This week at the EYC August 1-10

It’s the last big week of the summer season, beginning with the Ephraim Regatta and ending with the Commodore’s Party.  Besides all the regularly scheduled fun, and EYC members getting to know each other better, here’s what’s happening:

The Price family invites all EYC members to an OPEN HOUSE TRIBUTE TO DORIS PRICE on Friday, August 1 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 9889 Water St., Ephraim.

The EPHRAIM REGATTA WELCOME PARTY is 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 is online only at www.eyc.org/racing.  No paper registration will be available.

EPHRAIM REGATTA RACING BEGINS at 11:00 AM on Saturday August 2 and 10:00 AM on Sunday, August 3. 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.

All Ephraim Yacht Club members and friends are invited to the LEGENDARY BRATFEST, which 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.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR ADULT SAILING LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 3.  The EYC offers a one-week adult sailing course geared to beginners from Monday August 4 through Friday August 8.  Classes meet from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM each day.  For more information, and to register, go to www.eyc.org/lessons

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on August 6 is water games! Meet at the EYC at 5:30 P.M., pick up at 7:30 P.M. Cost is $5 per junior.  Bring your PFD and closed toe shoes. Wear a bathing suit, and bring a towel and appropriate clothes to change into for games. EYC junior activities are limited to those who have completed first grade.  Questions? Contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The THURSDAY TEEN ACTIVITY on August 7 is The Amazing Race, followed by dinner. Meet at the EYC at 5:30. Cost is $10 per teen.  Bring your bicycle, and wear running shoes and swim suit. This activity is physically challenging. EYC teen activities are limited to those who have completed eighth grade. Questions? Contact Duska Pearson duskapearson@mac.com

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE EYC’S MEMBERS begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 9 at the EYC. If you are a voting member, please try to attend so that we can have a quorum to elect four new members of the Board of Directors.

The FLYING SCOT RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Saturday, August 9 will be held instead on the morning of Sunday, August 10.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM. The OPTIMIST RACES normally scheduled for the morning of Sunday, August 10 will be held instead on the morning of Saturday, August 9.  Boat draw 9:00 AM, first warning signal 10:00 AM.

The COMMODORE’S PARTY is Saturday, August 9 beginning at 6:00 PM at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.  EYC members and guests of all ages are welcome at this party, which is always the highlight of the EYC’s social season.  Bring your favorite appetizer; the EYC supplies wine, beer, and soft drinks. Admission is $15 (adults and children age 9 and older) or $10 (age 18 and under). The EYC prefers your personal check.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION F LESSONS is noon on Sunday, August 10. Session F lessons run from Monday, August 11 through Friday, August 14.  A few enrollment slots remain available, at the Beginner and Intermediate levels only.  For more information about EYC junior group sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons