This week at the EYC: SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!

Friday Night Races Continue with Guest Coach Bobby Collins

The 420 and Laser Friday series continue tonight, with this Friday, July 15 marking the mid-point of the Laser Master’s series. As an added bonus, Bobby Collins will be coaching all competitors in this Friday’s 420 and Laser series races.  This Friday, the Laser series is also part of the EYC Laser Masters series, so stock up on the Aleve and come down to the races!

Tonight at 7:30: Men’s night on the dock.

Bring food to grill and talk about whatever it is that men talk about.

Saturday July 16th Pre-Race Chalk Talk with Woody Heidler at 9 AM.

Next week’s Pre-Race Chalk Talk is with Michael Faugust.

Boat / Fleet Strategy Open Forum, Saturday, July 16, 12 noon

As described in the Spring Eagle’s Cry, the Boat/Fleet Strategy Sub-committee has drafted a proposal that will soon go before the board, and welcomes members’ input in an open forum, scheduled for this Saturday at the EYC (front porch). Any questions, please contact Jennifer at jikeda@eyc.org.

Education Notes

Didn’t make the US Olympic team this year?  Come down to the EYC, enjoy sailing on beautiful, sparkling, Zika-free Eagle Harbor, and take some classes to build your skills for the next Olympic Games:

Laser clinic this weekend:

There are two EYC Lasers available for this weekend’s Laser Clinic with Bobby Collins.  Take advantage of Bobby’s Laser and racing expertise this Saturday and Sunday.  If you bring your own Laser, there is a $20 discount for the clinic.

More Laser classes added:

In response to demand, we have opened a second section of Intro to Lasers in Session D, July 25-August 5.  This is a great class for students who have finished Beginners and would like to learn how to sail this Olympic class boat.  Taught with our 4.7 rigs, students as light as 75 pounds can enroll in this class.

Women’s Class starts Monday:

A second section of the Women’s Sailing Class has been opened for next week.  The class begins this Monday, July 18th.  This class is for beginner to intermediate sailors looking to improve basic skippering and crewing skills.  A perfect way to prepare for the Women’s Regatta on August 3rd.

Registration and details for the clinic and all classes at www.eyc.org/lessons.  Please contact education@eyc.org with any questions.

Wed. Youth Activity:  EYC’s Got Talent – July 20th from 6-8pm   

This amazing night of talent features our very own youths and instructors.  Who knew that EYC has so many singers, dancers, magicians, comedians, skits, unicycles, science experiments and so much more.  The grand prize is 1 million dollars- no wait – just kidding!  But prizes are awarded.  Sign up on the poster in the clubhouse with your intent to watch or perform.  No fee to enter!  Parents, please see the sign up link for all the details.  A few dessert contributions and helping out would be very appreciated.  Thank you!

Thursday Teen Activity: Visiting The Farm in Sturgeon Bay!   2:30-5:30 pm. (includes drive time)

Have your teen join in on July 21 for this popular activity.  Please see The Farm’s website for more information. The cost is $12 per teen which covers the admission and a little extra money for the college aged instructors who drive down with the teens and coordinate.  See signup poster in the clubhouse.  Open to teens entering 9th grade and up.

Interested in Pickleball or wondering what Pickleball is?

(Hint:  it is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, ping pong, and tennis). Join other EYC members to play and learn about this very popular game.  We meet on Tuesday at 5:30 pm at the YMCA outdoor courts.  Please email jeannepap@me.com if interested in joining.  Extra rackets and balls are available. No experience necessary.

111th Ephraim Regatta Volunteers Needed Aug. 5-7.

It’s coming! THE event of the year. We are in need of volunteers with a range of skills to help with Race Committee and safety boats.  Working on the Race Committee is a great way to watch the regatta action up close as well as meet other club members.  If you will be in town for the weekend or have family members who will be in town and would like to help, this is a great opportunity for them to be involved.  Our Ephraim Regatta continues to grow in importance on the racing circuit.  We need our club members to volunteer to continue this tradition and reputation.  Please contact regatta@eyc.org to learn how you can help.