Welcome to the EYC! Whether you are an avid racer, a recreational sailor, or a landlubber, the Ephraim Yacht Club is the best place to be in Door County. Our members enjoy watching the Eagle Harbor Sunsets, kayaking/paddle boarding with friends, swimming off the dock, attending the many social events, watching the many regattas, playing bridge or bunco, learning to sail and visiting with friends and family on the dock. Whether you are a youngster, in your middle years, or an “oldster”, you will find wonderful ways to enjoy your time each summer, and you’ll make long lasting friends at EYC!
Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast: Saturday, June 17th. The EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast is at the Ephraim Village Hall, from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink buttermilk pancakes, Marchant’s breakfast sausage links, coffee and orange juice. This is a bargain at only $10 per person ($5 children age 10 and under). The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with your friends as summer begins. All proceeds benefit the EYC. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends even if they are not EYC members! Please signup to volunteer
EYC Open House: Saturday June 17th from 10-2pm. This is an opportunity for members to invite a friend or potential member to the club for a tour, or to just send friends to the club to learn more about our membership benefits. To volunteer to help, please sign up here.
Fyr Bal picnic dinner & fireworks: Saturday, June, 17th- Bring the family and a picnic dinner to watch the fireworks on the dock. Great way to catch up with your EYC friends and family! The evening bonfires followed by spectacular fireworks are a great way to kick off the summer.
EYC Opening Social: Saturday, June 24th at 6pm- This is always a fun night to reunite with summer friends and meet EYC’s new members in a casual and friendly environment on the dock. EYC supplies the wine, beer and soft drinks. Please bring an appetizer to share. This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff. To volunteer, please sign up here.
Ice Cream Social: Tuesday, July 4th at 7pm. This FREE event is open to EYC members and guests of all ages. Please bring a topping to share. Scoopers are needed. Thank you to Steve Sauter and family for hosting this wonderful annual event. To volunteer, please sign up here.
First Mates Potluck: Thursday, July 13th from 6- 8pm at the Ephraim Village Hall. The women’s potluck is a fun and casual evening to catch up with your old friends and meet new friends. Everyone brings their favorite dish to share and their choice of beverage. To volunteer, please sign up here
42nd Annual EYC Bratfest hosted by the Klein Family: Saturday, August 5 at 6pm: The Kleins welcome all EYC members and their guests to their Bratfest located at 3282 Gibraltar Road, Fish Creek. $14 adults, $6 children 11 and under (children 5 and under are free). To volunteer, please signup here.
The Annual EYC Commodore’s Party: Saturday, August 12th at 6pm at the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek. Wine, beer and sodas provided. Please bring appetizer to share. Adults $20. Children 18 and younger, $10. All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club. To volunteer,
please signup here.
First Mates Coffee Meetings
When people join the Ephraim Yacht Club, every female member automatically becomes a member of the FIRST MATES as well. It is a wonderful group of women of all ages. Seventy or eighty years ago, when EYC finally obtained a clubhouse, the group was referred to as the Ladies Auxiliary. It was very loosely organized, with ladies taking turns at being in charge, and most of the duties consisted of making sandwiches and cookies to sell at the Annual Regatta.
In late August of 1982, Betty Vail, Susie Cunningham and Joan Shannon decided that more organization was needed. They called the women together, and formed the group called the FIRST MATES. A list was made of all the events that were scheduled for the next summer, and many ladies signed up in advance to work on them. It was decided that the wife of each current Commodore would be the chair of the group, possibly because Betty Vail’s husband was the commodore that year. Thanks to a whimsical friend of Frank Heidler, the new chairperson was called the Mommodore!
Fast-forward to 2017, and FIRST MATES is still going strong! Both of EYC’s leadership positions, Commodore and Vice Commodore, are currently held by women. As usual, the First Mates Coffee meetings will be held at the EYC Clubhouse, upstairs in the “living room”, to socialize, promote club events, and seek volunteer help as needed. The 2017 meeting dates are Monday, June 12th, and Monday, July 10th at 9 am. Please come and join in the fun at these casual get-togethers. Working together is a great way to get to know all the new friends who are waiting for you.
In 2017, EYC members are again invited to play bridge in the EYC clubhouse starting in June. Follow this link to see the bridge schedule, to print the signup sheet for bridge lessons, and for more information. Or, go to the EYC home page, click on “member info”, and then click on the page for bridge. Bridge lesson spots are limited, and signup is first come, first served (based on the postmark date of your tuition check and registration). If you have questions about EYC Bridge, contact Bridge chairperson Suzanne Lisle firstname.lastname@example.org
Many ladies of EYC enjoy playing Bunco on Monday nights at 7pm from late June to early August. Laura O’Rourke, a past Mommodore, introduced this activity, knowing that her friends in IL had enjoyed it as an easy way to socialize. This is an all-inclusive group who enjoys each other’s company. Bunco is a very easy game, so even if you have never heard of it, come anyway. You’ll learn it in 3 minutes, and you’ll have lots of new friends before the evening is over. The conversation is just as important as the game. Simple snacks are provided, and we always take a short break to enjoy the sunset! Bunco starts Monday, June 12th at 7pm. See you there.
Junior Activities sign up sheet is located in the clubhouse and will be posted one week in advance of event. Participants must be an EYC student or family member.
EYC Junior Activity Schedule: All events begin at 6pm
July 5, 2017: Kickball Tournament at the Sister Bay Sports Complex
July 12, 2017: Red Putter
July 19, 2017: Four Square & Ping Pong Tourney
July 26, 2017: Capture the Flag
August 2, 2017: Water Games
August 9, 2017: Barn Party