Dockside Blog

It’s officially summer at the EYC!

June 22nd, 2017

Friday night at the races!

Weekly Friday night 420 and Laser races take place tonight! Come on down and get out on the water! Races are a lot of fun and there is room for everyone. 420 sailors: even if you don’t have a crew or skipper, come anyway and pair up at the club. Boat draw is at 5:00 p.m. with the first race starting an hour later.

Family Regatta Saturday June 24th

This regatta will take place as part of the weekly Flying Scot races. Any boat with a husband and wife, or a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, or siblings is eligible. Boat draw and Pre-Race Chalk Talk are at 9:00 a.m. This week features Cain Goettelman as host for the chalk talk.

Saturday June 24th OPENING SOCIAL and Related Events:

  • 5:30 p.m. Blessing of Our Fleet.  Please feel free to join us as our fleet gets its annual blessing.
  • 5:45 p.m. Honor Those Who Have Passed. We’ll take a moment to honor and celebrate those valued EYC members we lost this last year.
  • 6:00 p.m. OPENING SOCIAL! The EYC’s free Opening Social begins at 6:00 p.m. on Sat., June 24.  The EYC will supply wine, beer and soft drinks.  Please bring an appetizer to share.  Membership directories will be available for pick up during the Social. This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff. Please, no dogs at this event.

Love going to the Opening Social but like to have something to do?  Click here to sign up to volunteer: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-opening

Junior Activity at the Red Putter on Wednesday

It’s that time again!  Our first Junior Activity of 2017 will be the classic Ephraim favorite, the Red Putter.  Meet your friends at the Red Putter at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th.  All Junior Members, age 7-17, are welcome.  Adult volunteers also welcome!   Pick up at 7:30 p.m. at the Red Putter.  Please bring $4.00 for the game.  See you there!!

Calling all EYC Former Staff – Second “GeezerGatta” Saturday July 1st

Please join fellow former EYC staff and participate in the second annual “GeezerGatta”, on Saturday July 1st. The races will be held as part of the normal Saturday Flying Scot races, with boat draws at 9:00 a.m. and First Warning at 10:00 a.m. You must be an EYC member to use an EYC-owned boat. You will be scored as part of the normal Saturday Flying Scot series, but additionally, have the opportunity to win “bragging rights” among your fellow staff alumni.

Only Two Weeks until EYC’s Opti Regatta

The Opti Regatta is scheduled for July 8 and 9. If your child is interested in competing in an EYC-owned Opti, please send email to regatta@eyc.org prior to July 7, 2016, at 12 noon, or a late registration fee will apply. Include the following:

  • Full name of skipper
  • Club affiliation
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Sail number (Specify “EYC” if participating in EYC boat draw)

Look for email confirmation of receipt. If you have any questions, please contact regatta@eyc.org.

Education Notes:  Classes Filling.  Laser Clinic!

The morning section of the Beginner Class is quickly SELLING OUT for Session D. There are spaces in the afternoon for that session, as well as spots available in the morning in other sessions.  Many of the afternoon classes have a lower hourly rate and offer a better student/teacher ratio.

The Laser Clinic will be held Thursday and Friday, July 6 & 7.  This is a great opportunity for both youth and adults to be coached by Bobby Collins.  Please register by June 27 so that we can make staffing decisions.

Registration closes for all classes on Sunday at noon, the day before classes begin; however, early registration is always appreciated as it helps us plan our staffing needs. Classes will be held on the Fourth of July.  Any time your student will not attend class, please notify Matt Andersen, Club Director at director@eyc.org

Opti Racing, Intro to Lasers, Powerboat Skills, Adventure Sailing, Women’s Sailing, Beginner Full Day, and of course, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Racing.  With all these offerings plus private lessons, there is something for everyone at the EYC!  Plan now to get out on the water in 2017.  Details can be found at www.eyc.org/lessons, or feel free to look for any of the staff or Education Chair, Liz Gheorghita, at the Opening Social.

 

Phew!  That’s all for this week.

Many thanks!

June 21st, 2017

A Successful EYC Pancake Fundraiser

This from Jay Lott: Thank you to the many volunteers for your excellent help with the 2017 Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast. We made a profit of nearly $1100, which will help the EYC fund its mission of promoting sailing education and amateur sailboat racing. Special thanks to my co-chair Jane Reyerson Ford, who put in a double shift, nearly six hours.

Editor’s note:  And thank you Jay, for once again taking the helm of this important fundraiser!

EYC Opened its “House”

Thanks to Jodi Hoyerman, Sally Schoendorf, Liz Gheorghita, and Jeanne Papenthein who offered tours with “Julie McCoy”-like hospitality.

The Fyr Bal Family BBQ has become a tradition

Thanks to the generous O’Rourke and Latreille Families for again hosting the Fyr Bal Family BBQ

A note on the EYC email blast

We’ll strive to send out info on the week’s events on Friday mornings (which means they get posted on Thursday evenings). You might also see other emails along the way (like this one) that provide information separate from the Friday summary of events. If you have have something to include, please email me (Marguerite Roza) at MargRoza@gmail.com.

Passing of John McCoy

John McCoy, age 65, of Egg Harbor passed away on June 13, 2017.  John McCoy was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Ruth McCoy, who were long time and generous EYC members. Donations may be given in his honor to the Jack McCoy and John McCoy Jr. Egg Harbor Memorial Flag Fund (mail to: C/O of Egg Harbor Historical Society, PO Box 264, Egg Harbor, WI 54209-0264). John is survived by his wife, Faith Ann, two stepsons, David Mills III  and Corey (Kyra) Mills, his granddaughter, Brynn C. Mills, and his sister, Suzy (David) Boerke.

 

Correction Regarding Tonight’s Fyr Bal Cookout

June 16th, 2017

Yikes! There was an error in yesterday’s email! For tonight’s Fyr Bal cookout, please bring a side dish and a beverage! (Yesterday’s email incorrectly said to bring something to grill, but the brats and burgers will be provided).  Here is the official announcement:

7th Anual Fyr Bal Cookout Saturday, June 17th, 6 pm.

Come one, come all to the EYC family cookout — once again hosted by Steve Latreille and Jack O’Rourke families.  This has quickly become a wonderful tradition.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share as well as your own beverages.  Brats and burgers will be provided. The EYC dock is the perfect place to watch the lighting of the bonfires and the Fyr Bal fireworks.  This is yet another fun casual party to meet and greet old and new members alike!

No youth activity this week

In other “corrections”… there is no youth activity this week.  I know I know…

Summer season is upon us!

June 15th, 2017

Friday evening 420 races start tonight 

5 pm boat draw and 6 race start.

Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast Saturday June 17 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Don’t miss the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, June 17, at the Ephraim Village Hall, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink buttermilk pancakes, Marchant’s breakfast sausage links, coffee and orange juice. This is a bargain at only $10 per person ($5 children age 10 and under). The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with your friends as summer begins. All proceeds benefit the EYC. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends even if they are not EYC members!

We still need some volunteers to help run this event. It’s fun and your three hour shift will be done before you know it. Volunteers get a free breakfast. If you wish to volunteer please contact event chair Jay Lott  jaylott01@gmail.com

Saturday Fyr Bal Regatta 

The fun starts at 9:00 with the boat draw and pre-race chalk talk by John Peterson followed by Flying Scott races at 10:00.

EYC Open House, Saturday 10-2

A great way to showcase the club to potential new members.

Fyr Bal family cookout Saturday at 6.  

Bring something to grill.

Lessons Begin Monday, June 19-23

Session A is a one week session, with classes held in the mornings and staff training in the afternoons.  We will be offering Beginner, Adventure Sailing and Powerboat Skills.  If you have a new sailor that might not be sure about a two week class, Beginner could be a great option.  The beginning of summer is a great time for new adults or youth to learn or brush up on Powerboat Skills.  Adventure Sailing is a fun way for friends and relatives age 7-17 to enjoy sailing together on Eagle Harbor.

If you haven’t yet registered for classes, have a look at the class offerings at www.eyc.org/lessons.  There is something for everyone. Please do register as early as possible so that we can schedule the appropriate number of staff.  If you have registered, we are looking forward to seeing you on the dock!

And the hits keep coming:

  • Sunday: 420 races start with boat draw at noon, and races starting at 1:00 pm
  • Monday Flying Scot Races.  5 pm boat draw and 6 pm start.
  • Tues/Thursday Opti races have already started.  5 pm boat draw, 6 pm race start.
  • Tuesday Laser races are also underway.  5 pm boat draw, 6 pm start.
  • Next Wednesday will be the first junior activity.  Keep an eye out for sign ups.

Get involved and meet other EYC Members

Do you want to meet new EYC summertime friends?  t’s easy- just sign up at any one of our events listed below and meet other wonderful EYC members while you’re helping out.

Below are the volunteer signup sheets for all of EYC activities and includes all the information you need to get started.

Opening Social: 6/24/17:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-opening

Ice Cream Social: 7/4/17:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-icecrea

Women’s Potluck: 7/13/17:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-first

Opti Regatta and Potluck: 7/8-9/2017: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-opti

Rich Hall Regatta Helpers – 7/15-16/17:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-rich

112th Annual Ephraim Regatta – 8/4,5,6/17: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-4111th

Bratfest– 8/5/17:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-bratfest

Commodore’s Party– 8/12/17: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-commodores

Questions about volunteering?  Contact Jeanne Papenthien at jeannepap1@icloud.com or text me at 661-917-0831.

 

 

FYR BAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY JUNE 17 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

June 13th, 2017

Don’t miss the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, June 17, at the Ephraim Village Hall, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink buttermilk pancakes,  Marchant’s breakfast sausage links, coffee and orange juice. This is a bargain at only $10 per person ($5 children age 10 and under). The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with your friends as summer begins. All proceeds benefit the EYC. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends even if they are not EYC members!
We still need some volunteers to help run this event. It’s fun and your three hour shift will be done before you know it. Volunteers get a free breakfast. If you wish to volunteer please contact event chair Jay Lott  jaylott01@gmail.com

First Mates Breakfast/Coffee Monday at 9!

June 9th, 2017

Please join the EYC First Mates (that’s us ladies) for coffee and breakfast treats upstairs at EYC on Monday, June 12th 9am (or after you listen to pre-session lesson speeches when you drop your children for the first week of lessons). If you have a special breakfast treat you would like to share, please bring it along. We will have time to reconnect after the winter and get to know new members. We will look at the calendar for June and early July and give everyone a short update on what we have planned for another wonderful summer on the dock!

And while you are at it, put these dates on your calendar:

  • Monday July 10th 9AM: First Mates coffee
  • Thursday July 13th 6 PM First Mates Potluck, Ephraim Village Hall.

Please join us! First Mates events are a fantastic opportunity to meet other women and find out what EYC has to offer this summer! We are relying more on computer sign up for volunteer opportunity, so the First Mate’s coffees will be more of a social hour than a volunteer fair!

Lockers and Slips. Get ’em while they last!

June 2nd, 2017

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 31 until 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 2.  All lockers are offered on a first-come first-served basis.  Members provide their own locks. Reserve your locker here:   Locker Rental

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 31, until Friday, September 29, except that Windsurfer, paddleboard, kayak, Optimist (on pile), and laser (on rack) rental periods end at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 2. Reserve your slip here: Slip Rental

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.

THANK YOU for all the help opening the club!

Dick Bierman, Rich Bierman, Kim Miller, Fred Lewis, Sue Lewis, Chris Schoendorf, Susie Samson, Stefan Peterson, Matt Andersen, Heather Andersen, Bill Andersen, Topher Andersen, Will Andersen, Craig Rawlins, Bill Hoag, Jenny Miller, Adeline Degenette, Jennifer Ikeda Faugust, Michael Faugust, Steve Sauter, Charlie Sauter, Vivi Sauter, Marsella Fults, Rob Moore, Sherry Moore, Deb Crane, Steve Crane, Suzanne, Lisle, Roger Waleffe, Jack O’Rourke, JR O’Rourke, Abby O’Rourke, Cain Goettelman, Jodi Hoyerman

You’re da best!

Memorial weekend at EYC

May 25th, 2017

Saturday:  Help Open The Club 9 – 12. BBQ lunch to follow!

Come one, come all! We can use your help to get this EYC summer season started.

Your EYC directory is available for pick up at the club

Each membership includes one directory (not applicable for student memberships). If you pre-ordered an additional one, we will have it ready for you. There are a limited number of directories to purchase on site for $10. Additionally, you can purchase car decals for $5. New EYC members have a special packet to pick up.  Directory pickup is available this weekend (additional times forthcoming):

  • Saturday, May 27th, 9-11
  • Sunday, May 28th, Noon-2:00pm
  • Monday, May 29th, Memorial Day, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Print your membership card

Your membership cards are now available online, anytime, through Club Express. Access your CE account and click on “Download My Membership Card” to print as often as needed.

 

Ready or not, here comes summer!

May 22nd, 2017

Need volunteers to open the EYC: Saturday May 27th at 9:00AM sharp!

Don’t forget that we need volunteers to open the club on Saturday, May 27th. We will start at 9:00 AM and finish at noon with the first cookout of the year! We will be cleaning and organizing the docks, boats, equipment and clubhouse with jobs for all ages and abilities. Please come and join us. Your help is greatly appreciated! Please contact Fred Lewis with any questions fslsal2@charter.net.

Summer Sailing Warm Up

Lessons begin June 19th, and the first series race is on June 10th. Even if you are not yet in Door County, there are many things your sailor can do to maximize lesson time once lessons begin.
*Review last year’s text book.
*Watch US Sailing videos.
*Get out on the water. Anywhere.
*Race.
All skills checklists can be found on the Education page at www.eyc.org

Classes are filling. Register now to reserve the dates and session that fit your schedule.

See you soon!

Help Open The EYC!

May 16th, 2017

Volunteers needed to open the EYC: Saturday May 27th at 9:00AM sharp!

All EYC members are encouraged to come down to the Club at 9:00AM on Saturday, May 27th to help open the Club. We will be cleaning and organizing the clubhouse, docks, boats and equipment for the 2017 season. There are jobs for all ages and abilities. We anticipate being finished by noon. Afterward, the EYC will fire up the grills for the first cookout of the year. There will be a complimentary lunch featuring burgers, dogs, chips and cookies.

Please come and join in the fun! We need your help!