Join the EYC
The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) is located in Door County, Wisconsin. The primary purposes of the EYC are sailing education and the promotion of amateur sailboat racing. The EYC is located on Eagle Harbor in the beautiful and historic Village of Ephraim. The EYC is a public charity qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The EYC is open from early June through late September, but most of the EYC’s organized events are concentrated in the high summer season from mid-June through mid-August.
Membership is open to all. Family, Senior, Single and Student memberships are available. EYC members include year-round and summer residents of Ephraim and other towns in Door County, as well as many shorter-term visitors to Door County. No recommendation, sponsorship, or residency is required to join the EYC.
A staff of US Sailing-certified instructors teaches junior and adult group lessons from mid June through mid August. Private lessons are also available. Supervised Junior Activities, such as sailing picnics and a scavenger hunt, are open to all Junior members each week throughout the summer.
The EYC hosts a full calendar of social events, including a Fyr Bal Family Cookout, an Opening Social, a 4th of July Ice Cream Social, a Regatta Welcome Party, a Regatta Bratfest and a Commodore’s Party. Impromptu barbeques and cocktail gatherings occur throughout the summer. The EYC also hosts an active contingent of bridge players. The EYC’s pier is excellent for swimming.
The EYC runs several weekly race series. Flying Scot races are held on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings. Laser and 420 races are held Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Optimist races are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.
The EYC owns fleets of Flying Scots, 420s, Lasers, and Optimists, which are available for use by qualified members free of charge. Dry slips for privately owned Flying Scots, Lasers, Optimists, paddleboards, windsurfers, kayaks and other sailboats are available to members.
The EYC hosts an annual regatta in early August each year, which is one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States each year. The Ephraim Regatta is the oldest on the Great Lakes, having been held every year since 1906. Annual season-opener, Optimist, junior, and Women’s regattas are held.
Annual membership dues:
Family (Member, spouse, and children under 25): $200 / year and a one-time $200 initiation fee
Senior (Member age 71 and over and spouse): $150 / year and a one-time $200 initiation fee
Single (age 25 and over): $175 / year and a one-time $200 initiation fee
Student (age 24 and under): $70 / year. No initiation fee.
Membership is open to all — no sponsorship or recommendation is required, and there is no residency requirement. To join the EYC, click here. If you have questions about membership, contact the EYC’s membership chair email@example.com.
We look forward to having you as a member!
The Members of the EYC