EYC Miscellany

EYC racers and spectators were reminded yesterday that accidents can happen at any time, even during good weather and even during activities thought to be safe.  Paramedics used the EYC pier to evacuate a young girl (not an EYC member, as far as we know) who suffered a severe injury in a motorboating – tubing accident.

Almost all accidents on the water can be prevented by using common sense, being careful, and wearing a PFD.  Think safety first!

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The EYC’s annual WOMEN’S REGATTA will take place on the evening of Wednesday, August 1.  The first race is scheduled for 5:00 PM, and up to four races may be held.  The regatta is open to all female participants regardless of EYC membership.

The drawing for qualified EYC members to skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Women’s Regatta will take place in advance, by e-mail.  If you wish to participate in the drawing, you must send an e-mail to director@eyc.org before 3:00 PM on Monday, July 30, stating your name and that you wish to participate in the drawing.  The drawing results will be emailed to drawing participants on July 30.

To skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot you must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  The list of Skipper’s License holders is at www.eyc.org/member-info.  If your name is not on the list, and you believe it should be, please contact EYC Director Alex Zalar director@eyc.org as soon as possible to cause the list to be updated, or to schedule an in-person assessment to determine if you can be on the list.

To view the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Women’s Regatta, go to www.eyc.org/racing.

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The TEEN ACTIVITY FOR THURSDAY, JULY 26 has been changed to Fun on Echo Island in Kangaroo Lake, Baileys Harbor! Meet at the lot just north of 7646 W. Kangaroo Lake Road (3/4 mile south of Coyote Roadhouse…if you get to Kangaroo Beach Road, you have gone a few lots too far south.)  Boat transportation will be provided to Echo Island.  Arrive at 3:00 PM and pick up at 6:00 PM.  Dinner provided.  Cost $10.  Bring bathing suit, towel and life jacket. Activities will include waterskiing, tubing, swimming, volleyball, hiking and ping pong.  RSVP to Teen Activities Chair  Heather Andersen Heather@Brecklodge.com or sign up on the poster at EYC.  Questions?  Phone Heather 847 420 3978.

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THE EYC STILL NEEDS A FEW VOLUNTEERS for the upcoming Ephraim Regatta (August 3-4-5).  In particular, we need (a) a powerboat and driver to serve as the Judges’ Boat; (b) a driver for another of the race committee boats, and (c) a volunteer to help on land at the Firehouse Ramp.  Please help the EYC make our annual Regatta go smoothly for our competitor guests!  Volunteer today — contact Regatta chairman  Bjorn Hooper regatta@eyc.org or phone (920) 785-2000.

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EYC APPAREL AND OTHER EYC ITEMS are offered for sale each Monday and Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the EYC, by the EYC’s apparel chair, Susan Reynolds-Smith.  Stop by and check out the new EYC merchandise for 2012!