Dear EYC Members,
We hope you and your family are safe and healthy. This summer is proving to be one for the history books due to COVID-19 and the high water level of Lake Michigan. Your EYC Board has been meeting frequently to discuss possibilities for this summer season. Saturday morning, at an engaged yet taxing meeting, together we made some of the hardest decisions concerning our club’s activities. The board concluded that the club is not able to manage the risk due to COVID-19 and the high water level. We made these difficult decisions with the safety of you, our valued members, students, and staff as our top priority.
At this time, we have canceled all social gatherings, including Bridge, Bunco, Junior Activities, Bratfest and First Mates events. We are holding off on a decision about the Commodore’s party. The clubhouse will be closed. As water conditions allow, the EYC dock will be open for private boat, kayak and stand up paddle slip rentals, and swimming for members only. We have made the wrenching decision to cancel all group sailing lessons. All series racing and all but one regatta have been canceled, as THERE WILL ALWAYS BE AN EPHRAIM REGATTA!
The Board will meet again on Saturday, June 27 to re-evaluate the situation. As more information becomes available, we seek to define ways for members to safely enjoy our beloved EYC this summer. We hope to offer members use of club owned boats, and possibly private lessons. We have chosen to remain flexible by adjusting our sails and to explore an alternate course rather than never put our sails up!
We will continue to communicate any changes in activities via our email blog post. We are working on creative ways for members, students and staff to keep our relationships strong. Stay tuned for further information on your club’s options to stay connected via Instagram, Facebook and ZOOM.
We thank you now more than ever for your understanding and support!
EYC Board of Directors