Dockside Blog

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:

2016 EYC Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser!

March 6th, 2016

Make Your Reservation

It’s here, the biggest party of the year! It’s time to gather your friends, make your reservation and join us for a fun filled evening on April 9th. You can sip a martini, bid on the many fabulous silent auction items, and dance to the music of Old Blue Eyes (aka Frank Sinatra) as presented by Dave Impey and his Martini Trio.

The Lake Forest Club will be transformed into the best 1960’s nightclub ever, with Chef Luke preparing standing roasts for the carving station along with other famous culinary delights that would make the Chairman’s mouth water!

Let’s keep those D.C. kids on the water — the Olympics are never more that a few years away! Join us for the 4th annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser.

To make your reservation please go to

2016 EYC Lesson Registration Now Open!

March 4th, 2016



As parts of the country begin to thaw, thoughts turn to summer.  The 2016 Lesson Schedule and Registration details are now available on the EYC website (  The sailing season is short in Ephraim.  Memorial Day is less than three months away.  Now is an excellent time to dust off those textbooks and report cards, watch sailing videos with your student, find some local college or high school races, attend a seminar, or sail over Spring Break.

Will with Flying Scot Class

New in 2016

Beginner Full Day:  A one week, full day Beginner class will be offered once in June and once in August.  The same curriculum will be followed as in the two week class.  Students will be supervised by staff over the lunch hour at the club.  Perfect for those with limited time in Door County.

Intro to Lasers:  Students who have passed the Beginner class can now continue to improve their single-handed dinghy techniques by moving directly to the Laser using the EYC’s new Laser 4.7 rigs.  The Laser 4.7 is a smaller rig on the standard Laser hull, allowing students as light as 77 pounds to transition from Optis to Lasers. Students will learn to rig and sail a Laser in a range of wind conditions. This is an ideal opportunity to accelerate and further develop helmsmanship and boathandling skills in the largest one-design class widely raced in high school, college, Junior Olympics and Olympics.  We look forward to introducing our younger sailors to the Laser this summer!

Also new this year, student memberships must be purchased before registering for class via Club Express.  Please contact Jodi Hoyerman at for a discount code before purchasing the student membership.  Prices for classes remain the same as in 2015, so take advantage of our excellent staff and course options.  We look forward to seeing you at the club!

Any questions regarding classes or registration?  Please contact

Play BRIDGE at EYC – corrected link

February 12th, 2016

Here’s the corrected link for the 2016 Bridge Registration: 2016 Bridge Registration

Sorry for the confusion!