Summer is Officially Here — Swimming, Fridays at the EYC, Ice Cream Social, Opti Regatta, and Fyr Bal Thank Yous

Swimming at the EYC

Summer is officially here and that means the waters of Eagle Harbor  are just right for a swim.  Please remember, there are no life guards at the EYC.  The EYC instructors will monitor swimming of students in their classes only during the lesson time. All students must wear a PFD during lessons. Parents need to communicate swimming rules for their child with their child. The EYC assumes no responsibility for swimmers.

Fridays at the EYC

The pop-up shop will be open on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Come on down to shop for  your EYC gear. We have hats, burgees, t-shirts, hoodies, and totes! This year’s totes are made from EYC sails.  We are looking for volunteers to help come down and help after lesson drop-off or after your morning coffee run.  Use this  Merchandise Sales Volunteer Form.

Friday night Races and Potluck will be held this week.  Lasers and 420’s race at 6:00 p.m.  Boat Draw is at 5:00 p.m.

July 4th Ice Cream Social

Come on out and enjoy this annual family gathering to celebrate the 4th of July.  Come on down to the dock at 7:00 p.m., meet up with friends and make new ones.  Bring an ice cream topping to share, and enjoy making your own bespoke ice cream sundae. All ice cream generously donated by Ice Cream Source, and Jessica and Steve Sauter.  We are still looking for volunteer scoopers (18 and up), if you can lend a hand, sign up!!!

Opti Regatta being held July 15th and 16th

This  year’s Opti Regatta will be held in mid-July. Regattas are open to non-club members, so all sailors are welcome!!! However, you must be a club member to be eligible for the EYC-owned boat draw. Please check our website for more racing information and the Notice of Race.

Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast a Huge Success

Another successful Fyr Bal Pancake Breakfast is in the books!  We cannot thank our volunteers enough, through their efforts we whipped up 50 lbs of batter, flipped pancakes for more than 250 Fyr Bal enthusiasts, sliced 56 lbs of strawberries, grilled 55 lbs of Marchant’s sausages, and served over  300 cups of juice & coffee all with energy and a smile!  We had many repeat volunteers and a few EYC guests that jumped in and made the morning such a blast! The EYC raised $1764 for Door County resident sailing scholarships.  We hope to see you next year in the kitchen, at the door, or behind the grill or griddles.  Jane Ford & Lisa Forsman were our amazing co chairs for this event!!

Fyr Bal Family Cookout

The annual Fyr Bal Family Cookout hosted by Jack and Laura O’Rourke was a great success! Thanks to everyone for being patient.  The  EYC grills were overworked during the breakfast, but thanks to Jack O’Rourke, Rob Moore, Paul Miller and Colin Knight for grilling the burgers at home. The over 75 participants, enjoyed a longer than anticipated cocktail hour. Everyone enjoyed dinner on the dock followed by the beautiful firework display! Thank you to Mandy and Paul Miller for helping with the set up!


See you on the dock!