May 1, 2016: The newly established Environmental Committee, alias “EYC Green Team,” held its first formal meeting on April 19. The Committee evolved from the green team initially established to achieve Sailors for the Sea “Clean Regatta” designation for the 2014 J/80 World Championships and the 2015 Leukemia Cup. EYC became the first yacht club to receive Sailors for the Sea gold-level “Clean Regatta” designation in the mid-Atlantic. Over the past year, as a result of the team’s efforts, the club is now fully recycling on a year-round basis and a solar energy strategy has been developed. To ensure continuing progress on all environmental fronts, Commodore Heather Ersts recently established the EYC Environmental Committee. The purpose of the committee is to guide EYC’s efforts to be a responsible steward for the Bay and to support environmental sustainability.