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Spring 2013

In This Issue
From the Commodore…………………………….……...1 Club Report……….……………………………….…….2 Gary Dobson Visit……………………………..….……..3 Aaron R. Moore Scholorship Update…..………….…….4 2013 Flying Scot Midwinter Championship……….....…6 Sailing Articles……………………………………..……8 Sailing Lessons …………………………………….…..11 Social Events………………………………..………….12 Announcements and Communications…………………15 Welcome Aboard……………….………………………20 Passages………………………………..……….………20 2013 Schedule………………………...………………..21

From the Commodore

I’m already writing my last Commodore’s Letter! Luckily for me, being Commodore is just a midpoint in my lifelong involvement with the EYC. When I was just 11 years old, I learned to sail from the EYC’s Rich Hall. All my life, I have been a beneficiary of all the EYC has to offer, especially of the friendships created. To everyone who has been a part of the EYC during those years, and especially during my infinitely rewarding term as Commodore, thank you. I hope I have helped create an EYC which can continue to give to others what it has given to me, and I look forward to watching the EYC grow and evolve with broad member participation. I will be pleased to become Rear Commodore in August, leaving the EYC in the hands of a new generation of dedicated leaders, with strong momentum in racing and lessons, a growing membership, a large and wellmaintained fleet for member use, a robust balance sheet, and proven not-for-profit, charitable business model. I am particularly looking forward to our July 13 visit from Gary Jobson. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE AND ATTEND THE EYC’S FUNDRAISING DINNER AT ALEXANDER’S RESTAURANT. The dinner will feature an extremely entertaining multimedia presentation by Gary (“lots of video of great crashes,” Gary promises.) All EYC members, Rich Hall Junior Regatta competitors, their parents, and EYC friends are encouraged to attend what promises to be memorable event, to meet Gary and hear what he has to say about the fascinating sport we play together. Gary’s visit is especially appropriate for an education oriented club like the EYC. He is a living example of a person who turned his passion into his vocation. For a closer-to-home example of how EYC experience can be transformed into a sailing career, see the article in this issue of the Eagle’s Cry by 2007 EYC instructor David Valentine, now the year-round Sailing Director and head coach at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. Gary and David teach us that there are an infinite number of possible paths to happiness, and each of us can make our own path happen. Gary Jobson will visit us because one EYC member, John Welch, had an idea and made it happen. Thank you,

EYC Officers and Directors, 2012-13
Jay Lott (Commodore) Jack O’Rourke (Vice Commodore) Marsella Fults (Rear Commodore) Sibylle Tasker (Secretary) Deb Ritter (Treasurer) Heather Andersen Rich Bierman Rick Hoyerman George Kraemer Betsy Steele John Welch Sue Zingsheim

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John! Remember, the EYC is what its members make of it. If you want something at the EYC, you can make it happen. The EYC’s member volunteers have been busy making it happen, improving the EYC for 2013. Those improvements include:  An expanded fleet of eighteen doublehanded Club 420 dinghies, with new sails and new dollies, thanks to scores of donors, large and small. An expanded lesson scholarship program, fully funded for 2013 thanks to the Moore family and to everyone who contributed to the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund. An expanded Rich Hall Junior Regatta. In 2013, this event will be two days instead of one, and will feature Laser Radials as well as 420s. TWO (not just one) Men’s Nights on the Dock! The addition of a Laser Master’s trophy (age 30 and up) to the Sunday afternoon Laser races. Another EYC Flying Scot made nearly like new by our volunteer refurbisher, Mike Callahan. A dock adapted to near-record low water levels thanks to House and Dock chair Rich Bierman and dredging contractor Iron Works, LLC. An automated membership renewal system, which has streamlined our membership processes and should make it easy to find a new membership chair when current volunteer chair Sue Zingsheim completes her term this August.

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rain dance, if possible, as we need to find every way possible to raise the water levels of Lake Michigan. This year will present significant challenges for the club as we deal with water levels that will hit the all-time low of 1964. As you can imagine, we have been talking, planning and strategizing over how and when this might occur. Well, I think it safe to say now that the time has arrived. We have several items that will help us work through the opportunity that lies ahead. First, we are dredging to provide as much water depth as we can possibly get. That work will be done by the time that you receive this message. Second, we are working on and will need a significant volunteer effort to build three more floating docks that will create a total of five that will be placed along the length of the south wall. I will be asking for work crews to accomplish that once I am comfortable with the engineering and design. This will hopefully be a long-term solution to the low and ever changing water levels if executed correctly. Stay on the lookout for emails requesting your help as we will surely be happy to utilize your skills. Third, we are going to extend all of our swim ladders so that they reach the water and we are also designing a new one that will be placed on the north side to be used near the swim raft and serve as “senior” swim steps. I think you will be comfortable with the new design as it will be a welcome addition to our club. As many of you know, we poured more concrete this fall for the 420s and will be working on ways to utilize that space effectively for our new incoming 420s. The Clubhouse. I don't expect many major projects this year as we have successfully accomplished so many of the items we have set out as goals previously. There are several maintenance punch list items that I would like to tackle and will always welcome a helping hand. General Topics for 2013. If I could have the "deck" for a moment. Please consider your safety when entering boats and jumping into the water off the dock. We must end the summer just as we started, with everyone safe and hopefully a little more tan, more in tune with our sailing skills, and many more friends in our contact list. On a different topic, I may be campaigning early to fill my spot. But, in consideration of our current political environment where it never appears to end, I look towards a few of you to come forward and be involved with what, in my opinion, is one of the most rewarding positions at EYC. I would ask for your consideration to fill my position in charge of house and docks although it is not over but nearing an end in 2014. I look to break up the responsibilities of the position into several categories. It will be a smooth running machine with minimal effort necessary to keep us on track to continued success. If you are interested, please let me know. As usual, thank you for all your support and ideas and I look forward to any input that will make the EYC even better than it is

Remember, the EYC is your second home on the water. I’ll see you there.

Clubhouse Report

Hello to everyone from your House and Dock chair. I start with my largest responsibility first, docks. I respectfully ask everyone to dig deep and do a traditional

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Register Now – July 13 Gary Jobson Dinner

expeditions to the Antarctic and to Cape Horn. Gary is the most recent past President of US Sailing. The dinner event is a fundraiser to support the EYC in its mission of making sailing accessible to the Door County community through lessons and amateur sailing competition. For additional details go to or e-mail

Membership Report

Online Membership System For 2013, the EYC has moved its membership sign up and renewal process and membership directory online! Make your reservations now for the highlight of the EYC's 2013 season: dinner and a silent auction with America's most famous sailor, Gary Jobson! All EYC members, guests, juniors ages 12 and up, and friends are invited. Advance reservations are required. Seats are limited. An early bird discount is available for a limited time, so don't wait! To reserve your seats, go to The dinner will feature an exciting multi-media presentation by Gary, covering the sport of sailing from cruising to racing, from round-the-world races to college dinghy sailing, from the brutal Southern Ocean to calm inland lakes, from the danger of the notorious 1979 Fastnet Race to present-day speed sailors in frail craft resembling spaceships. (Gary has promised his presentation will include video of "lots of great crashes.") Gary is ESPN's lead television commentator for the 2013 America's Cup. Gary's presentation will include an exclusive preview of the radically revised Cup format, which promises to be a wild ride on 72-foot, foiling, wing-masted catamarans, reaching speeds of 40+ knots on San Francisco Bay. Gary is a dynamic speaker who has spent a lifetime growing and promoting the sport of sailing. He is an America's Cup winner, 1979 Fastnet Race winner, champion match racer, three-time college sailing AllAmerican and twice College Sailor of the Year. He was a college sailing coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. He is the author of 18 books, and a pioneer of sailing broadcasting. He has been inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame (2011) and the America's Cup Hall of Fame (2003). In 1999 Gary won the Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy, US Sailing's most prestigious award. He has led cruising

The new online system has several advantages over the EYC’s previous paper/personal check renewal system. Members are able to pay their dues using a credit card. Members are able to update their own directory information at any time throughout the year. Members are able to access the online membership directory from anywhere, without having to consult the printed membership directory. The system will save money and will ensure that our membership data is as accurate as possible.

In order to make the transition easy for all:  Members who do not have an e-mail address received a paper renewal form and could renew by mail, paying with a personal check. The EYC will continue to publish an annual membership directory booklet for the forseeable future. Membership directories and membership cards will be mailed to your primary address in May.

The online program used by the EYC is called ClubExpress. It provides secure password protection. Only you are able to change your membership data. Only other EYC members are able to view your directory information online. In December, each member received an e-mail from EYC via ClubExpress. The e-mail provided a user name, password, and a link to activate your ClubExpress account.

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In January, each member received an e-mail from the EYC via the ClubExpress program, providing a link at which you could renew your EYC membership, paying with a credit card. Members without e-mail addresses were still able to take advantage of the early bird discount by using a paper renewal form.

The Moore family would like to extend a special thanks to the EYC for providing us with the opportunity to create the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund at the EYC. Aaron was a passionate, lifelong sailor and instructor. Aaron, like our family, had the strong belief that sailing was a lifetime sport and metaphor for life and life’s lessons. To him, it was more than dealing with the wind and weather; it was about ladies and gentlemen learning sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, strategy, and fairness while dealing with the many aspects of sailing -a sport where even those at the pinnacle know that continued learning is required. We lost Aaron in 2008 just before his 30th birthday, and from that day forward, it was both a dream and a quest to find a way to bring something positive out of our loss. While we were already familiar with EYC, Diane Taillon was quick to point out the rich history of EYC and introduce our family to the club. When our son Adam and our daughter-in-law Barb met Commodore Jay Lott, Barb and Jay connected the dots and suggested the creation of a scholarship fund for sailing students. We were thrilled, as we could not think of anything more fitting to memorialize Aaron’s life and dedication to the sport. Since last September, Barb, Sherry, Jay and many others worked tirelessly to host a fundraising dinner and silent action event at the Lake Forest Club, in Lake Forest, Illinois. More than 100 sailors, friends and supporters showed up wearing their Nantucket reds, blue blazers and other nautical togs for the first annual Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund benefit dinner. The silent auction table was filled with more than 40 items, including week-long stays at three Door County homes. Many individuals, whether or not they were able to attend the event, also made generous cash donations to the Fund. After paying the expenses of the event, the Fund’s balance of over $27,500 exceeded even our most optimistic hopes. We hope to get to know many of you as the opportunity permits as we enjoy the EYC. It is also our hope that we will be able to continue this annual event with your support and make a positive contribution to EYC in the memory of Aaron for years to come. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s annual Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship dinner. And to those of you who attended this year, we welcome your thoughts and suggestions as how to make this event even more successful. Thank you to the following persons who assisted in putting on the March 2 event: Anne Blair, Madeline Donovan, Heather Kerr, Jamie and Karen Kridler, Barbara Reidy, Bill Reidy, Mary Samyn, and Di Taillon,

Your current membership directory information was already loaded in ClubExpress; you did not have to reenter your membership directory information. However, once you activated your ClubExpress account, you were able to update your own membership directory information. With this new system, any paper mailings, such as the Eagle’s Cry and social event invites from the EYC, will be sent to your primary address. The EYC will no longer send any paper mailings to your summer address. So, make sure you have a forwarding order in effect at the Post Office! To visit the online membership directory, click on the Membership Info tab on the website. Then you simply login with your username and password to view the membership directory. New Members We’ve had seven new members join since last October! 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 and from there they can simply click on the Join EYC link.

Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Update
A Letter From The Moore Family Dear Fellow Ephraim Yacht Club Members,


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Thank you to the many individuals and businesses who generously donated cash and items for the silent auction. Please show your appreciation by patronizing these Door County and other businesses if you are able: American Girl, Chelsea Antiques and Blue Willow Shop, Chop Restaurant, City Farmer, Clay Bay Pottery, Door County Creamery, Door County Nature Works, Ecology Sports, Fine Line Designs Gallery, FLS Banners, George Burr Gallery, Great Northern By Design, Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Real Estate,, Inovasi Restaurant, Jo Jo’s Pizza and Gelato, Kathy Glasnap Gallery, Mad Sails, McKeefry & Yeomans, Nathan Nichols & Company, Neilsen-Massey, Peninsula Players, PKJ Designs, Sister Bay Trading, Scrimshanders, The Spa at Sacred Grounds, West Marine, and Yacht Works. Thanks to the following individuals who donated items: Annie Blair, Heather Kerr, Emily and Kristen Lacey, Craig and Karen Moore, and Dean and Louise Trafelet. Thank you to all the EYC members who attended the March 2 event, some traveling from quite far away: Heather and Bill Andersen, Karen and Kirk Brown, Beth and George Drost and guests, Barb and Doug Hambleton, Jay Lott, Kay and Jim Nelson, Laura and Jack O’Rourke, Betsy and Jeff Steele and guests, Di Taillon, Nancy and Rob Treleven, and John Welch. Finally, thank you to all the cash donors to the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship fund at the Ephraim Yacht Club, listed below. Sincerely, Rob, Sherry, Adam and Barb Moore Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund Cash Donors:

Aly Siegel Eva Quackenbush Joy Duginske Whit Heitman Jo Fryer Peter and Pat King Al and Meridee Richards Robin Wilson and Peter Foote John Welch Andrew Bennett Duska and Scott Pearson Karyn and Eric Herndon John and Alice Huff Darcy Vannatta Ellie White Carl Blackwell Joan Fague Scott Furmanski Wendy Kaus Keith Ward Carol Campbell Parris Devine and M. Catherine Amaral Robert and Ann Sorenson Charlie and Mary Green Up to $100 Sara Hesler Warren and Carol Fischer Nichole Mason Sharon Scott Thomas Hart Linda Hegg Mary Terkildsen Linda Smaligo Nancy McFerron Elizabeth and Randy Pyle Peter Weiland Harvey and Lauren Jordan Leann Asma Sue Frisch Mary Walker

$10,000 The Smith Family Fund (Mike and Sue Smith, Sarah Hawkin)) $1,000 to $9,999 Craig and Karen Moore Rob and Sherry Moore Jim and Mary Nelson $100 to $999 Barbara Reidy Marsella and Tim Fults Dan and Jen Reidy


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Flying Scot 2013 Midwinter Championship

Day 1 -- Race 1 & 2 After a weather postponement earlier in the day, racers went out in 15-17 knot winds and finished the first two races of the regatta. One general recall got everyone in line and racers only heard starting horns after that! Everyone stayed upright, but one collision caused a dismasting. There were several other collisions as well with less damage resulting from those. Despite that, it was overall a great day on the water after the bad weather earlier in the day.

This year, the Flying Scot Midwinter Championship was held at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron in Sarasota, Florida on March 11-15, 2013. There were 58 boats registered with 38 in the Championship Division and 20 in the Challenger Division. Ephraim Yacht Club was represented by new EYC member Dan Baird (who assisted with measuring), Carrie Berger, crewing for SYC member Larry Taggart in 5510, Mike and Jennifer Faugust who chartered Jim and Darlene Faugust's Florida Flying Scot (with the approval of the Flying Scot Sailing Association, but used their own 5575 sails), and Ryan Malmgren sailing 6022 (Rick's Café Americain), all pictured below.

Photo of 2007 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, Jeff Linton, and his wife, Amy, rounding a mark in their boat, 4925 below.

Day 2 -- Race 3

Brian Hayes from North Sails started the day with a great video review of day one racing. Following that were wild times out on the bay! After a postponement and one race 6

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abandoned, there was one terrific race held. Because of the wind, some sailors did not go out, or came back in after going out, but those who stayed out got rewarded with a bit less wind -- 14-17 knots for most of the race. The boats were all sailing close together and competition was fierce. The last downwind leg had more wind, but everyone finished upright and only one capsized AFTER the race.

Photo of Carrie Berger trimming the jib at a mark rounding with skipper Larry Taggart below

Day 3 -- No Races

After postponement until 14:00 due to too much wind, racers went out and tried to get races in. The Race Committee did all it could; however, the wind built and the Race Committee boat's anchor was dragging. After one abandoned race, the wind just built too much and the racers went in. It was a beautiful sunny day on the water, so everyone still enjoyed the sailing. Many got to see the local manatee swimming around the sandbar in the bay -how cool is that? Photo of Ryan Malmgren skippering 6022 below. Ryan took a first in the Championship Division for Race 3! Day 4 -- Race 4 and 5 It was a wonderful day on the water with lighter air and lots of sunshine. The fleets got in two good races but the third race did not materialize with not enough steady wind to pull it off. Another picture of Mike and Jennifer with their spinnaker is below.

Photo below of Mike and Jennifer Faugust planing back in to the club with sail number 5775 Scot on Wednesday. (There was only one race on Wednesday because of increasing wind.)


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The takeaway from this regatta was that Sarasota is a wonderful destination. It was definitely a heavy weather week and a terrific escape from cold weather. Full results are available at:

(after all – it’s there for networking, isn't it?)...and hopefully, they'll instill the same wisdom. This video recently went viral, and I think it sums up my career choice of sailing quite well: My point is that it’s never too late to find success, but spend some time finding out what success is to you. The grass sometimes seems greener on the other side however. I often reflect on my career path, and see my successful friends who graduated with more lucrative degrees. I often wonder if I should have pursued a different path. But I'm constantly reminded by them that I have a very lucky life -- living in the Bahamas and teaching sailing; it’s something unique, exotic, and fulfilling. Most people spend their time with a job saving up money to do what they love, and often times what people love to do is travel. I loved sailing in college because of all of travel opportunities and meeting people all across the USA who share my passion for sailing. I'm loving the fact that, in the past three years, I've had the opportunity to travel to islands all around the Bahamas, Cayman, Ireland, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, and many parts of the USA -- and it’s all in my job description. Originally, I used my job as an excuse to experience living the island life. It was supposed to be a one or two year plan and then I was eventually to move on and get a "real job", but I'm in no rush to get out of the sailing business. I've found that sailing also offers incredible job security. The Sail1Design forum is always full of sailing opportunities in every location imaginable. If you ever get bored of one location, it’s pretty easy to pack up and venture out somewhere new. My position as the Director of Sailing at the Grand Bahamas Sailing Club is fairly comprehensive, often acting as the janitor, dock hand, bartender, event planner, club manager, director, and sailing, whatever just needs to get done. We're a fairly new, small, and non-profit sailing club, so it’s a very rewarding position for such a small community. The club is well supported by a dedicated group of volunteers and parents, and that’s because we do a great job of promoting sailing throughout the island of Grand Bahama. I have the same responsibilities as I did as team captain in college, such as recruitment, regatta planning, scheduling, workouts, etc. But the part of the job I really enjoy is the management and marketing aspects. If my only responsibility were coaching on the water, I'd probably get bored pretty quickly. The "Director" role allows a lot more variety in the day-to-day responsibilities, and fundraising is a never ending challenge that will always keep you busy.

EYC Instructor Makes a Career Out of It
We recently received this letter from former EYC instructor David Valentine (2006-2007), who is now the Director of Sailing at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club. Dear Door County, It’s been awhile. I remember my experiences working at the Ephraim Yacht Club as a lowly "freshman" instructor in the summer of 2006. I had joined the Texas A&M at Galveston (“TAMUG”) varsity sailing team with little sailing experience. My team captain and Fish Creek summer resident, Hugh Haggerty, invited me to join the ranks of EYC summer instructors. I happily accepted the position, and enjoyed two years of Door County sailing and all the fun that came with it, including tacos every Wednesday at the C&C, tailgating Thursdays at the drivein, and the never ending competition on which instructor would get the most cookies with their sandwich at the Fish Creek Market (I once got 16). My career path has been unusual in the professional sailing world, but very common in the normal high school/college world. I started sailing when I was 17 years old. I wasn't an Optimist or 420 junior circuit sailing star like many of my friends. I decided I wanted something to do in college and it just so happened that my high school had just started a sailing program. Although we were a very small group, something stuck with me and I was determined to continue sailing. I applied to a number of schools and chose Texas A&M at Galveston because of its sailing, marine biology program, warm weather/water, and the in-state tuition (in that order). I originally chose marine biology as the science base I needed to eventually apply to dental school. I kept up with this philosophy until my junior year, when I decided that the additional commitment of graduate school wasn't for me. My sister is now a very successful vet, but she earned her doctorate at the age of 32. She instilled in me a sense of patience and the mentality of “do what you enjoy” at an early age. She worked as a bartender after graduating from NYU, and would eventually graduate from Cornell Veterinary School. Speak to anyone in your family or around your yacht club


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I remember once sitting in the office with my sailing coach at TAMUG and, somewhere in the conversation, he asked my thoughts on why so few people continue sailing through adulthood, despite having sailed as a junior. I didn't really know the answer, as I figured it wouldn't apply to me. I love sailing so I'll do it for the rest of my life. Of course, the majority of sailors won't choose it as their full-time career, but many of my college sailing friends rarely find the time to continue something they used to do competitively, even as a weekend hobby. I suppose countless things get in the way, which pushes sailing to the bottom of the to-do list and eventually it just slips away. On the other hand, I have a complete other group of friends that will never cease to sail, and I look forward to seeing them at annual regattas and even call on them for support whenever we travel to a local venue. Sailing in college was by far one of the best choices I ever made, as was working every summer at different yacht clubs. Sailing was a completely new sport for me, but it has opened so many doors and introduced me to the people who I now consider my closest friends. I didn't know it at the time, but sailing has also provided me with an alternate career path which I’m now pursuing. I always have my degree to fall back on and a number of networks (from sailing) to lean on if I choose to leave the sailing world, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. Every year we add more regattas and different venues to our competition schedule. Perhaps the GBSC sailing team will eventually make it up to Door County for the Ephraim Regatta. Hopefully there will be beer, brats, and cheese curds waiting! David Valentine EYC Instructor, 2006-2007 Director of Sailing, Grand Bahamas Sailing Club

major regatta outside of the EYC and certainly my first international regatta. I arrived the day before races and walked to CRYC to register and scope out the property. Having chartered a Laser, I had some rigging to do before my boat was ready to sail. The next four days each consisted of about three races. The days were long -eight hours in a small boat is enough to make you sore -but there was plenty of downtime in between races, waiting for one thing or another. Although the races were longer than what I was used to, they were exciting and intense the entire time. With one hundred boats in my division, the penalty-ridden starts were the most dangerous portion of the race. Knowing the right-of-way rules and the RC Boat’s signal flags was crucial for a successful race. Some of the kids competing are really good, but summers in EYC’s “Advanced Racing” class prepared me well. After racing, CRYC would host social events for the sailors and their parents. The most notable event was a “College Night” where coaches from about thirty colleges and universities came to answer questions about collegiate level sailing. All of the best teams were represented and I was able to establish connections with a few specific coaches. Overall, Orange Bowl was a great experience that prompted me to seek out other racing opportunities. I recently competed in the Laser Midwinters West in Southern California and plan to continue to compete as much as possible before I reach college.

2013 Orange Bowl Regatta

The Orange Bowl Youth Regatta is a dinghy regatta for juniors sailed out of the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Florida, on the waters of Biscayne Bay. Hundreds of participants come from all over the world to race Optimists, Lasers (standard, Radial, and 4.7’s), and Club 420s. It is a four-day event consisting of twelve races. Races take place about five miles offshore where the wind is strong and steady. On an average race day, racers can expect to be on the water from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in order to get all of the races in. Each race takes about an hour, with each leg measuring just under a mile long. The 2012 Orange Bowl, December 26-30, was my first

Tips for racing in Orange Bowl or any large regatta:   Eat a large breakfast -- you’ll need the energy Bring a water bottle on your boat -- it’s cumbersome, but worth it


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Keep an energy bar in your life jacket -- you’ll want it in the afternoon Temperature on the water is colder than on land - dress appropriately Don’t forget a hat and/or sunglasses -- also, sunscreen is a must Double check your rigging before heading out -it’s easier to fix something on land Memorize “The Racing Rules of Sailing” – the right of way rules and flags/horns

sailors for high school or even college racing. We practice twice a week on beautiful Lake Michigan, and the team travels almost every weekend for regattas. Unfortunately, I can only make it to a few races each season because of conflicts with hockey. This being said, the regattas I have gone to have been an amazing experience. I’ve been to a few of the yacht clubs around Chicago, and I also got to race at Pewaukee Yacht Club in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. At these regattas, we either stay at a team member’s lake house, or we all stay at the house of one of the host team members. Most of the time, we’ve had great weather, but at one early regatta in September, we were sailing in winds of 20-25 mph and waves up to six feet high! The sailing aspect of the team has been great, but the variety of people I’ve met along the way has also been amazing. Loyola races against other high school teams from Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan, as well as teams from right here in Illinois. It’s really interesting to see the differences and similarities between everyone as you meet people from state to state. Throughout these past two fall seasons, I have become a better sailor by strengthening my boat handling skills, and I have also improved in the mental part of sailing -- the so called “six-inch playing field.” I have learned to assess the situation around me and react to it in a way that puts me ahead of the pack. In conclusion, I just want to make a suggestion to anyone whose school has a sailing team: join it, and if your school doesn’t have one, think about starting one.

Keep a positive mentality, even after a bad race -- it’s supposed to be fun!

Benefits of a School Sailing Team

420 Sailing at the Columbia Yacht Club

I am going to be one of the new junior instructors at EYC this coming summer. For the past two falls, I have sailed on the Loyola Academy Sailing Team in Wilmette, Illinois. Loyola has the largest high school sailing team in the country with over 60 sailors, and many of them had no sailing experience prior to joining. Over this time, I have had the opportunity to meet tons of new people from all over the Midwest while increasing my skills and knowledge of sailing. Also, I am lucky enough to be coached on the team by the EYC’s own Alex Zalar. The primary boat we use for regattas are 420s, and some kids use Lasers if they have their own. Our new fleet of 420s at EYC will be a great way to prepare the younger

Before I was an instructor at the Ephraim Yacht Club, I had already started sailing at Columbia Yacht Club (located in downtown Chicago) during the fall of 2011. I learned about Columbia’s program from a friend. Sailing at Columbia was attractive to me mainly because Columbia uses 420s in their lessons. I knew the EYC planned to acquire a fleet of 420s, and that 420s are the most commonly used boats in college sailing. Also, because my high school had no sailing program of its own, at Columbia, I could still practice in the fall and spring. The exercises and drills were more difficult at Columbia than at the EYC, but I could tell that I was becoming a better sailor. Starting in the summer of 2012, I was winning more races at the EYC summer program, and in drills. Also, at Columbia, I was able to learn about boats other than the ones used by the EYC. 10

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My advice to other EYC junior sailors is to sail yearround if you can at a yacht club or in a high school program close to home. I found that, if you practice the whole year, you will be a much better sailor during the EYC summer program. It is a great way to make new friends, have fun on the water, and continue learning during seasons other than the summer

If you intend to enroll yourself or your child in lessons, enroll as early as you can, before the most popular dates and times are full. The heaviest enrollment typically occurs in Sessions C, D and E in the mornings. If you enroll in the afternoon lessons, or in Sessions A, B or F, you increase your chances of experiencing a lower student-to-instructor ratio. Also, some afternoon classes are priced at a 10% discount.

Sailing Lessons at the EYC
In 2012, the EYC set another lesson record – over 280 sessions were taught, more than a 12% increase over 2011! The EYC is one of the largest sailing schools in the Midwest, in terms of numbers of boats, students, and staff. We are grateful that our members exhibited so much confidence in our lesson program, and we continue to work to make our curriculum, equipment and staff better every year. To learn more about lessons, and to enroll in junior or adult group lessons, go to In 2013, the EYC’s lesson offerings will be similar to 2012, with a few minor changes. Junior group lessons will be offered as follows: Session A (mornings only) – June 10-14 Session B (mornings or afternoons) – June 17-28 Session C (mornings or afternoons) – July 1-12 Session D (mornings or afternoons) – July 15-26 Session E (mornings or afternoons) – July 29-August 9 Session F (mornings only) – August 12-16 Juniors are eligible to take lessons when they reach age 7. The EYC’s junior lesson program offers six levels of instruction from the beginner “Sailing Camp” level through Advanced Racing. Lessons are taught in the EYC’s fleet of 48 sailboats: Flying Scots, 420s, Optimists and Lasers. Also, separate beginner lessons for teens are offered.

Scholarships are offered by the EYC to defray the cost of sailing lessons, to qualified applicants. As part of its educational mission and to fulfill its charitable purpose, the EYC offers heavily discounted (75% off) lesson tuition to junior students who are year-round residents of Door County and who would not be able to take lessons but for the scholarship. The EYC's scholarship also includes a free Student membership and a free textbook. If you know a junior who is a Door County resident and who might like to take sailing lessons at the EYC, but who has not done so for financial reasons, please encourage his or her parents to contact the EYC's Scholarship chairman The scholarship application process is brief, confidential and requires no paperwork.

Private lessons are available throughout the summer. Private lessons might be for you if the normal schedule of group lessons does not fit your schedule; or you want to learn at an accelerated pace; or you have a child who needs intensive instruction to catch up to the other students in his or her age range; or you want to take a lesson together with specific friends or family members; or you feel more comfortable in a one-on-one situation with an instructor. Private lessons are available to both adults and juniors. Up to four persons can take a private lesson together. The pace and content of private lessons are geared to the individual student(s) and can be taught in any of the EYC's fleets: Flying Scots, 420s, Optimists or Lasers . Private lessons are available by appointment and are contingent on instructor availability. To sign up for a private lesson, after June 10, contact the EYC Director or call the EYC (920) 854-7107, or stop by the EYC during open hours. If you have questions about the EYC’s lesson program, contact the EYC’s Education Chairman

Adult group lessons will again be offered in one-week afternoon sessions from June 17 through August 16. Alternatively, evening adult group lessons meet every Thursday evening for either four or eight weeks, beginning June 27 through August 15. Adult group lessons are a great way for couples and friends to learn to sail or to refresh sailing skills in a relaxed, social atmosphere.


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2013 EYC Staff
The EYC is fortunate to have a quality group of young people (and a few not so young) as our 2013 staff. They provide sailing instruction, safety supervision, race management, general member assistance, junior activities help, and set-up and take-down for weekly events. They maintain the clubhouse, bathrooms and grounds in clean condition, launch and recover the raft, tow boats to and from storage, winterize and summerize powerboat engines, maintain and repair boats and lifts, and keep track of the EYC’s equipment, sails and boats. Most importantly, they are teachers, examples and mentors to the hundreds of EYC juniors – students and others – who use the EYC throughout the summer. EYC instructors are all CPR, First Aid and Boating Safety certified, and are required to pass US Sailing’s comprehensive and challenging 4-day Level 1 Small Boat Sailing Instructor course. Many EYC instructors have also passed US Sailing’s Level 200 Coach course. All EYC instructor staff participate every year in approximately 15 hours of in-house training, studying the EYC’s written curriculum and other topics including safety, powerboat use, seamanship, and member assistance. A remarkable proportion of EYC instructors maintain grade point averages near or above 4.0. EYC instructors are also high school and college sailboat racers, downhill ski racers, ski instructors, golfers, hockey players, soccer players, musicians, and are active in student government, fraternities and sororities, and in charitable fundraising. They are an extremely talented, dedicated and hardworking group. For 2013, the EYC staff will be managed by Director Woody Heidler, in his sixth year at the EYC. Returning as Senior Instructors will be Alden Crowe, Erica Heidler, Charlotte Johnson, Sarah Olson, J.R. O’Rourke, Isak Peterson and Brian Ritter. Returning as Junior Instructors will be Eric Richter, Teddy Papenthien, and Stefan Peterson. Stefan is also the EYC’s designated Race Manager, and will run most of the EYC’s club series races and some of our smaller regattas. New Junior Instructors for 2013 will be Matt Andersen, Morgan Dykman, Will Gheorghita, Ian Leonard, Annika Pearson, Carrie Ritter, and Roger Waleffe. The EYC also will have a part-time Boat Maintenance Manager, Hans Ribbens, to keep our fleet of 48 sailboats and six powerboats on the water and in good condition.

Opening Social

Don’t miss the Opening Social on Saturday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Ephraim Yacht Club! This is always a wonderful way to kick off the season! Catch up with long-time friends and meet new friends! Bring an appetizer and join us for a wonderful evening of camaraderie and delicious food on the dock! The Opening Social is more for the adult members, so we ask that you leave children and dogs at home. We will be auctioning the naming rights to one of the EYC’s power boats, so be thinking about what clever name you will choose! We’re really looking forward to seeing everyone! If you have any questions, please contact Alison Tatlow at (920) 421-0156/ or Linda Franczyk at (312) 914-3115/

First Mates Events 2013

It is hard to believe that the 2013 season at the Ephraim Yacht Club is about to begin. After a long winter, we look forward to another active, fun season at EYC.

Important First Mates dates for your calendar. June 17, 9:00 a.m. June 22, 6:00 p.m. First Mates Coffee #1 Opening Social, Allison Tatlow, Chair First Mates Coffee #2 First Mates Pot Luck, Ephraim Village Hall Women’s Regatta 108th Ephraim Regatta Commodore’s Party

July 15, 9:00 a.m. July 25, 6:00 p.m. July 30, 5:00 p.m. August 3, 11:00 a.m. August 10, 6:00 p.m.

Listed are the highlights for the First Mates season; however, there will be many other opportunities to volunteer over the summer season. Plan to attend the June 17 First Mates Coffee to reconnect with old friends and learn what’s new for the season. Con tact Allison Tatlow if you would like to help with the traditional opening social. It is always a special evening which is the official opening of the Ephraim Yacht Club season.


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If you need more information or have ideas to share, please feel free to contact me. See you soon.

First Mates Potluck 2013

Thursday morning group lesson series. Classes will be from 9:30 to noon on Thursdays, beginning June 13th, and conclude on August 15th, for those who have previously registered. This series was announced in January and registration has been completed.

Calling all First Mates on deck at the Ephraim Town Hall, 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 26th. All first mates, bunco buddies, bridge partners, sailors, swimmers, new and veteran, young and old are invited for a fun filled evening of visiting, friend-making and laughter. Sign-ups for potluck will be on the dock prior to the event. Otherwise, bring your favorite dish to share and there will be plenty for all. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Junior and Teen Activities 2013

EYC Bridge 2013

Bridge will again be offered at the Club in both open play and group lesson formats. Open Play will be held on Monday afternoons beginning June 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Open play will also be held on Thursday mornings from 9:30 to noon, beginning August 22 (after the bridge lesson series has concluded). Couples Bridge will be held on Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m., beginning June 4th. You will play with the same partner for the evening. The couples group continues the fun by usually going out (your choice) to a nearby restaurant to have dinner together. While registration is not necessary, we are asking you to let Don or Donna Nelson know if you are interested in playing on Tuesdays, as they have volunteered to coordinate this group’s communication. Their email is You may also contact them in June in Door County. We also want to offer special thanks to Margaret Graham for her past leadership of this growing group. No advance registration is required for either of these open play times. Just come as often as you wish. (Reminder, you do need to be a member in good standing with dues paid to play). Our longtime and much admired bridge instructor of many years, Norma Hammerberg, has retired from teaching bridge. While we successfully encouraged her to delay that decision for about five years, we accept her decision, but will surely miss her! We hope and trust she will stay connected to her many EYC students. We are very fortunate to have Carolyn Kimbell, another Door County bridge expert, who will now teach the

Before you know it, we will return to the Ephraim Yacht Club and the instructors will be armed and ready for our sailing students to hit the dock. When the day is done and the boats are stowed away, make sure to keep our future members involved with our Wednesday evening Junior Activities (participants must have completed 1st grade) or Thursday evening Teen Activities (participants must have completed 8th grade). It’s a great opportunity for a date night or quiet time on the EYC dock while your kids socialize and spend some fun time with friends and EYC staff. Duska Pearson and Betsy Steele have graciously offered to head up the Junior Activities again this summer. They are looking to have some adult volunteers lead the activity from time to time to lighten their summer load. If you are interested in helping, please contact Betsy Steele at They will be swimming at the YMCA, bowling, miniature golfing, hiking, playing games at EYC, and much more. I will be heading up the Teen Activities, which will be on Thursday evenings again. Last year, we played volleyball at the sand courts in Gibraltar, bowled in Sister Bay, went to the Sky Way drive in, sailed on the schooner in Sister Bay, went tubing and water skiing on Kangaroo Lake, and power boated to Horseshoe Island. If we have enough interested parents with toddlers, we would love to regenerate our Young Explorers Group. I am looking for a volunteer to spearhead this fun group of toddlers who are not quite ready for Sailing Camp. If you have little ones and enjoy company at Ephraim Beach, you can coordinate a group of fellow EYC members to gather when the sun is shining, building sand castles by the Bay or take advantage of other local Ephraim activities for youngsters. Please keep your eyes on the board just inside the club house or on the EYC website to see what’s happening each week. Talk to your kids and please let me know if they have new ideas for fun outings. We are always anxious to try something new. Plus, this program is for the kids and we want them to look forward each week to the next activity.

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If you would like to get involved, we would welcome your help planning, chaperoning or driving. Please contact me at These activities help to foster lasting friendships. Most of our Teen Group reconnected over New Year ’s for movie night, skating and ice boating on Kangaroo Lake. Until we meet on the dock….

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 2013, 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

EYC Social Calendar
Sailing is naturally a social activity. Most of the EYC’s boats require a crew of two or three. Sailing lessons require an instructor and a student. You can’t have a sailboat race without someone to race against, and the more the better. And, of course, the EYC is a beautiful location for a picnic, a swim, a few hands of bridge, some bunco, or a drink with friends to watch the sunset. But most importantly, the EYC is where you can catch up with your friends, whether new or life-long. Be sure that, in 2013, you take advantage of the EYC’s social calendar. We provide social opportunities on and off the water, at the EYC and elsewhere, for members and guests of all ages. Some of these events are 2013-only, some are relatively new, and some are approaching their 4th decade. The EYC’s 2013 scheduled social events include the Fyr Bal Family Cookout, the Opening Social, the Ice Cream Social, two Men ’s Nights on the Pier, two First Mates Coffees, four raft-ups/picnics, the July 13 Gary Jobson Fundraising Dinner, the First Mates Pot Luck, the Founder’s Day picnic, the Regatta Welcome Party, the Bratfest, and the Commodore’s Party . Weekly social events include Bridge (lessons, open play, and couples), Bunco, Wednesday night junior activities, and Thursday night teen activities. On the last Friday of every lesson session, the EYC hosts a Recognition Picnic lunch for students and parents, at which students are recognized for their achievements. Racers and parents frequently picnic at the EYC, whether for a weekend lunch or a weekday dinner. And the EYC maintains bleachers and a bin full of comfy folding chairs for pier spectators, who have been known to make use of the built-in drink holders. The EYC’s social aspect is the glue which holds the EYC together. Be sure to mark your favorite EYC events on your calendar for 2013!

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. 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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EYC Merchandise

Be sure to check out new EYC apparel and accessories in season.

new membership system saves the EYC money, makes it easier for new members to join and for existing members to renew, makes our membership directory available to members online, and saves hundreds of hours of volunteer time each year which was previously expended maintaining the offline membership database. Sue also ensures that the membership directory and membership cards are mailed each spring to renewing members. Sue's job is complex, requires computer skills, organization, attention to detail, and patience, and is crucial to the health of the EYC. She has performed it with flying colors.

Three Extraordinary Volunteers

The EYC wishes to recognize three EYC volunteers whose work for the EYC and its members goes far beyond the norm. They are (in no particular order) Susan Reynolds-Smith, Sue Zingsheim, and Fran Morof.

Fran Morof has been the Editor of the Eagle's Cry, the EYC's newsletter, for many years. Twice annually, Fran dedicates herself to rustling up articles from a variety of volunteer authors, editing and proofreading those articles, choosing appropriate photos, and laying out the Eagle's Cry using desktop publishing software. The Eagle's Cry has received numerous compliments for its quality and comprehensiveness. A quality newsletter helps keep our members connected and is crucial to the success of the EYC. When a 20- or 30-page Eagle's Cry arrives in your mailbox, on time, twice per year, it couldn't have happened without Fran. The EYC appreciates the efforts of all its volunteers, regardless of how much they are able to contribute. But, these three are something special. Next time you see Susan, Sue, or Fran, please thank them for their time, and for their dedication to the EYC and its members.

Susan Reynolds-Smith has for many years been in charge of apparel and promotional items sales for the EYC. Each winter, she chooses a variety of tasteful and fun new items, and shepherds them through the production process. Then, all summer long, she is at the EYC several times per week, offering these items for sale to EYC members. Because the EYC doesn't have room for a retail store or for inventory storage, Susan uses the back of her SUV as her sales location and stores the inventory at her home. Susan carefully monitors inventory and reorders throughout the season as necessary. If it were not for Susan, EYC members would have no way to obtain EYC-branded apparel. Also, Susan has grown sales so well over the years so that her hard work has created a significant source of financial support -- many thousands of dollars per year -- for the EYC's operations.

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

Sue Zingsheim is an EYC board member and has served on the EYC's membership committee since 2011. In 2012 she became Membership Chair. Sue has worked hard and carefully to transition the EYC's membership processing online, choosing an appropriate software vendor and moving the EYC's membership data to the new software. Sue made sure that the transition occurred seamlessly and with as little hassle as possible for EYC members. The


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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. * 4-stroke outboard motors 25 to 40 HP. * Shore stations and similar boat lifts. 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 And, remember the EYC in your will!

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.

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!

Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation
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 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

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 px?ycid=100479P 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.

New Racing Rules In 2013
Every four years, the Racing Rules of Sailing are updated. In 2013, we will be racing under a new set of rules, in effect through 2016. While the changes are not major, every racer owes it to himself and to his fellow racers to know and follow the racing rules. When some sailors don’t know the rules, or worse, choose to ignore the rules, racing at the EYC is made less fun for all of us. Every person who is a 2013 member of US Sailing receives a free copy of the new racing rules booklet. To join US Sailing, or to renew your US Sailing membership, at a significant discount due to your EYC membership, go to spx?ycid=100479P You can purchase additional copies of the racing rules from the US Sailing online store

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at A powerpoint presentation summarizing the changes to the rules is available here: Parents, please help your junior sailors understand the importance of following the racing rules. A book on the racing rules makes a great gift for your junior sailor! Winter is always a good time to study the rules. Resources for learning about the racing rules include Dave Perry’s book Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2016 (available online at Amazon), and U.S. Sailing’s nine-minute video entitled “Animated Handy Guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing” which can be viewed for free at uide.htm If you compete, please learn the fundamental right of way rules and perform penalty turns when you know you fouled another boat. If you learn after the race that you were in the wrong in a right-of-way incident, tell the race committee that you are withdrawing from the race. To help motivate other competitors to obey the rules, if you have been fouled, please protest the boat which fouled you. Protesting another boat which has fouled you is not an unfriendly act; it's just a necessary part of the game in a sport which depends on competitors, not referees, to enforce the rules. Knowing the rules is a big advantage for racers, because the rules are the basis for all boat-on-boat tactics. You can’t be a good sailing tactician without a good understanding of the rules.

Club 420 Racing
EYC junior racers who want to gain experience racing in big fleets, and in higher performance doublehanded dinghies, should consider competing in the Club 420 class National Championship Regatta at the Lake Geneva Yacht Club on July 11-13. The Notice of Race is at The Club 420 is a doublehanded boat equipped with a crew trapeze and a spinnaker. They are a lot of fun to sail for both skipper and crew, and are the most common boat for youth doublehanded racing in the United States. US Sailing's Bemis trophy (national doublehanded youth trophy) has long been sailed in Club 420s. Club 420s are available to charter for the Nationals from Sturgis Boat Works The EYC's 420s cannot be sailed in Club 420 class events. The EYC's new fleet of eighteen boats is the "SCV" 420 (School and College Version). The EYC's SCV 420s are simpler (not equipped with a trapeze and spinnaker) and more heavily built for durability. The Club 420 summer racing schedule (consisting mostly of high-school age racers) is extensive. Other Club 420 events in the Midwest in 2013 (all of which are BYOB – Bring Your Own Boat) include:  Inland Lakes Yachting Association 420 Dinghy Championship, Delavan Lake Yacht Club, Delavan, WI, June 21-23  LMSRF Youth Championships and Wente Cup, Sheridan Shores Sailing School, Wilmette, IL, June 27-28  Junior Olympics, Wayzata Community Sailing Center, Wayzata, MN, June 30-July 2  US Sailing Area K Chubb Junior Championship (Bemis trophy eliminations), Lake Forest, IL, July 14-16  Kaszube Cup, South Milwaukee, WI, July 8–10 Shore Yacht Club,

Flying Scot Racing In 2013
In addition to the EYC’s schedule of Flying Scot racing in 2013, there are several opportunities for Scot sailors to compete at a regional and national level: The Flying Scot Midwest District Championships will be held June 22-23 at the Eagle Creek Sailing Club in Indianapolis. The Flying Scot North American Championships will be held July 13-19 at the Lake Norman Yacht Club in North Carolina. The Great Lakes Sailing Championships will be held July 20-21 at the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. See the Flying Scot Sailing Association regatta calendar for more information on all three of these regattas

 North Shore Cup, Lake Forest Sailing Center, Lake Forest, IL, July 26  Skyline Regatta, Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago, IL, August 8–9


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The Club 420 Association maintains a national regatta calendar at Other event calendars to keep your eye on are the Lake Michigan Sail Racing Federation’s Youth Event’s calendar at, and the Inland Lake Yachting Association’s calen dar at

Beginning in July, Optimists will again be divided into two fleets by age, which will race on separate days and times. The Optimist Blue Fleet (age 11 and under) will race Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings. The Optimist Red Fleet (age 12-15) will race Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. Regattas The Fyr Bal Regatta (June 15) will be raced as part of the regular Saturday Flying Scot series. Your race scores will count in the series, and the morning’s results will be scored separately as the Fyr Bal Regatta. The Family Regatta (June 29) will be raced as part of the regular Saturday Flying Scot series. Your race scores will count in the series, and the morning’s results will be scored separately as the Family Regatta. Anyone can compete in the June 29 Flying Scot races, but to be eligible for Family Regatta trophies, your boat must carry siblings, a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild. The Rich Hall Junior Regatta (July 13-14) has been expanded for 2013. For the first time, this regatta will feature two days of racing. The regatta will include Club 420s (without trapeze and spinnaker), and Laser Radials. The Rich Hall Junior Regatta is open to competitors who are at least 12 years old and have not yet reached their 18th birthday. The Optimist Regatta (July 20-21) will take place on a Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, in lieu of the Optimist series races which would normally be scheduled for those times. Competitors must not have reached their 16th birthday as of July 20. The Women’s Regatta will take place in Flying Scots on the evening of Tuesday, July 30. The 108th annual Ephraim Regatta (August 3-4) will feature the usual excellent Flying Scot racing (we had 34 Scots in 2012!), the Friday Regatta Welcome Party (August 2), the legendary Saturday evening Bratfest at the Klein family compound (August 3, rain or shine!), and all the Ephraim Regatta festivities you have come to expect. For more details about the EYC’s 2013 summer race and regattas schedule, see the Notices of Race for the various series and regattas, posted at

Racing and Regattas
The EYC’s 2013 racing schedule will be similar to 2012, with a few additions and improvements. Racing kicks off on Fyr Bal weekend, Saturday, June 15, and continues through Sunday, August 11. Remember, use of EYC boats is free to EYC members for racing, and you don’t need an EYC Skipper’s License to race, except to skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot. You can crew in any boat, or skipper a 420, Laser, or Optimist, in any EYC race, even without a Skipper’s License. Racing is fun and is the fastest way to get better at sailing, so pick a fleet and come on out to race at the EYC! Flying Scots Flying Scots will race Monday evenings and Saturday mornings, as in past years. 420s 420s will race Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Now that we have eighteen of these doublehanded boats, parents and other adults are again encouraged to participate in 420 racing. Like Flying Scots, 420s are a great parent/child boat, and racing can be a fun and rewarding family activity! Lasers Lasers and Laser Radials will race at the same time as 420s, on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. We have added a Laser Masters trophy, which will be awarded to the highest placing finisher age 30 or older in the Sunday Laser / Laser Radial series. Lasers are fun to sail and you will quickly learn sail trim and boat handling! Optimists The EYC’s Optimist series racing schedule will be the same as in 2012. In June, all ages (7-15) will race together in Optimists, on Saturday afternoons, Sunday mornings, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Low Water Means No Diving Allowed at the EYC
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membership. EYC members are reminded to be safe when swimming. The level of Lake Michigan, already low in 2012, is approximately 14 inches lower so far in 2013. That means the EYC pier is 14 inches farther above the surface, and the water is 14 inches shallower. So, EYC members should be especially careful not to dive from the EYC pier or raft. Diving from the pier or raft is prohibited. If you dive, you could hit the bottom, resulting in your injury or death. The EYC does not provide a lifeguard. The EYC staff are sailing instructors, not lifeguards. Sometimes no staff will be on duty. Even if staff are on duty while swimming takes place, it is not part of staff duties to supervise or monitor swimming EYC members — including EYC juniors — except in those rare instances when swimming takes place during sailing lessons. Parents should supervise their children at all times when their children are swimming at the EYC. Parents should ensure their children do not engage in reckless or dangerous behavior, such as pushing or throwing others off the pier or the training raft, or other rough play. Swimming is not allowed in the harbor between the EYC pier and the Ephraim Yacht Harbor pier. Swimming is not allowed from the south and west faces of the EYC pier. Swimming is allowed only from the north face of the pier, west of the riprap. Also, do not jump off the pier near the ladders and hanging walkways. In summary, while the EYC allows swimming, diving is strictly prohibited, swimming is at your own risk, no lifeguard is on duty, swimmers must act responsibly, parents are responsible for the safety of their children while swimming, and parents should supervise their children when swimming

If you would like to volunteer to help the EYC, either in one of the positions described below or in some other capacity, please contact Or, you can contact the appropriate committee chairperson – see the list of chairpersons at For a more complete descriptions of the volunteer roles listed below, see Advertising Sales Chair Chart Sales Development Chair Endowment Chair Dispose of the EYC’s Electric Swiveling Boat Lift Float Coordinator Grant Writer House and Dock Committee Members House Chair Membership Chair Photographer Race and Regattas Chair Travel Team Chair Treasurer Video Producer

Help Open the EYC
All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help open the EYC at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. There will be plenty of projects, including opening and cleaning the clubhouse, rigging boats and other gear, and setting up the pier, for members of all ages, abilities and strengths. Work is expected to last until around lunchtime, when everyone can catch up with friends after a long off-season. The EYC will provide burgers and brats for those who work. BYO side dishes and beverages. A few of us will be there before 9:00 a.m., so feel free to show up earlier if you wish. No need to RSVP, just bring yourself in work mode! Let's see if we can break the previous record for number of helpers!

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 below. 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.


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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 Your photos may also be used in the Eagle’s Cry. Do you think that would take too much time? How about submitting just your three FAVORITE 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 If you have too many photos to email, contact to learn alternative methods to submit your photos. Alternatively, you can share your photos on the EYC’s Facebook page at Please share your photos! We want to build an EYC photo archive which future generations can look back on with a smile.

Welcome Aboard
EYC welcomes the following new members

Malcolm (Skip) Harsch Chicago, IL Summer: Ephraim

Dennis and Janet Fogle Pella, IA Summer: Ephraim Children: Ben, Claire and Lauren

Brad and Amy Russell Mount Vernon, IA Summer: Ephraim Children: Seth, Micah, Tesfay, Drew, Eyasu and Henok Jaime Blossom Fish Creek, WI Summer: Baileys Harbor Children: Jane and John (Jeb)

Advertise To EYC Members
The EYC now offers display advertising in the Eagle’s Cry. For a rate sheet and circulation information, see Remember, the EYC offers classified advertising on its website! Check out what’s for sale, or place your own ad to reach the EYC’s members, at

Matthew and Sarah Whiteside Delafield, WI Children: Penelope and Wesley

Paul Heim and Julie Watkins Houston, TX Summer: Ephraim Children: Alex, Preston, Meredith and Annie

EYC Publishing
Fran Morof and Nancy Claypool

EYC wishes to express its condolences to the families of these members who are no longer with us. Dr. William E. (Bill) Price Clare Blossom Webb Ruth Barker 20

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2013 EYC Schedule
Date 25-May 26-May 26-May 3-Jun 4-Jun 10-Jun 13-Jun 15-Jun 15-Jun 15-Jun 16-Jun 16-Jun 17-Jun 17-Jun 17-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 22-Jun 29-Jun 1-Jul 3-Jul 4-Jul 5-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 6-Jul 13-Jul 13-Jul Day Sat Sun Sun Mon Tue Mon Thu Sat Sat Sat Sun Sun Mon Mon Mon Mon Tue Wed Thurs Thurs Fri Sat Sat Mon Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Time 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. TBD 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Event Spring Clean-Up / Clubhouse opening work day Club Opens Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / Picnic at Horseshoe Island or Nicolet Bay Start Monday Open Play Bridge Start Couples Bridge Start Lessons Session A (one week) (mornings only) Start Bridge Lessons Fyr Ball Regatta (Start Flying Scot Saturday Races) Start Optimist Saturday Races Fourth Annual Fyr Bal Family Cookout and Fyr Bal Fireworks Start Optimist Sunday Races Start 420 and Laser Sunday Races Start Lessons Session B (two weeks) (mornings only) Start Flying Scot Monday Races First Mates Coffee #1 Start Bunco Start Optimist Tuesday Races Start Wednesday Junior Activities Start Optimist Thursday Races Start Thursday Teen Activities Start 420 and Laser Friday Races Opening Social (bring hors d'oeuvres) Family Regatta Start Lesson Session C (two weeks) Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / cookout at Egg Harbor (for fireworks) Ice Cream Social (bring a topping); no Optimist races Founders Day Cookout Advanced 420 Racing Clinic Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / Cookout at Fish Creek (for fireworks) Advanced 420 Racing Clinic continues Rich Hall Junior Regatta (ages 12-17); no Optimist races this afternoon Dinner event featuring presentation by Gary Jobson (all EYC members, juniors and friends invited) (advance reservations required)


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14-Jul 14-Jul 15-Jul 15-Jul 19-Jul 20-Jul 21-Jul 25-Jul 26-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 2-Aug 2-Aug 3-Aug 3-Aug 4-Aug 5-Aug 6-Aug 8-Aug 9-Aug 10-Aug 10-Aug 10-Aug 10-Aug 10-Aug 11-Aug 11-Aug 12-Aug 14-Aug 31-Aug 31-Aug 24-Sep 25-Sep

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9:00 a.m. noon 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. TBD 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Rich Hall Junior Regatta continues; morning Optimist races will take place in afternoon instead; no afternoon 420 or Laser races Rich Hall Junior Regatta competitor, parent and volunteer picnic at EYC First Mates Coffee #2 Start Lessons Session D (two weeks) Men's Night on the Dock #1 Optimist Regatta Optimist Regatta continues First Mates Pot Luck -- Ephraim's Old Village Hall Men's Night on the Dock #2 Start Lessons Session E (two weeks) Women's Regatta No 420 races this day; Laser races will take place as usual Ephraim Regatta Welcome Party 108th Ephraim Regatta 38th Annual Bratfest (at Klein's) Ephraim Regatta continues Final Flying Scot Monday Races Final Optimist Tuesday Races Final Thursday Opti Races Final 420 and Laser Friday Races Annual Membership Meeting Final Flying Scot Saturday Races Board of Directors Meeting Final Optimist Saturday Races Commodore's Party at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek Final Optimist Sunday Races Final 420 and Laser Sunday Races Start Lesson Session F (one week) (mornings only) Final junior activities Clubhouse clean-up work day Cruising rendezvous picnic / fireworks Sister Bay Marina Fest Bridge Concludes Club Closes for the Season


Note: Series race times given are for the draw for EYC members to use EYC-owned boats. Series races are scheduled to begin one hour after the drawing time. Times given for regattas which are not also series races are the time of the scheduled start of the first race. This Schedule is not official or definitive with respect to race times. Consult the appropriate Notice of Race located at for definitive times and rules governing all EYC races. 22

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