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Barefoot Sailing Club at Lake Lanier
2016 winner of the Lake Lanier Cup
 Barefoot Sailing Club • P.O. Box 147 • Flowery Branch, GA 30542
             BFSC  BFSC - Commodore - Ken Russell - BFSC  BFSC             
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, educational 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 

Cruising - No particular place to go
Racing - Two or more boats on the water
Education - Learning new stuff
Social - Gathering with Friends

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Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  January 23rd  Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following. There will be a raffle and door prizes.  Don't miss it.
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BFSC wins Lanier Cup!  Congratulations to Team BFSC ("Ghost", "Instant Karma", "Perpetual Motion", "Meine Süße") for winning the 2016 Annual UYC Invitational Lanier Cup today for bragging rights of all the sailing clubs on Lake Lanier, GA for 2016!!!!! The team did awesome with a 1st place finish overall of 36 points, 20 points in front of the 2nd place team.
No Membership meeting November or December
First Saturday Cruise  - Saturday, December 3rd - Sign Me Up
Poker Run/Chili Cookoff - Sunday, January 1st, 2017 INFO


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Current Events

Sat, Dec 10th, @12:00pm - 05:00PM
UYC Fall #5
Sun, Jan 1st, @10:00am - 05:00PM
Poker Run/Chili Cook off
Sat, Jan 7th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Mon, Jan 9th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
Board Meeting


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Commodore's Corner

Letter to Santa from the Race Committee
Dear Santa,
The race committee has been very good this year. We have run lots of races and we have tried to do a good job. Sure, some of our lines might not have been completely straight, but the wind shifts (surely a flying-sleigh-pilot like yourself should understand that). We might have blown an errant horn on occasion or raised the wrong flag once in a while. But, we tried really hard, we hope to have avoided the naughty list. We deserve more than a lump of coal!
So Santa, here is what the Race Committee would like for Christmas this year:
• We would like all the racers to read the Sailing Instructions (SIs) before the race (crew too!).
• Can you have them register for the race before the race, preferably at least a day in advance and not when they are on the water, Santa? 
• The right sail numbers on the sails is always nice. You know the ones they register. And if they have to change sails that is OK. Just let us know the numbers change, preferably in writing. We also don’t like white sail numbers; they are really hard to see.
• Read the SIs – did we ask for that already?
• Oh, if a boat quits a race, especially a long distance race, could you have them radio the committee boat. We are listening! I promise we will respond. If we don’t it is because we didn’t hear you. They can call again when they get closer.
• We aren’t supposed to give information to sailors from the committee boat. So have them read the SIs so we don’t have to act like we are being smug.
• We would love to have people volunteer on the committee boat, just one or two days a year. Skipper or crew members are welcome. We have fun. And, they will learn something
• We would love it if all our equipment worked. It seems something is always breaking down.
• Perhaps you can bring the racers a little extra sympathy this year when we do have that inevitable equipment failure.
• And beer, we always like beer.
So Santa, there are probably a few other things we would like, but that will do for now. What we really want is good racing and for everyone to have fun. We promise to try to be good again in 2016.
Merry Christmas to everyone!
All the Race Committees on Puget Sound
P.S. Oh, did we mention having the sailor read the SIs?


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