June 1, 2016

Ship’s Store in full swing!

Sailors, as many of you now know your ship store is in full swing.  You can purchase items at any of our Regatta dinners and/or social feasts.  There is also a great catalog on our new site for you to visit.  The catalog has detailed descriptions on all items stocked as well as how to acquire.  Check out your store.  This is the only place you can get a variety of items with your club’s logo.  The Burgee and Caps sale from Mother’s Day through the Mayor’s Cup Regatta is over.  We sold a bunch of caps but only one Burgee.  For the entire month of June the caps will remain on sale at 50% of the list price.  Yours for only $4.00 each.  Sail on!!  
May 1, 2016

Ship’s Store 2016 Catalog is Done

The Ship Store Catalog is done.  There are 4 sections consisting of a total 28 items.  However, if you include color variations the total is 48.  The catalog is not on line yet.  It will be posted on the new web site (see below).  In the mean time, one can be easily obtained by sending an e-mail to alsailing@icloud.com.  Indicate SHIP STORE CATALOG REQUEST as the Subject and give me your e-mail address.  I will email a catalog to you within 24 hours.  This email address is for catalog requests only please! Any other questions not related to purchase requests should be sent to wil3673@aol.com or just call me. As a review, the following is the 2016 Stores Operating Information:
  1. Our main shelter will have a display with on duty sales personnel to help you at all regattas and major family events during the sailing season.  The actual dates can be found on the club calendar followed by specific details in the monthly telltales.
  2. At any other time, orders can be placed by phone or through an email request (no texting).  Items can be picked up at the club based on a mutual agreed-on pickup time.  We take cash or checks made out to ECSC.  Sorry, no credit cards.
  3. For your shopping pleasure in between the social events and regattas we have the catalog or if you see me at the club.  Show me your money.  I am not bashful about filling your orders.

Reminder!!!!

As a reminder, don't forget the upcoming Burgee and Sailing cap sale on Mother's Day and at the Mayors Cup Regatta.  These items are yours for 50% off the list price!    
April 2, 2016

Ship’s Store is replenishing inventories

Ship Stores is busy recalibrating and replenishing inventories for the 2016 sailing season. Inventories are now replenished and we are ready for the sailing season. The Ship Store is open. Here is a picture of the new Coolie for 2016. It’s yours for only $1.00. Stores Operating Information for 2016
  • Our main shelter will have a formal display with on duty sales personnel to help you at all regattas and major family events during the sailing season. The actual dates can be found on the club calendar followed by specific details in the monthly Telltales.
  • At any other time, orders can be placed by phone or through an email request (no texting). Items can be picked up at the club based on a mutual agreed on pickup time. We take cash or checks made out to ECSC. Sorry, no credit cards.
  • The product lineup of all items, with individual descriptions, photos and pricing can be emailed to you on request for your shopping pleasure in between the social events and Regattas. This package will be available for the season effective April 24th. Just email or call me and I will send this information to you.
Mother’s Day & Mayors Cup Regatta Sale As a reminder, don’t forget the upcoming Burgee and Sailing cap sale in May. These items will go for ½ the list price! Your Ship Stores Committee chair, Al Wilkins
March 2, 2016

Re-evaluating Ship’s Store Merchandise

Ship Stores is busy recalibrating and replenishing inventories for the 2016 sailing season. Plans are to open with the following sales incentive. During the week of May 8th Burgees and Caps will be offered at 50% off the list price. This sale will start at the Mother’s Day brunch on May 8th and end at the Mayors Cup Regatta dinner/party on May 14th. You can also purchase between these events by contacting Al Wilkins. The list price for a Burgee is $25.00 The list price for a cap is $8.00 So, these items will go for ½ the list price. Your Ship Stores Committee chair, Al Wilkins  
February 2, 2016

Ships Store Operations

Ahoy!  In the January Tell Tales, operational information was shared with you.  In this February edition, let’s briefly discuss a little Inventory Control and Pricing. Inventory Control Presently, we are in the process of acquiring inventory that the majority of the 200+ members would be interested in purchasing and using or wearing with pride in being a member of our club.  Please notice that I said the majority.  We must be cognizant to acquiring only items that the majority of the club would want to purchase. We also look for sales from outsiders brought in by the regattas. At the same time, if we order too much in the interest of keeping the cost per item down, we end up with an excessive amount of inventory that we cannot easily sell.  The inventory then becomes stagnant with items that increase inventory costs.    We presently have quite a few items in this category.  Our objective is to keep the inventory costs on hand down by limiting the number of line items in stock whenever possible.  At the same time we are limited on warehousing space. Pricing All items in inventory are sold at whatever price we pay in acquiring these items.  There is no markup.  As you can imagine, the more we order of each type means a lower cost for that item.  The ship store also is involved in a bidding process.  Holding the quality constant, we seek out more than one supplier for each item and take the lowest bidder. In Conclusion My sailing friends, as you chase the horizon catching that perfect wind.  Watching the sails snap full as your boat heels and you slice through the water. YES !!!!  In these exhilarating moments that we are all on a journey to catch. DO IT WEARING EAGLE CREAK SAILING CLUB APPAREL FROM YOUR SHIP’S STORE! IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO GO! Al Wilkins
January 2, 2016

2016 Ship’s Store

Ahoy! Welcome to the Ships Store for the 2016 sailing season. As preparations for the upcoming sailing season are being made, I thought it would be timely to share some of the operational information with you. Purpose – To display pride of membership in the Eagle Creek Sailing Club by having wearables and memorable items affixed with our Club Logo and/or name. Operating Season – The season’s operation is from April 1st thru December 31st. Note, this ending date is correct. Even after the sailing season is over, we have quite a few club members who purchase items as Christmas presents for family and friends. Dates/Place/Times – Our main shelter will have a formal display with on duty sales personnel to help you at all regattas and major family events during the sailing season. The actual dates can be found on the club calendar followed by specific details in the monthly Tell Tales. At any other time, orders can be placed by phone or through an email request (no texting). Items can then be picked up at the club based on a mutual agreed on pickup time. The product lineup will be on the club’s website at the beginning of the sailing season. General Information:
  • 30 percent of the yearly ship stores sales are from other sailing clubs racing at our Regattas!
  • As a member of our club, you have reciprocal rights to the Inter-Lake Yachting Association (I-LYA) and US Sailing. Your ECSC membership card gets you into their clubs and a right to belly up to their bars if you desire. Sporting our club apparel during these visits opens you up to some neat nautical conversations!
More information is forthcoming in future Tell Tales. Your Ship Stores Committee chair, Al Wilkins