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This Week at EYC-

August 29th, 2014

Saturday, Aug 30.  9-12 We hope to see you this morning at the End of Summer clean up and Racing Series Picnic.  Please come ready to lift, scrub, and visit with friends.  We will finish up around 11:30 with the Racing Series Awards and Picnic.  Brats and Burgers provided…

As a reminder, please clean out all lockers, and be sure and check the lost and found!!

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!!

 

 

Aug 30 Workday- Please Join Us!!

August 28th, 2014

AUGUST 30 CLOSING WORK DAY. All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 30. We will be putting away boats and 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. BYO beverages. The picnic will also feature an awards ceremony for the EYC’s 2014 series races.

The EYC relies heavily on its member volunteers to open and close the EYC each season, which helps hold down dues and makes the EYC accessible for all. Last year over 50 EYC members  helped close the EYC. Please help us exceed that number this year!

This Week at EYC August 23

August 22nd, 2014

Finish up your summer with a last sail at EYC.  Any EYC skipper can still take out a Flying Scot by contacting  director@eyc.org.  The last day to take out EYC club boats is Friday, August 29th. 

Please join us for the Club Closing and Cleanup Saturday, August 30th at 9:00.  The EYC 2014 Series Racing Awards Picnic will begin at  approximately 11:00am. Burgers and Brats will be provided.  Hope to see you there!

Locker holders are reminded to  clean out their lockers prior to Saturday morning at 9:00.  All EYC members are invited to check the lost and found prior to August 30th.

 

 

 

This Week at the EYC – End of Season

August 15th, 2014

Here is what is happening this week at EYC:

The EYC’s Flying Scot Fleet 44 will conduct a free INFORMAL RACING CLINIC on the morning of Saturday, August 16. We will set up a short practice race course and run a few practice starts and practice races. Some of the fleet’s more advanced racers will be available to coach and sail with the less experienced racers. All Flying Scot racers are encouraged to take part. EYC-owned Flying Scots will be available for use by qualified members.  Report time 9:00 AM, first start 10:00 AM.

HOURS: On Saturday, August 16, the EYC will not be staffed, and the clubhouse will be closed after the Fleet 44 clinic ends. On Sunday, August 17, the EYC will be closed, although members will still be able to access their boats on the pier. Skippers interested in taking out a club boat can coordinate with the Sailing Director, Isak Peterson, by calling the clubhouse. Beginning August 18th, we will begin the process of storing the club boats, and derigging the fleet. Clubhouse access will be limited. Bridge will continue as scheduled.

Please join us for the Labor Day Clean up, Racing Awards, and closing of the clubhouse on Saturday, August 30th beginning at 9:00am. After we close up the clubhouse, we will award the Racing Series Awards for the 2014 season, and grill up hamburgers and hot dogs. No rsvp is necessary. Hope to see you there!!

Thanks to all who joined us at the Annual Meeting on August 9th. A huge thank you to out-going board members Rich Bierman, Jay Lott and Sue Zingsheim, . Welcome to new board members Jeanne Papenthien, Liz Gheorgita, and Michael Smith. Commodore Jack O’Rourke, was elected to a second term.

EYC thank-yous

August 13th, 2014

From time to time we publicly thank those who have helped the EYC by volunteering their time or otherwise.  The EYC relies on the thousands of hours of volunteer time donated by members and friends each year. You help make the EYC special!

Thank you to Nancy Claypool, who we inadvertently left off the previous list of people who helped with the Fyr Bal Open House event.

Thank you to Shannon and Mark Wilfert, who donated two almost-new Flying Scot sails.

Thank you to Susan Schieble of Champeau Floor Covering in Sister Bay.  When the EYC needed a lot of carpet to help guard our Lasers from concrete damage, Susan came through with a whole SUV-load of used carpet.

Thank you to new EYC member Gordie Roberts, who donated a Flying Scot tiller.

Thank you to EYC member Kate Lorenz, who donated a used kayak.

While we try to thank everyone at some point, we don’t thank everyone in every “thank-you” e-mail. Nor do we always try to thank Board members, officers, or committee chairs for their normal duties, which often take place behind the scenes, and which, for some Board members, are so numerous, varied and constant that to thank them would require the killing of too many digital trees.  Next time you see a Board member, officer, or committee chair, please thank them for their efforts on behalf of the EYC.

And, sometimes we forget someone, or someone just falls through the cracks.  If you know of someone who has volunteered for the EYC and has not been thanked either in an e-mail or in the Eagle’s Cry, please let us know at dockside@eyc.org

Regatta Results

August 11th, 2014

Congratulations to all the sailors who competed in the EYC’s recent regattas!

The Rich Hall Junior Regatta was held on July 19-20.  In the Club 420 class, Roger and Derek Waleffe were first, Delaney Dykman and Margaret Gheorghita were second, and Sam Moegenburg and Jake Brooke were third.  In the Laser Radial class, Will Gheorghita was first, Eric Hoyerman was second, Tommy Papenthien was third, Steven Richter was fourth, and Sydney Richter was fifth.

The Fyr Bal Regatta was held on July 26 in Flying Scots in classic Ephraim southwesterly conditions, shifty and puffy.  Michael Faugust and Jennifer Ikeda Faugust were first, Jay Lott and Brett Lecy were second, and Gordie Roberts and Cain Goettelman were third.

The Ephraim Optimist Regatta was held on July 26 and 27.  Eric Hoyerman was first with seven first place finishes in seven races.  Sophie Tasker was second, Adam Henderson was third, Ingrid Pearson was fourth, and Marshall Maltby was fifth.

The Women’s Regatta was held on the evening of July 31.  Six Flying Scots competed. Nancy Claypool with crew Charlotte Johnson and Carrie Berger were the winners, with six points.  Second were Liz Gheorghita and Jennifer Faugust with 9 points.  Third were Ally Dykman and Erica Heidler with ten points.

The Ephraim Regatta was held in light winds on August 2 and 3.  Twenty-seven Flying Scots competed, making the Ephraim Regatta again one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the country. Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu were first, and also won the Charlie Sauter Trophy for winning the last race, and the Peder Knutson Trophy for top husband-wife team.  Mike Faugust and wife Jennifer Ikeda Faugust won the Vail Cup for taking first in the first race.  Roger Waleffe took the Sturgis Trophy for top skipper age 18 or under, with crew Ally Dykman and Derek Waleffe.   Rounding out the top five overall were Frank and Marianne Gerry in second, Larry Taggart and Carrie Berger in third, Jay Lott and David Sauter in fourth, and Isak Peterson and Brian Ritter in fifth.

For complete results and scores of each regatta, go to www.eyc.org/racing

 

Commodore’s Party this evening; volunteers still needed

August 9th, 2014

Tonight — Saturday, August 9 — EYC members and guests are invited to the Commodore’s Party at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  The festivities begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your favorite appetizer to share; the EYC provides beer, wine and soft drinks. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for those 18 and under.  The EYC prefers your personal check.

Volunteers are still needed to help set up and clean up for the Commodore’s Party.  To volunteer, contact Nancy Treleven (847) 727-9717 or Laura O’Rourke (312) 953-8320.

This week at the EYC August 9-17

August 7th, 2014

The EYC’s peak summer season will end with a bang at the Commodore’s Party.  Besides all the regularly scheduled fun, here’s what’s happening this week:

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EYC’S MEMBERS begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 9 at the EYC. If you are a voting member, please try to attend so that we can have a quorum to elect four new members of the Board of Directors.  This is also another opportunity for you to give your input about what you want the EYC to be.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 9 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 10.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM. The OPTIMIST RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 9.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM.

The COMMODORE’S PARTY is Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks. Admission for adults is $15, and for those 18 and under is $10 (not $8 as erroneously reported in yesterday’s e-mail.) The EYC prefers your personal check.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 10. Session F lessons run from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 14.  A few enrollment slots remain available, at the Beginner and Intermediate levels only.  For more information about EYC junior group sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The EYC’s FINAL DAY OF SERIES RACING is Sunday, August 10.

The EYC’s Flying Scot Fleet 44 will conduct a free INFORMAL RACING CLINIC on the morning of Saturday, August 16.  We will set up a short practice race course and run a few practice starts and practice races.  Some of the fleet’s more advanced racers will be available to coach and sail with the less experienced racers.  All Flying Scot racers are encouraged to take part.  EYC-owned Flying Scots will be available for use by qualified members.  Report time 9:00 AM, first start 10:00 AM.

HOURS:  Beginning Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 15, the EYC will be staffed from 9:00 AM to noon and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  On Saturday, August 16, the EYC will not be staffed, and the clubhouse will be closed after the Fleet 44 clinic ends.  On Sunday, August 17, the EYC will be closed, although members will still be able to access their boats on the pier.

Commodore’s Party Saturday August 9

August 6th, 2014

Help end the EYC’s social season in style!  Come to the Commodore’s Party, Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art.  

EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.

Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.

Admission is $15, or $10 for age 18 and under.  The EYC prefers your personal check.

Donate to the EYC!

August 4th, 2014

Now that the summer season is almost over, do you have surplus items which you could donate to the EYC?  The EYC would be grateful for your donation of boats or equipment (or cash, or appreciated securities).

The EYC relies on donations from members and friends to help keep dues low and to keep EYC membership accessible.  Because of its educational and amateur athletic mission, the EYC is qualified as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore your donation is tax-deductible.

Among the items which the EYC would particularly like to receive are:

*  A used compact pickup truck (Chevy S-10 or Ford Ranger or similar) or similar sized SUV with an automatic transmission.  We need a dedicated EYC vehicle for towing and launching boats, and to run errands…for too long we have been depending on EYC volunteers to provide free use of their vehicles for these tasks.

* Flying Scot, Optimist, Laser and 420 sailboats, and sails and equipment for them.

* Powerboats from 13 to 20 feet.

* 4-stroke outboard motors.

* Shore Stations and similar boat lifts.

The EYC will also gladly accept other boats and marine items in good condition which can be used in the EYC’s programs or sold to raise funds for the EYC.  To donate, contact dockside@eyc.org.

And, remember the EYC in your will!