Happy Trails Eagle Creekers,
The first thing I have to say is STICKERS, STICKERS, STICKERS. Get those suckers on your boat and trailer right away so I don't haul your boat off to the crusher.
It is soon time to put your boat in the water and take your trailer up to the trailer lot. Just remember the lot hasn't been bush hogged yet and we are going to be doing some expansion on the West side of the lot. Also the ground is soft this time of year so either wait a bit or just don't slow down. It is ok to keep your Winter spot for your trailer a few more weeks until the ground dries up or the bush hogging is done.
As many of you have noticed I did not set up a date for the work party to open up the club this year. I hear April 1st. The Harbormaster work party always coincides with the club opening (which is set up by the caretaker) along with the Racing work party. Dennis and I will continue our work parties in April and work will be available on weekends until the dock is re-decked. L dock, (the wide section going out to the octagon) is going to be completely re-decked. That is nine 16' sections with the 1" boards replaced with 2x8" planks to resemble the other dock structures. Contact Dennis or me and come out and earn some work credits.
Another project through the grounds committee will be the expansion of the trailer lot at the top of the hill. I have yellow tape outlining the areas to be bush whacked. Colin Leatherbury will be in charge of this project and we have approval for this expansion from the park director. Work credits will be paid out for weed eating, chemical treating stumps, hand weed whacking and stuffing the wood chipper (after training from Colin). Again this project will continue until completion.
Anyone interested in helping remove about 6 ash trees notify myself or Colin Leatherbury. This project will take place near the end of May. Chainsaws will be needed to turn these trees into fire wood for the club.
Welcome to new members, Phil and Aimee Rawlings who along with their daughters, Leah and Audrey, will be sailing a Catalina 22’ this summer at ECSC.
This brings our total of new members since 1/1/17 to five.
Our first New Member Orientation will be in the upper shelter at the club on Sunday, May 21st at 1:00.
Membership information has been received from all of you. Our next step will be to pull all this together for the publishing of the annual membership booklet. This will be mailed directly to your home early in May, if not before. A PDF copy will also be placed in the Member section of our ECSC website.
Have a boy or girl that spends too much time playing video games or on their phone?
Want to steer them a new course in life. Come join us April 22!
Sign up your young sailor for this fast moving, 16 hour sailing class.
Class 1 ~ 9-12 year old, on a Opti (a small 8' boat, perfect for the smaller, younger boy or girl).
Class 2 ~ 13-18 year old, on Laser Full rig (a 14' boat, perfect for the larger boy sailor).
Class 3 ~ 12-15 year old, Laser Radial rig (perfect for a young teenage girl or boy).
Prospective sailors must be able to swim.
Must have a lift jacket, USCG type, with whistle attached to it.
Open to members and non-members (boys and girls).
Class size limited to 6-8 sailors!
Fee $128.00 (check or cash)
ECSC Sailing School, 8901 West 46th Street, Indianapolis, In 46234
Date ~ Time:
Sign up date April 22, 11am, please join us for an introductory hour and learn what we do.
Class Dates: May 6, 13, 20 and June 3rd, 11:00am to 3pm. (rain or shine)
Our instructors are experienced sailors with small boat racing, All of our junior instructors are U.S. Sailing Certified Level 1, some are level 2 and 3's and Red Cross First Aid with CPR trained.
On the Water time:
Instruction are conducted in Laser: Full, Radial and 4.7 or with the Optimist rigs.
ECSC will supply the boats, sailors will supply other personal gear.
Classroom & Work-out Drills:
Work books, lots of jump rope, chin, push and set ups, light bench press, speed bag, punching bag and sailing games.
Participation is based on the sailor and sole discretion of the team leader.
Minors must have a consent of parents, and an application and completed emergency treatment form,
For more info: e-mail Wayne Myers (team leader) ~ email@example.com
Other News !
I would like to "Thank all you" for the past Support of Our Youth Sailing Program, Without your help this program would not left the dock.
Your donation this year will be a big help in our goal to sent the kids to local and national events.
Safety and Education,
Chuck Lessick and Wayne Myers