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This week at the EYC

June 23rd, 2016

It is officially summer, so clear your schedule and head for the EYC! Here’s what’s happening this week:

Tonight, June 24th: Attention 420 sailors!

This evening’s 420 fleet meeting will take place at the EYC just after boat draw at 5pm. Come on down to sign up for the fleet mailing list and to take part in the pre-race chalk talk directed by Roger Waleffe. The chalk talk will include specific tips for sailing fast in the evening’s conditions. 420 races are a lot of fun and we encourage everyone to join in! Even if you don’t have a crew or skipper, come anyway and pair up at the boat draw. If you have any questions email Roger Waleffe at 420fleetcaptain@eyc.org.

Saturday morning: 9:00 am

This week’s Pre-Race Chalk Talk is with Cain Goettelman.  And don’t miss next week’s July 2nd 9:00 am  Pre-Race Chalk Talk with Stacey Rieu & Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust.

Saturday June 25 Evening Events and Opening Social:

5:00 pm: Blessing of Our Fleet.  Please feel free to join us as our fleet gets its annual blessing.

5:15 pm: Honor Those Who Have Passed. We’ll take a moment to honor and celebrate those valued EYC members we lost this last year.

6:00 pm: OPENING SOCIAL! The EYC’s free Opening Social begins at 6:00pm on Sat., June 25.  The EYC will supply wine, beer and soft drinks.  Please bring an appetizer to share.  This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff.  As a fundraiser, we will be auctioning off the naming rights to the EYC’s newest Optimist, so bring your checkbook and your most creative name!  Please, no dogs at this event.

Wed. June 29th, Youth ActivityScavenger Hunt!

These activities are open to kids entering 2nd grade and up. Join the fun and sign up for a hilarious night of taking pictures with your teammates doing crazy things around Ephraim as your team completes a scavenger list.  Kids sign up in the clubhouse and parents please click on this link for all the details of the Photo Scavenger Hunt and contributions needed for the activity.  Questions- email jeannepap@me.com or text Jeanne at 661-917-0831

Thursday, June 30th, Teen activity: Golf Scramble!

Teen activities are open to teens entering 9th grade and up. The teen Golf Scramble is at Peninsula Short Course.  No golfing experience or clubs necessary.  If your teen has a putter, pitching, sand and/or chipper wedge, bring it! Otherwise teens can share clubs.  The golfers with some experience can be team captains and novice golfers can be divided among the team captains. All team members will hit from the tee box with the team choosing the best of the four shots for the next shot.  Other fun rules will apply so that everyone contributes to the success of the team.  $6 per round; $3 for second round.  Please bring exact change and wear sneakers. Teens sign up in clubhouse.  Drop off at the Peninsula Short Course promptly at 5:20, so that the scramble can begin at 5:30.  Questions- email jeannepap@me.com or text Jeanne at 661-917-0831.

Calling all EYC Former Staff – First “GeezerGatta” Friday July 1st

Please join fellow former EYC staff and participate in the first (annual?!?) “GeezerGatta”, next Friday, July 1st. The races will be held as part of the normal Friday night Laser races, with boat draws at 5:00 pm and First Warning at 6:00 pm. You must be an EYC member to use an EYC-owned boat. You will be scored as part of the normal Friday night series, but additionally, have the opportunity to win “bragging rights” among your fellow staff alumni. If there is sufficient interest, we may also compete in 420s.

Only Two Weeks until EYC’s Opti Regatta

The Opti Regatta is scheduled for July 9 and 10. If your child is interested in competing in an EYC-owned Opti, please send email director@eyc.org with the skipper’s name and the regatta name prior to July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., requesting to be in the boat draw.  Look for email confirmation of receipt in order to be entered into the draw. You do not need to be present for this early boat draw. For those who have not entered the July 5 boat draw, an additional drawing will take place at 1:00 p.m. before the regatta starts, for the remaining boats, if available.  If you have any questions, please contact regatta@eyc.org.

Volunteer Update: 

Great job to all our EYC volunteers who used the online signup sheets using Signup Genius.  The Opening Social volunteer sheet is FULL!

Volunteer signup sheets for the week of June 27th and July 4th are listed below with corresponding links to the sign up sheets that include all the information about the event or activity.

Youth Activity/ Photo Scavenger Hunt

Ice Cream Social/ Scoopers Needed

Youth Activity/ Kickball and Potluck

Link to all of EYC’s sign up sheets

Questions about volunteering?  Contact Jeanne Papenthien at jeannepap@me.com or text at 661-917-0831.

Education Notes

The morning section of the Beginner Class is now SOLD OUT for Session D, July 25 –  August 5.  There are spaces in the afternoon for that session, as well as spots available in the morning in other sessions.  Many of the afternoon classes have a lower hourly rate and offer a better student/teacher ratio.

Registration closes for all classes on Sunday at noon, the day before classes begin; however, early registration is always appreciated as it helps us plan our staffing needs.

Classes will be held on the Fourth of July.  Any time your student will not attend class, please notify Erica Heidler, Club Director.

Opti Racing, Intro to Lasers, Powerboat Skills, Adventure Sailing, Women’s Sailing, Beginner Full Day, and of course, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Racing.  With all these offerings plus private lessons, there is something for everyone at the EYC!  Plan now to get out on the water in 2016.  Details can be found at www.eyc.org/lessons, or feel free to look for any of the staff or Education Chair, Liz Gheorghita, at the Opening Social.

Interested in playing Pickleball with fellow EYC members?

Please email Jeannepap@me.com if interested and include days and times that you are available to play; ability level- newbie, played some, play often; own a racquet or not- Thanks.

A Successful Fyr Bal Weekend at the EYC

June 21st, 2016

EYC PANCAKE BREAKFAST SETS RECORD – THANK YOU!

The EYC’s third annual Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast was a great success and raised nearly $1458 for the EYC, a record amount, over 25% higher than 2015. Over 200 EYC members, family and friends attended at the Ephraim Village Hall on June 18. We served buttermilk pancakes with butter and syrup, excellent Marchant’s fresh pork breakfast links, coffee and O.J. Thanks to all EYC members, family and friends who attended!

Thanks to the following organizations: the Ephraim Business Council for enabling the EYC to benefit from this event for the third year in a row; Marchant’s Meats in Sturgeon Bay for providing a discount on the sausage; and the Piggly Wiggly for opening early at 7:00 AM and donating two pounds of decaf coffee which we forgot to buy the day before.

Thanks also to Erica Heidler and her helpful EYC staff who delivered a clean, well-lighted grill so we could cook sausages outdoors, for delivering one of the EYC’s new Optimist dinghies for display, and for picking it all up and taking it back to the EYC the same day.

And thanks to the following persons who worked a volunteer shift at the event or otherwise helped to make this event possible (in no particular order): event chair Jay Lott, event vice chair Susie Samson, apparel salesperson Betty Chomeau, Jenny Miller, Susie Gebhardt, Kim Miller, Dick Bierman, Jane Reyerson, Sophie Tasker, Karen Bierman, Mary Ann McKoane, Margaret Graham, Marsella Fults, Stacey Rieu, Bill Hoag, Anne Abbott, Sally Schoendorf, Dennis Miller, Bob Lindquist, Skip Tasker, Sibylle Tasker, Melanie Tasker, Henry Tasker, Deanna Peterson, Kathy Miller, Ann Lindquist, Judy Harmon, Peggy Lott and Jodi Hoyerman.

EYC OPEN HOUSE

The Membership Committee held an Open House with light refreshments on Saturday.  Event coordinators Jodi Hoyerman and Jeanne Papenthein greeted new members and potential members for several hours. Thank you to the EYC members who volunteered to assist with tours and answer questions:  Marscella Fults, Sally Schoendorf, Joel Dykman, Rick Hoyerman, Skip and Debby Heidler, Deb and Marv Ritter, and Senior Instructor Carrie Ritter.  Time and time again, people commented on the welcoming atmosphere at our club.

FYR BAL COOKOUT

How fortunate we were for a beautiful warm evening this past Saturday!  The O’Rourkes and Latrielle families once again hosted a fabulous party.  Delicious food and conversation were enjoyed by many.  Thanks to all who pitched in to set up, brought a dish to share, and cleaned up.  The evening bonfires followed by spectacular fireworks were the perfect summer kick-off!

This week at the EYC

June 17th, 2016

Lots going on this week! Hope to see you all at any of the following:

Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast Saturday

Please come to the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast TOMORROW, Saturday June 18 from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. And, bring your friends – this fun and delicious event is open to the general public.

Fyr Bal Regatta

Part of the Flying Scot Series. Boat draw at 9:00 AM and first whistle is at 10.

EYC Open House

Saturday 10-2. This is an opportunity for members to bring a friend or potential member to the club for a tour, or to just send friends to the club to learn more about our membership benefits.

6th Annual Fyr Bal Cookout

Saturday, June 18, 6:00 p.m. Come one, come all to an EYC family cookout. Hosted by Steve Latreille and Jack O’Rourke. This has quickly become a wonderful tradition. Bring a side dish or dessert as well as your own beverages. Brats and burgers will be provided. The EYC dock is a perfect place to watch the lighting of the bonfires and the Fyr Bal fireworks! This is yet another fun casual party to meet and greet old and new members alike!

Wed. June 22, Junior Activities Begin

We are kicking off our weekly youth events with a new activity “Game Night”  from 6:00- 8:00 pm.  Sign up in the clubhouse beginning Friday, June 16th. There is a $5 per youth participation fee. Youths are welcome from ages 8 years and up.  EYC youth are encouraged to bring a non-member or even two for this initial event and share the fun of Wednesday night youth activities.  The Youth Activities Committee would appreciate your time and/or donations for a successful night of fun. Please see the online signup sheet for all of the details.  All of the requests are very minimal.  Questions, please email jeannepap@me.com

Teen Activities Begin Thursday, June 23  

Our first teen activity is PickleBall!  This fast paced and popular game is similar to Tennis and Ping Pong and not just for old folks!  Sign up in the club house beginning Friday, June 16th.  The Teen Activity Chairs, Jeanne Papenthien and Lisa Gifford are open to teen night suggestions. Please email us with your ideas at Jeannepap@me.com and ldagbg@aol.com.  Bring a Pickleball racquet if you have one.

Thank You for Renewing Your EYC Membership!

Your continuing support of the EYC is greatly appreciated.  Our membership year runs from June 1st through May 31st.  Please email our Membership Director, Jodi Hoyerman, jhoyerman@gmail.com, if you have any questions about your membership or membership benefits.

Attention all Laser Racers!

Laser sailors are needed to help to repair the Laser fleet. Please come to EYC at 1:00 PM on Saturday (June 18) and 9:00 AM on Sunday (June 19) to help repair some of the Lasers. Laser sailors that volunteer at any one of the repair sessions will receive priority in Laser boat draws. No experience necessary. Look for Tommy Papenthien and Michael Faugust on the dock. Also, a reminder that the Laser Master series starts this Friday. Any questions? Please email laserfleetcaptain@eyc.org .

Opening Social June 25th  Looking for volunteers to help

The Opening Social is just around the corner on Saturday, June 25th at 6pm.  This event is for members 18 and older. The club will provide beverages and guests bring an appetizer to share.

EYC depends on our wonderful membership to volunteer at all of the EYC activities and events.  If you haven’t volunteered in the past, volunteering at the Opening Social is a great way to socialize and meet other members.  All of the volunteer needs are super easy and with very little time commitment. To volunteer, please click on the attached link to signup  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e48a4ac29abf49-opening

RACING RACING RACING… Here’s what’s on the calendar this week:

Please note: All times listed are for the first warning signal; boat draws are held one hour before the warning signal.

Friday, June 17th

6:00pm   420 and Laser races, including Laser Masters.

Saturday, June 18

9:00am   Pre-race Tips from Ryan Malmgren

10:00am Fyr Bal Regatta

Sunday, June 19

1:00pm  420 Races

Monday, June 20

6:00pm Flying Scot Races

Tuesday, June 21st

6:00pm  Laser and Opti Races

Thursday, June 23rd

6:00pm  Opti races

Friday, June 24th

6:00pm   420 and Laser races

Saturday June 25th

9:00 am  Pre-race Tips by Cain Goettelman

10:00am   Annual Family Regatta (and regular Saturday Flying Scot races)

EYC PANCAKE BREAKFAST THIS SATURDAY!

June 15th, 2016

Don’t miss the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast this Saturday, June 18, at the Ephraim Village Hall, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink buttermilk pancakes, Marchant’s breakfast sausage links, coffee and orange juice. This is a bargain at only $10 per person ($5 children age 10 and under). The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with your friends as summer begins. All proceeds benefit the EYC. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends even if they are not EYC members!

This week at the EYC

June 10th, 2016

Flying Scot Races Start Tomorrow & Pre-Race Chalk Talk

The EYC’s Club race series begins this Saturday morning, June 11, with the Flying Scots 10:00 am start. This summer, our Flying Scot fleet is hosting a series of 15 minute chalk talks prior to the Saturday races from 9:00-9:15 am.

This week, Michael & Jennifer Faugust will lead the chalk talk and share “go fast” tips.  Next Saturday, Ryan Malmgren of Mad Sails will lead our chalk talk prior to the Fyr Ball regatta.  All members are welcome to attend and help us raise the level of sailing within our club and fleets.

One Week until the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast

Mark your calendar now for the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast, June 18 beginning at 7:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. All-you-can-eat pancakes, fresh Marchant’s pork sausage, juice and coffee. A great way to start off your Fyr Bal Saturday, and it benefits the EYC! We still need a few more volunteers to help run this event. If you can help, please contact event chair Jay Lott jaylott01@gmail.com

Education Notes:

New Laser Class added! We’ve just added an additional section of Intro to Lasers for Session D, which runs from July 25 through August 5. And don’t forget about the Laser clinic on July 16 & 17.  We have a limited number of club owned Lasers that are available on a first come, first served basis so sign up soon.

Don’t forget there are several newer classes offered this year, especially for those students in the Beginner/Intermediate skill levels. If you have any questions as to how these classes fit into the curriculum or for which classes your student would be eligible, please feel free to contact Liz Gheorghita at education@eyc.org.

Private lessons are a great way to brush up for a summer on the water after a long winter.  You can take one lesson to focus on one particular skill, or a week or more at any of the skill levels offered at the EYC, Beginner through Racing.  The schedule is flexible and lessons can be booked directly with Erica Heidler, Club Director, at (920) 854-7107.  More information and pricing can be found at http://eyc.org/private-sailing-lessons/.

Sign up to Volunteer on the new volunteer site

Thank you to all the EYC members who have already signed up to volunteer.  There are lots of ways you can help and almost all of the time commitments are less than 2 hour shifts.  Open the link below and see where your friends have signed up and join them or just sign up to meet new people.  EYC is a friendly place so let’s all get involved.

Here is the link to all of EYC’s signup sheets:    http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=08C0CCD7FFCFF66C&cs=09CBBADF8FBE8B627B7964715BC09BBD

 

 

This week at the EYC

June 2nd, 2016

The EYC is open for the 2016 Season!

Thank you to everyone who helped with Saturday’s Spring Cleanup!  We had a great turnout and the weather cooperated!  Thanks to the great group of volunteers we finished at noon and then enjoyed the first cookout of the year.  We accomplished everything we wanted to do and enjoyed getting reacquainted with friends and meeting some new members.

Thanks to Susie Samson for the coffee and pastries, and to Sue Lewis and Jennifer Ikeda for the brownies and chocolate chip bars. Also, thanks to Bob and Barb Ziegler for their expert work on the grill. A special thanks to Scott Roberts and Dick Bierman who both arrived before 8am and were among the last to leave.  Also, welcome to new members Scott Roberts and Marc and Kris Dubick!

We had a terrific turnout of volunteers: Scott Roberts, Dick Bierman, Rich Bierman, Jay Lott, Sue Lewis, Susie Samson, Bjorn Hooper, Skip Heidler, Deb Heidler, Erica Heidler, Sydney Richter, Olivia Holmes, Stephanie Richter, Christine Bridenhagen, Keith Bridenhagen, Gordon Rowley, Marc Dubick, Kris Dubick, Sherry Moore, Rob Moore, Michael Faugust. George Kraemer, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Roger Waleffe, Nan Zimdars Hoesly, Anne Hoesly, Will Gheorghita, Bill Andersen, Heather Andersen, Matt Andersen, Topher Andersen, Cain Goettleman, Carrie Ritter, Brian Ritter, Joani Lewis, Ally Dykman, Adele Gruner, John Welch, Bob Ziegler, Barb Ziegler, Stefan Peterson, Marcia Ellis, Chuck Ellis, Paul Wilde, Suzanne Lisle, Linda Carey, George Carey, Steve Sauter, Jodi Hoyerman, Liz Gheorghita, Jennifer Ikeda, Kim Miller, Rob Treleven, and Fred Lewis.  Please accept our apologies if we have missed anyone!

Club Races Begin June 11

EYC’s club races begin next Saturday, June 11. There are a number of updates for 2016, so please click on the link to the racing page, where you can access the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for club races and all of our regattas. For questions, please contact regatta@eyc.org.

Friendly Reminder about EYC’s Swimming Policy

Memorial Day weekend treated those in Door County to some warm weather – maybe this bodes well for early June.  Parents should supervise their children at all times when their children are swimming at the EYC, since it is not part of staff duties to supervise or monitor swimming — except in those rare instances when swimming takes place during sailing lessons.  Please see follow this link for more information.

Help Support EYC – Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast at Ephraim Town Hall

Mark your calendar now for the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast, June 18 beginning at 7:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. All-you-can-eat pancakes, fresh Marchant’s pork sausage, juice and coffee. A great way to start off your Fyr Bal Saturday, and it benefits the EYC! We still need a few more volunteers to help run this event. If you can help, please contact event chair Jay Lott jaylott01@gmail.com

Club Staffing

The club officially opened on Tuesday, May 31, however, full-time staff will not be available prior to Saturday, June 11th. In the interim, if you have specific needs, please contact Erica Heidler at director@eyc.org. 

Door County Magazine has a story on the EYC

Pick up a copy of the summer issue and flip to page 27 to see the great piece on our club, lessons, the sailing fleet and more. For those of you that aren’t in Door County, we’ll forward the link when the online version is available.

This week at the EYC

May 27th, 2016

Lots of updates this week, so please read through to the end!

Helping out at the EYC has become even easier Unknown

This year, EYC is moving into the 21st century by using a web based tool called SignUp Genius which makes it a snap for you to sign up for  your favorite event or activity.

At EYC, the summer is jam packed with activities from morning to night and every single event runs on the volunteer efforts of EYC members.  SignUp Genius will make it so easy for you to help out the volunteer coordinator by allowing you to sign up for specific dates, times, length of service and to see other EYC members who have signed up.

You never have to worry about forgetting what you signed up for because SignUp Genius will remind you before the event.  If you signed up and something better comes up, don’t despair, you can delete your name or swap with another volunteer.

See- it’s absolutely genius!  Let’s take the stress out of volunteering and put the fun into volunteering at EYC.

Get started and click on the direct link below to view all of EYC’s signup sheets.  Please email your SignUp Genius Coordinator Jeanne Papenthien with updates, changes or additions to the signup sheets- jeannepap@me.com  http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=c.SignUpSearch&eid=08C0CCD7FFCFF66C&cs=09CBBADF8FBE8B627B7964715BC09BBD

Education Notes:

There are several newer classes offered this year, especially for those students in the Beginner/Intermediate skill levels-Intro to Lasers, Beginner Full Day and Opti Racing.  If you have any questions as to how these classes fit into the curriculum or for which classes your student would be eligible, please feel free to contact Liz Gheorghita at education@eyc.org.  Additionally, members of the Education Committee will be at the Club Opening this Saturday and would be happy to answer any questions.

Private lessons are a great way to brush up for a summer on the water after a long winter.  You can take one lesson to focus on one particular skill, or a week or more at any of the skill levels offered at the EYC, Beginner through Racing.  The schedule is flexible and lessons can be booked directly with Erica Heidler, Club Director, at (920) 854-7107.  More information and pricing can be found at http://eyc.org/private-sailing-lessons/.

Lasers! Do you have a student who is considering enrolling in the Laser Clinic on July 16 & 17?  We have a limited number of club owned Lasers that are available on a first come, first served basis.  After that, students will need to provide their own (or borrowed) boat to participate.  We will be opening enrollment to students outside the EYC in the next few weeks.

Upcoming Events:

Spring Clean up:  Sat May 28th.  9-noon with burgers at noon.

All EYC members are encouraged to come down to the club at 9:00am on Saturday, May 28th to help open the club.  We will be organizing and cleaning the clubhouse, docks and boats for the 2016 season.  We anticipate being finished by Noon.  There are jobs for all ages and abilities.  Afterward, the EYC will fire up the grills for a complimentary picnic lunch.  Please come and join in the fun!  We need your help!

Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast and EYC Open House:  Saturday June 18!

If you can help out for a few hours as a server, cook’s helper, door person, or otherwise, please contact event chair Jay Lott  jaylott01@gmail.com.

FYR BAL Pancake Breakfast Sat. June 18, Volunteers needed

May 24th, 2016

Please attend the EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 18 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. Bring your friends too! This event is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit the EYC.

The menu will feature the traditional all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your Fyr Bal day in the company of friends and family at a scenic and central location.

We need volunteers to help run the Pancake Breakfast. If you can help out for a few hours as a server, cook’s helper, door person, or otherwise, please contact event chair Jay Lott  jaylott01@gmail.com.

One week ’til Memorial Day Weekend

May 21st, 2016

Volunteers needed to open EYC: Sat. May 28th 9:00AM sharp!

All EYC members are encouraged to come down to the club at 9:00am on Saturday, May 28th to help open the club.  We will be organizing and cleaning the clubhouse, docks and boats for the 2016 season.  We anticipate being finished by noon.  There are jobs for all ages and abilities.  Afterward, the EYC will fire up the grills for a complimentary picnic lunch.  Please come and join in the fun!  We need your help!

 

EYC Sailing Lessons:  Summer is almost here. It’s a great time to sign up for sailing classes …  for you and your children!

Women’s Sailing Class (July 18-22) will focus on Beginner and Intermediate skills. This would be the perfect way to brush up and prepare for the Women’s Regatta the following week. Enroll the kids in some of the great afternoon offerings in Session C and enjoy a week on the water yourself!

Laser Clinic (July 16 & 17) Do you have a Laser sailor in the family? Take advantage of Bobby Collins’ excellent coaching in this two day clinic. This clinic is open to adults and youth, age 12 and up, with basic sailing and racing experience. Students who are under 12, but are enrolled in the Intro to Lasers class may take this clinic. No membership is required for this clinic, so it would be perfect for visiting friends.

Adventure Sailing: This fun class features destination sails in Eagle Harbor. Open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels, it is designed for siblings, cousins and visiting friends who want to sail together. Think hybrid of lesson sessions and junior activities. Four one week sessions in June and July.

Do you have a more advanced Beginner student?  Opti Racing is open to any student who has skippered in an Opti race.  It is not necessary to have passed Beginners, and can be taken alone or at the same time as the Beginner class.

Please visit the Education page at www.eyc.org/lessons for more details on these classes, as well as registration links. Please contact Liz Gheorghita at Education@eyc.org with questions.

The week at the EYC: Ready or not, here comes summer!

May 2nd, 2016

Lockers for rent

Lockers are available for rent by club members in the EYC clubhouse this summer.  Five “Medium” lockers (34″ x 12″ x 16″) are available for the season for $60, plus tax.  Ten “Large” lockers (34″ x 14″ x 16″) are available at $75, plus tax.  The locker rental period runs from Monday, May 30 until 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 3.  All lockers are offered on a first-come first-served basis.  Members provide their own locks. Reserve your locker here:   http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2144282

Dry slips available

The EYC has a variety of dry slips available for rent by club members including: Flying Scot ($500 – new lower price), Laser on rack ($100), Laser, Sunfish, 420 or Optimist on trailer or dolly ($400), Optimist on pile ($100), Windsurfer, paddleboard, and kayak on rack ($100), plus tax. The seasonal slip rental period runs from Monday, May 30, until Friday, September 30, except that Windsurfer, paddleboard, kayak, Optimist (on pile), and laser (on rack) rental periods end at 9:00 AM on Saturday, September 3. Reserve your slip here: http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=2144283

A friendly reminder that locks and slips may not be assigned or sublet.  Also, the EYC, at its discretion, may request you to remove your boat from the dock for major regattas, such as the Ephraim Regatta, if your boat is not being utilized for the event, in order to help facilitate the event.

New Options for Sailing Lessons!

This summer two new classes will be offered at the EYC.  A one week, full day version of the Beginner class will be held on June 27-July 1, and August 8-12.  This option is perfect for those with limited time in Door County.  The second new class is Intro to Lasers.  This class is open to those who have completed the Beginner class and allows students to further single handed sailing skills with lots of tiller time.  Using the 4.7 rig, students as light as 77 pounds can now comfortably learn to sail a Laser.  Additionally, a second section of Opti Racing has been opened in Session C.  Please see www.eyc.org/lessons for more details and registration links!