Welcome to the EYC! Whether you are an avid racer, a recreational sailor, or a landlubber, the Ephraim Yacht Club is the best place to be in Door County. Our members enjoy watching the Eagle Harbor Sunsets, kayaking/paddle boarding with friends, swimming off the dock, attending the many social events, watching the many regattas, playing bridge or bunco, learning to sail and visiting with friends and family on the dock. Whether you are a youngster, in your middle years, or an “oldster”, you will find wonderful ways to enjoy your time each summer, and you’ll make long lasting friends at EYC!
Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast: The EYC’s Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast is held at the Ephraim Village Hall. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat-and-drink buttermilk pancakes, Marchant’s breakfast sausage links, coffee and orange juice. This is a bargain at only $10 per person ($5 children age 10 and under). The Pancake Breakfast is a great way to start off your Fyr Bal weekend and to catch up with your friends as summer begins. All proceeds benefit the EYC. This event is open to everyone, so please invite your friends even if they are not EYC members! Please signup to volunteer
Fyr Bal picnic dinner & fireworks: Bring the family and a picnic dinner to watch the fireworks on the dock. Great way to catch up with your EYC friends and family! The evening bonfires followed by spectacular fireworks are a great way to kick off the summer.
EYC Opening Social: This is always a fun night to meet the staff, reunite with summer friends and meet EYC’s new members in a casual and friendly environment on the dock. EYC supplies beverages. Please bring an appetizer to share. This event is open to EYC members and guests ages 18 and up, and to all EYC staff. To volunteer, please sign up here.
Ice Cream Social: This FREE event is open to EYC members and guests of all ages. Please bring a topping to share. Scoopers are needed. Thank you to Steve Sauter and family for hosting this wonderful annual event. To volunteer, please sign up here.
First Mates Potluck: This event is held at EYC. The women’s potluck is a fun and casual evening to catch up with your old friends and meet new friends. Everyone brings their favorite dish to share and their choice of beverage. To volunteer, please sign up here
Ephraim Regatta Party : This year, the Ephraim Regatta Party will be held rain or shine at Maxwelton Braes outside on the back patio or inside if there is poor weather. All racers, members, and friends are welcome! We will have drinks, yard games, good music and the very tasty Great Lakes BBQ for dinner. The party will run from 6pm to 9pm. If you have any questions, please reach out to Woody and Emily Heidler at [email protected]
The Annual EYC Commodore’s Party: August 13th @ 6:00pm Hidden Acres Farm 11128 Beach Road, Sister Bay, WI. Wine, beer and sodas provided. Please bring appetizer to share. Suggested optional donation Adults $20. Children 18 and younger, $10. All proceeds benefit the Ephraim Yacht Club. To volunteer, please sign up here.
First Mates Coffee Meetings
When people join the Ephraim Yacht Club, every female member automatically becomes a member of the FIRST MATES as well. It is a wonderful group of women of all ages. Seventy or eighty years ago, when EYC finally obtained a clubhouse, the group was referred to as the Ladies Auxiliary. It was very loosely organized, with ladies taking turns at being in charge, and most of the duties consisted of making sandwiches and cookies to sell at the Annual Regatta.
In late August of 1982, Betty Vail, Susie Cunningham and Joan Shannon decided that more organization was needed. They called the women together, and formed the group called the FIRST MATES. A list was made of all the events that were scheduled for the next summer, and many ladies signed up in advance to work on them. It was decided that the wife of each current Commodore would be the chair of the group, possibly because Betty Vail’s husband was the commodore that year. Thanks to a whimsical friend of Frank Heidler, the new chairperson was called the Mommodore!
FIRST MATES is still going strong! As usual, the First Mates Coffee meetings is held at the EYC Clubhouse, upstairs in the “living room”, to promote club events and seek volunteer help as needed. Please come and join in the fun at these casual get-togethers. Working together is a great way to get to know all the new friends who are waiting for you.
2021 SUMMER BRIDGE AT EYC – REVISED
The summer bridge program at EYC is set to be enjoyed, following the same model as has been scheduled in previous years. If circumstance requires a change, notification will be done via email to all members.
Open Play will be offered on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., beginning on June 7th. The American Standard System is the basis of play. This is geared to members who have taken lessons at the club, or those lessons elsewhere and experience are comparable. No partner of signup is needed for open play offerings.
Weekly Couples Bridge will be held on Tuesdays, June 8th, at 4:30 p.m. This group will be led by Lois and Ron Litterst and Judy and Bill Schumann. We extend special thanks to Donna and Don Nelson, who with the Littersts, have led this group so willingly for a number of years. The group has grown in attendance over the past few years, and we are grateful for the past and present coordinators, as we welcome the Schumanns. Players should come with a partner, or contact one of the coordinators who may be able to help match a partner request. Players keep the same partner all evening. The Tuesday group generally selects a restaurant for dinner out following the bridge games, but that is optional.
Open Play will also be offered on Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, beginning on June 10th. The same format is used on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings with players rotating partners every 4 hands. Thursday morning open play will be on recess during the 5 weeks of bridge lessons being offered at the club. Following the lesson series this time period will revert to open play.
***A 5-week Bridge Lesson Series will be offered by instructors Barbara and Dave Robinson, beginning on Thursday, July 8th. lessons begin promptly at 9:30 and will finish at noon. The format will include a brief lesson followed by playing pre-dealt hands to reinforce the lesson. The series will end on August 5th. Registration is required for lessons and tuition will be $80.00. Registration instructions will follow in a subsequent email to all members.
Please remember, a paid EYC membership is required to participate in any bridge programs.
If you have questions about any of the bridge offerings, please contact Suzanne Lisle. [email protected]
***As of April 28, this offering is subject to revision. This time slot may revert to being open play, or combination of peer-led review and open play. You will be kept updated via website and email.
Many ladies of EYC enjoy playing Bunco on Monday nights at 7pm from late June to early August. This is an all-inclusive group and Bunco is a very easy game. So even if you have never heard of it, come anyway. You’ll learn it in 3 minutes, and you’ll have lots of new friends before the evening is over. The conversation is just as important as the game. Simple snacks are provided, and we always take a short break to enjoy the sunset! See you there. This activity supports EYC educational programs.
Junior Activities sign up sheet is located in the clubhouse and will be posted one week in advance of event. Participants must be an EYC student or family member. Ages 8 to 18 years are welcome. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
EYC Junior Activity Schedule: All events begin at 6pm
2021 Junior Activities! Thank you Susanna Mortara for organizing Jr. Activities.
June 22, 2022: Four Square @ EYCJune 29, 2022: Mini Golf @ Red Putter
July 06, 2022: Capture the [email protected] Sister Bay Sports Complex
July 13, 2022: Water Games @ EYC
July 20, 2022: Kickball & Ice Cream @ Sister Bay Sports Complex
July 27, 2022: Ephraim Scavenger Hunt @EYC
August 3, 2022: Go Karts & Mini Golf @ Johnson’s Park
August 11, 2021: Karaoke Night @EYC