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

Sailing classes begin Monday, June 5th and run for 8 weeks. There is an 11 a.m. class taught by Deb Pearl, which still has open slots.  In the interest of bringing the sailing opportunity to as many members as possible, we are opening that 11 a.m. class to all club members:  couples, mom/dads with teens, any individual who wants to learn how to sail the Ideal 18's may sign up.  Just call the office and have your name put on the list.  Class will start promptly at 11 a.m.
The 5 p.m. evening class, taught by Linda Suravich, has a few spots open so let us know if you want to participate. Chef Michael serves the group a light supper after this class...great way to get to know other members.  Class fee is $185.  Bring life jackets, sunscreen and hats.

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.

MEMBER RACE CLINICS

May 1 - June 28 2017

MEMBER RACE CLINICS BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 THRU NEXT 3 WEDNESDAYS (14TH, 21ST, & 28TH.

These Clinics are open to all members, but space will be limited to 3 in a boat.  There is no fee. Classes begin promptly at 5 p.m.
 
        INSTRUCTORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    
        June 7 - Jack Frost
        June 14 - Carter Gowrie
        June 21 - Peter Harding
        June 28 - Frank Flores

Sign up for classes and clinics by calling the Club office or by contacting Marily MacKinnon by email(marilychas@aol.com)

SIGN-UP NOW FOR WOMEN'S SUMMER MONDAY CLASSES

May 1 - July 24 2017

IDEAL 18 WOMEN'S CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 5 THRU JULY 24TH
 
        Sign up at the office for either the 11 a.m. class with Deb Pearl or the 5 p.m. class with Linda Suravitch.  Lunch will follow the a.m. class and dinner will follow the 5 p.m. class
Class fee is $185.  Fees for lunch and dinner are billed to members individually.
 
        Limited number of spots available for the evening class, but your name can be put on a sub list if necessary.