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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

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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.

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.

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.


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.


******  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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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


July 5, 2019

Commodore July 2019

50th scheduleWe are almost halfway through the sailing season.  The Spring Series is wrapping up.  We’ve conducted two great regattas.  The social events are well underway.  There are a lot of exciting things happening at the club.

New and Ongoing social events:

Our 50th Anniversary celebration is coming up quickly.  Vickie Greenough, Nick Mates and their planning committee have been hard at work planning a full week of events for you.  It should be a great event!  Be on the lookout for email blasts and FaceBook postings on the event – not to mention all the placards posted around the club. Check out Nick’s full write up at the end of the Commodore article.

Nan Schulze has organized several of the ladies into a Ladies Sailing Association.  They have already adopted and upgraded the various flower beds around the club and have held a couple of social events.  This a growing group within the club.  They are organized.  They are involved.  And they have a plan.  Check it out by contacting Nan.

Ballroom dancing in the upper shelter continues on Thursday evenings.  This is a great event with about 15-20 members attending.  I dropped in towards the end of the session last week .  Everyone was having a great time.  This could be a regular club event.  If this keeps up, we may need a bigger dance floor at the Final Bash.

Rich Fox has organized a Remote Control Sailboat fleet within ECSC.  The group sails the DragonForce 65 RC boat.  The group meets every Monday at 7:00 pm at the race shed.  Members without boats are encouraged to attend and sail a “loaner boat.”  The DF65 costs about $250 and takes about 4 hours to build.  It’s very affordable and very easy to rig and control.

The July 4th Pig Roast is coming up on July 4th (Duh!).  This is a very popular event.  I hope you can come out for a great meal, then take your boat out on the water to watch the downtown fireworks.

Dry-dock Storage

Ki Hickok has assigned dry slip spaces to everyone.  Now, we have to get the boats moved around.  This will be a multi-year project as we have a lot of boats to move.  Please be patient and work with Ki when he contacts you about moving your boat.  We are impacted a bit by the empty trailers stored in the lower lots.  See “Trailers, Trailers, Trailers” below.

Dock Captains

I am still looking for people to step forward as “Dock Captains.”  If you are interested, please contact me.  Here’s a chance to earn the respect and admiration of your fellow club members.  Plus, you have the opportunity to say: “Well, I can remember when I was a Dock Captain back in ’19…”   Or some such nonsense.  Anyway, contact me if you are interested.  If nothing else, we need someone to let us know about dock boards to be replaced.

Boat Stickers

Now for a little housekeeping.  We took a stroll around the club and found over 40 boats still without current club stickers.  That is 20% of our members!  This is becoming a problem.  The purpose of the sticker is two-fold.

  1. It lets us know at a glance that the boat is owned by a current member.
  2. It forces members to visit their boats at least once a year to assess its condition.

When we see a boat with out of date stickers, it tells us the boat is slipping into decay and may soon be abandoned.  A boat with stickers two or three years old is considered abandoned, or at the very least, extremely neglected.

Our General Rules require all boats to have a current club sticker by June 1 or 30 days after joining the club.  If you haven’t done so, please come out to the club to put your sticker on your boat.  Otherwise, expect a call from the Harbormaster asking what you want to do about your neglected or abandoned boat.  In the future, we may start assessing fines for boats without current stickers in order to correct the problem.

Trailers, Trailers, Trailers

We also have a lot of empty trailers around the club.  The club is nearing capacity and we need to aggressively manage our limited parking spaces for dry slip boats and car parking.  If your trailer is sitting in a dry slip assigned to someone else, then it will be moved to the upper lot to open up that slip.

If you need to work on your trailer or your boat, then contact the Harbormaster so we can get you an open spot in the maintenance area.  Of course, if you have a dry slip, you can work on your boat there.

Sail on,



ECSC 50th Anniversary Week

There’s Something for Everyone

Please join us in celebrating our Sailing Club!

It all starts on Tuesday, July 16th at 7:00 P.M. with

Beethoven on the Beach

Wednesday the 17th is the first race of the Summer Series begins at 6:50 P.M. and, and is also part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration. We will have post race special acoustic music by Chris Gordon of T and G productions (you know the DJ for Mayor’s Cup)!

Friday, July 19th Food Truck and RC Sailboat Racing (Radio Controlled Sailing) Regatta starting at 6:00 P.M. in the cove

Saturday, July 20th is the BIG day!

10:00 A.M Little Pirates Beach Party (ages 3-12) this event is expected to be a blast for the kids. Fun activities for every age group and the day include snacks, drinks and treats. Plan to bring your kids or grandkids and enjoy our fabulous facility (lower shelter area).

12:00 Noon ECSC Regatta Competitor’s meeting at 10:30 A.M. Pursuit style racing. We’ll be handing out fabulous awards just before the Beach Party (around 5:00 P.M.) Pre-register by July 16th (for t-shirts, or polo shirts and dinners).

5:00 P.M. The annual Beach Party. A great band, great food and really fun people.

 Make sure that you R.S.V.P. by July 16th


We don’t want to run out of food!

 Sunday, July 21st ECSC Brunch

Please bring a covered dish and enjoy our sailing club with friends and family.

Sunday, July 21st Race 1 of the Summer Honor Series 3:00 P.M.


Any questions please contact Nick Mates or Bob Hickok.





July 5, 2019

Social July 2019

A big THANK YOU to Kim Zeronik and Rhea Spears for stepping up and hosting Father’s Day Brunch!  They did a fantastic job!  I believe the Bloody Mary bar was a HIT!
Our Pig Roast is July 4th at 4pm.  Kyle and Rebecca Winton are new members and have graciously offered to host this event!  Welcome to the both of you and I am confident the event will be awesome!  Phil Cottingham is roasting the pig once again this year.  I had great feedback last season on the quality of meat he provided, not to mention the homemade BBQ sauce!  We will also be serving burgers and dogs.
Keep your eyes peeled for details on the 50th Anniversary Celebrations!  Nick Mates and his committee have been planning away!  We will have a week full of events beginning July 15th.  Nick has posted details throughout the club.  Saturday, July 20th will be the big beach party.  Don’t forget to RSVP!!  This is how we know how much food to order from the caterer.
Below list out the remaining events, dates, times and hostesses.
4th Pig Roast – July 4th  4:00pm – Hosted by Rebecca and Kyle Winton
Beach Party – July 20th 6:00pm – Hosted by Nick Mates – RSVP Required
Labor Day – Aug 31st 5:30pm – Hosted by Lee Fabre and Erich Rose
Lobster Fest – Sept 14th 6:00pm – Hosted by Amy Miller – multiple volunteers needed
Chili Cookoff – Oct 12th 6:00pm – Hosted by Ryan and Jennifer Curtis
Final Bash – Nov 2nd 6:00pm – Hosted by Mark Walker and Kelli Moorehead
If you are interested in supporting any of the events and earning work credits, please let me know.  I can be reach via cell 317-847-7400.
Vickie Greenough
Social Chair







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Harbormaster July 2019

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July 5, 2019

Racing July 2019

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to celebrate 50th Anniversaries.

Now’s your chance to celebrate several times during the week of July
15th at your sailing club.

As the old circus performers use to say  “There’s Something for Everyone”.

Check out the upcoming July telltales for more information.

Any questions please contact Nick Mates or Bob Hickok.

July 5, 2019

Membership July 2019

Welcome to new members, Ray and Katie DeGrella and their daughter Olivia.  They are from Carmel and will be sailing a Catalina 22.
Our Harbormaster is still subleasing slips with member #382 being the happy recipient of the most recent sublease.
Just a reminder that our AED unit is available 24/7.  It is mounted in a clearly marked box on the east wall of the racing shed.  We have two sets of electrodes, adult and pediatric.  The adult pads are attached to the unit, the pediatric pads are in the box.  The unit is very self explanatory.  You turn it on and it talks you through the steps.  There is also a small screen that shows what needs to be done.
Our next new member orientation session will be Saturday, August 3 at 11:00 am in the upper shelter.
Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
July 5, 2019

Safety and Education July 2019

It’s Here………………


Jr. Bay Week 2019


With over two hundred boys and girls ages 13-18 will be dueling on the Laser and C420 for the I-LYA Junior Championship.


ECSC is sending 5  junior sailors this year to do battle on the big water of Lake Erie at Put-In-Bay.


Grant Goff was last years Silver Fleet Winner.

Jack Hadlock is in his second bay week and starting to move up.

1st timers Deanna Nicholas, Olivia DeGrella and Sam Riley will be making the show.

Our coach is the very talented Reagan Lessick along with Matthew Davis as assistant coach for the team. (Matthew is from Buckeye YC, Ohio and has volunteered to help your team.)

Our support team this year is:

Ralph Meriman

Dan Nicholas

Barbara Nicholas

Tony Hubbard

Wayne Myers

And I don’t want to forget our Commodore and the Laser course Race Chairman for the second year Geoff Endris.


An to all of the club members that support the team with their donations each year.


Thank You….


Last month the Jr. Team ran the Jr. summer camp at ECSC with over 40 young sailors learning the ropes. Thanks go out to Christina Williams our camp director this year. Dennis Jr. Robertson assistant director and to the ECSC Jr. Team members for their support and skills in having a very safe two weeks. And many thanks to Dennis and Jenipher Robertson for all of their help.





I just got word that Dennis Jr. Robertson and Jack Hadlock have passed the U S Sailing Level 1 class. Good job guys…


After Jr. Bay Week the Jr. team and support personal will make the trip to Sandusky, Ohio for our 7th regatta of this year. There are only 11 regatta’s this year, last year we travel to 17 sailing evants.


What can I say, but again thanks to all!



Wayne S & E


  1. Check out the ECSC Junior Sailing Team on Facebook for more fast moving news and pictures.




July 5, 2019

Ship’s Store July 2019

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Please check out this link monthly for specials.…