Letter to the Editor: Ephraim Yacht Club Says Thanks

Bernard Hayman, the editor of Yachting World Magazine, once said, “A man can pretend to be a lot of things in this world; but he can only pretend to be a sailor for as long as it takes to clear the harbor mouth!”  

That is the reality and challenge by which sailors live. That challenge is repeated, and truth is verified every day at EYC by young and old and by family and friends as it has been for more than 112 years. The wind, waves and water confirm this every weekend with the regattas. Every day throughout this coming season more young sailors will learn and test their skills, young men and women who will grow up understanding reality, without pretense. Young men and women who will have the self-confidence and the skills to clear the harbor in all endeavors of life.  

Sailing is truly a metaphor for life lessons and life skills. The goal of The EYC – Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship is to continue this legacy by providing sailing lesson scholarships, to the youth of Door County who otherwise could not afford the opportunity. To date the EYC – ARM fund has provided just under 200 scholarship sessions to the youth of Door County. That is a direct result of the help and support of very special people. These very special people are the merchants, artists, restaurateurs and donors that support the program through their charitable donations and they make a difference. Our sincere thanks to the following for their generous support:

Al Johnson Swedish Restaurant and Butik, Alexander’s of Door County, Artist Bridget Austin, Artzy Studio, Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub, Bay Shore Outdoor Store, Bea’s Ho-made Products, Bridenhagen Tree and Landscape, Inc., Charlie’s Smokehouse, Chelsea Antiques and Blue Willow, Clay Bay Pottery, Door Artisan Cheese. Door County Nature Works, Ecology Sports, Frykman Gallery, Gage Fine Imports,  Grasse’s Grill, Hands On Art Studio,, Illusions In Watercolor, J. Jeffrey Taylor, Jerry’s Flowers, Joe Jo’s Pizza & Gelato, Karsten Topelmann, Hanseatic Art Gallery, Lampert Lumber, Maxwell’s House, McKeefry & Yeomans LLP, Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm, Nathan Nichols & Co, NorDoor Sport and Cyclery, O’Meara’s Irish House, On Deck Clothing Company, Peninsula State Park Golf Course, Ron Litterst, Artist, Rusty Rabbit Shop, Scrimshander’s, Sister Bay Bowl, Sister Golden, Tea Thyme in Door County, The Cook Book Kitchen Store, The Fireside Restaurant, The Hillside Inn of Ephraim, The Lodgings at Pioneer Lane, The Main Course, The Oilerie of Fish Creek, Top Shelf Café and Gourmet, Turtle Ridge Gallery, Twisted Tree at the Pharm, Viking Grill and Lounge, Vintique Resale, LLC, Waterfront Restaurant, Yacht Works.

Thank you for believing in this mission as we do.


Rob Moore, Ephraim Yacht Club Scholarship Committee

Ephraim, Wis.

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