Dockside Blog

FYR BAL Pancake Breakfast at EYC Sat. June 18, Volunteers needed

May 24th, 2016

Please attend the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 18 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. Bring your friends too! This event is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the EYC.

The menu will feature the traditional all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your Fyr Bal day in the company of friends and family at a scenic and central location.

We need volunteers to help run the Pancake Breakfast. If you can help out for a few hours as a server, cook’s helper, door person, or otherwise, please contact event chair Jay Lott

One week ’til Memorial Day Weekend

May 21st, 2016

Volunteers needed to open EYC: Sat. May 28th 9:00AM sharp!

All EYC members are encouraged to come down to the club at 9:00am on Saturday, May 28th to help open the club.  We will be organizing and cleaning the clubhouse, docks and boats for the 2016 season.  We anticipate being finished by noon.  There are jobs for all ages and abilities.  Afterward, the EYC will fire up the grills for a complimentary picnic lunch.  Please come and join in the fun!  We need your help!


EYC Sailing Lessons:  Summer is almost here. It’s a great time to sign up for sailing classes …  for you and your children!

Women’s Sailing Class (July 18-22) will focus on Beginner and Intermediate skills. This would be the perfect way to brush up and prepare for the Women’s Regatta the following week. Enroll the kids in some of the great afternoon offerings in Session C and enjoy a week on the water yourself!

Laser Clinic (July 16 & 17) Do you have a Laser sailor in the family? Take advantage of Bobby Collins’ excellent coaching in this two day clinic. This clinic is open to adults and youth, age 12 and up, with basic sailing and racing experience. Students who are under 12, but are enrolled in the Intro to Lasers class may take this clinic. No membership is required for this clinic, so it would be perfect for visiting friends.

Adventure Sailing: This fun class features destination sails in Eagle Harbor. Open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels, it is designed for siblings, cousins and visiting friends who want to sail together. Think hybrid of lesson sessions and junior activities. Four one week sessions in June and July.

Do you have a more advanced Beginner student?  Opti Racing is open to any student who has skippered in an Opti race.  It is not necessary to have passed Beginners, and can be taken alone or at the same time as the Beginner class.

Please visit the Education page at for more details on these classes, as well as registration links. Please contact Liz Gheorghita at with questions.

The week at the EYC: Ready or not, here comes summer!

May 2nd, 2016

Lockers for rent

Lockers are available for rent by club members in the EYC clubhouse this summer.  Five “Medium” lockers (34″ x 12″ x 16″) are available for the season for $60, plus tax.  Ten “Large” lockers (34″ x 14″ x 16″) are available at $75, plus tax.  The locker rental period runs from Monday, May 30 until 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 3.  All lockers are offered on a first-come first-served basis.  Members provide their own locks. Reserve your locker here:

Dry slips available

The EYC has a variety of dry slips available for rent by club members including: Flying Scot ($500 – new lower price), Laser on rack ($100), Laser, Sunfish, 420 or Optimist on trailer or dolly ($400), Optimist on pile ($100), Windsurfer, paddleboard, and kayak on rack ($100), plus tax. The seasonal slip rental period runs from Monday, May 30, until Friday, September 30, except that Windsurfer, paddleboard, kayak, Optimist (on pile), and laser (on rack) rental periods end at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 3. Reserve your slip here:

A friendly reminder that locks and slips may not be assigned or sublet.  Also, the EYC, at its discretion, may request you to remove your boat from the dock for major regattas, such as the Ephraim Regatta, if your boat is not being utilized for the event, in order to help facilitate the event.

New Options for Sailing Lessons!

This summer two new classes will be offered at the EYC.  A one week, full day version of the Beginner class will be held on June 27-July 1, and August 8-12.  This option is perfect for those with limited time in Door County.  The second new class is Intro to Lasers.  This class is open to those who have completed the Beginner class and allows students to further single handed sailing skills with lots of tiller time.  Using the 4.7 rig, students as light as 77 pounds can now comfortably learn to sail a Laser.  Additionally, a second section of Opti Racing has been opened in Session C.  Please see for more details and registration links!

April EYC News

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

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

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

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!

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!


Time is running out!

March 29th, 2016

The 2016 EYC Aaron R Moore Scholarship Fundraiser is around the corner!

This year’s silent auction includes fabulous items such as dining gift certificates to Waterfront, Al Johnson’s, The Fireside, and more. There are shopping certificates to our favorites; City Farmer, Nathan Nichol’s, J.Jeffrey Taylor, and tickets to: a Cubs game, the Joffrey Ballet, and Evita. There are $100 dining cards for “Lettuce Entertain You.” We have beautiful artwork from Door County artists: Ron Litterst, Ed Fenendael, Kathy Glasnap and Fred Bridenhagen. You’ll have the option to bid on a stunning Irish Cape from O’Meara’s Irish House, a lovely Tiffany vase, nautical décor, floral arrangements, and a landscaping gift certificate to Bridenhagen’s Landscaping. We have collections for your pet, your children, grandchildren or yourself!

Sign up now and come enjoy the fun at the biggest gala of the year!

To view the invitation, make a reservation, or contribute a donation, go to: 

Join us April 9th, for the 4th Annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser.

March 16th, 2016

Gather your friends now for this fabulous EYC event and fundraiser in Lake Forest, IL on April 9th. You can still get Early Bird prices of $110.00 until March 19 for an amazing evening of food, drinks, dancing and a fantastic silent auction. Be a part of this important night that helps sustain our scholarships throughout the summer. The possibilities are endless!


To view invitation, please go to: