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November 30, 2020
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Junior Program November 2020

A new Committee has been formed to encompass everything involved with the Junior Program.  This includes the two-week junior sailing camp that 60+ children from around Indianapolis participate in each Summer as well as the Junior Race team that ECSC is proud to sponsor at various Regattas around the country. Our very own Wayne Myers will be leading this new committee.  We wish him luck with the 2021 season. EJ Williams
September 27, 2020

Safety and Education September 2020

A tip of my hat, to EJ this past month. He organized racing on our FJ fleet and the single handed Laser fleet. The juniors are back at school. Sam is doing his thing in hockey and Olivia is recovering from a accident and out for the year. I be glad when 2020 is replaced with 2021! Wayne Myers, Safety & Education      
August 21, 2020
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Safety and Education August 2020

The junior sailing team has been out practicing periodically at the club.  Unfortunately there is nothing else to report.   Wayne Myers, Safety & Education  
July 12, 2020

Safety and Education July 2020

See pictures below of the Junior race team’s practice at North Cape Yacht Club in Michigan.  
June 15, 2020

Safety and Education June 2020

The Junior team is currently at North Cape Yacht Club (just over the Michigan border, north of Toledo) to practice with the NCYC junior team. We went out today in 17 knots of air with everyone doing fairly well. Only a couple capsizes. It was a great open water practice! Tuesday and Thursday this week is more practicing with the North Cape juniors on lasers. Wednesday the ECSC juniors will jump on keel boats for the NCYC Wednesday night beer-can racing. (No beers for them though!) June 25th – 27th, our team is going to Sandusky for big boat sailing with Tony Hubbard on the infamous Integrity, a 35ft dual-masted wooden sailboat. July 10th/11th ECSC juniors will be back at NCYC for a hobie/laser race. After that the team will travel to Sandusky again to practice until the 19th. On July 20th, the team will head over to Put-in-Bay State Park to practice on the island. Since Junior bay is cancelled, we will be running our own practice and races up there. Last week, the ECSC Juniors cleaned up the beach, picked up the cinder blocks around the parking lot, and cleaned up trash around the club. They also cleaned the sailing school & equipment shed, washed down the lower shelter & picnic tables, and washed the main shelter picnic tables & floor. They kids did a bang-up job cleaning our coach boat (racing’s old RIB). It looks brand new, especially with its upgraded 50hp motor. We also added some dirt to the lower shelter grass area. There was a large 18″ drop that needed fixing. You’ll see a new bed of dirt that needs watering and grass to grow. MOVIE NIGHT NEXT WEEK: June 24th (Wednesday) we will be having an outdoor movie night at the lower shelter. All members are welcome to join.  BYO-everything (chair, food, drinks). We will be starting at 9pm, but you can arrive early to hang out. Wayne Safety & Education
May 11, 2020
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Safety and Education May 2020

It is with a heavy heart we share that the 2020 junior sailing camps have been cancelled. Gathering 40 kids together at any point this summer would pose too large a liability for the club. We have refunded everyone’s money and hope to see them next year. The ECSC junior sailing team is adhering to the I-LYA and US Sailing guidelines and protocols for COVID19 safety.  Marion County is still under a stay-at-home order, so Junior Sailing has not had any official practices yet.  We will have more in a report in a few weeks. I-LYA has cancelled all travelers series in June.  Bayweek is also cancelled this year.  I have been working with I-LYA, lawyers, and insurance agents in figuring out a path forward. Sam and Olivia were supposed to have their level one training course in Cleveland, OH, June 1-4 but this has been postponed. We are hoping the Mentor Harbor Junior Olympics will still happen on July 11th/12th. US Sailing is pushing single-hand racing this year to adhere to the social distancing mandates.  This is easy for our laser team.  Technically they are allowing 420 racing if you race it single-handed with no jib… More to come in my report.
April 12, 2020

Safety and Education April 2020

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March 5, 2020

Safety and Education March 2020

Well Boys and Girls of the club: I look for a early spring this year. Why you ask? Because the main ramp will be replaced soon. But guess what, your Jr. team will on the water early April for the big spring race coming up.. Our 1st regatta will be April 25-26, Laser full and radial class. @ ECSC…. The NOR (notice of race) will be posted March 25, Your 2020 ECSC Jr, Team members are: Deanna Nicholas: this is her last year of Jr. Sailing, she will age out of the I-LYA  Jr. class. She has taken off from work this summer just to go racing and prove herself to the world. Go GIRL…. Olivia DeGrella: this is her second year on the team and will be a force to deal with this year. She has also signed up for the US Sailing Level 1’s and her summer just to race. Sam Riley: this also his second year, He finished top 10 last year. At the age of 15 now, he will be something watch and grow into a sailing machine. He’s been around auto racing his whole life. Good Luck to you sir, don’t crash and burn! Dunkin York: Age 15, Love’s sailing and racing and on the water. He did some racing with the team last year. Has much to learn. Welcome aboard sir….. The 2020 ECSC support team members: Dennis Robertson  Assistant camp director  . Christina Williams  Camp director Reagan Lessick Coach Dan Nicholas and Barbara Nicholas Jr. Camp Ralph Merriman  Jr. Team Tony Hubbard  Jr. Team Dennis and Jenipher Robertson  Jr. Camp Sue Tennant Jr. Camp Wayne Myers I also wish to thank to all of our club members that support the ECSC Jr. Team. This year the team will be racing in over 11 events. 70 + races: a 14 day road trip, Jr, Olympics in Mentor Harbor. Jr, Bay Week, and there is talk about Orange Bowl this year.   Wayne Safety & Education