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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.

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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August 6, 2019

Commodore August 2019

I hope you attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration.  By all accounts, it was a great success.  Thanks to Vickie Greenough, Nick Mates and their entire crew for planning and pulling off this great event.  Special thanks to all who took pictures and posted them on our Facebook page.  The “Little Pirates Day” looked like it was a huge success.  Lots of pictures of our little pirates having a great time.

The Remote Control Sailboat fleet held its first regatta during the 50th Celebration.  It looked like we had pretty good attendance for the first year.  Thanks to Rich Fox for organizing the fleet and serving as PRO for the first regatta.

Our Junior Sailing team competed in the annual Jr. Bay Week Regatta.  In the Gold Fleet, Sam Riley finished 9th.  In the Silver Fleet, Grant Goff finished 10th, Deanna Nichols finished 14th, and Olivia DeGrella finished 16th.  Over the course of the week, they competed in 16 races with winds from 5 to 20 mph.  It was quite a grueling week!

Our club racing program is entering the second half of the season.  We are now into our summer series and continue to see great participation on Wednesday evenings.  We have 3 regattas behind us with 3 more to go.  The next regatta is the Indy 200 on August 31.  This is a one-day regatta just for high-PHRF cabin cruiser boats.  It is a great event and a chance to sail with a purpose instead of just floating around.  If you ever thought about getting into the racing program, here is a great way to try it out and see if you like it.

Upcoming social events:

We have four more social events for the year.  The Labor Day cookout is on Saturday August 31.  Governor’s Cup & Lobster Fest is coming up on September 14.  The Chili Cookoff is on October 12. And the Final Bash is on November 2.  Please make plans to attend one or all of these events.

The Ballroom dancing lessons was a huge hit.  Thanks to Tom Moore for coordinating this.  Tom says lessons will continue into September depending on attendance.  If you missed the first few, you can still attend and learn some new dances.  No experience necessary!

Boat Ramp Update

We finally have a complete set of engineering plans to submit for approval.  Approval can take up to two months.  We need approval from the City of Indianapolis, Citizen’s Energy, the Army Corps of Engineers and IDEM.  We are targeting the work to be performed in March of 2020.

Dry-dock Storage

Ki Hickok is working out a plan to get dry dock boats in their proper slips.  This will be a multi-year plan.  Please cooperate with Ki when he contacts you about moving your boat.  Keep in mind, we may need to move your boat to a temporary spot before we get you into your permanent spot.

Full Moon Sail

The next full moon is on August 15.  Why not go out for a moonlight sail?  Sailing at night is very peaceful and relaxing.  Just make sure your navigation lights are working.

Sail on,

Geoff…

August 6, 2019

Social August 2019

July was a very successful month of activities, despite the heat wave!  The pig roast on July 4th was a wonderful event as our members enjoyed roasted pull pork prepared by Phil Cottingham.  We quickly rolled into our 50th Anniversary week long celebration which also proved to be successful.  The Food Truck Friday in conjunction with the RC Regatta was a big hit!  We enjoyed pizza from NY Pizza food truck.  The beach party was catered by “Catering by Susan” out of Carmel and the chicken was roasted on site by Phil Cottingham.  Let’s just say, there were not many left overs!  The food was fantastic!  We also provided each member (one per number) a commemorative gift!  If you did not receive your gift, you may pick one up at any of the upcoming events.

 

Still to come yet this season –

Labor Day – SATURDAY – Aug 31st at 5:30pm. DJ will be playing into the evening hours – Great way to kick off the weekend!

Lobster Fest – SATURDAY – September 14th at 6:00 – Live music – RSVP required

Chili Cookoff – SATURDAY – Oct. 12th at 5:30 – Bring your chili to enter the contest or a side to share – Children’s games available.

Final Bash – SATURDAY – Nov 2nd at 6:00 – RSVP required – stay tuned for more details!

 

I am currently building my list of volunteers for the Lobster Fest.  If you have an interest in assisting with this event, please let me know!

 

Happy Sailing –

Vickie Greenough

Social Chair

317-847-7400

 

 

 

 

 

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August 6, 2019

Harbormaster August 2019

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August 6, 2019

Racing August 2019

 

 

What a fantastic week of Celebration for the clubs 50th anniversary!! I think each event when fantastically! Special thanks to all the volunteers who helped plan, set up, cook, tear down and participate! If you missed any event check the sailing club’s Facebook pages for pictures and videos.

 

50th ECSC Regatta and Beach Party day had great winds of 15 knots + and great competition with 13 boats sailing and a pursuit race format. Three total races in some incredible heat. The Winner take all was the J24 Douglas crew, 2nd Robertson – Hobie Tiger, 3rd Wishart – J24 and 4th Hickok – J24.

 

Next Regatta is the INDY 200 Regatta – one day Regatta for all PHRF boats over 200 with a cabin and no spinnaker JAM only. Saturday, August 31st  at 11AM registration – PRO is Rich Fox.

 

Don’t miss the chance for a tasty LOBSTER and a chance to win the GOVERNOR’S CUP! On 9/14-15/2019!!! This will be the second year we have combined the Lobster social and Governor’s Cup racing. That special reward for the racers after the first day of racing on Saturday September 14th with the selection of your choice: LOBSTER or STEAK! You can’t ask for a better combination. Be sure to get registered for the regatta and fest by mailing in a registration and pay by check or pay through Zellepay: https://www.zellepay.com/  to ecsctreasurer100@gmail.com and scanning a registration to me by the September 5th deadline. See the racing page on the website: https://www.ecsail.org/racingmain-2/  Look for 2019 Governor’s Cup Regatta and Lobster Fest NOR, SI and REG Form documents. Plan to see fleets of Catalina’s, J22/24’s and PHRF fleets.

Cool prizes and awards as always!!

 

Summer Series is in full sail mode on Wednesdays and Sundays. Come out and try it you’ll like it!

Please, Congratulate the Spring Series Champions.  Spring Wednesday’s Blue/White: 1st Miller – S2 6.9, 2nd Grant – MacGregor 26, 3rd Kelly – Catalina 25. Green2: 1st Segner – Highlander. Red: 1st Hickok – J24 2nd Douglas -J24 3rd Kohne –J22. Spring Sunday Honor Series, Blue/White: 1st Roshel – O’Day 23. Green1: 1st Robertson – Hobie Tiger. Green2: 1st Segner – Highlander Red: 1st Goff – S2 7.9.

 

Spring Awards will presented after Wednesday evening’s racing August 14th and before the August 18th Sunday’s race.

Bob Hickok and John George – ECSC Race Committee

 

August 6, 2019

Membership August 2019

Welcome to new members John Anderson and Kelly Haupt of Fishers.  Their family also includes Phoenix, Connor, Nathan and Margaret Ann.  They will be sailing a Hunter 23.
We have now had a total of 12 new members in 2019.  We are in’ wait list status’ for wet slips at this time.   And due to limited kayak rack space, we now have a wait list for any new member who would like to leave their kayak at ECSC.
As our summer winds down, just a reminder, please let us know of any changes in address, email or phone numbers.
Also a reminder that we have a functional AED unit located on the east wall of the racing shed.  This has been in place for over two years.
Jane Schmidt and Christy Merriman
August 6, 2019

Safety and Education August 2019

Well Boys and Girls,

 

RESULTS FROM JR. BAY WEEK:

 

With 38 boats on the line this year, Your rookie’s were turn into sailors!

 

Sam Riley, age 15 finished 9th in the GOLD fleet with a best of 5th.

 

Grant Goff; age 18 finished 10th in the SILVER fleet with a best of 5th.

 

Deanna Nicholas, age 17 finished 14th in the SILVER fleet with of best 7th.

 

Olivia DeGrella, age 15 finished 16th in the SILVER fleet with of best 11.

 

Thanks to all of the ECSC Jr. Bay Week Support Team:

 

Tony Hubard, Ralph Merriman, Dan and Barb Nicholas, Reagan Lessick and Matthew Davis.

And a special thanks to Geoff Endris.

 

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Go for the GOLD!

 

This year’s Laser Race will be doing battle for the GOLD.

 

It’s Full rig VS Radial rig.

 

September 7th  and 8th

 

Two days of hard racing!

 

Notice of Race will be posted on F/B club page.

 

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There are 4 races left for 2019

 

Go for the Gold, September 7 and 8th – ECSC

 

Lake Lemon, September 21 and 22

 

Laser Race, October 12 and 13th – Carlye Ill

 

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August 6, 2019

Ship’s Store August 2019

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