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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 

   ♦    ♦        John Martin   featured-speaker

John Martin began tying knots as a Tenderfoot Boy Scout and has been learning, studying, teaching knot-tying ever since.  They bought their first sailboat boat in the Spring of 1971 and have owned many boats since then.  Their current boat is a Cape Dory 31 that that sailed from Virginia to Charlestown, SC, then trucked to Lake Lanier.  John is currently a member of SSC, LLSC, CDSOA, IGKT.

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Monthly Membership Meeting:   Monday  June 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.
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Free Concert - Sunday June 26th, Downtown Duluth - Banks and Shane - please RSVP to Joyce at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
First Saturday Cruise  - Saturday, July 2nd - Sign Me Up
Moonlight Scramble - Saturday, July 16th 
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Please welcome new members to the Barefoot Sailing Club: Lon Cornell and returning members:  Shelley Vaughan ! 
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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 - Cruising
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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 fall, 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 42nd Annual Barefoot Open is an event not to be missed!
For more infomation on our BFSC races - Racing  
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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 - Education
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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 - Social


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Current Events

Mon, Jun 27th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Open Member Meeting
Sat, Jul 2nd, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Mon, Jul 11th, @6:00pm - 09:00PM
BFSC Board Meeting
Wed, Jul 13th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Race series 2
Sat, Jul 16th, @8:00pm - 11:00PM
Moonlight Scramble/Firefly - BFSC.SSC


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Commodore's Corner

Happy Father's Day
Fathers are the wind in the sails of their children

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Sailing Rules Quiz

April quiz answer on Education page.
May Quiz:

Between the preparatory and the starting signals, two overlapped boats are reaching along the starting line.  Boat L (leeward) slowly luffs and boat W (windward) keeps clear.  Boat W then hails "Mast abeam" and luffs more slowly away from boat L. L continues to luff until she is head to wind when contact occurs.  Both boats protest.  You are on the protest committee; how would you decide this?

May Quiz answer given at the May 23rd membership meeting.


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