This Week at the EYC August 1-7

This week is among the EYC’s busiest.  In addition to the usual sunning and swimming, four-square, ping pong, bridge, yoga, racing, lessons, watching Milton the Muskrat, consuming beverages, and just plain going sailing, here’s what’s happening.

The WOMEN’S REGATTA will take place in Flying Scots on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 3.  Skipper’s meeting 1:00 PM, first race 1:30 PM.  This regatta is limited to female competitors.  Qualified EYC members can enter (by e-mail) the raffle to sail an EYC-owned Flying Scot in this regatta.  The raffle deadline is 9:00 AM Monday August 1.  For more information on the raffle, go to  For more information on the Women’s Regatta, see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions at

The REGATTA WELCOME PARTY is Friday, August 5 at 6:00 PM at the home of Jay Lott, 9910 Mueller Lane, Bailey’s Harbor, about 5 minutes from the EYC.  There will be a game and fish grill, featuring appetizers, smoked salmon, fresh fish and game on the grill, fresh grilled garden veggies and salads.  Activities will include croquet, bocce ball, horseshoes, volleyball and music.  Families and children welcome.  Beer and soft drinks will be served.  Directions from the EYC:  drive 1/4 mile south on Highway 42 to Highway Q.  Turn left on Q and follow Q east 3 1/2 miles to the intersection with Mueller Lane (a gravel road).  Turn right on Mueller Lane.  The house is the only one on Mueller Lane.  The Regatta Welcome Party is an EYC fundraiser; cost is $12, children 12 and under $6, children 5 and under free.

The normally scheduled races on Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 will not be held because of the Ephraim Regatta.

The 106th EPHRAIM REGATTA is Saturday and Sunday, August 6-7.  Races begin Saturday at 11:00 AM and Sunday at 10:00 AM.  You can compete or spectate from the pier.  The Ephraim Regatta is the oldest on the Great Lakes and is one of the largest Flying Scot regattas in the U.S.  Qualified EYC members can enter (by e-mail) the raffle to sail an EYC-owned Flying Scot in this regatta.  The raffle deadline is 9:00 AM Wednesday August 3.  For more information on the raffle, go to

The legendary REGATTA BRATFEST is Saturday, August 6 beginning at 6:00 PM.  All EYC members and guests are invited.  As always, your hosts the Klein family will serve all-you-can-eat roasted corn, grilled bratwurst, beer and soft drinks in an outdoor setting.  Children are welcome.  Besides eating, drinking and socializing, there is also volleyball and music.  From the EYC, take Hwy. 42 south past the golf course to Maple Grove Road.  Turn left on Maple Grove.  Take Maple Grove east to Gibraltar Road.  Turn right on Gibraltar and go about 1/2 mile.  The driveway will be marked with flags on your right.  The address is “Camelot”, 3282 Gibraltar Road.  Your hosts are the Klein family.

The Bratfest is an EYC fundraiser; cost is $11, children 12 and under $6, children 5 and under free.

CONGRATS to skipper John Peterson, skipper of “Charette,” and the rest of his crew: Deanna Peterson, Matt Smith, Woody Heidler, Alex Zalar, Isak Peterson, Ben Schallip, and Peter Grimm.  Charette overcame adversity and blustery winds to win its division, and was second overall, in the Hundred-Miler race on Saturday, July 23.

PERSONAL GEAR:  Parents, please be sure that your children clean up their PFDs, clothing, towels, bags and other gear and not leave it lying about at the EYC.  When the staff arrive each morning, they need to be able to concentrate on teaching, not on cleaning up junior gear.

EYC PICNIC FACILITIES:  The EYC is a great place for members to have a family cookout.  The EYC provides gas grills, grilling utensils, picnic tables, rest rooms, a  great view, a water fountain, swimming, and trash receptacles.  Members are reminded to clean up after themselves.  Please place all trash in the correct receptacles, turn off the gas grills, wipe off the picnic tables, clean the EYC’s grilling utensils, and do all the other things you would do if you had just grilled in your own back yard.

Thanks for helping to keep the EYC neat and clean!