Dockside Blog

End of Summer Notes

September 8th, 2016

Thank you!!

Thanks to everyone who helped close the EYC on the morning of Saturday, September 3rd! We had a great turnout and were able to accomplish everything on our work lists. Thanks to Jodi Hoyerman for providing the lunch and for trimming the bushes in advance of the work day!   Also, thanks to Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust for providing drinks and to Sue Lewis for the dessert!

According to our sign-in sheet, here’s who helped on Saturday, in no particular order:  Kim Miller, Michael Faugust, Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust, Marsella Fults, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Jodi Hoyerman, Laura O’Rourke, Suzanne Lisle, Rob Moore, Sherry Moore, Christine Bridenhagen, Skip Tasker, Sibylle Tasker, Bill Moore, Nancy Claypool, Jorie Johansen, Anton Johansen, Hayden Johansen, Gordon Rowley, Tom Mulligan, Steve Sauter, Charlie Sauter, Jessica Sauter, Vivi Sauter, Susie Samson, Nan Zimdars, Roy Hansen, Tom Waskiewicz, Wally Waleffe, Sally Schoendorf, Debby Heidler, Kirk Brown, Cain Goettleman, John Peterson, Deanna Peterson, Fran McCormack, Bob Ziegler, Barb Ziegler, Sue Lewis, and Fred Lewis.  Please let us know if we have missed someone, and accept our apologies!

Also, thanks to the students from the 420 clinic for preparing the 420s for storage after the clinic on Sunday.

Photos from 111th Ephraim Regatta

Here are links to the nearly 2000 photos taken by volunteers Eric Reisdorf and Angie Hunt during the Ephraim Regatta. Have at it!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/sets/72157671391791700/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/sets/72157672945497066/

Save the date for the 112th Ephraim Regatta

Next year’s event will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 5 – 6, 2017, with a pre-regatta clinic scheduled for Friday, August 4. See you there!

Help close the club this Saturday!

September 1st, 2016

Spend Tomorrow Morning at the EYC, 9 AM: Please Help Close the Club

Come join fellow members and committee chairs in our traditional “Closing of the Club.”  This time-honored and rewarding tradition involves members working together to put away boats, securing the dock, and organizing the clubhouse.  Members should come ready to work together and then celebrate with a lunch time BBQ (burgers and dogs are provided but bring your own beverages). We’re hoping to get 50 volunteers to make for manageable work. You won’t want to miss out on this last event of the season!

420 Racing Clinic on Sunday Sept. 4th 9:00 – 3:00.

Join our Gibraltar High School Sailing Team and our friends from the UW-Milwaukee Sailing Team for some Labor Day Weekend sailing. Former EYC Sailing Director, Isak Peterson will be leading the sailors through a day of 420 drills on the water both in the morning and afternoon. Students will take a mid-day lunch break on the dock. After the clinic, participants will de-rig several 420s for winter storage. Free for EYC members; $10 for non-members. Lunch provided.  Contact: Jodi Hoyerman, EYC Membership Chair, jhoyerman@gmail.com or 920-421-1652

Please empty lockers and slips

It’s that time of year.

The EYC loves donations

For those of you cleaning our your garage or summer home this time of year, remember that the EYC will take your donations (for us to use, or auction).  The fall Gibraltar sailing team could use some drysuits, and of course, the club would love your boats or other sailing gear.

Labor Day Weekend Events

August 28th, 2016

ALL HANDS ON DECK: Sat. Sept. 3: Help close the club

Please come pitch in at the EYC at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, Sept. 3rd. There are tasks for the strong and for the … er, rest of us. Last year over 50 EYC members helped close the EYC and we hope to meet that level of effort again this year. We will be putting away boats and equipment, organizing the house for winter and removing dock equipment. Most projects should be finished before noon.

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. Please don’t miss out on this Labor Day weekend tradition!

420 Racing Clinic: Sunday Sept. 4th 9:00 – 3:00.

Join our Gibraltar High School Sailing Team and our friends from the UW-Milwaukee Sailing Team for some Labor Day Weekend sailing. Former EYC Sailing Director, Isak Peterson will be leading the sailors through a day of 420 drills on the water both in the morning and afternoon. Students will take a mid-day lunch break on the dock. After the clinic, participants will de-rig several 420s for winter storage. Free for EYC members; $10 for non-members. Lunch provided.  Questions?
 Contact: Jodi Hoyerman, EYC Membership Chair, jhoyerman@gmail.com or 920-421-1652

420 Clinic, Closing Work Day, and Donate Sailing Stuff to EYC

August 18th, 2016

Today (Friday the 19th) is the last day to check out Club boats.

We are down to minimal staff after today. The dock is still available for use of privately owned boats through Sept 30th.

Sat. Sept. 3 Closing Work Day, HELP NEEDED

All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help close the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, Sept. 3rd. 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!

420 Racing Clinic: Sunday Sept. 4th 9:00 – 3:00.

Join our Gibraltar High School Sailing Team and our friends from the UW-Milwaukee Sailing Team for some Labor Day Weekend sailing. Former EYC Sailing Director, Isak Peterson will be leading the sailors through a day of 420 drills on the water both in the morning and afternoon. Students will take a mid-day lunch break on the dock. After the clinic, participants will de-rig several 420s for winter storage. Free for EYC members; $10 for non-members. Lunch provided.  Questions?
 Contact: Jodi Hoyerman, EYC Membership Chair, jhoyerman@gmail.com or 920-421-1652

Clean up your personal boat yard and donate to the EYC.

The EYC is a Tax Deductible 501(c)3 educational organization. That means you can receive a tax benefit when donating your boats and other yachting equipment to the Club either to be used in the program or sold to benefit the Club.

This method of fleet renewal and fundraising is one more way of keeping our dues low and accessible for everyone. Last year we used money from the sale of donated equipment to purchase two new Opti’s, 3 new Flying Scot booms and much needed rigging equipment. We also received a Flying Scot “Utrygggg” in good condition that was raced in the 111th Ephraim Regatta.

So Much Stuff in the Lost and Found!

Come and claim what’s yours.

 

Still more summer at EYC!

August 11th, 2016

Annual Membership Meeting, Sat. 9 AM at EYC.

Come one, come all. This is your chance to hear about goals for the next year and weigh in on your club.

Commodore’s Reception Sat. Evening

Bring a dish to share. Beverages provided. 6 pm at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

Need more Racing? Flying Scot Race, Sunday, Aug. 14

While the Saturday series has ended, sailors are still interested in racing. Join the last race of the season, Sunday, August 14. Boat draw at 9:00 AM, first warning signal at 10:00 a.m.

Last Week of Lessons starts Monday: Sign up ASAP!

Week-long morning beginner lessons available starting Aug 15th. Many thanks to all our wonderful students and our fabulous instructors for a great 2016 at the EYC!

111th Ephraim Regatta was a Huge Success!

Thanks to our numerous heroic volunteers who made this tremendous event happen. Endless thanks goes to Nancy Claypool who took the helm as the Regatta Chair. More summary news to come.

EYC gear makes great gifts

Plan ahead by stocking up on EYC sweatshirts, ball caps, mugs, and more.  Gear will be for sale today (Friday) at noon and again next Friday.

Lost and found is bursting at the seams

Missing something? Life vests, towels, sailing shoes, hats and more are piled high in the bin by the BBQ grills.

Looking ahead: Clubhouse cleaning work day on Sept 3rd

Volunteers will be needed on the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, and of course there will be some festivities. More details to follow.

Ephraim Regatta, Bratfest, and Final Weeks of Lessons

August 4th, 2016

111th Ephraim Regatta this Weekend!

“There will always be an Ephraim Regatta.” 36 boats have registered for the regatta this weekend, including visitors from FL, TX, TN, OH, MD, and PA. There will be shirts and gear for sale, so come on down! Please continue to show our guests our famous EYC hospitality. For those spectators on the water, please be mindful of wind shadows cast from your boat, which are even more problematic in light air, and stay clear of the course.

41st Bratfest Saturday: 6 PM in Fish Creek

The Kleins welcome all EYC members and their guests to the 41st Bratfest, 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek. $14 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).

Final Junior Activity, Wed. Aug. 10: Capture the Flag

Don’t miss the grand finale of Junior Activities: an epic game of Capture the Flag played on EYC member family — The Pillat’s — big lawn. Kids will be divided into teams captained by their fearless instructors and the battle will begin. Drop off at 6:00 pm, pick up promptly at 8:00 pm at the Pillat’s home in Sister Bay, 2903 Wilder Lane. Cost: $5.00 per child, max $10.00 per family. Two parent volunteers are needed to help supervise the fun; two other parent volunteers are needed to each buy a box of jumbo freeze pops (36), freeze them, and bring them to the event at 7:45. Sign up here  or on the sheet in the clubhouse. Questions: Carol Fiedler, 514-979-7115.

Sign up now for lessons starting Monday Aug 8th or Monday Aug 15th.

Hard to believe, but we are down to our last two weeks of lessons.  Sessions E & F are one week each.  Many classes are full, but there are still spots available in Powerboat Skills, Adventure Sailing for Women and Intermediates in Session E, and in Beginners in Session F. Many thanks for your participation in and support of the lesson program this summer!

Missing something? The Lost and Found bin is calling your name.

Claim what’s yours before the zombies beat you to it.

The summer ain’t over.  There’s still more to come:

Annual Membership Meeting Sat. Aug 13th at 9 AM

Come join a discussion about the future of the club. Saturday, August 13, 9:00 a.m at the EYC.

Commodore’s Reception,  Saturday, August 13th.

Invitations are out. Don’t miss this event of the year!Peninsula School of Art starting at 6 pm.  Bring a dish to share.

Flying Scot Sunday Race Added, Sunday, August 14th

Need more racing? You got it! 9:00 boat draw, 10:00 first warning.

 

This week at the EYC

July 29th, 2016

Final Saturday pre-race chalk talk, 9:00 AM, July 30th

Roger Waleffe will lead us in preparing for the final Flying Scot Races

News Flash:  Adventure Sailing for Women is here!

Been watching the kids have all the fun this summer?  School supplies can wait.  Join the brand new Adventure Sailing for Women class and sail Eagle Harbor in style.  Bring your friends and enjoy sailing to Leroy’s for coffee, trips to Horseshoe Island, Nicolet Beach and yes, even Fred & Fuzzy’s!  Sun, fun and skills in one great week.  The class is open to women ages 18 and up at any skill level.  The class will run Monday-Friday from 1:30 pm-4:40 pm, from August 8-12th.  The cost for the one week class is $180.  Registration available at www.eyc.org/lessons

Remaining classes filling, some spots remain

The Beginner class is full for the mornings of Session E (August 8-12.)  The Beginner Full Day class is also full.  There are Beginner spaces in the afternoons of Session E and in the morning of Session F.  There are a few spaces for Powerboat Skills beginning next week and the week of August 8th.

Wednesday Youth Activity: Aug. 3: Pirate’s Cove MiniGolf 6 pm.

Let’s all meet at 6 pm at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Sister Bay for a fun night of mini golf and see who can beat the instructors!  The mini golf fee is $7 exactly and includes tax.  Send your kids with exact change please.  All EYC juniors are invite to participate between the ages of 8 -18 years old.  Younger children are welcome to tag along with a parent or guardian.  Drop off and pick up are at Pirate’s Cove. Sign up early in the clubhouse so we know how many kids are coming. We would greatly appreciate having a few parent volunteers to assist the instructors and Chair, Marta Forseca.  Here’s the parent signup sheet

Thursday Teen Activity: FootGolf, 6:30 Aug 4th.

Meet up at Stonehedge in Egg Harbor at 6:30 for FootGolf. FootGolf is a combination of the popular sports of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball at a 18 hole FootGolf course facility on shortened holes with 21-inch diameter cups. The rules largely correspond to the rules of golf. Bring $13 if you bring your own ball and $15 if you need a ball. Golf Pros may play for the coveted green blazer at the Masters, but you will play for the coveted green Piggly Wiggly t-shirt!!!!

111th Ephraim Regatta is in one week! Sign up now!

Regatta registration closes on Thurs. Aug 4th.

All registrations must be done online and paid by credit card.

Pre-regatta clinic: Fri Aug. 5th.

Sign up for the pre-Regatta clinic on-line here.

Bratfest!

Saturday evening Aug 6th. Volunteers needed, sign up online at the Signup Genius

 

Commodore’s Party: Aug 13th

July 25th, 2016

 

 

Come celebrate the season at the Commodore’s Party!  

Aug. 13th 6 pm.  Peninsula School of Art. $20 per adult, $10 for youth 18 and under. Wine, beer, and sodas are provided.  Bring an appetizer to share. Invitation below and online here.

invite

Ephraim Regatta, Mom-gatta, Lessons and more!

July 21st, 2016

Ephraim Regatta Key Dates: BOAT DRAW IS TODAY

Boat draw is TODAY for EYC boats, Friday, July 22. You must submit your email request and get a confirmation response prior to 5:00 p.m. to Erica at director@eyc.org.

Early registration discount ends Thursday July 28th.

Sign up here to register for the 111th Ephraim Regatta.

Volunteers needed!

“There will always be an Ephraim Regatta,” er, that is, if we can get enough volunteers.  To help, please contact Nancy Claypool at regatta@eyc.org. You won’t want to miss out on this event of the year!

Pre-race chalk talk 9 AM Saturday

This week we’ll hear what Michael Faugust has to say. Next week’s chalk talk will feature Roger Waleffe (July 30).

Calling all Moms for an Opti Mom-gatta!

EYC’s First Mom-gatta is this Thursday, July 28, between the regular Opti boat draw (5:00 p.m.), and the start of races. You don’t have to be an Opti mom, just interested in participating in a fun, short race in Optis.  Not yet ready to race? Come cheer the competitors. Any questions, please contact Zac at optifleetcaptain@eyc.org

Flying Scot Fleet Annual Meeting is Sat. July 30th

Hold the dae for Sat., July 30, following races. For information, contact Michael at fsfleetcaptain@eyc.org

Please register now for remaining lessons! 

We love our lesson students, and are thrilled over all the interest in the various class offerings this summer. Please take a moment to register as early as possible to help us plan for staffing through the remaining weeks of the season. If you have any questions or would like help choosing the best class for your student, please write to Liz at education@eyc.org. Thank you!!!

Wed. Youth Activity: Water Games — July 27 from 6-8 pm.

Get your game on for the most fun on water and land. Teams led by instructors will compete against each other in swimming games, relay races and other fun competitions. Lots of laughter is guaranteed. Parents: we need a number of volunteers, as well as donations of Ice Cream Sandwiches or Popsicles to make this activity run. Please sign up early here. Kids, please sign up on the poster in the clubhouse so we can make teams.

Thurs. Teen Activity: Drive In! July 28

Finding Dory has FINALLY left the outdoor movie theater, so next week’s teen activity will be at the outdoor Drive In: The Secret Life of Pets & The Legend of Tarzan.  Teens will meet at the gas station south of the movie theater to grab snacks for the movie at 8:00. Teens will pile into cars and then head to the theater. Bring $8 for admission and extra $ for snacks. Estimated pick up time for those teens needing rides home is 12:15 in the gas station parking lot.  Dress warmly, bring bug spray and maybe a folding chair or blanket.

Important Regatta Information

July 17th, 2016

Laser Fleet Added to Rich Hall Regatta

Due to high demand, the Laser fleet has been added to the 2016 Rich Hall Regatta (July 23-24). Please see the amended Notice of Race for further information available here.

111th Annual Ephraim Regatta is Aug 6-7th (With racing clinic on Fri. Aug. 5th).  

This is the club’s signature regatta and not to be missed! Some planning is involved, so read carefully.  Any questions, email regatta@eyc.org.

Important Regatta Info and Registration Deadlines 

The Notice of Race is now available online.  The deadline for early registration ($25 discount) for the Ephraim Regatta is this Thursday, July 28th and regatta registration closes on Thursday, August 4th. All registrations must be done online and paid by credit card by August 4th.  There is a discount for juniors and current members of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (link here).

Optional Friday Racing Clinic

All regatta registrants are welcome to participate in the Friday Racing clinic and should sign up at the on-line registration. The Friday racing clinic is free to FSSA members; others must pay $25 to participate.

Request for Volunteers for Regatta weekend

We are in need of volunteers with a range of skills to help with Race Committee and safety boats on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7th. Working on the Race Committee is a great way to support EYC’s tradition, as well as to watch the regatta action up close and meet other club members. Please sign up on the Signup Genius for any one of the many volunteer opportunities, requiring a range of durations and skills, but we especially are in need of the following on-the-water support:

  • — Pin and Gate Mark-Set Boat.  Need one to two more people to assist with setting marks for the starting line and the leeward gates.
  • — Judges Boat.  Need boat and driver to drive the judges around the race course to observe.
  • — Safety Boats.  Need boats and drivers to assist racers in the event of breakdowns or other weather-related conditions.

All Race Committee and safety boat volunteers will need to attend the race briefing on Friday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m. upstairs in the EYC clubhouse.  If you can help, please contact Nancy Claypool (nclaypool@stonepigman.com).