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Fall 2013

In This Issue
From the Commodore…………………………….……...1 Club Reports……….…………...………………….…….2 Gary Dobson Visit……………………………..….……..3 2013 Flying Scot Midwinter Championship……….....…5 Sailing Lessons ……………………………….…….…..5 Social Events………………………………..….………..7 Announcements and Communications…………..………8 Racing……………………………………………..……15 Welcome Aboard……………….………………………19 Passages………………………………..……….………20

From the Commodore
JACK O’ROURKE

Your Commodore at the America's Cup! I think everyone who attended the Gary Jobson dinner would agree his presentation was inspiring! As Gary talked about the upcoming 34th America's Cup challenge, I thought why not experience it for myself? Laura and I were excited to be invited to an America's Cup Chalet for one of the race days. Another day we watched the races from one of the America's Cup Villages at Pier 27. It was thrilling to watch these AC72's hydrofoil before our eyes! The fact that Team Oracle USA came from 8 to 1 to win eight consecutive races and keep the America's Cup is amazing. It has been called "a come back for the ages."

EYC Officers and Directors, 2013-14
Jack O’Rourke (Commodore) Sibylle Tasker (Vice Commodore) Jay Lott (Rear Commodore) Betsy Steele (Secretary) Rob Treleven (Treasurer) Heather Andersen Rich Bierman Jodi Hoyerman George Kraemer Fred Lewis Duska Pearson John Welch Sue Zingsheim

This 34th race marked a transformation for the oldest trophy in international sports. Some of the notable first features. This was the first time the racing took place inshore. This made the racing accessible to hundreds of thousands of spectators from the shore. It was the first time all teams raced wing sail catamarans, AC72's. It was also the first time for a youth series hosted by Red Bull. The Emmy Award winning AC Live Line graphics added layers of information to television screens. This made it easier than ever for television watchers to understand the sport of sailing. The shortened course also made it quick and exciting for viewers at home as well as on shore.

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Although this year's races started out with some controversy about the type of boats being sailed, I think it ended on high note. Not only was Team Oracle USA thrillingly victorious, but the sport of sailing was seen by more viewers than ever before. This 34th America's Cup race has taught us all a lesson in perseverance! Team Oracle displayed exemplary optimism in devastating circumstances. Hopefully, our young sailors at EYC will be motivated to compete not only at our lovely Eagle Harbor but to seek out competition by traveling to regattas. There are many opportunities for sailing at the high school and college levels, and beyond. At EYC, we aim to give our young sailors a firm foundation of sailing skills. I look forward to seeing where these skills will take our sailors.

Fred is in the process of tearing out the floor and remodeling the west bathroom on his own with some minor help on a few items. This upgrade will entail new tile floors, a vanity and painting. There will also be a bit of a technology upgrade done this fall with some new dock cams and many other features that will just have to wait until to spring to be experienced. Keep checking the webcams to see when the new cameras are installed. There will also be some minor repairs and maintenance to the facility, but overall the EYC clubhouse is in great shape and Fred is looking to keep it that way. The dock has received its final addition -- the concrete is done! At the time I am writing this, we are awaiting the final tie-down points to be drilled into the concrete. This process has marked years of work to get rid of the gravel. Once and for all, we will be able to roll boats with ease anywhere on the dock. We also experimented with floating docks last year that worked out very well with the low water levels. The docks will get a few tweaks in the off season to get them to sit more level in the water which will allow them to move up and down easier with the changing water levels. One thing that many of you will notice this year on the webcam or driving by is shrink-wrapped boats. We will be shrink wrapping many of the boats into a racking system that will be located on the dock for the winter. This process gives us the ability not to have to transport boats, thereby risking damage, and also requires less work from the membership during the opening and closing of the club. Shrink wrapping has been a proven solution as you will see with hundreds of different size boats and yachts wintered this way in Sturgeon Bay (as well as elsewhere). If this works out well, this will be a longterm solution for most of our fleet. There will be more sail/dock boxes made during the winter for next year along with a punch list of many maintenance items. We are also hoping to shore up the corner by the red anchor and burgee as the dock has eroded under the concrete. At this time, we are working out the details for this to happen and hope to accomplish this item before spring. Finally, we are always looking for more people to be involved with the most exciting group at the EYC -- the Dock and Clubhouse Crew! If you have an interest in working into a Dock Chairman role or just helping out, please let us know as we are open to any help and or skill set you wish to provide. Thanks again for a wonderful and safe summer at the EYC as we now rely on the tremendous memories of a season past. Keep your EYC
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Clubhouse and Dock Report
FRED LEWIS AND RICH BIERMAN

Wow, it's hard to believe that summer is over and the fall is upon us. I think every year the summer can’t come quickly enough but each year it seems to go by faster. I have been told it is age that causes time to fly by; however, that can’t be the case because, in my mind, I am still 16 sailing my Sunfish sailboat in Eagle Harbor, so I'm not sure that old “chestnut” is applicable here. I would imagine you feel the same way. On to the report. I want to first start out by introducing our new House Chairman, Fred Lewis, who continues to impress me with his dedication, commitment and true desire to work with EYC. We were fortunate enough to have Fred join our board and I was fortunate enough to have him take over the duties of the House. We have many ongoing plans for this off season which will be accomplished by the spring.
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friendships alive as the winter will not deter our ability to see one another and enjoy discussions of what could have been and what will be for 2014.

Membership Report
SUE ZINGSHEIM

included in the paper membership directory, which is mailed in May. Each family will be mailed ONE printed membership directory for 2014. Additional membership directories may be purchased online during the renewal process for $10. Membership/Holiday Gifts Membership in the Ephraim Yacht Club is a wonderful gift. As a reminder, a Junior Member is not required to pay any initiation fee to become a Single or Family member if the Junior Member becomes a Single or Family Member no later than one year following his/her 25th birthday. (Current initiation fee savings of $200.) Consider giving the gift of membership this holiday season!

Dinner With Gary Jobson Fundraiser A Big Success
2014 Dues For 2014, Family dues remain at $175 with an early bird price (prior to February 28, 2014) of $160. Single and Senior dues remain at $150 with an early bird price (prior to February 28, 2014) of $135. Student memberships will be $65. Look for membership renewal emails in mid to late January. For those of you without email, we will once again be sending paper renewal forms in January. If your email has changed, please access your membership profile at www.eycwi.clubexpress.com using your username and password to update your email address or any other personal information that has changed. You may also access this information from the EYC’s website www.eyc.org and click on the Member Info tab. New Members We’ve had 39 new members join since last year! Thanks to all of our members who have encouraged friends, neighbors and family members to join the EYC. If you know of someone who would like to join, please direct them to the EYC website www.eyc.org and, from there, they can simply click on the Join EYC link. Directory Deadline The EYC’s paper membership directory will contain the names of all paid members as of April 1. If you renew your membership after April 1, your name will not be
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The EYC’s July 13 Dinner with Gary Jobson summer fundraising event was a big success, held in perfect summer weather at Alexander’s of Door County. Over 230 people attended, enjoying cocktails, dinner and Gary’s multimedia presentation, which was very entertaining and covered a wide range of the sport of sailing. The event together with the associated silent auction netted over $10,000 to support the EYC. Many volunteers made the evening possible. They were involved in all aspects of the event, including auction solicitations, sponsorship, decorations, signage, layout, nametags, printing, set-up, sound, lighting, venue negotiation, menu selection, check-in, check-out, and much more. A big thank you to volunteers John Welch, Jay Lott, Liz Gheorghita, David Sauter, Sherry Moore, Laura O'Rourke, Jodi Hoyerman, Anne Crowe, Marta Fonseca, Duska Pearson, Scott Pearson, Susie Samson, Sarah Hartnett, Heather Andersen, Susan ReynoldsSmith, Di Taillon, Betty Chomeau, Jeanne Papenthien, Janet Hart, Claire Bierman, and Carol Fiedler! Also thank you to event sponsors Baylake Bank, Betty and Dave Chomeau, Suzanne and John Leonard, and John Welch; and to silent auction donors Al Johnson's Restaurant, Alexander's of Door County, Apple Creek Resort, Heather and Bill Andersen, Betsy and Jeff Steele, Blue Horse Café, Bob Bentley, Suzanne and Quinn Brennan, Kirsten and Chris Bungener, Champeau Floor Covering, Betty Chomeau, State Senator Rob Cowles, DC Deli, Door County Bakery, Old Post Office Restaurant, FLS Banners, Linda Franczyk, Good Eggs, George Harmon, Sarah Hartnett, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, Jodi and Rick Hoyerman, icecreamsource.com, Jim Leatham,

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Joani Lewis, Jay Lott, Julie Lutz, Max Supper Club, Maxwelton Braes, Mueller Lane Farm, PC Junction, Peninsula State Park Golf Course, Deanna and John Peterson, Luke Pyle, Mary Katharine Pyle, Katie Gebhardt, Red Putter, Hans Ribbens, Susie Samson, Savory Spoon Cooking School/Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese, Donna and Kirk Scattergood, Annie Sturgis Photography, Diane Taillon and Sotheby’s International Realty, Sibylle and Skip Tasker, The Mariner's Club of Door County, The Massage Studio, The Spa at Sacred Grounds, Karsten Topelmann and Hanseatic Art Gallery, Wild Tomato Restaurant, Wood Rabbit Acupuncture, Bob and Barb Ziegler, and Nan Zimdars. Thank you to everyone who attended, for making this event a big success and for supporting the EYC in its mission to making sailing accessible to the Door County community! The success of this event shows that the EYC could raise funds through similar summer fundraising events in future years, if it chooses to do so.

First Mates, past and present: Carole Kraemer and Laura O’Rourke Flower Girls over the years: Nancy Hillner, Gretchen Meilinger, Judy Schumann Tickets and Sign-ins: Susie Samson, Susie Gebhardt, Ann Van de Ven, Sue Christensen Bartenders: Tim Fults, Ed Hillner, Dick Christensen, Mike Lisle, John Birkinbine, Bill Andersen, Dick Van de Ven Set-up and Clean-up: All the aforementioned plus Marsella Fults, Anne Crowe, Bill Schumann, George Kraemer, Ethan Meilinger, and Woody Heidler and his crew And last but not least, THANKS to all of you who bring those scrumptious appetizers every year! You are soooooo appreciated. What a team effort! Many, Many Thanks.

EYC Commodore’s Party 2013 – A Winning Combination
SUE AND DICK VOLKMANN

Record Crowd – Great New Venue All the elements were in harmony Saturday, August 10th as our new Commodore Jack O’Rourke thanked Jay Lott for his outstanding two years at the helm of EYC and welcomed Sibylle Tasker as Vice-Commodore. Eric Hoyerman received the Junior Sportsmanship Award, but race winners’ trophy presentations were delayed until all race series were completed. We ran out of 300 name tags which indicated a recordbreaking crowd, and Woody Heidler, Sailing School Director, provided the amazing comparison that his staff had 300 students complete the EYC summer sailing sessions this year. Congratulations to all! We hit a new high this year with our party at Peninsula School of Art. Decked out in all its finest blooms on a gorgeous summer evening, it was hailed by all of us as the perfect venue. The lilting melodies of Katie and George and their Jazz Standards provided outstanding entertainment for our enjoyment, while Susan ReynoldsSmith and daughter Stephanie completed the elegant setting with the final summer sale of Susan’s colorful and inspired EYC-ware designs. Personal thanks to our very talented cadre of volunteers who repeatedly perform with high efficiency and joy:
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This year’s Sportsmanship Award winner Eric Hoyermann

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In addition, Saturday, March 15th and Sunday, March 16th are the dates for the New Orleans St. Patrick’s Day parades. (Mardi Gras is over on Wednesday, March 5th.) If you have not experienced a New Orleans parade, you may want work one of these into your plans: Saturday, March 15, Irish Channel Parade -- 1 p.m.

Regatta Welcome Party
Once again the Ephraim Regatta Welcome party was held at Olga Dana Green. This location offers fabulous water views as well as convenience for sailors. It works well for sailors to pick up registration packets at EYC then head across the street for an inexpensive BBQ meal in a lovely outdoor setting. This event was attended by over 100 people, both sailors and non-sailing EYC families! We look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Sunday, March 16, St. Patrick's Day Parade on Metairie Road -- 12 Noon The St. Patrick's Day parades are considered another opportunity for family and friends to get together and enjoy one of the biggest street parties of the year. Men and women in walking groups from various clubs in the city dress in costumes of green, give out flowers and beads to lucky parade goers along the route. Floats and truck floats (those on flatbed trailers created by the riders themselves) respond to the call, "Throw me something, Mister!" Historically, the parade's most famous throws are cabbages, carrots, onions, and moonpies. So, whether you’d like to come to New Orleans for sailing, shopping, eating, music, antiquing, architecture, partying, parading, or one of its many other offerings, come join in the festivities that week with your fellow Flying Scot sailors.

2014 Flying Championship
NANCY CLAYPOOL

Scot

Midwinter

Make plans now! The Flying Scot 2014 Midwinter Championship will be held at Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans on March 16-21, 2014. The preliminary schedule has Sunday, March 16th as a measurement day, and Monday, March 17th as a measurement day and practice race day, followed by the Welcome Cocktail Party and the Competitors Meeting. Race days are Tuesday, March 18 through Friday, March 21. Up to eight races will be attempted. Trophies will be presented following the completion of racing on Friday. Other social events expected are a Seafood Boil and a Beignet Breakfast Buffet. Further information will be available on the Flying Scot website as the date approaches. www.fssa.com.

The EYC’s Sailing Lesson Program: Bigger And Better In 2013
JAY LOTT, EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

The EYC’s sailing lesson program is large and of high quality. The program’s quality improved and the number of lesson sessions taught continued to grow from 282 student sessions in 2012 to 321 in 2013, an increase of more than 13%. We had a lot of positive feedback and compliments from students and parents. Our staff of
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seventeen instructors, led by Sailing Director Woody Heidler did an excellent job with a focus on quality instruction and safety. Our fleets have increased in size and are in better repair than ever.

EYC Bridge 2013
SUZANNE J. LISLE

Bridge was again a popular activity at EYC this past season. There was a full schedule offering both open play and lesson formats. New club members were welcomed, some of whom were thinking they would join only to play bridge. As often happens, those new members were soon seen participating in and supporting other club activities. Open play was held on Monday afternoons and regularly included 16-20 participants. It is strictly a come-if-youcan format; no predetermined partner or reservations needed. The program continued to be well attended as the season drew to an end, with no one ready to stop. With the kindness of the Commodore and Clubhouse Committee, the last day of play was extended until October 3! Many thanks are offered for the extended season. Couples’ bridge offered on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. provided the opportunity for pairs to play and it was followed by an option of dinner out. Any member is welcome to join this group; just bring a partner and come to play. Don and Donna Nelson coordinated this group; their notes will follow. We welcomed new instructor Carolyn Kimbell and her husband Bob on Thursday mornings for an eight week class. Enrollment was full with 32 participants and 6 audit/substitute participants. Carolyn is an ACBL certified instructor, and guided students to better play using conventions that enhance the game. EYC members continue to play duplicate bridge at the Clearing, in sanctioned games on the peninsula, and in their respective winter locations. EYC bridge players responded as a group to underwrite a new 420 for the fleet last summer, and have chosen the name “Finesse” for that boat. They look forward to cheering on the skipper of that boat! Other bridge players had previously contributed to the campaign. We are encouraging those seeking beginner lessons to do so in their winter locations, including checking schedules at the Clearing. It seems unlikely based on past experience that we will reach the threshold to schedule beginner lessons. Information about next season’s schedule will be sent with the membership/dues packet, and also announced via email distribution. Please be sure that you have kept the membership chair informed of any email address changes.

Of particular note in 2013 was a large increase in the EYC’s sailing scholarship program. In 2012, the EYC taught 16 scholarship student-sessions, all unfunded, whereas, in 2013, we taught 45, of which 32 were funded by $9,000 allocated from the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship fund and 11 were unfunded. Scholarships include a free student membership, a free textbook, and a 3/4 discount on tuition. Scholarships are available to year-round residents of Door County who would not be able to afford sailing lessons except for the scholarship. The powerboat fleet was upgraded by purchasing the Aaron R. Moore RIB, adding life to the Uff Da RIB with new tubes, and replacing two 35-year-old outboards on our 13’ Whalers with new 4-stroke outboards. Our upgraded powerboat fleet meant lessons were taught more effectively and more safely in 2013. The best way to teach a sailing lesson is for each student to be in his or her own sailboat, supervised by an instructor in a powerboat. Our in-house instructor training continues to improve every year. In-house instructor training takes places over a two-week period once all the instructors have arrived in early June. Modules include safety, seamanship, powerboat use, general employee training, sales (customer service), curriculum, and radio use. The Advanced 420 Clinic (July 6-7) was a success, fully enrolled at 34 students. Our visiting instructors, Martha Pitt and Bobby Collins, provided a high level of instruction and a great example to our own instructors. We hope to able to arrange a similar clinic for 2014. Watch the Spring 2014 Eagle’s Cry for news about more improvements in the EYC’s lesson program for the 2014 season!
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Women on the Water! “WOW”!
Women -- whether you’re in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s, there’s a place for you at the Ephraim Yacht Club on the water! In 2014, we’d like to organize more activities for women on the water – whether it’s sailing, racing, cruising, powerboating, etc. Whether you’re new or experienced with boating and/or sailing, there is a place for you off the dock and on the water! If you have suggestions for a WOW activity, please contact Nan Zimdars at nzimdars@zimfin.com or Nancy Claypool at nclaypool@stonepigman.com who are working on events for the upcoming season.

Bunco
LAURA O'ROURKE

Tuesday Couples Bridge
DON AND DONNA NELSON

The EYC Tuesday Couples bridge group was quite successful this year. Both Donna and I had fun playing bridge and eating out at various restaurants in Door County. We would like to take this time to thank all of you who played, and we look forward to even greater participation next summer. For some of you, the challenge was locating a bridge partner on some afternoons. In an effort to alleviate this problem, we are going to prepare a phone list of all eligible bridge players. We hope everyone has an enjoyable winter and look forward to seeing you in the spring.

Once again EYC Bunco was a hit. Thanks to all who signed up to host the six Monday evenings. Bunco provides the ladies of the EYC with a fun "GNO". This social game allows for much conversation and many laughs -- even a dance or two! It is a great way for new members to meet a fun group of ladies. We roll dice as we watch the sunset on beautiful Eagle Harbor! We always welcome friends or family visitors. It's a great evening out. We also accommodate those sailors who come up after races. Mark your calendars for next year's Monday Night Bunco!

Youth Activities Report EYC First Mates
LAURA O’ROURKE HEATHER ANDERSEN

A big Thank You goes out to all the women of EYC who make our club so wonderful. We are so lucky to have so many women volunteer to host our multitude of social events. These fabulous parties could not happen without you! Thanks to Carol Kraemer who headed First Mates for the last two years. Carol did a great job organizing the volunteers for every event. I look forward to working together with all of EYC's dynamic women for the next two years!

It was another great year for Youth Activities for the Ephraim Yacht Club. With the support of volunteer parents, Betsy Steele and Duska Pearson were in charge of the Junior Activities. There were lots of old favorites and some new additions. On Wednesday evenings, our junior members and staff could be found swimming at the YMCA, bowling at The Sister Bay Bowl, goofing off at Penninsula State Park, sailing to Nicolet and creating yet another delicious Goulash Dinner (rumor has it spam was included!). None of the Junior Activities would be possible without the help of parent volunteers! The Teens… led by me, myself and I (because they are so easy to manage) spent Thursday nights together. Our events included pizza and bowling, barbeques, volleyball at the sand courts on Hwy A, Red-Putter and Joe Joes Pizza, a reincarnation of the ever loved scavenger hunt now called The Amazing Race! Thanks to Captain Duska

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Pearson, the Amazing Race had the teams swimming, biking and running through their Ephraim Scavenger Hunt! A good time was had by all! An end of the year celebration at The Andersen’s Echo Island once again drew a large crowd and proved to be a fun adventure. All in all there was good fun and most importantly great friendships made to last a lifetime. Looking forward to lots of fun in 2014. Any parent interested in Chairing the Teen Activities, please contact me for more information.

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Hiking at Peninsula Park with S’mores and Gliders Kickball and Potluck at Sister Bay Sports Complex 4-Square Tournament & Hot Dogs at EYC Red Putter and Pizza Sail to Nicolet and Goulash Dinner American Folklore Theater EYC’s Got Talent Show Water and Field Games Biking in the Park and Ice Cream

We are always open to new ideas and new volunteers. Stay tuned for more fun in 2014!

Introduce A Friend To The EYC
Many Door County residents and visitors don't know how easy and inexpensive it is to join the EYC, and what great fun and value is provided in return. The EYC has an inclusive, friendly culture which welcomes new members. The EYC asks you: in 2014, introduce one new friend to the EYC. Your introduction could consist of almost anything, such as an invitation to attend an EYC party as your guest, a sailing adventure, or just an afternoon picnic swim on the EYC pier. And, please let your friends know about the benefits of EYC membership: • • Anyone can join, no recommendation required. sponsorship or

Junior Activities Report
BETSY STEELE AND DUSKA PEARSON

Once again the juniors had the opportunity to participate in planned group activities with EYC friends throughout the summer of 2013. Fun was had by all, and it would not have been possible without the help of many volunteer moms and staff. This year the juniors had the opportunity to hike, bike, sail, sing, dance, swim, watch a show, run, tie knots, eat, and play kickball and four square together! The young people of the Yacht Club look forward to a variety of activities Wednesday nights during the summer. Given the number of participants, it must be a highlight. The actual activities are listed below. The number of participants ranged from 15 at the beginning of the season to over 70 for the ever popular dock and field games. These evenings are really a wonderful opportunity for children of a wide age range to spend time together outside of sailing classes, forming friendships for a lifetime.

The EYC is inexpensive, with Family dues at only $175 per year, Single and Senior dues even less. For junior students whose parents are not Family members, Student memberships are available for only $65, with no initiation fee. Sailing lessons for juniors and adults. Racing almost every day of the week, in your own boat or one owned by the EYC.
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Use of EYC sailboats and kayaks for fun sailing. Numerous family-friendly social events. Dry slips for sailboats, kayaks, paddleboards, and lockers, available for rent. Weekly structured youth activities for first graders through teens, plus daily unstructured youth activities. A prime location on the Ephraim waterfront, plus grilling, swimming, bunco, bridge, yoga, foursquare, and ping-pong. Your EYC membership affords you a variety of reciprocal privileges at hundreds of yacht clubs throughout the United States.

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Other improvements to the fleet in 2013

Aaron R. Moore RIB. We purchased the Aaron R. Moore 17’ RIB from Kiwi-McLaughlin. It is a purpose-built coach boat and is perfect as our primary race committee boat. Dixsea donation. Jan and Pete Peterson donated the Dixsea, Flying Scot #888, bringing our Flying Scot fleet to 9. Scot Free. During the 2012-2013 offseason, EYC volunteer Mike Callahan painted the Scot Free, making it look like new. During the coming offseason, he is painting our Flying Scot McLal’s Single Malt. New Whaler motors. We installed two new motors on our two oldest Whalers, replacing 35year-old two-strokes with more efficient 4strokes.

For more information on joining the EYC, and to join online, go to www.eyc.org/membership.! •

The EYC Continues To Improve Its Equipment

420 Fleet. We took delivery of this fleet (originally built in 2005) in late April. It was in excellent condition. We also purchased new dollies and new sails, which were delivered in March and June, respectively. All were paid for out of the funds raised in 2012 for this purpose.

The EYC maintains a large fleet of sailboats in four classes for member use in racing, lessons and daysailing, plus a fleet of six powerboats for use in teaching lessons, running races and as safety boats. Our fleet is currently 12 Optimists (to be increased to 18 for 2014), 10 Lasers, 9 Flying Scots and eighteen 420s. Our powerboat fleet includes three 13’ Boston Whalers and three RIB inflatables ranging from 13 to 17 feet. For the first time in 2013, our powerboat fleet was equipped entirely with reliable, economical 4-stroke outboard engines. We were fortunate to have Hans Ribbens as our boat repair manager in 2013. Hans is a knowledgable and careful worker whose repairs are always done right and will last a
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Thanks To 2103 EYC Volunteers
The EYC could not exist without thousands of hours of time donated by hundreds of volunteers every year. If, when reading this list of helpers, you get a feeling of deja vu, that’s because there are some EYC members who consistently show up to help, and we thank them in particular for their dedication and generosity.
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Thank you to EYC member Paul Jones, who went to bat for the EYC with some high muckety-mucks at the Wisconsin DNR, to help us get a dredging permit. Also, Paul donates labor and landscaping materials and plants through his Land Art landscaping business. The EYC doesn’t have much property to landscape, but Paul makes sure that what we have is well planned and kept pruned, vigorous and updated. Paul also donated to the EYC the use of his electric boat lift for the summer. Thank you to Suzanne Brennan, who helped set up a meeting with Tina Vanmeer, the new Superintendent of Gibraltar Area Schools. The EYC was happy to let Tina know about the sailing opportunities the EYC offers to Gibraltar students and parents, including sailing lessons and scholarships. Thank you to Steve and Jessica Sauter of icecreamsource.com, who provided a crew of paid workers to help load the EYC's eight Flying Junior's on the truck to ship them to their new owner. Also thanks to their son Charlie Sauter who helped carry booms and sails to be loaded! Thank you to Steve and Jessica for providing several of their expert icecreamsource.com employees to help the EYC disassemble, pack and ship our eight old Flying Junior dollies. Also thank you to Steve for researching powerboats and helping the EYC find a good deal on our newest safety boat, a Kiwi/McLaughlin 520 with a Honda 50. Icecreamsource.com also donated three gallons of ice cream for the EYC’s Ice Cream Social. Thank you to everyone who helped the EYC flip over its newly repainted Flying Scot "Scot Free" during their 2012 Thanksgiving holiday (in no particular order): Matt Smith, Roger Waleffe, Wally Waleffe, Jack O'Rourke, J.R. O'Rourke, Mike Faugust, Isak Peterson, Rex Kahr, Joel Dykman, Mike Lisle, Jay Lott, Xavier Franczyk, John Franczyk, Jim Nelson, Bob Richter, Eric Richter and Steven Richter. And we can't thank EYC member Mike Callahan enough for the beautiful forest green paint job he's done on Scot Free. Thank you to everyone who took time on Wednesday, April 24 to unload the EYC’s new fleet of eighteen 420class dinghies (in no particular order): Steve Sauter, Jessica Sauter, Kyle Oradnik, Noah Higginbotham, Bruce Bass, Andrew Christal, Jim Rose, Kate Neavolls, Jay Lott, Bjorn Hooper, Bob Klein, Tom Mulligan, Fred Lewis, and Chris Bungener. Also thank you to Steve and Jessica Sauter’s icecreamsource.com who provided the essential base of young, strong boat-lifters. Thank you to EYC members and friends who helped assemble our 18 new Seitech dollies on the evening of April 11: Collin and Patrick Duffy, Noah Higginbotham, Jay Lott, Steve Minten, Rob Moore and Kyle
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Ouradnik. With many hands we were able to assemble the dollies in less than three hours. Thanks to Steve and Jessica Sauter for lending their warehouse for indoor assembly space during the sleet storm. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the morning of Saturday, May 18 as we moved and assembled heavy floating pier sections, assembled the Laser rack, and moved the Lasers from the clubhouse to the rack: Rich Bierman, Dick Bierman, George Kraemer, Sarah Olson, Sam Dickinson, Fred Lewis, Rob Moore, and Jay Lott. Thank you to everyone who helped open the EYC on Saturday, May 25: Rich Bierman, Chris Bierman, Karen Bierman, Dick Bierman, Joel Dykman, Rex Kahr, Jay Lott, Jim Shatto, Skip Heidler, Debby Heidler, Erica Heidler, Woody Heidler, Rob Treleven, Nate Treleven, Rob Comstock, Carrie Ritter, Brian Ritter, Nan Zimdars Hoesly, Ryan Malmgren, Stacy Rieu, Bob Richter, Stephanie Richter, Eric Richter, Steven Richter, Sydney Richter, Jim Nelson, Michael Faugust, Sarah Olson, Sam Dickinson, John Peterson, Deanna Peterson, Isak Peterson, Stefan Peterson, Kirk Brown, George Carey, George Kraemer, Rob Moore, Adam Moore, Joani Lewis, Laura Moegenburg, Sam Moegenburg, Linda Franczyk, Scott Pearson, Annika Pearson, Jack O’Rourke, Laura O’Rourke, Abby O’Rourke, and Steve Sauter.

Thank you to Rex Kahr who, together with Rich Bierman, installed rubber bumper material on all our new floating piers. Thanks to Yacht Works in Sister Bay, which generously donated its services in unloading the EYC’s new 17’ RIB coach boat, then stored it for several months, then loaded it on its new trailer. Thank you to EYC member Mike Maltby of Action Electric in Sister Bay. Each fall Mike takes down our
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heavy, cumbersome electric crane motors, stores them for us over the winter, and re-installs them in the spring, all at no charge. Thank you to EYC member Rob Comstock, who put his professional sign-making skills to work on our behalf and created a beautiful new EYC sign. Rob designed the sign and donated all the labor and materials, too! Thank you to Certified Public Accountant, EYC member, and former Treasurer Paul Pillat, who provided advice and assistance to the EYC’s current Treasurer to help make sure our financial records and financial statements are complete and accurate. Thank you to EYC member Ryan Malmgren of Mad Sails in Madison, Wisconsin. Ryan provides the EYC with favorable pricing whenever we need to upgrade our sails for our Flying Scots, 420s and Lasers. Thank you to Adam Moore, who found a trailer for the EYC’s new powerboat, and who stored it in his warehouse in Milwaukee until it could be brought to Door County. Thank you to Rex Kahr, who delivered the trailer to Door County. Thank you to EYC Dock Chair Rich Bierman, who spent scores of hours over the last three years — and especially this spring — designing, sourcing, building, transporting, and installing the EYC’s new floating piers. Rich has taken multiple days off from work to travel to Door County to make sure the piers were correctly fitted and installed. Also thanks to George Kraemer, whose company builds the plastic pier floats, and who found us a bunch of free used floats; to Jo Kahr and the Kahr family, who stored the piers for several years on the Kahr family farm until we were able to install them; to Steve and Jessica Sauter and icecreamsource.com, who provided a gang of strong helpers to move some piers to the EYC; and to all the EYC members who helped build the piers. Rich Bierman also lent the EYC the services of his company’s expert technology whiz for quite a while so we could get the EYC’s dock cams reconfigured and up and running. Rich’s software experts also wrote a custom online time-clock software program for the EYC which the EYC’s staff have been using to record their time since 2012. Rich also spent dozens of hours designing, sourcing, and installing the EYC’s new “Senior” swim ladder. Rich also took a day off from work on Monday, June 24 to supervise contractors installing the remainder of the EYC's floating piers, together with some additional ladders, to provide safer and easier access to boats for EYC members and juniors. Rich also built a new waterproof plywood dock box for our increased inventory

of 420 sails, and picked up a new plastic dock box and then modified it for our Optimist blades. Thank you to Cain Goettelman and his company FLS Banners in Sturgeon Bay. FLS provides the EYC with extremely competitive pricing and great service on a variety of items, including custom-embroidered and custom-printed EYC apparel and promotional items, staff uniforms, banners, and sticky decals for boat numbers and sail numbers. FLS and Mad Sails also donated hats to be given to each participant in the Advanced 420 Clinic. Thank you to Ephraim Yacht Harbor staff Kevin Zito and Brad Heidler, who helped us install our bleachers on the pier and helped lift a heavy outboard motor. Thank you to Jo Kahr and the Kahr family, who for many years provided outdoor storage on their farm for a number of large pier-related items which the EYC didn’t have room for. We knew those floating piers would be needed eventually! Thank you to Bob Klein who delivered Sue Klein’s donated windsurfer trailer to us and who also used his metalworking skills to modify a couple of our Flying Scot rudders. Thank you to Skip Heidler, who donated a nice pile of window sash weights for the EYC to use as race mark anchors, then spent a few hours splicing our mark anchor lines to the anchors so they won’t get lost. Thank you to Mike Kahr and Death’s Door Marine, who stored our electric swiveling boat lift for about 7 years, ever since we removed it from the pier. We have plans to reinstall it next year in a different place. Thanks to Steve Sauter, who brought a crew of helpers from icecreamsource.com to help us pick up the boat lift at Death’s Door Marine, and then dropped it off at the EYC. Thank you to Suzy and David Boerke, who donated a new plaque re-dedicating our flagpole to the memory of Suzy’s parents, Jack and Ruth McCoy. Thank you to David Sauter and Ruth Sauter their online marketing company Envano, Inc., which hosts the EYC’s website and provides website design and troubleshooting services. Thank you to Bob Klein who delivered Sue Klein’s donated windsurfer trailer to us and who also used his metalworking skills to modify a couple of our Flying Scot rudders.

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Thanks to Joel Dykman, Fred Lewis and Jack O’Rourke, who drove to Jacksonport to pick up a Sunfish which was offered to the EYC as a donation. Thanks to Fred, who picked up an EYC trailer from the car repair place where it had new tires installed. Thanks to EYC members Donna and Kirk Scattergood, who donated a crate full of Flying Scot parts. Thank you to Skip Heidler, who donated a nice pile of window sash weights for the EYC to use as race mark anchors, then spent a few hours splicing our mark anchor lines to the anchors so they won’t get lost. Thank you to John Welch, who allowed the EYC to store some excess trailers in his yard in order to create more space on the pier for visiting sailors for the Ephraim Regatta. Thank you to Martha Sauter and the rest of the Sauter family, who donated skipper and crew keeper prizes to go with the Sauter Trophy at the Ephraim Regatta. Thank you to George and Linda Carey, who donated keeper prizes for the Peder Knudson Trophy. Thank you to Bjorn and Kitty Hooper, who hosted Ephraim Regatta Principal Race Officer Don Smith and his wife Chris during the 2013 Ephraim Regatta. Also thank you to Bjorn for his foresight in August 2012 in inviting Don to be the Ephraim Regatta PRO for 2013. Also thanks to Bjorn and Kitty for storing the Ephraim Regatta race management gear — a truckful of marks, flags, anchors and lines — in their garage during the 2012 and 2013 offseasons. Thank you to Marsella Fults, who took responsibility for our three flower planters and our window flower boxes, and weeded and tilled them and planted them with lovely flowers. Marsella also hosted our two visiting coaches during Advanced 420 Clinic, launders the immense amount of cleaning towels we go through each week, and makes sure we have enough gift certificates for the endof-session student awards ceremonies. Thank you to Jodi Hoyerman, who excavated a season’s worth of abandoned towels from the EYC’s Lost and Found bin, washed and folded them, and placed them in the clubhouse for their owners to recover. Jody and her husband Rick also hosted the EYC staff for a dinner on Thursday, August 8. Thank you to EYC member Liz Gheorghita for volunteering to be the EYC's Queen of Pop. She kept all the pop (aka "soda") inventory at her house, and otherwise manages all aspects of the Coke machine. Liz also helped provide lunches for the EYC's Advanced 420
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Clinic on July 6-7. When you see Liz, please thank her for volunteering. Thank you to Heather Andersen, who helped provide the lunches and beverages for the Advanced 420 Clinic, together with Liz. Thank you to Sherry and Rob Moore for hosting the EYC staff for an excellent picnic dinner on Sunday, June 23. Thank you to the O'Rourke, Latrielle and Richter families. For the fourth year in a row they have sponsored the Fyr Bal Family Cookout, providing all the grillables and doing all the cooking and other work. The event has become a favorite with EYC members as we greet friends and mark the summer solstice and the beginning of the EYC's summer season. Thank you to Anne and Larry Crowe. The Crowe’s lawn served as the destination for at least one sailing school Donut Day expedition in 2013. Thank you to Bill and Heather Andersen, who hosted the EYC staff for an evening of water fun and dinner at their summer home on Echo Island on Sunday, August 4. Thank you to Lisa Gifford and Myra DeLong, who treated the EYC staff to a pizza thank-you lunch on Thursday, August 8. Thank you to the members of the Nominations Committee: Heather Andersen, Marsella Fults and Scott Pearson. They worked behind the scenes to find four new Directors, a new Vice Commodore, and a new Treasurer. It takes a lot of careful work to find good people to lead the EYC and to take on the timeconsuming officer positions. Thank you to Klara Kobylinski, Camille Morley, George Carey, Linda Carey, and Charlotte Johnson, each of whom took some great photos and submitted them to the EYC for our photo archive. If you have some EYC pictures you would like to share with the rest of the EYC membership, please e-mail them to dockside@eyc.org. You can view the EYC’s photo archive – going back decades – at www.eyc.org Thank you to everyone who helped close the EYC on the morning on Saturday, August 31: Rich Hall, Dick Bierman, Rich Bierman, Chris Bierman, Kim Miller, Jenny Miller, Michael Faugust, Anton Johansen, Marsella Fults, Randy Pyle, Mary Horton, Ethan Horton, Matt Horton, Matt Andersen, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Jodi Hoyerman, Gus Leonard, Maureen Grey, Charlie Schult, Fred Lewis, John Welch, Jay Lott, John Peterson, Stefan Peterson, Deanna Peterson, Sibylle Tasker, Sophie
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Tasker, Jack O’Rourke, Laura O’Rourke, Abby O’Rourke, Suzanne Lisle, George Kraemer, Joel Dykman, Ally Dykman, Rob Moore, Sherry Moore, Carrie Ritter, Gordon Rowley, Duska Pearson, Annika Pearson, Ingrid Pearson, Gretchen Pearson, Liz Gheorghita, Margaret Gheorghita, Christine Bridenhagen, Eric Richter, Stephanie Richter, Sydney Richter, Jim Gilmore, Campbell Lorenz, Parker Lorenz, Linda Franczyk, and John Franczyk. Also, thanks to the following persons who took an additional hour On August 31 to drive to Jacksonport to flip upside down the EYC’s Flying Scot McLal’s Single Malt, so that it can be painted and refurbished over the winter by member volunteer Mike Callahan: Kim Miller, Tyler Degeneffe, John Franczyk, Michael Faugust, Rob Moore, Eric Richter, Joel Dykman, Stefan Peterson, Jay Lott, John Welch, and Anton Johansen. Thanks again to Port Storage in Jacksonport, owned by EYC members Bill and Heather Andersen. This will be the third year in a row that Bill and Heather have donated heated indoor space at Port Storage to enable Mike Callahan to sand, fair, and paint an EYC Flying Scot. Bill and Heather also donate space in another of their storage facilities (in Bailey’s Harbor) for the EYC to store its nine Flying Scots and six powerboats each winter. If you are looking for storage space for a boat or other items, please consider Port Storage and the Andersens. Thanks to the following persons who helped assemble the 420 rack and load the 420s into the rack on Saturday, October 11: Rich Bierman, Rick Hoyerman, Eric Hoyerman, Chris Bierman, Peter Moegenburg, Fred Lewis, Kim Miller, Jeff Steele, Paul Pillat, John Welch, Jack O Rourke, Adam Moore, Rob Moore, Bjorn Hooper, and Cain Goettelman. We try to thank everyone who helped, by e-mails to the members and in the Eagle’s Cry. However, so many people help that sometimes someone slips through the cracks. If you know of someone who volunteered and who has not been publicly thanked in the Eagle’s Cry or in an e-mail to the membership, please let us know at dockside@eyc.org

sailboats, points of sail, and racing tactics. Both staff and students have a blast spending mornings on the blue waters of Eagle Harbor!” - EYC parent, 2013

“I wanted to let you know what a delightful and productive week I had at the Ephraim Yacht Club. Last week, under the tutelage of Morgan Dykman, I learned how to sail, something I have wanted to do for some time. I probably could have found a different venue much closer to home, but I am quite satisfied I took lessons offered by the EYC. I would also like to take the opportunity to praise Miss Dykman. She provided clear instruction on all aspects of sailing and proved to be quite the taskmaster to ensure I did everything correctly. Having spent 20 years in the Army, I appreciate clear, concise instruction, attention to detail and insistence on performing all tasks to standard. One more thing about Miss Dykman. Due to her personality, she was a delight to spend a week of afternoons with. In an age where young people often are characterized a slackers or lazy, Miss Dykman proves this false. She is a credit to herself, anyone who had a hand in her upbringing and the Ephraim Yacht Club. In short, it was a wonderful week. I thank you and the club for offering the opportunity to teach me to sail and will look forward to next season.” EYC adult student, August 2013 “Thank you for your time and for the financial gift — this has really been a highlight of my daughter’s summer. As a parent of teenagers, it has been fun to see my daughter discover this new passion. Please pass our gratitude on to the rest of the Ephraim Yacht Club. Thankfully, my children know how blessed we are to live in Door County, with the amazing opportunities at our finger tips. “ – EYC scholarship parent, August 2013 “I would like to thank you so much for the two scholarships you have given me this summer! I never thought I would love sailing as much as I do and I wish I could do it every day of the summer! I can’t wait until
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! The EYC is proud to have received these written compliments in 2013. Help us serve our members better! If you have feedback about the EYC (whether positive or negative) please send it to commodore@eyc.org.
“EYC sailing lessons are a favorite of my son’s Door County summers! The EYC staff’s love of sailing is contagious. Students learn how to rig the various
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next summer’s lessons! I also had two amazing instructors this year, Charlotte Johnson and Alden Crowe. They taught me so much and kept me smiling and laughing the whole two weeks!” – EYC scholarship student, August 2013 “While our friends had convinced us that the EYC is spectacular, it’s just wonderful to come to the same conclusion firsthand! The fun-loving, attentive teachers made the girls decide that this was so far the best thing to happen this summer.” - Parents of first-time EYC students, July 2013 “We have never seen our son this enthusiastic and motivated about ANYTHING! He absolutely loves his sailing lessons and has learned so much. The instructors are fantastic and give very specific, individual feedback. We think he has found a true passion that he will hopefully continue to follow his whole life. He seems to have been bitten severely by the ‘sailing bug’!” - EYC parent, 2013

The EYC will also gladly accept other boats and marine items in good condition which can be used in the EYC’s programs or sold to raise funds for the EYC. To donate, contact dockside@eyc.org. And, remember the EYC in your will!

Join Or Renew Your US Sailing Membership At A Discount
As an EYC member, you can join US Sailing (or renew your US Sailing membership) and enjoy a 20% reduction in your US Sailing dues! To join US Sailing, go to http://eyc.org/member-info/ US Sailing is the governing body of the sport of sailing in the United States. Benefits of US Sailing membership include: • Discounts on many regatta registration fees (including the Ephraim Regatta). Ability to attend US Sailing courses, seminars and events, such as instructor seminars, race committee seminars, and rules seminars. US Sailing membership is required to maintain US Sailing certifications (such as instructor certifications) in effect. Subscriptions to a variety of online and print publications. Heavily discounted member pricing in the US Sailing online store, which includes many books, videos and other items valuable to racing and cruising sailors. A free copy of the new 2013-2016 Racing Rules of Sailing booklet. Discounts and coupons from many sponsors, including Hobie, West Marine, Sperry, and Hilton. Support the sport of sailing, including the US Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams.

Donate To The EYC

! Do you have surplus items which you could donate to the EYC? The EYC would be grateful for your donation of boats or equipment (or cash, or appreciated securities).
The EYC relies on donations from members and friends to help keep dues low and to keep EYC membership accessible. Because of its educational and amateur athletic mission, the EYC is qualified as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore your donation is tax-deductible. Among the items which the EYC would particularly like to receive are: * A used compact pickup truck (Chevy S-10 or Ford Ranger or similar) or similar sized SUV with an automatic transmission. We need a dedicated EYC vehicle for towing and launching boats, and to run errands…for too long we have been depending on EYC volunteers and staff to provide use of their personal vehicles for these tasks. * Flying Scot, Optimist, Laser and Club 420 sailboats, and sails and equipment for them. * Powerboats from 13 to 20 feet; we especially like 13’ Boston Whalers. * Shore stations and similar boat lifts.

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By joining US Sailing (or renewing your membership) through the EYC's link, you also help the EYC earn valuable credits which the EYC can use to purchase equipment and publications to benefit all EYC members. Join US Sailing today!!

Reciprocal Privileges
One benefit of EYC membership is reciprocal privileges at other yacht clubs. The EYC is a member of the
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Yachting Club of America. YCOA member clubs afford limited reciprocal privileges to each other’s members. Not every yacht club in the U.S. is a YCOA member. In addition, some yacht clubs which are not YCOA members may afford reciprocal privileges to EYC members upon presentation of an EYC membership card. To determine whether any particular club is a YCOA member, go to www.ycaol.com. You can access the members-only area of the YCOA website using the User ID and password printed on the back of your EYC membership card. YCOA member clubs can choose the level of reciprocal benefits afforded to nonmembers. Therefore, your EYC membership does not necessarily afford you every privilege of membership in another YCOA club. Frequently, reciprocal benefits are limited to use of a club’s bar and restaurant (after presenting a credit card), but may also include transient dockage or similar benefits. EYC members are strongly urged to contact the host club well in advance of arrival to learn the terms on which reciprocal privileges are offered. The EYC does not offer reciprocal billing to EYC members. EYC members must make their own billing and payment arrangements with other YCOA member clubs.

A Banner Year For Racing At The EYC
The EYC had a very successful racing season in 2013. The weather was good and very few races were cancelled due to weather. Participation was up on an overall basis, with several events and classes (the Optimist Regatta, the 420 class) seeing large increases from previous years. The three-year race participation numbers show healthy racing participation: 2011 Fyr Ball Regatta Ephraim Regatta Optimist Regatta Rich Hall Regatta Family Regatta Women’s Regatta Flying Scot Monday series 1 Flying Scot Saturday series Optimist June series Optimist Blue series Optimist Red series FJ Friday (420s in 2013) FJ Sunday (420s in 2013) Laser Friday Laser Sunday 10 24 11 8 8 7 9 17 na na na 24 20 14 6 2012 5 33 10 8 6 6 18 23 7 23 16 21 18 23 20 2013 10 27 16 18 5 6 21 21 12 21 21 32 29 16 21

Lake Michigan Federation

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Did you know the EYC is a member of a regional association of yacht clubs, the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation? LMSRF promotes sail racing competition on Lake Michigan for offshore, youth, and one-design sailors. It also provides racing information through its newsletters, e-mails, and website, as well as educational programs on race management and judging. You can visit and join LMSRF at www.lmsrf.org. Most EYC members will be eligible to join LMSRF at the Regular Member level ($50), or as an Associate Member ($10) or Junior Member ($10). Even if you do not choose to join LMSRF, you can sign up to receive its free and very informative monthly newsletter online at http://lmsrf.org/lmsrf/index.php/news/2013-news! In 2013, for the first time, the Rich Hall Junior Regatta was raced over a 2-day period (Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning) and was raced in two classes (420s and Laser Radials). This was a success, as the number of
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participants rose from 8 skippers in 2012 to 18 in 2013 (12 in 420s and 6 in Laser Radials). The 2013 Ephraim Regatta was well-attended, dropping only from 34 to 27 from 2012 to 2013, although 2012 was also the Midwest District Championships. We continued to improve race management, with all EYC staffers undergoing race management training for 2013. REGATTA RESULTS Fyr Bal Regatta. The Fyr Bal Regatta (June 15) was sailed in Flying Scots. Top finishers: 1st 2nd 3rd Michael and Jennifer Faugust 5 pts Woody Heidler and Alden Crowe 8 pts Jay Lott and Sarah Olson 9 pts

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Derek Waleffe and August Leonard Stefan Peterson and Jonathan Graham Annika Pearson and Matt Andersen

The trophy for the top all-girl 420 team was awarded to Gretchen Pearson and Margaret Gheorghita. Rich Hall Regatta - Laser Radial class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Steven Richter Sydney Richter Tommy Papenthien Delaney Dykman Chris Bierman

The trophy for the top girl in the Laser Radial class was awarded to Sydney Richter.

Family Regatta. The Family Regatta (June 29) was sailed in Flying Scots. Top finishers: 1st 2nd 3rd Woody Heidler, Erica Heidler & Eric Hoyerman, Roger Waleffe, Fabian Waleffe, Derek Waleffe & Leslie Smith John and Deanna Peterson

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Optimist Regatta. For the Optimist Regatta (20-21 July), we had good light to medium winds and we were able to complete eight races over two days. We were fortunate that we had some visiting sailors from the Pine Lake Yacht Club to bring to total number of racers to sixteen! The top five finishers were: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Hansen Zaiser Eric Hoyerman Derek Waleffe Jacob Zaiser Sophie Tasker Pine Lake Yacht Club Ephraim Yacht Club Ephraim Yacht Club Pine Lake Yacht Club Ephraim Yacht Club 9 pts 14 pts 27 pts 30 pts 35 pts

Rich Hall Junior Regatta. The Rich Hall Junior Regatta (July 13-14) was sailed in two classes.

Sophie Tasker also took home the award for top girl skipper. Women’s Regatta. The EYC's annual Womens' Regatta was sailed in Flying Scots on the evening of Tuesday, July 30. The winning teams were: 1st 2nd 3rd Rich Hall Regatta - 420 class 1st 2nd Teddy Papenthien and Miles Weder Roger Waleffe and Ally Dykman Ephraim Regatta. The 108th consecutive annual Ephraim Regatta (August 3-4) was a big success. Despite light and lumpy sailing conditions, the race committee managed to complete two races on each day. And
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Nancy Claypool, Annika Pearson and Carrie Berger, 4 points (with four straight bullets) Ally Dykman, Erica Heidler and Suzy Dykman, 12 points (prevailing in a tiebreaker) Delaney Dykman, Gretchen Pearson and Sydney Richter, 12 points

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everyone, racers and non-racers alike, had fun at Friday's Regatta Welcome Party and Saturday's Bratfest! Ryan Malmgren and crew Stacy Rieu won the Vail Cup (winner of the first race) and the Charlie Sauter Trophy (winner of the last race). Michael and Jennifer Faugust won the Peder Knudson trophy as the highest placing husband-wife team. EYC instructor Roger Waleffe won the Sturgis Trophy for the highest placing skipper age 18 or under, with crew Ally Dykman and Derek Waleffe. The top five boats in the regatta were: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu Mike and Jennifer Faugust Frank and Marianne Gerry Jay Lott and David Sauter Woody Heidler and Alden Crowe 6 pts 9 pts 17 pts 20 pts 21 pts

Peterson, Steven Berger, Caroline Berger, Eric Berger, Bruce Gantz (who also donated the use of his powerboat as the pin/leeward mark boat), Joel Dykman, Jack O'Rourke, and Dan Baird Apparel Sales Chair: Susan Reynolds-Smith Safety/Tow Boat Drivers: Chuck Pearson and Adam Moore. SERIES RACE RESULTS Flying Scot Saturday Series (21 skippers competed): 1st Roger Waleffe 2nd John Welch 3rd Jay Lott Flying Scot Monday Series (21 skippers): 1st Teddy Papenthien 2nd Liz Gheorghita 3rd Roger Waleffe Laser Friday Series (16 competitors): 1st Delaney Dykman 2nd Sydney Richter 3rd Chris Bierman Laser Sunday Series (21 competitors): 1st Delaney Dykman 2nd Ally Dykman 3rd Brian Ritter Laser Masters Trophy (highest finisher age 30 or over in the Laser Sunday series): John Welch 420 Friday Series (32 skippers): 1st Stefan Peterson 2nd Eric Richter 3rd Roger Waleffe 420 Sunday Series (29 skippers): 1st Scott Pearson 2nd Eric Hoyerman 3rd Abby O'Rourke

It takes a lot of work by a lot of volunteers to host a good regatta, one which competitors want to come back to year after year. The EYC couldn't do it without dozens of helpers, many of whom volunteer year after year. A big thank you to the following persons: Breakfast and Lunch Chairs: Duska Pearson and Heather Andersen, and Laura O'Rourke, Karen Brown, Debbie Heidler, and Susie Berg; Regatta Welcome Party Chairs: Laura O'Rourke and Jeanne Papenthien, and Nancy Treleven, Susie Dykman, Joel Dykman, Jodi Hoyerman, Donna Scattergood, Duska Pearson, Fred and Sue Lewis, Betsy Steele, Elizabeth Pyle, Paul and Nancy Pillat Competitor Check-In: Marguerite and Anabel Roza 38th Annual Bratfest: the entire Klein extended family Visitor Launching, Firehouse Marina: Rick Hoyerman Trophies: Carol Claypool and Marsella Fults Judges' Boat: Tom and Jane Lacy Judges: Fred Horwitz, Bob Aring, and John Archibald Regatta Chairman: Jay Lott Principal Race Officer: Don Smith Race Committee: Chris Kicinski, Bjorn Hooper (who also donated the use of his powerboat as the signal boat), Kirsten Hooper, Cheyenne Meyer, John Peterson, Deanna
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Optimist June Series (all ages; 12 competitors): 1st Eric Hoyerman 2nd Derek Waleffe 3rd Parker Wolf Optimist Red Fleet Series (ages 12-15; 21 competitors): 1st Eric Hoyerman 2nd Sophie Tasker 3rd Derek Waleffe Optimist Blue Fleet Series (ages 11 and under, 21 competitors): 1st Ingrid Pearson 2nd Peter Gallun 3rd Lucy Gallun For complete EYC 2013 regatta and series race results, go to eyc.org/racing.

Do you think that would take too much time? How about submitting just your three FAVORITE 2013 EYC photos? We especially like good sailing action photos, and photos of EYC members and juniors having fun at various EYC events and activities. We also like older photos scanned into digital format! You can submit your photos by e-mail to dockside@eyc.org. If you have too many photos to email, contact dockside@eyc.org to learn alternative methods to submit your photos. Alternatively, you can share your photos on the EYC’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/EphraimYachtClub Please share your photos! We want to build an EYC photo archive which future generations can look back on with a smile.

Volunteer!
The Ephraim Yacht Club is volunteer-managed, and could not exist without the thousands of hours of volunteer time donated every year by its members. As the EYC grows, it’s important to spread the volunteer load so that no one person is required to carry too much of it. The EYC is constantly seeking the right volunteer for the right position. Some of the EYC’s available volunteer positions are described at www.eyc.org/volunteer. However, this is by no means a comprehensive list. Volunteer positions are available for persons of all skills and regardless of how much or how little time you are able to give. If you would like to volunteer to help the EYC, either in one of the positions listed, or in some other capacity, please contact commodore@eyc.org. Or, you can contact the appropriate committee chairperson – see the list of chairpersons at www.eyc.org/contactus

photos in its public online photo archive at www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections. Your photos may also be used in the Eagle’s Cry. We also like older photos scanned into digital format!

THE EYC NEEDS YOUR PHOTOS
If you have good photos of EYC people or events, please submit your photos to the EYC. The EYC will post the photos in its public online photo archive at www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections. Your photos may also be used in the Eagle’s Cry.
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Welcome Aboard
EYC welcomes the following new members

Dulce and John Andersen Egg Harbor, WI James and Sandra Annoye Green Bay, WI Summer: Sister Bay Children: Olivia Cristina Benson Fish Creek, WI Children: Katie and Jack Brian and Deanna Chambers Eddyville, IA Children: Mercedes Robert Cowles Green Bay, WI Susan (Susie) Cunningham Oak Brook, IL Summer: Ephraim Daniel Ditter Middleton, WI James and Nancy Forbes Lecanto, FL Summer: Egg Harbor Chris and Sara Fortune Madison, WI Summer: Baileys Harbor Children: Will Matt and Mary Giese De Pere, WI Children: Matty, Kendall, Chase, and Beck Ethan Hendricks Cato, WI Tom and Jane Lacy Milwaukee, WI Summer: Fish Creek Children: Catherine (Cat) and Marcus

Edward (Ted) Lott Ephraim, WI Bradley and Dana Metzger Park Ridge, IL Summer: Ephraim Children: Chase and Ciena Michael and Sharilyn Osell Green Bay, WI Children: Anders, Annika, and Lars Janet (Jan) Pohl Ephraim, WI Chesley (Ches) and Gwen Porter Wilmette, IL Summer: Baileys Harbor Andrew Rasmussen De Pere, WI Hans and Jennifer Ribbens Fish Creek, WI Tim and Holly Roarty Green Bay, WI Children: James and Josie Gordon and Naomi Rowley Baileys Harbor, WI Albert (Jeb) and Suzanne (Suzy) Scherb III Winnetka, IL Summer: Gills Rock Children: Henry, Greta, and Clay Robert (Dr. Bob) and Maureen Schmidt De Pere, WI Steve and Mary Ellen Sullivan St. Jacob, IL Children: James and Madeline Kevin Wong Chicago, IL Summer: Ellison Bay

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Eagle’s Cry – Fall 2013

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EYC wishes to express its condolences to the families of these members who are no longer with us.

G. Hugh Meilinger B. Victor (Vic) Pfeiffer William F. (Bill) Klein Lorinda L. (Lindy) Robinette Luther Dearborn, Jr.

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