Dockside Blog

2017 Summer Staffing

January 20th, 2017

The EYC is immediately accepting applications for Junior and Senior instructors. This year, EYC lessons are offered from June 19 through August 18, 2017, with mandatory staff training taking place the week of June 19. Instructors need US Sailing Level 1 certification, minimally. These courses are offered in the spring around the country. If interested, please send an email, including your sailing experience, and resume to Commodore Sibylle Tasker at commodore@eyc.org by January 31, 2017. If relevant, please include any references with complete contact information.

EYC Renewal Season is right around the corner!

January 13th, 2017

Think Sun and Sailing!

Yes, it’s almost early bird time! Family, single, and senior memberships will be discounted through February. Don’t delay; take advantage of the savings. In the next few days, you will receive an email from Club Express, our membership software program. The email will include a direct link to Club Express. Please log in using your username and password and update any changes with your personal information. As you continue to move through the pages, you will have the opportunity to make a donation to the EYC or purchase an additional directory. Near the end, you will see a payment for your dues. Finalize your renewal by making a payment with your credit card and clicking submit payment. Or you may print a copy of the invoice and mail a check with the balance due to Club Express, 1930 Thoreau Drive, Suite 155, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

We are looking forward to seeing you again this summer!

If you need help completing your renewal, please email a volunteer from the EYC Membership Committee:
Lisa Gifford lgifford@eyc.org
Jodi Hoyerman jhoyerman@eyc.org
We will set up a time to call you and help you through the process.

Happy New Year!

December 28th, 2016

The Tradition continues . . .

Once again, Joanie Lewis is hosting a New Year’s Eve Open House this Saturday, December 31st.  Drop by the Lewis home at 3026 Anderson Lane, Ephraim from 6:00pm-10:00pm to ring in the new year.  All are welcome!

Renewal Season

Mid January begins our membership renewal season.   Once again, our club will offer the “Early Bird” discount for renewals from mid January through February.   Please contact jhoyerman@gmail.com if you have questions about your membership.

Summer Employment

The EYC is now accepting applications for Junior and Senior instructors.  This year, EYC lessons are offered from June 19 through August 18, 2016.  Instructors need US Sailing Level 1 certification, minimally.  These courses are offered in the spring around the country.  If interested, please send an email, including your sailing experience, and resume to Commodore Sibylle Tasker at commodore@eyc.org by January 31, 2016.

2017 Summer Staffing

November 18th, 2016

Thank you to all our volunteers and staff for another fantastic summer season! We were blessed with lots of wind, great weather, wonderful programming, and successful fundraising and events. You were all valuable members of our EYC family and we thank you again for your commitment to the EYC!

For the 2017 season, we are immediately accepting applications for EYC Club Director, Head Instructor and Race Coach. If you are interested in being considered for any of these positions, please submit an application to Commodore@EYC.org stating your qualifications as they relate to the respective job description and requirements below. If relevant, please include any references with complete contact information.

All applications are due by Saturday November 26, 2016.

CLUB DIRECTOR

• The Sailing Director is a manager whose primary task is to make sure the EYC’s operations run smoothly, that member needs are met, and that assigned tasks are accomplished.

• The Sailing Director is responsible for implementing all EYC policies, upholding EYC standards of quality, and performing all tasks assigned to him/her by the Commodore or committee chairs.

• The Sailing Director must be organized, able to delegate to others, keep track of tasks assigned to others, and follow up to make sure they are done. The Sailing Director must keep track of tasks assigned to him/her, prioritize them, and report when completed to the appropriate person.

• The Sailing Director should plan ahead and anticipate needs and tasks, so as to be proactive and not reactive, and to make sure the necessary personnel, equipment, and supplies are ready on time.

• The Sailing Director will take overall responsibility for the maintenance of all club equipment, working in conjunction with and under the authorization of the Equipment Chair. Maintains list of repair needs and assigns staff to make repairs. Purchases necessary parts for club equipment.

• The Sailing Director is the face of the EYC and is responsible for meeting member requests and prospective member inquiries.

Requirements: Competency with EYC software and documents. Thorough understanding of EYC programs and operations. Strong leader with efficient follow-through. Able to effectively communicate and work with a wide-range of constituents. Demonstrated sailing and racing competency.

HEAD INSTRUCTOR
Coaches staff regarding the implementation of EYC lesson programs, particularly on the water. Advises on curriculum from course descriptions in staff manual through daily lesson plans. Mentors staff where improvement is needed in class, including but not limited to, powerboat and sailing skills, interaction with students, and developing lesson plans. Assigns staff to classes together with the Education Committee Chair.

Requirements: Has personally taught most, if not all, levels of classes offered at the EYC (or comparable levels at similar sailing club). Has demonstrated a very high standard of boat handling skills and racing experience and knowledge. Respected by peers. Proven mentoring skills. Ability to work effectively and constructively with peers, superiors, parents, and students.

Desirable: US Sailing Level 3 Certification

RACE COACH

Enthusiastic staffer who encourages race development and participation among other staff, students, and club members. Leads staff training and coaches staff in race management, race coaching, racing rules and racing instruction, and will serve as a key resource to provide specific instructions and/or examples of how to do things. Responsible for advising improvements to race management and race documents, then implementing as authorized by Race and Regatta Chair. Monitors race management by collecting feedback, reviews that racing results have been recorded properly, and assesses that race management equipment is maintained in good condition.

Requirements: Has demonstrated a very high standard of boat handling skills and racing experience and knowledge. Familiar with all racing rules and protest procedures and can serve as judge for club races and regattas.

Passing of EYC Member Olivia Dahl

September 25th, 2016

Dear Fellow EYC Members,

It is with great sadness that we share the sudden passing of Olivia Dahl.  Olivia was a senior at Gibraltar High School and a resident of Sister Bay.  We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her parents, Collin and Jennifer.

Please visit Casperson Funeral Home website for Olivia’s Tribute and more information about her forthcoming Celebration of Life service:

http://www.caspersonfuneralhome.com

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.