March 5, 2018

Publicity/Grounds Committee – March 2018

 

Improving Club Appearance

Things are coming together to get the club ready for the 2018 sailing season.  We’ve done a lot of work to clean up the club and make it more appealing and enjoyable to members and guests.

We have two new gas grills at the club.  One at the Race Shed and one at the lower shelter.  Feel free to make use of them as you enjoy a cookout with your family and guests.  We also have a charcoal grill at each location for you “traditionalists.”  Be sure to bring your own grilling utensils and as a courtesy to the next user, please clean the grill when you are done.  If you use the gas grill, please turn off the gas when you are done.

Last year, we replaced the picnic tables in the lower shelter.  We will continue to replace a few picnic tables each year, so we have good, sturdy tables at each location.

We removed all of the dead Ash trees from the property, trimmed back the brush along the outside edge of the property, and attacked the Poison Ivy / Poison Oak on the property.  We also removed the scrap metal and wood behind the Harbormaster’s Shed and lower Shelter. Thanks to Colin Leatherbury and his crew.

As you can see, we are making a concerted effort to “beautify” the club by throwing away old and broken equipment (i.e., chairs, tables, grills, etc.) and replacing them with new items.  Many of the replaced items were dropped off at the club by members who “donated” them in the hopes that someone at the club would find them useful.  That is a great sentiment, but we ask that you check with the Grounds Committee first to see if we need it and where to put it.

Upper Trailer Lot

The upper trailer lot has been cleared of brush and expanded a little to add a few more spaces for trailers.  We will mow the entire field the first week of April before we let people start storing their trailers.  If you have a trailer in the lot (and you should not!), please move it by March 31st so we can mow the field.

Spring Work Party

Our spring work party is coming up on Saturday March 31st.  We will meet at the Lower shelter at 8:30, where I’ll have coffee and donuts for workers.  We’ll also be serving lunch for the volunteers.  Rain date is April 7th.  I have several projects lined up, so keep the first couple of weekends open.  Projects on the list include:

·       Unstack the picnic tables in the upper shelter
·       Build 5 new picnic tables to replace the 5 worst ones on the property
·       Rake leaves
·       Paint the Kayak shed
·       Install new LED rope lighting on the upper shelter stairs
·       Re-install two posts in the parking lot near the Race Shed
·       Replacing worn dock boards
·       Install decorative rope between parking lot ropes
·       Replace worn steps on upper shelter stairs
 

 

You can see from the list that these projects will help make our club safer and more enjoyable.  You can see the list of jobs at this link: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR ECSC GROUNDS WORK.  Please sign up for a job so I know how many are coming.  We need people to bring leaf blowers, tarps, rakes, portable saws, portable drills, ladders, shovels and other hand tools.

Don’t forget, you get valuable work credits for your efforts.  And if it is warm, you can get a start on preparing your boat for spring launch.

Anyone have a power post hole digger?

We have a special project to re-install two parking lot posts near the race shed.  If anyone has a power post hole auger that we can use, please let me know ASAP.   Once we get the posts re-installed, we will re-install the decorative rope around the corral.

Landscape Committee needs Volunteers

 

We are still in need of volunteers to help plant and maintain the flower beds and planters.  So far, I have one volunteer.  I am looking for 5-6 more to spread the workload out.  If you have a green thumb and want to help with the landscaping, please send me an email.  Note, you will get work credits for your work.

 

Grounds Committee Annual Property Walk

The grounds committee will be making its “property walk” on March 10th to make a list of all repair, maintenance and capital projects for the year.  This will undoubtedly increase the number of projects to be done, but it will make our club safer and more enjoyable for everyone.  Stay tuned.

Geoff Endris

Grounds Committee Chair

 

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February 3, 2018

Publicity – Grounds Committee – February 2018

The Following is a report from our Grounds Committee Chair Geoff Endris:

 

We are off to a great start for 2018.  We have two of our most important jobs filled.  Roger Knapp has volunteered to perform water testing on our well water again this year.  This is a very important task as it allows us to open up our restrooms for the year.  Jim & Sherry Weir have volunteered to take over bathroom cleaning duties – again a very important task.

I sent out an email asking whether anyone wanted to join a volunteer committee to help plant and maintain the grounds flowers and other landscaping.  So far, I have one volunteer.  I am looking for 5-6 more to spread the workload out.  If you have a green thumb and want to help with the landscaping, please send me a note.

The focus for January and February is getting our volunteers lined up and getting bids for the grounds landscape contractor.  The landscape contractor is responsible for the following items:

  • Apply weed killer to keep weeds under control
  • Mow lawn areas (upper shelter, hillside, shoreline, camp area, juniors area)
  • Mow trailer field, partial weed trimming each month
  • Trim bushes at main shelter and trailer lot
  • Empty trash cans twice weekly
  • Apply mulch to flower beds
  • Water flower beds/pots

Last year we used an outside contractor.  Prior to that, we used a landscape company owned by a club member.  If there are any club members who want to bid on the work, send me a note (grounds@ecsaill.org) and I will send you an official bid request for your bid response.  Bids will be due mid-February and the vendor will be approved at the March board meeting.

We are getting ready for the Spring work party to be held on March 31st from 8:30 to noon.  Rain date is April 7th.  I have a number of projects lined up, so keep the first couple of weekends open.  Projects on the list include:

·       Install new LED security lights (5)
·       Install light switches & timers on security lights
·       Install a better rock barricade for septic macerator at main shelter
·       Build new firepit in campground are near the lower shelter
·       Install a concrete race shed floor
·       Repair the pump house electrical box
·       Install ropes on parking lot posts
·       Repair wiring under the Main shelter
·       Add flooring to race shed attic
·       Re-stain the Kayak deck
·       Install new rope lights for upper shelter stairs
·       Repair picnic tables
·       Paint PSC shed – Purdue students
·       Install a flagpole at the Purdue Race Shed

These are all in addition to the normal Spring work party tasks of unstacking picnic tables, repairing picnic tables, raking leaves, painting sheds, and sprucing up the grounds.  You can see from the list that all of these projects will help make our club safer and more enjoyable.  If one of those projects sounds interesting to you and have the requisite skills and/or tools, please consider volunteering.  You will earn valuable work credits and the club will look much nicer for your efforts.

The grounds committee will be making its “property walk” on March 10th to make a list of all repair, maintenance and capital projects for the year.  This may add to the projects list above and will help further define the work to be done on the Spring Work Party day.

Geoff Endris

Grounds Committee Chair

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October 6, 2017

October Racing

September was a busy month for us at ECSC. We hosted 3 regattas, closed out our Summer Series and started the Twilight Series.

Weekly Series Update

The Wednesday and Sunday Summer Series have concluded. Results have been posted to the 2017 Series Racing page of the web site. Winners of the Series’ will get valuable points towards the Boat of the Year trophy.

Speaking of Boat of the Year, the current standings have been posted to the web site. The final event for the BOTY is the Hornback. Scoring is set up such that the Hornback standings can significantly affect the overall BOTY standings.

September Events:

The Purdue Sailing Club hosted their Boiler Cup regatta on Labor Day weekend after a several-year absence on the collegiate sailing calendar. Turnout was light due to the late notice, but the sailing was fierce. The clubs were tied going into the last race. We hope to have better turnout next year as the Boiler Cup is now back on the sailing calendar. Thanks to Tom Moore for helping out on RC.

The Indy 200 Regatta was a huge success again this year. We had 8 boats compete and almost 40 people participate. Larry Conrad won the Regatta on his Seward 26. Bob Hickok finishing second on a Catalina 25. Bob McCoun was third on his S2 7.3. Other competitors included: Tom Newgent on his S2 7.3, Les Miller on his S2 6.9, Chuck & Nancy Goff on their Cataline 25, Steve Earnhart on his Catalina 25, and Dan & Karen Orndorff on their ODay 23. Special thanks to Rich Fox for coordinating this event for the Blue/White fleet boats and to Tom Moore for helping out on RC.

The Governor’s Cup regatta had a lighter than usual turnout this year. We didn’t get any Highlanders and no ISC J24s. Winds were light and variable, but we managed to get 7 races in over 2 days. We had 2 Green fleet boats – a Laser and a Finn. It ended up being a grudge match. One White fleet boat, 2 J-22’s and 5 J-24s.

  • Ed Spengemon from Louisville won Green Fleet on his Laser.
  • Les Miller won White Fleet on his S2 6.9 .
  • LeRoy Leeman won the Red Fleet on his J-22.
  • Rick Graef won the J-24 Fleet.

Rick Graef also won the Governor’s Cup. Results are posted on the web site.

 

Hoosier J24 Championships

This year our ECSC J24 competed in the second year of the Hoosier J24 Championship series.  This series includes ECSC’s Governor’s Cup and Mayor’s Cup Regattas and ISC’s Geist Guzzler and Keelover Regattas. Last weekend 8 J24s raced in the final regatta (the Keelover regatta) at our sister club across town. While ECSC Member Richard Graef and his crew aboard Don’t Panic won the regatta, ECSC member Jason Hubbard scored enough points to claim the Overall title for the 2017 season. Jason Scored 23 points overall and raced in all four regattas.  Congrats to Jason and his team aboard Green Hornet for the individual title. The club championship was awarded to ECSC again for the 2017 season. This series has been successful in building our local J24 fleet. This year we had 12 boats from both clubs that participated. Results can be found below.

Club Sail number Mayor’s Cup Score Geist Guzzler Keelover Regatta Governor’s  Cup Overall
1 ECSC 1745 – 2253- 2903Hubbard 7 J24 5 7 4 23
2 ECSC 2607 – Graef 0 J24 0 9 6 15
3 ECSC 4146 – Shulze 2 J24 0 4 2 8
4 ISC 1458 –  McGinty-Varga 3 J24 3 1 0 7
5 ECSC 2783- Hickok 5 J24 0 0 1 6
6 ISC 2720 – Dyar 0 J24 0 6 0 6
7 ISC 4510 – Rogers- Lawhead 1 J24 2 2 0 5
8 ISC 3525 – O’Brien 0 J24 0 5 0 5
9 ISC 2253 – Onndrejack 4 J24 0 0 0 4
10 ECSC 1473 – Douglas 0  J24 0 0 3 3
11 ISC 4146x – Townsend 0 J24 0 3 0 3
12 ISC 440 – J. Jordan 0 J24 1 0 0 1

 

October Sailing

The ECSC Championship regatta will be held on October 7. This is the first year for this regatta. All boats will race both in fleet and PHRF on the same course with a single start. We will announce a fleet champion and an overall club champion. Qualifiers for the event include: Tom Newgent, Larry Conrad, Les Miller, Bill Grant, Rich Fox, Mike Clark, Geoff Endris, Chuck Goff, John Kohne, Scott Douglas, Rick Graef, Bob/Janet Hickok (J24), Nan Schulze.

Our final regatta for the year is the Hornback regatta. This is always a fun race because it is a pursuit race. This means that instead of starting everyone at the same time and adjusting the finish times, we stagger the starts so that the first boat over the finish line wins the race. Always a good time and always some interesting courses. This year, we are bringing down Purdue Sailing Club members to crew. So, if you need a crew, send an email to Geoff Endris. The Hornback is now included in the Boat of the Year standings and can have a huge impact as the Hornback is scored as a single fleet.

 

Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017

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September 6, 2017

Racing September 2017

As we head into September, we still have a lot of sailing to do. In addition to our weekly series racing, we have 3 regattas.

Weekly Series Update

 

 

Our Fall Twilight series begins on Wednesday September 27. Note that because it is getting darker earlier, the start time is at 6:40, not 6:50.

September is Packed full of Sailing!

September will be a busy month for regattas. Our first regatta will be on Labor Day weekend when the Purdue Sailing Club will be hosting a collegiate regatta at ECSC. PSC is expecting 6 boats to compete. Each competing school brings 2 teams – an A and B team. Each school’s A team sails two races, then switches with their B team, who then sails two races and switches with the A team again. We have lots of PSC students coming down to help with race committee.

The Indy 200 Regatta is scheduled for September 9th. This is always a favorite and we typically have at least a dozen boats participating. It is a one-day regatta for cruising boats with a PHRF rating of 200 or greater. Basically, this is the Blue/White fleet. Rich Fox is the PRO, with help from Tom Moore.

The Governor’s Cup regatta is the following week on September 16&17. Geoff Endris will be the PRO for the race. We expect J-24’s, J-22, Catalina 22’s, Highlanders, and our Blue/White fleet. Don’t forget the live band/party on Saturday night. We reached out to club members to volunteer and got great response. Thanks to all who volunteered.  Don’t forget there will be a live band on Saturday September 16.  Music will start at 7:00.  Come on out and have some fun!

October Sailing

We have two events in October. First it the ECSC Championship. This will be a one-day regatta for those who placed in the Wednesday Spring and Summer series. All boats will race both in fleet and PHRF on the same course with a single start. We will announce a fleet champion and an overall club champion. So, get those boats hauled out and cleaned off!

Our second and final regatta for the year is the Hornback regatta. This is always a fun race because it is a pursuit race. This means that instead of starting everyone at the same time and adjusting the finish times, we stagger the starts so that the first boat over the finish line wins the race. Always a good time and always some interesting courses.

Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017

Geoff Endris

Racing

August 11, 2017

Racing August 2017

Weekly Series Update

 

Sunday races are still a challenge as we haven’t had any Sunday races since May 14. If you have any suggestions on how to make Sunday racing more appealing, I’d love to hear them.

 

September will be a busy month for regattas.  We have the Purdue Sailing Club regatta on Labor Day weekend, followed by Rich Fox’s Indy 200 Regatta on September 9th, followed by the Governor’s Cup Regatta on September 16-17.  See below for details.

Beach Party Regatta Results

Our annual Beach Party Regatta was a moderate success. We had only 7 boats. But we had about 150 people show up for the Saturday night beach party. Results are posted on the racing page of the web site. Hats off to Nick Mates and his crew for putting on a great evening. The meal was catered by Stacked Pickle. Tunes were provided by local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.”  We still have plenty of T-shirts for sale (design at left).  Please contact Les Miller if you want one.  They are $15.

 

 

September is Regatta Month

Our next regatta will be on Labor Day weekend when the Purdue Sailing Club will be hosting a collegiate regatta at ECSC. This is an exciting regatta with lots of short, fast races.  Races typically last 15-20 minutes.  Each School will have two crews per boat and the crews change out every other race.  It should be great fun to watch.  Geoff Endris will be the PRO for this event. He could sure use some help running mark set boats and helping out on the RC boat. If you have some time to volunteer, please contact Geoff.

The Indy 200 Regatta is scheduled for September 9th. This is always a favorite and we typically have at least a dozen boats participating. It is a one-day regatta for cruising boats with a PHRF rating of 200 or greater. Basically, this is the Blue/White fleet. Rich Fox is the PRO.  Contact Rich if you want to help with Race Committee and earn some work credits.

Immediately after the Indy 200 is the Governor’s Cup regatta on September 16&17. Geoff Endris will be the PRO for the race. We expect J-24’s, J-22, Catalina 22’s, Highlanders, and our Blue/White fleet. Don’t forget the live band/party on Saturday night. Again, we need volunteers to help with Race Committee. Volunteers get a free cooler, all meals, and valuable work credits. Contact Geoff if you can help.

Don’t forget to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017

Geoff Endris

Racing

June 30, 2017

Racing July 2017

Weekly Series Update

We continue to have challenges with the weather on Wednesday nights, but so far, we’ve been able to run 9 races of 11 races. The Spring series will end on Wed June 28. On July 5, we will start the Summer Series.

Sunday races are still a challenge as we haven’t had any Sunday races since May 14. If you have any suggestions on how to make Sunday racing more appealing, I’d love to hear them.

Flying Scot Regatta Results

Our annual Flying Scot Regatta was a great success. We had 12 boats with 10 of the boats coming from out of town. We had perfect weather for a long north-south course. Rich Fox was the PRO and did an outstanding job. We managed to get 4 races in on Saturday. Competitors were treated to root beer floats after a hard day of racing, followed by a great BBQ dinner from Squealers.

Sunday’s weather was similar to Saturday. We got another 2 races in before calling it a day. Here are the race results. Congratulations to Chuck and Nancy Goff for sailing in their first Flying Scot Regatta.

Skipper Crew Club Total Place
Tyler Andrews* Cody McCoun Deep Creek YC 9 1
Bruce Kitchen* Lynn Kitchen Cowan Lake SA 22 2
Andrew Fox* Doug Fox Birmingham YC 23 3
Frank Gerry* Marianne Gerry Clinton Lake SA 27 4
Bronson Bowling* Rachel Bowling Carlyle Lake SA 32 5
Ben Williams* Tom Yeagle Clinton Lake SA 35 6
Eric Bussell* Perry Cameron Clinton Lake SA 37 7
Ryan Malmgren* Stacey Rieu Ephraim YC 48 8
Eric Sutton* Marshall Akers Carlyle Lake SA 52 9
Geoff Endris Tom Moore Eagle Creek SC 58 10
John Casada* Paul Dixon Carlyle Lake SA 64 11
Chuck Goff Bill Grant Eagle Creek SC 67 12

* Denotes non-club member

Next up: ECSC Regatta and Beach Party

The ECSC Regatta is scheduled for July 8-9 with the newly resurrected and highly acclaimed ECSC Beach Party scheduled for July 8. Bruce Berner is the PRO for the regatta and is looking for volunteers to help out on Race Committee. RC Volunteers get to attend the Beach Party for free and get this really nifty soft sided cooler in their choice of colors.

The beach party was a huge success last year with over 160 attending. Nick Mates promises to put on another great event this year. The meal will be catered by Stacked Pickle, with tunes from local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.” It is sure to be a great event. Tickets are $10 per person, which pays for dinner, drinks and dancing. You can buy a commemorative T-shirt for $15. Folks it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will need to register and pay in advance just like the LobsterFest.

Go to this site to register. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15069.  Registration fee for the regatta competitors is $70 and includes 2 full meal packages (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner).  Extra meal packages for extra crew are available for $20 each. Event T-shirts are available for $15 each.  Be sure to pre-order a shirt to make sure you get one in your size.

Non-racers should go to the same site, register as a non-competitor and purchase additional meal tickets ($10) or event T-shirts ($15).

Race Committee Boat Motor Update

On Friday June 23, we took possession of a new 30 HP Honda outboard motor and had our other Honda 30 HP outboard serviced.  We will replace the damaged motor on the Aircraft Carrier and use the damaged motor for spare parts.

Race Committee Signup

 

We only have 1 race covered in the Summer series so far., so be sure to go to the RC Signup page to sign up for RC duty. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084ca9ac22a4f58-2017

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June 6, 2017

Racing June 2017

Weekly Series Update 

Well, we are two thirds through the spring series. Attendance has been kind of light due to the weather.We need more people to come out for Sunday afternoon racing.

Wednesday night races continue to be the most popular racing event. Our last race had 19 boats racing. That’s great participation. As of 5/31, Bill Grant is leading the Blue/White fleet and Bob Hickok is leading the Red fleet.

Rich Fox is now posting race results on the ECSC Facebook page.  Results are also posted on the ECSC web site racing page and on the Regatta or Series web pages.

RC Duty Signup

We only have 4 weeks left in the Spring Series.  Be sure to sign up for Race Committee to remove your “penalty points.”

Go to the RC Signup page to sign up.

 

 

Mayor’s Cup Results

Our annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta was a great success, despite the weather. Winds were out of the west, which made the course pretty short. Perry Cameron was the PRO and he set up for short sprint-type races to get as many in before the rain came or the winds died. We managed to get 6 races in on Saturday, followed by a great BBQ dinner from Squealers and hot tunes from local band “Top Shelf.” The band was awesome and had people dancing till 11:30.

Sunday, the weather gods tricked us again by sending us winds out of the east. Again, Perry set up short courses and we got another 4 races in before calling it quits. Results for the regatta are:

Fleet Boat Skipper Total Pts Place
Blue/White C-22 Sport Fox 13 1
Blue/White Seaward 26 Conrad 14 2
Highlander Highlander Japiskee * 7 1
Highlander Highlander Hollingsworth * 14 2
Red J-24 Hubbard, J 13 1
Red J-24 Hickok 25 2
Red J-24 Onrejack * 25 3
Red J-24 McGinity * 45 4
Red J-24 Schulze 47 5
Red J-24 Rogers * 55

* Denotes non-ECSC member

Flying Scot Regatta update

Our next regatta is the annual Flying Scot regatta. This is the kickoff event for the Flying Scot Midwest Division traveling series. We already have 11 boats committed and expect at least 15 boats. Rich Fox is the PRO and has assembled a great Race Committee crew.

We could use some volunteers to help with the shore-side activities – mainly breakfast and lunch.  Contact Regatta Director: Geoff Endris.

ECSC Regatta and Beach Party

The ECSC Regatta is scheduled for July 8-9 with the newly resurrected and highly acclaimed ECSC Beach Party scheduled for July 8. Bruce Berner is the PRO for the regatta and is looking for volunteers to help out on Race Committee. RC Volunteers get to attend the Beach Party for free and get this really nifty soft sided cooler in their choice of colors.

The beach party was a huge success last year with over 160 attending. Nick Mates promises to put on another great event this year. The meal will be catered by Stacked Pickle, with tunes from local band “Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All Stars.” It is sure to be a great event. Tickets are $10 per person, which pays for dinner, drinks and dancing. Folks it doesn’t get much cheaper than that. You will need to register and pay in advance just like the LobsterFest. We will publish more information on how to register in the next couple of weeks.…

May 5, 2017

Racing May 2017

Weekly Series Update 

The weather gods have not been kind to us. Between light winds and blow-outs, our racing season got off to a slow start this year. Hopefully the weather will settle down and we can get some races in.

Wednesday night races are starting at 6:50 pm this year to give everyone an extra 10 minutes to get from work. As usual, we end the day with burgers and dogs, so come on out and join us.

We need more people to come out for Sunday afternoon racing. We start at 2:00 pm, race 2 or 3 races and head back in for hot dogs and burgers around 4:30. It’s a great way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon. The sailing is more casual than the Wednesday evening crowd. This is perfect for those of you who want to try racing in a more relaxed atmosphere.

Rich Fox sends out race results for completed races and we will soon have interim results posted on the web site both on the main racing page and on the 2017 Racing Series page. Be sure to check weekly for updates.

RC Duty Signup Crisis

Our RC duty signups have been light. We currently have no one signed up for Sunday Race Committee this weekend or any weekend going forward. And we have no one signed up for Wednesday Race Committee after 5/20/17. We really need people to sign up and take their turn on RC duty. The alternative is for everyone to read up on “rabbit starts.”

Go to the RC Signup page to sign up.

 

 

Mayor’s Cup Update

The Mayor’s Cup Regatta is just 3 weeks away on May 20-21. Come out for some great racing, great food, music and beverages. Remember that the Mayor’s Cup party is open to all club members. Just $10 buys you a great BBQ dinner, drinks and dancing. What a deal! Dinner will start at 6:00 on May 20.

Race documents and the registration form are posted on our web site under the racing tab. To pre-register, download the registration form and send it in, or send an email to racing@ecsail.org with your boat name, skipper name, sail number and class. Registration is $50. Full meal packages for the weekend are $20 per person and T-shirts are $15. The meal package includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner, plus drinks.

We still need volunteers to help with the regatta. Geoff Endris will be the Principal Race Officer for the regatta and will be running the “on the water” activities. We need 3-4 more volunteers for his RC team including:

  • Safety boat (2 people)
  • Signaler (main RC boat)

In addition, we need volunteers to help with the “shore side” activities including:

  • Registration table (Sat morning)
  • Breakfast and lunch hosts (Sat and Sun)

Volunteers will receive work credits and this really nifty soft side cooler. Be the envy of all your friends and sign up to volunteer today. No racing experience necessary. Send an email to racing@ecsail.org.

 

 

Flying Scot Regatta update

June 10-11 is the ECSC Flying Scot Indy Regatta. We already have 10 out-of-town boats signed up and will probably have over 15 boats for the regatta. This is part of the Flying Scot Midwest District series with top sailors from around the Midwest coming. This is becoming our most popular regatta for out-of-towners. Tyler and Carrie Andrews will be coming back, so be sure to come out and say “hi.” The highlight of the regatta is the root beer floats on Saturday after racing. Race documents can be found on the web site. For you new Flying Scot owners, come out and meet fellow Scot racers. We have some out of town racers looking for local crew. If you want to crew on an experienced skipper’s boat, send Geoff an email at racing@ecsail.org.

Rich Fox will be the Principal Race Officer. He needs volunteers to help run the race. If you are interested, please contact him directly or send an email to racing@ecsail.org. Again, all volunteers will get work credits and the aforementioned nifty soft-sided cooler.

We could also use some volunteers to help with the shore-side activities – mainly breakfast and lunch.

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