- Welcome to 13 new ECSC club members! (See Membership article below)
- ECSC & Mayors Cup Regattas cancelled. ECSC Beach Party cancelled. 🙁
- Survey to gauge club member interest in social events.
- New Member Orientation – Saturday, July 25th
- All new(ish) members welcome!
Can you believe it is September already! The Labor Day Cookout will be hosted by Kenny Chapman and his crew! They will begin serving at 3:30 on Monday, September 3rd! Bring a dish to pass and enjoy some comradery with fellow sailors.
Our Lobster Fest is scheduled for September 15th at 6:00pm. John George and Bob Hickock have been instrumental in the planning process and I cannot thank them enough!!
Lobster and Steak along with Dennis’s famous Seafood Boil will be the main menu. Please bring a dish to pass and an appetite! Cost is $15 per Lobster and $15 per Steak. Please click the link below to RSVP and reserve your Steak and/or Lobster. We will be accepting RSVP orders through September 10th. Any RSVPs after the 10th and day of event will be a $20 charge. All “day of event” purchases will be asked to wait until all prepaid attendees check in to assure they receive their order.
If you do not wish to order/pay on line, then you Call or Email your order to Vickie Greenough at 317-847-7400 and/or email@example.com Payments may be mailed to Vickie Greenough at 9035 Washington Blvd, West Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46240. Must be post marked by September 10th.
If you are sailing in the Governor’s Cup Regatta, you do not need to RSVP on the Lobster Fest Evite. We will capture your orders through your Regatta registration.
Please do not hesitate to call if you have any questions! If you wish to volunteer for this event, we could still use some individuals for our cleanup crew.
With August gone and September here, sailing season is coming to an end so make sure to get out on your boat and enjoy some of the best days of the season while you can. If you are still looking for work credits, now is the time to get them. We still have several jobs that need to be done. One in particular that I would like to see done before the end the season is water sealing the dock that was replaced last year. Everything that is needed to get this job done is already at the club. All that is needed is you and a willingness to work and earn work credits. Winter storage is coming upon us quick. Please remember there is no trailer parking or boat storage in the car corral or on the beach until after the Hornback Regatta and Chili-cookoff. That means no earlier than 3 o’clock on Sunday, October 14. If you feel the need to get your trailer out of storage early please park in the boat parking lots.
Calling all Racers, crew members, and want to be racers/crew members
Reminder – The 2018 ECSC Governor’s Cup Regatta has been combined with our famed ECSC Lobster Fest. So why not do both! Go to Regatta Network at this link and register NOW! – https://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/applet_registration_form.php?regatta_id=17385
Online Governor’s Cup registration closes on Friday, September 7th, 2018 (optional mail in registration at club website) – Your $50 entry gets you racing Saturday and Sunday with awards and prizes for all, continental breakfast both days, specially designed regatta tech shirt, and one LOBSTER or STEAK dinner (Saturday). Note: Additional dinners for family, or friends can be purchased for $20.00.
We currently have 6 Catalina 22’s and one J24 registered, and a reminder to everyone, the largest fleet takes the cup!
Bob Hickok and John George – Race Committee
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More Club Changes!
The Grounds Committee has been hard at work planning and completing several projects for the club.
Have you noticed the flowers planted around the club? Special thanks to Kate & Andy McMillan and Cody McCoun for planting and watering the plants. If you want to join the Landscape brigade, please contact Kate. We’d like to get volunteers who for the various flower beds around the club (Main entrance, upper shelter, lower shelter, “B-dock”). Volunteers will get club funds to purchase flowers/plants and will get work credits for planning and watering their “garden.” We need about 5 or 6 volunteers.
Lower Shelter upgrades
Colin Leatherbury has blocked off a couple of the large Ash logs to make a flower bed boarder at the lower shelter. Kenny Chapman donated some time to help pull out the old railroad ties, so we can fill in the beds and plant flowers. Tony Rice has volunteered to help secure the new logs and block out the flower bed. This will eliminate a safety hazard at the lower shelter and add to the aesthetics of the lower shelter.
We want to make the lower shelter a place where families can bring their children out to relax, eat and play. Last year, we added a gas grill to the shelter for members to use. We are in the process of installing ceiling fans in the shelter to create a nice breeze. These should be installed in the next week. With the playground nearby, we think this is a perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the club.
Upper Shelter upgrades
We have installed new large ceiling fans in the upper shelter. We tested them out yesterday. They move a lot of air and make no noise at all. Hopefully, this will reduce the fan noise in the upper shelter on hot days. All of the fans are on a single switch along with the overhead lights. Note that there is a 7-10 second delay before the fans start moving.
We are also making plans to fix the water drainage on the north side of the shelter to prevent further damage to the support posts. We will most likely wait until the end of the season as this may be a little more involved.
You may have noticed that the view from the upper shelter is more open giving a nice view of the harbor. Thanks to Colin Leatherbury for his fine work cutting out the dead trees and trimming the remaining ones.
We are adding a “family sized” gas grill to the upper shelter. This is so that people won’t have to deal with the large commercial grill when they are cooking for their family/friends. Feel free to use, but please clean up after yourself for the next person.
Parking Lot Lighting
Last year, we replaced some of the parking lot lights with lower-cost LED lights. This year, we are replacing the remaining lights with LED lights. This will reduce our electric bill and give the lights longer life before they have to be replaced. The lights will be directional, so we will have good lighting on the parking lots, without lighting up the campground. We also replaced the timer with dusk-to-dawn photo sensors. This eliminates the problem of the timer getting out of sync when the power goes out causing the lights to come on at odd hours.
Thanks to Mark Walker, Bill Grant and Kenny Chapman for their help.