Welcome to 6 new members in September: Dan and Barbara Nichols along with Daniel, Ashley & Deanna of Indianapolis. They have several kayaks at the present time. David and Roberta Hillberry of Indianapolis sailing a Passage 14 and paddling a Mad River Canoe Tania Deng of Indy sailing a Catalina 22 Randy and Amy Clason of Plainfield sailing a San Juan 21’ Frank and Judith Dillard and daughter, Alexis. of Indianapolis sailing a Hunter 23.5 Jason Hubbard (son of long time member, Tony Hubbard) of Indy sailing a J-24 – ‘ Green Hornet’ Please let us know of any changes in email /mailing addresses. (firstname.lastname@example.org) As always, 2017 annual dues and slip fees will be due no later than 2/28/17. Upcoming Events Hornback Regatta will be coming up on October 8th. Plan to attend the Saturday evening Chili Cook-off. Bring your favorite crockpot of chili and win a prize. Also mark your calendar for our one dress-up affair of the year – The Final Bash – November 5th at Rick’s Boat Yard. Jane Schmidt & Chisty Merriman Membership
Looking to the Future The ECSC Junior team and staff had a fun outing at the Lake Lemon Regatta on Sept 24-25th. While the competition was real, the team usually treats this regatta as some relaxing and fun time together. Most of us camped at Bloomington Yacht Club for the weekend, and even Wayne competed there, as he has for over 30 years! Jon spent the weekend competing in the Finn, against Wayne, but Wayne remains undefeated against the Juniors. I guess he isn’t showing them all his tricks! The two newest members of the Junior Team, Dunkin and Jack were also on hand to get experience sailing in their first regatta. Congrats boys! They got to see what it is really like to experience a regatta from start to finish, and they both did a great job! The boys have been training with Jon and were anxious to see what racing was really like, so this was a great introduction to them. They may be out at the Hornback, so if you see them be sure to say Hi! The Junior Team will now shift gears into prep for 2017 Thanks to Kenny, the site is graded for the new school shed area. The construction should start shortly . The new area is going to feature storage space, but the most anticipated feature is some combined teaching space for camp, and workout area for the rest of the time.
Autumn is upon us. Winter is right around the corner. While at the store, pick up a 2016 Governor’s Cup T Shirt for $5.00! There are a bunch in stock. The inventory depletion sale of discontinued items is still in process. The remaining inventories of these items are beginning to get picked over, but the item you want may still be there! SAIL ON – SALE ON Al Wilkins
The ECSC Final Bash will be held on Saturday November 5, 2016 at Rick’s Café Boatyard Restaurant. Cocktails start at 6:30 – each ticket comes with two free drink coupons. Buffet dinner starts at 7:30 Racing Awards at 7:45 Dancing starts at 8:30 Door prizes awarded at 9:00 and at 10:00 At 10:00 we will hold a drawing for a free 2017 ECSC Membership. The dinner is $35 for Members and $40 for Guests. There is a $10 discount for reservations and money received by October 31st. Watch for more to come via email next week.
Imagine that you are cruising along as smooth as a Cadillac on a newly paved road. You can hear the ice softly rattle against the side of your cup as the puff subsides and the smooth ride shifts gears. The sun feels wonderful on your face this cool day. The coat you are wearing is light but easily keeps you warm. As you feel the heel of the boat subside, relaxation courses through your body, you know that every one of your muscles can just let go and unwind completely. Puff on! You take a sip and feel the pressure increase as you realize intuitively that this girl wants to rise higher to the wind. The more the wind blows, the more she rises until you are in the grove. You love that feeling, the same one you get when a singer leads up and finally hits the high note. The boat heels, the wind whistling by your ears is deafening. The ride is a thrill! Sooner or later the puff relaxes and you take another sip of your drink. It is a sad feeling knowing that sailing season is nearing it’s end, but the last vestige is a good one. It is a windy one, a cool one, a time when hot chocolate sounds better then beer. It is football season, a time for chili and fall leaves. Welcome to September. This sailor’s favorite month of the year! If you like September you may like joining the ECSC board! Let me know your interest. email@example.com
Big Shout OUT to Eric Jones and his crew for putting on a fabulous Lobster Fest Event! Despite the weather, we had a great turnout! He had so much fun, he has already volunteered for next year! Thanks Eric!! Please check out the pictures on the our Facebook Page. Great fun had by all! Jack and Cindy Hale are gearing up for our Labor Day Barbecue. Please plan on coming with an appetite and a dish to pass. We anticipate GREAT weather this weekend so this too should be a successful event! First Burger Served at 3:30.
Welcome new members Tony and Carol Gentry of Avon and Mike Blackwell of Indianapolis. The Gentry’s are Family Members. Mike has been involved in our racing program and is joining as a Race Fellow. The last New Member Orientation session of the season will be held on Sunday, September 18th. Meet Christy in the upper shelter house to learn more about ECSC. This is also a good session for any prospective members to learn more about the club and the steps involved in becoming a member. So spread the word. Along that line, anyone joining after 9/1/16 will pay only the initiation fee for 2016 ($1,000). They will be able to enjoy the club for the rest of the season and more than likely, our Harbormaster will find a wet slip for them to use for the remaining months. This works well for those who may have been thinking about joining and haven’t yet pulled the trigger. Three chances left to join in the social activities – The Labor Day Cook out on 9/5 at 3:30, the Chili Cook-off in October and the Final Bash in November.