Essex Yacht Club Burgee

ESSEX YACHT CLUB
13 NOVELTY LANE
ESSEX, CONNECTICUT
860-767-8121
VHF CHANNEL 68

WOMEN'S SAILING

Women's Sailing

WOMEN’S SAILING AT EYC
by Marily MacKinnon
Rear Commodore

There are so many fun and exciting things happening on the sailing front at EYC.

Our 7th Annual Challenge Regatta ended with a big win at EYC by the Stonington women. The winds were strong which favored their team. Regardless, the party for 70 people afterwards was terrific! Thanks to all our spectator boat captains, the Race Committee headed by Mary-Lawrence Bickford and Daphne Nielson, our coach Jack Frost, the chef and his staff.

The 2nd Annual Family Fun Sail was a great success with over 30 people participating. Kids as young as 4 sailing with parents, EYC members getting “qualified” and families out with mentors for a fun sail and terrific food afterwards. Mary Guidotti’s cotton candy was a special hit this year.

There will be an Ideal 18 Women’s Roundtable in the fall to discuss plans for Ideal Women’s sailing. If you have ideas or suggestions for us to consider, please send to me at marilychas@aol.com or give me a call.

Thanks to all for great summer sailing programs. Enjoy wherever the winds take you!

Women’s Sailing Kick-Off Evening!

Thursday April 26, 2018

COME ONE, COME ALL FEMALE SAILORS!
While imbibing on food and cocktails, bring your friends and new members for an evening of sailing camaraderie.
Sign up begins for
MONDAY CLASSES -- Meet the instructors
MENTORING -- Meet the mentors and consider joining the group RACE CLINICS
BUILDING OUR 7TH ANNUAL CHALLENGE REGATTA TEAM
MENTOR ON CALL
We need you and your input to make the Women’s Sailing Program even better.
Please RSVP to the EYC office.

For questions, please contact Marily MacKinnon at marilychas@aol.com or 860-391-2255
Time: 6:30

Women's Sailing Classes

June 4 - July 23 2018

Women's sailing classes will run Mondays, June 4 for 8 weeks thru July 23.

Morning session is at 11:00 with Deb Pearl.
Evening session at 5:50 with Linda Suravitch. Dinner follows.

To sign up, please call Marily MacKinnon 860-391-2255 or email her at marilychas@aol.com. There will be a sign up sheet at the Club.

EYC Women's Championship Series

July 25 - August 6 2018

Women's Championship Series
4 Week Series with races held on
July 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15

The EYC Women's Championship Series is open to all who are 16 years old and up who are members of the club or children of members. Skippers must be qualified in the Ideal 18. Skippers meeting is at 1700. We have 8 boats available. If crew is needed, or skipper, we will help find one for you. Please click on the Notice of Race (NOR). For further help, or info, call Mary-Lawrence Bickford at 860-767-2578 or email mpbick@gmail.com.

For race details please read the The Notice of Race (NOR).