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Hall of Fame 2012, Malcolm D. Vail, Sr.

Malcolm was born in 1888 and passed away in 1976, however his presence is still felt here at Ephraim Yacht Club.  His efforts, training and influence on sailors is well known to the current membership of EYC.  A bit of history:  He was a founding member of Ephraim Yacht Club in 1906 along with his father and two brothers.  He became Secretary and Fleet Captain in 1910 and was Commodore of the club the first time in 1936.

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Hall of Fame 2011, Peter W. Reichelsdorfer


Peter W. Reichelsdorfer

Born on December 15, 1934, Peter displayed a glow that was served by his short term in nuclear engineering and the Space Shuttle program. His high speed early career propelled him further in his sailing career.  Peter was fortunate in that he started his sailing career at age 15 on Lightnings and was asked by Roman Brotz to join the sailing team on Sabre, the 87’ M class yacht converted from a sloop to a yawl for its Great Lakes sailing years.  He was recognized early on as a specialist who understood what made sailboats go fast.

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Hall of Fame 2010, Terry J. Kohler

Terry was born on May 14, 1934, not knowing that his life was to impact so many people and the sport of sailing so heavily.  He started sailing at age five and continued annually into his teens when he was fortunate to be asked by Roman Brotz, owner of the 87’ M class sailboat Sabre, to join his crew.   Roman installed in his crew seamanship, Corinthian ethics and racing skills.  Terry learned them all and has never left any of them behind.

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