EYC on the Water
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Upcoming Cruising Events (Dates and locations subject to change—stay tuned!)
- Icebreaker Cruise to Galesville, Saturday, May 19: eastportyc.org/icebreaker
- Memorial Day Weekend at Wye Island, Saturday - Monday, May 26-28: eastportyc.org/wye-island
It’s not too early to start thinking about our June activities. The Leukemia Cup Regatta on June 2 can expect a healthy contingent of EYCers. If you can’t make it, consider a donation to this outstanding charity. Look for links to “Team EYC” and fellow cruisers’ boats so you can make your donations count toward EYC’s fund raising race! eastportyc.org/leukemia-cup
June also brings our 3rd annual “Cruisers Cup Fun Race” on June 16th. This is a family-orientated, non-spinnaker, non-stress, afternoon of fun. There are no worries about ratings, mark-room, or faired bottoms but we can promise you a dramatic finish. The race will managed by the EYC Race Committee, begins at 1:00 PM off of the clubhouse with a “standard” racing start (don’t worry we will explain that) and is open to all. eastportyc.org/cruisers-race
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).
Flotilla Fridays are a good way to stay in touch. Join us for happy hour in the EYC bar on the last Friday of the month, Apriil through October, for some fun and fellowship, and to learn more about EYC activities on the water.
Participate on Cruising Committee: Meets monthly in EYC conference room 7:30 p.m., 4th Thursday of each month. All EYC members are welcome!
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.
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.