October 4, 2016

Outfit for chilly weather at the Chili Cook-Off!

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   
October 4, 2016

Final Bash is coming up!

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.
September 1, 2016

My Favorite Sailing Month

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.  commodore@ecsail.org
September 1, 2016

LobsterFest a Huge Success

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.  
September 1, 2016

September Harbormaster Report

No report this month.
September 1, 2016

September Membership Report

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.
September 1, 2016

Douglas Wins I-LYA Junior Traveler Series

September 1, 2016

September Store Items

Welcome aboard your Ship’s Store. FEATURED ITEM The featured item this month is a silk touch ECSC Polo in Navy or Pink. Embroidered with our club logo, it’s so easy to look your best when wearing this wrinkle – fighting shirt. It’s yours for only $14.00.   DISCONTINUED INVENTORIES We are still pushing to deplete all discontinued items with the following sale prices: $5ITEM                                                     OLD PRICE                         NEW PRICE Gildan T Shirt $  6  $4 Ladies Ribbed Tank Top $13 $4 Ladies Tank Top (old model) $14 $4 Ladies Tunic $34 $4 Missy Fit T $  9 $3 Rapid Dry Polo $35 $4 Check the onsite catalog for further product information on these and all items as well as contact information. The store will also be open in the upper shelter during the Labor Day Cookout and the Governor’s Cup Dinner Party for your shopping pleasure.