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On line registration is now available for 2015 lessons!

February 24th, 2015

Shake the snow off your boots and start planning for the Summer of 2015.  Please visit the EYC Education page at to learn about new offerings for this year and to register.

*Please help streamline the process by renewing your EYC membership before registering for lessons.*

Please contact Marsella Fults ( or Liz Gheorghita ( with any questions regarding registration.

If June seems too far away, North U hosts excellent seminars around the country on various aspects of sailing.  They will be in Milwaukee and Chicago in early March.  Visit to learn more.

Passing of Joe Schoendorf Jr.

February 11th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of  long time EYC member Joseph F. Schoendorf Jr. on February 8, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 13th  at St Ann Catholic Parish, 475 Ninth Avenue South,  Naples, Florida.  Family and Friends are invited to gather beginning at 10:00 am.  Services are at  10:30.

A link to his obituary can be found here:


Member Renew Help and Save the Date

February 6th, 2015

EYC MEMBERS-  Don’t forget to renew your membership online at the “early bird” discount rates through February. If you are feeling “stuck” and just not sure how to renew or have some questions about membership, don’t despair- call Jodi Hoyerman on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH from NOON – 3PM during her “special” member office hours: 920-421-1652. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aloha EYC Members and Friends!

Save the date, Saturday April 25, for the 3rd annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser held at the Lake Forest Club in Lake Forest, IL.

Go on a South Pacific Island adventure where you’ll experience a warm welcome lei greeting, amazing luau décor, delicious food and beautiful authentic Island music and dancing. We’ll bring the magic of the Islands to you and your friends with the beautiful dances of Hawaii, the exciting drum dances of Ori Tahiti, and the fascinating Maori dances of New Zealand.

What a great way to reconnect with your EYC friends after a long winter! Look for your Evite to arrive in early March.  We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event in April!!





Bridge Lessons 2015

January 30th, 2015

Bridge Players –  please see the below link for bridge information for the 2015 season.  We look forward to another enjoyable bridge season at EYC!


2015 Lesson Information

January 30th, 2015

2015 Lesson Schedule Preview

The Education Committee is hard at work finalizing the registration process for 2015. Registration should be open by mid-February. You will receive an e-mail notification when the system is available. In the meantime, please look carefully over the 2015 schedule. Due to changing demand, the lesson schedule is shifting to later in the summer. Lessons will begin with a two week Session A, running from June 15-June 26, followed by two weeks each of B, C, and D. Sessions E and F will be one week sessions at the end of the summer. We have several new and exciting options for 2015-Adventure Sailing and Power Boat Skills. This year’s Women’s Sailing Class will focus on Beginner and Intermediate skills. Bobby Collins will be returning for two Opti Clinics in July. Plans are in the works for a Flying Scot clinic in July, with details to follow later. As always, our fabulous staff will be available for private lessons.   Please check out our website at  for more information.

Membership Renewal

January 9th, 2015


Happy New Year from the Ephraim Yacht Club!

We are preparing for our 110th season at EYC. Membership renewal is right around the corner. Soon you will receive a membership email from Club Express. You will login with your user name and password. Your membership payment can be easily made online with a credit card. This is the perfect time to update any changes with your personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and emails. This information will be used in our club directory. One printed directory will be sent to each paid membership. Additional directories are available for $10.00 each. Please remember to take advantage of the “Early Bird” membership discount offered to those who renew in January and February. If you have any questions concerning renewals, please send me an email or text.

Thank you,

Jodi Hoyerman

Membership Chair or 1-920-421-1652.

New Years Eve at Joanie Lewis’

December 28th, 2014

Happy Holidays from EYC! Please come gather with EYC friends old and new at Joanie Lewis’ New Year’s Eve gathering. Drop by from 6-10 pm on Wednesday, December 31st at the Lewis Home- 3026 Anderson Lane in Ephraim. Please bring a dish to share( appetizer), and join in the Merry Making!!

Summer Employment at EYC

December 18th, 2014

Work at the EYC!

The EYC is now in the process of accepting applications for Senior and Junior Instructor positions for the Summer of 2015. If you wish to be considered, please submit a request, along with your resume, to Commodore Jack O’Rourke at In particular, list your sailing experience, what you will do to contribute to the sailing program and whether you are/intend to be US Sailing Level 1 or 2 certified. Level 1 is required for all Junior Instructors. The lesson program will run from June 15-August 21, 2015. Please state clearly the dates you will be available. All applications should be submitted by January 30, 2015.

Do you have a child interested in working at the EYC? Some things to consider: The EYC expects its Junior Instructors to be US Sailing Level 1 certified. Courses are generally offered late Spring at venues around the country. A component of that course is previous competency in power boat skills. Spring Break is a great opportunity to refresh or learn these skills. For those hoping to apply to work in 2016, the EYC will offer a course in Power Boat Skills in 2015. Additionally, any experience on a high school sailing team will be a great advantage in the application process.

Cathy Hoag passing

December 4th, 2014

It is with great sorrow that the Ephraim Yacht Club announces the passing of Catherine Hoag.  Cathy died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, November 30, 2014 at home in Deerfield, Illinois.

 A visitation is scheduled at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park  this Friday, December 5, from 11am to 2pm. Following the visitation, there will be a late lunch/appetizers at Exmoor Country Club, also in Highland Park. Details are as follows:

11am – 2pm Visitation
Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home and Crematory
1787 Deerfield Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-4260

3pm – 6pm Appetizers/Drinks
Exmoor Country Club
700 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 432-3600.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date (summer) in Door County, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, Wisconsin would be graciously accepted.

A link to her obituary can be found here




Arvid W Munson passing

November 20th, 2014

It is with sadness that we inform you that long time EYC member Arvid W Munson passed away on Nov 14th, 2014 at his home in Fish Creek. Arvid served as Commodore at EYC in 1998 and 1999. He is survived by his wife and First Mate Lola.
A link to his obituary can be found here:

A  gathering in his memory is planned for 2015.