Essex Yacht Club Burgee

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

WOMEN'S SAILING

Women's Sailing 2017

WOMEN’S SAILING AT EYC
by Marily MacKinnon
Rear Commodore

Looking Back on 2017

Fall is a time to reflect on our very successful summer sailing season. Great classes, clinics, women’s racing, participation in the Tuesday/Thursday Racing series, another Challenge Regatta finished, and more. Our participants made new friends, encouraged and mentored others and hopefully, had an all-around great summer of sailing!

Now is the time to assess what changes and additions we want to make to our Ideal 18 Sailing Program. And winter is a great season to go over the Racing Rules of Sailing, watch videos about boat handling, and more. Thinking of getting “qualified”? Contact Pru Rice who coordinates our “Mentor on Call” program. The Ideals haven’t been put to bed yet and there are some great sailing days in the fall.

If you have ideas you want to share about something you’d like us to include, or change, please let us know. Mostly, we would love to have more women involved in the process of making the EYC Women’s Sailing Program even better. Please send suggestions and let us know if you’d like to join our planning committee. We’d love to hear from you! Contact Marily MacKinnon at marilychas@aol.com.

Lastly, don’t forget that if you’ve become “qualified” to sail the Ideals, you can skipper in the Frostbite series. And “qualified” or not, you can always crew for someone. Go to Fbyc.org for more information. The Series starts 10/8 and goes for 9 weeks thru 12/3. We’ve got skippers looking for crew and crew looking for skippers! Bundle up and go sailing.

“Sailing a boat calls for quick action, a blending of feeling with the wind and water
as well as with the very heart and soul of the boat itself. Sailing teaches alertness
and courage, and gives in return a joyousness and peace that but few sports afford.”
-George Matthew Adams

SIGN-UP NOW FOR WOMEN'S SUMMER MONDAY CLASSES

June 4 - July 23 2018

IDEAL 18 WOMEN'S CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 4 for 8 weeks thru July 23rd. Limited number of spots available for the evening class, but your name can be put on a sub list if necessary.
 
Details to come. Contact Marily MacKinnon or Club for details.