“THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN EPHRAIM REGATTA”

© Ephraim Yacht Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 331, Ephraim, WI 54211

Spring 2014



In This Issue

From the Commodore…………………………….……...1
Club Reports……….……………...……………….…….2
Aaron R. Moore Scholorship Update…..………….…….4
2014 Flying Scot Midwinter Championship……….....…6
2014 Championship of Champions,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,7
Sailing Articles……………………………………..……8
Sailing Lessons …………………………………….……9
Social Events………………………………..………….13
Announcements and Communications…………………15
2014 Schedule………………………...…….………22-23
Welcome Aboard……………….………………………24
Passages………………………………..……….………24




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


From the Commodore

JACK O’ROURKE

When this was written, ice was still in the harbor but even
after this winter, it will melt! Your board has been very
busy preparing everything for another great season, our
108th season!
Our retiring board members in August were: Heather
Anderson, Rick Hoyerman and Deb Ritter. The retiring
board members were very hardworking and always
volunteered where needed which I'm sure meant countless
hours. We are very grateful for their many years of
service.
New board members are: Rob Treleven, Duska Pearson,
Fred Lewis and Jody Hoyerman. They have already
stepped up to assist where needed. Rob Treleven has
accepted the appointment of the Treasurer's position. Rob
has already put in many countless hours assisting us.
Duska has continued to assist with Youth Activities along
with the Education Committee. Fred Lewis is in charge
of the House Committee and, over the winter, has been
working on a much needed bathroom remodeling project.
And, Jody Hoyerman has been assisting Sue Zingsheim
with the enormous membership committee duties. Thank
you group for jumping in!
Some additional items of note for the EYC are the
following:
- Fyr Ball Pancake Breakfast, John Welch Chair. This is
a new event that we were asked to take over. Village Hall
pancakes -- what else do we need? This event will
sponsor the Aaron R. Moore Scholarship Fund. Thank
you, John, for organizing this important scholarship
fundraiser and community outreach event.
- Fyr Ball Cookout. This is the 5th annual event. Some
years ago, I asked Commodore Marsella Fults why EYC
did not have an event on the biggest day in Ephraim.
Marsella asked, "What would you like to do?" I stated,
"A cookout for families," and it started the next year. The
O‘Rourke, Latreille and Richter families provide a
cookout at the EYC so the club can enjoy a great night in
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Ephraim on a great evening. Looking forward to seeing
everyone again on Fyr Ball night in Ephraim
- New Equipment (6 Optimists). Our Opti fleet has
grown by an additional six Optis, proving once again that
EYC is dedicated to youth sailing. We have also
purchased a replacement Laser to keep our fleet strong.
- Clean Up Day -- May 24. This is a very important event
for the club to have a great start. Thank you to the
countless volunteers that show up every year.
I‘m sorry to inform you of former Commodore Max
Robinette‘s passing. Max was a gentleman and a true
friend of EYC. Max always took time ask how the club
was doing. He was a hard worker for the club and very
involved with the 2006 dock extension project. Our
thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Laura and I were lucky enough to visit Boston recently.
During a visit to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
and Museum, I ran across this quote:
From my first race on Nantucket Sound many years ago
to my most recent outing as a weekend sailor, sailing has
given me some of the most pleasant and exciting moments
of my life. It has also taught me something of the
courage, resourcefulness and strength required of men
who sailed the seas in tall ships.
- John F. Kennedy speaking of Operation Sail, April 3,
1963
I think of the 250-plus children that sail at our wonderful
club each year, and wonder where they will be in a few
short years.
Thank you for all of your hard work and support for this
outstanding club. Once again, I look forward to seeing
everyone at one of the many EYC events.

Clubhouse Report

RICH BIERMAN AND FRED LEWIS

Last fall we reported that the west bathroom was under
construction and, by the time you read this report, it
should be completely finished. In addition, we upgraded
the wireless system for improved reception throughout the
clubhouse and dock. We also installed new dock cams to
bring better clarity to your computers when remotely
checking in on things. As usual, there is a punch list of
items that we need to take care of to make sure your EYC
experience is at the highest level possible.
Maintaining the facility is often taken for granted and is
―expected." But, it is not possible to maintain it without
the help of many willing volunteers and staff becoming
involved and helping. We thank all of you who have
helped out in the past, and thank you in advance for your
help in the future. Should you have anything that you
would like to have addressed, please let Fred Lewis know,
as he will do his best to accommodate your request.
Regarding the dock, we are in a very good position this
year with all the concrete and tie down points installed
last fall. What a pleasure to not have any stones around
the dock anymore! Many of you have seen, either
through the web cams or in person, our shrink wrap boat
experiment. I am happy to report that it was a success
and the boats were well protected through what all of us
could consider a VERY difficult winter. What a great
test!
We do have a few items that were on the list that may be
on hold this year, but should be accomplished next year if
needed. The first of which is dredging. Because of some
permitting issues and circumstances with our contractor,
we were unable to achieve the dredging on the north side
of the dock. The good news is, with the amount of snow
and the winter we are having, they are predicting a
potential rise in the water from 10-14 inches that will help
out tremendously. Our other project was to place steel
along the wall closest to the clubhouse to eliminate the
erosion under the concrete dock. That appears to be
delayed until 2015. There is still a chance we can
accomplish it yet this spring, but the permitting process
might not allow it.
As you can imagine, there are many moving parts to
accomplish before the spring and I encourage all of you,
when the call comes out for a little help, to raise your
hand. It is always appreciated and recognized! We are
hoping to have some targeted work groups for a few of
the projects prior to our club opening Clean-Up Day.
I would like to take a brief moment and thank everyone
for all of their help, support and kind words throughout
my time on the board in charge of the dock and
clubhouse. I will be finishing my six years this August
and can‘t say enough about what we have been able to
accomplish together. Knowing that I am leaving it in
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very capable hands makes me feel very good. I am not
going away from what I have been told, yet not
necessarily involved at the level I have been previously.
We have developed the systems and documentation that
will allow this organization to continue on and excel to
new levels. I would encourage all of you to become even
more involved in one of the best things going in Door
County…the EYC! Thank you again for all of support!



Membership Report

SUE ZINGSHEIM

New Members

As of this writing, we‘ve had nine new members join
since last September. Thanks to all of our members who
have encouraged friends, neighbors and family members
to join the Club.

As a reminder, a Junior Member is not required to pay
any initiation fee to become a Single or Family member if
the Junior Member becomes a Single or Family Member
no later than one year following his/her 25
th
birthday - a
savings of $200. Two of our new members are children
of existing members who have taken advantage of this
savings!
If you know of someone who would like to join, please
direct them to the EYC website, www.eyc.org and from
there, they can simply click on the Join EYC link.
Online Directory
To visit the online membership directory, click on the
Membership Info tab at www.eyc.org. Then you simply
log in with your username and password to view the
membership directory.
Donations
Thanks to those of you who included a donation with your
membership renewal. The EYC relies on donations from
members to help keep dues low.

State of the EYC – Winter 2014

The EYC is pleased to report to its members that it
remains financially healthy and has a large and loyal
membership.
Every EYC member can be proud of the part that he or
she plays in helping the EYC achieve its mission, but
special thanks must go to our scores of unpaid member
volunteers. The EYC could not survive even a year
without the countless hours of work donated by our
volunteers -- officers, directors, committee members,
parents, juniors, and other volunteers -- to make the EYC
better for everyone.
We didn‘t publish a ―State of the EYC‖ article after 2012,
so this one will cover both 2012 and 2013.
For the two fiscal years ended October 31, 2013, the EYC
had outstanding financial results.
In our fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, the EYC had
$251,438 in revenue and $145,449 in expenses, for a
surplus of $105,989. Our chief sources of revenue in
2012 were donations ($80,259), lessons ($78,869),
membership dues and initiation fees ($69,820), slip and
locker rentals ($11,527), profits from merchandise sales
to members ($6,308), and the annual Commodore‘s Party
fundraising event ($2,953). Our major expense categories
were wages and payroll taxes ($76,454), non-personnel
expenses including supplies, boat repair, purchases of
boats and sails, and printing ($29,864), other
miscellaneous expenses such as insurance, trophies, and
organizational dues ($17,792), and occupancy expenses
such as utilities, clubhouse and dock maintenance
($8,004). Notably, in 2012, we conducted a special
fundraising campaign to purchase a new fleet of double-
handed 420 class dinghies and associated sails and
equipment, raising a net $66,868, but did not purchase
anything with these funds in 2012. If we ―back out‖ this
one-time chunk of fundraising revenue, our net surplus
for 2012 was still a very healthy $39,121.
In our fiscal year ended October 31, 2013, the EYC had
$223,230 in revenues and $188,913 in operating
expenses, for an annual operating income of $34,317.
Capital acquisitions in the year were $90,360 for an
overall deficit of $56,044. Our chief sources of revenue
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in 2013 were lessons ($79,807), membership dues and
initiation fees ($71,489), donations ($37,004), special
events such as the Commodore‘s Party fundraiser and the
Gary Jobson fundraising dinner ($16,081), slip and locker
rentals ($8,436), and profits from merchandise sales to
members ($6,224). Our major expense categories were
wages, payroll taxes and clinic fees ($84,797), purchase
of 420 dinghies, sails and dollies ($70,686), non-
personnel expenses including supplies, boat repair,
purchases of boats and sails, and printing ($36,342),
occupancy expenses such as utilities, clubhouse and dock
maintenance and dredging ($36,036), purchase of a new
17‘ inflatable safety boat and trailer ($21,589), a down
payment on six new Optimist dinghies for 2014 delivery
($7,985), and other miscellaneous expenses such as
insurance, trophies, and organizational dues ($7,873).
Notably, in 2013, we purchased the 420 dinghies, sails
and equipment using $70,686 which we raised in 2012
from donations and the sale of our old fleet of Flying
Juniors. If we back out the one-time 420 purchase
expenses, our net surplus for 2013 was a comfortable
$14,642.

Thus, for the two year period of fiscal years 2012 and
2013, our total revenues were $478,116 and total
expenses were $428,171 for a net surplus of $49,945.
As of October 31, 2011, we had net current assets (cash
and securities) of $65,374. Two years later, as of October
31, 2013, we had net current assets of $118,067. The
EYC carries no long-term debt. Our fixed assets
consist mostly of items with little cash value such as
leasehold improvements to our clubhouse and pier, and
equipment such as boats and sails.
Our membership year runs from June 1 through the
following May 31. For the membership year beginning
June 1, 2012, we had 259 Family members, 88 Senior
members, 29 Single members, 24 Life members, 87
Student members, and 3 Honorary members, for a total of
490 members. For the membership year beginning June
1, 2013, we had 251 Family members, 90 Senior
members, 32 Single members, 23 Life members, 105
Student members, and 3 Honorary members. In 2013,
membership exceeded 500 for the first time ever!
Because each Family and Life member can include
spouses and children under age 25, and each Senior
member can include a spouse, the total number of persons
with EYC membership privileges probably approaches
1,000.


Second Annual Aaron R. Moore
Sailing Scholarship Gala



The second annual fundraising gala for the EYC‘s Aaron
R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund was a lot of fun!
Over a hundred EYC members, guests, friends and
supporters gathered on April 26 at the Lake Forest Club to
catch up with their EYC friends after a long, cold, snowy
winter. Partiers enjoyed a festive Caribbean-themed
dinner, an open bar, and steel drum music, and were able
to bid on over 75 items in a silent auction.



The Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund provides
EYC sailing lesson scholarships to needy junior sailors
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who are year-round residents of Door County. In 2013
the Moore Fund paid most of the cost for 32 students to
attend 45 one- or two-week lesson sessions.

Besides providing access to sailing for deserving local
junior sailors, the EYC‘s scholarship program also helps
bring new members to the EYC, and helps build
community goodwill and social ties among EYC
members, parents, and juniors.

Together with associated donations, the 2014 gala netted
over $25,000 for EYC scholarships! These funds will pay
for current year scholarships, and will help build an
endowment to help pay future scholarship costs.

A BIG THANK-YOU to all who attended, all who bid in
the silent auction, all who helped and all who donated!
This event would not have been possible without you!
Cash donors to the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship
Fund (November 1, 2013 through April 28, 2014):

Up to $150: Baylake Bank; Bierman, Richard and Claire;
Blair, Debbie; Campbell, John and Carol; Crampton,
Fred; Debes, Ghram; Fischer, Warren and Carol; Fryer,
Jo; Gifford, Lisa and Andrew; Gilbert, Hugh; Glynn,
Amy; Huff, John and Alice; Kildeer Staff; King, Peter
and Pat; McConnell, Geoff and Deb; Papesch, James and
Ann; Reidy, Ned and Nancy; Rukavina, Laura; Samyn,
Mary; Soderstrom, Ann K.; Walker, Frank and Nancy

$151 to $500: Detgen, Jane and Ed; Fults, Tim and
Marsella; Hansen, Clinton; Hull, Sam and Barbara;
Margoliash, Reuben; O'Malley, John and Felicia;
Papenthien, Ted and Jeanne; Quackenbush, Eva; Reidy,
Barbara; Reidy, Dan and Jen; Waleffe, Leslie and Fabian;
Yasenak, Phillip A.

$501 to $2499: Moore, Adam and Barb

$2500 and above: Anderson, Stefan and Joan; Moore,
Craig and Karen; Smith Family Fund

EYC members are urged to patronize businesses that
donated items to the silent auction.

Silent auction donors: Alexander's of Door County, Al
Johnson‘s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Arbor Cottage,
Arbor Crowne Properties, Bailey's Harbor Cornerstone
Pub, Bay Shore Outdoor Store, Bea's Ho-Made Products,
Carroll House Restaurant, Chelsea Antiques / Blue
Willow Shop, Chop restaurant, City Farmer, Clay Bay
Pottery, DC Nature Works, Door County Specialty Foods,
Door Peninsula Winery, Ecology Sports, Fine Line
Designs Gallery, Fish Creek Kite Co., Grasse's Grill,
Gordon Lodge, Great Northern By Design, Hands On Art
Studio, Hide-Side Corner Store, icecreamsource.com,
Illusions in Watercolor, Inn at Kristofer's, Jo Jo's Pizza
and Gelato, Julie Dunfee Designs, Kathy Glasnap Gallery,
Emily Lacey, The Linden Gallery, Jay Lott, Mad Sails,
McKeefry & Yeoman, Misty Morning Studio, Craig and
Karen Moore, Sherry and Rob Moore, Adam and Barb
Moore, Nathan Nichols & Co., Nelson's True Value
Shopping Center, Nielsen Massey, Nor Door Sport and
Cyclery, The Oilerie, O'Meara's Irish House, The Paint
Box Gallery, Pederson Pottery / Ephraim Clay Works,
PKJ Designs, The Red Geranium, Scrimshanders, Sister
Bay Bowl, Sister Bay Trading Co., The Spa at Sacred
Ground, Trillium Organics, Viking Restaurant,
Waterfront Restaurant, Water Street Gallery, West
Marine, Wilkins and Olander, and Yacht Works.

Event volunteers: Co-chairs Sherry Moore and Barb
Moore; and volunteers Claire Devaney, Julie Dunfee, Jay
Lott, Adam Moore, Craig Moore, Jeff Moore, Karen
Moore, Rob Moore, Abby O‘Rourke, Jack O‘Rourke,
Laura O'Rourke, Barbara Reidy, Bill Reidy, Di Taillon,
Rob Treleven, and John Welch.


Thank you

The EYC periodically publishes in the Eagle's Cry a list
of donors -- whether they are donors to specific
fundraisers/events/projects or in-kind donations. Donors
to last year's Gary Jobson fundraiser and the Aaron Moore
Scholarship (to name two) as well as donors who made
in-kind contributions have been thanked in a recent
Eagle's Cry. The following is a list of those members and
friends of EYC who have made cash donations to the club
for its general fund for the period November 1, 2012
through March 31, 2014.. These, general cash donations
have been extremely important for the day to day
operation of the Ephraim Yacht Club and have helped
support the club‘s efforts toward sailing education and the
promotion of amateur sailboat racing.



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UP TO $50
Suzanne T. Sampson, Elizabeth Aik, Karen T. Reynolds,
Wesley Johnson, Douglas Chomeau, Glenn Pentler, Paul
Jones

$50 to $150
Brian Chase, Carl and Mary Strohmaier, Kate Lorenz
Martha Sauter, Nancy B. Myer and Bentley M. Myer,
Stephen or Joyce Paoletti, Henry Pearson, John Balistreri,
Gary M. Moore, Arthur L. Crowe, Beverly Bleitz, Bradley
L. Metzger, George H. Harmon, Joan Lewis, Julie G.
Winding, Karyn Herndon, Virginia Eades, Walter and Jay
Hellyer, William C. Foote, Will and Julie Drobst-Hibler

$151 to $500
Crows Nest Estates Home Owners Association, Laura B.
Moegenburg, William and Priscilla Calkins, James and
Carole Crane, Thomas and Elizabeth Sublewski, James
Forbes, John D. Blossom, Jr., Bill R. Dean, Janet Fogle,
Jeffrey Johnson, Polly Davis

$1000 AND UP
Carol Fiedler





Flying Scot Midwinter
Championship at Southern Yacht
Club, New Orleans

MIKE AND JENNIFER FAUGUST

In early February, we received a call from EYC and
Southern Yacht Club member Dan Baird inviting us to the
Flying Scot Midwinters. With the strong EYC/SYC bond
kindled by Nancy Claypool, there was incentive for us to
go to New Orleans.

Over the years, we've competed in regattas throughout the
country; however, this would be our first at Southern
Yacht Club on Lake Pontchartrain. When we arrived,
members greeted us with warm southern hospitality and
gave us a tour of their club which had been rebuilt after
Hurricane Katrina. Rich in sailing tradition and a location
where you're sailing within minutes, all we could think of
was "Wow", this is one of the finest sailing facilities in
the country.

Other EYC participants included Carrie Berger, long-time
crew of regatta chairman Larry Taggart, skippers Ryan
Malmgren and Nancy Claypool, and Dan Baird who
assists the Flying Scot class with measuring and served on
the SYC Race Committee.

Monday was the warm-up regatta. (This also served as a
fundraiser for the Leukemia Cup that would be held the
next weekend.) We sailed three races in diminishing 8-15
m.p.h. winds with medium chop. Ten boats competed
and the winner was Harry Carpenter, our Flying Scot
builder. It was helpful for us northerners to shake off
some cobwebs. This was followed by a talk moderated
by Allan Terhune of North Sails, followed by the
Welcome Party with a buffet including local cuisine such
as seafood gumbo and fried catfish. Nancy and Carrie
served as the M.C.'s, awarding over 75 various door
prizes to all skippers and crew.

The competition for the championship and challenger
divisions started on Tuesday and ended on Friday with 30
boats sailing a total of eight races. The skippers ranged in
age from 18 to 76 and included multiple father and
son/daughter, and wife and husband crews. Most of the
racing was in light to medium winds with temperatures
ranging in the mid 60's to high 70's -- ideal weather to
enjoy in March! The wind, waves and stiff competition
made for a challenging week that included several general
recalls and subsequent I flags. One person called this a
"yo-yo" regatta -- people were up and then down. No
boat won more than two races and the overall winners did
not win a single race.

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Each day after racing, sailors shared tips over kegs of beer
and Bushwackers (official drink of the Flying Scot
Midwinters). On Wednesday, sailors were treated to a
seafood feast of 600 fresh oysters on the half shell,
mounds of boiled crawfish and shrimp, along with boiled
corn, potatoes, mushrooms, sausage, potato salad, and
New Orleans bread pudding. The next morning, Café du
Monde, the famous French Quarter restaurant, came to the
club and prepared fresh, hot beignets [French donuts]
covered in powdered sugar for all the participants.

In the evenings, we enjoyed brief tours of the city and
excellent cuisine thanks to our local hosts. The city is
vibrant and filled with history and character.

When the competition ended on Friday, the winner was
the father/son team of Zeke and Jay Horowitz from
Sarasota, Florida with 34 points. Larry and Carrie placed
5th, Ryan & Joe Brake 9th, Michael & Jennifer 13th and
Nancy & Frank Collins 21st.



All in all, it was a fantastic week. Great weather, great
food, great sailing, and most of all, great camaraderie!
Special thanks to Dan Baird for acquiring a boat and
housing for us and Mike Magner for loaning his boat.
Future Flying Scot Midwinters will be in Sarasota in
2015, Pensacola in 2016 and back to New Orleans in
2017. The perfect escape until summer.

Dave Ullman Selected As Special
Guest Competitor at 2014
Championship of Champions



Imagine a regatta where every competitor is a current
one-design class champion.

US Sailing‘s Championship of Champions is recognized
as one of the more unique adult racing events in the
country. All helmsmen have qualified for this event by
winning a one-design class National, North American, or
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World Championship in the past year. These skippers and
their teams will race for the Jack Brown Trophy while
representing their class. The competition will be
challenging with many decorated sailors competing on the
same course. The 2014 edition of this US Sailing classic
will be hosted by the Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland,
Ohio on October 9-12.
Each year a guest helm is invited. Past guest helms have
included Paul Cayard and Betsy Alison, and other sailing
luminaries. This year‘s guest competitor will be three-
time 470 World Champion (‘77, ‘78, ‗80) and 2007
Melges 24 World Champion Dave Ullman. He was also
US Sailing‘s 1996 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year.
Ullman returns to the championship he won in 1980
(sailed in the 470). He also returns to Thistle sailing,
which is one of several class national championships he
has collected over the years.
"It's a strong event again, and when I got the invite, how
could I say no," said Ullman. "This championship has a
warm spot in my heart. You get to race against, and meet
with, sailors you don't usually sail with. It's just fun to
sail against all sorts of one-design champions."
"It's all about coming into this event from another class
and sailing your best. It can be really interesting to see
how it turns out and who comes out on top."
Inaugurated in 1976, US Sailing selects 19 one-design
class champions that have been nominated by their class
associations to compete at the Championship of
Champions. As one of US Sailing‘s most popular events,
the championship is held in a different class each year,
and boats are supplied by the host club. Classes range
from conventional to cutting edge and have included the
Y-Flyer, Snipe, Hobie Cat, J-24, Sunfish, Etchell,
Lightning, and Flying Scot to name just a few.
Helmsmen and their crew will be tested in Thistles to see
if they can hold their own.
The event has crowned champions ranging in age from 13
to over 70. Many competitors are amateur sailors and
some are professionals. The Championship of Champions
features singlehanded sailors and others who sail with up
to five or six crew.
What makes this event unique is that all are top
competitors and anyone can win.
Here are additional requirements:
• The qualifying period is from August 1, 2013 – July 31,
2014.

• Champions and their classes must be current members
of US Sailing and American citizens or permanent
residents.

• Applications are accepted from January through July.
Sailors who normally sail in the U.S. and are members of
a club, class or association affiliated with US Sailing are
eligible.

Applications are evaluated on three main criteria:

• 40% Sailor Criteria – how many major events have they
done in the past three years; number of races in national
championship, number of attendants at national
championship

• 20% Class Criteria – size, diversity, depth and activity
of class nationally

• 40% Other – Sailor Athlete status, class membership in
US Sailing, previous experience, demonstrated Corinthian
spirit, etc.

The team of selectors researches each applicant's ability
and background by examining regatta results, drawing on
personal knowledge and researching the relative difficulty
of the class championships. The Championship of
Champions committee tries to get as many divergent
classes as possible. Classes that have never proposed a
champion to compete are encouraged to do so. In 2013,
over 60% of the competitors had never sailed in the event
before.
Invitations will be issued in early August, 2014. Apply
now at:
http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/CofC.htm.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Jake Fish, US Sailing, 401.683.0800 x614

About US Sailing

The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing), the
national governing body for sailing, provides leadership,
integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States.
Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode
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Island, US Sailing is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
US Sailing offers training and education programs for
instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of
sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore
rating certificates, and provides administration and
oversight of competitive sailing across the country,
including National Championships and the US Sailing
Team Sperry Top-Sider. For more information, please
visit www.ussailing.org.

College Sailing Teams

J.R. O’Rourke

One of the first things I was looking for in a college was a
sailing team. I was happy that I chose Marquette
University because sailing in college has been a
wonderful opportunity to compete at a high level, travel,
make friends and teammates from across the country.
There are 45 active members on the sailing team. While
we are away at regattas, there are opportunities to hang
out with other teams and make connections with them.

Sailors are only as good as the time they devote, both on
the water and off of it. We push ourselves to rig, get
dressed quickly and get on the water. Every minute from
the time you hit the water in your first practice until the
moment you sail off the course in the last regatta, you are
learning. The more time on the water, the better sailor we
become. College sailors have strengths and weaknesses,
but the most successful ones face their flaws and view
them as just another challenge, working to transform them
into strengths.
Success at any given regatta is a combination of speed,
tactics, and practice. Because we are in one-design (420)
boats at each venue, this allows for teams to compete
against one another on an even playing field, testing the
sailor’s skills rather than the quality of their equipment.
College sailing is a team sport and you are only as strong
as the people you sail with. Working as a unit is one of
the most important aspects of being a part of a college
sailing team.
College sailing depends on your attitude at the boathouse:
before practice and in team meetings as part of the team.
You must be receptive to constructive criticism; the
person in the boat with you can tune you in to your
weaknesses. Competition at college regattas is at a higher
level than club racing and more challenging.
I was very lucky as a freshman to be elected Captain of
the Sailing Team starting this spring. This was in large
part due to my EYC training, sailing and responsibilities.
EYC members, instructors and students all play a part in
developing the skills needed in the college sailing world.
Like the old EYC saying goes - I’d have to say that I’ve
sold my soul to college sailing.

The Benefits of College Sailing

ISAK PETERSON

Joining a sailing team can be a great way to get involved
on any high school or college campus. As a member of
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sailing Team, I
have improved my sailing skills, traveled to regattas all
over the country and expanded my sailing social network.

My team is a part of the Midwest College Sailing
Association ("MCSA"), a division of the Inter-Collegiate
Sailing Association, which is equivalent to the NCAA of
sailing. Most of our regattas are held in the MCSA,
which is made up of major universities and Big Ten
schools in the Midwest; however, in February, we
traveled to Tulane University and Southern Yacht Club in
New Orleans to compete in our first ever regatta outside
of the MCSA. This spring we will race at the University
of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, Lawrence
University, and Northwestern University.
Racing is usually in Club 420 sailboats, which we are
lucky to have 18 of at the EYC. The racing class at EYC
does a great job of teaching students how to win the start,
roll tack and mark round, which are all skills to have
while preparing for high school or college sailing.
At UWM, we have about thirty student members that
practice out of the Milwaukee Yacht Club twice a week
and dry land workouts once a week. We have our own
coach and occasionally practice with Milwaukee area
high school teams and Marquette University‘s team. A
lot of our members have little to no sailing experience, so
we have also held learn-to-sail sessions.
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Joining a sailing team is a great value; dues are under
$100 and include the use of 420‘s, team owned drysuits,
transportation and housing at regattas, coaching and much
more.
For more on UWM Sailing, check us out on Facebook,
Instagram and Twitter: @uwmsailing

For more on the MCSA visit mcsasail.org


Women’s Racing Class

JAY LOTT

EYC women, are you looking for the next level of speed
and tactical knowledge that will enable you to win the
Women's Regatta, or to sail to victory in one of the EYC's
season-long racing series? The EYC has designed a class
especially for you!

Enroll now in the Women's racing class, July 14-18. The
class will be held each afternoon from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30
p.m., and will be taught by the EYC's most experienced
racing instructors. The class will focus on trim, boat
handling, tactics and rules in a racing environment. This
is an intermediate level class, so to enroll, you must
already possess basic Flying Scot sailing skills.

Enrollment is limited and advance enrollment is required.
To enroll, go to www.eyc.org/education

Questions? Contact education@eyc.org



EYC Sailing Lessons in 2014

JAY LOTT, EYC EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

RESTRUCTURED JUNIOR LESSON PROGRAM

For 2014, the EYC has restructured its junior lesson
program to reduce the number of lesson levels, make
registration easier, and to simplify the curriculum. The
number of junior lesson levels has been reduced from
eight to four. The four remaining lesson levels have been
renamed in a more descriptive manner, and each level
corresponds more tightly to an age-and-size-appropriate
type of boat. The new lesson levels are:

BEGINNER, for students age 7-17. Students formerly
eligible to enroll in the EYC‘s Sailing Camp, Level 1 and
Level 2 and Teens, Level 1 and Level 2 should enroll in
this level. Beginner students will be divided into separate
sections based on age and experience. This level will be
taught in Optimists (younger, smaller students) and Flying
Scots (older, heavier students). The goal of this level is to
learn basic sailing skills. Promotion from this level is
required in order to enroll in the Intermediate level.

INTERMEDIATE, for students age 11-17. Promotion
from the Beginner level is a prerequisite for this level.
Students formerly eligible to enroll in the EYC‘s Level 3
should enroll in this level. This level will be taught in
420s. The goal of this level is proficiency in skippering
and crewing a double handed dinghy in all conditions.
Promotion from this level is required in order to enroll in
the Advanced or Racing levels. Students promoted from
the Intermediate level have a choice to enroll in either
Advanced or Racing.

ADVANCED, for students age 12-17. Promotion from
the Intermediate level is a prerequisite for this level.
Students formerly eligible to enroll in the EYC‘s Level 4
should enroll in this level or in Racing. This level will be
taught in Flying Scots. The goal of this level is to achieve
proficiency in Flying Scots (including spinnaker work)
sufficient to enable the student to pass the EYC‘s
Skipper‘s Test and to enable the student to skipper an
EYC Flying Scot unsupervised. This level is NOT a
prerequisite for the Racing level.

RACING, for students age 12-17. Promotion from the
Intermediate level is a prerequisite for this level. There is
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no longer any requirement that a student have his or her
―Skipper‘s License‖ in order to enroll in Racing. Students
formerly eligible to enroll in the EYC‘s Level 4 should
enroll in this level or in Advanced. Students formerly
eligible to enroll in the EYC‘s Advanced Racing level
should enroll in this level. This level will be taught in
Laser Radials and in 420s. The goal of this level is to
learn racing-level boat handling, strategy, and tactical
skills. There is no promotion from this level, as there is
an infinite amount to learn at this level.

To summarize, if your:

…2013 report card says you are eligible for Sailing
Camp, Level 1 or Level 2, or you are under age 11, enroll
in Beginner.

…2013 report card says you are eligible for Level 3 and
you are at least 11, enroll in Intermediate.

…2013 report card says you are eligible for Level 4 and
you are at least 12, enroll in Advanced or in Racing.

…2013 report card says you are eligible for Advanced
Racing and you are at least 12, enroll in Racing.

WHAT ELSE IS NEW IN 2014

 Due to popular demand, a one-week lesson
session is again being offered beginning June 9
(―Session A‖). Two-week group lessons will
begin June 16 (―Session B‖).

 The Racing class is now 3 ½ hours long. It will
start at the same times as our other classes, but
will last an additional 30 minutes each day.

 In Sessions C, D and E, the Racing class will be
taught only in the afternoon.

 A Laser clinic is offered on Thursday and Friday,
July 10-11, totaling approximately 12 hours of
instruction. The Laser clinic is open to juniors
and adults ages 12 and older.

 A team racing clinic is offered on Saturday and
Sunday, July 12-13, totaling approximately 12
hours of instruction. The Team Racing clinic is
open to juniors ages 12-18.

 To enable Advanced and Racing students to
enroll in the Laser Clinic, Advanced and Racing
classes in Session C will be shortened to 8 days,
ending on July 9.

 An Adult Women‘s Racing class is being offered
in the afternoons the week of July 14-18.

SAILING LESSON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What if my student has been promoted from Level 2
(now ―Beginner‖) but is not yet 11 years old?

A: You should still enroll your student in the Beginner
level; your student will be assigned to a separate section
of relatively advanced Beginner students. Even though
your student may have learned the minimum needed to be
promoted from the Beginner level, there is always more to
learn about sailing an Optimist in Beginner level classes,
before the student is introduced to 420s at the
Intermediate level.

Q: Does my student have to be promoted from Advanced
in order to enroll in Racing?

A: No. Your student has to be promoted from
Intermediate (formerly called Level 3) in order to enroll
in Racing, but there is no longer any requirement to pass
Advanced (formerly called Level 4), nor is there a
requirement to pass the Skipper‘s Test, in order to enroll
in Racing.

Q: Does the Advanced level prepare students for the
Racing level?

A: No. Students who are promoted from Intermediate can
choose either Advanced or Racing in each subsequent
session.

Q: Upon promotion from Intermediate, is my student‘s
choice of the Advanced or Racing level a permanent
choice?

A: Students must stay in the enrolled level (either
Advanced or Racing) for the length of each session.
However, in each subsequent session, a student can
choose either Advanced or Racing. Students can switch
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back and forth between Advanced and Racing as many
times as they like, from one session to the next.

Q: Why might my student want to enroll in the Advanced
level if she could just go straight from Intermediate to
Racing?

A: The Advanced level focuses on teaching the skills
relevant to sailing a Flying Scot, which is larger, heavier,
and more complex than the boats used in the Racing level.
The Advanced curriculum is designed to train the student
to pass the EYC‘s Skipper‘s test. The Advanced
curriculum includes certain skills not taught in any other
level, like anchoring and using a spinnaker. Passing the
Skipper‘s test (earning a Skipper‘s License) is required in
order for the student to be able to skipper an EYC-owned
Flying Scot outside of lessons, including in EYC races
and regattas. If your student never wants to skipper an
EYC-owned Flying Scot, and does not desire to learn how
to raise, fly, jibe and douse a spinnaker, then certainly the
student might choose to go straight from Intermediate to
Racing, which focuses on Laser Radials and 420s.

Q: My student is just not that interested in racing, but
still wants to sail. What do EYC lessons offer to him?

A: The EYC‘s Beginner and Intermediate levels are
focused on overall sailing skills, and not racing. Upon
promotion from the Intermediate level, students not
interested in racing should enroll in the Advanced level,
which focuses on seamanship and general sailing skills,
and not much on racing.

Q: Are the textbooks the same as last year?

A: We have upgraded our textbooks to better match the
lesson levels. The 2014 Beginner textbook ―Learn
Sailing Right – Beginning Sailing‖ ($10) is the same as
the textbook used for Levels 1 through 4 in 2013. The
2014 Intermediate textbook ―Learn Sailing Right –
Intermediate Sailing‖ is new for 2014 and therefore all
Intermediate students will be required to purchase this
textbook ($10). There is no required textbook for the
Advanced class. The Racing class has a new textbook
called ―Getting Started in Sailboat Racing‖ and therefore
all Racing students will be required to purchase this
textbook ($20).

Q: How do I purchase a textbook?

A: You pay for your textbook during the lesson
registration process, and pick it up on the first day of
lessons.

Q: Why is my daughter being charged $385 for her
afternoon junior Racing class, while my son is being
charged $300 for his afternoon Intermediate class?

A: The per-hour rate which the EYC charges for group
lessons has not changed from 2013. EYC lessons are
priced at $11 per hour for morning classes, and for
afternoon classes which are not also offered in the
morning. Thus a 30-hour morning Intermediate class is
$330, and a 35-hour afternoon Racing class is $385. To
encourage afternoon enrollment, afternoon classes which
are also offered in the morning cost $10 per hour. Thus a
30-hour afternoon Intermediate class costs $300.

Q: My student wishes to enroll in Session C Advanced,
which is only 8 days long instead of the usual 10 days.
Will I be charged only 80% of the normal tuition?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I enroll in the Laser clinic even if I am an adult?

A: Yes. The Laser clinic is open to junior and adult
students ages 12 and up.

Q: Can I enroll in the Adult Women‘s Racing class if I
am a novice sailor?

A: No. The Adult Women‘s Racing class is intended for
students who already possess basic sailing skills, who
wish to learn racing-level boat handling techniques,
racing tactics, and racing rules.

Q: Are private lessons available?

A: Private lessons are available beginning June 9. For
more information about EYC private lessons, see
eyc.org/private-sailing-lessons. To schedule a private
lesson, contact education@eyc.org

Questions? Contact education@eyc.org



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Team Racing Clinic, July 12-13

JAY LOTT

The EYC will host a Team Racing clinic on Saturday and
Sunday, July 12-13. The clinic will be led by Bobby
Collins, a Level 3 US Sailing instructor and former coach
of the Northwestern University sailing team, and Scott
Flanigan, who represented Ireland in the 2012 Olympic
Games in the 470 class. This clinic will be a highlight of
the EYC‘s 2014 sailing season.

The clinic will serve as an introduction to team racing and
will include approximately 12 hours of instruction. For
students who may wish to race in high school or college,
this clinic will provide a useful introduction to team
racing, which is very popular at those levels.

The clinic is open to students ages 12 through 18. EYC
membership is not required. To enroll in the team racing
clinic, students enrolled in the EYC lesson program must
be eligible to enroll in the EYC's Advanced or Racing
lesson levels; non-EYC students must be proficient in
sailing a 420 or similar boat.

The clinic price of $132 includes instruction, use of EYC
boats, lunch and beverages Saturday and Sunday, and a
textbook. Enrollment is limited to only 18 students. For
more information about the Team Racing clinic, and to
enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

TEAM RACING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: What is ―team racing?‖

A: Team racing is an awesomely fun game played in
sailboats, which grows in popularity each year, especially
among high school and college racers. Two teams
(usually with three boats on each team) sail around a short
race course. The object isn‘t to finish first in your own
boat. Rather, the object is to make your team‘s combined
finishes better than the combined finishes of the other
team. Your team can win without one of your boats
finishing first.

Q: What‘s different about Team Racing, compared with
regular fleet racing?

A: Team racing places less emphasis on straight-line boat
speed, and more emphasis on tactics, boat handling, rules
knowledge, and of course, teamwork. You don‘t have to
be the fastest sailor on the course to help your team win!

Q: Why is team racing so much fun?

A: Team racing involves a lot of short course racing, with
many tacks, jibes, mark roundings and other maneuvers in
each race. It‘s non-stop action! Most of the tactics
involve hindering the other team, which is always fun.
And, if your team does not win, there is another race
starting in a few minutes, so you always have another
chance.

Q: Will team racing help my regular fleet racing skills?

A: Yes. The boat handling, rules and tactics learned in
team racing will improve your fleet racing results, too.

Q: Will the EYC offer team racing opportunities outside
this clinic?

A: The EYC will include team racing in its Racing class
curriculum. Students who attend the Team Racing clinic
will be able to further develop their Team Racing skills in
the Racing class.


2014 EYC Staff

The EYC is fortunate to have a very experienced and
talented staff returning for the 2014 season.

We welcome Isak Peterson as the EYC‘s new Sailing
Director. Isak grew up in the EYC‘s sailing program and
this will be his sixth year as an EYC staffer. He is a
member of the UW-Milwaukee sailing team, and has
extensive sailing experience in larger boats, both racing
and cruising. He is certified by US Sailing as a Level 2
coach.
We are also pleased to have back Alden Crowe who will
be the Assistant Sailing Director and a Senior Instructor.
Like Isak, Alden learned to sail in the EYC program; this
is his fifth season working at the EYC. He is a US Sailing
Level 3 certified coach, and has extensive experience
sailing catamarans as well as the full gamut of EYC
dinghies.
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Returning as Senior Instructors will be Erica Heidler,
Charlotte Johnson, Ian Leonard, Sarah Olson, J.R.
O‘Rourke, Stefan Peterson, Carrie Ritter, and Brian
Ritter, averaging well over three years of EYC experience
among them.
Returning as Junior Instructors will be Will Gheorghita,
Annika Pearson and Roger Waleffe. We welcome new
Junior Instructor Benji Therien who will also share the
duties of Race Manager.
Hans Ribbens will return as the EYC‘s boat maintenance
manager. With 55 sailboats and seven powerboats, Hans
and the rest of the staff will have their hands full keeping
our equipment in good shape!


Help Open the EYC on May 24

All EYC members are requested and encouraged to help
open the EYC beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May
24. Most projects should be finished by about noon.
Beginning around the same time, the EYC will provide a
burger and hot dog lunch for those who help. BYO chips
and beverages.

The EYC relies heavily on its member volunteers to open
and close the EYC each season, which helps hold down
dues and makes the EYC accessible for all. Last year,
over 50 EYC members — out of approximately 1,000
people who are members — helped close the EYC.
Please help us exceed that number this year!


Opening Social

The Opening Social is on Saturday, June 28 at 6:00 p.m.
at the Ephraim Yacht Club Clubhouse. This fun event is
being held a week later this year because of the change in
the date of Ephraim‘s Fyr Ball Festival. You might be
heading to beautiful Door County for the week of Fourth
of July, so make the Opening Social the first celebration
of your holiday week. Or plan on making a special trip
up north to meet up with old friends, and make new
friends. Parents of young sailors will have an opportunity
to meet some of the instructors, as many of them will be
at the event.

Please bring an appetizer to share—the food is always
delicious, and practically a meal. The EYC will provide
beer, wine, soda, and water. The Opening Social is
primarily an adults only event.

That evening, the EYC will also bless our ―fleet‖ of
sailing vessels, and the sailors that command them. Then
there will be a short ceremony to prayerfully remember
the EYC members who we have lost since the last sailing
season, by laying a wreath on the water.

We hope to see you at the Opening Social. If you have
any questions, please contact Linda Franczyk at 847-832-
0212 linfranczyk@sbcglobal.net or Susie Berg at 262-
723-7418 berg@elknet.net.


EYC Fyr Bal Activities Expanded

Beginning in 2014, the EYC will have a more active
schedule during Ephraim‘s Fyr Bal Festival (Saturday
June 21). We have added two events to our traditional
Fyr Bal Regatta and Fyr Bal Family Cookout.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT THE EPHRAIM
VILLAGE HALL
The Ephraim Business Council (which runs the Fyr Bal
Festival) has honored the EYC by offering to us the
opportunity to hold a pancake breakfast at the Old Village
Hall to raise money for EYC scholarships. The pancake
breakfast will run from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on
Saturday, June 21. All EYC members are encouraged to
attend to support the EYC. There will be door prizes and
a raffle, too! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP
WITH THE PANCAKE BREAKFAST. There will be
two shifts of volunteers so you don‘t have to give up your
whole Saturday morning. If you would like to help,
please contact dockside@eyc.org
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OPEN HOUSE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

The EYC will host an open house for prospective
members on the afternoon of June 21, from 2:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m. The open house will feature a short slide show
(about 6 minutes), a short tour (about 15 minutes), and
free sailboat rides (about 30 minutes) for prospective
members. If you would like to volunteer as a tour guide,
please contact dockside@eyc.org


5th Annual Fyr Ball Cookout

The Fyr Ball cookout is Saturday June 21 at 6 p.m. The
cookout takes place on the dock at the EYC on the busiest
night in Ephraim.

Everyone is welcome to come for a fun cookout. The
O'Rourke, Latreille and Richter dads will be grilling up
brats, hotdogs and chicken for everyone to enjoy. Please
bring a side to share with the group.
Bring your own beverage and plan on staying to view the
fires burning the winter witch away. EYC is the place to
view all of the Ephraim festivities.


First Mates Events 2014

LAURA O’ROURKE

Believe it or not, summer is right around the corner! I
know we all can't wait for its arrival. 2014 is shaping up
to be another wonderfully exciting year at EYC. Here are
a few important dates for your calendars.

Monday, June 16 9 a.m. First Mates Coffee # 1
7 p.m. Bunco

Saturday, June 21 7:30 a.m. Fyr Ball Breakfast at Ephraim Village
Hall
6 p.m. Fyr Ball Cookout on EYC Dock

Friday, July 4 7 p.m. Ice Cream Social
Monday, July 14 9 a.m. First Mates Coffee #2
Thursday, July 24 6 p.m. First Mates Pot Luck
Tuesday, July 29 5 p.m. Women's Regatta
Friday, August 1 6 p.m. Regatta Welcome Party
Saturday, Aug 2 109th Ephraim Regatta Brat Fest
Saturday, Aug 9 6 p.m. Commodore's Party
With all of these fabulous social gatherings come several
opportunities to volunteer! Please plan on attending the
First Mates Coffee for more details. It is a great way to
reconnect with friends and gear up for a busy summer
season!


Bunco 2014

Hello EYC Bunco ladies! It has been a long winter. I am
looking forward to our Monday night gatherings. Bunco
is a fun, social, dice game. No skill required! It is a
wonderful way to connect with other EYC ladies. We roll
dice, enjoy snacks and beverages, and chit chat while the
sun sets on Eagle Harbor. There is no better place to be
than EYC with friends on Monday nights! We will start
on Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. If you are a Flying Scot
racer, we can always hold a spot for you to join in after
sailing. We have different hosts each week. A sign-up
sheet will be posted. Hope to see you there!
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EYC Bridge 2014

SUZANNE J. LISLE

Once again in 2014, the EYC will offer three types of
bridge to members: open play, lessons, and couples. The
EYC‘s 2014 bridge information flyer and bridge lesson
registration form has now been published.

Registration for bridge lessons is limited and is prioritized
by postmark date, so if you wish to register for bridge
lessons, print and mail your bridge lesson registration
form as soon as possible. No paper registration form will
be mailed to you. The only way to register for bridge
lessons is by printing and mailing this online form.

You can view and print the bridge information flyer and
bridge lesson registration form here:

http://eyc.us3.list-
manage2.com/track/click?u=fbd0f9ae65e26212ebb4c951
5&id=a2164dc851&e=4609d0790e

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or here:

http://eyc.us3.list-
manage.com/track/click?u=fbd0f9ae65e26212ebb4c9515
&id=b7809f095f&e=4609d0790e


Women on the Water! “WOW”!

Women -- whether you‘re in your 20‘s, 30‘s, 40‘s, 50‘s,
60‘s, 70‘s, or 80‘s, there‘s a place for you at the Ephraim
Yacht Club on the water! This year, we are hoping to
organize more activities for women on the water –
whether it‘s sailing, racing, cruising, power boating, etc.
Whether you‘re new to or experienced with boating
and/or sailing, there is a place for you off the dock and on
the water! While we have no formal schedule yet, we are
seeking suggestions on members' interests. If you have
suggestions for a WOW activity, please contact Nan
Zimdars at nzimdars@zimfin.com or Nancy Claypool at
nclaypool@stonepigman.com..


Art Gallery Tour By Trolley

SIBYLLE TASKER AND HEATHER ANDERSEN

EYC ladies and guests, please join us on the evening of
June 25 for an art gallery tour by trolley!

The evening will begin with appetizers, wine and beer at
the EYC at 4:30 p.m. We will depart the EYC on the
Door County Trolley at 5:30 p.m. and visit 3 Door County
art galleries for a tour by the local artist. Featured artists
and studios will be Jim Ingwersen, Jim Leatham, and a
special surprise studio.

This is a unique opportunity to visit with local artists and
see their work. The tour will be approximately 2 1/2
hours. We will return to the EYC to enjoy the sunset.

The cost is $75 per person. This event has very limited
capacity. Advance sign up is required. All proceeds from
this event will support EYC sailing scholarships. For
more information and to sign up, Heather Andersen
heather@brecklodge.com



So You Want to Be an EYC
Instructor

JAY LOTT

Being an instructor at the EYC is the best summer job in
Door County. EYC students sometimes ask "What can I
do to increase my chances of being hired someday as an
instructor?"

The EYC's hiring needs vary from year to year, so there
can be no guarantee that there will be a position open in
any particular year. Nor will every qualified applicant
receive an offer of employment. However, there are some
things students can do to increase their chances of
someday being hired:

1. Become the best sailor you can be. Progress through
the EYC's lesson program as quickly as your age and size
will allow. Enroll in lessons for more than just two weeks
each summer. Earn your Skipper‘s License. Enroll in the
EYC's racing class multiple times. Race as often as you
can, in different kinds of boats, as both skipper and crew.
Sail with older, more experienced sailors. Sail outside of
lessons and racing. Go sailing when it‘s very windy, to
develop heavy wind skills.

2. Sail outside the EYC, during seasons other than
summer. Sail on your high school team if there is one, or
at your local yacht club, if it offers a fall or spring
program. Attend clinics. Travel to race in regattas.

3. Gain proficiency in driving a powerboat. When
driving a powerboat, always do so in a safe and
responsible manner. We are watching you out there as
you drive the family Whaler or Wave Runner! If we see
you wave jumping, driving too fast too close to other
boats, prop spraying, or otherwise driving in an unsafe
manner, that will count against you come hiring season.

4. Encourage your parents to invest in a sailboat, such as
a Laser Radial. There is a strong correlation between
students who own their own sailboat and sailing skill.
With your own boat, you can practice your sailing as
often as you like, on your own schedule.

5. Show enthusiasm for sailing. Juniors who show a
mature, positive, helpful, safe attitude at the EYC will be
remembered come hiring season.
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6. To start work at the EYC, you will need to be at least
16 years old and you must have finished your sophomore
year in high school.

7. Get good grades. Good grades are an indicator that
you pay attention, work hard, and care about doing a good
job, all of which are essential qualities for EYC staff.

8. Don't get a reputation as a partier, drinker or drug user.
EYC staff are expected to be role models and to show up
on time for work, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, every
day.

9. Be ready to commit to the EYC. The EYC will expect
employees to commit to a minimum work period, usually
early June through lesson Session E. The EYC will
expect you to be available to work at all times during that
period, and not to request time off for other activities like
camps, summer school, family vacations, church trips,
sports practice, etc. The EYC expects its employees to be
flexible in their work hours, to make the EYC their first
work priority, and to get sufficient sleep. Therefore, EYC
employment is generally not compatible with second jobs.

10. Have your own housing. If the EYC doesn't have to
find you a place to stay, your chances of being hired are
greater.



How Your Junior Can Become a
Better Sailor, Faster

EYC parents and grandparents: are you wondering how
your student can become better at sailing, faster? The key
to getting better is to SPEND MORE TIME ON THE
WATER STEERING A SAILBOAT. Here are some
ways how:

 Buy a sailboat for your junior. Then
they can go sailing whenever they like, whenever
the weather is best, with their friends, without
having to show up at a specific place at a specific
time. Used age-appropriate Optimist and Laser
sailboats are easy to find online, don‘t cost
much, and can be resold when your junior moves
on to a bigger boat.

 Encourage your junior to race. The
EYC offers racing in four kinds of sailboats, six
days per week. The EYC‘s weekly races are free
of charge. The EYC offers racing appropriate
for juniors of every age and skill level, from
beginners at age 8 in Optimists, to younger teens
racing Lasers and 420s, to older teens racing
Flying Scots against adult competition in the
Ephraim Regatta. Racing is the fastest way to
become a better sailor!

 Enroll in more lessons. Too many EYC
juniors enroll in only one week or two weeks of
lessons each summer…then their parents wonder
why they are not progressing faster through the
EYC‘s lesson program. Two weeks is barely
enough time to remember what was learned last
year. Enroll your junior in four weeks or six
weeks of lessons over two or three sessions.

 Enroll your junior in both morning and
afternoon lessons. There is no rule which says
sailing lessons have to be limited to three hours
per day. In fact, at many yacht clubs, the sailing
lesson program is all-day. You can make the
EYC‘s program all-day, too, by enrolling your
student both mornings and afternoons.

 Make your junior eligible to sail the
EYC's boats unsupervised. EYC juniors who
meet age and lesson level requirements can take
an EYC sailboat for a free sail, outside of
supervised lessons and supervised racing.
Parents must first sign a waiver and release
form. For more information on unsupervised
junior sailing, see the EYC‘s Safety Policy at
www.eyc.org/member-info

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Youth Activities 2014

EYC once again will host Youth Activities on Wednesday
evenings beginning June 25th through August 6th. Youth
activities are open to kids who have completed first grade.

Teen activities will take place on Thursday evenings
beginning June 26th through August 7th. Teen activities
are open to EYC members who have completed 8th grade.

If you are interested in helping with any activities or have
any questions, please contact Duska Pearson at
duskapearson@mac.com





Everything You Ever Wanted to
Know About the EYC (Or Not)

EYC members, did you know that the answers to just
about all your questions about the EYC can be found
online? The EYC's website includes:

* The EYC's 2014 schedule (eyc.org/schedule)

* Comprehensive information on sailing lessons, and a
link to enroll (eyc.org/lessons)

* A link to the EYC's online membership directory
(eyc.org/member-info)

* A list of the EYC's officers, Directors and committee
chairs, with contact information for each
(eyc.org/contactus)

* A description of the benefits of joining the EYC, which
you can share with your friends who are not yet members
(eyc.org/membership)

* Information about racing, including event dates, Notices
of Race, sailing instructions, and race results
(eyc.org/racing)

* Every e-mail the EYC has sent to its members since
2006, in the form of a blog post, in a searchable database
(eyc.org/blog)

* Links to the EYC's photo gallery with over 6000
pictures (eyc.org)

* How you can donate to the EYC (eyc.org/donate)

* A list of open volunteer opportunities
(eyc.org/volunteer)

* An archive of back issues of the Eagle's Cry going all
the way back to Volume 1, Number 1 dated May 1, 1964
(eyc.org/eaglescry)

* Lots of other information about the EYC, including
parking, swimming, behavior, safety, and slip and locker
policies; a list of Skipper's License holders; a list of
annual trophies and awards; our mission statement (in the
Articles of Incorporation); how we organize and govern
the EYC (in the By-Laws); a description of reciprocal
privileges; classified advertising; how to join US Sailing
at a discount; the EYC's history; and a list of EYC
Commodores from 1906 to today. All this can be found at
eyc.org/member-info


An EYC Membership Anecdote

JAY LOTT

From Linda and George Carey's book, Celebrating One
Hundred Years: The Ephraim Yacht Club 1906-2006:

In 1979, Guy and Dorie Bush owned an MC
Scow and trailed it to Ephraim for the summer,
from their home in Texas. When Guy arrived, he
couldn't find a place to keep his boat, and
someone suggested he ask the Ephraim Yacht
Club. He drove down to the club and introduced
himself to Skip Heidler, who was then the
Activities Director. Guy asked if there was any
chance that he could rent space for his scow at
the EYC dock. Skip replied that wasn't possible,
because dock space was only for the use of
members.
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Guy said, "Oh, that's too bad. How do you get to
be a member?"

Skip answered, "Well, you have to know
somebody at the club. They have to recommend
you."

Guy thought that was the end of his quest,
because he was new to the area, so he responded
"I don't know anybody in the club."

"Yes you do," said Skip.

"Who?" asked Guy.

"You know me," said Skip. "Here's the form,
and you can fill it out." Then he added "It's a
very exclusive club and very expensive."

"Oh really," said Guy. "I don't know if I can
afford it. I'm just a school teacher. How much is
it?"

Skip replied, "It's $35 per year and $10 for the
house and dock fee!"

Guy joined the EYC on the spot.

So, even back when the EYC had a paper membership
application which required a recommendation from an
existing member, the EYC's membership was, as a
practical matter, open to all. When we applied for our
501(c)(3) charitable status in 2004, we codified our open
membership policy in our by-laws. These days, applicants
for membership don't even need to know an EYC staffer
for two minutes in order to apply!

By the way, remember that new member Guy Bush who
joined in 1979? In 1982, he was elected Commodore.


Donate to the EYC

Do you have surplus items which you could donate to the
EYC? The EYC would be grateful for your donation of
boats or equipment (or cash, or appreciated securities).

The EYC relies on donations from members and friends
to help keep dues low and to keep EYC membership
accessible. Because of its educational and amateur
athletic mission, the EYC is qualified as a charity under
section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and
therefore your donation is tax-deductible.

Among the items which the EYC would particularly like
to receive are:

* A used compact pickup truck (Chevy S-10 or Ford
Ranger or similar) or similar sized SUV with an
automatic transmission. We need a dedicated EYC
vehicle for towing and launching boats, and to run
errands…for too long we have been depending on EYC
volunteers and staff to provide use of their personal
vehicles for these tasks.

* Flying Scot, Optimist, Laser and Club 420 sailboats,
and sails and equipment for them.

* Powerboats from 13 to 20 feet.

* 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 dockside@eyc.org.

And, remember the EYC in your will!


Join or Renew Your US Sailing
Membership at a Discount

As an EYC member, you can join US Sailing (or renew
your US Sailing membership) and enjoy a 20% reduction
in your US Sailing dues! To join US Sailing, go
to http://eyc.org/member-info/
US Sailing is the governing body of the sport of sailing in
the United States. Benefits of US Sailing membership
include:
 Discounts on many regatta registration fees
(including the Ephraim Regatta).
 Ability to attend US Sailing courses, seminars
and events, such as instructor seminars, race
committee seminars, and rules seminars.
 US Sailing membership is required to maintain
US Sailing certifications (such as instructor
certifications) in effect.
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 Subscriptions to a variety of online and print
publications.
 Heavily discounted member pricing in the US
Sailing online store, which includes many books,
videos and other items valuable to racing and
cruising sailors.
 A free copy of the new 2013-2016 Racing Rules
of Sailing booklet.
 Discounts and coupons from many sponsors,
including Hobie, West Marine, Sperry, and
Hilton.
 Support the sport of sailing, including the US
Olympic and Paralympic sailing teams.
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 www.lmsrf.org. Most
EYC members will be eligible to join LMSRF at the
Regular Member level ($50), or as an Associate Member
($10) or Junior Member ($10).
Even if you do not choose to join LMSRF, you can sign
up to receive its free and very informative monthly
newsletter online at:
http://lmsrf.org/lmsrf/index.php/news/2013-news


Racing Report

ADAM J. MOORE

As I write this, the sun comes out about once a week; we
have high temperatures slightly above freezing; the pot
holes are the size of Optimists; and the snow has melted
down to only a foot deep. Yes, spring is in the air here in
the Upper Midwest. It is time to start planning for the
summer racing season at EYC!

It is hard to believe but the first summer race at the EYC
is less than 60 days away, and we have some new ideas
for some great racing this summer. I wanted to highlight
a few changes for the 2014 season.
With our new expanded Optimist fleet, we now have
enough boats to allow all ages to compete on every
Optimist race date. Competitors will still be divided into
―Red‖ and ―Blue‖ fleets by age during the races. This will
give our Opti sailors more chances to compete against
their friends of similar abilities. This will translate to a
better racing experience for all participants and more
chances to win for our young sailors.
For the formerly young sailors, we have added an
expanded Laser Masters class this summer. We have all
been there, a beautiful Friday evening, you skip out on
your last meeting at work to race up to Door County,
running the speed trap at the bridge, checking your watch
as you are stuck behind the old camper trailer on Hwy.
42, all so that you can get to the Friday night Laser races
only to find out that, not only are you the oldest guy there,
you are the oldest by 25 years! While it is still fun to
compete with the young guns, when you cite ―USYRU
Rules for Yacht Racing‖ rules, they all look at you funny
and you long for someone to share a beer with after the
races.
Well we have a solution for that at the EYC! We are
expanding our summer Laser Masters series. Masters will
be scored in the series in which you race, but you will
also receive separate Masters scoring. So, if you are the
only Master at the race, you will be rewarded with a first
place finish in the Masters fleet for your trouble,
explaining how USYRU became US Sailing and, if there
are other Masters at that race, you will be rewarded with
great competition and hopefully, camaraderie and adult
beverages after the races; loser buys the first round! The
Masters fleet scores will be compiled at the end of the
season and we will score your best five races, so you need
not be present at every race to win.
In addition to the new Laser Masters series, we have
changed the Laser fleet races from Friday evening to
Saturday afternoon. Well, what incentive will I have to
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duck out of the Friday afternoon long-term paper clip
procurement strategy meeting, you ask? Well, if you still
decide to duck out on your Friday afternoon work
responsibilities and head up to the EYC for the Friday
races, we will have our new expanded fleet of 420s racing
on Friday evenings. If you have not felt the sting of the
traveler bar on your shin during a roll tack since the days
of big hair and the Cure, this race is a lot of fun! Bring
someone to crew or come down and race with the EYC
juniors and you can relive your USYRU youth sailing
days on a 420 as you watch the sun set over Horseshoe
Island. This is a great time, and in the few times that I
have been able to participate, I can tell you that both the
juniors and I had a great time. We both learned a few
things about sailing and life.
Some important dates to remember for this summer: The
first opportunity to race at the EYC will be Saturday, June
14th; the Fyr Ball Regatta will be June 21; the Family
Regatta will be June 28; the Rich Hall Junior Regatta will
be July 19-20; the Optimist Regatta will be July 26-27;
the Women's Regatta will be July 29; and the main event
of the summer will be August 1-2-3, the 109
th
sailing of
the Ephraim Regatta. Please mark your calendars and as
always, we are looking to have another successful racing
season at the EYC, so your participation is the key!
We are currently looking for helpers and chase boats for
the Ephraim Regatta. This is a great way to participate in
the action if you cannot commit the time to sail. We are
looking for people to assist with registration, setting
marks, driving EYC chase boats, and are also looking for
power boaters who are willing to spend the day on the
water in their own boat setting marks and assisting the
Race Committee. Please contact Adam Moore
amoore@firstindustrial.com or Nancy Claypool
nclaypool@stonepigman.com for volunteer opportunities.
The snow will melt, the ice will thaw and we will be
racing in the sunshine on the gin clear waters of tropical
Eagle Harbor before you can spell Polar Vortex. See you
on the water!

Flying Scot Midwest District
Championship Regatta

The 2014 Flying Scot Midwest District Championship
Regatta will be hosted by Flying Scot Fleet 135 at the
Sheridan Shore Yacht Club June 27-29.

For more information, keep an eye
on sheridanshoreyachtclub.com

The Midwest District Championship is always a fun time,
and features the most competitive Flying Scot racing in
the Midwest. This year's venue will afford EYC members
an opportunity to show off their home-grown big-water
skills on the big waters of Lake Michigan.


Online Membership Directory

Did you know the EYC has an online membership
directory?

That‘s right, in addition to the annual printed membership
directory that you receive when you join or renew your
membership, the EYC maintains a complete and up-to-
date membership directory online. The online directory is
available at no cost at any time. Access is restricted to
current EYC Family, Senior, Single, Life and Honorary
members.

The online membership directory has several advantages
over the printed directory. It can be accessed from
anywhere as long as you have Internet access. And, it is
more current than the printed directory. The printed
directory does not contain new members who join after
April 1, nor does it contain members who renew their
memberships after April 1.

The online directory is password-protected. To access the
online directory, go to www.eycwi.clubexpress.com, then
click ―member login.‖

Then log in using the same username and password that
you used to renew your membership. (If you forgot, there
is a link you can use to retrieve your username or
password.)

Then click ―membership directory.‖

Introduce a Friend to the EYC

The EYC loses approximately 10% of its members every
year, just by normal attrition. Just to keep our
membership at the current healthy level, we will need to
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add forty new Family, Senior and Single members in
2014!

So, the EYC asks each of its members to introduce a
friend to the EYC in 2014. There are a lot of great ways
to introduce a friend to the EYC. Bring your friend to an
EYC party as your guest. Take your friend sailing in an
EYC boat. Stop by on a hot summer afternoon and go
swimming with your friend.

For a complete description of member benefits, see
eyc.org/membership. But remember, the best EYC
membership benefits are the lifelong friendships which
each of us makes.

EYC membership is open to all, with no sponsorship,
recommendation, residency or invitation required.


Parking Q & A (With Harrison
Ford)

The EYC has only three parking spaces. The EYC
has almost 500 members. As a result, the EYC has a
parking policy. Members are reminded to follow the
parking policy, which can be viewed
at www.eyc.org/member-info

Parking Policy Questions and Answers:

Q: Why does the EYC need to have a parking policy?

A: With approximately 500 members, the number of cars
arriving and seeking to park at the EYC at certain times
can be very high. This causes issues of traffic safety, and
fairness to fellow members. In addition, when EYC
members occupy or block the private parking spaces of
Ephraim Yacht Harbor slip holders, that could damage the
EYC‘s good relationship with its neighbor, the EYH.

Q: What are the safety issues?

A: The following prohibited practices are hazardous,
especially with so many EYC juniors running around:
stopping on the shoulder of Hwy. 42 to drop off or pick
up passengers; stopping behind EYC or EYH parking
spots to drop off or pick up passengers; and driving down
the EYC‘s driveway to the lower level.

Q: What are the fairness issues?
A: Among other things, when you stop or double-park
behind a vehicle parked in an EYC space, you block that
space.

Q: Can‘t I double-park behind someone if I know that
person and if I remain available to move my car when
asked?

A: No, because then others will think double-parking is
OK and will double-park behind people they don‘t even
know. Also, by double-parking, you are so close to Hwy.
42 traffic that your vehicle constitutes a safety hazard.

Q: Why is it the EYC‘s business if I park in, or block, a
private parking space belonging to an Ephraim Yacht
Harbor slip holder?

A: The EYC wants to maintain its good relationship with
the EYH. The EYH helps out the EYC in a lot of ways,
including by providing water, the ability to temporarily tie
boats to the EYH pier, the use of the EYH driveway to
access the EYC pier, and more. EYH slip holders pay a
lot of money to rent their parking spaces and they should
be able to use those spaces without having to wait for an
EYC member to get out of the way.

Q: But I am only blocking a private EYH space for a
minute or two.

A: That space — and the entire EYH parking lot — is
PRIVATE PROPERTY. You wouldn‘t want that EYH
parking space owner to show up at your house and block
your driveway, would you?

Q: Doesn‘t the EYC really have four parking spaces?

A: The fourth space is marked only for very short term
loading and unloading of persons and gear. Please unload
quickly, then promptly move your vehicle to make room
for the next EYC member.

Q: Can‘t I park on the grass just north of the EYC‘s
parking lot?

A: No. We put a ―no parking‖ sign on a metal post
there. If you park there, you will break the signpost and
scratch your car. Possibly your fuel tank will be
punctured, resulting in a fiery explosion.
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Q: Please, can‘t I park on the grass just for a minute? I
have an old car and I don‘t care if it gets scratched or
exploded.

A: No. By parking on the grass, you block the
handicapped / senior entrance to the clubhouse. You also
kill the beautiful green grass, which the EYC‘s volunteer
Clubhouse Chairman has labored mightily to grow. You
also block the view of persons backing out of the EYC‘s
three parking spaces.

Q: Well, where should I park, then?

A: Members are encouraged to leave the EYC‘s three
parking spaces for our more senior members. Members
are invited to park at the public parking lot on the corner
of Spruce Street and Hwy. 42, just a short, healthy, 100-
yard walk from the EYC. Also, you can park at
Anderson‘s Dock, just a block north of the EYC.

Q: I need to get to Leroy's for coffee before the line gets
too long. Those parking and drop-off places are too far
away from the EYC and will cost me an extra five
minutes.

A: [In a grumpy voice like Harrison Ford when asked
whether Han Solo can beat up James T. Kirk] A hundred
yards is too far for you to walk? Back when the EYC was
a kid, it had to walk five miles to school all year round,
uphill both ways, barefoot, in two feet of snow, carrying a
tinderbox and a dead possum.

Q: Er, OK then! Are there exceptions to the parking
rules?

A: There are a very few limited exceptions, including for
dropping off handicapped persons. See the Parking
Policy at www.eyc.org/member-info for details.


Volunteer!

The Ephraim Yacht Club is volunteer-managed, and could
not exist without the thousands of hours of volunteer time
donated every year by its members. As the EYC grows,
it‘s important to spread the volunteer load so that no one
person is required to carry too much of it. The EYC is
constantly seeking the right volunteer for the right
position.

Some of the EYC‘s available volunteer positions are
described at www.eyc.org/volunteer. However, this is by
no means a comprehensive list. Volunteer positions are
available for persons of all skills and regardless of how
much or how little time you are able to give.

Current volunteer opportunities include Advertising
Sales Chair, Development Chair, Endowment Chair,
Grant Writer, House Committee and Dock Committee
members, Photographer, and Video Producer. To find
out more about any of these opportunities, contact
dockside@eyc.org

If you would like to volunteer to help the EYC, either in
one of the positions listed, or in some other capacity,
please contact dockside@eyc.org. Or, you can contact the
appropriate committee chairperson – see the list of
chairpersons at www.eyc.org/contactus


Help the EYC Build Its Photo
Gallery

If you have good photos of EYC people or events, please
submit your photos to the EYC. The EYC will post the
photos in its public online photo archive
at www.flickr.com/photos/ephraimyachtclub/collections.

Your photos may also be used in the Eagle‘s Cry.

Do you think that would take too much time? How about
submitting just your three FAVORITE 2013 EYC photos?
We especially like good sailing action photos, and photos
of EYC members and juniors having fun at various EYC
events and activities. We also like older photos scanned
into digital format!

You can submit your photos by e-mail
to dockside@eyc.org. If you have too many photos to e-
mail, contact dockside@eyc.org to learn alternative
methods to submit your photos. Alternatively, you can
share your photos on the EYC‘s Facebook page at
http://www.facebook.com/EphraimYachtClub


Max & Lindy Robinette Memorial
Concert
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On Friday, June 20th The Midsummer's Music Festival
concert at the Hardy Gallery will be in honor of Max and
Lindy Robinette.

We all know that Max was active in the EYC and
Ephraim Historical Foundation. The Midsummer's Music
Festival wanted all members to be aware of the intent of
this concert.

Tickets for June 20 may be purchased online at
anytime. www.MidsummersMusic.com. There have
already been memorial donations made in support of this
concert.




Memorial Service for Weed Vail

The memorial service for Malcolm D. Vail will be held
on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Blossomburg
Cemetery in Peninsula State Park

EYC Publishing
Fran Morof and Nancy Claypool


Ephraim Yacht Club 2014 Schedule

Date Day Time Event

24-May Sat 9:00 a.m. Spring Clean-Up / Clubhouse opening work day
25-May Sun 5:00 p.m. Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / Picnic at Horseshoe Island or Nicolet Bay
27-May Tues 9:00 a.m. Club opens for the season
2-Jun Mon 1:00 p.m. Start Open Play Bridge
3-Jun Tues 4:00 p.m. Start Couples Bridge
9-Jun Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lesson Session A (one week) (mornings only)
12-Jun Thurs 9:30 a.m. Start Bridge Lessons
14-Jun Sat 9:00 a.m. Start Flying Scot Saturday Races
14-Jun Sat 1:00 p.m. Start Laser Saturday Races
15-Jun Sun 9:00 a.m. Start Optimist Sunday Races
15-Jun Sun 1:00 p.m. Start 420 and Laser Sunday Races
16-Jun Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lesson Session B (two weeks) (mornings only)
16-Jun Mon 9:00 a.m. First Mates Coffee #1
16-Jun Mon 5:00 p.m. Start Flying Scot Monday Races
16-Jun Mon 7:00 p.m. Start Bunco
17-Jun Tue 5:00 p.m. Start Optimist Tuesday Races
18-Jun Wed TBD Start Wednesday Junior Activities
19-Jun Thurs 5:00 p.m. Start Optimist Thursday Races
19-Jun Thurs TBD Start Thursday Teen Activities
20-Jun Fri 5:00 p.m. Start 420 Friday Races
21-Jun Sat 7:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Ephraim Village Hall to benefit the EYC's Aaron R. Moore
Sailing Scholarship Fund (ends 10:30 a.m.)
21-Jun Sat 9:00 a.m. Fyr Bal Regatta (and Saturday Flying Scot races)
21-Jun Sat 2:00 p.m. Open House for prospective new members (ends 4:30 p.m.)
21-Jun Sat 6:00 p.m. Fyr Bal Family Cookout (and bonfires and fireworks)
25-Jun Weds 4:30 p.m. Ladies wine, cheese, and art gallery trolley tour
28-Jun Sat 9:00 a.m. Family Regatta (and Saturday Flying Scot races)
28-Jun Sat 6:00 p.m. Opening Social
30-Jun Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lesson Session C (two weeks)
3-Jul Thurs 6:00 p.m. Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / cookout at Egg Harbor (for fireworks)
4-Jul Fri 7:00 p.m. Ice Cream Social (bring a topping)
5-Jul Sat 6:00 p.m. Cruising Rendezvous / Raft-Up / cookout at Fish Creek (for fireworks)
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10-Jul Thurs 9:00 a.m. Laser Clinic (through July 11)
11-Jul Fri 9:00 a.m. Laser Clinic continues
12-Jul Sat 9:00 a.m. Team Racing Clinic (through July 13)
13-Jul Sun 9:00 a.m. Team Racing Clinic continues
14-Jul Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lessons Session D (two weeks)
14-Jul Mon 1:30 p.m. Women's adult racing class (through July 18)
14-Jul Mon 9:00 a.m. First Mates Coffee #2

18-Jul Fri 7:30 p.m. Men's Night on the Dock
19-Jul Sat 2:00 p.m. Rich Hall Junior Regatta (ages 12-17); no Laser races this afternoon
20-Jul Sun 10:00 a.m. Rich Hall Junior Regatta continues; morning Optimist races will take place in afternoon
instead; no afternoon 420 or Laser races
20-Jul Sun noon Picnic for Rich Hall Junior Regatta competitors, parents and volunteers
24-Jul Thurs 6:00 p.m. First Mates Pot Luck -- Ephraim's Old Village Hall
26-Jul Sat 2:00 p.m. Optimist Regatta
27-Jul Sun 10:00 a.m. Optimist Regatta continues
27-Jul Sun noon Picnic for Optimist Regatta competitors, parents and volunteers
28-Jul Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lessons Session E (two weeks)
29-Jul Tues 5:30 p.m. Women's Regatta
1-Aug Fri 6:00 p.m. Ephraim Regatta Welcome Party
2-Aug Sat 11:00 a.m. 109th Consecutive Annual Ephraim Regatta
2-Aug Sat 6:00 p.m. 38th Annual Bratfest (at Klein's)
3-Aug Sun 10:00 a.m. Ephraim Regatta continues
4-Aug Mon 5:00 p.m. Final Flying Scot Monday Races
5-Aug Tues 5:00 p.m. Final Optimist Tuesday Races
7-Aug Thurs 9:30 a.m. Last day of Bridge lessons
7-Aug Thurs 5:00 p.m. Final Optimist Thursday Races
8-Aug Fri 5:00 p.m. Final 420 Friday Races
9-Aug Sat 9:00 a.m. Annual Membership Meeting
9-Aug Sat 9:00 a.m. Final Optimist Sunday (Blue Fleet) races moved to this time
9-Aug Sat 10:00 a.m. Board of Directors Meeting
9-Aug Sat 1:00 p.m. Final Laser Saturday races
9-Aug Sat 6:00 p.m. Commodore's Party at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek
10-Aug Sun 9:00 a.m. Final Flying Scot Saturday races moved to this time
10-Aug Sun 1:00 p.m. Final 420 and Laser Sunday Races
11-Aug Mon 9:00 a.m. Start Lesson Session F (one week)
13-Aug Wed TBD Final junior activities
21-Aug Thurs 9:30 a.m. Start Thursday morning Open Bridge
30-Aug Sat 9:00 a.m. Clubhouse clean-up / closing work day
30-Aug Sat noon Awards ceremony and picnic
30-Aug Sat 5:00 p.m. Cruising rendezvous picnic / fireworks Sister Bay Marina Fest
29-Sep Mon 1:00 p.m. Last day of Bridge
30-Sep Tues

Club Closed for the Season
FIND UPDATES TO THIS SCHEDULE AT: www.eyc.org
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 www.eyc.org/racing for definitive times and rules governing all EYC races.
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Welcome Aboard

EYC welcomes the following new 2014 members

Will and Leah Bungener
Apple Valley, MN
Children: Ava

Elliott Crowe
Summerland, CA

Giorgio Gimelli & Ellie Golestanian
Madison, WI
Summer: Baileys Harbor
Children: Nicolas and Matthew

Michael Hoffmann and Lynn Allen-Hoffmann
Ephraim, WI
Summer: Sister Bay
Children: Kristen, Claire, and Natalie

Lindsay and Kevin Keepper
Charlottesville, VA

Sara and Colin Knight
Winnetka Illinois
Children: Will, George, and Henry

Julie and Russell Lokun
Arlington Heights, IL
Summer: Ephraim
Children: Samuel and Jack

Jeff and Randi Mann
De Pere, WI

Mark and Marylee Presti
Thiensville, WI
Summer: Ephraim

Alison Scattergood
Sister Bay, WI

Walter and Kathy Vail II
Baileys Harbor, WI







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

Malcolm D. "Weed" Vail
Doris B. Price
Dr. Arthur C. Huntley
Maxwell A. "Max" Robinette.

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