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In This Issue
From the Commodore .................................................... 1 From the Director ........................................................... 2 NEW Position to Keep the Club Ship Shape................ 2 Clubhouse Getting an Upgrade! .................................... 2 Volunteer Opportunities ................................................ 2 First Mates ...................................................................... 3 Education ........................................................................ 3 Scholarships Available................................................... 4 Junior Activities ............................................................. 4 Additions to the Fleet..................................................... 4 Racing Schedule Changes.............................................. 4 Summer Bridge............................................................... 4 Village of Ephraim ......................................................... 5 EYC Recreational Sailing Program .............................. 5 History in the Making .................................................... 5 Boat Parade Results ....................................................... 5 Cool EYC Gear for 2007 ............................................... 6 Membership/Internet/Lifts/Housing Needed................ 6 Project Expanded - We Need More! ............................. 8 Summer is just around the corner and I look forward to seeing all of you!
From the Commodore
MAX ROBINETTE, COMMODORE
In February 2007, winter finally arrived just as the Dock Extension Project started. Initial preparations involved cutting through more than 39 inches of ice with blowing, drifting snow and wind chills below zero! It’s hard to believe that, in a few short months, the sailing class will be taking their initial swim test in the same area. The Dock Extension Project is on plan and we are looking forward to a wonderful, safe season as a result. We are planning to be able to launch and recover boats from both sides of the dock in 2007. Please remember to save the evening of June 23, 2007 for the Opening Social and Dock christening. The dock widening and clubhouse renovations will occur after the proper permits are obtained from the Village, the Historic Preservation Committee and the Wisconsin DNR. We hope to start these projects in the fall of 2007. Rest assured we will not interfere with the EYC Summer Activities. I’d like to thank Quinn Brennan and Bill Hoag for all their special efforts keeping these projects “on track” during these long winter months! You will notice a few changes in the Summer Schedule for 2007. We are starting the sailing classes a week later to allow more children to attend and have warmer water in the Bay. The Bridge schedule has also been adjusted.
EYC Officers & Directors 2006-2007
Max Robinette (Commodore) David Sauter (Vice Commodore) George Carey (Rear Commodore) Marsella Fults (Secretary) Paul Pillat (Treasurer) Kirk Brown Quinn Brennan Nancy Claypool Ryan Malmgren Scott Pearson George Reynolds Brud Sturgis ©2006 Ephraim Yacht Club P.O. Box 331, Ephraim, WI
Photo by Quinn Brennan
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From the Director
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With the summer rapidly approaching, the EYC 2007 Staff eagerly awaits another successful season. Much has been done behind the scenes to prepare for lessons this season. We are excited to have many new and returning instructors. The entire EYC Staff looks forward to facilitating a safe and fun learning environment in Eagle Harbor.
NEW Position to Keep the Club and Fleet in Ship Shape
Replace all electrical that was not recently replaced Re-side the entire clubhouse with a no maintenance Weatherboard 25 year siding Enclose the entire area under the porch and completely renovate the lower level Epoxy seal the concrete floor in the lower level Reconfigure the Instructor Office Add a special closet for EYC merchandise Bring all outside decking, stairs and walkways up to code Add air-conditioning in upper level
The staff and many members have suggested over the years to assess how we maintain the fleet and our facilities. So, we all put on our thinking caps and decided to hire a dedicated position for this season. The Facilities and Equipment Manager is responsible for proactive and daily maintenance of all our stuff! We are excited to welcome Drew Witteborg in this position for 2007. He came highly recommended with excellent experience for the role. He and his wife Mary are Door County Residents and also own and operate The Town Square Market in Baileys Harbor. Mary is a teacher at Gibraltar and they have two children. Join us in welcoming Drew to the team! Our goal is to keep the club in top “ship” shape all season long. Please direct any suggestions on how to accomplish this to David Sauter.
This combined with all the dock enhancements will really help to solidify our facilities for a great many years.
Clubhouse Getting an Upgrade!
It is exciting to announce that the Board approved implementation of the plans of some major clubhouse renovations. After an assessment of the existing structure, it was determined that major repairs are needed. After discussing the lesson program and activities needs, we decided on the following repairs & enhancements:
As the club grows, the opportunities grow for members to put their special talents to use for all. Following are volunteer leadership positions we are looking to fill in 2007. If you are interested or have questions, please contact David Sauter at 920-217-5851. Club Photo Historian: Responsible for collecting, cataloging and posting EYC photos to the www.eyc.org website using a simple Flickr account. Ideal volunteer will have a passion for digital photography and a desire to collect and post historical photos. www.eyc.org
Eagle’s Cry – May 2007 Eagles Cry Publisher: Organize, edit and publish the Eagles Cry twice a year (October and April). Ideal candidate will work with the Commodore and committee Chairperson to assemble, edit and publish the Eagle’s Cry. Dockside Blog Reporter: This person will write updates and collect/edit/publish updates from others for the EYC Dockside BLOG. We need a reporter to keep those members not able to be at the EYC all summer up to date on what has and is happening. Their work will also act as a new historical record for the EYC. Teen Activities Organizer: We are looking to organize special events for our members ages 15-19ish. It is our hope to plan from two to four events per summer. Event ideas include: Movie Night at Club, Red Putter tourney, Sailing Treasure Hunt, etc. Explorers Activities Organizer: We are looking to organize special events for our members ages four to eight. It is our hope to plan two to four events per summer. Event Ideas: Beach Day, Dock Games, EYC birthday party, etc. If you have questions or are interested in helping with any of these opportunities, please contact David Sauter. Don’t forget, the special Opening Social and Dock christening Party on June 23, to kick off the season. Look forward to seeing all of you!
2007 brings some exciting enhancements to the education programs. We will now have a full lesson schedule in the mornings and afternoons. The naming of groups has changed a little, sorry for any confusion but we feel this will be easier in years to come. • The Intro program available to children that have completed first grade is now called “Sailing Camp” and available in the mornings and afternoons. Regular Junior Lessons available to children that have completed second grade are now called levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 rather than Beg, Int & Adv. These lessons are available in the mornings & afternoons. ART – Advanced Racing Tactics is moved to the mornings when our wind tends to be a bit stronger and more consistent. ADULT group lessons are now available, with a limited number of spaces, in each session in the afternoons.
Please get your sign-up forms in soon to get the spot you want and to help us with Instructor scheduling. As the program grows, we need more and more Instructors so pre-registration is imperative. For those new to our programs, we work hard to balance the teaching of sailing techniques and tactics with the building of a life long love of the sport. It is a tricky balance between teaching and fun but the Instructors work hard to maintain it.
Photo by Quinn Brennan
LINDY ROBINETTE & RUTH SAUTER
CALLING ALL FIRST MATES: Another exciting year at EYC is about to begin! Please mark your calendars and be sure to attend the First Mates Coffee on June 18, 2007 at 9:30am at the Club House. There will be time to “catch up” and then we will be busy planning all the wonderful events for the summer. So bring your calendars and lets help make 2007 the best season ever.
Photo by David Sauter
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The EYC now has scholarships available to those who wish to participate in sailing lessons but need some help to do so. Anyone interested in a scholarship should contact Dan Engelke at 920-854-4468. We hope this program will continue to grow and we invite full-time Door County residents to get involved at the EYC!
In order to cycle out our older motors, we have these for sale: a 15hp Four Stroke Yamaha pull start and a 35hp Mercury. If anyone is interested in a purchase, please email George Carey email@example.com
Racing Schedule Changes
All racers be aware that, in order to accommodate the growing lesson program, we have scheduled all racing to occur in the evenings and weekends. The general schedule is: Mondays at 5:30 – Flying Scot Series
ALLISON HUEY & DEBBY HEIDLER
WHO: Kids Ages 9 and Up This includes sailors and non-sailors, visiting grandchildren, houseguests, friends and neighbors. WHAT: Awesome Summer Activities Fun, food and friends. WHEN: Dates to be Announced Usually Wednesday evenings. Kids are welcome to come to any or all events. Check the bulletin board at the EYC for sign up sheets and more info. WHERE: Places to be Announced We have a lot of fun ideas in mind at various locations around Door County but we are always open to suggestions. We usually carpool from the EYC. Again, check the bulletin board for details. WHY: For Kids to Get Together for Summer Fun! HOW: Parent Volunteers Chaperones and drivers are always needed to help keep these events fun and safe. Watch the bulletin board for sign up opportunities or call Debby Heidler or Allison Huey.
Tuesdays at 5:30 – Optimists Series Thursdays at 5:30 – Flying Junior Series (FS Fun) Saturdays at 9:30 – Flying Scot Series Saturdays at 1:30 – Optimist Series Sundays at 1:30 – Flying Junior Series
Photo by Ruth Sauter
Additions to the Fleet
SCOTT PEARSON & GEORGE CAREY
As the season gets rolling, don’t forget about Bridge. We have a fun schedule planned for this summer. For more information, contact Suzanne Lisle.
Last season saw exciting additions to our boats. We rounded out our new strategy with the addition of the FJ fleet and added the ramp for launch and retrieval. This season we plan on enhancing our safety (power) boat fleet to better accommodate the change in teaching methods. We are experimenting to discover the optimal Instructor boat for lessons and the safest practices and equipment. The plan is to add at least one safety boat and possibly some additional Opti’s. www.eyc.org 4
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Village of Ephraim
History in the Making
Celebrating One Hundred Years
GEORGE & LINDA CAREY
I have had the privilege of being the EYC Village Liaison Chair for the last several years. I feel our relationship with the Village of Ephraim is currently at a very high level. Over the past few years, with all the various issues surrounding the dock extension, the 100th Anniversary celebrations and larger than usual Regatta, I am pleased to report everyone is not only still speaking with one another, but we have made some good friends in the process. Paul Burton has served as Village President for two terms and will not seek another term. Paul has helped us in many ways to achieve our goals and we thank him for his service to the community. John Cox was recently elected President and will do an excellent job. We look forward to working with him. Also elected to a board position is Jane Olson. I have known Jane for several years and she will be an excellent addition to the board. My time of being Village Liaison will end this coming August. I am excited that our Club secretary, Marsella Fults, will take over the liaison job. If you know Marsella, you know the chair will be in great hands. Marsella knows many of the Village officers personally and is a terrific asset to EYC. Thanks for allowing me to serve on your behalf.
Linda and I thank all of you who have purchased the EYC History Book. All of the proceeds go to our sailing programs. Just as we enjoy reading about the past events of the Club, it is exciting to be in the here and now of EYC history. We are of course talking about the new dock extension becoming a reality this very moment. You, the membership, are a terrific bunch and all your support and enthusiasm will be celebrated this coming June at our Opening social. This is the living history that each of us can be proud to be a part of as the Club embarks on its next one hundred years. On the count of three, pat yourselves on the back.
Boat Parade Results
A quick recap of the Boat Parade results: Sail: 1. 2. 3. Power: 1. 2. 3. Flight from Bob Davis Viva from Vail & Kingsford Cavale from Gilling Little Bit from Taillon Tootsie Roll from Harsch Lilly of the Lake from Harlan
Introducing the EYC Recreational Sailing Program!
Are you new to sailing or perhaps have never sailed before? Would you like to get more time on the water with an experienced sailor? Are you interested in sailing on larger boats? Are you the owner of a boat that you’d like to sail more often if only you could find some enthusiastic crew? If so, grab your PFD and some food and drink because this program is for you! Throughout the summer, there will be a sign up sheet posted at the clubhouse for those interested in this program. In addition to various impromptu activities, we are planning to schedule one or two events such as a Chambers Island Rendezvous, Fred and Fuzzy’s Dinner or perhaps even a moonlight cruise. If you have suggestions regarding this program, we’d love to hear from you! We’d also like to hear from boat owners and experienced sailors who’d be willing to participate as mentors. If you have an interest, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-540-2355 (Milwaukee) or 920-421-1385 (D.C.)
All participants: UffDa, EYC FS & FJ’s, Cosign X, Annabelle Lee, Tootsie Roll, Viva, Free Spirit, Absolute Necessity, Little Bit, Flight, Wambli, Lilly, Attitude Adjustment, Cavale, Door Dream, Old Sailor Home and Virgo. Again a hearty thanks to all participants and to the organizer, Malcolm “Weed” Vail!
Photo by David Sauter
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Cool EYC Gear for 2007
SUSAN REYNOLDS SMITH
Don’t miss this years assortment of Tees, Hooded Sweatshirts, Polos, Totes, Caps and more. Sport your EYC pride with the all new artwork. This year’s Regatta shirt is sure to be a hit! You can order preseason or catch me on the dock. See you this summer.
Memorial Gifts & Tributes
Please remember to keep the EYC in mind.
NANCY CLAYPOOL, MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN
The annual membership renewal mailing went out on March 9th. Everyone should have received their membership renewal statement along with the other bridge, anniversary book, clothing, and sailing lesson flyers. If you did not receive these, please contact me or check EYC's website. Based on requests, we are trying to include more information in our directory for the use of our members. In addition, EYC is making a concerted effort to move in the direction of communicating electronically when possible, especially for last minute breaking news and notices. We have asked everyone this year to update all their information, including e-mail addresses. Membership in EYC is an incredible value. Besides having access to our club and its facilities, members have access to top notch sailing instruction, racing, and terrific social events. Your membership stretches even farther because EYC is also a member of the Yachting Clubs of America ("YCA"). This membership offers reciprocal membership rights at over 200 yacht clubs. For those of you who know someone who would like to have access to these clubs, why not recommend that they join the Ephraim Yacht Club for a mere pittance compared to the initiation and annual dues required by most other clubs that would qualify for reciprocal privileges? This is a win/win situation. EYC will benefit from the increase in membership dues, and the new members will be able to have access to other clubs for extremely reasonable dues. We are also trying to work on new membership cards that will have the YCA information on them so that you will have it readily available as you travel. Please make sure that you are current on your dues so that you can be included in the 2007 Membership Directory and please keep me informed of any address changes. Thanks to all the many members who have been so patient with me as I’m learning this job and checking on details.
Photo by David Sauter
Well some can and some can’t get high speed Internet in Door County. But, now our members will be able to log on to the Internet wirelessly at the EYC. We are planning on installing this and a computer for the Instructors to monitor weather and keep the race scores on. Just come down with your wireless laptop and ask for the password!
Looking for Boat Lifts
The club is growing the safety boat fleet and seeks to store them on lifts (shore stations) in the wet slips. If you have an unused lift that needs a good home, please consider the EYC.
Housing Needed for Instructors
As the EYC’s programs grow, we are seeking Instructors from out of the area. This brings the challenge of housing them for the summer. If you have room please consider hosting one of our Instructors for the season. They are gracious college students with a love of sailing, needing a little space to lay their head and a friendly family to share their summer with. For more information please contact David Sauter at 920-217-5851
Eagle’s Cry – May 2007
EYC Schedule: 2007 & Tentative 2008
Date 26-May 26-May 2-Jun 4-Jun 12-Jun 12-Jun 14-Jun 16-Jun 16-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun 21-Jun 23-Jun 23-Jun 23-Jun 1-Jul 2-Jul 4-Jul 7-Jul 8-Jul 9-Jul 11-Jul 16-Jul 18-Jul 25-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 1-Aug 1-Aug 4-Aug 4-Aug 5-Aug 11-Aug 11-Aug 11-Aug 11-Aug 11-Aug 18-Sep 30-Sep 2007 Day Sat Sat Sat Mon Tue Tue Thu Sat Sat Sun Mon Mon Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat Sat Sat Sun Mon Wed Sat Sun Mon Wed Mon Wed Wed Sun Mon Wed Wed Sat Sat Sun Sat Sat Sat Sat Sat Tues Sun
Time 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. TBD 5:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. TBD 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. TBD 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. TBD 8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. TBD 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
Event Spring Clean-Up Spring Board Meeting Club Opens Start Monday Ladies Bridge Begin Intermediate Bridge Lessons Begin Couples Bridge Begin Advanced Bridge Lessons Fyr Ball Regatta Fyr Ball Cookout Start FJ Racing Series - Wkend Start Lessons Session A First Mates Coffee #1 Start FS Racing Series - Wkday Start Opti Racing Series - Wkday Start Junior Activities Start FJ Racing Series (FS Fun) - Wkday Start FS Racing Series - Wkend Start Opti Racing Series - Wkend Opening Social & Dock christening (bring hors d'oeuvres) Ice Cream Social (bring a topping) Start Lessons Session B Junior Activity Dock Extension Celebration & Founders Day Cookout Optimist & Sunfish Regatta First Mates Coffee #2 Junior Activity Start Lessons Session C First Mates Pot Luck Junior Activity Ritchie Hall Junior Regatta Start Lessons Session D Ladies Regatta (Warm up & additional dates posted at Club) Junior Activity 102nd Ephraim Regatta Brat Fest 102nd Ephraim Regatta Final Series Race FS Annual Membership Meeting Awards & Junior Awards Ceremony Board of Directors Meeting Commodore's Cocktail Party (Bay Ridge Golf Course)
2008 31-May 31-May 1-Jun 2-Jun 10-Jun 10-Jun 12-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 22-Jun 16-Jun 16-Jun 16-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 21-Jun 6-Jul 30-Jun 2-Jul 10-Jul 6-Jul 7-Jul 9-Jul 14-Jul 16-Jul 23-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 30-Jul 30-Jul 2-Aug 2-Aug 3-Aug 9-Aug 9-Aug 9-Aug 9-Aug 9-Aug 16-Sep 28-Sep
Ladies Bridge Concludes Club Closes for the Season Adult and Private Lessons Available. Contact Staff Director. FIND UPDATES TO THIS SCHEDULE AT: www.eyc.org
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WE NEED MORE!
have a chance to, in one fell swoop, solidify the physical plant of EYC for the next 40-50 years. Please help EYC, the Membership, your kids, and yourselves by contributing. To those of you who have already contributed, thank you, but we need more. To those of you who haven't, please do. We need your help. Pledges, contributions, stock transfers, et al., can be made to EYC c/o P.O. Box 264, Ephraim, WI. Also, please take note of EYC's 501(c)(3) designation. Thanks for your help.
To those of you who visited EYC since March 1: NO! You are not imagining a dock extension! You are seeing the efforts of many individuals being realized in the form of steel, rocks, and concrete. Construction and dredging are on schedule, and our projected completion date of May is on target. We appear to be on budget. Many thanks to those of you who helped make this important addition a reality. As part of the current project, the end of the existing dock will be improved, for several reasons: wear and tear, attachment to extension, addition of a second crane, and, most importantly, Phase 2 of EYC's efforts to improve the existing facility. (See below.) Once the dock addition was finalized, several farsighted EYC members met to determine how to further improve the facility. Two important decisions were made: 1) Widen and improve the existing dock to provide more access, safety, and boat storage. By widening the dock to include the rip-rap area on the north, this improvement can be accomplished at a cost of roughly $15,000-20,000. Applications for Village and DNR permits are underway. 2) Clubhouse Renovation: It is time to bring this facility into the 21st century. Thanks to the efforts of a committee led by board member Quinn Brennan, plans have been drawn to maintain architectural integrity, provide structural integrity, allow handicap access, re-side, improve utilities, add air-conditioning, and completely renovate the lower level. The Village Board has already given their blessing, and appropriate meetings are underway. The cost will be about $80,000. Both projects would begin immediately after the 2007 season "IF" we can solicit your help to raise $100,000. "Oh no, not again, you say". My answer is: Other than a $40,000 fund raiser that occurred over 20 years ago, there have been no major improvements to this facility during most of our lifetimes! We now
Photo by David Sauter
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