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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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Barefoot Sailing Club
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Who is Barefoot?  We were founded in 1971 for people who enjoy the sport of sailing.
Why join Barefoot? 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.
Do I need a boat?  Many of our Barefoot members do not own a boat.  We have cruising events the first Saturday of the month.  Many skippers welcome new crew.
* * * * Around Alone Race rescheduled for May 4, 2014 * * * *

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                        Barefoot's Favored End                                                 Sailing on Lake Lanier

 2014 BFSC Active Memberships:

As of April 7th.,  64 paid up members

If you haven't renewed your membership for 2014, please do so now to be able to enjoy a full year of active sailing participation .  Remember, all membership renewals are due JANUARY 1st. Don't put it off any longer, sit down right now and renew your membership.  Your support is what keeps sailing alive on Lake Lanier.  Do your part.

Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦   ♦   ♦    ♦    ♦   

Please welcome our newest members to the Barefoot Sailing Club:

Chris and Linda Webster, Nancy Spraker, Rick and Karen Keeler, Bill Overend, Shelly Vaughan and Patrick Farley ! 

       ♦  No particular place to go    ♦           Cruising 

This past Saturday Cruise -  The April 5th Cruise was a great success - There were about 10 people and 3 boats that went out.  It was a great day for sailing.  Don't miss the next one!

 First Saturday Cruise:  May 3rd.

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.

BFSC’s monthly cruise is open to all club members to enjoy a day of sailing, camaraderie, food and fun with fellow sailors. Our cruises are complementary to any first time sailor who wants to experience hands on sailing with one of the best sailing communities on Lake Lanier. The only requirement is to let us know you are coming so we can reserve a place on a boat. We cannot guarantee you will be able to sail without a reservation. Contact our Cruising Captain, Lee Cook, at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  to reserve your space for our next monthly cruise.
Wednesday Night cruise:  Barefoot Sailing Club is going to have a cruise this coming Wednesday, April 23rd.  Contact the Cruising Captain Lee Cook for 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, May 4, 2014. 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.  Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes for each race in the series.  Dorton Cup #2 is on Sat. April 26th, 2014.  Dorton Cup race results - Dorton
Women Skipper's Race - May 18th.  Come out and show who is the best woman skipper on Lake Lanier.

 Lake Lanier PHRF Certficates - make sure that your certificate is up-to-date - LLPHRF

 AISC Wednesday night races - Wednesday night races start Wednesday April 16th - Latest results - AISC Results 

  ♦  ♦  ♦  Learning new stuff    ♦  ♦         Education 

 Racing Rule #12 - On The Same Tack, Not Overlapped - When boats are on the same tack and not overlapped, a boat clear astern shall keep clear of a boat clear ahead.

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

Racing - How much is enough room to leave between you and another boat - Scuttlebutt

Spring Commissioning - It is that time of year to prepare your boat for the sailing season.  Here is a link to a Spring Commissioning checklist.  Checklist


Social              ♦   Gathering with friends  ♦    ♦ 

 Social Dancing - Beg/Adv lesson, Social Dancing with DJ - Friday night - 7pm - Club 201, Wills Rd, $10

Ballroom Dancing - Beg/Adv Lesson - Saturday night - 7pm - Perimeter Church - $10, snacks

Social Dancing - Beg/Adv Lesson - Live Music - swing, rock, country & western - Saturday night - 7pm - Club 201 , Wills Rd, $10

West Coast Swing - Beg/Adv lesson - Sunday night - Club 201, Wills Rd, $10

  ♦    ♦        Bryan Lynn from NOAA   Featured Speaker
Bryan is a certified meteorologist and a sailor.  He is a former U.S. Coast Guard licensed Master Captain.  He will speak on the weather and safety on the water.

Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  April  28th 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.


Sailing News         ♦        ♦    ♦    ♦         

Seventh Bi-annual Fall SRCYC Boat Stuff Flea Market - Saturday, May 3rd from Noon - Till.  For more information click SRCYC.

America's Cup - Oracle Team USA wrap up training in Austrailia - America's Cup
Scuttlebutt news link - Scuttlebutt
Sailing News TV  - the number one sailing and yachting channel - sailingnews
US Sail and Power Squadron's April meeting - 4/17/2014, 7:00pm at MiMi's Cafe in Dunwoody.  Topic will be - When a tow becomes a salvage and groundings.  For more information - Power Squadron

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Current Events

Wed, Apr 23rd, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
Wednesday Night Race
Sat, Apr 26th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
Dorton #2 race
Mon, Apr 28th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
Membership Open Meeting
Wed, Apr 30th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
Wednesday Night Race
Sat, May 3rd, @10:00am - 04:00PM
Saturday cruise

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