Eau Canada!

To spare you from my slightly bias, artistic interpretation of the weekend’s opening banquet, I’ll let the smiles speak for themselves.


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Words can’t describe the magic of Erieau


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2017 Schedule – UPDATED

Saturday June 10 10am Move racks and boats out of building

Move dock sections out for evaluation

Adjust dock stands for high water

Hoists into the water

Ken Marshall & helpers
Saturday June 24   Docks in & hoists adjusted Ken Marshall & helpers
Saturday July 1 10:00 -noon

5:00 pm

Erieau Sailing School and EYC membership & boat registration

Festivie celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday and the beginning of EYC summer fun.

Gala BBQ Dinner : grilled chicken breast, bacon, portobello mushrooms, salads & Canada Day cake. (Ends in time for fireworks)

Kelly, Stephanie

Newkirks & helpers

P. Barton

Sunday July 2 10 am Skippers Meeting  
    11am -1pm Senior Races 1 & 2 (Make sure your boat is registered and membership paid – so your points will count!)  
Monday July 3 9am Start of Summer camp (program runs for 8 weeks)  
Tuesday July 4 7pm Euchre at Club every Tuesday night ALL
Saturday July 8 10am Junior Races  
Sunday July 9 11am Senior Races 3 & 4  
    5:30pm POTLUCK at Newkirk’s  
Saturday July 15 10am Junior Races  
    2:00 pm All Class All Age “Spicy Chile” Race in the Bay B. McNeill
    5:30pm Chili Cook Off Competition and Dinner, dance to DJ D. Easton
Sunday July 16 11am Senior Races 5 & 6  
Thursday July 20 7pm Movie Night  
Saturday July 22 10am Junior Races  
Sunday July 23 11am Senior Race – Lakeside Race 7  
    5:30pm POTLUCK at Huffman’s  
Saturday July 29 10:30am Past Commodore’s Meeting  
    11am Pied Piper Costume Judging at EYC with special category theme: 100 years at Erieau  
    12pm Pied Piper’s Parade Celebrating the 100 year anniversary of Erieau & regatta events J Chesterfield
    7pm – 10pm Junior Dance, theme Winter Carnival ESS & Junior Commodores
Sunday July 30 11am Senior Races 8 & 9  
Saturday Aug 5 10am Junior Races  
Saturday Aug 5 8am -5pm Art on the Boulevard – important fund raiser for the club lots of volunteers needed Rob & Matt Poile, P. Barton & helpers
Sunday Aug 6 11am Senior Races 10 & 11  
Monday Aug 7 10am 2nd Annual Scavenger hunt – start at the Island (Civic Holiday) Chesterfield, Shillington
    Noon Commodore’s Picnic  
Thursday Aug 10 7pm Movie Night  
Saturday Aug 12 10am Junior Races  
    5:30pm Gala Mystery Dinner, Auction & Dancing with Superfly. This is a fun fundraiser for the club – start looking for donations now!**must preorder your tickets** Clarkes & Roulstons
Sunday Aug 13 11am Senior Races 12 & 13  
Saturday Aug 19 10am Junior Races  
Sunday Aug 20 11am Senior Races 14 & 15  
Saturday Aug 26 5:30pm Cocktails and Closing Banquet at EYC  
Sunday Aug 27 11am L’il Browne Jugge & Champagne Races  
Monday Aug 28 9am Clean up week at the Club  
Saturday Sept. 2 10am Docks out and BBQ  
Sunday Sept. 3 5:30pm POTLUCK at the Mallory’s  
Saturday Oct.7 10am Annual General Meeting at Firehall  
    5:30pm Thanksgiving Dinner (Firehall)  

EYC Schedule of Events 2017

Revised June 2017


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EYC Canada 150 Celebration and Season Beginning

Commodore’s email to club

Make your plans to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the beginning of EYC summer fun. Saturday, July 1st 2017 from 10 am through noon please drop by to complete and pay for registration in the Erieau Sailing School and to register your year’s membership (and your boat – racing begins the next day and you want your points to count!)

Festivities start at 5 pm with appetizers and drinks with a celebration BBQ serving food from 6:30 pm. On the menu is BBQ chicken breast, bacon, BBQ Portobello mushrooms, salads and Canada Day cake. Peter Gilbert is providing DJ and Karaoke fun for dancing. We will end the EYC activity in time for everyone to head over to see the very special fireworks display provided by the Erieau Firemen.

We are still working on the final summer schedule, but here are the summer season social highlights:

Sunday, July 9 Potluck Gathering – location being finalized
Saturday, July 15 Chili Cook Off and All Classes and All Ages Race in the Bay. A family cooking competition: your favorite chili and/or Caesar salad. Awards for the Race winners and the favorite chili and Caesar salad.
Thurs, July 20 Kid’s Movie Night and DJ fun – organized by the Junior EYC sailors with help from Peter Gilbert.
Sunday, July 23 Potluck Gathering – location being finalized
Saturday, July 29 Pied Piper Parade and Regatta. Theme: 100 years of Erieau Fun – special costume categories and a special parade with guests honoring the 100th Anniversary of the Village of Erieau
Saturday, August 5 Art in the Boulevard. An EYC major fund raiser. Ably organized by Rob and Mat Poile and friends
Monday, August 7 Commodore’s Picnic, scavenger hunt & games
Thursday, August 10 Kid’s Movie Night and DJ fun – organized by the Junior EYC sailors with help from Peter Gilbert
Saturday, August 12 Gala Mystery Dinner, Auction & Dancing with Superfly. This is a fun fundraiser for the club – start looking for donations now!
Saturday, August 28 Closing Banquet. Come and enjoy the awards and fellowship.
Sunday, Sept 3rd Potluck Gathering – Mallory’s


Regular Weekly Events:


Starts July 2

Regular Senior Races

10:00 am skipper’s meeting. 0-4 races as weather permits

Food & refreshments served

Starts July 4

Euchre Night

7:20 pm

No food or refreshments served


Lark Sailor’s Gathering No food or refreshments served

Starts July 8

Junior Races

10:00 am rigging boats and racing as weather permits

Kid food and refreshments as donated by benefactor members.

Thanks to all those who have volunteered their time and effort to help out. Don’t worry, there will be lots of opportunity for others to participate too. (As the saying goes “We’ll be in touch!”)

Ross Newkirk, Commodore

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No “docks in” May 20th, But…

On behalf of the Commodore:

EYC can’t put the docks in this weekend. The water is far too high. BUT …

Ken Marshall could use some assistance at 10:00 am on Saturday May 20 to help move the small boat racks and the small boats out of the club building and back to their normal place outside.

Later in the next month or so, Ken will need some assistance building several replacement dock sections. More details to follow at a later date.

Thanks in advance for your help,
Ross Newkirk, Commodore

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An E.Y.C Minute

The Lark fleet hasn’t fully dried out from last season and I’m already excited for another great summer at the EYC!

Now, I’m certainly not the longest tenured EYC member, but I have been around long enough to remember a few things about an EYC summer.

Growing up in the EAU, I remember when the Sieverts were on the racecourse every Sunday…In a sailboat. Or when we watched Animal House and Porky’s on VHS at the Parsons while our parents socialized on the back deck. Anything to keep us kids quiet for just a bit longer. I was in the bay before steel break walls, zebra muscles and the return of weeds thick enough to stop a boat. I remember when Pinky Too was new, and spelled Pinky 2. Or when Blue Jays vs. Tigers was a thing. I was around to see the Laser attempt to replace the Lark only to be replaced by the M Scow and then replaced by the C Scow, only to have the Lark reign supreme again.

Becoming more active in recent years and with children of my own I see the E.Y.C spirit is alive and well.  Children continue to allow parents be childish.  Bathing suits are still the outfit of choice for all. When hungry, there is still a mom to feed us. When thirsty, there is a deck calling for us.  And the Eau continues to have an uncanny ability to make a weekend seemingly last forever.

The one thing I know above all is EVERY SUMMER IS GREAT SUMMER AT THE E.Y.C!

See you all very soon,

Peter Gilbert


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