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January 7, 2020

Racing January 2020

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 issues…. Look forward to working with all of you and please let me know how I can help you reach your goals for 2020!!! Marcus Rogers ECSC Racing Chair
October 22, 2019

Racing October 2019

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September 14, 2019

Racing September 2019

  It’s that time for the GOVERNOR’S CUP REGATTA and LOBSTERFEST 9/14-15/2019!  T-shirts are only $15(price slashed). Next month will be ECSC’s 50th Anniversary Hornback Regatta and Chili Cookoff! “Where The Fast Start Last!” This event is free for members to race their boats and compete for the awards in a reverse handicap (pursuit) race format. Mark your calendar for October 12th and 13th. Charlie Brehob and Eileen Leonard and crew will be running the races like they have the last several years, and if you’re early over the line they will call you OCS. Which reminds me that the last race of the summer series ends October 2nd and with the ramp revamp put off until spring, there will be time for 4 extra PR Wednesday night races added to the calendar to take us through to November. First Warning Starting at 6:30pm on October 9,16,23,30. Pursuit Race format! PR WEDNESDAYs! SI’s will be posted. Bob Hickok and John George – ECSC Race Committee  
August 6, 2019

Racing August 2019

    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 ecsctreasurer100@gmail.com 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  
July 5, 2019

Racing July 2019

It’s not often that we have the opportunity to celebrate 50th Anniversaries. Now’s your chance to celebrate several times during the week of July 15th at your sailing club. As the old circus performers use to say  “There’s Something for Everyone”. Check out the upcoming July telltales for more information. Any questions please contact Nick Mates or Bob Hickok.
June 5, 2019

Racing June 2019

Hello all racers!   The Spring Racing Season is in full swing and we are happy to be seeing a great turnout. A reminder about our Sunday Honor series races: A) Start time is 3:00pm, B) Starting/Finish line is between marks 1 & 6, C) Marks 3 & 4 form a gate, D) Race is one (1) lap (up and back to finish), E) Racing is FUN!   Mayor’s Cup: We wish to thank all the racers for coming out for a wonderful weekend of racing. We especially want to thank our wonderful volunteers, whom without – there would be no racing, food, and music. THANK YOU ALL!   Other Items: We are working on placing a Hazard buoy, or two, to mark the point at the NW side of the cove. The buoys are constructed, and the placards have arrived. We should have the point marked soon!   Please check the Club Calendar, numerous events coming up! We are looking for a great turnout for the ECSC Regatta (Saturday before the 50th Beach Party Celebration.   Hope to see everyone racing soon!   Your Racing Chairs,  Wild Bob and JG
May 13, 2019

Racing May 2019

Spring is here! Racing is here! Let the good times roll!! Although the changing water levels at Eagle Creek are ever-challenging, hopefully everyone has had a chance to check out their boats’ needs and is ready to race. In case you missed it, April 12th was the Work Party. We had great support from club members getting the race committee’s check list done! Special projects included installing motors on the main RC ( Elliot II) and the Aircraft Carrier (USS Gilmor). When operating the committee boats, please remember to check the new motor break-in schedule and follow the instructions on the lamented card on each boat with a new motor. The first Wednesday race was held last week. Despite the threat of a no-wind evening, surprisingly the wind came up for the five go-getters. The group of racers had to endure a shortened course, but the dogs and Sloppy Joes were delicious.  We have also raced the first Sunday Honor Series. The start time for all fleets is 3:00pm, with time limits will in effect. A great time for a long sail down the lake and back. For those with smart phones, download the RaceQ app and record your race. After racing we’ll watch the 3D replay and discuss results at the race shack while we dine and snack. See the Sailing Instructions for further details. Mayor’s Cup Regatta—May 18th and 19th!!This will be a weekend full of food, fun, and RACING. Also, many GREAT door prizes from our sponsors WEST MARINE, BOATHOUSE GRILL and FLATWATER RESTAURANT. We are expecting a contingent of J24’s, Red, White and Green PHRF racers from lakes near and far…as well as the usual suspects from Eagle Creek. This event is open to racers of all skill levels for the low regatta price of $60 which includes one meal package and one t-shirt! Music will be provided by DJ Chris Gordon, who is guaranteed to rock the house. ALL members and their guests are invited. The price for dinner is $15 and specially designed regatta shirts will be available for $20 (please pre-order to guarantee a shirt or dinner). Please check the website for important details, NOR, SI’s and hard copy registration, online registration at  (search by state) – John George regatta chair.   Tip: If you’re the first in the club gate in the morning leave the padlock unlocked for easy closing at night. Thx!   Your Race Committee – Bob Hickok, John George
April 2, 2019

Racing April 2019

It’s finally here…what we have been waiting for all winter:  SPRING and SAILING!  The Spring Racing Series gets underway THIS MONTH!!       NORTH U RECAP Special Thanks to Instructor Andrew Kerr of North Sails, North U for conducting a first-class Sailing Trim seminar on March 23rd, 2019. Many ECSC club members and also sailors from Chicago and Cincinnati were in attendance. Thanks to Marcus Rogers for getting Andrew Kerr scheduled here in Indianapolis. Also, thanks to Commodore Geoff Endris for securing the meeting room on behalf of ECSC. Next year we hope to have him instruct again, perhaps the Tactics course. NEW THIS YEAR New and experienced racers, we are introducing the Sunday Honor Series!  Consisting of a spring and summer series of racing which will occur at 3PM every Sunday, beginning April 28th to October 6th, 12 Sunday races per series (24 total just like the Wednesday series).  Racing starts at 3:00 pm and is the same course every Sunday (the wind will likely change). Check the Sailing Instructions on the racing webpage for a map of the Sunday course. For those with smart phones, download the RaceQs app and record your race. Then after racing we’ll watch the 3D replay and discuss results at the race shack while we nosh. See RaceQ below. LASER REGATTA Wayne Myers is the Chairperson. Check the racing website and racing bulletin board for details. This will be your chance to be a part of the Laser excitement! WORK CREDITS Racers and non-racers alike are encouraged to volunteer for the many projects on this year’s agenda. Work credits are extended for regatta officers and assistants. The racing/club spring work party is Saturday, April 13th, 9:00-3:00pm. We will be setting up the RC boats and gear, RIB Shore Station and marker buoys. Contact John George or me if you have questions about work credits. MAYOR’S CUP REGATTA May 18-19!! This will be a first-class weekend full of food, fun, and RACING!!  We are expecting a contingent of one design and PHRF boats from lakes near and far, as well as the usual suspects from Eagle Creek.  This event is open to racers of all skill levels.  All club members and their guests are invited! Volunteers needed! DATES TO REMEMBER Saturday April 13       9:00    Work Party Wednesday April 17   6:50    Competitors’ Meeting – discuss both series Saturday April 20       1:00    Review Boat Ops and RC responsibilities Wednesday April 24   6:50    First Wednesdays Race Sunday April 28           3:00    Sunday Honor Race – Start, Race, and Record your time   RaceQs: How does the app work? The GPS tracks and boat handling data are recorded by a cellphone running the free RaceQs app during a race and uploaded to your free raceQs sailing social network account. The app records data about your boat’s GPS location, speed, course, heel, pitch, and yaw to generate the animation.