Dockside Blog

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.

Sallie Heidler’s passing

November 6th, 2014

It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of long time EYC member Sallie Heidler.  Sallie was a committed volunteer at EYC, serving as First Mate to her beloved husband Frank while he was Commodore from 1976-1979. She and Frank were in charge of the EYC’s Annual Ephraim Regatta Race Committee for 30 years.

Services are planned in Sister Bay, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 8th.  Visitation will be from 11:00 – 1:00  at St Lukes Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.  Funeral Service will follow at 1:00 at St Lukes.

A link to her obituary can be found here    



EYC Seasonal Closing

October 3rd, 2014

A big thank you to the volunteers who helped out the morning of Saturday, September 27th. Bill Andersen, Topher Andersen, Wally Waleffe, Tom Mulligan, Kirk Scattergood, Rob Moore, Kevin Kane, Rich Bierman, Kim Miller, Jack O’Rourke and Fred Lewis had a beautiful morning to assemble storage racks and to secure the boats and dollies for the winter. We also did some final cleaning and organizing of the dock. The work was finished by about 11:00am. A special thanks to Heather Andersen for the Apple Spice Donuts!

This work was the second phase of the Fall Cleanup. Phase one was completed on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. Thanks again to the 40 plus volunteers who spent their Saturday morning removing docks, storing gear and cleaning the docks and house! As we know, it’s volunteers that keep the EYC strong!

The final steps of winterizing the facilities will be completed over the next several weeks. The house will be winterized the weekend of October 4th. The shrink wrapping of boats and racks to be left at the facility will also be completed the weekend of October 4th. During the week of October 13th the lifts will be pulled from the water and stored on the dock. The removal of the motors on the two hoists will be completed shortly after that.

Thanks again to all the volunteers who have helped with the closure this year!

Help at EYC- Saturday, Sept 27th

September 23rd, 2014

Saturday September 27 at 9:00 am, the club needs assistance storing 420′s and Lasers for the winter. We are looking for 8 to 10 strong people to assemble storage racks and move boats into position. The more manpower the faster the job will go. Please contact Jack O’Rourke with questions.

EYC- September update

September 12th, 2014

It has been an exciting time at EYC this week!! Thanks to all who have helped this week to tie down, secure and tidy up after the storms.

Thank you to Guy and Dori Bush and their family for their generous donation of Flying Scot #551 to the EYC. We are grateful for their contribution!!

Thank you to everyone who helped close the EYC on the morning of Saturday, August 30! Those who helped knows there was plenty of work to go around! Thanks to all of the hard work we were able to finish before Noon. We were fortunate in that the rain held off until the work was finished. The rain came at Noon and forced us to move inside to enjoy the welcome lunch prepared by Jodi Hoyerman. Thanks, Jodi! It was great!

Here’s who helped Labor Day Weekend, in no particular order: Rich Hall, Bob Schmidt, Rich Bierman, Chris Bierman, Kim Miller, Michael Faugust, Jennifer Ikeda, Marsella Fults, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Jodi Hoyerman, Isak Peterson, Jack O’Rourke, Laura O’Rourke, Suzanne Lisle, George Kraemer, Joel Dykman, Delaney Dykman, Rob Moore, Sherry Moore, Liz Gheorghita, Nan Zimdars, Fran Morof, Ben Morof, David Morof, Henry Morof, Anne Crowe, Ruthie Sauter, Charlie Sauter, Rob Cowles, Myra DeLong, Fran Roza, Joni Lewis, Steve Sauter, Christine Bridenhagen, Keith Bridenhagen, Sue Lewis and Fred Lewis. Thanks to Steve Sauter, Isak Peterson, Eric Hoyerman, Matt Anderson, Bill Anderson, Jodi Hoyerman, Liz Gheorghita and Fred Lewis who helped out during the two weeks prior to Saturday to get a jump on things. This list is based on our sign in sheet. Please let us know if we have missed someone, and accept our apologies!





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  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