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2016 EYC Lesson Registration Now Open!

Friday, March 4th, 2016

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As parts of the country begin to thaw, thoughts turn to summer.  The 2016 Lesson Schedule and Registration details are now available on the EYC website (www.eyc.org/lessons.)  The sailing season is short in Ephraim.  Memorial Day is less than three months away.  Now is an excellent time to dust off those textbooks and report cards, watch sailing videos with your student, find some local college or high school races, attend a seminar, or sail over Spring Break.

Will with Flying Scot Class

New in 2016

Beginner Full Day:  A one week, full day Beginner class will be offered once in June and once in August.  The same curriculum will be followed as in the two week class.  Students will be supervised by staff over the lunch hour at the club.  Perfect for those with limited time in Door County.

Intro to Lasers:  Students who have passed the Beginner class can now continue to improve their single-handed dinghy techniques by moving directly to the Laser using the EYC’s new Laser 4.7 rigs.  The Laser 4.7 is a smaller rig on the standard Laser hull, allowing students as light as 77 pounds to transition from Optis to Lasers. Students will learn to rig and sail a Laser in a range of wind conditions. This is an ideal opportunity to accelerate and further develop helmsmanship and boathandling skills in the largest one-design class widely raced in high school, college, Junior Olympics and Olympics.  We look forward to introducing our younger sailors to the Laser this summer!

Also new this year, student memberships must be purchased before registering for class via Club Express.  Please contact Jodi Hoyerman at jhoyerman@gmail.com for a discount code before purchasing the student membership.  Prices for classes remain the same as in 2015, so take advantage of our excellent staff and course options.  We look forward to seeing you at the club!

Any questions regarding classes or registration?  Please contact education@eyc.org.

This week at EYC July 3rd

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

This week at EYC:  Ice Cream Social, It is Independence Day Weekend! Please come to EYC to celebrate! Here are a few ways to join in the fun at EYC.

Friday, July 3rd.

Ice Cream Social.  7:00 pm.  Ice cream provided, please bring a topping! Come down to EYC and enjoy catching up w friends, while enjoying delicious ice cream, compliments of icecreamsource.com.

Saturday, July 4th.

New Member Open House.  12:00-3:00.  New members are invited to come down and get a closer look at EYC.  Membership Chairperson Jodi Hoyerman and EYC staff will be on hand to answer any questions.  Assistance in registration will be provided.  Bring a friend who might be interested in EYC!  Brats and Hot Dogs provided! We hope to see you there.

Monday, July 6th.

Adventure Sailing Class begins( 1 week class)

Session B continues.

Wednesday, July 8th

Junior Activities: Kickball and potluck dinner.  Sign up on the poster at EYC! Meet at the Sister Bay Sports Complex from  6:00 -8:00 pm.    Please bring $5 and a dish to shares with approx 10 people.    Last name A-E please bring a main course. F-M bring a side dish. N-S drinks.  T-Z please bring dessert.  Questions? Please contact Carol Feidler at 514 979-7115.

Thursday, July 9th

Opti Clinic. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to learn from Bobby  Collins of the Chicago Yacht Club.  The clinic will run from 9:00am-noon on Thursday, July 9th and Friday, July 10th.  Sign up at EYC.org.

Teen Activity.  Pizza Making at the Pearson’s- 6:00-8:00 pm. 2928 Valentine Lane in Ephraim.  Sign up at EYC.  Make a personal pizza, and make some new friends.  Teen activities are  open to students who have completed 8th grade. Bring a friend, and join the fun! For questions, please contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com.

Friday, July 10th

Team Racing clinic taught by Bobby Collins. This  2 day class will be taught in the afternoons on Flying Scots.

Opti clinic continues.

Saturday, July 11th

Opti Regatta.  Boat draw is at 1:00.  Continues on Sunday, July 12th.  Open to sailors 8-15.

Team Racing Clinic Continues.

Sunday, July 12th. Opti Regatta continues.

 

Education Notes:

We have opened six more places for the Adventure Sailing class beginning this Monday, July 6. In this one week class, students will explore Eagle Harbor in a variety of boats with fun, themed days. Open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels.

Team Racing in 420s and Flying Scots! Take your pick from two upcoming clinics on this exciting aspect of sailing.   Bobby Collins will lead a two afternoon clinic on July 10 & 11 on Flying Scots. On July 25, EYC Instructors Isak Peterson and Zac Aasen will coach a one day clinic on Club 420s.

There are also places remaining in the Optimist Beginner’s Clinic with Bobby Collins. The clinic will run from 9 am to noon on Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10. This clinic is a great warm up for the Optimist Regatta.

There are three spots left in next week’s Adult Beginner’s Class. Meeting in the afternoons, EYC Instructor Ally Dykman will take you through the basics of dinghy sailing on our comfortable Flying Scots.

Opti Racing with Zac July 13-24, from 9 AM till noon. If your student has completed a session or two of Beginners, this class might be the perfect fit. EYC Instructor Zac Aasen will coach experienced Opti sailors on how to maximize this often underestimated boat. Watch these videos with the Under 16s in your household. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2nkLXanio    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKutKWF7A0.

Private lessons are always a flexible alternative to our lesson program. Contact Director Brian Ritter at (920) 854-7107  to book a lesson.

Please visit www.eyc.org/lessons for more details and to register for these classes. Registration for all offerings closes at noon the day before class begins.

Announcements:

110th Ephraim Regatta is a Month Away. Need Volunteers!

The 110th Ephraim Regatta will be held over the weekend of Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. Please mark your calendars. This is a fun event and something in which everyone can become involved. We are seeking volunteers to help with all aspects of the regatta. There are jobs and roles available for everyone, both on and off the water, regardless of your sailing ability or previous experience. Jobs vary in length from a few hours to one day to both Saturday and Sunday. Volunteering is lots of fun and a good way to get to know your fellow members. This is the biggest event of the EYC’s entire season and we’re looking forward to a great regatta. If you are able to assist or would like to learn more, please contact: Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com.

Opti Regatta:  Saturday, July 11th- Sunday, July 12th.

Ritchie Hall Junior Regatta: Saturday, July 18th- Sunday, July 19th.

Dont forget to stop by Wild  Tomato and ask for the Donation Creation pizza- the Thai Pizza Pie! The Wild Tomato will donate $1 to EYC’s  Aaron R Moore Scholarhip fund for every Donation Creation pizza purchased during the month of July.  (920) 868-3095.

Enjoy your weekend, and celebrate the United States of America!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week at EYC: Memorial Day Weekend.

Friday, 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.

 

On line registration is now available for 2015 lessons!

Tuesday, 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.

This week at the EYC August 9-17

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The EYC’s peak summer season will end with a bang at the Commodore’s Party.  Besides all the regularly scheduled fun, here’s what’s happening this week:

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EYC’S MEMBERS begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 9 at the EYC. If you are a voting member, please try to attend so that we can have a quorum to elect four new members of the Board of Directors.  This is also another opportunity for you to give your input about what you want the EYC to be.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 9 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 10.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM. The OPTIMIST RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 9.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM.

The COMMODORE’S PARTY is Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks. Admission for adults is $15, and for those 18 and under is $10 (not $8 as erroneously reported in yesterday’s e-mail.) The EYC prefers your personal check.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 10. Session F lessons run from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 14.  A few enrollment slots remain available, at the Beginner and Intermediate levels only.  For more information about EYC junior group sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The EYC’s FINAL DAY OF SERIES RACING is Sunday, August 10.

The EYC’s Flying Scot Fleet 44 will conduct a free INFORMAL RACING CLINIC on the morning of Saturday, August 16.  We will set up a short practice race course and run a few practice starts and practice races.  Some of the fleet’s more advanced racers will be available to coach and sail with the less experienced racers.  All Flying Scot racers are encouraged to take part.  EYC-owned Flying Scots will be available for use by qualified members.  Report time 9:00 AM, first start 10:00 AM.

HOURS:  Beginning Monday, August 11, through Friday, August 15, the EYC will be staffed from 9:00 AM to noon and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  On Saturday, August 16, the EYC will not be staffed, and the clubhouse will be closed after the Fleet 44 clinic ends.  On Sunday, August 17, the EYC will be closed, although members will still be able to access their boats on the pier.

Enroll now in Session F lessons!

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The EYC has a few openings remaining in our end-of-season, one-week lesson Session F (August 11-15). We have a limited number of instructors, and a limited number of enrollment openings, for this session. So, enroll now before this session fills up!

Currently, we have spaces open for Beginners ages 7-17 in both the morning and afternoon; and we have spaces open for Intermediates in the morning.

For more information about EYC junior group lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

 

This week at the EYC August 1-10

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

It’s the last big week of the summer season, beginning with the Ephraim Regatta and ending with the Commodore’s Party.  Besides all the regularly scheduled fun, and EYC members getting to know each other better, here’s what’s happening:

The Price family invites all EYC members to an OPEN HOUSE TRIBUTE TO DORIS PRICE on Friday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 9889 Water St., Ephraim.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY is on Friday August 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual party. The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. Soft drinks are included in admission price / BYO adult beverage. $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE EPHRAIM REGATTA is 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 2. Registration is online only at www.eyc.org/racing.  No paper registration will be available.

EPHRAIM REGATTA RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 2 and 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 3. Spectators are encouraged to watch from the EYC’s pier and on the water.  Waterborne spectators, please observe good race spectator etiquette — for details click here.

All Ephraim Yacht Club members and friends are invited to the LEGENDARY BRATFEST, which starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 2.  $13 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free). Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road.  Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road.  Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 3.  The EYC offers a one-week adult sailing course geared to beginners from Monday August 4 through Friday August 8.  Classes meet from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM each day.  For more information, and to register, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on August 6 is water games! Meet at the EYC at 5:30 P.M., pick up at 7:30 P.M. Cost is $5 per junior.  Bring your PFD and closed toe shoes. Wear a bathing suit, and bring a towel and appropriate clothes to change into for games. EYC junior activities are limited to those who have completed first grade.  Questions? Contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on August 7 is The Amazing Race, followed by dinner. Meet at the EYC at 5:30. Cost is $10 per teen.  Bring your bicycle, and wear running shoes and swim suit. This activity is physically challenging. EYC teen activities are limited to those who have completed eighth grade. Questions? Contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EYC’S MEMBERS begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 9 at the EYC. If you are a voting member, please try to attend so that we can have a quorum to elect four new members of the Board of Directors.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 9 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 10.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM. The OPTIMIST RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 9.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM.

The COMMODORE’S PARTY is Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks. Admission is $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $10 (age 18 and under). The EYC prefers your personal check.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 10. Session F lessons run from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 14.  A few enrollment slots remain available, at the Beginner and Intermediate levels only.  For more information about EYC junior group sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

This week at the EYC July 26 – August 3

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Here’s what is happening at the EYC this week:

The rescheduled FYR BAL REGATTA will take place as part of the normal Saturday Flying Scot races on July 26.  Drawing for qualified members to use an EYC-owned Scot at 9:00 AM, first race at 10:00 AM.

The EYC’s FLYING SCOT FLEET 44 WILL MEET at noon on Saturday, July 26, at the EYC.  All EYC Flying Scot sailors, and persons interested in improving our Flying Scot fleet, are invited to attend, regardless of whether you own a Flying Scot.  Pizza will be served!  The meeting will also include a debrief of that morning’s Fyr Bal Regatta. For more information contact Fleet 44 Captain Jennifer Ikeda Faugust ikedaj@hotmail.com or see http://www.scribd.com/doc/232734056/Flying-Scot-Fleet-44-meeting-July-26-2014

The EPHRAIM OPTIMIST REGATTA will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, for juniors who have not yet reached their 16th birthday by July 1, 2014.  The drawing for the use of an EYC-owned Optimist is at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, and races start at 2:00 P.M.  The first race on Sunday starts at 10:00 A.M. and the regatta should be completed by around noon.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN LESSON SESSION E is noon on Sunday, July 27.  Session E lessons are offered in both the morning and the afternoon, Monday through Friday, from July 28 through August 8. For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE EPHRAIM REGATTA is Sunday, July 27.  Register by that date in order to receive your $10 early registration discount. Discounts are also available for skippers 18 and under ($15) and for US SAILING members ($5).  REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on July 30 is a lawn party at the Fogle home, 10563 Stock Lane in Ephraim.  Fun, games, croquet, limbo, hot dogs, s’mores. Sign up on the poster at the EYC. Bring $5 per child. Drop off 5:30 PM, pick up 7:30 PM.  Please drop off or park on the road and walk down the driveway. Junior activities are open to those who have completed first grade.  Questions?  Contact Youth Activities chair Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on July 31 is big boat sailing with the Petersons and Bridenhagens from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Don’t miss this day in the sun and on the water! Meet at Yacht Works in Sister Bay. Bring closed toe shoes, PFD, and food (a grill will be available). Sign up on the poster at the EYC by Wednesday, July 30th. Limited to the first 20 teens to sign up.   Teen activities are open to those who have completed eighth grade.  Questions?  Contact Youth Activities chair Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The Price family invites all EYC members to an OPEN HOUSE TRIBUTE TO DORIS PRICE on Friday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 9889 Water St., Ephraim.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY is on Friday August 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual party. The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. Soft drinks are included in admission price / BYO adult beverage. $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE EPHRAIM REGATTA is 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 2. Registration is online only at www.eyc.org/racing.  No paper registration will be available.

EPHRAIM REGATTA RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 2 and 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 3. Spectators are encouraged to watch from the EYC’s pier and on the water.  Waterborne spectators, please observe good race spectator etiquette — for details click here.

All Ephraim Yacht Club members and friends are invited to the LEGENDARY BRATFEST, which starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 2.  $13 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free). Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road.  Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road.  Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

 

Enroll now in Session E lessons!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The EYC’s lesson Session E is filling up fast!  Enroll now before your preferred level and time are full!

Session E junior group sailing lessons begin Monday, July 28 and run through Friday, August 8.  Lessons are offered in both the morning and the afternoon.

For students who are currently enrolled in Session D lessons and who are not sure for which level they will be eligible in Session E, just enroll in your current level.  If you are promoted, the EYC will make sure there is room for you in the next higher level.

For more information about EYC junior group sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

Questions?  Contact EYC Education committee chair Jay Lott education@eyc.org

This week at the EYC July 12-20

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

In addition to the creation of lifelong happy memories, here’s what’s happening at the EYC this week:

The TEAM RACING CLINIC takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.  A 2012 Olympic sailor will help lead the clinic!  A few enrollment slots remain for sailors age 12-21.  Advance enrollment is required.  For more information about this very cool and fun variation on sailboat racing, and to enroll, see http://eyc.org/2014/03/22/team-racing-clinic-july-12-13/ The Trophy Room will be reserved for the use of the clinic on these dates.

For those not enrolled in the Team Racing clinic, all regularly scheduled EYC races will take place as usual the weekend of July 11-12-13:  420s on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, Flying Scots on Saturday morning, Lasers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and Optimists on Sunday morning.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN LESSON SESSION D is noon on Sunday, July 13.  Session D lessons are offered in both the morning and the afternoon, Monday through Friday, from July 14 through July 25. For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN THE WOMEN’S RACING CLASS is noon on Sunday, July 13.  The Women’s Racing class will be taught from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM July 14-18.  The class is open to women age 18 and up who already have basic sailing skills and who wish to become better sailboat racers.  For more information, and to enroll go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The second FIRST MATES COFFEE begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, July 14.  All First Mates are encouraged to attend, to visit with your First Mates friends and to help plan the remaining social events of the summer.

The annual FIRST MATES POTLUCK DINNER begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 17 at the Ephraim Village Hall.

MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK is Friday, July 18.  EYC men can watch the evening races.  As the women and juniors depart after the races, EYC Men will gather to enjoy various grilled meats, liquid refreshments, and cigars (all BYO).  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is lifted for the duration of this event, outdoor only.

The annual RICH HALL JUNIOR REGATTA will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, in Laser Radials and 420s.  Competitors must be at least 12 years old and not yet 18.  The drawing for the use of an EYC-owned boat is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, and races start at 2:00 PM.  The first race on Sunday starts at 9:00 AM.  There will be a free awards picnic for competitors and parents following the last race on Sunday.  The EYC will provide burgers, brats, hot dogs and soft drinks.  There is no fee to compete in the Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing

The Ephraim Yacht Club is a family oriented non-profit organization focused on forwarding sailing education and racing to students of all ages located in the town of Ephraim, in Door County, Wisconsin on beautiful Eagle Harbor.