s — big lawn. Kids will be divided into teams captained by their fearless instructors and the battle will begin. Drop off at 6:00 pm, pick up promptly at 8:00 pm at the Pillat’s home in Sister Bay, 2903 Wilder Lane. Cost: $5.00 per child, max $10.00 per family. Two parent volunteers are needed to help supervise the fun; two other parent volunteers are needed to each buy a box of jumbo freeze pops (36), freeze them, and bring them to the event at 7:45. Sign up here  or on the sheet in the clubhouse. Questions: Carol Fiedler, 514-979-7115.

Sign up now for lessons starting Monday Aug 8th or Monday Aug 15th.

Hard to believe, but we are down to our last two weeks of lessons.  Sessions E & F are one week each.  Many classes are full, but there are still spots available in Powerboat Skills, Adventure Sailing for Women and Intermediates in Session E, and in Beginners in Session F. Many thanks for your participation in and support of the lesson program this summer!

Missing something? The Lost and Found bin is calling your name.

Claim what’s yours before the zombies beat you to it.

The summer ain’t over.  There’s still more to come:

Annual Membership Meeting Sat. Aug 13th at 9 AM

Come join a discussion about the future of the club. Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m at the EYC.

Commodore’s Reception,  Saturday, August 13th.

Invitations are out. Don’t miss this event of the year!Peninsula School of Art starting at 6 pm.  Bring a dish to share.

Flying Scot Sunday Race Added, Sunday, August 14th

Need more racing? You got it! 9:00 boat draw, 10:00 first warning.

 

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.