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Ahoy ECSC Members and friends,
The Dog Days of Summer (August) are upon us. Our 50th Anniversary celebrations during July were a fantastic club event. Congrats to all who were involved to make this week such a special week for our club.
I was sorry to miss out on these events as I was racing with my big boat crews on Lake Michigan and Lake Huron for the annual Mac-race circuit. It seems we had at least four other members also racing the 333 mile Chicago to Mackinac race. This got me thinking about how so many of our members represent Eagle Creek Sailing Club all over the country and even the world.
Just last weekend I had the honor of joining team “Still the One” (Chuck and Nancy Goff’s S2 7.9) at the Lake Huron Championships. It has been phenomenal to watch their growth from non-sailors (just 4 or 5 years ago) to seasoned sailors, taking their boat on the road to a championship level regatta. This is a testament to the community atmosphere that we have developed at ECSC. Our greatest surprise of the weekend happened on the shoulder of northbound I-69 while fixing a blowout on the S2 trailer. Geoff Endris popped out of his car and asked if we needed a hand. It seems Geoff was on his way to Lake Erie to work as Principal Race Officer for the I-LYA Bayweek regatta. ECSC Member, Marcus Rogers is a member of the executive committee of the J24 national Association and recently won the J24 class at Cleveland Race Week. ECSC Member, Rich Fox has served the Catalina 22 national Association for many years and is currently the editor and Webmaster for their National Association. Our former Junior Sailors have represented collegiate teams across the country and many continue to race and sail all over the country. Inactive member and former Junior Laser racer Tyler Andrews and his wife Carrie are the current builders of the Flying Scot. Inactive member Jim Grant and his family are the founders and owners of the Sailrite company in Northern Indiana. We have members and inactive members with cruising boats all over the world living their dreams the right way. The list goes on and on and on.
ECSC may have its home on smallish Eagle Ocean, but our reach is definitely far and wide. So, next time you are away at a yacht club or regatta far far away, wear your ECSC hat or shirt and spread the warmth of ECSC.
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Ahoy ECSC Sailors,
As I write this our website is being moved from on set of servers to another. What does this mean to you? Well, you should notice no difference in the website once the move has been completed. However, during the move we have had to work to restore much of the data and documents that were uploaded this fall. Please be patient as many of the documents for racing seem to have disappeared in the move. Rest assured that the publicity department is working diligently to address this issue. Thank go to Geoff Endris for working with our “web guy” to insure that everything is restored. Also, we are working to add a security certificate to insure the browsing safety of our site.
Also, please remember that all club emails will come with our burgee in the upper left corner. When in doubt please do not click on links in emails unless you see this burgee. If in doubt, feel free to email me at email@example.com to confirm the authenticity of the email.
Cheers fellow ECSC Sailors,
I hope thoughts of the upcoming sailing season are at the forefront of your thoughts. Now is the time to start planning your spring boat prep projects so that you can insure an early start to your summer sailing.
The busy Publicity office of ECSC would love to get photos and stories from all of your winter sailing adventures. BVI, Antigua, Florida…I know that many of you have had some great adventures that your fellow club members would love to hear about. Email pictures and stories to our Publicity intern at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rick Graef – Publicity…
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Fall is definitely upon us. For many of us this is the best time of the year to get out on the lake and enjoy some great sailing. Leaves are changing and the breeze is often up. Keep an eye on the water levels as the lake level always drops two to three feet.
2018 has been a great year at ECSC! Our Racing program has had a fantastic year with our regular series racing, the Governor’s Cup, Mayor’s Cup, ECSC Regatta and the upcoming Hornback Regatta. Our Social Committee has continued its tradition of putting on great events. Our Junior Racing team has traveled all over the region and collected lots of hardware. In 2018, we have had our members represent ECSC at regional and national regattas across the United States as both racers and race officials.
Remember that ECSC is a volunteer club. We need each and every member to take pride in our club and pitch in to make it a better place for all of us. Lets keep the Eagle Creek Sailing Club the best sailing club on the planet!