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This week at the EYC August 10-18

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

The summer season will go out with a bang with the Commodore’s Party on Saturday evening.  In addition to all the great unscheduled activities which go on every week at the EYC, like grilling, eating, imbibing, bridge, bunco, 4-square, swimming, sailing, kayaking, and just visiting with your friends, here’s what’s happening:

The EYC’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 10 in the EYC clubhouse.  If you are an EYC member, this is one of many ways that you can give your opinion on what you want the EYC to be.  At this meeting, voting members will elect four persons to the EYC’s Board of Directors to serve three-year terms.  Please try to attend – we need a quorum in order to elect directors!

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 10 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.  This year, for the first time, the Commodore’s Party will feature live music! Singer Katie Schnorr and guitarist George Sawyn will perform jazz standards.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Admission remains at $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under).  The EYC prefers your personal check.

The Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 Hwy. F, Fish Creek, approximately 1 block east of Hwy. 42.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 11.  The OPTIMIST BLUE FLEET (11 and under) RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 11 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 10.  The switch is intended to accommodate Flying Scot racers who also wish to attend the Annual Meeting, or the Board of Directors meeting which follows the membership meeting.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Session F sailing lessons run from August 12 through August 16.  For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT GROUP LESSONS for the week of August 12-16 is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Adult group lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The JUNIOR ACTIVITY for Wednesday, August 13 will be a Sunset Trail Bike Ride.  Drop off at 6:00 PM at the Stella Maris Catholic Church, 4019 Hwy. 42 in Fish Creek.  After riding Peninsula State Park’s Sunset Trail, the group will proceed to Not Licked Yet for a custard treat.  Participants should bring bicycle, helmet, and money for custard, and dress appropriately. Participants in this event must sign up in advance on the poster at the EYC.  If you do not have a bicycle, please indicate on the poster that you need one, in which case arrangements will be made.  Pick up at Not Licked Yet at 8:00 PM. Questions?  Contact Jodi Hoyerman at (920) 421-1652 or jhoyerman@gmail.com

This week at the EYC August 2-11

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Ephraim Regatta weekend followed by Commodore’s Party weekend…whoo hoo!

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 2 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, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. Soft drinks are included in admission price.  BYO adult beverages.  $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.  We still need some more volunteers to help with this simple, fun party.  If you can help, contact party co-chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

Because of the Ephraim Regatta, the LASER AND 420 RACES normally scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 2 will not be held.  Races normally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4, also will not be held.

The 108TH EPHRAIM REGATTA takes place in Flying Scots on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing. Discounted advance registration is available thought August 1.  The deadline to register is 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 3. For the first time in 2013, ALL COMPETITORS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY WITH A MASTERCARD OR VISA.  NO PAPER REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN’T PAY WITH A CHECK.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 3.  $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).  Two free admissions are included in each Ephraim Regatta registration; additional admissions payable at the door.  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 ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of August 5 – August 9 is noon on Sunday, August 4.  EYC adult lessons are geared to beginners and near-beginners and take place in 5-day sessions, Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  For more information and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The Thursday TEEN ACTIVITY on August 8 is sailing with the Petersons and Bridenhagens on their beautiful cruising sailboats.  Meet at Yacht Works in Sister Bay at 1:00 PM.  Must wear close-toed shoes and a bathing suit, and bring your own PFD, towel, and appropriate clothes for the forecasted afternoon weather.  We will sail, swim and grill dinner.  Bring $5 for food. Pick up at Yacht Works at 6:00 PM.  Participants must sign up by 4:00 PM on August 7 on the poster at the EYC. Participants must have graduated from 8th grade. Event will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.  Questions?  Call Heather Andersen 847-420-3978 or email Heather@Brecklodge.com

The EYC’S ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 10 in the EYC clubhouse.  If you are an EYC member, this is another opportunity for you to give your opinion on what you want the EYC to be.  At this meeting, voting members will elect four persons to the EYC’s Board of Directors to serve three-year terms.  Please try to attend – we need a quorum in order to elect directors!

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 10 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.  This year, for the first time, the Commodore’s Party will feature live music! Singer Katie Schnorr and guitarist George Sawyn will perform jazz standards.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Admission remains at $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under).

The Peninsula School of Art is located at 3900 Hwy. F, Fish Creek, approximately 1 block east of Hwy. 42.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Session F sailing lessons run from August 12 through August 16.  For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

This week at the EYC July 26 – August 4

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

It seems like only yesterday that the EYC’s summer season began, but most of July is already behind us, and the Ephraim Regatta is coming up.  In addition to all the usual weekly activities at the EYC (see www.eyc.org/schedule for a complete list of scheduled activities), here’s what’s happening.

The second MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK begins at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 26.  EYC men can watch (or compete in) the Friday evening Laser and 420 races.  We will fire up the grills around 7:30, and as the women and juniors depart after the races, we will finish whatever wasn’t finished the previous Friday, including drinks and conversations.  BYO food, drink and cigars.  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is suspended during this event only, and only outdoors.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION E JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, July 28.  Session E sailing lessons run from July 29 through August 9.  For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 29-August 2 is noon on Sunday, July 28.  EYC adult lessons are geared to beginners and near-beginners and take place in 5-day sessions, Monday through Friday from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  For more information and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The EYC’s ANNUAL WOMEN’S REGATTA will be held in Flying Scots on Tuesday, July 30.  The drawing for EYC members who have an EYC Skipper’s License to skipper an EYC-owned boat takes place at 4:30 PM and the warning signal for the first race will be at 5:30 PM.  Up to four races will be sailed.  Non-EYC members are invited to compete as skipper in privately-owned boats, and non-members can sail as crew in any boat.  There is no fee to compete in this regatta.  After the regatta, competitors, friends and family will gather for a cookout at the EYC — BYO food and beverages.  For more information and to view the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, go to www.eyc.org/racing

The DEADLINE TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the Ephraim Regatta is 5:00 PM on Wednesday, July 31.  You must be an EYC member and you must hold an EYC Skipper’s License to take part in the drawing.  To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to dockside@eyc.org prior to 5:00 PM on July 31, stating your name and that you wish to enter the Ephraim Regatta Flying Scot drawing.  Draw winners will be notified by e-mail the evening of July 31, including the boat and sails assigned to them.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 2 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, potato salad, baked beans, dessert. Soft drinks are included in admission price.  BYO adult beverages.  $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.  We still need some more volunteers to help with this simple, fun party.  If you would like to volunteer, contact party co-chairs Laura O’Rourke lorourke4@aol.com or Jeanne Papenthien jeannepap@me.com

The 108TH EPHRAIM REGATTA takes place in Flying Scots on Saturday and Sunday, August 3 and 4.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  To view the Notice of Race and to register, go to www.eyc.org/racing. Discounted advance registration is available thought August 1.  For the first time in 2013, ALL COMPETITORS MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PAY WITH MASTERCARD OR VISA.  NO PAPER REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AND YOU CAN’T PAY WITH A CHECK.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 3.  $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free).  Two free admissions are included in each Ephraim Regatta registration; additional admissions payable at the door.  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.

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Congrats to John and Deanna Peterson’s Charrette!  First in Div. 3 and first overall in the Hundred Miler race on July 20, and shorthanded with only 6 crew, too!  It’s their second year in a row with the overall victory in this race.  The all-EYC crew members were John, Deanna, Isak Peterson, Woody Heidler, Erica Heidler, and Brian Ritter.

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The EYC still needs some more mark anchors.  The best are mushroom anchors, weightlifting weights and cast iron window sash counterweights.  Eight to ten pounds is about perfect.

We also are in constant need of gallon jugs which we convert into scoop bailers.  The best are milk jugs, orange juice jugs, and bleach jugs.  All donated jugs must have their caps and must be thoroughly rinsed prior to being donated.

If you have some you can donate, the EYC will be very grateful.  You can drop off weights and gallon jugs any time at the EYC.  Thanks!

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There’s a very nice Flying Scot for sale in the EYC’s classified advertisements.  Helga (#5015) is in great racing condition and the price (with new racing sails and a Trailex aluminum trailer) is fair at $8000.  You can see Helga at the Ephraim Regatta on August 3-4, where she will be sailed by her longtime owner, Flying Scot Sailing Association President Frank Gerry.  For more information see www.eyc.org/classified-advertising

Race Spectator Etiquette

Friday, July 19th, 2013

EYC parents and members are always encouraged to watch EYC races and regattas, from the EYC pier or from their own boats, and to cheer EYC racers.  Please remember a few points of race spectator etiquette:

*  Do not provide assistance to a racer from the warning signal until the racer has finished the race.  A racer who receives assistance will be disqualified from that race.  “Assistance” can include verbal instruction, capsize recovery, boat repair or tuning, or even allowing a sailboat to tie up to a non-racing boat.  Of course, don’t let this rule stop you from helping a racer who is in danger.  Etiquette does not not trump safety!  Assistance and advice is permitted when a competitor is not racing, and cheering is encouraged at all times.

*  Spectators in their own boats should stay well clear of the race course.  The best place to watch races is from at least 100 yards downwind of the leeward-most mark (or downwind of the start-finish line, if that line is to leeward of all the marks).  Remember, the race course can be very wide, and racers will not always steer a straight line between marks.  Thus, merely staying out of the straight line between marks may not keep you out of the race course.

*  Avoid being upwind of racers.  Your boat’s wind shadow may reduce a racer’s wind, for a surprisingly long distance downwind of you.  This means that upwind of the weather mark is a bad place from which to watch races.

*  Avoid making a wake.  Your wake might help one racer and harm another, depending on their position on the course.  When anywhere near the race course, drive only at a slow-no-wake speed, except when necessary in an emergency.

Thanks for helping the EYC to make its races as fair and fun as possible for all racers!

 

This Week at the EYC July 13-21

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

The EYC is settling into its summer groove.  In addition to all the weekly events which make the EYC such a great value, such as lessons, racing, daysailing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, grilling, drinking, visiting with friends, bridge, bunco, four-square, and you name it, here’s what’s happening:

The EYC’s annual RICH HALL JUNIOR REGATTA takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, in 420s and Laser Radials.  There is no registration fee.  This regatta is limited to ages 12-17.  EYC members can use an EYC-owned Laser Radial or 420 for free in this regatta.  There is no specific skill qualification or minimum lesson level requirement to skipper an EYC-owned boat in this regatta, but parents are asked to use good judgment in deciding whether their children are sufficiently experienced and of sufficient size and strength to compete, taking into account the boats used, and the expected weather.  The drawing for EYC-owned boats is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, followed by registration and a 1:30 PM mandatory skippers meeting.  Races will begin around 2:15 PM.  Racing resumes at 9:00 AM on Sunday, July 14.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing

MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO DRIVE SAFETY BOATS for the Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  You can volunteer for Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, or both.  You would need to provide an appropriate boat, too.  To volunteer, e-mail racing@eyc.org

Legendary sailor GARY JOBSON WILL VISIT THE EYC on Saturday, July 13.  We anticipate that Gary will say a few words at the skippers meeting of the Rich Hall Junior Regatta at 1:30 PM.  Gary will then be watching the Rich Hall races from the EYC pier, so if you want to meet Gary in person and chat with him, stop by the EYC from around 1:30 PM until around 3:00 PM.

Because of the Rich Hall Junior Regatta, the OPTIMIST RED FLEET (ages 12-15) races which would normally be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 13 will not be held.  Optimist Red Fleet racers are encouraged instead to compete in the Rich Hall Junior Regatta.

The EYC’s gala DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON begins at 6:00 PM on Saturday, July 13 in a tent on the lawn at Alexander’s.  Pre-registration is required.  You cannot purchase admission at the door.  A few (very few!) registrations remain available at www.eycgaryjobson.eventbrite.com.  Bring your checkbook for quicker checkout when you win a silent auction item.  Partygoers are reminded:  DO NOT PARK IN ALEXANDER’S PARKING LOT.  PARK ONLY AT MINISTRY HEALTH CARE, IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF ALEXANDERS. 

Participants in the Rich Hall Junior Regatta and their parents are invited to a free PICNIC LUNCH AND AWARDS CEREMONY beginning around noon on Sunday, July 14.  The EYC will provide burgers, dogs and brats; BYO side dishes and beverages.

Because of the Rich Hall Junior Regatta, the OPTIMIST BLUE FLEET (age 11 and under) races which would normally be held on the morning of Sunday, July 14 will be held instead in the afternoon the same day.  The drawing for EYC members to use an EYC-owned Optimist will be at 1:00 PM and the first race is scheduled for 2:00 PM.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION D JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is noon on July 14.  Session D begins July 15 and runs through July 26.  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 15 at the EYC.  If you are an EYC member and female, then you are a First Mate!  Please attend to catch up with friends and to discuss the EYC’s upcoming activities.  For more information contact the First First Mate, Carole Kraemer, at 920 868 2409.

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY for July 17 is sailing and goulash.  Meet at the EYC at 5:30 PM and bring a can or package of something palatable to throw in the pot (soup, vegetables, instant rice etc.)  We will sail (with an instructor on each boat) to Nicolet Bay to cook goulash.  Drinks will be provided.  If bad weather threatens, watch the EYC’s Facebook page or Twitter feed to see if the event is cancelled.  Pick up at the EYC approximately 8:30 PM.  Capacity for the event is limited and advance sign up is required – see the poster at the EYC. Closed toe shoes and PFD required.  Parent volunteers  to drive to Nicolet Bay are needed.  To volunteer, or with questions, contact event chair Betsy Steele 920-854-7191.  Participants must have completed first grade.

The July 18 THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY is a scavenger hunt!  Meet at EYC at 6:00 PM for a barbecue.  Pick up at the EYC at 8 PM.  There will be prizes!  Bring $5 and a dessert or fruit to share.  Sign up at EYC.  Participants must have completed 8th grade. Questions? Contact Heather Andersen 847-420-3978.

The first MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK begins at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 19.  EYC men can watch (or compete in) the Friday evening Laser and 420 races.  We will fire up the grills around 7:30, and as the women and juniors depart after the races, manly men will partake in manly food, manly drink, manly cigars, and manly conversation.  BYO food, drink and cigars.  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is suspended during this event only, and only outdoors.

The OPTIMIST REGATTA will take place the afternoon of Saturday, July 20 and the morning of Sunday, July 21.  The EYC’s Optimists are available for qualified EYC members to use in this regatta.  The boat draw is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 20. Eligibility is limited to competitors who will not have reached their 16th birthday in 2013.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing

This week at the EYC July 6-14

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

It’s possibly the busiest week of the EYC season.  In addition to the usual EYC activities of lessons, racing, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming, sunning, 4-square, powerboating, bridge, bunco, grilling, and just hanging out with your EYC friends, here’s what’s happening this week:

The US SAILING ADVANCED 420 CLINIC takes place at the EYC on July 6 and 7 beginning at 9:00 AM on both days.  The clinic is highly recommended for juniors age 12-17 who are in the EYC’s Level 3 class or higher, or have equivalent training at another club.  Less than 10 enrollment slots remain available.  This clinic will be led by two extremely talented and experienced coaches, Bobby Collins and Martha Pitt.  The clinic is open to members and non-members.  The DEADLINE TO REGISTER is 5:00 PM on Friday, July 5.  For more information, and to register, go to http://eyc.org/advanced-420-racing-clinic-july-6-7/

The OPTIMIST RED FLEET (AGE 12-15) RACES which would normally be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6 are cancelled.  Optimist racers age 12 and up who are eligible to enroll in EYC lessons at Level 3 or higher should enroll in the Advanced 420 Clinic.

A CRUISING RENDEZVOUS in Fish Creek to watch the fireworks is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 beginning around 6:00 PM.  EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited.  Bring a picnic dinner and beverages, and lots of fenders.  Presumably somebody will bring a large anchor, too.

Participants in the Advanced 420 Clinic automatically draw a boat for the EYC’s SUNDAY AFTERNOON 420 RACES on July 7.  If there are any 420s not being raced by Clinic participants, the drawing for those boats will take place as usual at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 7.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 8-12 is noon on Sunday, July 7.  EYC adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE EYC’S GALA DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON is Monday, July 8.  Adults ($65) and juniors ($50) are invited to Alexander’s of Door County, which includes cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert, a silent auction to raise funds to support the EYC, and a multi-media presentation by Gary which will include lots of inside information on this summer’s America’s Cup.  This is a chance to dress up in your yachting cap, blue blazer, Nantucket reds and Lilly Pulitzer dress (presumably not all at the same time) and to support the EYC’s mission of sailing education and amateur sailboat racing.  Advance registration is required and seats are limited.  Register by end of day on Monday, July 8 at www.eycgaryjobson.eventbrite.com

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on July 10 will be mini-golf at the Red Putter, followed by Joe Jo’s pizza at Bobby’s Playground. Cost $10.00 per child for  – please bring cash with you.  Drop-off at 5:00 PM and pick-up at 7:30 PM sharp, at the playground located between the Red Putter and Joe Jo’s (10420 Water St., Ephraim).  EYC Junior Activities are open to those who have finished first grade. Please sign up on the poster at the EYC. Additional parent volunteers are needed for this event — if you can help,  please contact event organizer Carol Fiedler (920) 854-2567 or (514) 979-7115.  In the event inclement weather threatens, watch the EYC’s Facebook page or Twitter feed to learn if this event will be cancelled.

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on July 11 will be a cookout at the EYC followed by volleyball.  Drop off at the EYC at 6:30 PM; pick up at Gibraltar volleyball courts (on Hwy. A about a mile south of Hwy. 42) at 8:30 PM sharp. Questions? Contact Heather Andersen Heather@Brecklodge.com or 847-420-3978.  Sign up at EYC.  EYC teen activities are open to those who have at least completed 8th grade.  Please bring $5.

The EYC’s annual RICH HALL JUNIOR REGATTA takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, in 420s and Laser Radials.  There is no registration fee.  This regatta is limited to ages 12-17.  EYC members can use an EYC-owned Laser Radial or 420 for free in this regatta.  There is no specific skill qualification or minimum lesson level requirement to skipper an EYC-owned boat in this regatta, but parents are asked to use good judgment in deciding whether their children are sufficiently experienced and of sufficient size and strength to compete, taking into account the boats used, and the expected wind strength.  The drawing for EYC-owned boats is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 13, followed by registration and a 1:30 PM mandatory skippers meeting.  Races will begin around 2:15 PM.  Racing resumes at 9:00 AM on Sunday, July 14.  For more information see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO DRIVE SAFETY AND MARK BOATS for the Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  You can volunteer for Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, or both.  You can provide your own boat, or (if you are an experienced powerboater) you can drive one of the EYC’s support boats.  If you would like to volunteer, e-mail racing@eyc.org

Legendary sailor GARY JOBSON WILL VISIT THE EYC on Saturday, July 13.  We anticipate that Gary will say a few words at the Skippers Meeting of the Rich Hall Regatta at 1:30 PM.  Gary will then be watching the Rich Hall races from the EYC pier, so if you want to meet Gary in person and chat with him, stop by the EYC from around 1:30 PM until around 3:00 PM.

Participants in the Rich Hall Junior Regatta and their parents are invited to a free PICNIC LUNCH AND AWARDS CEREMONY beginning around noon on Sunday, July 14.  The EYC will provide burgers, dogs and brats; BYO side dishes and beverages.

The EYC’s gala DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON is the evening of Saturday, July 13 at Alexander’s.  We still need more items for the silent auction.  If you can donate something, or if you can approach someone else to donate something, please contact event co-chairs Sibylle Tasker sibtask@aol.com or Liz Gheorghita lgheorghita@hotmail.com

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Congrats to EYC junior ERIC HOYERMAN, who won the EYC’s June Optimist series in convincing fashion, with only 25 points in 33 races!  Derek Waleffe was second and Parker Wolf was third.  Racing is the best way to get better at sailing in a hurry.  With 49 sailboats available for qualified members to race, the EYC’s racing participation this year is likely to be higher than ever.  For complete EYC race results, and to see the schedule of EYC races, go to www.eyc.org/racing

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Remember the EYC has classified advertising!  New this week:  a complete Sunfish sailboat for only $600 located in Ephraim, and a bunch of old Flying Scot sails, too worn for use, which could be used for making bags or other crafts.  See www.eyc.org/classified-advertising

This week at the EYC June 29 – July 7

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Holy summer, Batman!  July is already upon us!  The EYC has a full schedule of sailing, boating and social events, in addition to the usual weekly events like sailing lessons, series races, junior activities, three varieties of bridge, bunco, swimming from the pier, informal cookouts, and watching sunsets.

The FAMILY REGATTA will be sailed in Flying Scots on the morning of Saturday, June 29.  The first race begins at 10:00 AM.  Like all EYC regattas, the Family Regatta is open to all skippers, not just EYC members.   There is no entry fee.  The Family Regatta is sailed as part of the EYC’s regular Saturday morning Flying Scot series but is scored separately.  To be eligible for Family Regatta prizes, a boat must carry a husband and wife, or a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, or siblings.   You can race on Saturday morning, June 29, even if your boat is not eligible for Family Regatta prizes.  For complete information about the Family Regatta, see the EYC’s 2013 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions: Club Series Races, Fyr Bal Regatta, Family Regatta, Women’s Regatta located at www.eyc.org/racing  

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION C JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is Sunday, June 30 at noon.  Session C junior lessons begin on Monday, July 1 at 9:00 AM (or 1:30 PM for those enrolled in afternoon lessons) and run through July 12.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 1-5 is noon on Sunday, June 30.  EYC adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

To learn more about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

A CRUISING RENDEZVOUS in Egg Harbor to watch the fireworks is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3 beginning around 6:00 PM.  EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited.  Bring a picnic dinner and beverages, and lots of fenders.

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on July 3 will be the first annual EYC Four Square Championship and Hot Dog Dinner.  Please arrive at EYC at 5:30 and pick up at 7:30.  Please wear appropriate shoes for this event.   Boys please bring chips or beverages; girls please bring dessert or fruit.  If you have a boy and a girl attending you can choose either item. No swimming is allowed at this event.  EYC Junior Activities are open to those  who have finished 1st grade.  Please sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Additional parent volunteers are needed for this event – please contact event chair Duska Pearson (920) 854-9988 or (630) 975-4942.

The EYC’s classic ICE CREAM SOCIAL begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 4.  This FREE event is open to EYC members and guests of all ages.  The EYC provides the ice cream, you bring your favorite topping to share.  This year there will be cake celebrating the EYC’s birthday, too!  Event chair Gail Sleeting needs a few helpers; contact her at (920) 854-9755.  There will be no Optimist races this evening.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER BY MAIL FOR THE JULY 13 DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Friday, July 5.  All EYC members should have already received an invitation and a paper registration form.  Additional paper registration forms are available at the EYC.  Your mailed registration must be RECEIVED by July 5.  You can register online through July 8.  Advance registration is required and seats are limited.  For more information and to register online, go to  www.eycgaryjobson.eventbrite.org

The FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION previously scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday, July 5 will instead be held in conjunction with the Ice Cream Social on July 4.  For more information contact event chair Joani Lewis jeplewis@charter.net

The deadline to enroll in the US SAILING ADVANCED 420 CLINIC is 5:00 PM on Friday, July 5.  The clinic takes place at the EYC on July 6 and 7 beginning at 9:00 AM on both days.  The clinic is highly recommended for juniors age 12-17 who are in the EYC’s Level 3 class or higher, or have equivalent training at another club.  Less than 10 enrollment slots remain available.  This clinic will be led by two extremely talented and experienced coaches, Bobby Collins and Martha Pitt.  The clinic is open to members and non-members.  For more information, and to register, go to http://eyc.org/advanced-420-racing-clinic-july-6-7/

The OPTIMIST RED FLEET (AGE 12-16) RACES which would normally be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6 are cancelled.  Optimist racers age 12 and up who are in the EYC’s level 3 or higher should enroll in the Advanced 420 Clinic.

A CRUISING RENDEZVOUS in Fish Creek to watch the fireworks is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 beginning around 6:00 PM.  EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited.  Bring a picnic dinner and beverages, and lots of fenders.

Participants in the Advanced 420 Clinic automatically draw a boat for the EYC’s SUNDAY AFTERNOON 420 RACES on July 7.  If there are any 420s not being raced by Clinic participants, the drawing for those boats will take place as usual at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 7.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 8-12 is noon on Sunday, July 7.  EYC adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

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Don’t forget the EYC’s classified advertisements at http://eyc.org/classified-advertising/  The latest:  a classic West Wight Potter 15′ sailboat for only $1500.

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The EYC needs a few household items.  Please help if you can.  We need PINT ICE CREAM CONTAINERS, cardboard (not plastic), without their lids.  We use these to mix resins for boat repairs.  We need GALLON PLASTIC JUGS, with their caps.  The best are bleach bottles and milk bottles.  We use these to make scoop bailers.  In each case please make sure you thoroughly rinse and clean these items before delivering them to the EYC.  Thanks!

Commodore’s Party Saturday August 11 / Final Junior Activity

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the pavilion by the ballpark at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this EYC fundraiser!  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks.  Admission is $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under).  Your personal check is preferred.

Directions: from Hwy. 42 in Sister Bay, take ZZ east to Woodcrest Road. Turn left and park by the ball field, or go in the main entrance and park by the tennis courts.

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There will be a WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY today.  EYC juniors are invited to arrive at the EYC at 6:30 PM to cheer their favorite instructors as the instructors compete in the first annual Instructor Opti Regatta.  We will then drive to the Fults’ home to play Capture the Flag.  Pick up at the EYC at 8:00 PM.  No meal will be served this week and there is no cost for this event.  EYC junior activities are open to EYC members and guests who have at least completed first grade.  Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  To volunteer as a parent driver, or if you have questions, contact Liz Gheorghita lgheorghita@hotmail.com.

This Week at the EYC August 3-12

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

This week is the culmination of the EYC’s summer season, with the Ephraim Regatta this weekend, and next weekend the Commodore’s Party and annual meeting of the EYC’s members.  Plus, the usual group lessons, private lessons, Flying Scot races, Flying Junior races, Laser races, Optimist races, yoga, Teen activities, open bridge, couples bridge, bridge lessons, bunco, grilling, picnics, beverages and swimming.  You name it, it’s probably happening at the EYC this week:

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY begins at 6:00 P.M. TODAY, Friday, August 3, at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  Admission (payable at the head of the food line or in advance with your Ephraim Regatta registration) is $10/person, $5 for children under 11.  Adults and children alike are invited.  The EYC will provide pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, side dishes and lemonade; BYO soda and / or adult beverages.  All EYC members, their guests, and non-member regatta participants are invited. Please attend and welcome our regatta competitors!  To see the invitation go here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101028607/Ephraim-Regatta-Welcome-Party-Invite-2012

The EPHRAIM REGATTA AND FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP will be held on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  For more information on the Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The BRATFEST hosted by the Klein and Claypool families is the evening of Saturday, August 4.  All EYC members and guests are invited, no reservations necessary!  The Bratfest will begin at 6:00 PM. $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free), payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.  Parents are reminded not to leave children unattended at the Bratfest.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek.   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.to: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Patient Bill Hoag, 835 South Van Buren Street, Green Bay, WI 54301

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITYon August 9 will be volleyball at the Town of Gibraltar volleyball courts on Cty. Hwy. “A”.  Drop off at 6 PM, pick up at 8:00 PM.  Bring a dessert to share.  Soft drinks provided.  Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  For more information see the poster or contact EYC Teen Activities chair Heather Andersen heather@brecklodge.com.

The EYC’s ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERS will be at the EYC clubhouse at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 11.  If you are a Family, Single, Senior or Life member, please attend the meeting so that we can have a quorum to elect four new members of the Board of Directors and to conduct other official EYC business.  The Annual Meeting is also one of many opportunities for the EYC’s members to provide feedback and ask questions of the EYC’s Directors and officers.

Help end the EYC’s social season in style! Come to the COMMODORE’S PARTY, Saturday, August 11 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the pavilion by the ballpark at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this EYC fundraiser!  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks. Admission is $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $8 (age 8 and under). Your personal check is preferred.

Directions: from Hwy. 42 in Sister Bay, take ZZ east to Woodcrest Road. Turn left and park by the ball field, or go in the main entrance and park by the tennis courts.

There are some CHANGES TO THE RACING SCHEDULE as a result of the annual meeting.  The Flying Scot races normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 11 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 12.  The Optimist races normall scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 12 will not be held.  The last races of the EYC’s 2o12 season will be the Laser and Flying Junior races on the afternoon of Sunday, August 12.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F SAILING GROUP SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 11.  Session F lessons begin Monday, August 13 and run through Friday, August 17.  This one-week session is a good way to introduce a new sailor to the sport at a lower cost, or to provide additional lesson time to a student who has already taken lessons in 2012.  The EYC has a limited number of instructor staff available during this week, so enroll now before your preferred lesson level and time are full!  For more information, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons.

This Week at the EYC July 28 – August 5 / Bill Hoag Update

Friday, July 27th, 2012

It’s the biggest week of the summer at the EYC, with the Hundred-Miler, the Women’s Regatta, the Ephraim Regatta, the Regatta Welcome Party and perhaps most importantly, the Bratfest.  Plus, the usual group lessons, private lessons, Ffying Scot races, Flying Junior races, Laser races, Optimist races, yoga, Junior activities, Teen activities, open bridge, couples bridge, bridge lessons, bunco, grilling, picnics, beverages and swimming.  You name it, it’s probably happening at the EYC this week:

EYC members can CHEER ON THE EYC’S ENTRY IN  THE HUNDRED MILER RACE on Saturday, July 28, as the offshore racing boats round Horseshoe Island.  John and Deanna Peterson’s Charette, with an all-EYC crew, should round Horseshoe ahead of the rest of the fleet sometime between 11 AM and 4 PM, depending on wind strength and direction.  The best places to watch are from a boat in Horseshoe Island’s harbor, or from the tower in Peninsula State Park.  Monitor the EYC’s Facebook page or Twitter feed for an update on Saturday morning as to the expected Horseshoe rounding time.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION E SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, July 29.  Session E group sailing lessons start Monday, July 30 and run through Friday, August 10.  Sessions C and D set EYC enrollment records, and space is limited in Session E, so enroll now before your preferred lesson level and time are full!  For more information about sailing lessons at the EYC, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons.

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the WOMEN’S REGATTA is 3:00 PM on Monday, July 30.  Qualified members can enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to director@eyc.org stating your name and that you wish to be in the Women’s Regatta drawing.  The drawing results will be emailed to drawing participants on July 30. To skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot you must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  The list of Skipper’s License holders is at www.eyc.org/member-info.  If your name is not on the list, and you believe it should be, please contact EYC Director Alex Zalar director@eyc.org as soon as possible to cause the list to be updated, or to schedule an in-person assessment to determine if you can be on the list.  By entering the drawing, you commit to skippering the Flying Scot you draw in the entire Women’s Regatta, unless you choose not to sail for safety reasons.  For more information on the Women’s Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the EPHRAIM REGATTA is 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31.  Qualified members can enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to director@eyc.org stating your name and that you wish to be in the Ephraim Regatta drawing.  The drawing results will be emailed to drawing participants on July 31. To skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot you must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  The list of Skipper’s License holders is at www.eyc.org/member-info.  If your name is not on the list, and you believe it should be, please contact EYC Director Alex Zalar director@eyc.org as soon as possible to cause the list to be updated, or to schedule an in-person assessment to determine if you can be on the list.  By entering the drawing, you commit to skippering the Flying Scot you draw in the entire Ephraim Regatta, unless you choose not to sail for safety reasons.  For more information on the Ephraim Regatta, and to register online, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on August 1 is Dock / Water / Field Games.  Meet at the EYC at 5:30 PM to meet your teammates for this fun evening of games and competition.  All participants should come dressed to swim, and bring a towel and life jacket.  After the water games we will move across the street to the Olga Dana Green to play lawn games.  Bring $5.00 to cover supplies and prizes.  Pick up at 7:30 PM sharp.  Wednesday Junior Activities are open to EYC juniors and guests who have at least completed first grade.  Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Questions?  Contact Junior Activities chairpersons Betsy Steele jeffbetsysteele@aol.com or Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com.

The skippers meeting for the WOMEN’S REGATTA is at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 1 and the first race is scheduled for 5:00 PM.  Up to four races will be sailed.  For more information on the Women’s Regatta see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on August 2 will be a barbeque at the EYC followed by volleyball at Ephraim’s sand volleyball courts on Hwy A.  Meet at the EYC at 5:00 PM, pick up at volleyball courts at 8:00 PM.  Cost $5.  EYC teen activities are open to EYC members and guests who have at least completed 8th grade. Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Questions?  Contact EYC Teen Activities chair Heather Andersen heather@brecklodge.com.

The normally scheduled EYC SERIES RACES on Friday August 3 through Sunday August 5 will not be held because of the Ephraim Regatta.

The FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT SINGLEHANDED CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 3.  The first race is scheduled for 3:30 PM.  Anyone registered in the Ephraim Regatta is eligible to compete in the Singlehanded Championship Regatta.  The Singlehanded Regatta is also a prime spectating opportunity, with some of the more entertaining boathandling you will see this summer.  For more information on the Singlehanded Regatta see the Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  Advance online registration in the Ephraim Regatta is required in order to be registered for the Singlehanded Regatta.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY begins at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 3, at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  Admission (payable at the head of the food line or in advance with your Ephraim Regatta registration) is $10/person, $5 for children under 11.  Adults and children alike are invited.  The EYC will provide pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, side dishes and lemonade; BYO soda and / or adult beverages.  All EYC members, their guests, and non-member regatta participants are invited. Please attend and welcome our regatta competitors!  To see the invitation go here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101028607/Ephraim-Regatta-Welcome-Party-Invite-2012

The EPHRAIM REGATTA AND FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP will be held on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  For more information on the Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST hosted by the Klein and Claypool families is the evening of Saturday, August 4.  All EYC members and guests are invited, no reservations necessary!  The Bratfest will begin at 6:00 PM. $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free), payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.  Parents are reminded not to leave children unattended at the Bratfest.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek.   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.

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EYC member and former Commodore Bill Hoag was injured in a bike / car accident several weeks ago.  His wife Cathy provides this update: “Bill’s recovery is headed in the right direction.  He has been moved out of ICU to the rehab center.  It will be a long road back but the outlook is optimistic.  Please, still no visitors at this time — it is too tiring for Bill.  All of the Hoags greatly appreciate the well-wishes and caring thoughts everyone has extended to them.  Cards / well-wishes maybe sent to: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Patient Bill Hoag, 835 South Van Buren Street, Green Bay, WI 54301”

 

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.