Here are some highlights of events happening at EYC this week. Please note that racing occurs every day except Wednesdays. Please see the racing page at EYC.org for more details.
Saturday, June 27th.
9:00am Annual Family Regatta. ( boat draw is at 9:00. First race signal is scheduled for 10:00) Please join us for this fun, family tradition. The following boats sailing in the June 27 Flying Scot series races will be eligible for Family Regatta trophies: any boat carrying a husband and wife, or a parent and child, or a grandparent and grandchild, or siblings. After the race, join us for a post-race debrief led by Jay Lott and Michael Faugust. They will facilitate a discussion among the top finishers to share what they did or observed during the race, answer questions about the race and address any racing rule issues that may have arisen on the course. The session will begin immediately following the races. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-724-1771.
6:00pm EYC Opening Social Please join us as we begin the season with our annual Opening Social and the Blessing of the Fleet. This event is a time to reconnect and meet new members. Our Commodore will introduce our 2015 Sailing Staff. We will also honor those EYC members who have passed during the last year. We regret not mentioning the passing of long time member Joanie Shannon in the spring issue of the Eagles Cry. On Saturday, members Catherine Hoag, Sallie Heidler, Scott Isaacson, Arvid W. Munson, Joseph F. Schoendorf, Jr., and Joannie Shannon will be honored. This event is for members 18 and older. The club will provide beverages. Please bring an appetizer to share. (Thank you for remembering this is a pet-free event.)
Monday, June 29th
Start of Session B lessons: See notes below. Don’t miss out on a lessons, and fun at EYC.
Wednesday, July 1st
Junior Activities : This week will be a 4 Square Tournament and Ping Pong Championship. Pizza, Prizes and Pride provided for all participants. 5:30-7:30. Meet and get picked up at EYC. Cost for this event is $10, with a maximum of $20 per family. Please sign up on the poster at EYC.
Donation Creation Starts at Wild Tomato. Please see details below.
Thursday, July 2nd
Teen Activities: 5:30-7:30. Meet at EYC with your bicycle, helmet and water. Grab a quick ride to Penninsula State Park, followed by a stop at Wilson’s Ice Cream in Ephraim. Bring your own funds. Teen Activities are for EYC members and their guests who have graduated from 8th grade. Please contact Duska Pearson at email@example.com with any questions. Sign up at EYC.
Friday, July 3rd
Ice Cream Social. 7:00 pm. Come on down to EYC to start your Independence Day Weekend right. The Ice Cream Social is a great way to gather with friends old and new, while enjoying the best ice cream in town. Thanks to Steve and Jessica Sauter and icecreamsource.com. for once again donating the ice cream for this event. Bring your favorite topping, please.
Education: Session B begins Monday, June 29th. Please sign up at EYC.org.
Team Racing Clinic! There will be a one day Team Racing Clinic offered on July 25, 2015. Please go to www.eyc.org/lessons to get more info on this exciting offering.
Did you know that Optimist racing is open to anyone through the age of 15? Many of our EYC sailors opt out of the Optis at an early age, losing out on the opportunity to develop skills and experience racing against peers, both here and outside the EYC. To help address this, we have a new offering-
The morning Racing Class in Session C, July 13-24, has been modified to be a specialty class focused Opti Racing. This class is open to students age 7 – 15 who have skippered in an EYC Opti Regatta. The class will run from 9 am till noon. The class will be taught by Zac Aasen, an EYC instructor, who races for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Sailing Team and has coached Optimist sailors throughout the Midwest. Zac will take students to the next level of Opti racing, and will cover starts, upwind and downwind strategy and racing rules. The class will run from 9 AM till noon and is limited to five students. To enroll, go to www.eyc.org/lessons and sign up for the Session C Racing class.
There are also still places in the Opti Clinic on July 9 and 10. This popular and fun clinic will be taught by Bobby Collins of the Chicago Yacht Club.
Private lessons have begun. Register for these by contacting Brian Ritter at the club at 920 854-7107.
Another section of Powerboat Skills has been added. There is one space in the morning class starting July 13 and two spaces in the afternoon class starting July 20.
Adventure Sailing is a brand new class option that is quickly filling up. It is offered from 1:30-4:30 the weeks of July 6, July 13, July 20, August 3 and August 10. This class is open to ages 7-17 and all skill levels.
The Women’s Sailing Class offered the week of July 20 will be taught by Ally Dykman, one of our capable new instructors. It meets from 1:30-4:30 each afternoon.
Please note these upcoming regattas at EYC. Check out the racing page at EYC.org for further details.
Family Regatta. Saturday, June 27th. 9:00 am boat draw. Part of the regular Saturday morning Flying Scot series. Eligible boats are considered for the Family Regatta prizes.
Opti Regatta: Saturday, July 11th. 1:00 boat draw. Continues on Sunday, July 12th. Open to sailors ages 8-15.
Ritchie Hall Junior Regatta. Saturday, July 18th. Boat Draw is at 1:00. Continues on Sunday, July 19th. Open to ages 12-17. Raced on 420’s and Lasers.
Ephraim Regatta. Saturday, Aug 1-2.
Come to Wild Tomato and support the ARM Scholarship Fund!!
We have exciting news! The Wild Tomato Restaurant in Fish Creek has named the EYC Aaron R Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund as the “Donation Creation” recipient for the month of July. The featured pizza will be their famous Thai Pie Pizza! It has a green curry cream cheese base topped with chicken, green and red peppers, red onion, cilantro, pea shoots and carrots, drizzled with chili lime!
For those of you who may not be familiar with this very special program, the Wild Tomato offers a special pizza for the entire month of July and for each one that is sold, they will donate $1 to the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Fund.
Please note that this is the second time in 4 years that the Wild Tomato has favored the EYC with its generous Donation Creation for July, the peak month of the season. A big thank you to Wild Tomato owners Brett and Sara Unkefer for their generosity to EYC.
Please mark you calendars and menus for the entire month of July and help show your support to the scholarship fund at EYC by buying a “Donation Creation” pizza, and also to recognize Wild Tomato for its repeated generous sponsorship. Wild Tomato: (920) 868-3095.
We hope to see you at EYC this week!