August 8, 2018

Commodore August 2018

July was another busy month at the club!  Even with all of the social and racing events happening, our wonderful Grounds Committee still managed to have the ECSC drive patched and seal coated. The Grounds crew also cut back the encroaching foliage along our drive in and at the entrance at 46th Street.  Hopefully these improvements will make it much easier to see traffic on 46th Street when exiting the club and give more room for cars passing each other on the club driveway. There is also an ongoing project at the lower shelter to build steps up to the shelter floor and create flower beds at the front. We hope to have another productive month working on the club grounds, and we sincerely appreciate all of our volunteers who are helping us in our endeavor to maintain and improve the club for the benefit of all our valued members!   Mark Walker ECSC Commodore 2018  
August 8, 2018

Social – August 2018

It is hard to believe sailing season is half over!  In order to maximize our available volunteers, we have decided to make some last minute adjustments to the calendar. A big thank you to Steve and Sarah McQueen for hosting and Mike and Katie Smith for helping with our 4th of July event.  We had rave reviews on our new Pig vendor!  We look forward to using him again in the future! The LOBSTER FEST has been changed from August 18th to September 15th to coincide with the Governor’s Cup.  The Race Committee and Social will work hand in hand to assure a smooth and fun event!  The Lobster Fest committee will be meeting soon to finalize details so be on the lookout for further information and RSVP instructions. Kenny Chapman has stepped up to host Labor Day event on September 3rd at 3:30pm.  We are looking for NEWer MEMBERS to support this effort!  Our goal is to introduce our newer members to event implementation.  It is easier than one may expect! Hosting an event can earn you a $150 credit for next year’s membership dues!  You can earn $10 an hour for recorded volunteer hours, with a maximum of $150 per season! Please contact Vickie Greenough 317-eight four seven-7400 to volunteer for our upcoming events! Vickie
August 8, 2018

Harbormaster – August 2018

Hello to all at the club. I hope you’re enjoying your summer on the lake. First a heads up to all at the docks. The water level has dropped a little bit in the last month so if you are in a shallow dock you may want to go check your Keel and make sure you’re not on the bottom. Once again I’m asking anyone who is not using their dock for the season I still have a waiting list of new members wanting a dock. Anyone that needs work credits can contact me we still have plenty of odd jobs around the club that need to get done. Dennis Robertson (317)339-7371
August 8, 2018

Racing August 2018

The Racing Committee is pleased to announce the combination of the LOBSTER Fest and GOVERNOR’S CUP REGATTA 9/15-16/2018!!! This will be a fantastic reward for the first day of racing on Saturday September 15th with the selection of your choice: LOBSTER or STEAK! You can’t ask for a better combination. Be sure to get registered for the regatta and fest on US Sailings’ www.regattanetwork.com – 2018 Governor’s Cup Regatta and Lobster Fest by the deadline of 9/7/2018 so you don’t miss the chance for a tasty LOBSTER and a chance to win the GOVERNOR’S CUP! 2018 Spring Series Winners Blue/White: 1st Conrad – Seaward 26 2nd Chapman – Ranger 22 3rd Miller – S2 7.9 Green2: 1st Endris – Flying Scott 2nd Lauer- MC Scow Red: 1st Graef – J24 2nd Douglas -J24 3rd Kohne –J22 Congratulations again, to Spring Series Winners, if you didn’t get your award flag we handed out and announced during the Beach Party please check with your crew or see me. ECSC Regatta day and beach party had great wind 10 knots + and great competition, five races total and four fleets of racers. Great to see my son out racing on his NACRA 5.8 and Dennis Robertson on his new Hobie 20! Good job Racers! Blue/White: 1st Conrad – Seaward 26 2nd Chapman – Ranger 22 3rd Merriman – Hunter 240 4th Brickley – S2 7.3 Green1: 1st Hickok, B – Hobie 20 2nd Hickok, K – NACRA 5.8 3rd Robertson – Hobie 20 Green2: 1st Goff, G – Laser Red: 1st Cameron – J24 2nd Schulze -J24 3rd Wishart –J24   Sunday Series has been going well, with racing on the 4th Sunday of the month. Plenty of good eats after racing with the last one being Sausage Fest! Only two more Super Sundays left with plenty of time to score and win!     Bob Hickok and John George – Race Committee
August 8, 2018

Membership – August 2018

We have welcomed three new members in the last 30 days.  Nathan and Emily Pendleton of Greenwood along with Bailey and Luke.  They have a Rinker/Gale Force sailboat.   Then we have Jeremiah Johnson and Jessica Daniel along with Chelsea, Matthew & Alexis of Avon sailing a Lightning.  Also Jeff Cook and Lynn Gibboney of Carmel who will be sailing and Hunter 22.  All want to be added to our wait list for slips which is growing longer every day. Membership will be offering a New Member Orientation session on Sunday, August 26 at 1:00 in the upper shelter.  This is for all members who want to learn more about the club and for anyone considering membership at ECSC. Remember to stay hydrated during this hot weather and remember that our AED unit is mounted on the east side of the racing shed and ready for use should it ever be needed. Jane Schmidt     Christy Merriman
August 8, 2018

Safety and Education August 2018

The ECSC Junior Sailing Team has had another very busy month! July started off with the team going to Mentor Harbor, Ohio for Junior Olympics. Both days consisted of very light wind and they got two races in. Reagan Lessick was 9th overall, Grant Goff placed 31st, and Jack Hadlock placed 34th. There was a great turn out at this regatta! The next regatta that the ECSC Junior Sailors tackled was at Vermilion Boat Club. Again, there was little wind to be found, but they managed to get in 4 races during the regatta. Reagan finished 12th, Grant 17th, and Jack 27th.  There were 38 boats participating. Great job team ECSC! Immediately after Vermilion, Reagan Lessick, Grant Goff, Abbie Binzer, and Jack Hadlock headed to Put-In-Bay for the I-LYA Junior Championships at Put-In-Bay Yacht Club (AKA “Jr. Bay Week”). At Jr. Bay Week ECSC won the icebreaker skits on the first night for the first time  in 15 years of competing! After two light air qualifying days, the 40 boat fleet was split into two fleets (Gold and Silver) with Abbie and Reagan making the gold fleet, and Grant and Jack in the silver fleet. The last two days of racing were a bit heavier air and very competitive! Reagan Lessick finished 6th overall (after tying for 5th), she also received the Backus Cup, which is awarded to the top female sailor in the laser fleet. This trophy has been around for 25 years. It has top women sailors on it and Reagan has certainly earned her way into a very exclusive club! Awesome job! Abbie finished 11th overall, fighting hard the whole week, and breaking a mast in the finals. Grant Goff placed 1st in the silver fleet, 21st overall. This is a great start for his first time at Jr. Bay Week. Good Job! Jack Hadlock finished 15th in the silver fleet, and 35th overall in the 40 boat fleet. Nice work Jack! Congrats on an awesome job at the Bay to our whole junior race team! Last weekend, the team traveled to Sandusky for an I-LYA regatta. The wind was solid and then died for the last race. Reagan finished 7th, Jack 25th, and Olivia DeGrella 26th out of 26 boats. There are only two more Traveler Series regattas left. Wish the team luck as they finish out their season! Chuck Lessick
August 8, 2018

Ship’s Store – August 2018

  Ship’s Store Click here to access the Ship’s Store Please check out this link monthly for specials.  
August 8, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee August 2018

Let’s talk trash!! You may have noticed that we have replaced nearly all of the trash cans on the property.  The exiting cans were open to the elements and filled up with rain water making them hard to empty.  There were other problems with the trash cans that made them difficult to empty without tearing the trash bags.  The new trash cans are a little smaller and have lids.   Special thanks to Bob Hickok and John George for getting and painting the cans. We have a trash can set aside at the Race Shed for aluminum cans.  We mounted a can crusher next to the trash can.  Please empty and crush your cans before putting them in the trash. Our landscape company has been emptying the trash on Mondays and Thursdays.  This has not been adequate.  We have a lot of members who come out and enjoy the club every night and certain high traffic area trash cans are getting filled every night.  Therefore, we have made arrangements to have the trash cans checked and emptied every day as needed.  We will get additional cans as needed to stay on top of the trash situation. I see a lot of people using the club.  This is good.  We all want to come out and enjoy the club.  However, increased use means more trash.  So, please keep the following in mind when disposing of your trash. Please close and lock the lids after you put your trash in. We have problems with racoons at the club.  This will keep them from getting into the trash and spreading trash all over the club grounds. Please tear down and/or crush empty boxes. Empty boxes (e.g., beer, soda, etc), take up 25% of the trash can’s volume! Crushing the box will allow the trash cans to hold more trash. Crush your cans! We have some members who want to recycle aluminum cans.  If you want to participate in our recycling program, please use the can crusher at the Race Shed and put your cans in the special recycling trash can at the Race Shed. Empty your cans before you throw them away! People are putting half-empty beer cans, soda cans and water bottles in the trash.  This makes the trash heavier to lift and when we empty the trash, all that stale beer flows out onto the person emptying the trash.  No one wants to get covered in stale beer.  So empty your container and crush it before putting it in the trash. Other Club Improvements We are making other improvements at the club.  You may have noticed the following: The main driveway was seal coated in July to give is a few more years before we need to resurface it. We trimmed the bushes along the main driveway and at the main entrance for better visibility. We are trimming the weeds between the trailers to keep them “at bay.” Colin Leatherbury has been hard at work trimming the bushes from the edge of the property.  This has opened up the property for a better overall look. We have other improvements scheduled for August that we will cover in the next newsletter. Contact Geoff Endris at grounds@ecsail.org if you have questions. Geoff Endris ECSC Grounds