This week at the EYC June 29 – July 7

Holy summer, Batman!  July is already upon us!  The EYC has a full schedule of sailing, boating and social events, in addition to the usual weekly events like sailing lessons, series races, junior activities, three varieties of bridge, bunco, swimming from the pier, informal cookouts, and watching sunsets.

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 all skippers, not just EYC members.   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 husband and wife, or a parent and child, or 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 JUNIOR SAILING LESSONS is Sunday, June 30 at noon.  Session C junior lessons begin on Monday, July 1 at 9:00 AM (or 1:30 PM for those enrolled in afternoon lessons) and run through July 12.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 1-5 is noon on Sunday, June 30.  EYC adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.

To learn more about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to

A CRUISING RENDEZVOUS in Egg Harbor to watch the fireworks is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3 beginning around 6:00 PM.  EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited.  Bring a picnic dinner and beverages, and lots of fenders.

The WEDNESDAY JUNIOR ACTIVITY on July 3 will be the first annual EYC Four Square Championship and Hot Dog Dinner.  Please arrive at EYC at 5:30 and pick up at 7:30.  Please wear appropriate shoes for this event.   Boys please bring chips or beverages; girls please bring dessert or fruit.  If you have a boy and a girl attending you can choose either item. No swimming is allowed at this event.  EYC Junior Activities are open to those  who have finished 1st grade.  Please sign up on the poster at the EYC.  Additional parent volunteers are needed for this event – please contact event chair Duska Pearson (920) 854-9988 or (630) 975-4942.

The EYC’s classic ICE CREAM SOCIAL begins at 7:00 PM on Thursday, July 4.  This FREE event is open to EYC members and guests of all ages.  The EYC provides the ice cream, you bring your favorite topping to share.  This year there will be cake celebrating the EYC’s birthday, too!  Event chair Gail Sleeting needs a few helpers; contact her at (920) 854-9755.  There will be no Optimist races this evening.

The DEADLINE TO REGISTER BY MAIL FOR THE JULY 13 DINNER WITH GARY JOBSON HAS BEEN EXTENDED to Friday, July 5.  All EYC members should have already received an invitation and a paper registration form.  Additional paper registration forms are available at the EYC.  Your mailed registration must be RECEIVED by July 5.  You can register online through July 8.  Advance registration is required and seats are limited.  For more information and to register online, go to

The FOUNDER’S DAY CELEBRATION previously scheduled for 6:00 PM on Friday, July 5 will instead be held in conjunction with the Ice Cream Social on July 4.  For more information contact event chair Joani Lewis [email protected]

The deadline to enroll in the US SAILING ADVANCED 420 CLINIC is 5:00 PM on Friday, July 5.  The clinic takes place at the EYC on July 6 and 7 beginning at 9:00 AM on both days.  The clinic is highly recommended for juniors age 12-17 who are in the EYC’s Level 3 class or higher, or have equivalent training at another club.  Less than 10 enrollment slots remain available.  This clinic will be led by two extremely talented and experienced coaches, Bobby Collins and Martha Pitt.  The clinic is open to members and non-members.  For more information, and to register, go to

The OPTIMIST RED FLEET (AGE 12-16) RACES which would normally be held on the afternoon of Saturday, July 6 are cancelled.  Optimist racers age 12 and up who are in the EYC’s level 3 or higher should enroll in the Advanced 420 Clinic.

A CRUISING RENDEZVOUS in Fish Creek to watch the fireworks is scheduled for Saturday, July 6 beginning around 6:00 PM.  EYC boats of all sizes and types are invited.  Bring a picnic dinner and beverages, and lots of fenders.

Participants in the Advanced 420 Clinic automatically draw a boat for the EYC’s SUNDAY AFTERNOON 420 RACES on July 7.  If there are any 420s not being raced by Clinic participants, the drawing for those boats will take place as usual at 1:00 PM on Sunday, July 7.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN ADULT SAILING LESSONS for the week of July 8-12 is noon on Sunday, July 7.  EYC adult sailing lessons are geared to beginners or near-beginners and take place in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM.  For more information, and to enroll, go to


Don’t forget the EYC’s classified advertisements at  The latest:  a classic West Wight Potter 15′ sailboat for only $1500.


The EYC needs a few household items.  Please help if you can.  We need PINT ICE CREAM CONTAINERS, cardboard (not plastic), without their lids.  We use these to mix resins for boat repairs.  We need GALLON PLASTIC JUGS, with their caps.  The best are bleach bottles and milk bottles.  We use these to make scoop bailers.  In each case please make sure you thoroughly rinse and clean these items before delivering them to the EYC.  Thanks!