- COVID-19 Waiver is required for use of EYC club boats and lessons.
- Cancellation of all gatherings, including Bridge, Bunco, Junior Activities, Bratfest and First Mates events.
- The EYC 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.
- General Membership Rules:
The EYC supports the community efforts to decrease spread of COVID-19 in Door County, therefore, EYC Board has established the following:
All people on the EYC dock should follow the Wisconsin Department of Health guidelines and wear a face covering in public and maintain 6’ social distancing from anyone not in your household.
We recognize that this may seem overly cautious and unnecessary by some members as we are an all outdoor facility for the 2020 season. However, some club members may have health conditions placing them at higher risk or live in a multi-generational setting in Door County. Following the Wisconsin Department of Health guidelines will allow the EYC to lower the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for as many of our members as possible.
When on the dock, wear a mask.
The Center for Disease Control recommends not wearing face coverings in water:
“Advise those wearing face coverings to not wear them in the water. Cloth face coverings can be difficult to breathe through when they’re wet.”
In accordance with the CDC recommendation, masks are not required on the water.
The EYC Board thanks you in advance for your cooperation during this unprecedented summer.
- Updated Sailing Lesson Opening
We have opened for private sailing lessons as of 7/6/2020. Participation in lessons requires a signed COVID-19 Waiver. We will be using a phased approach to our lesson program openings:
-Phase one- Week one (July 6-10) we will offer private lessons only limited to one or two participants per lesson.
-Phase two- Week two(July 13-17) we will offer 2 small group lessons in the morning and two in the afternoon. Possibly two in the evening.
-Phase three- weeks three through five (July 20-August 7) we will take advanced registrations for 2 small group lessons in the morning, afternoon and evening. At the discretion of the Education committee lesson offerings may expand to no more than 4 small group lessons in the morning, afternoon and possibly two in the evening.
As stated in our COVID-19 Protocol, we reserve the right to make changes to scheduled programs as needed.
- Limited Member Use of Club Boats
EYC Flying Scots and 420s are available for member use by appointment only, subject to EYC Safety Policy and availability. You may make an appointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the responsible skipper‘s name, boat type (Flying Scot or 420), date, requested start and end time, and number of passengers. Your appointment will be confirmed by EYC via email. Use of club boats is subject to weather, wind, water level, etc. All people on club boats must sign the COVID-19 Waiver prior to the time of your reservation. For sailors under 18, the Parental Waiver is also required.
The two kayaks will be available for use per the EYC Safety Policy at the Director’s discretion.
Note: Due to high water and Covid-19 precautions, club sailboats will not be available for member use whenever group lessons are occurring. Opti’s and lasers are not available for member use due to high water. Members are required to wear their own Coast Guard approved PFD’s.