420 Fundraising Campaign – Final Push

If you have already pledged to the EYC’s fundraising campaign to purchase a new fleet of eighteen 420-class doublehanded sailboats, thank you!

If you have not yet pledged, PLEASE PLEDGE NOW to help the EYC reach its fundraising goal of $64,420 by the pledge deadline of Saturday, August 11.

We are approximately 85% to this goal, so just a few more pledges will take us over the top!  If you or your family donate at least $2500, you can name one of the new 420s.  Already fifteen generous donors have achieved naming rights, so three boats remain to be named.

To pledge, just e-mail fundraising campaign chairman Scott Pearson spearson@gcmlp.com.  Or, you can mail a check to the EYC (P.O. Box 331, Ephraim, WI 54211), or give online using a credit card at www.eyc.org/donate.

The EYC will spend approximately $75,000 to buy eighteen 420s, plus new sails and dollies, prior to the 2013 season.  (We need eighteen!  In 2012, there were nineteen skippers in the boat draw for the EYC’ Rich Hall Junior Regatta – which meant eleven skippers were disappointed because they didn’t draw a boat.)  We will partially fund the purchase by selling our eight Flying Junior dinghies (built in 1995), but we will realize only about $10,000 from that sale, so the remainder of the funds must come from donations, or from the EYC’s operating revenues.

The EYC expects these 420s to be the mainstay of the EYC’s growing teaching and racing programs for at least ten years.  Please help to take the EYC’s fleet to the next level — donate today!  The EYC is qualified as a 501(c)(3) public charity, so your donation is tax deductible.

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The EYC still has two Flying Scots availible to be sailed in this weekend’s Ephraim Regatta.  These Scots will be allocated to qualified skippers on an first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to skipper one of these two Scots in the Ephraim Regatta, e-mail EYC Director Alex Zalar director@eyc.org.  You must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  A list of Skippers License holders is available at www.eyc.org/member-info.  If your name is not on the list and you believe it should be, also please contact Alex.  By reserving an EYC Scot for your use in the Regatta, you commit to sailing in the entire Regatta with the boat you drew, except if you decide not to sail for safety reasons.