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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 

  ♦    ♦        Robert Estrada - TowBoatUS    Featured Speaker

Robert has a captains license as well as all his captains. He has been towing boats on lake Lanier for over 20 years. His towing company is one of the most decorated towing companies in the Boat US fleet. There are over 300 ports in the fleet. He is on the boat us advisory counsel. He represents all the tow company's in fresh water. He is also a member of C-PORT, a conference of all the tow company's in the US. He is the president of the eastern inland marine assistance association and serves on the C- PORT board and also on their executive board

When he’s not on the water, Mike runs a digital marketing boutique, “Rocket Science Digital” in Atlanta.

Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  May 18th -  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.
 ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦   Annoucements     ♦    ♦    ♦  
Women Skippers Race - Sunday, May 17th - Spinnaker class winner - Linda Baker, Cruising class winner - Karen Christy
Dorton #3 - Saturday, May 30th - NOR
First Saturday Cruise/Brunch Cruise - Saturday, June 6th
2015 Blue Water Cruise - Postponed - Date TBD
Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    
Please welcome new members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Nate Chancey, Paul Varnell, Carlee Terrell, Colleen Weaver, Jim Gaddis, Paris Boyd  and returning members:  Jeff Elam, David Wright, Shelton Sawyer and Lucy Lucht  ! 
       ♦  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 make our members better sailors by offering the following:
 p10200811  • Introduction to Sailing - Offered each spring
   • Racing committee training - How to do the flags for a fleet start and setting up a race course
   • Monthly Sailing Education - At each month's meeting we have a mini education lesson
   • Various seminars - Miscellaneous training seminars held hroughout the year 
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 - Where we celebrate our members accomlishments for the year.
 We also do some non-sailing social events.  For more information - MORE      


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Current Events

Mon, May 25th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Open Member Meeting
Wed, May 27th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Races
Sat, May 30th, @4:00pm - 09:00PM
Dorton #3
Wed, Jun 3rd, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Races
Sat, Jun 6th, @9:00am - 05:00PM
Brunch Cruise/Blessing of Fleet


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Commodore's Corner

May Membership meeting.  Due to Memorial Day falling on our regular meeting date, we are changing the May meeting to Monday, May 18th.
Thank you

Sailing Rules Quiz

March and April quiz answers on Education page.
May Quiz:
Boat S (on starboard tack) is close-hauled and Boat P (on port tack) is broad reaching on a course taking her clear of S.  When they are approximately two lengths apart, a gust strikes S and she rounds up out of control and collides with P.  The protest committee finds in favor of S, concluding that in the gusting conditions P should have kept far enough away to enable her to change course to avoid the collision caused by S's rounding up.  P appeals this decision.  You are on the appeals committee; how would you decide this?
April Quiz answer given at the May 18th membership meeting.


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