This Week at the EYC July 28 – August 5 / Bill Hoag Update

It’s the biggest week of the summer at the EYC, with the Hundred-Miler, the Women’s Regatta, the Ephraim Regatta, the Regatta Welcome Party and perhaps most importantly, the Bratfest.  Plus, the usual group lessons, private lessons, Ffying Scot races, Flying Junior races, Laser races, Optimist races, yoga, Junior activities, Teen activities, open bridge, couples bridge, bridge lessons, bunco, grilling, picnics, beverages and swimming.  You name it, it’s probably happening at the EYC this week:

EYC members can CHEER ON THE EYC’S ENTRY IN  THE HUNDRED MILER RACE on Saturday, July 28, as the offshore racing boats round Horseshoe Island.  John and Deanna Peterson’s Charette, with an all-EYC crew, should round Horseshoe ahead of the rest of the fleet sometime between 11 AM and 4 PM, depending on wind strength and direction.  The best places to watch are from a boat in Horseshoe Island’s harbor, or from the tower in Peninsula State Park.  Monitor the EYC’s Facebook page or Twitter feed for an update on Saturday morning as to the expected Horseshoe rounding time.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION E SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, July 29.  Session E group sailing lessons start Monday, July 30 and run through Friday, August 10.  Sessions C and D set EYC enrollment records, and space is limited in Session E, so enroll now before your preferred lesson level and time are full!  For more information about sailing lessons at the EYC, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons.

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the WOMEN’S REGATTA is 3:00 PM on Monday, July 30.  Qualified members can enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to director@eyc.org stating your name and that you wish to be in the Women’s Regatta 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.  By entering the drawing, you commit to skippering the Flying Scot you draw in the entire Women’s Regatta, unless you choose not to sail for safety reasons.  For more information on the Women’s Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The DEADLINE FOR QUALIFIED EYC MEMBERS TO ENTER THE DRAWING TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT in the EPHRAIM REGATTA is 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 31.  Qualified members can enter the drawing by sending an e-mail to director@eyc.org stating your name and that you wish to be in the Ephraim Regatta drawing.  The drawing results will be emailed to drawing participants on July 31. 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.  By entering the drawing, you commit to skippering the Flying Scot you draw in the entire Ephraim Regatta, unless you choose not to sail for safety reasons.  For more information on the Ephraim Regatta, and to register online, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on August 1 is Dock / Water / Field Games.  Meet at the EYC at 5:30 PM to meet your teammates for this fun evening of games and competition.  All participants should come dressed to swim, and bring a towel and life jacket.  After the water games we will move across the street to the Olga Dana Green to play lawn games.  Bring $5.00 to cover supplies and prizes.  Pick up at 7:30 PM sharp.  Wednesday Junior Activities are open to EYC juniors and guests who have at least completed first grade.  Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Questions?  Contact Junior Activities chairpersons Betsy Steele jeffbetsysteele@aol.com or Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com.

The skippers meeting for the WOMEN’S REGATTA is at 4:30 PM on Wednesday, August 1 and the first race is scheduled for 5:00 PM.  Up to four races will be sailed.  For more information on the Women’s Regatta see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on August 2 will be a barbeque at the EYC followed by volleyball at Ephraim’s sand volleyball courts on Hwy A.  Meet at the EYC at 5:00 PM, pick up at volleyball courts at 8:00 PM.  Cost $5.  EYC teen activities are open to EYC members and guests who have at least completed 8th grade. Sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Questions?  Contact EYC Teen Activities chair Heather Andersen heather@brecklodge.com.

The normally scheduled EYC SERIES RACES on Friday August 3 through Sunday August 5 will not be held because of the Ephraim Regatta.

The FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT SINGLEHANDED CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 3.  The first race is scheduled for 3:30 PM.  Anyone registered in the Ephraim Regatta is eligible to compete in the Singlehanded Championship Regatta.  The Singlehanded Regatta is also a prime spectating opportunity, with some of the more entertaining boathandling you will see this summer.  For more information on the Singlehanded Regatta see the Ephraim Regatta Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  Advance online registration in the Ephraim Regatta is required in order to be registered for the Singlehanded Regatta.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY begins at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 3, at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  Admission (payable at the head of the food line or in advance with your Ephraim Regatta registration) is $10/person, $5 for children under 11.  Adults and children alike are invited.  The EYC will provide pulled pork BBQ sandwiches, side dishes and lemonade; BYO soda and / or adult beverages.  All EYC members, their guests, and non-member regatta participants are invited. Please attend and welcome our regatta competitors!  To see the invitation go here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/101028607/Ephraim-Regatta-Welcome-Party-Invite-2012

The EPHRAIM REGATTA AND FLYING SCOT MIDWEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP will be held on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.  Racing begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  For more information on the Regatta, see the Notice of Race at www.eyc.org/racing.  To register online go to www.eyc.org/racing.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST hosted by the Klein and Claypool families is the evening of Saturday, August 4.  All EYC members and guests are invited, no reservations necessary!  The Bratfest will begin at 6:00 PM. $12 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free), payable at the door.  Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.  Parents are reminded not to leave children unattended at the Bratfest.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek.   Directions from the EYC:  South on Hwy. 42 to intersection with Maple Grove Road. Left (east) on Maple Grove to intersection with Gibraltar Road. Right on Gibraltar Road to 3282.  Look for the flags on the side of the road.

***

EYC member and former Commodore Bill Hoag was injured in a bike / car accident several weeks ago.  His wife Cathy provides this update: “Bill’s recovery is headed in the right direction.  He has been moved out of ICU to the rehab center.  It will be a long road back but the outlook is optimistic.  Please, still no visitors at this time — it is too tiring for Bill.  All of the Hoags greatly appreciate the well-wishes and caring thoughts everyone has extended to them.  Cards / well-wishes maybe sent to: St. Vincent’s Hospital, Patient Bill Hoag, 835 South Van Buren Street, Green Bay, WI 54301”