This Week at the EYC June 30 – July 8

The summer kicks into high gear this week with the Fourth of July holiday.  In addition to the usual immensely fun everyday doings at the EYC, such as racing, lessons, picnics, swimming, ping-pong, bridge, bunco, and just hanging out with friends, here’s what’s happening:

The EYC’s FAMILY REGATTA takes place on the morning of Saturday, June 30.  EYC-owned Flying Scots are still available for qualified members to race in this regatta – just show up before 9:00 AM to take part in the drawing for the remaining boats.  For more information about the Family Regatta, go to

The EYC’s LESSON SESSION C begins on Monday, July 2.  There is still room for additional students in this popular session, which lasts through July 13.  Lessons are available for children who have completed at least first grade, for teens, and for adults.  For more information on EYC lessons, and to enroll, go to  The ENROLLMENT DEADLINE is noon on Sunday July 1.

Owners of EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited to RAFT UP IN EGG HARBOR beginning at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, July 3.  Watch the Independence Day fireworks, which will begin at approximately 10:00pm.  Bring your own bumpers, food and beverage.  Boat grills will be available.  For those who wish to stay the night, the Egg Harbor Parade begins at 1:30 PM on July 4.  Questions?  Contact John Peterson 414-581-0792 or Deanna Peterson 920-421-1385.

The EYC’s famous ICE CREAM SOCIAL begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, July 4.  The EYC provides ice cream, bowls, spoons and napkins; bring an ice cream topping to share.

The FOUNDERS’ DAY PICNIC, celebrating the birth of the EYC, is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Friday, July 6.  For more information on this event, contact chairperson Joani Lewis (920) 854-4656.

The OPTIMIST REGATTA will take place on the afternoon of Saturday, July 7 and the morning of Sunday, July 8.  The drawing for EYC members to use EYC-owned Optimists will take place at 1:00 PM on Saturday July 7, and the first race is scheduled to begin at 2:00 PM.  Racing resumes at 10:00 AM on Sunday.  EYC Optimist racers through age 15 are invited to compete in this regatta.  For the definitive schedule and rules, see the Notice of Race at

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR LARRY LEWIS will take place on the EYC pier at 5:00 PM on Saturday, July 7.  All EYC members are invited.

EYC members Scott and Duska Pearson will open their home for a FUNDRAISING GALA for the EYC’s new fleet of twelve 420-class doublehanded dinghies, at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 7.  All EYC members are welcome to attend the event, which will feature music, beer, wine, cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.  If you have not received a mailed invitation but would like to attend, simply RSVP to [email protected] not later than 5 July.  There is no specific donation amount required to attend the gala.

Optimist racers and parents are reminded that beginning July 1, the EYC’s Optimist series races are split in half by age.  Optimist racers under age 12 can race on Sunday mornings and Thursday evenings.  Optimist racers ages 12 through 15 can race on Saturday afternoons and Tuesday evenings.  On Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8, the Optimist Regatta takes the place of regular Optimist series races, and racers up through age 15 can compete in the Optimist Regatta.  For details on racing at the EYC, including the schedule of races, see the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions at  For a schedule of regular activities taking place at the EYC each week, including race days and times, go to