Welcome to 2020 and what should be a great year for our club! First of all, let me express my gratitude to the board for allowing me to serve at the Commodore. After being invited to the club by Janet Hickok in the early 2000’s, I became enamored of sailing and crewed for a number of years with Mike Gray on Absolute. After a brief absence between 2008 and 2010, I decided to return and join the club, first sailing again on Absolute before buying Dutch Mob, and this past summer sailing on Reckoning. As you can see, I have been a J-24 sailor thus far, but there has been some discussion among some members about trying to build up a Flying Scot fleet, so who knows what this year will bring. As has been said many times, our club is the best kept secret in Indianapolis. Besides the beautiful mostly undeveloped shoreline, the lack of high-speed watercraft, and the sometimes 360° clocking winds, it is you, the members, that make it the special experience that we all enjoy.
I would like to welcome the returning and new board members who have agreed serve alongside me this year as committee heads. I am especially excited to welcome two new members of the board who are alumni of our Juniors Sailing program, Cody McCoun and EJ Williams. Please check out the 2020 directory for a complete listing of the board.
Officers and committee heads for 2020 are:
Vice Commodore – Chuck Goff
Treasurer – Tom Moore
Secretary – Rich Fox
Past Commodore – Geoff Endris
Social – Vickie Greenough
Membership – Jane Schmidt
Harbor Master – Kenny Chapman
Publicity – EJ Williams
Racing – Marcus Rogers
Education & Safety – Wayne Meyers
The first board meeting of the year will be on January 11 th , where the board will approve the 2020 budget and we will discuss upcoming capital projects. In addition to completing the new boat ramp, we hope to replace the gin pole and purchase a new tractor for the grounds. I will keep you up to date on these projects as we move forward.
Again, thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.
Nan Schulze, Commodore…
Happy New Year to everyone at the club from myself and Ki Hickok. We will be serving the entire membership this year with a few important changes. Ki has developed a great system for dry sailor parking. The form to get that is on its way and will be in the membership renewal package. Another thing, access to trailer parking along the beach will begin around the middle of September. Also transient parking along the Seawall will be made available to sailors that plan on putting their boats in storage. Also, we’re looking into a cable system along the beach for beach boats to tie up their boats. More to come as details get worked into place.…
Happy New Year!!!
I am already counting the days until our first Wednesday night racing on April 22!!! The 2020 Racing Season will be a great one and we will strive to make it even better than 2019. Please let me know if you need anything this season and I will work to make it happen. I have two goals for this new year: to keep racing fun and to get more boats on the starting line…….
To begin our season, we will start with a Racing Meeting on January 18 th . The meeting will be held at 9247 N. Meridian St. 2 nd Floor. The agenda for the meeting is to talk about the upcoming season, the addition of another racing fleet, how we get more boats on the line, and to answer any questions you may have.
As I have it today, the Racing Schedule is as follows:
April 22- First night of Wednesday night racing
April 26- Sunday afternoon Racing begins
Mayor’s Cup – May 16/17
J 24 District 12 Championships – May 30/31
Flying Scott – June 13/14
ECSC Regatta – July 11
Indy 200 – Sept. 12
Governor’s Cup – Sept 19/20
ECSC Championship – Oct. 4
Hornback – Oct. 10
Purdue/IU Regatta – Oct. 17/18
The opening dates might be subject to change because of the addition of a new ramp. If all goes as planned, we should have not
Look forward to working with all of you and please let me know how I can help you reach your goals for 2020!!!
ECSC Racing Chair…
First of all, Happy New Year to everyone!! Your annual membership renewal forms will be mailed the last week of January. If you have not received yours by 2/7/20, please notify Jane or Christy. New Membership numbers have been assigned this year and you will note your former number as well as your updated number at the top of your annual dues form. Please return forms and payment no later than 2/29/20.
Jane and Christy…
Check out ECSC Junior Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/ecscjr
2020 Junior Racing DATES
In 12 weeks, we will be back on the water.
April 25/26 | ECSC Spring Race
May | ISC TBA
May 25/29 | US Sailing Level 1 | Hoover Sailing Club
May 30 | I-LYA Travelers Series | TBA
June 6 | I-LYA Travelers Series | TBA
June 13 | I-LYA Travelers Series | TBA
June 20 | I-LYA Travelers Series | TBA
June 24 | I-LYA Travelers Series | TBA
June 27 | TBA
July 4/5 | Area E Semi Finals | TBA
July 11/12 | Area E Champ | TBA
July 17 | I-LYA Travelers Series | VYC
July 19/23 | Jr. Bay Week
Aug. 8 | I-LYA Travelers Series | Hoover Sailing club
Sept. | Go for the Gold and Lake Lemon TBA
On water and classroom start up In Early April
Hi everyone! A huge thank you to the outgoing Publicity Chair, Rick Graef, for his 3+ years working on the website, putting the Telltales together, and sharing important club information.
I’ll be your new Master-of-Email and Website Guru. My hope is to improve upon the website and make it more useful for everyone to use, as well as re-format how the Telltales are published so they’re easier to read. I’ll be sending out a questionnaire looking for feedback on this process. I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts and ideas for how the website can be used and should be tweaked.
Also, I’d love to include more articles from general club members in the Telltales. So if anyone wants to write a Letter to the Editor, please feel free to do so and email it to email@example.com. No promises on every article getting published, but I’ll do my best.
One other neat item I’d like to bring up: the Purdue Sailing Club has become very active since the days I used to race with the team (2011-2015). Now they’re practicing almost every Saturday and Sunday right here at ECSC. I think that’s pretty great and will – hopefully – bring some young blood to the club. If you see the students around, feel free to chat them up. Maybe at some point we can include them in some social events.
EJ Williams, Publicity Chair
^Purdue Sailing Practice | October 2019