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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  August 22nd Dave & Buster's  4000 Venture Dr #15, Duluth, GA ‎(770) 497-1152 ‎ · daveandbusters.com 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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42nd Annual Barefoot Open Regatta - Friday, September 30th - Sunday, October 2nd - More information coming soon.
BFSC Fall #2 - Saturday, August 27th - 1pm
First Saturday Cruise  - Saturday, September 3rd - Sign Me Up
Steak-Out - This has been postponed to September 10th.  More information to come.
 
 
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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

Sat, Aug 27th, @1:00pm - 05:00PM
Fall #2 - BFSC
Wed, Aug 31st, @8:00am - 05:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Race series 2
Sat, Sep 3rd, @11:00am - 05:00PM
First Saturday Cruise
Wed, Sep 7th, @8:00am - 05:00PM
AISC Wednesday Night Race series 2
Fri, Sep 9th, @8:00pm - 05:00PM
SSC Open Regatta

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Commodore's Corner

Olympic Sailing Schedule

Monday, August 8th - 3pm - MSNBC - Shooting, Judo, Sailing

Tuesday, August 9th -  3pm - MSNBC - Table Tennis, Handball, Sailing

Wednesday, August 10th - 5pm - MSNBC - Rugby, Beach Volleyball, Archery, Sailing

Thursday, August 11th - 3:45 - MSNBC - Equestrian, Sailing

Saturday, August 13th, - 4pm - MSNBC - Fencing, Sailing

Sunday, August 14th - 3:30pm - MSNBC - Table Tennis, Sailing

Monday, August 15th - 3pm - MSNBC - Water Polo, Badminton, Sailing

Tuesday, August 16th - 2pm - MSNBC - Water Polo, Sailing

Wednesday, August 17yh - 3:30pm - MSNBC - Handball, Sailing

Thursday, August 18th - 2pm - MSNBC - Sailing, Handball

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Sailing Rules Quiz

May quiz answer on Education page.
August Quiz:

Two 25-foot boats, L and W, are approaching the right-hand end of the starting line, a 30-foot powerboart, to start an upwind leg.  Both boats are beam reaching, with L on a course to pass one length to leeward of the race committee boat.  Twenty seconds before the starting signal and when 2 lengths from the race committee boat, L hails "No room" to W.  Boath boats hold their courses until W is overlapped to leeward of the race committee boat.  At that point L luffs and W makes contact nearly simultaneously with boath L and the committee boat.  There is damage but not serious damage.  Both boats protest eah other.  You are on the protest committee; how qwould you decide this?

Answer to be given at the August 22nd Membership meeting.

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