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This Week- August 7th. Commodores Party- Bridge Update.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

It’s time for the Party of the EYC Season- Commodores Cocktails Party is this Saturday, August 8th! Trophy presentation will be included as well an auction of paintings of EYC. You wont want to miss out on the chance to own one of the following pieces of art:

     Oil painting by Shelby Keefe
     Oil painting by Christina Body
     Oil painting by Jim Leatham
     Watercolor painting by Fran Vail
     Pastel painting by Sandra Place

Commodores Party will be held at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Wine, Beer, and Soda provided- please bring an appetizer to share. Adults $20, Children (18 and under) $10. All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club.

Here’s what is happening this week.

Saturday, August 8th

9:00 Annual Membership Meeting

9:00 Final Opti Blue Fleet moved to this time

10:00 Board of Directors Meeting

1:00 Final Laser Saturday races

6:00 Commodores Paret at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek

Sunday, August 9th

9:00 Final Flying Scot Saturday series race ( moved from the Saturday time)

1:00 Final 420 series race.

Monday, August 10th

9:00 Session E ( one week) begins.  See further details below in announcements.

7:00 pm Final Bunco of the Year!  Please note we added one more night- come join the fun! 

Saturday, August 15th

10:00 On the water coaching session for Flying Scots See details below. (First warning signal at 10:00 am) See details below.


Bridge Continues at EYC
The summer series of bridge lessons has completed, but bridge will continue on Thursday mornings from now until the Club closes at the end of September. All are welcome to attend on Thursdays, from 9:30 until Noon, whether you were in the lesson series or not. The Thursday format uses pre-dealt hands with lesson concepts reviewed, or if you prefer, you may group in fours and play in the usual Monday afternoon “open play” format.
Monday open play bridge continues from 1:00 until 3:30 with the same format of rotating partners every four hands.
The popular Tuesday couples group continues, with about 20 people playing each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Bring a partner and plan to join the group for dinner after (optional, but extra fun continues!).

Attention Flying Scot racers of all skill levels: Join us on Saturday, August 15 for an on-the-water coaching session, where we will pair skippers and crew of different skill levels to race around a W/L course in Eagle Harbor. It is a chance to get pointers or to give back and help coach others. You do not need to come with skipper, crew or boat, just your life jacket and personal gear. We would love to get more experienced sailors to join us and help give pointers to those with less experience. First warning signal at 10:00 AM. Also seeking a volunteer for safety boat. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda Faugust at

Session E-“Best of the EYC”

Yet another section of the popular Powerboat Skills class is now open in the mornings for the week of August 10-14. The cost is $180. The class is open to students age 12 and up, youth and adults. Those born after 12/31/88 must obtain a Boater Education Card before beginning the class.

Opti Racing was another successful class this summer. An additional section will be offered in the mornings from 9 am till noon, August 10-14. This class is perfect for those sailors not yet old enough for Intermediates and/or anyone up to age 15 wanting to improve racing skills or prepare for Optimist competitions outside the EYC. The cost for this course is $180.

Beginners and Intermediates will be offered in the mornings, and Beginners and Adventure Sailing are available in the afternoons of August 10-14.

For more details and the registration link, please visit

Didn’t have time for a class this summer? Private lessons are still being offered. Contact EYC Director, Brian Ritter, to schedule. 920 854-7107

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

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

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

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.

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 for more details and to register for these classes. Registration for all offerings closes at noon the day before class begins.


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

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 for more details on these classes, as well as registration links. Please contact Liz Gheorghita at 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


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 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.

Friday, 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:

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 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!



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- 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 and click on  lesson signup to get started.





Member Renew Help and Save the Date

Friday, 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!!





This Week at the EYC – End of Season

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Here is what is happening this week at EYC:

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: 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. Skippers interested in taking out a club boat can coordinate with the Sailing Director, Isak Peterson, by calling the clubhouse. Beginning August 18th, we will begin the process of storing the club boats, and derigging the fleet. Clubhouse access will be limited. Bridge will continue as scheduled.

Please join us for the Labor Day Clean up, Racing Awards, and closing of the clubhouse on Saturday, August 30th beginning at 9:00am. After we close up the clubhouse, we will award the Racing Series Awards for the 2014 season, and grill up hamburgers and hot dogs. No rsvp is necessary. Hope to see you there!!

Thanks to all who joined us at the Annual Meeting on August 9th. A huge thank you to out-going board members Rich Bierman, Jay Lott and Sue Zingsheim, . Welcome to new board members Jeanne Papenthien, Liz Gheorgita, and Michael Smith. Commodore Jack O’Rourke, was elected to a second term.

Commodore’s Party this evening; volunteers still needed

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Tonight — Saturday, August 9 — EYC members and guests are invited to the Commodore’s Party at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  The festivities begin at 6:00 PM.  Bring your favorite appetizer to share; the EYC provides beer, wine and soft drinks. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for those 18 and under.  The EYC prefers your personal check.

Volunteers are still needed to help set up and clean up for the Commodore’s Party.  To volunteer, contact Nancy Treleven (847) 727-9717 or Laura O’Rourke (312) 953-8320.

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

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.

Commodore’s Party Saturday August 9

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Help end the EYC’s social season in style!  Come to the Commodore’s Party, Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art.  

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, or $10 for age 18 and under.  The EYC prefers your personal check.

Ephraim Regatta this weekend! / Women’s Regatta rescheduled

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

The 109th ANNUAL EPHRAIM REGATTA is this weekend, August 1-2-3.  This year’s Ephraim Regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature TWO parties!

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place 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 and payment are online only at  No paper registration will be available.  Sorry, we don’t accept checks for registration fees.

RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  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.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST 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.

We still NEED A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to assist on the Race Committee for the Ephraim Regatta.  Specifically needed are volunteers to help with the pin and gate set boats, and safety/tow boats.  Please contact Ephraim Regatta co-chair Nancy Claypool or (504) 251-3926.


Due to a lack of wind yesterday, the WOMEN”S REGATTA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for Thursday, July 31.  The first warning signal will be at 5:30 p.m.  All skippers sailing EYC-owned Flying Scots will keep the same boat they drew in Tuesday’s boat draw. Additional boats are available for eligible competitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.