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Barefoot Sailing Club at Lake Lanier

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 Barefoot Sailing Club • P.O. Box 147 • Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Barefoot Bytes       ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦  ♦      Commodore - Alex Mazurek
Who is Barefoot?  We were founded in 1971 for people who enjoy the sport of sailing.  Barefoot offers a wide variety of activities.  We have a racing program, a cruising program, training events and social events.  There is something at Barefoot for everyone.  Many of our Barefoot members do not own a boat.  All BFSC members get discounts on training and inexpensive access to boats with our exclusive agreement with SunRise Sail. There is a crew board, monthly speaker and various other activities.  For more information - MORE 

  ♦    ♦        January speaker - Edith Collins     Featured Speaker
Edith earned her Judge’s certification from US Sailing in 2001 and was named as a US Sailing National Judge in 2011. She works over 20 events yearly across the country as a judge or race committee. She has served on the judge’s panel for Charleston Race Week for the past 10 years, and has been an on the water judge for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association in both national and regional events. In 2014, she served as the Chief Judge for the MC Scow National Championship regatta, the Vanguard 15 National Championship regatta, served on the panel for the Snipe National Championship, the Comet International Championship, and the Laser Mid-Winter Eastern Championship as well as several other regional events. She is certified as an instructor for US Sailing’s Club Judge Certification program. Starting in 2015, she will serve as the Area D coordinator for the US Sailing Association. 
Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  January 26th Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following.
Racing Flags - We will discuss racing flags and how they are used at starts at the January membership meeting.  There will be a raffle and door prize.  Don't miss it.
 ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦   Annoucements     ♦    ♦    ♦  
1064 Race - To be held on Saturday, January, 31st. INFO
Hot Ruddered Bum - To be held on Saturday, February 7th.  INFO
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation - Sunday the 15th and 22nd of February through SunRise Sail.  INFO
2015 Blue Water Cruise - Will be on May 1st through 8th, 2015 and will be in Pamlico Sound, NC.  INFO.
Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    
Please welcome our newest members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Sherma Mycoskie and Allen (AJ) Smith ! 
       ♦  No particular place to go    ♦           Cruising
Barefoot Sailing Club has many cruising events throughout the year.
  bw cruise 2014-dsc01557• First Saturday Cruise - Cruise with BFSC the first Saturday of every month.
  • Annual Blessing of the Fleet/Brunch Cruise - Bless the fleet and raft up and brunch
  • Wednesday Night Cruise -  Wednesday night cruises during the summer
  • Annual Blue Water Cruise Cruise on open water at remote destination
For more infomation on our cruising events - MORE
Racing             ♦    Two or more boats on the water      
Barefoot Sailing Club has many racing events throughout the year, including the following annual events:
  bfo 2014 img 3368-ti• Dorton Cup - Seven race series with PHRF being adjusted for each race.
  • Sunset Races - Seven race series in the evening - pursuit start
  • Women Skipper's Race (Joan Holcomb Memorial) - To promote women skippers
  • Moonlight Scramble -  Two evening race series held in the summer on the full moon.
  • Around Alone Race- Premier solo race to the dam and back
  • Barefoot Open Regatta - The 41st Annual Barefoot Open is an event not to be missed!
For more infomation on our BFSC races - MORE
  ♦  ♦  ♦  Learning new stuff    ♦  ♦         Education 
One of Barefoot Sailing Club's main objectives is education.  We try to make our members better sailors by offering the following:
   • Introduction to Sailing - Offered each spring
   • Racing committee training - How to do the flags for a fleet start and setting up a race course
   • Review racing rules - At each month's membership meeting we discuss one of the rules
For more infomation on our education offerings - MORE
Social            ♦  ♦   Gathering with friends      ♦ 
Barefoot Sailing Club has many social events throughout the year.  These are activities designed to get members, spouses and new sailors together.  Our annual events are;
 lbstr 2014 img 0468  • Poker Run - On New Year's Day- a fun race collecting playing cards and a Chili Cook Off
   • Wing Fling - Where we party with buffalo wings and beverages
   • Lobster Boil - In the fall, where we cook Lobster and have great get-together
   • Steak-Out - In the fall where we grill steaks and raft up
   • Awards Dinner - At the end of the year.
 We also do some non-sailing social events.  For more information - MORE      


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Current Events

Mon, Jan 26th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Open Member Meeting
Sat, Jan 31st, @8:00am - 05:00PM
1064 Race
Sat, Feb 7th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
Hot Ruddered Bum
Sat, Feb 7th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Sun, Feb 8th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
LARC Winter #4 - SSC Hosts


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Commodore's Corner

Membership Dues for the 2015 calander year are due now.  You can download the application here.  You can pay on line here.  $60 for renewal, $45 for first time members, $30 for students.  Still the best value on the lake.
Thank you

Sailing Rules Quiz

Boats X and Y, on a downwind leg, are converging on steady courses.  X is to Y's right, and is sailing on port tack with the wind directly astern and her boom on her starboard side.  Y is sailing "by the lee" with the wind coming over her starboard stern quarter and her boom also on the starboard side.  They have contact and both protest.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?
Answer at the January 26th membership meeting.


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Wind Chill: 53F
Humidity: 38%
Speed: 5 mph
Direct.: 170
Barom.: 29.77 in
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