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Commodore May 2022

Posted by Ki Hickok on  May 15, 2022
Category: Commodore

We have many different activities and areas for all members and their guests to enjoy. Please feel free to spend some time with family and friends at multiple different locations around the sailing club including the Upper Shelter, Lower Shelter, Racing Shelter, Captain’s Corner, Bodish Bluff, and the Pirate Ship Playset.

The Upper Shelter is, of course, our largest area that is covered in which we use for multiple events throughout the year. The upper shelter also houses our bathroom facilities along with shower amenities. Directly behind the upper shelter, new for the very first time, we have the Pirate Ship Playset for kids to play on and pretend they are sailing on the Eagle Ocean Sea – Arrrrg! Also new for the first time, behind the playset, we have Bodish Bluff, which is a new grassy area where you can play some games with family and friends while enjoying the sunshine. The Lower Shelter is our 2nd largest area that is covered and is a nice place to grill out and be closer to the action. The Racing Shelter is a covered area closest to the ramp and docks – a great place to hangout and converse with fellow members and racers. The Captain’s Corner is the deck next to the beach and can make you feel like you are on some exotic beach vacation. That is a great place to get a tan and relax or have a picnic and enjoy the beach and the water. I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy all the amenities and activities this club has to offer.

Please have fun and enjoy this wonderful sailing club, but please remember to be courteous to all of our members and their guests by following the General Rules of our club. Eagle Creek Sailing Club is a volunteer organization, so please keep that in mind. Also, if anyone would like to volunteer for a project or any number of our activities we have planned, don’t hesitate to contact me (or any other chairperson).

A few quick rules are: Always lock the main gate after dusk, even if other members are still at the sailing club because you never know when they’re going to leave. If you have any big trash items (like pizza boxes), please dispose of them into the main dumpster. Boat trailer parking is not permitted in or outside of the car corral or in front of or next to the Captain’s Corner. This is in effect between Mothers day and the Hornback regatta. After putting your boat into your wet slip, make sure to take your trailer up to the trailer lot to ease congestion for other members.

Looking forward to a spectacular, fun-filled sailing season! I am so happy it has finally arrived!

Ki Hickok
ECSC Commodore…

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Social May 2022

Posted by Vickie Greenough on  May 15, 2022
Category: Social

Our Mother’s Day event was a great success! Thank you, Amy and Les Miller, for hosting and Susan Tennant for volunteering to help! And, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank our grill master, Tony Rice, for always serving up a good batch of eggs! It was great to see everyone again. We served approximately 75 people and the pavilion was alive with chatter and laughter. I do hope our club mothers enjoyed the beautiful day.

We will be kicking off Memorial Day weekend by celebrating on SATURDAY EVENING, May 28th. This will be a pitch-in like the good ole days!

Please remember that our four-legged friends should not be present during events in the pavilion.

As mentioned in the last newsletter, we have a calendar full of fun and are seeking volunteers to host and help with our events. If you have an interest in supporting social events, please let us know. You will earn work credits that convert to cash off next year’s dues! Our immediate need is for our Memorial Day Celebrations.

Below is our calendar of remaining events:

Memorial Day Celebration – Saturday, May 28th from 6:00
Father’s Day Brunch – Sunday, June 19th from 11:30
Kids/Family Fun Day – Saturday, July 2nd, TBD
Beach Party – Saturday, July 16th, TBD
Labor Day Celebration – Saturday, September 3rd, from 6:00
Lobster Fest – Saturday, September 24th, TBD
Chili Cookoff – Saturday, October 8th, TBD
Final Bash – Saturday, November 5th, TBD

Please feel free to contact Jen Curtis or me with any suggestions on how we can enhance your social experience. You may locate us in the Sail Club Directory.

Vickie Greenough            Jennifer Curtis
Social Chair                       Social Assistant
317-847-7400…

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Secretary May 2022

Posted by Rich Fox on  May 15, 2022
Category: Secretary

At the April Board meeting, a new work-credit policy was approved. Members should know they may earn up to $200 in work credits (up from $150), that may be applied to the following year’s annual dues and fees.  Standard work credits are based on $10 per hour of work.

Also, the Board approved an update to the General Rules that members should be aware of.  Members with an assigned wet slip must have their boats in the wet slip and trailers in the upper trailer field by June 1st, unless other prior arrangements have been made with the Harbormaster.  The updated General Rules will be posted soon on the website.

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 7:00 PM, at the upper shelter.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors with your name on the 2022 election ballot, please contact any member of the Board of Directors before September 1st to let them know you are interested in being nominated.

-Rich Fox

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Junior Program May 2022

Posted by Katie DeGrella on  May 15, 2022
Category: Junior Program, Racing

Juniors would like to recognize Perry Cameron for his contribution of his time, skill, and ultimately the creation of a completely electronic 2022 Sailing Camp Registration.  We would not have been able to do this without his generous contribution.  Perry, thank you so much, we are truly grateful!

Juniors are preparing for 3 weeks of Sailing Camp in June.  We will be welcoming a total of 60 campers to join us at ECSC for summer sailing and a whole lot of fun.  We have 3 counselors returning from last year (Olivia, Dunkin, and Julia) and we are welcoming 2 new ones (Nick & Drew) to the team.  Also, Matt and Olivia are getting into shape for the 2022 racing season.

JUNIOR SAILING CAMP 2022
All three class-weeks are filled up!

Week 1: June 6 – 10 (12 – 18 years old)

Week 2: June 20 – 24 (8 – 12 years old)

Week 3: June 27 – July 1 (8 – 12 years old)

But, check the Web Page, there might be some late opens.

The 8-12 age group filled up within 2 weeks. We lost three instructors due to moving and/or going to college.  We require all instructors pass the US Sailing Level 1 Course, Instructors course, CPR, and Red Cross certificates.  Those that pass the first time, will have US Sailing Level 1 fees reimbursed.  They start at age 15 and also must have an Indiana Power Boat Permit.

JUNIOR TEAM NEWS
Oliva DeGrella and Matt Johnson will be out practicing each weekend in the month of May on Eagle Ocean.  Our first I-LYA  Traveler Series is on June 11th at Buckeye YC (just South/East of Columbus, Ohio).  It’s flat water with a real nice club house and restaurant.

The team will leave June 10th mid-day, camp overnight,and sail up to 5 races on Saturday.

Matt Johnson should be finishing his US Sailing Level 1 course this weekend.

For more update news and pictures check us out on Facebook (click here) – this is a Public Group with over 160 members:  ECSC Junior Sailing Team

Katie DeGrella                                 Wayne Myers

Junior Program Chair                   Assistant Chair…

Safety & Education May 2022

Posted by Abigail Harlan on  May 15, 2022

Safety and Education has been busy behind the scenes ordering First Aid supplies, scheduling fire extinguisher inspections, and working with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to plan Vessel Safety Checks. Lots of fun educational programming is in the works too!

Vessel Safety Checks

With a Vessel Safety Check, you will have the peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency, you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. In many cases, boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. If your boat does not pass, no citation is issued at that time. Instead, you are provided a written report on how to correct any discrepancies. As soon as a date is confirmed for this Safety Check by the Coast Guard, it will be shared via email, Facebook, and flyers at the club.

First Aid Kits

First Aid kits will be fully stocked by May 13th. A map of first aid kit locations will be shared.

Yoga

Whether you are a cruiser or a racer, strength and balance are vital for performance and safety when aboard. Free yoga classes will be held every Saturday at 10am beginning June 4th. More info to come.

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******  ECSC LADIES SAIL ******

Save the Date! The ECSC Ladies Sail will be held on Saturday, August 6th. More info to come!

Abby Harlan
Safety & Education Chair…

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Racing May 2022

Posted by John Kohne on  May 15, 2022
Category: Racing

Racers and Non-Racers,

Dedicated Race Committee

We are excited about the great start we’ve had in establishing a Dedicated Race Committee at ECSC.  Three Wednesday night races have been run so far with this new program and we’ve had great participation by our new PRO (Primary Racing Officer) team who have been running these races (and learning to do it well!).

The new PRO’s are:
R Tom Moore
John Anderson
Linda Hukill
John Thompson

Alternate PRO’s:
Jerry Brickley
Charles Maiers
Les Miller

A special thanks to Tom Moore in getting this program off the ground. Tom has been the PRO for these initial races and has been helping the other PRO’s get up to speed with our specific ECSC process. Thank you to Geoff Endris, as well, who taught an initial course on Race Management and has remained a continuous advisor to us.

We couldn’t be more excited about the talent, skills and enthusiasm these volunteers have for the program. This new system and focused talent should bring many improvements to racing at ECSC.  I hope you will give a strong welcome to these new volunteers and share feedback with them often.

Upcoming Mayor’s Cup Regatta – May 21 & 22

The Mayor’s Cup Regatta is coming up quick. The regatta will take place on  May 21st and 22nd.  The NOR, SI and Registration form are posted on the racing page of the ECSC website (click here).  We need racers to sign up as early as possible to help us prepare trophies, awards and food for your enjoyment.  Whether it is your 10th regatta or your very first regatta, I hope you will join us!  We very much welcome beginners to these events and will do all we can to help you learn.  Volunteers are still needed to assist on the race committee and support functions of the event.  This is a good way to earn work credits that help pay for your membership dues the next year.  Please get on the Racing page of our ECSC website and click the SignUp Genius icon to sign up to for racing or non-racing volunteer activities at this event.

Volunteering for Racing Activities throughout the Year

There are many racing activities and events planned this year.  A schedule for all of them is posted on the ECSC Racing page of our website.  ECSC’s normal racers participate in these but we are particularly interested in providing opportunities for non-racers to come out, observe, and become more familiar with racing.  One way to do that is to encourage non-racers to volunteer on race committee or to help with other pre- or post- race activities.  We know members that enjoy just being around the racing activities, while not racing themselves.  We hope that many non-racers will volunteer by going to the SignUp Genius on the ECSC Racing page and start enjoying their time with us!  Work Credits that help pay for your membership dues the next year will also be earned.

This SignUp Genius site has just opened up so many slots are available to fit any schedule. We hope to see you soon!

 

John Kohne       Nancy Goff

Racing Chairs…

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Publicity May 2022

Posted by EJ Williams on  May 15, 2022
Category: Publicity

I hope you all are enjoying the Telltales!

I’m still looking for volunteers to help post pictures on our club’s Instagram account. We have a couple members who have stepped up already, but I’d like a team of 4 or so to keep our Instagram account active. If you are interested in helping with ECSC’s Instagram account, please reach out to publicity@ecsail.org.

The Ship Store will be open at the Father’s Day brunch on June 19th. However you can also find me at the club on some Wednesday evenings.

My Ship Store inventory now includes (see images below):

  • 1/4 zip sweatshirts (more sizes being ordered).  $25
  • soft shell jackets (20 in stock).   $35
  • t-shirts (plenty of mens and women in stock).  $10
  • NEW can coozies (skinny and traditional).  $1
  • NEW towels. $20
  • NEW burgees. $20

Sizes & colors are limited to what’s in stock.  First come, first served!

LOOKING FOR IDEAS!  Please email publicity@ecsail.org if you have ideas for what other apparel or items ECSC should sell in its Ship Store.  Burgees and coozies are already on my list.

EJ Williams

Publicity Chair

Towels & Coozies:

 

Soft shell jackets:

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t-shirts

 

1/4 zips

ECSC quarter zip jacket

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ECSC LOGOS DOWNLOAD: www.dropbox.com/sh/1auwrtcg6io2vgz/AAAXWwJfjJBZ9OFk4hWFt3xla?dl=0

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Join our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/ecsail

Follow our Instagram:  @eaglecreeksailingclub


Ship’s Store

Apparel can be purchased through Coral Reef Sailing’s website.  They custom print or embroider our logos onto the clothes they have available.

Click here to access the Ship’s Store

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January 1, 2018

Commodore January 2018

 

It’s that time of year again!  Racing is done for the season, and most of our boats are on their trailers for the winter. It was a productive and fun year at ECSC!  Our Board, committees, and members accomplished a LOT this year.  Most notably, the lower shelter was nicely refitted with new support columns, and a concrete pad was poured under it to make it sturdy and safe for many more years. Cleanup continues around the lower shelter, and we hope it will be an inviting place for our members to utilize next year.  We also installed new LED lighting in our parking corral and at the boat ramp to provide a safer environment overall.    Additional rip-rap was added at the waterline between docks which will help prevent erosion.  These are just a few of the items completed alongside the many jobs that require the time and effort of all of our members every year to keep our club going strong. I would like to thank everyone who assisted for their service contributions this past year and encourage all members to keep it going next year.

Many of our services at the club are seasonally funded and have been discontinued until April of 2018. This includes ice machines, lawn service, and trash removal.  Please keep this in mind if you are at the club this winter, and please place your trash in the big dumpster or take it with you to dispose of at home.  The water has also been turned off for the winter, and the upper bathrooms are locked for the winter season.

Recently E.C.S.C. joined Yachting Club of America.  This gives us reciprocity benefits with over 700 clubs throughout America which club members can take advantage of while traveling next year. Information on this association can be found at www.ycaol.com.  We also still maintain our membership in I.L.Y.A.

Have a safe and happy holiday season with family and friends!
Mark Walker

Commodore – ECSC…

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Social January 2018

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Harbormaster January 2018

Happy New Year Eagle Creekers. This New Years brings a new harbormaster to our beloved club.

For those of you that don’t know me let me introduce myself. My name is Dennis Robertson and my assistant harbormaster for the 2018 season will be Jan Wishart. Jan and I are avid sailors/racers across many classes of boats. We have both enjoyed Eagle creek for many years, both as members of ECSC and as hobie sailors off of Hobie Beach. The harbormasters duty’s are many and we will work diligently to achieve what needs to be done.

Now that winter is here and the club is  quiet and calm here are some things to remember. If you are leaving the club and you see no one else around please lock the gate.  During our winter season it is important to keep the gate locked when no-one is at the club EVEN during the day. We have no trash service over the winter please clean up after your self and keep the club clean for all to enjoy.  If you must leave trash at the club it is each members responsibility to put it in the large dumpster.

A sailboat navigates through its world of wind and water not leaving a single trace of its passage. Nothing is consumed nothing is altered the winds and the water or left exactly the same condition for the next user.   Also Following this report is a report from the Grounds Committee.

 

Horbormaster
Dennis Robertson

GROUNDS COMMITTEE REPORT

Last year was our first year with the newly formed Grounds Committee and I must say, it was a huge success.  The committee addressed a lot of maintenance issues that had been ignored for far too long.  Congratulations to Mark Walker, Tom Moore and Kenny Chapman for setting the bar pretty high.  Here is a list of what the Grounds Committee accomplished last year.

Main Shelter

  • Repaired several decayed posts supporting the main shelter deck.
  • Regraded parking lot to funnel water away from deck support posts to reduce decay.
  • Regraded the earth around the main shelter to reduce decay to the building siding.
  • Repaired carpenter bee holes in the shelter supports and cross beams.
  • Replaced decaying posts on main shelter stairway.
  • Replaced rotten & broken steps on main shelter stairway.
  • Added solar lighting to the main shelter stairway.
  • Performed a thorough cleaning of walls, vents, etc in both restrooms. Reseated loose toilets.

Main Grounds

  • Added new LED security lights to the parking lot.
  • Added additional sand to the ECSC beach.
  • Added additional mulch to area surrounding the playground.
  • New picnic tables built.
  • Octagonal picnic table was repaired and repainted.
  • Dead Ash trees removed and cut up for firewood.
  • Additional rip rap added to shoreline to alleviate erosion due to high water levels.

Lower Shelter

  • Replace pea gravel floor with poured concrete.
  • Replace rotted roof support posts.
  • Removed unsightly masts stored in shelter rafters.

Boat Ramp and Docks

  • A-Dock was relocated to eliminate drop off on boat ramp.
  • D-Dock frame was rebuilt, and new decking was added.

What a list of accomplishments!

This year’s Grounds Committee will consist of Geoff Endris (Chair), Tom Moore, and Dennis Robertson.  We have already started our list of projects for 2018.  We hope to keep the momentum going and get some much-needed repairs completed by the end of the year.  More on that to follow after we “walk the property” to make our list for the year.

 

The Grounds Committee

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January 1, 2018

Racing January 2018

Racing January 2018

Well, it’s the heart of winter, 3 inches of snow on the ground, and -3 degrees or something like that and I am writing my first racing article. 

 

 

Well…you might ask what am I wearing?  I’ll tell you, because I’m thinking about the warm, sunny and windy weather of summer.  Picture this: I’m wearing swim trunks and flip flops in the heart of winter and I’m not even in Florida. Hah! But the hot tub is calling my name.

 

 

 

 

OK,  maybe don’t picture me in my  flip-flops, but YOU: sailing away from the dock on your boat at ECSC and you’re going out to your first race ever. You went to a couple of winter racing seminars (which are the fourth Wednesdays in Jan, Feb and March), you have learned about safety, starting, sailing the quickest course, finishing the race, AND having a blast doing it!  The best part? Lively discussions around the liar’s table with the seasoned salts and new buds, having a bite to eat and a beverage to boot.  It’s going to happen, and sooner than you think!

 

Race Meeting #1

January 24th-6:30

9247 N. Meridian St.

Food and Beverages Provided

The Race Meetings are open to ALL who are interested in racing or LEARNING to race or even just wanna hang around the cool kids. The 1st meeting will include a discussion of the racing schedule, the recommendations of our PHRF(handicap) ratings (led by our scorekeeper Rich Fox), some reminders concerning safety while racing, and (hopefully) a special guest speaker who is sure to enlighten and inspire!

Race Committee- Bob Hickok & John George

 

2018 Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show

Show Location:

McCormick Place—South Building, Chicago, Illinois

Show Dates:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 through
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Show Times:

Wednesday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admissions:

Adults: $14.00
Seniors (62+): $10 Wednesday, January 10th only!!!

Children (15 and younger): FREE

When accompanied by a paying adult.

January 1, 2018

Membership January 2018

We welcome eight new members since our last report on October 1st.  This brings our total new members in 2017 to 30 and our total membership to 257.  As of 1/1/18, the initiation fee will increase to $1,250. 

Welcome to
Steven Koehn of Indianapolis sailing a San Juan 21’
Curtis & Kathi Ballard of Greenwood sailing a Catlina 22’
Cody McCoun of Indianapolis
Keith & Kay Phelps of Indianapolis who we’ll see on ‘The Floating Illini’, a Catalina 22’
 Jon & Jen Poynter along with Kelsey, Madison and Caron, who are from Avon and will be sailing ‘Island Time’, a 25’ O’Day
Brian McClure & Catherine Cicierko from Indy sailing a Benetau 235
David & Michele Imler, presently from St. Mary’s, Ohio, but soon moving to Indy and sailing an O’Day 23 and Precision 18.5
and last, but not least in 2017, we welcome:
Mark Leach of Indianapolis.

The club AED unit is located on the outside west wall of the racing shed and our plans are for it to remain there throughout the winter months.  We are closely monitoring it to be sure that the battery continues to function in these cold temperatures.  Most AED units are in a more protected inside areas and as this is our first winter, we will have to see how it goes.   We’ll let you know if we would decide to take it out of service for the months of January, February and March.

The forms for renewal of annual dues, 2018 slip preference and winter storage will be mailed January 31st with the due date being February 28, 2018.   If for any reason, you would need to receive yours earlier than that, please call Jane at 317-575-9837.   If you do not receive yours in the mail by 2/9/18, call Jane.

Please free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Jane and Christy
January 1, 2018

Safety and Education January 2018

ECSC Junior Sailor Reagan Lessick is currently down in Miami for the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta.   Being as Reagan is used to training on flat water, she has been out for two trainingsails in the Atlantic. She is getting used to the difference of sailing in the Atlantic.  While a a bit nervous at first, she has quickly gotten used to the conditions and feels she is as ready as she can be for this event.  If you are unfamiliar with the Orange Bowl, it is a large regatta held in Miami every year between Christmas and New Years. Over the past generations, ECSC has sent numerous sailors to this event to learn and to represent our club. Reagan decided to make the drive down to Miami to gain valuable experience that she hopes will pay off this summer in the I-LYA series, as well as Junior Bay Week.  Reagan will be sailing with a sticker on the stern of her boat remembering the late Mark Gummer, who’s family generously asked donations made in Marks memory to be made to the ECSC Junior Program.


(Editors Note)  Copied from ECSC Junior Sailing Facebook Page – Final day update from Chuck after Orange Bowl 2017
Day 4 the final day. She’s out right now about to go finish up the last races while we are loading up to begin the long drive home as soon as she is finished. Gotta say, so proud of her! She has been pushing herself to the limit each and every day, and then coming back for more again and again. She is exhausted, bruised, blistered, and sunburnt, but has been keeping a great attitude and is learning a ton! She says she is sailing better and faster than she ever has, and I see her growing in other ways as well that she doesn’t see herself….definitely worth the trip down here! Great job Reagan! ECSC Junior Sailing Team

It is still 2017, and we are already getting a few inquires about 2018 Sailing Camp!   Camp dates have not been set yet, but registration should be ready in late February.  Please keep an eye on the Sailing Camp page of the club website for more information as it is available.
Chuck Lessick
Safety and Education
January 1, 2018

Ship’s Store – January 2018

Visit our new ECSC Coral Reef Ship’s Store Page

The Ship’s Store is no longer selling merchandise. The Club had been carrying a large amount of merchandise that had been paid for with Club money. Last year and this year, we have sold many of these items and merchandise at steep discount of 50%.  While this moved more merchandise out of the Ship’s Store, it meant that the Club received only half what it had paid for the merchandise.  To avoid future financial issues, the club has contracted with Coral Reef Sailing Apparel (CRSA) to provide logo merchandise online for ECSC just like it does for well over 100 other sailing clubs including Indianapolis Sailing Club.  CRSA carries a wider selection with brand names such as Gill, Henri Lloyd, Helly Hansen, Sperry and Columbia. You have two methods to purchase merchandise:

First, go to https://www.coralreefsailing.com/. Then shop the general catalog by clothing category (men, women, head gear, etc.) using <Navigation> on the left side. When you find your merchandise and place an order, you will be able to select the traditional ECSC logo (eagle head plus sailboat) plus any custom text (e.g., “J24” or “Turbolino (my boat)” or <Name> embroidered on the merchandise. The custom text is a new feature.

Second, you may click on Ship’s Store on the ECSC members page, which will take you directly to the ECSC page, which is still under construction.  It has only a few types of clothing shown. As was mentioned above, in the future, more types of merchandise including new merchandise for 2018 will be shown. If you want to see some of what will be put on our page, under <Navigation>, click on Ship’s Stores. Then click on the Indianapolis Sailing Club.

When you go to the ECSC page, you will see several items of clothing with the Club’s logos on them.  These are not the only logo items you can purchase. As was mentioned above, you can shop for any item in the catalog that has a logo.  If the item can carry a logo, you will be able to select which club logo you want.

Since each item is custom made you can expect delivery in 10 days or less.

There was some clothing merchandise left over after the Hornback Regatta (the last time for Ship’s Store to sell product). On behalf of the Club, we donated a large tote of clothing to Puerto Rican hurricane relief; a tote of women’s pink polos and t-shirts, to the Indianapolis Dove House, a shelter for women in recovery from various issues; and sweatshirts to Wheeler Mission. These donations will be put to good use and are much appreciated.

 

Les Miller

Ship’s Store…