Looking forward to Sailing
It is February and the start of our 51st year of sailing on Spruce Run Reservoir. Before we know it, the weather will be warming up and our thoughts will turn to sailing. The Club has great plans in place for 2015!
Our first Information Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 22, at Riley and Jake’s Restaurant (formerly the Sunset Inn) at 1831 New Jersey 31, Clinton, NJ. The meeting starts at 12:30 for socializing (you can order lunch) and 1:30 for the agenda. This meeting will focus on upcoming events on the 2015 HSC sailing calendar, sailing training opportunities for youth and adults, and fleet reports. A representative of Spruce Run State Park will provide an update on Park procedures and events.
Our second Information Meeting will be on Sunday March 22, also at Riley and Jake’s. This meeting will also start at 12:30 with socializing, lunch and we’ll kick off the agenda at 1:30.
Online Membership: We continue with our on-line membership and training sign-up. We will shortly set up 2015 membership and learn-to-sail training registration links on this website.
Additional information about the season will be in the February edition of the Foc’s’le Newsletter which will be released shortly. We look forward to seeing you soon, either at the membership meetings or out on the water in the upcoming sailing season.
Calculations from the supercomputer are in…. The Force 5 Fleet is named the Outstanding Fleet of the Year!
This award goes to the fleet that has demonstrated HSC spirit thorough a combination of growth in participation, number of qualifiers, away regattas and Foc’s'le articles.
Congratulations! And we’re looking forward to 2015!
Hunterdon Sailing Club will participate in the Bart’s Bash on Sunday, September 21st.
This is a worldwide sailing regatta that will ‘follow the sun’ on a global scale and is proposed to be the largest sailing regatta ever – a potential Guinness World Record! The regatta is in honor of Andrew (Bart) Simpson, an accomplished sailor who died last year during a capsize of an America’s Cup AC72. Bart was a dedicated sailing mentor and the foundation in his name is trying to raise awareness of sailing and to generate funds to support youth sailing programs. The event will be monitored by the Guinness World Records organization to validate compliance and participation.
Come out and join us! The Hunterdon Sailing Club will incorporate the Bart’s Bash within our Sunday racing on September 21st.
On Monday, September 1, Hunterdon Sailing Club will be hosting a Club Regatta in Sunfish.
The skippers’ meeting will be held at 10:00 AM, with the first start as soon as possible thereafter.
The Regatta consists of 5 races, weather permitting, with one throw-out if all 5 races are completed. Awards will be to the top skippers in both the Championship and Challenger fleets, you can choose your fleet designation on the day of the regatta for this event.
A continental breakfast will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Ladies and Gentlemen!
Come one come all…all fleets invited…
11:30 am skippers meeting
12 noon course start
2 -3 short triangle races
Picnic at 3pm -4 pm or when we get in.
Club provides burgers, hotdogs and condiments.
Please bring a dish to share! A-L savoury M-Z sweet or beverages
Awards 3:30 pm
Fun awards 1,2,3,4th places overall based on all races finished.
Sponsored by the Ladies Fleet
Any comments,questions please email the Fleet Captain, Pia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached is the August issue of the Fo’c’s’le newsletter!
This month’s issue is jam-packed with upcoming events, regatta results, pictures, and more.
Of special note are two upcoming events:
- On August 9th all new sailors are invited to participate in the Rookie Regatta; and
- On August 23rd HSC will hold a “Build-a-Boat” Regatta – teams are forming now!
Details about these events and more inside!
August 2014 Fo’c's’le