July 28, 2022

Commodore July 2022

Ahoy! What a great month we just had! The ECSC Regatta and Beach Party were a huge hit! We had a very large gathering for dinner and the band. The food was delicious with a special thanks to the volunteers! The kids/family fun day had an awesome turn out with the new Pirate Ship playground and petting zoo! Thank you to Jen Curtis and Tammy Ray! We can't forget to mention that 46th Street is finally re-paved and looking nice and smooth. I'm excited to see what's ahead for the second half of the summer! Have fun and be safe! Ki Hickok Commodore
July 28, 2022
ECSC beach party collage 2

Social July 2022

Thank you to all who attended the Kids Day and Beach Party!  Jennifer Curtis made the Kids Fun Day a blast for young and old alike!  She knows how to bring the kid out in all of us.  A special thanks to Tammy Ray for bringing out her petting zoo! Per usual, Nick and Jackie know how to put on a great party!!  Their crew worked tirelessly setting up and cleaning up so give them a big shout when you see them as well (the Goff, Newgent, Weir, Orndorff, Hollingsworth, and the Newgent teams). It is not too late to purchase a Beach Party t-shirt!  Contact Nick Mates for details.   Check out our facebook page for pictures of all the fun. If you are looking to earn work credits for cash off of next year’s membership, then please consider volunteering to be a host/hostess for the Labor Day event. We are still seeking volunteers to spearhead this celebration. Our upcoming events are as follows: Labor Day Celebration - Saturday, September 3rd, 6pm - DJ - Still looking for a host/hostess Lobster Fest - Saturday September 24th, time TBD - Hosted by the Orndorff - RSVP required Chili Cookoff - Saturday, October 8th, Time TBD - Sill looking for a host/hostess Final Bash - Saturday, November 5th, Time TBD - Hosted by the Chuck and Nancy Geoff - RSVP required Please feel free to contact Jen Curtis or me with any suggestions on how we can enhance your social experience.  You may locate us in the Sailing Club Directory. Vickie Greenough Jennifer Curtis Social Chair Social Assistance 317-847-7400 - call or text
July 28, 2022
Family Fun Day 2022 Collage

Racing July 2022

Racers, Since our last writing, we have had the ECSC Regatta.  Despite several of our sailors being out for the Mackinaw races on Lake Huron and Michigan, we were able to field 11 boats in four fleets for the regatta.  Even though the number of boats was not large, there was a lot of good competition and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  There were three boats from the Purdue University sailing team participating…adding a very positive element to the event.  Les Miller’s team won White Fleet, Steve Earnhart won Blue Fleet, Ms. Chan from Purdue won Green Fleet, and Jan and Nan Wishard’s boat won the Red Fleet.  Our congratulations to them. We are started into the Summer Series racing season and have had very good participation, competition, and winds.  When I say good winds, I mean stronger than usual - not necessarily steadier!! Our next racing events are the Ladies Regatta on August 6th and the Indy 200 on September the 10th.  Please join our Wednesday and Sunday Series racing schedule whenever you are able. Volunteers The Dedicated Race Committee project is still in progress and doing well.  We are finding that we are acquiring non-racer volunteers that are enjoying the racing experience as well as providing race committee help on many races instead of just one.  We still have more room for more non-racing volunteers.  If you are interested volunteering for work credits, please contact Nancy Goff or me.  If you are a racer, be sure to go to the SignUp Genius on the ESCS Racing page and be sure to sign up for race committee to get your racing credits. SignUp Genius (click here to sign up as a volunteer) John Kohne Nancy Goff
July 28, 2022
ECSC beach party collage 1

Membership July 2022

It is the midpoint of the year and time for an update on the state of membership. As of this writing we have had 10 new memberships this year, which is exactly the same amount of new memberships we had this time last year. We currently have 270 memberships, including the aforementioned new memberships and 3 return. I would like to welcome the following new members this year: Tommy and Michelle Grant who are legacy siblings and children of long time members Bill and Kim Grant. Eamonn and Patricia Warren sailing an Ultimate 20 Nathan and Rachel Hill who sail a San Juan 21 and a Greenwich 24 Jeff and Kathleen Canfield sailing a Melges 15 Ross and Mary Hedges sailing a San Juan 24 Hank and Cindy Richardson sailing an S2 8.0 Michaela Bell and Ian Croghan sailing a Flying Scot Jonathan Coffin and Sean Harrington sailing a Catalina 22 Todd Bracken who currently has no boat at the club but runs a NauticEd associated sailing school over at Geist. If anyone is looking to get certifications he would be a good resource. http://www.dauntlesssailing.com/ Everyone, enjoy the rest of the season! Perry Cameron
July 28, 2022
ECSC racing sunset

Junior Program July 2022

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July 28, 2022

Publicity July 2022

Looking for someone to take over the Publicity Chair position starting next year!   Responsibilities include putting together the Telltales once a month (during the sailing season), sending out emails to the membership, posting pictures on our Instagram account, and keeping the website updated.  I plan on teaching this new Publicity Chair everything they need to know.  I'll also volunteer to be the assistant chair to help with the work. As with all Chair positions, this person will have their Membership Dues waived.  Please send an email to publicity@ecsail.org if you're interested or would like to recommend someone. Technically the Publicity Chair has control of making all the ECSC merchandise & apparel, too.  But I plan to keep doing that since it's fun.  So it's up to whoever comes on board if they want to run the Ship Store, too. I am in the process of making a lot more softshell jackets (mens and womens style) as well as rash-guards and long-sleeve t-shirts. My Ship Store inventory now includes (see images below):
  • 1/4 zip sweatshirts (more sizes being ordered).  $25
  • soft shell jackets.   $40
  • t-shirts (plenty of mens and women in stock).  $10
  • NEW can coozies (skinny and traditional).  $2
  • NEW towels. $20
  • NEW burgees. $20
  • NEW tote bags. $20
  • NEW rash guards (dry fit long sleeve shirts).  $20
  • NEW long sleeve t-shirts.  $20
Sizes & colors are limited to what's in stock.  First come, first served! EJ Williams Publicity Chair     Long sleeve cotton shirts (all gray): White rash guards: Burgees: ecsc burgees Towels & Coozies:   Soft shell jackets: soft shell ecsc t-shirts   1/4 zips [caption id="attachment_176904" align="alignleft" width="300"]ECSC quarter zip jacket ECSC quarter zip jacket[/caption]                  
ECSC LOGOS DOWNLOAD: www.dropbox.com/sh/1auwrtcg6io2vgz/AAAXWwJfjJBZ9OFk4hWFt3xla?dl=0 (.png files have transparent backgrounds.  .eps files are the "vector files" needed by most printers)
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Ship’s Store

Apparel can be purchased through Coral Reef Sailing's website.  They custom print or embroider our logos onto the clothes they have available.

Click here to access the Ship's Store

July 28, 2022

Safety & Education July 2022

Save the Date! The ECSC Ladies Sail will be held on Saturday, August 6th. Sign up here!
Abigail Harlan Safety & Education Chair