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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 

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Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  November 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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First Saturday Cruise - Saturday, November 7th - Due to weather, this has been postponed to next Saturday, November 14th
Gill Annual Warehouse Sale - Saturday November 21st - 1025 Parkway Industrial Park Drive, Buford, GA 30518
Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    
Please welcome new members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Cailen Wells, Monte Steen  and returning members:  Karen Cristy,  David Pope,  and Patrick Farley ! 
       ♦  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 - Bless the fleet
  • Brunch Cruise - Raft up and brunch on the water
  • 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 - One day regatta.  Part of skipper of the year
  • Spring Race series - Six races in the spring, 1pm start, several races will be run
  • Fall Race series - Six races in the spring, 1pm start, several races will be run
  • 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.
In 2016 we plan to have Novice racing, Spinnaker and Barge training. For more infomation on our education offerings - MORE
Social            ♦  ♦   Gathering with friends      ♦ 
Barefoot Sailing Club has many social events throughout the year.  We also have monthly meetings with speakers.  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
   • Membership Meetings - Held the 4th Monday of each month
   • 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

Sat, Nov 28th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
No More Leftovers race - LLSC
Sat, Dec 5th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Sun, Dec 6th, @1:00pm - 05:00PM
LARC Fall #5 - LLSC Hosts
Mon, Dec 14th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting


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Commodore's Corner

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We are nearing the end of the year.  That means we need to elect new officers for the 2016 calander year.  If you are interested or if you want to nominate someone for an office, please send these to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
We will vote on the new officers at the November 23rd membership meeting.

Sailing Rules Quiz

August quiz answer on Education page.
November Quiz:
Boats A and B are approaching a leeward mark close-reaching on port tack.  A's spinnaker has been flying out of control from the top of its mast for the entire leg.  A and B both tack around the mark.  Afgter completing their tacks, B is still clear astern of A.  B then bears away and runs into A;s spinnaker which is still streaming aft from the top of her mast.  Both protest.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?
November Quiz answer given at the November 23rd membership meeting.


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