December Foc’s'le Newsletter

Attached is the December issue of HSC’s Fo’c's’le Newsletter.

Included in this issue:
–2014 Award Winners – lots of on-the-water photos!
–Holiday Parade Pictures!
–Special Announcements, and more!



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October Foc’s'le Newsletter

Here is the October edition of the Fo’c's’le Newsletter.

The season is winding down, and we will soon be holding our annual “Haul-Out” and clean-up day at Hunterdon Sailing Club.

It is also time to sign-up for the HSC Annual Dinner, to be held on November 8th!

Check out this month’s Fo’c's’le for more details, dinner sign-up information, fleet reports, and more!

October 2014 Fo’c's’le

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Join Hunterdon Sailing Club for Bart’s Bash – going for a World Record!

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.

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September Foc’s'le Newsletter

Fall is here, and plenty of sailing is happening at HSC!

Read this month’s Fo’c’s’le for Fleet Reports, upcoming events (Millard Fillmore, SANJL, Bluenose, etc.) , and of course lots of pictures!

September 2014 Fo’c's’le

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Warm Winds for Labor Day Sunfish Regatta

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.

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Come Sail the HSC Fun Day – Sat. August 23 (new date)

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

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August Foc’s'le Newsletter

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

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July Foc’s'le Newsletter

Summer is here, and July is full of opportunities to get out on the water!  Junior Race Team starts soon – see how to register!

Find out about all of the July sailing events in this month’s edition of the Fo’c’s’le Newsletter.

July 2014 Fo’c's’le



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4th of July Little Brown Jug Picnic, Preceeded by Some Interesting Sailing

Calling all HSC’ers…

The Sailing Part of the Day
On Friday, July 4th we will be sailing the LBJ (not named for the past president) for the honor of having the largest perpetual trophy in the club gracing your home. All fleets race together with a staggered start based on Portsmouth ratings. The race committee will announce the starting sequence and timing at the skippers meeting. First boat to reach the finish line wins regardless of when she started.

The skipper’s meeting will be at 11:00 am, with the first start at about noon. The course will try to provide a tour of the lake and will last approximately 100 minutes. The race has one prize for first place and a best in fleet award for those fleets represented by 3 or more boats.

The Race Committee Needs
A race covering the whole lake needs several people helping to keep track of time, place marks, taking pictures, chatting and maintaining safety on the water. If you are planning to come to the picnic, are not planning to race and would like to get a close look at what’s going on out on the race course, while learning more about sailing, please contact Rich Baumann at to offer assistance. At least 2 or 3 people with NJ Safe Boating certificates will be needed.

The Picnic Part of the Day
All members are encouraged to come out for the picnic even if you didn’t sail the race. We need help though! Burgers, condiments, and drinks are provided by the club, but everyone should bring a side or dessert. If your last name starts with A-M please bring a side dish; N-Z please bring a dessert. However, if you really want to bring something else please feel free as this is just a suggestion. If you plan to be there for the picnic, please drop a note to Commodore Ted Janulis at: so that burgers and dogs will not run short.

July 4th ADVICE
Some advice for coming to the park: Do not try to beat the crowd. July 4th is the busiest day of the year at Spruce Run, and there will be a line forming early in the morning, with the park closing the beach area as soon as the parking lots are full. If you arrive at 10:00 or later and tell the park staff that you are going to the boating area for a sailing club regatta and picnic, you should have no problem.  Bring your boat storage tag, if you have one. Make clear that you are an HSC member. Be patient with the park staff. They will be having a busy day.

Rich Baumann, Vice Commodore

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June Foc’s'le Newsletter

The 2014 season is underway, and June is packed full of opportunities to get out on the water! Find out about all of the June sailing events in this month’s super-sized edition of the Fo’c’s’le Newsletter.

Highlights include:–Memorial Day & Colander Cup Results–Commodore’s Cup Regatta–Spruce “Run-Around” Cruise–50th Anniversary T-shirt Contest Finalists–A special “Racing Rules of Sailing” overview – the most important rules to know, explained clearly and simply!–The Build-a-Boat Regatta returns!–Fleet Reports, Pictures, and another special “Blast from the Past”!



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