June 12- This week at EYC- Racing and Lessons Begin

Its that time!!  Club racing and lessons begin this weekend at EYC.  Here are a few highlights:

Saturday, June 13

Flying Scot races 9:00, followed by the Flying Scot racing clinic with Ryan Malmgren and Stacey Rieu. .  See more information below.  1:00 Laser Races

Sunday, June 14      

 Opti Races begin at 9:00.     420 Races begin at 1:00.

Monday, June 15th    

Session A Lessons begin- morning only 9:00 am.  See more lesson information below.  First Mates Coffee begins at 9:00.   Flying Scot races begin 5:00.  Bunco 6:30.

Tuesday, June 16th    

Laser and Opti races- 5:00.

Thursday, June 18th

Laser races- 5:00.

Friday, June 19th      

420 races- 5:00.

Saturday June 20th    

Fyr Bal Regatta 9:00 am (and Saturday Flying Scot races.) For further Fyr Bal info, read below. 


 Our lesson season officially begins with Session A on June 15th. Just a reminder to sign up for lessons for this summer at eyc.org.

Session B Beginners is already full in the morning. If you are interested in lessons for your beginner June 29-July 8, there are still spaces available in the afternoon. There are also spaces available in the Optimist Clinic, July 9th & 10th, which has a Beginner section in the mornings and Intermediates in the afternoons. This clinic will be a great introduction to sailing. You can also help your junior sailor prepare for the Optimist Regatta on July 11 & 12 by enrolling him or her in the Opti Clinic. More details at eyc.org/lessons.

If you don’t find a class that fits your needs or schedule, consider taking private lessons from the EYC’s qualified staff. Private lessons are flexible and designed to address your specific interests from beginner to advanced racing. Go to http://ephraimyc.wpengine.com/private-sailing-lessons/ for pricing, or call Brian Ritter at the club at (920) 854-7107 to schedule your lessons.

June 13th EYC Flying Scot Fleet tuning clinic, featuring our own Ryan Malmgren, of MAD Sails.

Note: you do not need to own a Flying Scot to benefit from this session – the session is open to all ages / levels of experience and you only need to be an EYC member to attend.

In addition to addressing tuning, Ryan and his wife, Stacey Rieu, are going to show some spinnaker tricks, weight placement, boat handling hints, etc.

The clinic is targeted for noon, but will begin as quickly as practicable after the boats are on the dock after the first FS race of the season. We have a number of confirmed boats racing (some as a warm-up for the Flying Scot NAC), so we hope for some good weather. During the races, Ryan and Stacey will be observing from their whaler, then will provide feedback on the water / during the clinic.

Given the timing / logistics, you are welcome to brown-bag your own lunch. If there are any volunteers who may be interested in collecting money and arranging a group lunch (for this or any other FS Fleet event), please contact Jennifer Ikeda @ [email protected].


Calling all First Mates-  Coffee!  Monday, June 15th at 9:00. 

Please come to the 1st First Mates Coffee of the summer. Monday, June 15 at 9:00 . We will start with coffe and conversation then head in to our meeting. We have a busy summer to plan and we need your help. Visit with friends old and new.

Bunco begins Monday night June,15. Meet and greet fiends at 6:30 we usually start rolling the dice about 7:00. Bunco night at EYC is a fun social ladies night out? No skill required, bring a friend, a beverage and $10. Hope to see you there, the more the merrier!

Clubhouse hours and Staff Training.   Please note that clubhouse hours for the summer are as follows:

Weekdays: 9am-7pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Weekend: 9am-5pm

 During the afternoons of June 15-19, and June 22 the staff will be undergoing training. During these days, there will be no staff available from 12-5pm and the upstairs rooms will be reserved for staff training sessions. 

If you have any questions,  please contact Brian Ritter, Clubhouse Director at (920) 854-7107.


Coming Up:  Fyr Bal Weekend.  June 19-21st


Please attend the Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast on June 20 between 7:30 and 10:30 AM at the Ephraim Village Hall, to benefit the EYC! Bring your friends too! The menu will feature the traditional all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start your Fyr Bal day in the company of friends and family at a scenic and central location.

We need volunteers to help run the Pancake Breakfast! If you can help out for a few hours as a server, cook’s helper, door person, or otherwise, please contact event chair Jay Lott- [email protected]. Volunteers get a free breakfast!

Fyr Bal Regatta- 9:00, June 20 –  ( also counts as regular Saturday Scot Race) Join us for a post-race debrief following the Fyr Bal Regatta. Michael Faugust will facilitate a discussion among the top finishers to share what they did or observed during the race, answer questions about the race and address any racing rule issues that may have arisen on the course. The session will begin at approximately noon, or as quickly as practicable following the races. You do not need to own a Flying Scot to participate or benefit. Any questions, please contact Jennifer Ikeda (Faugust) at [email protected] or 920-724-1771.

EYC Open House 1:30-3:00.

Fyr Bal Cookout   6:00 pm.


Youth Activities:

Junior Activities will begin Wednesday, June 24th.  Teen Activities will begin on Thursday, June 25th.  Any parents interested in helping with Junior or Teen activities, please contact Duska Pearson@ [email protected].


Get out and Sail!  Hope to see you on the dock!!