Donate to the EYC – name an EYC Optimist

Do you believe in the EYC’s mission of sailing education and promoting amateur sailing competition?  Do you have surplus items which you could donate to the EYC?  The EYC would be grateful for your donation of boats or equipment (or cash, or appreciated securities).

Also, the EYC has four Optimist dinghies still available to be named, of the six new ones we purchased this winter. For a limited time, you can name one by making a cash donation of at least $500.  To donate to name an Optimist, contact [email protected]

The EYC relies on donations from members and friends to help keep dues low and to keep EYC membership accessible.  Because of its educational and amateur athletic purpose, the EYC is qualified as a charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and therefore your donation is tax-deductible.

Among the items which the EYC would particularly like to receive are:

*  A used compact pickup truck (Chevy S-10 or Ford Ranger or similar) or similar sized SUV with an automatic transmission.  We need a dedicated EYC vehicle for towing and launching boats, and to run errands…for too long we have been depending on EYC volunteers to provide use of their personal vehicles for these tasks.

* Flying Scot, Optimist, Laser and 420 sailboats, and sails and equipment for them.

* Powerboats from 13 to 20 feet.

* Outboard motors.

* Shore Stations and similar boat lifts.

The EYC also gladly will accept other vehicles, boats, trailers and marine items in good condition which can be used in the EYC’s programs or sold to raise funds for the EYC.

To donate in-kind items, contact [email protected]. To donate using a credit card, go to  To donate by personal check, mail your check to the Ephraim Yacht Club, P.O. Box 331, Ephraim, WI 54211

And, please remember the EYC in your will!