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News Alert on Weather and Access to Clubhouse & Yard

Mother Nature has been "helping" water in our new sod. Unfortunately, she overdid it. Recent torrential rain (and the forecast of more to come in the next few days) has our Building & Grounds crew asking that we continue to stay off the grass until things dry out some and the new sod has a chance to recover from the drenching.

THIS HAS AFFECTED CLUBHOUSE AND YARD ACCESS FOR THE BLUE ANGELS SHOW on Tuesday, when guests will be permitted, but limited to 2 per member number. To do our best to keep everyone abreast of developments, we will send the next Newsblast out early on Tuesday morning, May 22, ahead of the usual Wednesday schedule.

Please keep a lookout for next week's early Newsblast, posts on our Facebook page, and special alerts on the home page of our website before heading to the club to watch the aerial show. Thank you for your patience.

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Greg Kelly

EYC on the Water

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IN THE NEWS

CRUISING EVENTS

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

This spring’s weather seems to have pushed everything to the right, including our Icebreaker Cruise and Dinner. EYC’s “On the Water” activities will start off 2018 with a short jaunt south to the West River’s Pirates Cove marina and restaurant on Saturday May 19. Whether by boat or “land-yacht” join us in the Pirates Cove Dining room at 5:30 PM for cocktails followed by dinner at 6:30 PM. Slips are available for $50 (1- 30 amp, $60 for two) with advance RSVP. (RSVP DEADLINE MAY 7!) This is always a popular event, good food, good friends and a chance to “shake-down” the boat without going too far from home. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Join us Memorial Day weekend at the Wye Island NRMA Lodge and Facility on Granary Creek for one of our signature events for the whole family. This year marks our 20th anniversary of gathering on the summer’s first holiday weekend for food, fun and fellowship.
The weekend’s festivities start Saturday May 26 around 1400. We will have grills and picnic tables available next to the lodge stop by to fix your dinner and socialize. Later that evening we will be showing a family friendly movie in the lodge.
The fun really ramps up on Sunday May 27, beginning with our “Silly Boat Inspection” at 1000. After lunch the area around the pavilion will be filled with games for kids and adults – something new every year so you won’t want to miss it. Our afternoon tees up a BYOB happy hour (with the ever popular EYC Rum Punch available).
The highlight of the weekend is Sunday’s BBQ Chicken and Beans Dinner that is Pot-Luck for side dishes, salads or desserts to share. The cost of the weekend is $30 per person ($15 under age 12) plus your best side dish, salad or dessert to share. We will collect cash or check right before Sunday Dinner.
Reservations are required, so sign up at eastportyc.org/wye-island. For more information contact: Bob Clopp 410-956-0207 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bob Arias This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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

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On June 9th and 10th we will cruise across the Bay to Cox Creek (at the mouth of Thompson Creek) for a raft up and vineyard tour. Plan on arriving at the anchorage around noon and make your way over to the Cascia Vineyard dinghy dock (approximately ¼ mile) for wine tasting. If schedule permits the winery’s owner Mark Cascia will give us a tour at 4:00 PM. We are planning on an evening raft-up pot-luck dinner on the water so provision your boat for easy, transportable meals on the go. You may find yourself joining another boat or inviting a friend to join you! For more information contact Mike Grost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. eastportyc.org/vineyard

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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

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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).

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.

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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.

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Cruising Calendar

Flotilla Friday Happy Hour
Fri May 25 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Wye Island Memorial Day Weekend Rendezvous
Sat May 26 @12:00AM
Vineyard Tour Cruise
Sat Jun 09 @12:00AM
EYC Cruisers' Cup Race
Sat Jun 16 @12:00PM - 05:00PM