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
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 email@example.com 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.
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!
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
Following singles races RYC provided an excellent
lunch, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dog, corn on the cob, salad, chips and
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
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.
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
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
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
To finish off the night we have
scheduled a band of talented musicians to entertain as we admire our newly
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.
I hope this letter
finds everyone in great health and happiness.
I trust we’ve had enough winter and rainy spring and are ready for a great
summer in Erieau and at the EYC. The
Board of Directors are looking forward to a great season at the club and on the
water this season and have planned a few social events for our enjoyment.
levels hindered Dave Allely and the Ground and Waterfront committee in dock
installation, but with great determination and hard work our docks are in at
the Club. We are very thankful for the
work our volunteers have done for our enjoyment and for our swimming and
sailing camp students. The club has been
cleaned and ready for use. Their work
also contributed to the first International C-Scow regatta hosted by EYC last
weekend. We had 10 C-Scows that raced of
which 5 traveled from the United States.
It was a very successful regatta.
The weather and wind was perfect and allowed us to have 5 races in the
bay and 2 on the lake. Congratulations
to Matt Poile and the C-Scow regatta committee on a job well done, we wish them
the best as they plan for the 2nd annual next year.
Last year we
successfully revamped and updated our sailing instructor fleet. This work permitted our instructors and
students to learn and improve their skill in the appropriate craft. One benefit to this was that our Saturday
junior races successfully had three to four fleets racing, which allowed us award
more of family trophies during our closing banquet. Please offer Jessica Mallory-Dillion any
assistance as she plans the junior race program.
We are very
excited to announce the Swimming and Sailing staff for our summer program have
been hired. This staff was very
successful in providing excellent learning environment for our junior
campers. Please help in welcoming them
back. John Kerr will be providing Aiden
Banks the necessary tools and environment to successfully complete her task as
head camp counselor for the season. We
are very pleased to have Gabby Gooch returning as our head sailing
instructor. Working under Gabby’s
tutelage will be Kaatje Kempe and our new assistant instructor will be Hailey
Kemp. Katelyn Kemp will be working with
our swimmers under Aiden’s guidance.
is available online and some weeks are filling up quickly. You can also register this Saturday June 29th.
RYC will be
hosting EYC for the annual regatta Friday August 9th.
We will be
hosting the Boom Access sailing program for handicapped sailors the week of August
Chatham Kent Health Association has inquired of the potential for EYC to
host an additional week, which the EYC board of directors will review over this
and facebook pages are being updated and managed by Jessica and John. If you wish to provide photos, information or
feedback contact us. We would like to
thank John Graham for hosting and maintaining the EYC website for the past
several years. I would also like to
announce that our instructors will use Instagram as an additional social tool
for EYC and ESS benefit.
planned a few events and the silent auction will be held July 13th
as our fundraising event for this season.
Please consider a donation for the event. The auction winners will be announced
following a fish fry dinner. We are
still searching for a volunteer auctioneer.
I have attached a copy of this season’s
schedule. Please join us this weekend
for our opening BBQ. We have a special desserts
planned, 12 homemade pies, compliments of my wonderful mother in-law Edna and
her sister Betsy.
Stephanie Pirscher prior to the BBQ Saturday to complete your registration and
payment for the 2019 EYC season.
Shannon and I
are looking forward to a great summer, enjoying everything that Erieau and EYC
has to offer.
Venue: Erieau Yacht
Club, 680 Ross Lane, Erieau, ON. N0P 1N0
Schedule: Friday June 21,
3:00 pm C-Scow
Registration Opens – Erieau Yacht Club
5:30 pm Opening
Dinner – Hot Dog, Hamburgers, Beers at
Saturday June 22, 2019
7:00 am Registration opens –
Breakfast is available
9:30 am Skippers meeting
10:30 am Races
begin – 1st and 2nd races
1:00 pm Afternoon
racing begins – 3rd, 4th and possibly 5th
6:00 pm DINNER
– EYC – Pulled Pork Dinner
Sunday June 23, 2019
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Skippers meeting
10:00 am Racing
begins 6th, 7th races
12:00 pm LUNCH and Awards at EYC
are tentative weather permitting. Low
point scoring, Top 5 boats receive trophies
Fees: Entry fee will be $110 American or $135 Canadian. The entry fee includes Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and pulled pork dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Refreshments will be provided for the weekend.
Register: Register online at https://erieauyc.checklick.com or by contacting Matt Poile. If you have any questions please contact Matt. Payment due upon arrival at EYC.
As we prepare for our season to get
underway, I’d like to share some updates that are currently being completed to
the EYC Club during the past months. We
have the great fortune of very capable volunteers maintaining the club and
property. If you haven’t had a chance to
see the new bright blue metal roof you will be impressed. It is sure to last many years as our members
provided stern supervision of the construction. Another property improvement is occurring on
the bayside to control erosion and provide a safer launch ramp for our junior
sailing members and campers.
We would like to offer our thanks to Brad
Hall at B&C
Renovations for strapping and installing the new Bright Blue Steel Roof. Mark Phillips at Phillips Skid Steer Services will be installing
the Cable Concrete Erosion Control System, we thank him as well.
Dependent on water levels the grounds and
waterfront committee plans on installing docks Saturday, June 15th
or if the weather isn’t suitable, Sunday June 16th. Volunteers are appreciated.
We have a very exciting announcement for
our members and racers; our club will be hosting our first International C-Scow
Regatta. The regatta will occur on the 22nd,
23rd, and the 24th of June. A detailed schedule will be posted for those
The Junior program committee is pleased to
offer 8 weeks of excellent summer sailing and swimming programs for our
membership and community. Registration
is now open on Checklick ESS. Checklick
can be accessed by the following link, https://erieauyc.checklick.com/ .
Applications are being accepted for this
year’s ESS summer staff. Job postings
can be viewed on EYC web site. Please
forward resumes addressed to the Junior Sailing Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
From the Office of The Commodore, it brings
great sadness to announce the passing of a former Commodore of the EYC during
the off season. Graham Dutton (EYC Commodore 1979), the Dutton Family has a
longstanding relationship with Erieau and the EYC, and developed many
friendships along the way. We send our thoughts
and prayers during this difficult time.
We look forward to a healthy, fun, safe and
memorable 2019 summer in Erieau.
Jeremy Chesterfield “Jake”, Commodore, Erieau Yacht Club