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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
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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 

  ♦    ♦        November speaker - Edith Collins - she will talk about sailing rules     Featured Speaker
Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  November 24th Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following.
 ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦   Annoucements     ♦    ♦    ♦  
Lanier Cup -  Barefoot took third place out of five clubs in the Lanier Cup beating out UYC and Southern for our position.  David Pope, Chris Webster, Linda Webster and Tedd Meinersmann represented the club well in the event. Club members serving as crew included: Tom Graham, Cameron Pach and David Wright.  
2014 Lake Lanier Parade of lights - Saturday, December 6 - Info
Poker Run/Chili Cook off -  Will be held on January 1st, 2015.
Awards Dinner - Will be held on January 11th, 2015 at Altobeli's.  More information to come soon.
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 - 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 -  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 November 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, Nov 24th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
Membership Open Meeting
Sat, Dec 6th, @11:00am - 04:00PM
Saturday Cruise
Sat, Dec 6th, @5:30pm - 08:00PM
Parade of Lights
Mon, Dec 8th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting


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Commodore's Corner

Don't forget that at the November 24th meeting we choose our leadership for the next year.  If you can't make it please email your ballot  to the Yoeman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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Sailing Rules Quiz

Boat S (starboard tack) touches the finishing mark on her leeward side, bears away, gybes, re-crosses the finish line on port tack, then tacks to starboard tack.  Ashore, S reads in the race resultrs that the race committee has scored her "Did not finish".  She request redress under rule 62.1 (a), Redress, and in the hearing claims that she sailed the course, took her penalty and finished correctly.  You are on the protest committee, how would you decide this?
Answer to be given at the November 24th membership meeting.


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