This week at the EYC

Calling all EYC Former Staff – “GeezerGatta” is this weekend!

Due to the high level of interest, we have expanded the “GeezerGatta” to all races this weekend. We expect many EYC alums to be around this holiday weekend, so please join fellow former EYC staff and participate in the first (annual?!?) “GeezerGatta”, starting Friday, July 1st. The races will be held as part of the normal club racing series, starting Friday night with Lasers and 420 races, and including the Saturday morning and Monday night Flying Scot races, as well as the Sunday 420 races. Please see the 2016 Club Notice of Race for details. You must be an EYC member to use an EYC-owned boat. Come to have fun and compete for “bragging rights” among your fellow staff alumni (aka geezers).

Sat. July 2nd 9:00 AM Chalk Talk:

This week’s Pre-Race Chalk Talk will be with Stacey Rieu & Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust. And looking ahead to next week, Jay Lott will host the Pre-Race Chalk Talk on Saturday July 9th.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL on July 4th

The EYC’s classic ICE CREAM SOCIAL begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 4. This FREE event is open to EYC members and guests of all ages.  Thank you Steve and Jessica Sauter and icecreamsource.com for once again donating all the ice cream! Please bring topping to share. A few more scoopers are needed.  Please see the signup sheet to sign up.

No Bridge at EYC on July 4.

It’s the holiday and all.

Wed. July 6th Youth Activity: The Kickball and Potluck Dinner

Don’t miss the most popular youth activity of the year, where teams of all ages compete at kickball, along with a picnic potluck dinner at Sister Bay Sports Complex. Kids sign up in the clubhouse; parents, please click on this link for all the details and contributions needed for this activity. Bring a dish for the picnic dinner, and we will also need a few volunteers. Questions — email cfiedler@videotron.ca or text Carol at 514-979-7115.

Thursday, July 7th Teen activity: Golf Scramble (rescheduled due to rain)

Teen activities are open to teens entering 9th grade and up. The teen Golf Scramble is at Peninsula Short Course.  No golfing experience or clubs necessary.  If your teen has a putter, pitching, sand and/or chipper wedge, bring it! Otherwise teens can share clubs. The golfers with some experience can be team captains and novice golfers can be divided among the team captains. All team members will hit from the tee box with the team choosing the best of the four shots for the next shot.  Other fun rules will apply so that everyone contributes to the success of the team.  $6 per round; $3 for second round.  Please bring exact change and wear sneakers. Teens sign up in clubhouse.  Drop off at the Peninsula Short Course promptly at 5:20, so that the scramble can begin at 5:30.  Questions- email jeannepap@me.com or text Jeanne at 661-917-0831.

Only One Week until EYC’s Opti Regatta: July 9th and 10th 

The Opti Regatta is scheduled for July 9 and 10. If your child is interested in competing in an EYC-owned Opti, please send an email to director@eyc.org with the skipper’s name and the regatta name prior to July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., requesting to be in the boat draw, and receive email confirmation of receipt, in order to be entered into the draw. You do not need to be present for this early boat draw. For those who have not entered the July 5 boat draw, an additional drawing will take place at 1:00 p.m. before the regatta starts, for the remaining boats, if available.  Please see the Opti Regatta Notice of Race for details. If you have any questions, please contact regatta@eyc.org.

Education Notes

New one-week Adventure Sailing class begins this Monday, July 4th.  This is a great class for friends, siblings, cousins to take together!  It is open to ages 7-17, and all skill levels sail together, enjoying trips to Horseshoe Island, Ephraim Beach and other destinations in a variety of EYC boats.  Last week’s class included Opti Olympics and a greased watermelon race.

There are only three spaces left in the morning section of Beginner for Session C, which runs July 11-22.  Session D Beginner in the morning is already full.  There are plenty of spaces in the afternoon classes which offer a reduced rate and a better student/instructor ratio.

Session C has our largest selection of class offerings.  There is something for everyone, including Intro to Lasers, Powerboat Skills and the Women’s Sailing class.  Go to www.eyc.org/lessons for details.

Classes will be held on Monday, July 4th.  If your student will not be at class, please contact Club Director, Erica Heidler at elhsinger@gmail.com, so that all students are safely accounted for.  Thank you!

We wouldn’t be the EYC without you!

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our Opening Social last weekend, particularly event chairs Laura and Jack O’Rourke, and Barb Ziegler!  Another big thank you to Pastor Dawn Volpe of the Ephraim Moravian Church for blessing our fleet and honoring our members who passed during the last year.

Everyone loves the gear! Thank you to Susan Reynolds-Smith for managing all our EYC merchandise and sales throughout the season. You know the shirts are spreading the love when a stranger on the street in Seattle sees your shirt and stops you to say he’s sailed at EYC too. True story!

The volunteer opportunities for the week of July 4th:

Please look below at the signup sheets to see where you can help out and have fun with your fellow EYC members:

July 4th: Ice Cream Social at EYC – A few more scoopers needed.  Please see the signup sheet to sign up.

July 6th:  Youth Activity: Kickball/ Potluck.  Please read the attached link for all the details about the event and food needed for the potluck.