This week at the EYC

It is officially summer, so clear your schedule and head for the EYC! Here’s what’s happening this week:

Tonight, June 24th: Attention 420 sailors!

This evening’s 420 fleet meeting will take place at the EYC just after boat draw at 5pm. Come on down to sign up for the fleet mailing list and to take part in the pre-race chalk talk directed by Roger Waleffe. The chalk talk will include specific tips for sailing fast in the evening’s conditions. 420 races are a lot of fun and we encourage everyone to join in! Even if you don’t have a crew or skipper, come anyway and pair up at the boat draw. If you have any questions email Roger Waleffe at [email protected].

Saturday morning: 9:00 am

This week’s Pre-Race Chalk Talk is with Cain Goettelman.  And don’t miss next week’s July 2nd 9:00 am  Pre-Race Chalk Talk with Stacey Rieu & Jennifer Ikeda-Faugust.

Saturday June 25 Evening Events and Opening Social:

5:00 pm: Blessing of Our Fleet.  Please feel free to join us as our fleet gets its annual blessing.

5:15 pm: Honor Those Who Have Passed. We’ll take a moment to honor and celebrate those valued EYC members we lost this last year.

6:00 pm: OPENING SOCIAL! The EYC’s free Opening Social begins at 6:00pm on Sat., June 25.  The EYC will supply wine, beer and soft drinks.  Please bring an appetizer to share.  This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff.  As a fundraiser, we will be auctioning off the naming rights to the EYC’s newest Optimist, so bring your checkbook and your most creative name!  Please, no dogs at this event.

Wed. June 29th, Youth ActivityScavenger Hunt!

These activities are open to kids entering 2nd grade and up. Join the fun and sign up for a hilarious night of taking pictures with your teammates doing crazy things around Ephraim as your team completes a scavenger list.  Kids sign up in the clubhouse and parents please click on this link for all the details of the Photo Scavenger Hunt and contributions needed for the activity.  Questions- email [email protected] or text Jeanne at 661-917-0831

Thursday, June 30th, Teen activity: Golf Scramble!

Teen activities are open to teens entering 9th grade and up. The teen Golf Scramble is at Peninsula Short Course.  No golfing experience or clubs necessary.  If your teen has a putter, pitching, sand and/or chipper wedge, bring it! Otherwise teens can share clubs.  The golfers with some experience can be team captains and novice golfers can be divided among the team captains. All team members will hit from the tee box with the team choosing the best of the four shots for the next shot.  Other fun rules will apply so that everyone contributes to the success of the team.  $6 per round; $3 for second round.  Please bring exact change and wear sneakers. Teens sign up in clubhouse.  Drop off at the Peninsula Short Course promptly at 5:20, so that the scramble can begin at 5:30.  Questions- email [email protected] or text Jeanne at 661-917-0831.

Calling all EYC Former Staff – First “GeezerGatta” Friday July 1st

Please join fellow former EYC staff and participate in the first (annual?!?) “GeezerGatta”, next Friday, July 1st. The races will be held as part of the normal Friday night Laser races, with boat draws at 5:00 pm and First Warning at 6:00 pm. You must be an EYC member to use an EYC-owned boat. You will be scored as part of the normal Friday night series, but additionally, have the opportunity to win “bragging rights” among your fellow staff alumni. If there is sufficient interest, we may also compete in 420s.

Only Two Weeks until EYC’s Opti Regatta

The Opti Regatta is scheduled for July 9 and 10. If your child is interested in competing in an EYC-owned Opti, please send email [email protected] with the skipper’s name and the regatta name prior to July 5, 2016, at 5:00 p.m., requesting to be in the boat draw.  Look for email confirmation of receipt in order to be entered into the draw. You do not need to be present for this early boat draw. For those who have not entered the July 5 boat draw, an additional drawing will take place at 1:00 p.m. before the regatta starts, for the remaining boats, if available.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Volunteer Update: 

Great job to all our EYC volunteers who used the online signup sheets using Signup Genius.  The Opening Social volunteer sheet is FULL!

Volunteer signup sheets for the week of June 27th and July 4th are listed below with corresponding links to the sign up sheets that include all the information about the event or activity.

Youth Activity/ Photo Scavenger Hunt

Ice Cream Social/ Scoopers Needed

Youth Activity/ Kickball and Potluck

Link to all of EYC’s sign up sheets

Questions about volunteering?  Contact Jeanne Papenthien at [email protected] or text at 661-917-0831.

Education Notes

The morning section of the Beginner Class is now SOLD OUT for Session D, July 25 –  August 5.  There are spaces in the afternoon for that session, as well as spots available in the morning in other sessions.  Many of the afternoon classes have a lower hourly rate and offer a better student/teacher ratio.

Registration closes for all classes on Sunday at noon, the day before classes begin; however, early registration is always appreciated as it helps us plan our staffing needs.

Classes will be held on the Fourth of July.  Any time your student will not attend class, please notify Erica Heidler, Club Director.

Opti Racing, Intro to Lasers, Powerboat Skills, Adventure Sailing, Women’s Sailing, Beginner Full Day, and of course, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Racing.  With all these offerings plus private lessons, there is something for everyone at the EYC!  Plan now to get out on the water in 2016.  Details can be found at, or feel free to look for any of the staff or Education Chair, Liz Gheorghita, at the Opening Social.

Interested in playing Pickleball with fellow EYC members?

Please email [email protected] if interested and include days and times that you are available to play; ability level- newbie, played some, play often; own a racquet or not- Thanks.