Monthly Archives: February 2013
Dear fellow Ephraim Yacht Club member,
This Saturday, March 2, is the inaugural benefit dinner for the EYC’s newly established Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund.
A number of you have asked: “Who was Aaron Moore?”
Aaron was a lifelong sailor and sailing instructor whose life ended tragically in 2008. Aaron’s parents Rob and Sherry Moore, his brother Adam, and Adam’s wife Barb are EYC members. To tell why the Moore family has created an EYC fund in Aaron’s name, I cannot improve upon the words of Sherry Moore:
“Rob and I want to tell you how happy and grateful we are to the EYC for the opportunity to establish a scholarship fund in our son Aaron’s name. Yesterday, September 19, was the fourth anniversary of his death. As parents, we couldn’t imagine 4 weeks or 4 months without our son, let alone four years. Today, we are once again looking forward, forward to doing exactly what Aaron would have wanted. From the very beginning we wanted to create a sailing scholarship because that was Aaron’s first love. He loved sailing (he started at 4 years old, and was on a sailboat at least every summer weekend for the next 20 years) and he especially loved teaching sailing and racing. Our family thought long and hard about a fund for the Lake Forest Sailing program, where Aaron sailed and taught, but not many students there need scholarships. Aaron would want to help introduce children to sailing who might not have otherwise had a chance. We are so proud to help enable the EYC to provide educational opportunities and promote good sportsmanship through sailing scholarships. After much confusion, sleepless nights, prayer and patience over the last four years, we knew that we would find the “right” program. Our family’s love for Ephraim and the whole Door County community make this just really the right thing to do.”
For the past five months, the Moores have been working hard to build a fund benefiting the EYC’s scholarship students. If you do not already know the Moore family, you can meet them this weekend. It’s not too late to RSVP for this Saturday’s benefit event at the Lake Forest Club. All EYC members are invited, and we expect over 100 members, friends and supporters to attend.
Tickets are $100 per person. The event features cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Advance reservations are required. You can RSVP and pay online at http://paperless.ly/Uid2FT, or if you wish to pay at the door please email email@example.com with your name and the number of attendees.
The Lake Forest Club is conveniently located for EYC members living in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. The silent auction will feature lots great items, including his-and-hers EYC sailing jackets, a Flying Scot jib by Mad Sails, a trip to San Diego to sail on the America’s Cup yacht Stars and Stripes, ice cream shipped to your doorstep, a week in one of several luxurious Door County vacation homes, and many others.
The Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund pays for sailing lesson scholarships for junior sailors who are year-round residents of Door County and who otherwise would not be able to afford sailing lessons or EYC junior membership.
Even if you are not able to attend this event, please consider supporting the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund, or the EYC in general, by donating at www.eyc.org/donate. The EYC is qualified as a 501(c)(3) public charity, so your donation is tax-deductible. Thank you.
Yours in Wind and Water,
Every four years, the Racing Rules of Sailing are updated. In 2013 we will be racing under a new set of rules. While the changes are not major, every racer owes it to himself and to his fellow racers to know and follow the racing rules. When some sailors don’t know the rules, or worse, choose to ignore the rules, racing at the EYC is made less fun for all of us.
Every person who is a 2013 member of US Sailing receives a free copy of the new racing rules booklet. To join US Sailing, or to renew your US Sailing membership, at a significant discount due to your EYC membership, click here.
Attending a North University rules seminar is a great way to update your rules knowledge. One is scheduled in Milwaukee on March 9, and another in Chicago on March 10. For a complete seminar schedule, click here.
Parents, please help your junior sailors understand the importance of following the racing rules. A book on the racing rules makes a great gift for your junior sailor! Winter is always a good time to study the rules.
Resources for learning about the racing rules include Dave Perry’s book Understanding the Racing Rules of Sailing Through 2016 (available online at Amazon or from the US Sailing online store), and U.S. Sailing’s nine-minute video entitled “Animated Handy Guide to the Racing Rules of Sailing” which can be viewed for free here.
If you compete, please learn the fundamental right of way rules and perform penalty turns when you know you fouled another boat. If you learn after the race that you were in the wrong in a right-of-way incident, tell the race committee that you are withdrawing from the race.
To help motivate other competitors to obey the rules, if you have been fouled, please protest the boat which fouled you. Protesting another boat which has fouled you is not an unfriendly act; it’s just a necessary part of the game in a sport which depends on competitors, not referees, to enforce the rules.
Knowing the rules is a big advantage for racers, because the rules are the basis for all boat-on-boat tactics. You can’t be a good sailing tactician without a good understanding of the rules.
EYC lockers are now available to rent for the 2013 season.
Small lockers are 12″ high, 12″ wide and 16″ deep, and cost $26.38 for the season.
Large lockers are 34″ high, 14″ wide and 16″ deep, and cost $52.75 for the season.
Prices include sales tax. Lockers are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lockers are available for use beginning Saturday, May 25 and must be emptied (and locks removed) by 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 31. Renters must supply their own padlocks.
Locker rentals are available via online registration only, with payment by credit card or debit card.
Questions on locker rentals, or having trouble using the online rental reservation system? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you an EYC member with something for sale or for rent, such as a boat, home, cottage, storage, or a boat slip? The EYC offers online classified advertising, which is cheap and easy to use. EYC classifieds are a great way to reach a large group of affluent, local buyers who already have a connection to you through EYC membership. And, EYC classifieds show up in general Internet searches too!
A classified ad of up to 75 words costs $10 for six months. To place an ad, send your ad copy to email@example.com and pay using a credit card at www.eyc.org/pay-eyc
The EYC’s classifieds can be viewed by going to the EYC’s home page www.eyc.org and then clicking on “Classified Ads – For Sale”
Current EYC classifieds listings include: a remodeled family bungalow for sale on Church St. (just steps from the EYC), a Flying Scot for under $10,000, a classic West Wight Potter sailboat, a couple of like-new laminated NOAA charts of Door County waters perfect to hang in your rec room or a teen’s room, some Laser spar carriers, some Laser sail bags ( a perfect gift for your teen to use as a laundry bag or ditty bag), an HP printer for only $25, and a variety of used sails suitable for craft use.
It’s not too late to RSVP for the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship benefit dinner, Saturday, March 2 at the Lake Forest Club. All EYC members are invited — many of your EYC friends have already committed to attend!
This gala event is a great opportunity to catch up with EYC friends and make plans for next summer. The Lake Forest Club is a wonderful venue, is conveniently located for EYC members living in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas, and the food will be excellent. There will also be a silent auction with lots great items, including his-and-hers EYC sailing jackets, a Flying Scot jib, ice cream shipped to your doorstep, a week in one of several luxurious vacation homes, and many other items.
Tickets are $100 per person. Advance reservations are required. RSVP and pay online at http://paperless.ly/Uid2FT
All proceeds from the event go to the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund. Aaron passed away in 2008 and was a lifelong sailor and an enthusiastic sailing instructor. The Fund was established in 2012 by EYC members Rob and Sherry Moore (Aaron’s parents) and EYC members Barbara and Adam Moore (Aaron’s brother). The Fund pays for sailing lesson scholarships for junior sailors who are year-round residents of Door County and who otherwise would not be able to afford sailing lessons or EYC junior membership.
Even if you are not able to attend this event, please consider supporting the Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund, or the EYC in general, by donating at www.eyc.org/donate. The EYC is qualified as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, so your donation is tax-deductible.