August 1, 2016

August Membership

Welcome to new members: Elliot & Guyanna Spurway of Indianapolis August will be a quiter month around ECSC.  No regattas on the calendar, but we do have the Lobster Fest on August 20th.  This is a great event that is well attended.  Be sure to RSVP to get your Lobster! If you have anyone that is interested in learning more about ECSC membership, have them call Christy…..317-306-1640…. She will be glad to talk to them and answer their questions. We have one more new member orientation September 25th. If you see an unfamiliar face, please introduce yourself and make the new members feel welcome!  
August 1, 2016

July was a busy month for our Juniors

Well it certainly has been a busy month with the ECSC Junior Sailing team!  Most of July was spent on the road at regattas, clinics, and then Junior Bay Week.  The conditions at Bay Week were near perfect, with a varying range of conditions from light air to heavy.  There were around 34 Laser Radials competing this year and they were able to get in 18 races over the four days of the regatta!  When everything was said and done, ECSC’s Cameron Douglas ended up in the 3rd spot after some very tight racing, and Reagan Lessick finished 15th.     While Bay Week may be finished, the juniors aren’t done with their season yet.  Cam and Reagan traveled to Cleveland this past weekend for an I-LYA regatta for their travelers series.  Cam finished in second, putting him in first place in the series, Reagan moved up to 6th place in the series.  There are still a couple of I-LYA regattas left this season that the team will be travelling to as well.    
August 1, 2016

Ships Store

“SAIL ON — SALE ON” The intense heat has created a big splash with this item!!! The Ladies Lightweight Tee pictured below was out of stock by the end of June.  Inventories have been replenished and they are available once again.  It’s yours for $12 each. DISCONTINUED INVENTORIES The Ships Store is eager to deplete all discontinued items with the following sale prices: Item Old Price New Price Gildan T Shirt $  6.00 $4.00 Ladies Ribbed Tank Top $13.00 $4.00 Ladies Tank Top (old model) $14.00 $4.00 Ladies Tunic $34.00 $4.00 Missy Fit T% $09.00 $3.00 Rapid Dry Polo $35.00 $5.00 Check the Online Catalog for further product information on these and all Ship’s Store items as well as contact information. We are only two miles from the club and can meet you at the club to deliver items. The store will be open in the upper shelter during the Lobster Dinner for your shopping pleasure.
August 1, 2016

August Miscellaneous

A few reminders… Raceway road is temporarily closed. Note that Raceway Road south 46th street is closed for repairs.  Please keep the docks looking neat. Please remember to clean up your dock lines around your boat.  We don’t want members and/or guests tripping over docklines.  It also presents a nice environment to future members. Those of you who bring dogs to the club Please remember that according to club guidelines, all dogs must be on a leash and under the control of their owner while on club grounds.  The ECSC Board of Directors made this rule for several reasons. Your dog may be very friendly, but there are club members who don’t like dogs or are afraid of dogs. We have several members who are allergic to dog hair.  Letting your dog run free could subject them to an allergy attack.  Members can’t avoid dogs that are running free around the club. We have a number of small children at the club who may not know how to react around dogs. Sometimes free-running dogs get territorial and will act aggressively towards other dogs comming into their territory.  We don’t want to have any “dog fights.” It is very unsanitary to have dogs around open food. We have received complaints from a number of club members on this.  Please keep your dog away from any food serving areas during club social functions.  That means your dog should not be in the upper shelter while food is being served during social events. The decision to allow dogs at the club was made to allow club members to bring their dogs out for a sail.  It was not inteded to turn the club into a dog park.  Let’s respect those who do not share your enthusiasm for dogs.  If you bring your dog out to the club, please keep it on a leash that is securely fastened to you.
July 1, 2016

ECSC in Full Summer Mode!

It’s summer and ECSC is full of activity.  Head out to the club on any weekend and you will see: Kids playing on the playground. Families grilling out on one of the club grills. People leaving or heading back to the dock. People washing their boats. People doing a few minor repairs to keep their boats shipshape. People gathered around the “Liar’s Table” at the Race Shed sharing drinks, food and memories. Kenny moving something around to make room for something else. All this means we have a very vibrant and active club.  So, please come on out and enjoy all that our club has to offer. Our ECSC Regatta is coming up on July 9-10 with our world famous ECSC Beach Party on Saturday July 9.  This is a great event.  We had almost 200 people RSVP for a night of dancing on the beach.  Hats off to Kenny for moving boats around to make room for the partiers.  Be sure to thank him for all of his hard work to make everyone’s weekend enjoyable. By now you have probably encountered our new web site.  It is truly an upgrade from our old site with lots of content and room for us to grow.  Check it out next time you are online. Welcome to our new members.  Thanks for joining.  Please introduce yourselves to just about everyone you meet. We would love to get to know you better and get you involved in our club.
July 1, 2016

ECSC Summer Social Events

We have a lot of social events in the summer.  We already had a successful Mother’s Day brunch and Father’s Day brunch.  Next up is the very popular July 4th Pig Roast.  That is followed by the newly revived ECSC Beach Party on July 9th.  I hope you sent in your RSVP for this popular event. Our big event for August is the annual Lobster Boil.  This is another RSVP event so we know how many lobsters to order.  Please, please, please, please be sure to RSVP so we have enough for everyone.  And when we say one lobster per person, please take only one lobster so that everyone who ordered one can get one.  If there are extras, you are more than welcome to go back for seconds. We have two events in September: the Labor Day cookout on September 5th and the Governor’s Cup Regatta party on September 10th. We still need volunteer hosts and crew for some events.  Check the “Host/Crew Assignments” link on the Social page for openings.  You will receive valuable work credits to offset next year’s membership dues.  
July 1, 2016

Still a lot of work to do

Hopefully, you have noticed a lot more room at the club.  Thanks to Dennis Robertson, we have removed some abandoned boat eyesores freeing up some much needed parking space.  You will also notice the gravel is a little brighter.  We brought in some new gravel and took the opportunity to expand the parking area a bit.  You will notice a little extra room heading back to the power washer and a little more room between boats in the back lots.  This allowed us to move some of the other dilapidated boats to the back of the club.  The result is a fresher look as you come down the main drive.  Thanks to all who cooperated with us in the gravel project. The old Race Shed has been moved to its new location across from the beach.  this will be the new home for the Purdue Sailing Club.  They will be showing up at the club in the next month or so to move their gear into the shed, clean it up and make it their new PSC HQ.  Please be sure to say “Hi” to them and welcome them to the club.  Remember, they might be the ones who buy your boat in 4 or 5 years. We mentioned this last year, but it bears repeating.  Please coil your dock lines neatly next to your dock cleats.  We have members walking to/from their boats with their arms full of “boat stuff”.  In the past, we have had members trip and injure themselves on dock lines.  Please be considerate to your fellow club members and tidy up around your boat.  And if you have time, tidy up your neighbor’s too. We still have lots of work projects for those who are handy with tools and want to earn some work credits.  Please see me or Dennis for details. Kenny Chapman  
July 1, 2016

July Membership update

Welcome to new members in June.  Hope to see you at the July 4th Pig Roast on 7/4 at 3:30. Claudine Samanic from Avon. Dave and Deanna Plank from Greenwood, sailing a S2 There will be a New Member Orientation in the upper shelter house on Sunday, 7/17  1:00 pm. NEW WEB SITE:  Geoff Endris has been hard at work to get our new website up and running.  Please go to ecsail.org, log in with the password that Geoff sent to you individually, click on MEMBERS and you will see a world of information.  You will find a ‘Member Listing’ of all current members of ECSC.  You will also have access to a PDF copy of our orange 2016 Membership Booklet.  You will be able to access our club By-Laws as well as General Club rules and much more.  Many thanks to Geoff for the many hours that he has spent making this happen.