EYC Junior – Senior Golf Outing – July 6 – Willow Ridge

Erieau Yacht Club

Erieau Yacht Club – Junior – Senior Golf Event

When:        July 6th, 3:30 pm

Where:       Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club

What:         9 holes of golf, best ball off tee

Cost:           20.00 per person including cart

Dear Members,

Join us for a fun golf outing, we will be playing 9 holes of golf at Willow Ridge Golf & Country Club on July 6th.

We have reserved 5 tee times, first Tee time scheduled for 3:30 pm then every 9 minutes following.

To play your team must consist of a Junior and Senior Member.  We will be using carts to play.  If you don’t have a team mate to play with please let us know and we will find you a member to play with.

Join us after at the Willow Ridge Grill & Pub for a quick bite to eat.

Please sign up on the sign up sheet posted on the bulletin board at EYC . You can also email be at jchesterfield1@cogeco.ca with your nam, team member and your preferred tee times. Hopefully we can fill all five times.your teammate and preferred tee time, hopefully we can accommodate everyone time.

Kind Regards,

Jake Chesterfield

2019 Commodore

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2019 Ontario Sailing Awards Luncheon, AGM and workshops report

This fall the Rear Commodore, Vice Commodore, myself and two representatives from the Junior Sailing Committee attended the 2019 Ontario Sailing awards Luncheon, AGM and workshop meeting at the Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club in Toronto. The meeting was composed of multiple parts, the first part presented by Boating Ontario, the rest by Ontario Sailing.

The first part was quite the eye opener regarding the high water levels of the Great Lakes. The Boating Ontario speakers definitely had a specific point of view and agenda and hit us with a lot of information regarding the current situation, how they think we got there and what they think we should do now. In brief they say factors leading to higher water include an increase in rainfall and a change of the plan to regulate water levels from legacy plan 58DD to plan 2014. They urged us to spread the word and get people to contact the IJC to demand an increase in the outflow through the Moses Saunders Dam in Cornwell. Who are the IJC? What is outflow? If you do not know what this all means (I am still learning myself!) they have 2 websites that they urge you to go to which contains all this information and much more, they are:



Your opinion may vary on their conclusions but it is well worth your while to take a look at those resources to gain a fuller understanding of what the situation is regarding the water levels in the Great Lakes.

The second part of the meeting was full of very important internal content for us. It concerned the governing aspects of a club, including bylaws, policies, our stated goals, new regulations, and more. Fairly dry but very important stuff to be on top of. There’s not much to share here, we just have to sit down and go through it all and make sure we are doing everything as we should. All new regulations we follow will be announced to the membership and information will also be posted up on the website and at the EYC as needed.

The rest of the meeting was broken down into the awards portion and then the AGM. We used that time to do some networking with other sailing clubs in Ontario.

Much thanks to thank Jessica Dillon-Mallory (Vice Commodore), Heather Boswell (Rear Commodore) and Doug Kerr and Meghan Roulston (of the Junior Sailing Committee) for attending this meeting with me, we now have a lot of thinking to do while preparing for next season!


John Kerr, Commodore EYC

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EYC-RYC 2019 Annual Rondeau Bay Laser Regatta Results


Dear Members,

Rondeau Yacht Club hosted an excellent EYC – RYC Regatta at their yacht club last Friday 8-9-19.

The conditions were great with 15 knot winds with 18-20 knot gust, Southwest to West.  Standard winds for that side of the bay.  Sunny skies prevailed for the entire day and the temperature was a comfortable 20º-23ºC / 70º-75ºF.  The water surf was fairly rough and with the odd white cap.  The swells grew during the doubles races.

A modified triangle course was set with 400-500 meter separation between marks.  All races consisted of two around the course.

There were 40 Junior Sailors registered for the regatta.  EYC had 16 junior members register and RYC registered 24.  See attached photo for participants.

A total of 23 Lasers were rigged and 20 raced, EYC had 11 lasers rigged and only used 9.

RYC won the Regatta!  The scores are as follows Singles EYC-169 vs RYC-100, Doubles EYC-135 vs RYC-86.  Event Total = EYC-304 to RYC-186.

Following singles races RYC provided an excellent lunch, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dog, corn on the cob, salad, chips and drinks.

Double Races commenced after lunch.  14 boats entered the doubles race. 

We had plenty of help from the ESS Staff, Directors and Volunteers that I wish to thank.  Thank you to everyone who supported us and made this day a success for our Junior Sailors.

We were loaned 2 fully rigged lasers, extra sails from EYC members listed below.  It should be noted that thanks to our members no EYC junior member was left wanting for a laser as we had plenty. Thank you Tug, Tim & Meghan.

We have intentions of creating different classes next year to allow some of our younger sailors to participate in the event.  We are hosting next year and it may provide a good opportunity to implement new fleets.

Kind Regards,

Jake Chesterfield


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EYC – RYC Rondeau Bay Regatta – August 9, 2019

Rondeau Yacht Club is hosting the Annual Rondeau Bay EYC-RYC Regatta this year. The regatta takes place this Friday August 9th.

The schedule for the day is as follows.

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Depart for Rondeau Park

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Rigging and Registration

10:00 am – 10:15 am – Skippers Meeting

10:15 am – 12:00 am – Single Races

12:00 am – 1:00 pm – Lunch

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm – Skippers Meeting

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Doubles Races

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm – De-Rig boats

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Awards

Boats will be transported Thursday night by trailer. Please come out to support our Junior Sailors in their attempt to challenge for the EYC-RYC Cup.

Go EYC, Go!

Jake Chesterfield

Commodore 2019

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EYC – BBQ Fundraiser – Art in The Boulevard – August 3rd, 2019

Erieau Swim & Sail Camp BBQ Fundraiser

July 29, 2019

Dear EYC Members,

Please be sure to stop by and support EYC this Saturday, August 3rd. We will be hosting a BBQ Fundraiser at the club for our Erieau Swim & Sail Camp.

On the Menu are Hamburgers, Peameal Bacon, Hot Dog and Sausages.

Food is available from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, or while supplies last. Water, Pop will also be available.

Many thanks to our generous volunteers for organizing and donating there time this weekend.

Kind Regards,

Jake Chesterfield

EYC Commodore 2019

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EYC Sports Merchandise Now Available

2019 Sports Apparel           


Dear EYC Members,

I had the opportunity to have a friend design some EYC merchandise for purchase.  Many thanks to Phil Duym and his team with Promo Shop, the logo looks great.

Attached to this letter are the items for sale and the order form.

We need a minimum of 25 orders per item to meet the production requirement for.

Please complete the order form and email it to sailing@erieauyachtclub.com

I hope to have the order forms completed and returned to Promo Shop by July 26th.

Kind Regards,

Jake Chesterfield

EYC Commodore 2019

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EYC Silent Auction Fundraiser – Fish Fry – Live Band – July 13, 2019

Erieau Yacht Club – Silent Auction Fundraiser Fish Fry – Live Band

When:        July 13th, 5:30 pm

Where:       Erieau Yacht Club

What:         Silent Auction (fundraiser) Fish Fry – Live Band (Strictly Music)

Cost:           EYC Member $20.00, Non Member $25.00 per person

Dear Members,

Join us for an exciting evening as we host a fundraising event at the Erieau Yacht Club July 13th

This year we will bring back one of EYC’s favourite events, the silent auction.  The evening will start at 5:30 pm where donated items will be bid on silently while enjoying an appetizer amongst family and friends.  Some selected items will be sold by live auction later in the evening.

Following bidding, enjoy fresh caught Lake Erie Pickerel for diner catered by Taylor Fish Company of Wheatly.   On the menu for desert will be strawberry shortcake.

To finish off the night we have scheduled a band of talented musicians to entertain as we admire our newly acquired items.

Please consider donating an item for the auction, the proceeds will go to the benefit of our junior Sailing and Swimming program and facility improvements.

Auction items are being collected and held by Steph Pirscher.  If you are unable to drop off donations, please bring the item to the club at 5:00 pm.  I look forward to seeing everyone next Saturday, have a great week.


Jeremy Chesterfield “jake”

2019 Commodore

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