Dockside Blog

This Week at EYC: Memorial Day Weekend.

May 22nd, 2015

In this message:  Lesson Sign Up, Saturday, May 23rd work day, Racing Schedule, Fyr Bal Weekend Activities.

Already, there have been many hands at EYC getting ready for the 2015 season.  We look forward to seeing you at EYC soon!

EYC Sailing Lesson Opportunities:  Yes, It is already Memorial Day Weekend! Its a great time to sign up for sailing classes.. for you and your children! 

Women’s Sailing Class (July 20-24) will focus on Beginner and Intermediate skills. This would be the perfect way to brush up and prepare for the Women’s Regatta on July 28. Enroll the kids in afternoon lessons and enjoy a week on the water yourself!

Optimist Clinics (July 9 & 10) Do you have a Beginner or Intermediate sailor in the family? Take advantage of Bobby Collins’ excellent coaching in these two day clinics. Session B Beginner lessons will end on Wednesday, July 8, to allow students to attend this clinic. It is the ideal preparation for the annual Optimist Regatta, which will follow on July 11 & 12. No membership is required for this clinic, so it would be perfect for visiting friends.

Adventure Sailing This new class will feature 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 July and August.

Powerboat Skills Do you have a teen interested in working at the EYC in the future? Our own Roger Waleffe is a newly qualified US Powerboating Instructor. He will be teaching students the basics of powerboat skills and safety. These skills are a pre-requisite for employment at the EYC.

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.

Spring Clean up- Clubhouse opening.   Saturday, May 23rd. 9:00 am sharp!

We look forward to  Spring Clean Up day on Saturday, May 23rd starting at 9am sharp!  Please come help get the club ready for summer.  Gardening, cleaning and boat moving are just some of the chores to be done.  Picnic to follow, please bring a side and beverage.  Burgers and Dogs  will be provided.
Thanks to EYC volunteers, the first step of Spring Clean Up has been completed! We have removed the floating piers, hanging platforms and winter storage racks from the area. Thanks to Steve Sauter and his team for removing the floating piers on Thursday! And, thanks to Sibylle Tasker, Heather Andersen, Topher Andersen, Bjorn Hooper, Jim Nelson, Matt (Smitty) Smith, Kim Miller and Fred Lewis for spending last Saturday morning on the dock moving 420s and associated equipment, and removing the hanging platforms and storage racks! We had a beautiful morning on the dock with sunshine, very light winds and great temperatures! The floating piers and hanging platforms are not needed this season because of the higher water levels. This is just the beginning though.  We’ll see you this Saturday morning to finish up the task!

Club Racing Series. 

Races begin Saturday, June 13th with Flying Scot races at 9:00 am.   Flying Scots race Saturday at 9:00 and Monday at 5:00

Lasers will race on Tuesday evenings at 5:00 and on Saturday at 1:00. This change is not reflected in the EYC’s annual Schedule printed in your Membership Directory. 

Optimists will race on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:00 , and Sunday mornings at 9:00

420s will race on Friday at 5:00 and  Sunday at 1:00.

For complete details on EYC club series races, EYC racers and parents of racers are urged to read the EYC’s 2015 Notices of Race and Sailing Instructions, available at www.eyc.org/racing.

 

Fyr Bal Weekend. 

Fyr Bal weekend is June 19-21st.  Here are a few activities to look forward to:

Fyr Bal  Breakfast- Saturday, June 20th 7:30
Please attend the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 20 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall. 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 Volunteers get a free breakfast!

Fyr Bal  Regatta- 9:00am  ( and Saturday Flying Scot Races)

EYC Open House- 1:30-3:30 pm

Fyr Bal Cookout- 6:00 pm

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for more info on EYC.

 

EYC Pre-Season Announcements.

May 15th, 2015

With Memorial Day Weekend just 7 days away, its time to start thinking about your summer at EYC!! 4 important announcements for EYC Members:
CLUB SERIES RACING

We are looking forward to the start of EYC club series racing in just a month! New in 2015: Lasers will race on Tuesday evenings (at the same time as Optimists, with a separate course) and on Saturday afternoons, but not on Sunday afternoons. This change is NOT reflected in the EYC’s annual Schedule printed in your Membership Directory.
As in 2014, Optimists will race on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings. 420s will race on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Flying Scots will race on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. Racing begins Saturday, June 13th.

 

MAY 23RD- SPRING CLEAN UP/CLUBHOUSE OPENING- 9:00 am

May 23 Opening WORK DAY. All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help open the EYC beginning at 9:00 AM sharp on Saturday, May 23. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to meet new friends! Among other things we will be removing boats and equipment from winter storage, installing ladders and dock boxes, and cleaning the house and dock. Most projects should be finished before noon. There are jobs for people of all ages, ability, and strength. Join us for Burgers and Brats after as our thank you for your help.

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 open the EYC. Please help us exceed that number this year!

 

EYC FYR BAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST SATURDAY JUNE 20- VOLUNTEER PLEASE

Please attend the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 20 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall, to benefit the EYC! Bring your friends too! 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. Volunteers get a free breakfast!

 

AARON R MOORE SCHOLARSHIP GALA UPDATE:  Thanks again to the Moore Family for their work on the amazing Gala on April 29th.  Together with associated donations, the 2015 Aaron R Moore Gala netted over $15,000 for EYC Scholarships.  These funds will pay for current scholarships, and will help build the endowment to pay for future scholarships.

The third annual Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser was a huge success! EYC members, guests, friends, and supporters gathered at the Lake Forest Club in Lake Forest on April 25 for an evening of South Pacific inspired fun. Dressed in festive Hawaiian attire, partiers enjoyed an evening of South Pacific music and drumming, an amazing array of Polynesian food, Pina Coladas, Mai Tai’s and over 75 auction and raffle items to bid on. The evening was topped off by a 45 min. floor- show of authentically costumed dancers performing dances from Hawaii, Polynesia and Samoa. Guests were able to bid on over 75 silent auction and raffle items.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU to all who attended, all who bid on the silent auction, bought raffle tickets, all who helped and all who donated! This event would not have been possible without you!

Check out the EYC Facebook page for photos from this event.  Additionally, find out about the EYC staff this summer on Facebook!  See the link below to connect to Facebook.

Finally- Don’t forget to sign up for Sailing Lessons!! In 2015 there are new classes for both youth and adult.  Remember that you can always coordinate  private lessons if your schedule does not align with the EYC lesson calendar! Go to eyc.org and click on  lesson signup to get started.

 

 

 

 

April 25 Gala Schedule and Auction Info

April 23rd, 2015

The Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Benefit for the Ephraim Yacht Club

Saturday, April 25th

Aloha! We look forward to seeing you and you Hawaiian attire on Saturday night! The Celebrations and Silent Auction begin at 6:30p. Our crew has secured an amazing array of wonderful and entertaining silent auctionitems for this year’s Benefit. Please make sure you check it out right away so that you’re ready to make a bid!

We look forward to seeing you and to a successful event! Schedule of the Evening

6:30-7:00p Check in and lei greeting

6:30-7:30p Cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres

6:30p Silent auction begins

7:30p Dinner is served

8:15-9:00p Luau show featuring Hawaiian, Polynesian and Samoan dancing with drumming and Hula lessons!

9:30p Auction closes

9:45p Auction check out begins

Please see this link for Auction Items and details on bidding!!!

2015 Benefit Details

 

 

 

 

Saturday Night- April 25th. EYC Scholarship Fundraiser

April 21st, 2015

Aloha EYC Members and Friends

There is still time to register for this Saturday’s April 25 third annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser held at the Lake Forest Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Go on a South Pacific Island adventure where you’ll experience a warm welcome lei greeting, amazing luau décor, beautiful Island music and dancing. Chef Luke has planned a delicious array of authentic Island appetizers, dinner entrees including a traditional pig roasted on a spit, sides, desserts and drinks. We’ll bring the magic of the Islands to you and your friends with the beautiful live dances of Hawaii, the exciting drum dances of Ori Tahiti, and the fascinating Maori dances of New Zealand.

Our favorite Door County Merchants have again donated over 70 items for our silent auction. We have amazing home décor items from City Farmer and Blue Willow, Irish woolens from O’Meara’s Irish House, a beautiful scrimshawed rigging knife from Gary Kirakoff, resort, dining and sports packages, Jersey Boy tickets, Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets, and Cubs vs. Brewers tickets. We have beautiful floral arrangements, power tools! and amazing artwork by our famous DC artists, just to name a very few!

Last year we were able to provide 30 sailing scholarships to the boys and girls of Door County who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to learn to sail. We depend on your support to make this fundraiser a success. Please go to the link below to register for the event or to make an online donation.

http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/749c2d71f22858986781

Opti Clinic, Quickbooks and April 25th Gala

April 14th, 2015

It is amazing to think that EYC will be opening in just 6 weeks!  Here are a few items that may be of interest to you.

1.  Friendly Reminder to Parents of Opti Sailors

This summer the EYC will be hosting two fabulous clinics led by Chicago Yacht Club’s Bobby Collins on July 9th and 10th. These clinics will immediately precede the EYC’s annual Opti Regatta. Session B Beginner lessons have been shortened and pro-rated to allow interested students to enroll in the clinics. Enrollment is limited to EYC members only through April 14th. As of April 15th registration will be open to the public. We anticipate strong interest in these clinics. For more information on the Opti Clinic and to enroll, visit www.eyc.org/lessons.

2.  EYC is looking for volunteers to help in 2 areas:

If you have experience with Quickbooks, and could contribute time working with our treasurer, please contact Rob Treleven at rtreleven@gmail.com  

If you would be interested in heading up a pancake breakfast Fyrbal Weekend, June 20th, please contact Jack O’Rourke at jorourke@ableserve.com

3.  Don’t forget to register and support the Aaron R Moore Scholarship Gala on April 25th in Lake Forest. It will be a great way to gather with EYC friends old and new.   To register, please click here.

http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/749c2d71f22858986781

Aaron R Moore Scholarship Gala April 25th

March 21st, 2015

Aloha EYC Members and Friends

Mark your calendars for Saturday April 25 for the 3rd annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser held at the Lake Forest Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Go on a South Pacific Island adventure where you’ll experience a warm welcome lei greeting, amazing luau décor, beautiful Island music and dancing. Chef Luke will amaze us, once again, with his delicious array of authentic Island appetizers, dinner entrees, desserts and drinks. We’ll bring the magic of the Islands to you and your friends with the beautiful live dances of Hawaii, the exciting drum dances of Ori Tahiti, and the fascinating Maori dances of New Zealand.

Our favorite Door County Merchants have again donated over-the-top items for our silent auction. We have amazing home décor items from City Farmer and Blue Willow, Irish woolens from O’Meara’s Irish House, a beautiful scrimshawed rigging knife from Gary Kirakoff, resort, dining and sports packages, Chicago Symphony Orchestra tickets, beautiful floral arrangements, power tools! and amazing artwork by our famous DC artists, just to name a very few!

Last year we were able to provide 30 sailing scholarships to the boys and girls of Door County who would not have otherwise had the opportunity to learn to sail. We depend on your support to make this fundraiser a success. Please go to the link below to register for the event or to make an online donation.

http://www.punchbowl.com/parties/749c2d71f22858986781

 

On line registration is now available for 2015 lessons!

February 24th, 2015

Shake the snow off your boots and start planning for the Summer of 2015.  Please visit the EYC Education page at http://www.eyc.org/lessons/ to learn about new offerings for this year and to register.

*Please help streamline the process by renewing your EYC membership before registering for lessons.*

Please contact Marsella Fults (marsellafults@gmail.com) or Liz Gheorghita (lgheorghita@hotmail.com) with any questions regarding registration.

If June seems too far away, North U hosts excellent seminars around the country on various aspects of sailing.  They will be in Milwaukee and Chicago in early March.  Visit http://www.northu.com to learn more.

Passing of Joe Schoendorf Jr.

February 11th, 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of  long time EYC member Joseph F. Schoendorf Jr. on February 8, 2015.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 13th  at St Ann Catholic Parish, 475 Ninth Avenue South,  Naples, Florida.  Family and Friends are invited to gather beginning at 10:00 am.  Services are at  10:30.

A link to his obituary can be found here: http://hodges-at-naples-memorial.tributes.com/dignitymemorial/obituary/Joseph-Francis-Schoendorf-102168028

 

Member Renew Help and Save the Date

February 6th, 2015

EYC MEMBERS-  Don’t forget to renew your membership online at the “early bird” discount rates through February. If you are feeling “stuck” and just not sure how to renew or have some questions about membership, don’t despair- call Jodi Hoyerman on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH from NOON – 3PM during her “special” member office hours: 920-421-1652. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Aloha EYC Members and Friends!

Save the date, Saturday April 25, for the 3rd annual EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fundraiser held at the Lake Forest Club in Lake Forest, IL.

Go on a South Pacific Island adventure where you’ll experience a warm welcome lei greeting, amazing luau décor, delicious food and beautiful authentic Island music and dancing. We’ll bring the magic of the Islands to you and your friends with the beautiful dances of Hawaii, the exciting drum dances of Ori Tahiti, and the fascinating Maori dances of New Zealand.

What a great way to reconnect with your EYC friends after a long winter! Look for your Evite to arrive in early March.  We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event in April!!

 

 

 

 

Bridge Lessons 2015

January 30th, 2015

Bridge Players –  please see the below link for bridge information for the 2015 season.  We look forward to another enjoyable bridge season at EYC!

https://docs.google.com/a/eyc.org/document/d/1b6bQouT2fByOiDkmkQS3fr-JFPCzq3GTQFtCCIL7tR4/edit?usp=sharing