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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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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  October 26th 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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***Barefoot Open Regatta*** - October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2015 INFO, NOR, Register
Dorton #7 - Sunday, October 11th. 
First Saturday Cruise - No cruise in October
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/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.  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

Sun, Oct 11th, @11:00am - 05:00PM
Dorton #7
Mon, Oct 12th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting
Sat, Oct 24th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
Holloween Regatta
Sun, Oct 25th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
Holloween Regatta
Mon, Oct 26th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Open Member Meeting


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Commodore's Corner

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2015 Barefoot Open Regatta
We will be holding the 41st Barefoot Open Regatta on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2015  It is the last big regatta of the year on Lake Lanier.  There are always several fleets including spinnaker, non-spinnaker and cruising to name a few.  There is a live band and dinner on Saturday night, following the day of racing.  The awards ceremony is held on Sunday afternoon after the races are completed.
There will be raffles and a silent auction.  
The grand prize is a free cruise for two on Carnival.  
Tickets are $1.00 each
This is for a 3 night, 4 day cruise

Sailing Rules Quiz

August quiz answer on Education page.
September Quiz:
S and P, two close-hauled dinghies, and approaching each other on a a collision course in medium breeze.  P fails to keep clear and S bears away to pass astern of P.  As she passes astern of P, S accidentally hits the starboard corner of P's transom, putting a small crack in S's bow and a 12-inch scratch along her starboard bow.  She is safely able to continue in the race.  P immediately does a "720" and protests S.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?
September Quiz answer given at the September 28th membership meeting.


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