Dockside Blog

Corrected Link and a Reminder

February 7th, 2016

Corrected Link To Renew Membership

Thanks to all of you who have already renewed your membership!  For those of you who tried but got a broken link, that’s on me.  Here’s the corrected link to renew your membership.

Reminder: Renewal “office hours” are today.

If you are having trouble, or just hate technology and prefer to renew over the phone, give Jodi Hoyerman a call at (920) 421-1652 between 1-4 pm CST today or any Sunday in February.

EYC Membership Renewals – Don’t miss the early bird discount!

February 2nd, 2016

Have you renewed your membership yet? Membership renewal is off to a great start with a quarter of our members already renewing their memberships during the past 2 weeks. The “Early Bird” discount continues through February. Follow the link  and login with your username and password.

Renewal office hours: Do you need help with your renewal? Jodi Hoyerman has generously offered to hold “EYC Office Hours” on Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00pm, through February. If you have questions or want help with your renewal, mark your calendar and give her a call at (920)421-1652 one sunday. She will be happy to assist you over the phone with your renewal and answer your membership questions.

Sailing team in need of dry suits. If you’re cleaning out those closets, and happen to find an old dry suit that you no longer need, the Gibraltar high school sailing team will gladly take it off your hands (in any condition). Email me (Marguerite) at


Attention all EYC Members and Friends

January 20th, 2016

Save the Date!

Even though the EYC is covered in ice, planning is underway for the 2016 season. Please click on this Save the Date for the Fourth Annual EYC Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, April 9th in Lake Forest, Illinois. Look for your invitation to come through Punchbowl in early March. Unleash your inner “Rat Pack “ and join us for a fabulous swinging good time!




Happy New Year!

December 28th, 2015

The Tradition continues . . .

Once again, Joanie Lewis is hosting a New Year’s Eve Open House this Thursday, December 31st.  Drop by the Lewis home at 3026 Anderson Lane, Ephraim from 6:00pm-10:00pm to ring in the new year.  All are welcome!

Renewal Season

Mid January begins our membership renewal season.   Once again, our club will offer the “Early Bird” discount for renewals from mid January through February.   Please contact if you have questions about your membership.

Summer Employment

The EYC is now accepting applications for Junior and Senior instructors.  This year, EYC lessons are offered from June 20 through August 13, 2016.  Instructors need US Sailing Level 1 certification, minimally.  These courses are offered in the spring around the country.  If interested, please send an email, including your sailing experience, and resume to Commodore Sibylle Tasker at by January 31, 2016.

Passing of Edward “Gene” Graham

December 22nd, 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of one of our fellow members, Edward “Gene” Graham on Saturday evening, December 19th.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:30am at the First Methodist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Additional details can be found at


Happy Thanksgiving from EYC

November 27th, 2015

Dear EYC Members,

Most of us are a part of the EYC because we love sailing, being on the water, and Ephraim.  This week, we are thankful for the “so much more” that makes up our EYC summers~

the life long friendships that extend beyond the clubhouse and between the generations

the smiles

the pure fun on Wednesday nights

seeing a beginner “get it” for the first time

friendly competition

the many who work the behind the scenes

following a student from beginner to college racer

catching the joy of mastering the bowline or docking

the spirit of sharing tips and strategies among competitors

the confidence built from tackling high winds

burgers on the grill

pulling together when a challenge arises

sunsets on the dock

The list could go on and on.  We are thankful that the EYC is a part of our lives and thankful for those generations before us and alongside us who have invested so much time and effort to keep this lovely enterprise going.  A special thanks to the parents and grandparents of all our students, the students themselves, and of course, the staff, who are the heartbeat of the lesson program.

Best wishes,

The EYC Education Committee

P.S.  On a lighter note, whether your Black Friday involves Nelson’s, the Magnificent Mile or a keyboard, here is a thought to consider and a timely offer from Flying Scot.


Holiday Savings for Flying Scot Sailors!

While we appreciate our Flying Scot sailors throughout the year, we wanted to express our gratitude this holiday season by offering 10% off on all orders placed for parts and accessories. In addition, we are offering special pricing on boats in stock, custom rigged to your specifications! Call the factory or visit our online store to take advantage of these specials today!

Promotion is valid Friday, November 27th through Friday, December 25th. Parts required for boats in our repair shop are excluded. May not be combined with any other discounts or promotions. Promo code for the online store is WUOYU10014.

Need a gift for the Flying Scot sailor in your life? Purchase a gift certificate by calling the factory today!


EYC Labor Day Weekend

September 4th, 2015

Saturday, September 5


All EYC members are encouraged to come down to the club at 9:00am to help close the club.  We will be putting away boats and equipment, organizing the clubhouse for winter, and removing dock equipment.  Most projects should be finished by noon.  There are jobs for all ages and abilities.  Afterward, the EYC will be firing up the grills one more time for a complementary picnic lunch.


Saturday afternoon, stop by and watch our EYC sailing students race with guest sailors from UW-Milwaukee, Marquette, and the University of Wisconsin showcase their skills in an afternoon of fun racing on the waters of Eagle Harbor.


Please clean out your rental lockers, laser slips, and kayak slips early Saturday morning.

Hope to see you on the dock!

Next weekend is Labor Day Cleanup

August 28th, 2015

We hope you are enjoying the last days of our club.  Maybe you will get one  last sail or swim in this week.

SEPTEMBER 5 CLOSING WORK DAY: All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, September 5. 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!

This Week- Come claim your lost and found items!

August 21st, 2015

LOST AND FOUND washed and ready to claim at the club! Drop by to pick up your missing treasures. Lots of towels, tops, bottoms, socks, and racing gloves. If unclaimed by Labor Day club close up, you can go to Bargains and buy them back!

Click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page for photos of missing gear!

This Week August 14th- Flying Scot Coaching Session Saturday, Aug 15th.

August 13th, 2015

If you are fortunate to enough to still be in Door County this week, here are a few events for you:

Saturday, Aug 15th.

Attention Flying Scot racers of all skill levels: Join us on Saturday, August 15 at 10:00  for an on-the-water coaching session, where we will pair skippers and crew of different skill levels to race around a W/L course in Eagle Harbor. It is a chance to get pointers or to give back and help coach others. You do not need to come with skipper, crew or boat, just your life jacket and personal gear. We would love to get more experienced sailors to join us and help give pointers to those with less experience. First warning signal at 10:00 AM. Also seeking a volunteer for safety boat. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda Faugust at

Monday, Aug 17th

Session F begins.   August 17-21 (morning lessons only-  Beginner and Intermediate).  Private Lessons are available by calling 920 854-7107 or



The final week of sailing lessons begins on Monday. We are offering Beginner and Intermediate levels in the morning. For details and to register, please visit

Many thanks to all our students, staff and families for a fabulous summer of sailing instruction at the EYC. We hope you find opportunities to practice your skills over the winter, and we look forward to seeing you on the dock in 2016.

Racing Committee Thanks!!

A huge thanks  to our Racing Committee Co-Chairs Nancy Claypool and Bjorn Hooper.  They coordinated the most well run Ephraim Regatta in recent history and facilitated  a racing schedule to accommodate all levels of sailing.  Please take the time to thank them for their efforts if you see them in the future! Their commitment to EYC is greatly appreciated.