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May 15, 2023

Publicity – May 2023

Pictures If you have pictures from the club - social events, racing, out cruising - and you wouldn't mind sharing them with us we would love to be able to put them on the site and/or to include them in telltales articles.  You can send them to publicity [at] ecsail.org and if you would like credit to be given please let us know with the images how you would like them attributed. The next version of the website and struggles with the current version Work continues on the new version of our website.  We've been facing some issues with the publication of the newsletter and proper formatting of the newsletter particularly for archived editions of the telltales. While we hope to have the new version of the site ready soon the current version keeps absorbing time and taking away from the time available to develop the newest version of the site. We appreciate your patience as we work through the issues on the current site and continue to work on the new version of the site and ask that if you spot any issues at all with the website to please reach out to us at publicity [at] ecsail.org and let us know. Thanks! Michael Denney Phyllis Gillingham ECSC Publicity
May 15, 2023

Facilities – May 2023

The shelter now has new shingles, with a water barrier, to replace the ones nobody has any idea how old they were. A few boards on the underside of the roof that were rotting away  were also replaced. We still need the proper color stain for them.

After consultation with the Harbor Master, we installed a simple parking guide for your empty trailer. A yellow rope that delineates the center of the field so you have a mark for the back of your trailer.

A couple of items found: 1) a spare tire on the way to trailer parking and 2) some money lying on the floor of the shelter. If you think they may be yours, email me using the address in the directory.

With help from Erich and Bob we have passed our bacteria and nitrate water tests as required by IDEM. Yeah, clean water.

An extra thanks to Dennis, Jerry, Kenny & Dr Bob for helping the Grounds Committee while they were doing Harbormaster work.

February 3, 2018

Safety and Education – February 2018

Camp Registration is now open for 2018!   Camp weeks are June 18-22 and June 25-29 for more information, or to register on-line Click Here!  As usual interest in the summer sailing camp is very high, so I would definitely register as soon as possible since we only have so many spaces available.
The 2018 ECSC Junior Sailing Team schedule is beginning to firm up, when I have a better idea of exact dates, I'll post it here.  The juniors have been working out indoor at Hoosier Heights rock climbing and weight lifting preparing for spring.  Wayne has been posting workout videos and photos on the ECSC Junior Sailing Facebook page, give it a "like" and support our Juniors and follow their progress.
We wrote about Reagan's adventure to the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta last month.  She got a lot of sailing in, improved her technique, and gained speed.  She spoke at the last race meeting to share her experiences with the many club members in attendance.  Below are some pictures from her week there, as well as our return to the snow.
Chuck Lessick
Safety and Education
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January 1, 2018

Commodore January 2018

  It’s that time of year again!  Racing is done for the season, and most of our boats are on their trailers for the winter. It was a productive and fun year at ECSC!  Our Board, committees, and members accomplished a LOT this year.  Most notably, the lower shelter was nicely refitted with new support columns, and a concrete pad was poured under it to make it sturdy and safe for many more years. Cleanup continues around the lower shelter, and we hope it will be an inviting place for our members to utilize next year.  We also installed new LED lighting in our parking corral and at the boat ramp to provide a safer environment overall.    Additional rip-rap was added at the waterline between docks which will help prevent erosion.  These are just a few of the items completed alongside the many jobs that require the time and effort of all of our members every year to keep our club going strong. I would like to thank everyone who assisted for their service contributions this past year and encourage all members to keep it going next year. Many of our services at the club are seasonally funded and have been discontinued until April of 2018. This includes ice machines, lawn service, and trash removal.  Please keep this in mind if you are at the club this winter, and please place your trash in the big dumpster or take it with you to dispose of at home.  The water has also been turned off for the winter, and the upper bathrooms are locked for the winter season. Recently E.C.S.C. joined Yachting Club of America.  This gives us reciprocity benefits with over 700 clubs throughout America which club members can take advantage of while traveling next year. Information on this association can be found at www.ycaol.com.  We also still maintain our membership in I.L.Y.A. Have a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends! Mark Walker Commodore - ECSC
June 30, 2017

Racing July 2017

Weekly Series Update

We continue to have challenges with the weather on Wednesday nights, but so far, we’ve been able to run 9 races of 11 races. The Spring series will end on Wed June 28. On July 5, we will start the Summer Series. Sunday races are still a challenge as we haven’t had any Sunday races since May 14. If you have any suggestions on how to make Sunday racing more appealing, I’d love to hear them.

Flying Scot Regatta Results

Our annual Flying Scot Regatta was a great success. We had 12 boats with 10 of the boats coming from out of town. We had perfect weather for a long north-south course. Rich Fox was the PRO and did an outstanding job. We managed to get 4 races in on Saturday. Competitors were treated to root beer floats after a hard day of racing, followed by a great BBQ dinner from Squealers. Sunday’s weather was similar to Saturday. We got another 2 races in before calling it a day. Here are the race results. Congratulations to Chuck and Nancy Goff for sailing in their first Flying Scot Regatta.
Skipper Crew Club Total Place
Tyler Andrews* Cody McCoun Deep Creek YC 9 1
Bruce Kitchen* Lynn Kitchen Cowan Lake SA 22 2
Andrew Fox* Doug Fox Birmingham YC 23 3
Frank Gerry* Marianne Gerry Clinton Lake SA 27 4
Bronson Bowling* Rachel Bowling Carlyle Lake SA 32 5
Ben Williams* Tom Yeagle Clinton Lake SA 35 6
Eric Bussell* Perry Cameron Clinton Lake SA 37 7
Ryan Malmgren* Stacey Rieu Ephraim YC 48 8
Eric Sutton* Marshall Akers Carlyle Lake SA 52 9
Geoff Endris Tom Moore Eagle Creek SC 58 10
John Casada* Paul Dixon Carlyle Lake SA 64 11
Chuck Goff Bill Grant Eagle Creek SC 67 12
* Denotes non-club member

Next up: ECSC Regatta and Beach Party

The ECSC Regatta is scheduled for July 8-9 with the newly resurrected and highly acclaimed ECSC Beach Party scheduled for July 8. Bruce Berner is the PRO for the regatta and is looking for volunteers to help out on Race Committee. RC Volunteers get to attend the Beach Party for free and get this really nifty soft sided cooler in their choice of colors. The beach party was a huge success last year with over 160 attending. Nick Mates promises to put on another great event this year. The meal will be catered by Stacked Pickle, with tunes from local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.” It is sure to be a great event. Tickets are $10 per person, which pays for dinner, drinks and dancing. You can buy a commemorative T-shirt for $15. Folks it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will need to register and pay in advance just like the LobsterFest. Go to this site to register. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15069.  Registration fee for the regatta competitors is $70 and includes 2 full meal packages (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner).  Extra meal packages for extra crew are available for $20 each. Event T-shirts are available for $15 each.  Be sure to pre-order a shirt to make sure you get one in your size. Non-racers should go to the same site, register as a non-competitor and purchase additional meal tickets ($10) or event T-shirts ($15).

Race Committee Boat Motor Update

On Friday June 23, we took possession of a new 30 HP Honda outboard motor and had our other Honda 30 HP outboard serviced.  We will replace the damaged motor on the Aircraft Carrier and use the damaged motor for spare parts.

Race Committee Signup

  We only have 1 race covered in the Summer series so far., so be sure to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017