September 6, 2017

Ships Store September 2017

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August 11, 2017

Ship’s Store – August 2017

Ship’s Store   Good news and even better news. The good news is that members and their guests have been buying up the clearance items.  Look for the Ship’s Store at LobsterPalooza for your buying pleasure.  However, there still is a great deal of merchandise left to be purchased.  You can email the Ship’s Store and order merchandise now. ALL MERCHANDISE IS 50% OFF. Remember that many gift giving holidays are coming up: August 13 International Left Handers Day (think of all the southpaws in your family); August 19 National Aviation Day (every pilot will find the burgees for their rudders a necessity): August 26 National Dog Day (even Fido needs a pocket coolie): and August 29 Day against Nuclear Tests (????). The special dates in the ensuing months are just as worthy of giving gifts. There are several items for which it will be difficult to sell all of them (e.g., around 175 pocket coolies, over 100 ceramic coasters and over 50 trailer hitch covers, innumerable combination key rings with bottle openers).  Every dollar you spend will go directly to the club.  So do your patriotic (to the club) duty and buy, buy, buy. We have a great number of 2017 ECSC Regatta t-shirts.  They will be available at LobsterPalooza or by contacting the Ship’s Store.   The better news is that we can now purchase logo merchandise from our new Ship’s Store partner – Coral Reef Sailing Apparel. The CRSA website will have higher end brands such as Gill and Helly Hansen. You would order and receive the merchandise online just like you would with any online vendor.  Since this is not a large operation like Amazon, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery for embroidered items.  Because to the higher cost of setting up for silk screening of items like T-shirts, CRSA needs to have around 20 orders to maintain the price shown on the website.  CRSA provides sailing apparel for over 130 sailing clubs in the US. Even though our full website will not be live for a couple of weeks, there should be a limited website up by Thursday, August 11.  “Limited” means that not all of our ECSC apparel for the website will be shown on the site. Nevertheless, you can order logo merchandise shown anywhere on CRSA’s website catalog now, even if it is not on the limited site. You can find the limited website by going to” The website for the CRSA is – Happy Sailing,   Les Miller  
June 30, 2017

Ships Store July 2017

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June 6, 2017

Ships Store June 2017

Ship’s Store is off to a great start.  Thanks to Mark Walker, we sold $486 worth of merchandise at the Mother’s Day Brunch. There have been a few other purchases that puts our year-to-date sales well over $500. Larry Conrad, as our commodore, executed a contract with Coral Reef Sailing Apparel from which you can purchase logo items.  They perform this service for a very large number of sailing clubs including the Indianapolis Sailing Club.   We still have over $4,000 worth of apparel, coolies, burgees, coasters, etc. that we need to sell first. All of the money collected goes to the ECSC to benefit all of the members. See the Ship’s Store catalog on the ECSC website.  We may not have all the colors and sizes that are described in the catalog, though. Father’s Day is coming up we will have a table set up with merchandise at the Brunch. Bring your wallets.   Les Miller
May 5, 2017

Ships Store May 2017

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April 3, 2017

Ships Store – April 2017

SHIPS STORE – As the 2017 sailing season gets underway, sailors’ thoughts go to what will make them look good or will protect them from the elements or even to what will keep their cold beer cold. The Ship’s Store has what you need,  AND EVERYTHING IS HALF OFF. If you are interested in purchasing an item, go to the Ship’s Store website CLICK HERE and find the item.   I will be updating the website soon so it gives an up to date inventory of what is available. Note that the prices given do not reflect the discounted 50% price. All you need to do is email the Ship’s Store at this address CLICK HERE and describe the item(s).  I will then email you with the cost and the availability.  We can arrange delivery at the Club or another place if necessary to pick up the goods.  I prefer that you bring a check made out to the Club. Credit and debit cards cannot be used. Soon there will be a spreadsheet on the site giving an up to date inventory with pricing.  So think of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and days when you need to make up for something you did. Buy them some ECSC bling.   Les Miller Ships Store
March 3, 2017

Ships store – March – 2017

We have just completed our end of the year inventory.  Ship’s Store is brimming with goods from sweat shirts to hats to trailer hitch covers to t-shirts. Please look through the catalog on Ship’s Store link on the ECSC webpage, find the ECSC item of your dreams and make a purchase.  Remember every dollar that you spend on these goods goes to benefit the club. So you get to look good while doing good.  Les Miller, Ship’s store
February 1, 2017

Ship’s Store February 2017

The Ship’s Store is moving ahead with finding a vendor that will take customer’s orders directly through the internet and ship the goods directly to you. This system has many advantages to our current system and is used at many sailing clubs through the country. The Benefits include: Eliminating the Club as a middleman.  We will just provide the service linked from our website. Providing an expanded range of goods, sizes and styles. Creating the opportunity for custom embroidery (sail # or boat name) in addition to our beloved ECSC logos. Preventing the accumulation of out-dated old inventory sold at a loss to the club. In the meantime, there is a great deal of leftover inventory from previous years including tow hitch covers, burgees, coasters, shirts, jackets, caps and more.  Since ECSC has already paid for this inventory, 100% of what you pay will go to the Club for our use.  So, all of you shop-a-holics need to go to the Ship’s Store on the ECSC website and start placing your orders.  Check out the web page catalog and buy key chains, patches, caps, etc. You will be getting snazzy ECSC stuff and helping out the Club.  Click Here for a Link to our Web Catalog Ship’s Store Les Miller