This week at the EYC July 12-20

In addition to the creation of lifelong happy memories, here’s what’s happening at the EYC this week:

The TEAM RACING CLINIC takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13.  A 2012 Olympic sailor will help lead the clinic!  A few enrollment slots remain for sailors age 12-21.  Advance enrollment is required.  For more information about this very cool and fun variation on sailboat racing, and to enroll, see The Trophy Room will be reserved for the use of the clinic on these dates.

For those not enrolled in the Team Racing clinic, all regularly scheduled EYC races will take place as usual the weekend of July 11-12-13:  420s on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, Flying Scots on Saturday morning, Lasers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and Optimists on Sunday morning.

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN LESSON SESSION D is noon on Sunday, July 13.  Session D lessons are offered in both the morning and the afternoon, Monday through Friday, from July 14 through July 25. For more information about EYC sailing lessons, and to enroll, go to

The DEADLINE TO ENROLL IN THE WOMEN’S RACING CLASS is noon on Sunday, July 13.  The Women’s Racing class will be taught from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM July 14-18.  The class is open to women age 18 and up who already have basic sailing skills and who wish to become better sailboat racers.  For more information, and to enroll go to

The second FIRST MATES COFFEE begins at 9:00 AM on Monday, July 14.  All First Mates are encouraged to attend, to visit with your First Mates friends and to help plan the remaining social events of the summer.

The annual FIRST MATES POTLUCK DINNER begins at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 17 at the Ephraim Village Hall.

MEN’S NIGHT ON THE DOCK is Friday, July 18.  EYC men can watch the evening races.  As the women and juniors depart after the races, EYC Men will gather to enjoy various grilled meats, liquid refreshments, and cigars (all BYO).  The EYC’s no-smoking rule is lifted for the duration of this event, outdoor only.

The annual RICH HALL JUNIOR REGATTA will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, in Laser Radials and 420s.  Competitors must be at least 12 years old and not yet 18.  The drawing for the use of an EYC-owned boat is at 1:00 PM on Saturday, and races start at 2:00 PM.  The first race on Sunday starts at 9:00 AM.  There will be a free awards picnic for competitors and parents following the last race on Sunday.  The EYC will provide burgers, brats, hot dogs and soft drinks.  There is no fee to compete in the Rich Hall Junior Regatta.  For more information see the Notice of Race at