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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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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
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Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  August 25th   PLEASE NOTE NEW  LOCATION
Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ ·
Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following.
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Women Skipper's Race - rescheduled for Sunday, September 21st, plan now to attend.
Around Alone Race - rescheduled for Sunday, October 12th, plan now to attend.
Lobster Boil - August 9th - for more information, click Lobster
Barefoot Open Regatta - October 3rd through 5th.  Registration is $65.00 - Food and beverages $20.00.  There will be awards, live music, dinner Saturday night, breakfast, awards,a photo contest, silent auction, raffles.  Don't miss the fun.
2014 BFSC Active Memberships:  As of July 14,  84 paid up members.
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Please welcome our newest members to the Barefoot Sailing Club:
Rachel Fiore, Donna and Gary Knight, Mike and Debra Martin, Dr. David Murray and Dr. Meg Murray, and Carol Zerbarini ! 
       ♦  No particular place to go    ♦           Cruising 
First Saturday Cruise -  The next cruise date will be Saturday, August 2nd.
Contact your Cruising Captain Lee Cook to register at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  Check the weather forecasts and be sure to dress in layers.  More info 
Wednesday Night cruise:  This cruise event is mainly for club members, and is Skippers’ choice for crew – invitation only.  Barefoot Sailing Club is going to have a cruise sometime in July. Stay tuned for date.  Skippers please contact the Cruising Captain Lee Cook for minor coordination & more information at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Racing             ♦    Two or more boats on the water      
Around Alone Race - Rescheduled for Sunday, October 12th.   Skippers meeting is at 8am in front of the Aqualand Ships' store parking lot.  First Warning at 9:55am.  The cost is $25.00.  There will be a dirt-up afterwards at the Aqualand pavilion. Come out and test your skills as a single handler skipper.  Here is link to NOR.
Dorton Cup Series - This year's Dorton Cup is a 10 race series. Dorton Cup #7 is on Sat. Aug 16th, 2014.  Captain's meeting at 4pm in front of the Aqualand ship's store.  Dorton Cup race results - Dorton
Women Skipper's Race (Joan Holcomb Memorial) - Rescheduled for Sunday, September 21st .  Come out and show who is the best woman skipper on Lake Lanier - NOR.
  ♦  ♦  ♦  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 #15 - Acquiring Right of Way - When a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boat room to keep clear, unless she acquires right of way because of the other boat's actions 

Not sure of this rule, come to the membership meeting in July 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;
    • Poker Run - on New Year's Day- a fun race collecting playing cards and a Chili Cook Off afterwards
    • 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

Wed, Jul 30th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
Wednesday Night Race
Sat, Aug 2nd, @10:00am - 04:00PM
Saturday cruise
Wed, Aug 6th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
Wednesday Night Race
Sat, Aug 9th, @3:00pm - 06:00PM
Seafood Boil
Sat, Aug 9th, @6:00pm - 12:00AM
Moonlight #2 race

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