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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.  We offer a wide variety of activities to people that enjoy sailing.  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 contacts with other sailors in the community.  For more information - MORE 

  ♦    ♦        October speaker - AJ Smith of     Featured Speaker
Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  October 27th Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following.
AJ will speak on Preparing for a Blue Water Cruise.  AJ has 30+ years of sailing experience.  US Sailing Insructor all Keelboat levels.  Global Sailor.  Over 150,000+nm offshore.
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Barefoot Open Regatta (40th) - big success
What a great weekend for sailing!  There were 25 boats in 4 classes.  The cruisers got off 4 races and the racing boats had 7 races. Octoberfest food was served on Saturday night and the live band was great.  If you missed it, you missed a great time.  Here are links to pictures by Laurie Goossens - Sat Pictures  - Sun Pictures.
Around Alone Race -  The race was held on Sunday,October 12th.  It was shortened do to bad weather.  Congradulations to David Pope, this years winner.  Here is link to complete results.
Dorton Cup Series - This year's Dorton Cup is a 10 race series. Dorton Cup #8 (make up) is on Sat. Oct. 18th, 2014.  Captain's meeting at 11am in front of the Aqualand ship's store.  Dorton Cup race results - Dorton
2014 BFSC Active Memberships:  As of October 9,  88 paid up members.
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.  We offer the following annual racing events:
  bfo 2014 img 3368-ti• Dorton Cup - Ten race series with PHRF being adjusted for each race.
  • Women Skipper's Race (Joan Holcomb Memorial) to promote women skippers
  • Moonlight Scramble -  The Moonlight Scramble is a two evening race series held in the summer
  • Around Alone Racepremier solo race to the dam and back
  • Barefoot Open Regatta - The 40th 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
Racing Rule #16 - When a right-of-way boat changes course, she shall give the other boat room to keep clear 

Not sure of this rule, come to the membership meeting in September to find out more about this rule. 

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, Oct 27th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
Membership Open Meeting
Sat, Nov 1st, @11:00am - 05:00PM
Saturday Cruise
Mon, Nov 10th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting


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BFO Photo Contest Rules

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Must be uploaded to site by 10/15/14

Please only upload 2 pictures per person

Pictures become property of BFSC and can be used as they see fit

Pictures should be from the 2014 Barefoot Open Regatta

Winner will be chosen at the October membership meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014

$25.00 first place prize

Upload pictures on the "Barefoot Open Regatta" menu on left-hand side

Sailing Rules Quiz

A more experienced helmsman of a port-tack boat hails "Starboard" to a beginner who, although on the starboard tack, not being sure of himself, tacks to port-tack to avoid a collision.  A third boat in the race protests the situation.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide?
Answer to be given at the October 27th membership meeting.


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