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Cruising

Eric Langer and Greg Kelly

EYC on the Water

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CRUISING EVENTS

Upcoming Cruising Major Events (Dates and locations subject to change—stay tuned!)

EYC’s 2017 Winter Seminar Series includes an excellent line up of maritime professionals who have volunteered to share their knowledge on important topics. Mark your calendar for these great talks!

  • February 18, Saturday 2pm — Among the Freighters: Fun Tips to Staying Alive in the Chesapeake Bay.
Alison Buckler of the Maryland Pilots Association will share 13 years of experience, scares and humor navigating the Big Boys on the bay. She’s an experienced presenter who will share humorous, and downright amazing boating practices, both innocent and insane, with the Club—and will share some graphic results of not being diligent. Sign up soon, as this will be well attended, and may also save a few lives.

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  • March 18, Saturday 2pm—EYC’s Waterfront History with Author Jane McWilliams!
This year, Ms. McWilliams has graciously offered to share with us the other side of Eastport, as we tour historic Back Creek. Along with the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Jane McWilliams will lead us through Eastport’s journey from revolutionary fort, through commercial maritime and into the present-day. She’ll walk us back through time as we visit Eastport’s hard maritime roots. Sign up early, as last year’s Seminar was one of the best attended events at EYC.

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Participate at EYC

Looking for more cruising?  Got an idea for a cruise?  This year, we had a number of spontaneous Pop-Up Cruises (day and weekend). So check the web page and watch your email.  Sign up for emails here. And if you want to coordinate one, contact any member of the Cruise Committee, who can send a notice to the cruisers' email list (which contains over 200 names).

Participate on Cruising Committee: Meets monthly in EYC conference room 7:30 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month (Thursday May 28th and June 25th). All EYC members are welcome!

NEW: Flotilla Friday Happy Hour! Join us the last Friday of the month, 6-8 p.m. in the bar.

Not sure how to display your burgee? Want more info on EYC Cruising Routines? Check out the EYC Protocol section of the Club Policy portion of your club directory. Or click here.

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EYC Cruise Committee 2016 Summary Report

Submitted by Greg Kelly, Cruise Committee Chair

In 2016, the Cruise Committee coordinated ten on-the-water cruise events, three educational seminars and two pot-luck dinners. In addition, we actively supported the Leukemia Cup, two Sailing Heals excursions and the inaugural EYC Cruiser’s Cup Race. The Committee began a process to rebrand its activities as “EYC on the Water” in order to emphasize to the Club’s Membership that Committee-organized activates are for the entire Membership, not just for members of the Committee. We still have a bit of work to do to change that perception. We implemented “Flotilla Fridays” on the last Friday of every month to promote Committee activities. We implemented on-line signups (Sign-Up Genius) for Committee activities to facilitate planning and generate enthusiasm (X and Y are going so maybe I should too). Participation in Committee activities remains spotty, with pot-lucks and drive-to events the exception. The Committee continues to look for ways to increase attendance at events.

We have a number of goals for 2017, including changing the Committee structure to accommodate sub-Committees (Communication, Marketing, Family Outreach, Seminars, and Activities) and using modest admission fees to the winter seminar series to generate operating income.

As in years past, a number of individuals deserve special recognition for their long-standing efforts. Rob and Carrol Greve continue to be the heart and soul of the Committee, effectively acting as co-Chairs. Eric and Lynn Langer continue to be responsible for communication. Bob and Kathy Arias continue to provide much-needed counsel and advice to the Chair and act as Committee Secretary. Mike Grost stepped up this year to assume responsibility for web materials, including implementing Sign-up Genius.

Cruise Committee members this year include Bob and Kathy Arias, Prue and Bob Clopp, Rob Gauthier, Rob and Carroll Greve, Mike Grost, Eric and Lynn Langer, Greg and Bonnie Kelly, Tony and Kathleen Robinson, George and Mary Lou Siegle, Bill and Anne Sieling, Terry Otis and Josh Young. The Cruise Committee meets monthly and meetings are open to all. We usually have several interested EYC Members or potential Members in attendance each month.

We would like to especially thank all the volunteers who acted as cruise coordinators and anchor boats this year: Bob and Prue Clopp, Bob and Kathy Arias (multiple events), Pete Chambliss, Rob and Carroll Greve (multiple events), Mike Grost, Linda Nahin, Bill and Anne Sieling, George and Mary Lou Siegle, and Josh Young.

Cruise with Us

Cruising Calendar

Winter Seminar
Sat Mar 18 @ 2:00PM - 04:00PM
Let's Go Sailing Open House & Pot Luck
Sun Mar 26 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
Flotilla Friday Happy Hour
Fri Mar 31 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
EYC Cruisers' Cup Race
Sat Jun 17 @12:00PM - 05:00PM
Summer Sailstice
Sat Jun 24 @12:00AM