October 6, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee October 2018

Fall is definitely upon us. For many of us this is the best time of the year to get out on the lake and enjoy some great sailing.  Leaves are changing and the breeze is often up. Keep an eye on the water levels as the lake level always drops two to three feet. 2018 has been a great year at ECSC! Our Racing program has had a fantastic year with our regular series racing, the Governor’s Cup, Mayor’s Cup, ECSC Regatta and the upcoming Hornback Regatta. Our Social Committee has continued its tradition of putting on great events. Our Junior Racing team has traveled all over the region and collected lots of hardware. In 2018, we have had our members represent ECSC at regional and national regattas across the United States as both racers and race officials. Remember that ECSC is a volunteer club. We need each and every member to take pride in our club and pitch in to make it a better place for all of us. Lets keep the Eagle Creek Sailing Club the best sailing club on the planet!   Rick Graef Publicity
June 5, 2018

Commodore June 2018

Summer is almost here, and most members’ boats are in the water. It is time for us to spruce up the club grounds now that the boats are out of the way! Our club is an all-volunteer organization, and that means we rely on all of our members to “Keep ECSC Beautiful.”  If you used concrete cinder blocks to support your trailer over the winter, please return them to the area next to the dumpster. If you have an extra mast, rudder, personal ladder, or sawhorse, please secure these items onto your boat trailer or take them home, as they shouldn’t be left lying in the parking areas. We are looking at setting up a summer work party this month to work on additional cleanup and projects to improve the overall appearance of the club. There is also a link on the ECSC website to “signup genius” where there are projects you can find to do on your own schedule and earn work credits. The board has extended the 15 extra work credits you can earn by working on Grounds projects through this year. All work credits earned on these projects and the summer work party can be applied.  Have fun, enjoy the summery weather, and everybody be safe on the water! Mark Walker ECSC Commodore 2108 Geoff Endris would like to extend an invitation to ECSC Club members to the 2018 Great Lakes  Cruise.  Information is provided below.    2018 Great Lakes Cruise The Great Lakes Region of the Catalina 22 fleet holds an annual cruise on one of the Great Lakes.  The 2018 Great Lakes Cruise for Catalina 22s is planned for August 12-18 on Grand Traverse Bay. Our trip is not limited to C-22’s.  If you have a trailer-able boat and want to come along, contact Geoff Endris.  The more the merrier.  We could turn this into an annual ECSC trip! We will be launching at Elk Rapids MI.  They have a very nice marina and plenty of parking for our trucks and trailers.  They also have a nice beach right at the marina!! Our itinerary for the week looks like this: 12 August – Launch at Elk Rapids on “East Bay”, Welcome picnic. 13 August – Sail around the tip of the Old Mission peninsula to Northport. 14 August – Sail to Suttons Bay with a stop at Omena Bay at the Leelanau Cellars Wine Tasting room.  Nice beach at the marina.  Best ice cream shop only 2 blocks away!!  Christmas in August Gift exchange. 15 August – sail to Traverse City and see the “Cherry Capital”.  Great shops and restaurants, beautiful views and a very nice marina.  May have evening race with the Grand Traverse Yacht Club.  Details TBD. 16 August – Sailors Choice:  sail to Marian Island and anchor out overnight or stay in Traverse for another day.  17 August – sail around the tip of Old Mission Peninsula back to Elk Rapids.  Dinner as a group. 18 August – Haul out and head for home. The agenda is subject to change as we get closer and find out more about local events in the towns along the way.  We will have a skipper’s meeting every evening to go over the next day’s activities and answer any questions.  This will give all the participants the opportunity to sail in some “big water”.  Grand Traverse Bay is over 400’ deep.  There are plenty of wineries scattered around for off-boat activities.  We will try to sail up and dock at the Leelanau Cellars Tasting Room at Omena Bay if the water level will allow.   Don’t be concerned about taking your boat on such a “grand excursion”.  The distances are short – maybe a few hours.  We all sail together and stay at a marina most nights so it can really be a fun vacation.  And you may be surprised at how easy it is and how much you will learn about your boat and sailing. Let me know if you are interested.  There is still plenty of time to get that trailer checked out and ready for the trip.  If you have any questions, drop me a note.  Geoff Endris
June 5, 2018

Ship’s Store – June 2018

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June 5, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee June 2018

Sailing season is in full swing!  Check out all of the happenings here on our club website. We have a number of jobs posted on the jobs board.  Please sign up for a project to make sure you get your work credits for the year.  The link is here: CLICK HERE FOR PROJECT SIGN UP
May 7, 2018

Ship’s Store – May 2018

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April 6, 2018

Ship’s Store – April 2018

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January 1, 2018

Publicity January 2018

BBBBBrrrrrrrrrrrr,   Most Holiday seasons I manage to make my way down to Miami for the Orange Bowl regatta.  Well,  this season we decided to not make the trip and have had to live vicariously through Chuck Lessick’s daily updates of Reagan in the annual Orange Bowl regatta.  79 degrees, salt spray, and lots of sailors.  Both of my (now sort-of grown up) boys along with several other previous ECSC Junior Sailors have competed in several south Florida winter events and it is great to see Reagan continuing the ECSC tradition.  I am sure she will bring back the skills she has learned and compete at at even higher level.   Check out the Orange Bowl ECSC Pictures on the ECSC Junior Sailing Facebook page. Also don’t forget to check out (and post to) our ECSC facebook page As for ECSC’s bustling Publicity office,  we have updated our website to include next year’s calendar, our new board members and many other useful items.  Please notify me if any items on the calendar are incorrect and I will have our calendar intern fix them as soon as possible.   Rick Graef Publicity Chair (and Calendar intern)
October 6, 2017

Publicity – October 2017

Hello ECSC Sailors!   Our sailing season may be coming to an end, but the fall is definitely one of my favorite times to sail.  Make sure you keep an eye on the water levels at ECSC.  You can follow this link to see up to date info Eagle Creek Water Level. It has dropped 6 to 9 inches between Sunday and Wednesday. Hopefully the drop has leveled out. Also remember that NO TRAILERS are allowed in our Car corral area until after the Hornback Regatta AND Chili Cook-off. I would love to have some articles from any of you wanna-be writers out there!  Taking a sailing trip somewhere? Have a cool ECSC memory you want to share? Tell us about your favorite race? or cruise? or oops-moment?   Submit them to me at publicity@ecsail.org and I will include them in a future Telltails.   Rick Graef