The 2023 Summer Sailing Registration opens February 1st!
Summer 2023 EYC Staff Opportunities
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May the memories of summer fun, friendships and follies keep you warm all winter long!
The Fall 2022 issue of the EYC’s newsletter, the Eagle’s Cry, has been published, and the paper version was sent out to members’ mailboxes. The online version (in color!) can be viewed at EC Fall 2022
DONALD E. POLZIN- February 12, 1930 – September 14, 2022. THIENSVILLE/SISTER BAY
Intrepid EYC mariner, Donald Polzin was last seen suspended on a trapeze wire on his sporty 470 (US31) sailing out of Eagle Harbor into the sunset in September. Don Polzin, age 92, passed away September 14 in Thiensville after a battle with cancer. This was the first summer in 31 years that he missed being at his red cottage on Little Sister Road.
Don started to sail at the age of 42. He and his two sons learned the craft while competing in several regattas throughout the midwest. His first trip to Eagle Harbor was with his son in 1973 when they attended a regional 470 championship.
Upon retiring after a career as Theatre Arts Professor at Northern Illinois University, Don and his second wife, Jacquie, spent summers remodeling their cottage and sailing a series of boats: the 470 which he loved to single hand, a Buccaneer, a Laser and a windsurfer. He also raced with George Carey on George’s Flying Scott.
A more detailed life story is available https://
A Celebration of Life is planned for July 2023 in Ephraim, Wisconsin. Condolences can be sent to Jacquie Polzin at [email protected] or mailed to her at: 304 Madero Drive, Thiensville, WI 53092.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Door County Land Trust PO Box 65 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
The EYC is excited to announce the date, location and theme of next summer’s Aaron R Moore Scholarship Fundraiser!
The EYC would like to recognize Claudia Werner and Lauren Taylor as the recipients of the 2022 Volunteer of the Year and the 2022 Sportsmanship Award. These two individuals are always on the EYC Dock. Claudia volunteers in numerous capacities big and small including but not limited to the Laser Regatta, the Ice Cream Social, the EYC landscaping, and creating beautiful flower arrangements. Lauren could be seen on the dock getting ready to go sailing. She raced many nights for the EYC race series and in weekend regattas. She demonstrated great discipline and poise on the course and towards her fellow sailors. Congratulations to you both!!
Please come down to the dock on Saturday, September 3rd. The EYC is looking for volunteers to help with the end of season work day and clean-up. Please meet at the dock at 9:00 a.m. We are expected to be finished by noon.
Long-time EYC member and supporter, Suzanne Christensen passed away on August 24, 2022. We extend our deepest condolences to Sue’s family and friends. A link to Sue’s obituary can be found here Sue Christensen
While we wish we could hold onto those summer vibes a little longer, we must say goodbye to those lovely days on the dock. Next Saturday, September 3rd the EYC is looking for volunteers to help with the end of season work day and clean-up. Please meet at the dock at 9:00 a.m. We are expected to be finished by noon.
There are several unclaimed serving dishes from the Commodore’s party. If one of these dishes is yours, please contact Lisa Forsman for pick-up.
The sun is setting over the bluff and many of our members/staff have headed back to their “winter” homes. Members can still head down to the dock for swimming, paddle boarding and kayaking. Additionally, Bridge is still meeting during the week at the clubhouse. Private boat owners can set sail from the dock, however, no EYC boats are available at this time.
The Ephraim Yacht Club and Ephraim Historical Foundation invite members to attend an Adult Mixer Photo Scavenger Hunt. Meet new friends then team up to test your knowledge of Ephraim trivia! Tickets are $10 per person. Proceeds benefit both the EYC and EHF.
Click HERE to register. Saturday, August 20
On Saturday, September 3rd the EYC is looking for volunteers to help with the end of season work day and clean-up. We will meet at the dock at 9:00 a.m.
Our First Mate, Lisa Forsman, would like to thank the following people for volunteering during commodore’s and helping make the event a great success: Claudia & Geoff Werner, Carol Miles, Sandra Annoye, Julie Watkins, Lisa Gifford, Myra DeLong, Elfi Johnson, Liz Dischner, Peter Moegenburg, Kathi Whiteside, Kevin Forsman, Laura & Jack O’Rourke, and Fran & Ben Morof. Thanks to the EYC Staff with parking and golf cart duties: Jackson Graham, Hayden Johansen, Nicholas Mueller.
The EYC Race series awards were given out during the event. To see the results use this LINK
Friday August, 12th is the last Pop-up shop on the dock for the 2022 season. We will be on the dock from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You know you need some EYC gear to represent during the off season. We will also have a pop-up during Commodore’s Party, although with a limited range of items.
Thanks to all of you that volunteered this summer to help with sales, we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks to Lisa Olson, Sandra Annoye, Liz Dischner, Ellen Yamamoto, Carmen Graham, Carol Miles, Tava Wilson, Julie Kirchner, Sara Knight, Marsella and Tim Fults, Jane Kennedy and Dennis Hogan.
This Saturday, August 13th @ 6:00 pm., Commodore’s Cocktail party will be held at beautiful Hidden Acres farm in Sister Bay. Join us for our season ending social and awards announcements. All ages welcome!
We will be playing Bunco one last night on Monday, August 15th at. Hang out, have fun, and meet old and new friends. 7:00 p.m. at the upper level in the clubhouse.
On Saturday, August 20th @6:00 p.m the EYC and EYH will be hosting their annual Adult Scavenger Hunt. This is a fun evening around Ephraim. For more information and to Sign up use this link Adult Scavenger Hunt
We had a great weekend of good wind and nice sailing for the 117th Regatta. The Regatta Chairs- Woody and Emily Heidler would like to thank all of those that helped make this year’s Regatta successful including PRO Geoff Endris, Fred Horwitz, John Archibald, Bob Aring, Matt Winnacker, Chalyn Elking, Lisa Gifford, John Peterson and Deanna Peterson, Steve Crane, Steve Sauter, Eric (Cricket) Herndon, Karyn Herndon, Liz Dischner, Carol Fiedler, Laura O’Rourke, Cain Goettleman/FLS Banners, Bill and Heather Anderson, Nancy Claypool, Geoff and Claudia Werner, Henry Morof, Matt Smith, Stefan Peterson, Will Gheorghita and the EYC staff.
A big thank you to our Regatta Party volunteers: Suzanne Lisle, Nancy Pillat, Maggie Petterman, Melissa Mielke, Lisa Gifford and Kirk Brown.
Regatta Results can be found here at this LINK