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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 

  ♦    ♦        Keith Ivey - "My Sailing Experiences"  Featured Speaker

Keith has had a varied professional life. He’s been a minister, a radio DJ, a university administrator, a theatrical producer, a video & film producer, a university band announcer and a cruise ship crew member. Today spends his professional time representing LegalShield to small business owners. In addition he speaks to business groups about “What You Don’t Know About Identity Theft Could Destroy Your Business.” He also facilitates networking skill workshops for people who want to improve their networking skills. 

He has a BA from the University of Georgia and a Masters Degree in Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. While he has lived in Louisville, Southern California and, for two years, on cruise ships, he now lives in Kennesaw.

Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  July 27th 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     ♦    ♦    ♦  
Dorton #5 - Saturday, July 25th - skipper's meeting 4pm, race starts at 6pm
Foredeck Training - August 8th - 10am - 6pm - Classroom session at Lake Lanier Sailing Club in the clubhouse.
2015 Blue Water Cruise - Postponed - Date TBD
Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    
Please welcome new members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Carol Smith  and returning members:  Peter Maurer, Anthony Cabot, Robin Terrell Evelyn Rosier and Chris Webster ! 
       ♦  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

Sat, Aug 1st, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Sat, Aug 1st, @6:00pm - 11:00PM
Moonlight Scramble/Firefly #1
Wed, Aug 5th, @7:00pm - 09:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Races - second
Sat, Aug 8th, @4:00pm - 09:00PM
Dorton #6
Mon, Aug 10th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting


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Commodore's Corner

Foredeck Training.  Saturday, August 8th  at Lake Lanier Sailing Club in the clubhouse - 10am sharp.  
On the water session from 1pm until 4pm.  
De-brief, social - 4:30pm  
$5.00 per person to cover social hour food an beverages.  
This class will be limited to FIVE Students, first come first served.  
Contact Dave Wright at:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Don't miss it!
Thank you

Sailing Rules Quiz

May and June quiz answers on Education page.
(There was no July Quiz)
August Quiz:
Boats X and Y are sailing dead-downwind halfway down a run.  Boat X, whose boom is out over her port side, is clear astern of Boat Y, whose boom is out over her starboard side.  X is blanketing Y's wind and is catching up quickly.  Neither boat has changed their course int 10 lengths preceeding the incident.  X finally catches up and her bow makes contact with Y's transon.  There is no damage.  Both protest each other.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?
August Quiz answer given at the August 24th membership meeting.


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Wind Chill: 77F
Humidity: 73%
Speed: 6 mph
Direct.: 20
Barom.: 29.98 in
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