Ephraim Regatta this weekend! / Women’s Regatta rescheduled

The 109th ANNUAL EPHRAIM REGATTA is this weekend, August 1-2-3.  This year’s Ephraim Regatta will be one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the United States, and will feature TWO parties!

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY will take place on Friday August 1 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Olga Dana Green (the park across the street from the EYC).  All EYC members and friends, and regatta competitors and their families, are invited to this casual party. The menu is pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad and cookies. Soft drinks are included in admission price / BYO adult beverage. $10 ages 11 and up, $5 age 10 and under — pay at the head of the food line.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND PAY REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE EPHRAIM REGATTA is 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 2. Registration and payment are online only at www.eyc.org/racing.  No paper registration will be available.  Sorry, we don’t accept checks for registration fees.

RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday and 10:00 AM on Sunday.  Spectators are encouraged to watch from the EYC’s pier and on the water.  Waterborne spectators, please observe good race spectator etiquette — for details click here.

The LEGENDARY BRATFEST starts at 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 2.  $13 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free). Famous grilled brats, grill-roasted sweet corn on the cob, beer and soft drinks, volleyball, music, and great company.   Hosted by the Klein family.  Location: 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek, WI.  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.

We still NEED A FEW MORE VOLUNTEERS to assist on the Race Committee for the Ephraim Regatta.  Specifically needed are volunteers to help with the pin and gate set boats, and safety/tow boats.  Please contact Ephraim Regatta co-chair Nancy Claypool nclaypool@stonepigman.com or (504) 251-3926.

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Due to a lack of wind yesterday, the WOMEN”S REGATTA HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED for Thursday, July 31.  The first warning signal will be at 5:30 p.m.  All skippers sailing EYC-owned Flying Scots will keep the same boat they drew in Tuesday’s boat draw. Additional boats are available for eligible competitors on a first-come, first-served basis.