Archive for the ‘NAC’ Category

EYC Wins US Sailing One-Design 2009 Regatta of the Year Award! – 2010

Friday, February 19th, 2010

US Sailing, the governing body of sailboat racing in the U.S., announced that the EYC, Ephraim Yacht Club, has won the National One-Design Regatta Award for hosting the 2009 Flying Scot North American Championships.  This is like winning a Gold Medal in the Olympics!

The National One-Design Regatta Award is awarded annually to recognize excellence in development, promotion, and management by organizers and sponsors of the year’s outstanding single-class or multi-class regional regatta.

The EYC will receive the award at US Sailing’s annual One-Design Symposium later this year.

Kudos, again, to all the members and staff of the EYC who helped run the NAC, and thanks again to our sponsors.  Each of you is entitled to be very proud.

See the announcement of the award here:  http://racing.ussailing.org/Assets/Racing/One-Design/OD+News/OD+News+-+2010+Feb.pdf

Posted by:  Jay Lott, Carol Claypool, Nancy Claypool and Ryan Malmgren

Professional pictures from NAC now available – 2009

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Pictures from the NAC are available for viewing and downloading in three places.

Professional photographer JH Peterson’s pictures are at http://207.5.195.130/~wave16/2009/fsnac_jh_web/index.html

Professional photographer Dan Eggert’s pictures are at http://daneggert.zenfolio.com/p69006803

You can purchase digital copies or order prints.

Links to several other sets of NAC pictures are at http://www.eyc.org/fsnac/

Posted by Jay Lott, NAC Vice-Chair

EYC hits a home run on the Flying Scot NAC regatta – 2009

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Last week’s Flying Scot North American Championship regatta was a terrific success.  Competitors, race officials, partygoers and Flying Scot Sailing Association officials were unanimous in their praise of the organization, teamwork and hospitality displayed by EYC members, volunteers and staff and by residents of the Village of Ephraim.

We were blessed with five days of good sailing weather in six days of racing and during each of the four parties.

EYC’s juniors particularly distinguished themselves.  Woody Heidler with crew Murphy Zingsheim and Forest Gmitro were third overall in the Junior NAC, qualified for the Championship fleet, and even led one Championship race at the windward mark.  A picture of Woody, Murphy and Forest is currently featured on the FSSA homepage at http://www.fssa.com Four other EYC juniors competed in the Junior NAC.  Christian Pillat with crew Julian Slagter also qualified for the Championship fleet.  EYC instructor Alison Chase with crew Liz Gheorghita and Margaret Gheorghita were second in the Women’s NAC, including winning the first race.  For more race results see http://www.eyc.org/fsnac .

Many thanks to all EYC members who volunteered their time and energy to make the NAC a success.  Watch the next issue of the Eagle’s Cry for more on the NAC.

Posted by:  Jay Lott, NAC Vice Chair

If you give a Pig a Pancake! – 2009

Friday, July 31st, 2009

The Ephraim Men’s Club Scholarship Fund Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday August 1, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ephraim Village Hall.  All sailors and their families are welcome. Tickets– $7 for adults, $3 for children–available from many Ephraim Yacht Club members who also are EMC members or at the door.  EYC members, let’s chat this up and fill the Village Hall!

Posted by:  Dick Van de Ven, Secretary Ephraim Men’s Club and David Sauter, Commodore

Got Some Spare Two by Fours – 2009

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

We are seeking the temporary use of around 200 or so feet of 2 x 4 or 2 x 6.  We need to line the south side of the EYC dock to keep trailers from taking an unwanted swim!  Please email back or call David Sauter at 920-217-5851 if you have some to spare.  We will need them until August 7th.

Posted by:  David Sauter, Commodore and Occasional NAC Gopher!

Flying Scot NAC August 1-7, 2009!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

The EYC will host the Flying Scot North American Championship regatta August 1 through August 7.  All regular EYC weekly activities (including ladies’ bridge, BUNCO, lessons, and series racing) are suspended during that week in order to allow our members and staff to focus on the NAC’s.  Over seventy boats are already registered, making the NAC the biggest regatta the EYC has ever hosted.  Scores of EYC members have already worked hundreds of volunteer hours to prepare for what promises to be an excellent event.  Four parties are planned, beginning with the “Commodore’s Welcome Party” at Alexander’s at 6:00 PM on Sunday August 2.  A silent auction will take place at the NAC party on Wednesday August 5 and a live auction of an original painting by Bob Bentley with an NAC theme will take place at the NAC party on Thursday August 6.  For a complete schedule of parties and events see http://www.scribd.com/full/17347485?access_key=key-2k1j14qqa4pfvj2agdsu

Posted by:  Jay Lott, NAC Vice-Chair

Deadline to sign up to attend NAC parties EXTENDED to July 23 – 2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

If you want to attend the Commodore’s Cocktail party and any other NAC party, and you are not registered to compete in the Flying Scot North American Championship (“NAC”), then you need to register by July 23 in order to attend the NAC parties.

To sign up, print out this form and return it along with your payment, postmarked not later than July 23:

http://eyc.org/wp-content/uploads/NACnonRacerMealForm.pdf

The NAC parties are:

Sunday August 2, 6:00 P.M.  EYC Annual Commodore’s Cocktail Party / Welcome Party, Alexander’s restaurant

Monday August 3, 6:00 P.M. Brat, Burger and Corn Roast, Bill and Rosie Klein’s house

Wednesday August 5, 6:00 P.M., Pig Roast, Martha Sauter’s house

Thursday August 6, 6:30 P.M., Awards Banquet, Maxwelton Braes

If you will be a registered competitor in the NAC, you should sign up to attend the parties using your NAC registration form instead.

Posted by:  Jay Lott, NAC Vice Chair

EYC – Flying Scot NAC Benefit Raffle – 2009

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Please help the EYC raise money to fund the Flying Scot North American Championship regatta!

You should have received a letter from the EYC with raffle tickets enclosed.  You have no obligation to do anything with these tickets, but please help us fund the NAC by selling the tickets to someone else, or by buying them yourself.  Then send the ticket funds and the filled-in ticket stubs to the EYC before August 6.

Prizes include a 50inch Panasonic flat screen TV, $750 cash, or a new Flying Scot “AP” mainsail donated by NAC Platinum sponsor North Sails.  Ticket prices and all other information you need to know are included on the ticket and on the accompanying letter.  The drawing will be Thursday August 6.  You do not need to be present to win!

If you need more raffle tickets see the EYC staff or contact NAC raffle chair Jay Lott jlott@reinhartlaw.com (414) 322-7880

Repost – DEADLINE for sign-up to attend NAC parties: July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

EYC members who are not competing in the Flying Scot North American Championship (”NAC”) need to register in advance in order to attend the parties during the NAC. There are four parties – including the EYC’s annual Commodore’s Cocktail Party – and they are all going to be fabulous. Children are welcome at all the events. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, print out this form and return it along with your payment, postmarked not later than July 17:

http://eyc.org/wp-content/uploads/NACnonRacerMealForm.pdf

The NAC parties are:

Sunday August 2, 6:00 P.M. EYC Annual Commodore’s Cocktail Party, Alexander’s restaurant

Monday August 3, 6:00 P.M. Brat, Burger and Corn Roast, Bill and Rosie Klein’s house

Wednesday August 5, 6:00 P.M., Pig Roast, Martha Sauter’s house

Thursday August 6, 6:30 P.M., Awards Banquet, Maxwelton Braes

If you are a registered competitor in the NAC, please sign up to attend the parties using your NAC registration form, instead.

Posted by: Jay Lott, NAC Vice-Chair

DEADLINE for sign-up to attend NAC parties: July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

EYC members who are not competing in the Flying Scot North American Championship (”NAC”) need to register in advance in order to attend the parties during the NAC.  There are four parties – including the EYC’s annual Commodore’s Cocktail Party – and they are all going to be fabulous. Children are welcome at all the events. We hope to see you there!

To sign up, print out this form and return it along with your payment, postmarked not later than July 17:

http://eyc.org/wp-content/uploads/NACnonRacerMealForm.pdf

The NAC parties are:

Sunday August 2, 6:00 P.M. EYC Annual Commodore’s Cocktail Party, Alexander’s restaurant

Monday August 3, 6:00 P.M. Brat, Burger and Corn Roast, Bill and Rosie Klein’s house

Wednesday August 5, 6:00 P.M., Pig Roast, Martha Sauter’s house

Thursday August 6, 6:30 P.M., Awards Banquet, Maxwelton Braes

If you are a registered competitor in the NAC, please sign up to attend the parties using your NAC registration form, instead.

Posted by: Jay Lott, NAC Vice-Chair

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.