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EYC Labor Day Weekend

September 4th, 2015

Saturday, September 5

CLOSING WORK DAY

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.

COLLEGE SAILORS

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.

EYC RENTERS

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 ikedaj@hotmail.com

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 www.eyc.org/lessons.

 

Announcements:

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 www.eyc.org/lessons.

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.

This Week- August 7th. Commodores Party- Bridge Update.

August 6th, 2015

It’s time for the Party of the EYC Season- Commodores Cocktails Party is this Saturday, August 8th! Trophy presentation will be included as well an auction of paintings of EYC. You wont want to miss out on the chance to own one of the following pieces of art:

     Oil painting by Shelby Keefe
     Oil painting by Christina Body
     Oil painting by Jim Leatham
     Watercolor painting by Fran Vail
     Pastel painting by Sandra Place

Commodores Party will be held at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Wine, Beer, and Soda provided- please bring an appetizer to share. Adults $20, Children (18 and under) $10. All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club.

Here’s what is happening this week.

Saturday, August 8th

9:00 Annual Membership Meeting

9:00 Final Opti Blue Fleet moved to this time

10:00 Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 Final Laser Saturday races

6:00 Commodores Paret at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek

Sunday, August 9th

9:00 Final Flying Scot Saturday series race ( moved from the Saturday time)

1:00 Final 420 series race.

Monday, August 10th

9:00 Session E ( one week) begins.  See further details below in announcements.

7:00 pm Final Bunco of the Year!  Please note we added one more night- come join the fun! 

Saturday, August 15th

10:00 On the water coaching session for Flying Scots See details below. (First warning signal at 10:00 am) See details below.

Announcements:

Bridge Continues at EYC
The summer series of bridge lessons has completed, but bridge will continue on Thursday mornings from now until the Club closes at the end of September. All are welcome to attend on Thursdays, from 9:30 until Noon, whether you were in the lesson series or not. The Thursday format uses pre-dealt hands with lesson concepts reviewed, or if you prefer, you may group in fours and play in the usual Monday afternoon “open play” format.
Monday open play bridge continues from 1:00 until 3:30 with the same format of rotating partners every four hands.
The popular Tuesday couples group continues, with about 20 people playing each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Bring a partner and plan to join the group for dinner after (optional, but extra fun continues!).

Attention Flying Scot racers of all skill levels: Join us on Saturday, August 15 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 ikedaj@hotmail.com

Session E-“Best of the EYC”

Yet another section of the popular Powerboat Skills class is now open in the mornings for the week of August 10-14. The cost is $180. The class is open to students age 12 and up, youth and adults. Those born after 12/31/88 must obtain a Boater Education Card before beginning the class.

Opti Racing was another successful class this summer. An additional section will be offered in the mornings from 9 am till noon, August 10-14. This class is perfect for those sailors not yet old enough for Intermediates and/or anyone up to age 15 wanting to improve racing skills or prepare for Optimist competitions outside the EYC. The cost for this course is $180.

Beginners and Intermediates will be offered in the mornings, and Beginners and Adventure Sailing are available in the afternoons of August 10-14.

For more details and the registration link, please visit www.eyc.org/lessons.

Didn’t have time for a class this summer? Private lessons are still being offered. Contact EYC Director, Brian Ritter, to schedule. 920 854-7107

This Week- July 31. The Ephraim Regatta! Brat Fest! Water Games!

July 31st, 2015

It’s the biggest week of the season at EYC!  So many amazing events in one week- we hope to see you at a few of them.

Friday, July 31st.

Registration continues for the Ephraim Regatta.  Registration  ends Saturday morning at 9:00am. To register, click here

1:00 pm.  Pre Regatta Clinic.  The Pre-Regatta Clinic featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggart will start at 1:00 pm.  Boats should be rigged and launched prior to the start of the clinic.

6:00 pm.  Regatta Welcome Party.  All members and friends are invited the the Regatta Welcome Party at Olga Dana Green( across from EYC). Adults $10, Kids $5.  Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, baked beans, cookies, water and lemonade.  Please bring your own adult beverage if you are of age and you desire. Enjoy the beautiful water view!

Saturday, August 1st.

8:30-9:30 am.  Competitor Check in for Ephraim Regatta:

11:00 am. Ephraim Regatta First Race scheduled to begin.

Please note:  anyone wishing to help for a few hours with the regatta this weekend, please contact Bjorn Hooper at bjorn@acclaimpos.com or Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.

6:00 pm.  Bratfest Party at the Kleins.  The 40th annual Bratfest will take place at the Klein residence.  3282 Gibraltar Road starting at 6:00 pm.  This is open to all EYC members and guests.  Cost:  $14 for adults, $11 for children.  Volunteers are still needed!  Please contact Laura O’Rourke if you are able to help Friday for set-up or Saturday to help collect money.    312 953-8320.  Thanks again for the Klein family for the hard work and commitment it takes to make this amazing party possible.

Sunday, Aug 2nd

Ephraim Regatta continues.  Awards ceremony to follow final race.

Wednesday, August 5th

5:30-7:30 pm.  Junior Activity. Water Games.  Yes- that’s right- the event you wait all year for.  Come on out, get your bandana, and claim the title of Water Games Champion.  Please wear a swimsuit, watershoes, active clothing to participate in land activities as well.  Junior Activities are for children who have completed 1st grade.  Sign up on the poster at EYC by Wednesday at 12:00pm. Cost for this event is $5.  Please note that dinner will not be served at this event.

Thursday, August 6th

5:30 – 7:30 pm.  Teen Activity. Pool and  Pizza Party at the Pyle’s.  A great way to finish off the year, with the final teen activity.  Please wear your swimsuit, and bring a towel.  Pizza and beverages will be provided.  $5.  Please sign up on the poster at EYC.

 

Saturday, August 8th

6:00 pm  Commodores Cocktail Party at Peninsula Art School. Wine, Beer, and Soda provided- please bring an appetizer to share.  Adults $20, Children (18 and under) $10.  All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club.

 

 Announcements

Education Notes

Session E-“Best of the EYC”

Yet another section of the popular Powerboat Skills class is now open in the mornings for the week of August 10-14. The cost is $180. The class is open to students age 12 and up, youth and adults. Those born after 12/31/88 must obtain a Boater Education Card before beginning the class.

Opti Racing was another successful class this summer. An additional section will be offered in the mornings from 9 am till noon, August 10-14. This class is perfect for those sailors not yet old enough for Intermediates and/or anyone up to age 15 wanting to improve racing skills or prepare for Optimist competitions outside the EYC. The cost for this course is $180.

Beginners and Intermediates will be offered in the mornings, and Beginners and Adventure Sailing are available in the afternoons of August 10-14.

For more details and the registration link, please visit www.eyc.org/lessons.

Didn’t have time for a class this summer? Private lessons are still being offered. Contact EYC Director, Brian Ritter, to schedule. 920 854-7107

Ephraim Regatta Details!

July 29th, 2015

The 110th Ephraim Regatta starts this Friday, July 31st.

Registration.  Registration ends at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 1.  See www.eyc.org/racing for more details.
Lunches.  Lunches for Saturday and Sunday are available by advance purchase only for $8.00 each.  Please have your lunch orders placed by Thursday, July 30thby noon.   These can be ordered through the regatta registration.  here
Pre-Regatta Clinic.  The Pre-Regatta Clinic featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggart will start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  Boats should be rigged and launched prior to the start. This is free to Flying Scot Sailing Association members and $25.00 for non-members.  You can join the FSSA at www.fssa.com/join  Junior membership in the FSSA costs less than the price of the clinic.  Please join no later than Thursday, July 30th.
Friday Night Welcome Party.  This is open to all members of the club and will be a casual dinner at the park across from the club.  It starts at 6:00 p.m. and costs $10 for adults and $5.00 for children.
Bratfest.
The 40th Bratfest will take place at the Klein’s, 3282 Gibraltar Road starting at 6:00 p.m.  This is open to all EYC members and guests.  Two tickets to the Bratfest are included in each regatta registration.  Cost:  $14 for adults and $11 for children.
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help with the regatta should contact:  Bjorn Hooper at bjorn@acclaimpos.com or Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!!

This Week at EYC- July 24th. New Lesson Offerings, Ladies Regatta

July 24th, 2015

So many opportunities for sailors old and new this week at EYC.

Yet another new class for EYC students! Would your student like some guidance in going through the Boater Education Card on-line course? This card is a requirement for powerboat (and jet ski) operators aged 12-26. There will be a one week, instructor-led class in the afternoons, beginning this Monday, July 27. This would be a perfect way to prepare for the following week’s Powerboat Skills class. Both classes are open to anyone age 12 to adult. Additionally, sections of the Powerboat Skills class can be opened in the mornings of the weeks of August 3-7 and August 10-14, as well as the afternoons of August 10-14, whenever there is a minimum of two students. This is a great class for parents and children to take together.

Additionally, this Saturday come out and learn more about Team Racing! The one day clinic will be held in 420’s and will be led by EYC Instructors, Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen.

Adult Group lessons continue to be offered the weeks of July 27 and August 3.

As always, private lessons are an excellent way to learn for both young and old. Contact Brian Ritter at the club to sign up for private lessons.

Please visit www.eyc.org/lessons for more details on all these offerings.

 

Here is what is happening this week at EYC:

Saturday, July 25th

Flying Scot Fleet Meeting: Please join us for the annual fleet meeting, to be held this Saturday, July 25 at noon (or as soon a practicable, after races have concluded). You do not need to own a boat to be a member; you only need to have an interest in sailing or racing Flying Scots.
Introductions
Feedback, comments from 2015: what worked, what could be improved?
Priorities for 2016: what events would you be interested in participating in or leading in 2016?
Recognition of our volunteers
Election of the 2016 – 2017 FS Fleet Captain

Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920.724.1771.

Saturday, July 25th (cont)

Team Racing clinic, led by instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen. 9:00 – 4:00.  Sign up here

Monday, July 27th

Start of Session D lessons.  sign up at eyc.org/lessons

Tuesday, July 28th

Women’s Regatta
The Women’s Regatta is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m. The boat draw for eligible EYC members to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot will be at 4:30 p.m. on the 28th with the first warning signal scheduled for 5:30 p.m.For further information, contact Nan Zimdars nzimdars@zimfin.com

 

Wednesday, July 29th

 Junior Activities.  Lawn Party at the Fogle Home.  5:30-7:30.  Please come for fun, festivities and food.  $7.  $20 maximum per family.  Please sign up on the poster at EYC.  Please do not drive down the driveway, but instead park on the road when dropping your child off. .. 10563 Stock Lane, Sister Bay. If you would like to help with this activity, please contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

 

Thursday, July 30th

Teen Activity.  Progressive Dinner.  5:30-7:30.  Grab your bike, and journey to a delicious evening of dinner and desserts.  Please sign up and see more details on the poster at EYC.

Friday, July 31st

Pre Regatta Racing Clinic: 1:00- 5:00 pm, featuring Ryan Malmgren and Larry Taggert.  On and off the water instruction.  For further details, please click here.

6:00 pm.     Ephraim Regatta Welcome Party.

Saturday, August 1st

11:00 am   Ephraim Regatta. To register, please click here.

6:00 pm     39th Annual Bratfest at Kleins.

 

 

IMPORTANT! Ephraim Regatta Early Registration /Boat Draw Deadline

July 22nd, 2015

Ephraim Regatta Boat Draw is Tomorrow, Thursday July 23rd.

The Ephraim Regatta is only a couple weeks away! This is a reminder that payment must be received no later than July 26 to be eligible for the early registration entry fee. To register, go to: 2015 Ephraim Regatta Registration.

The boat draw for EYC owned Flying Scots for the Ephraim Regatta will be held on Thursday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in skippering a boat, you must have an EYC skipper’s license. Please either be at the club in person at 5:00 p.m. or submit your request to Brian Ritter by e-mail britter011@gmail.com no later than noon on Thursday, July 23rd.

Responsibilities of boat draw winners are included in the Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

Women’s Regatta

The Women’s Regatta is scheduled for Tuesday, July 28th at 5:30 p.m. The boat draw for eligible EYC members to use an EYC-owned Flying Scot will be at 4:30 p.m. on the 28th with the first warning signal scheduled for 5:30 p.m. If you’re looking for a skipper or looking for crew, please sign up on one of the sign-up sheets at the club. For further information, contact Nan Zimdars nzimdars@zimfin.com

 

 

This Week at EYC- July 17th. Men’s Night Tonight- Rich Hall Regatta.

July 17th, 2015

Lesson Update:

Our racing and lesson program is in full swing.  This year there are many new interesting opportunities for lessons for sailors old and new:

Adventure Sailing for the kids + Women’s Sailing Class for Mom = A beautiful week on the water for all. This week’s Adventure Sailing classes has sailed to Eagle Bluff and hiked around the caves, kayaked and paddle boarded in the harbor, and sailed to Anderson Dock on the Optis with a visit to Anderson Store for some candy and local history. Next week, July 20-24, the kids can take Adventure Sailing in the afternoons while mothers brush up on sailing or powerboat skills at the same time in either the Women’s Sailing Class or the Powerboat Skills class.

Calling all top guns. If you are interested in racing, come out and try your hand at team racing. EYC Instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen will be leading a one day Team Racing clinic on this exciting aspect of sailing on Saturday, July 25th. The clinic will be held on the EYC’s Club 420’s. It is open to anyone age 12 and up who has completed one session of Intermediate lessons.

For more information and to register for these options, go to www.eyc.org/lessons. Please contact Liz Gheorghita at Education@eyc.org with any questions.

 

This Week at EYC: 

Friday, July 17th.  Men’s Night on the Dock.  7:30 pm  Bring a Steak or 2, a beverage, and a side- or just come on down and visit with the Men of EYC.  We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, July 18th-

July 18 – Join us for the second of three Racing Rules chalk talks on July 18, following the Saturday morning Flying Scot races. Jay Lott will discuss rules regarding mark room situations, both up and downwind. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at ikedaj@hotmail.com or 920-724-1771.

July 18th- Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  Saturday and Sunday, July 18 & 19

The Rich Hall Junior Regatta is this weekend for racers ages 12-17. The regatta is open to all boats of the Laser Radial and Club 420 (School and College Version) classes. Competitors do not have to be an EYC member, but only EYC members are eligible to sail in EYC-owned boats. No EYC Skipper’s License is required to skipper an EYC-owned Laser Radial or 420, but competitors and parents are asked to use good judgment, taking into account age, maturity, skill level and expected wind velocity and weather, in deciding whether to race or to allow their children to race.

This is another great racing opportunity for our juniors. Find a crew, find a skipper and get ready to race for a trophy this coming weekend! There are trophies for the top five places, plus the highest placing all-girl crew.

The drawing for EYC members to skipper an EYC-owned boat will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 18. Skippers must be present in person to participate in the boat draw. For all other information related to the regatta, please see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions on the EYC’s website, www. eyc.org/racing.

Wednesday, July 22nd. Junior Activities.  EYC’s Got Talent.  5:30-7:30.  Don’t miss out on the amazingly gifted kids at EYC.  Break out your guitar, dust off your skateboard, and sign up to share your talent with EYC.  Families are welcome to come and watch!  Pride and Prizes for all  participants.

 

Thursday, July 23rd.  Teen Activity.  Lantern Night.  Meet at EYC at 6:00 pm.  Come find out what on earth this activity is all about.  Teen activities are open the students who have completed 8th grade.  Sign up on the poster at EYC.

 

Announcements:

Don’t forget the Ephraim Regatta is just 2 weeks away.  To view the NOR please click here:

 To sign up for the Ephraim Regatta, please click here :