This Week at the EYC June 22-30

The EYC begins to get busier this week with the traditional Opening Social.  Plus, everything else is running full bore – lessons, racing, bridge, youth activities, bunco, you name it.

The EYC’s free OPENING SOCIAL is at 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at the EYC, rain or shine.  The EYC will provide wine, beer and soft drinks.  Members are asked to bring an appetizer to share.  As a fundraiser, we will be auctioning off the naming rights to the EYC’s newest Laser, so bring your checkbook and your most creative boat name!  This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff and their spouses.  EYC members are particularly encouraged to bring guests who might be interested in EYC membership.  Sorry, no dogs at this event.

The deadline for members to SIGN UP FOR ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of June 24-28 is noon on Sunday, June 23.  Adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and are offered from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM for a five-day session, amounting to 15 hours of instruction for $165.  For more information about adult sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to

The JUNIOR ACTIVITY on Wednesday, June 26 is kickball and a pot luck supper at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.  Each junior is asked to bring a dish or drink to serve 10.  Sign up on the poster at the EYC and specify the type of item you will bring.  Wear sneakers or something similar.  No flip-flops!  Drop off at 6:00 PM and pick up at 8:00 PM sharp, both at the Sister Bay Sports Complex.  Each junior must bring $5.00 to cover the cost of renting the facility.  EYC Junior Activities are open to juniors who have completed first grade.  Directions to the Sister Bay Sports Complex are here:

The TEEN ACTIVITY on Thursday, June 27 is Jo Jo’s Pizza and gelato with mini golf at the Red Putter.  Drop off at 6:00 PM at the Red Putter in Ephraim and pick up at the same place at 8:00 PM.  Sign up at EYC and bring $12 to cover pizza and a round of golf.  Questions?  Contact Heather Andersen [email protected] or 847-420-3978.  You must have completed 8th grade to participate in EYC Teen Activities.

The BOAT DRAW TO SKIPPER AN EYC-OWNED FLYING SCOT IN THE FAMILY REGATTA will take place at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 26.  To skipper an EYC-owned Flying Scot in the Family Regatta, you must be an EYC member and you must have an EYC Skipper’s License.  You do not have to be present in person to enter the draw.  To enter the draw, e-mail [email protected] prior to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, June 26, and state your name and that you wish to enter the draw.  Drawing participants will be notified by e-mail of the boat they drew.  To see if you are on the list of Skipper’s License holders go to

The FAMILY REGATTA will be sailed in Flying Scots on the morning of Saturday, June 29.  The first race begins at 10:00 AM.  Like all EYC regattas, the Family Regatta is open to EYC members and non-members alike.   There is no entry fee.  The Family Regatta is sailed as part of the EYC’s regular Saturday morning Flying Scot series but is scored separately.  To be eligible for Family Regatta prizes, a boat must carry a parent and child, a grandparent and grandchild, or siblings.   You can race on Saturday morning, June 29, even if your boat is not eligible for Family Regatta prizes.  For complete information about the Family Regatta, see the EYC’s 2013 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions: Club Series Races, Fyr Bal Regatta, Family Regatta, Women’s Regatta located at

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN SESSION C SAILING LESSONS is Sunday, June 30 at noon.  Session C lessons begin on Monday, July 1 at 9:00 AM (or 1:30 PM for those enrolled in afternoon lessons).  To learn more about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to


The EYC still has a few small lockers remaining at $25 for the season.  To rent a locker, go to


RACE RESULTS for the EYC’s series races and regattas can be viewed at


If you have not already registered for the EYC’s July 13 DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON, time is running out!  Seats are limited and advance registration is required!  This will be the most exciting social event of the EYC’s summer season.  Also, there will be lots of great items in our silent auction.  For more information and to register go to