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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
|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.
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.
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
Check us out ECSC Junior sailing Team
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