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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 

  ♦    ♦        April Speaker - James Kingery - Mosaic Corp.    Featured Speaker

James Kingery began sailing later in life than many. “At age 40, I was asked to crew on a racing boat during the AISC Wednesday Night Series.”  This single event changed the trajectory of my life in many ways. Sailing and racing at first was a hobby and release. Over the years, it has become a primary vacation vehicle, a way to see the world and a fantastic way to spend times with friends and family.

Married now for 30 years, father of two “independent” sons and owner of a technology company, Manning and I are planning the next phase of our lives. Sailing will factor in and may one day, for some period, become a lifestyle. The theme of our talk will be “Anyone can Charter” and is meant to hit the highlights and motivate those “thinking about it”, to get up and get going.

Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  April 27th -  Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · Dinner from 6:00, meeting starts at 7:00. Social following.
Spring commissioning - We will talk about preparing your boat for the upcoming sailing season.  There will be a raffle and door prizes.  Don't miss it.
 ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦   Annoucements     ♦    ♦    ♦  
First Saturday Cruise - Saturday, April 4th INFO
Around Alone - Saturday, April 11th - 8am Skipper's meeting - Aqualand parking lot - Race - 10am. NOR
Sunset #1 - Saturday, April 18th - Race starts at 7pm, information coming soon.
Dorton #2 - Sunday, April 25th - NOR
Introduction to Sailing - To be held the third week of April, 2015 INFO
2015 Blue Water Cruise - Will be on May 1st through 8th, 2015 and will be in Pamlico Sound, NC.  INFO.
Welcome       ♦  ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    ♦    
Please welcome new members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Thomas Horner  and returning members:  Tedd Meinersmann,  Kathy Houston, Norm Barnes, Donald Verity and Richard Miles ! 
       ♦  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

Fri, Mar 27th, @6:00pm - 05:00PM
Dogwood Regatta
Sat, Mar 28th, @6:00pm - 05:00PM
Dogwood Regatta
Sun, Mar 29th, @6:00pm - 05:00PM
Dogwood Regatta
Sat, Apr 4th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Sat, Apr 11th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
Around Alone Race


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Commodore's Corner

Race Committee training was a great success.  There were around 12 in attendance.  Edith Collins did a great job explaining how race committee works.  If you missed it, you missed a great training oportunity.  Many thanks to UYC for hosting the event.
Thank you

Sailing Rules Quiz

February and March quiz answers on Education page.
April Quiz:
New quiz coming soon.
April Quiz answer given at the April 27th membership meeting.


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