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 Marilyn MacKinnon

It’s time to sign up for all the events that EYC Women’s Sailing is offering! First,come to the Kick-Off Party on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m. to learn about everything being presented this season. Sign up has begun for the Monday, 8-week classes. Choose either the 11:00 a.m. class taught by Deb Pearl or the 5:00 p.m. class taught by Linda Suravitch, both of which begin Monday, June 5th. Cost is $185 for all the sessions. Dinner is served after the evening class for those who can stay. If you can’t make all the classes, we will have a sub list that you can add your name to. Call the office to register please.
Sign up has also begun for the open Race Clinics for all members starting on Wednesday, June 7th at 5:00 p.m. and the 3 consecutive following Wednesdays. These clinics will be taught by our EYC Sailing stars: Past Commodores Flores and Frost, Peter Harding, and Carter Gowrie. There is no charge and you will get amazing racing tips. This is open to both men and women, so sign up early through the office to guarantee a spot.
There will be both a spinnaker clinic on a Saturday in May and a qualifying clinic, the date is yet to be determined, so keep an eye out for news of that.
Once again, our volunteer mentors, who give literally hundreds of hours of their time to mentor the class students, will have their own kick-off clinic to hone their skills and be ready for the classes. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Marily MacKinnon.
Remember, there’s always something regarding sailing that you can be involved in, whether it’s being part of the Race Committee, joining the Stonington/ EYC Challenge Regatta, or just honing your sailing skills through the “Mentor on Call” program.

"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." …from Wind in the Willows.

For more details please contact Marily MacKinnon, EYC Rear Commodore at marilychas@aol.com.

Annual Ideal 18 Women’s Sailing Kick-Off evening! May 4

Thursday May 4, 2017

WOMEN’S IDEAL 18 SAILING KICK-OFF EVENING
Thursday, MAY 4th
6:30 p.m.

SIGN UP STARTS FOR ALL CLASSES AND CLINICS
Mid-day and Evening Monday sailing classes: starting Monday, June 5 and running for 8 weeks. Taught by Deb Pearl and Linda Suravitch
Learn from the Best! 4-day Racing Clinic for both men and women starting
Wednesday, June 7, with 4 EYC star sailor instructors!
Meet the Mentors!
HEAR ABOUT OUR NEW “MENTOR ON CALL” - with Pru Rice
SIGN UP FOR SPINNAKER CLINICS AND A QUALIFYING DAY – with Val Shickel
Report on the 6th Annual Stonington/EYC Challenge Regatta with Mary-Lawrence Bickford
Let us know your interest in “Sunday Sail-Around”, a family program

*Be sure to bring a new member or friend…all are welcome!*
Please call the club office to let us know you’re attending!
Appetizers will be served!

Call Marily MacKinnon at 860-391-2255 with any questions