April Foc’s'le Newsletter – Sailing Season Begins!

The 2015 sailing season at HSC is here! It all starts this weekend with the annual spring work day, and Opening Day (and Night) are just a few weeks away!

Check out this month’s Fo’c’s’le newsletter for all the details about our upcoming season, fleet reports, a sneak peak at the “new” See Which Won, and a very special membership announcement!

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All hands: Sailing Club Workday – Sat. April 18

Here is a friendly reminder that Saturday 4/18 is the Hunterdon Sailing Club workday at Spruce Run State Park, boat launch area. We plan to start at 10 am and hopefully finish by 3 pm.   Among the tasks are to launch the See Which Won II pontoon boat; prepare the old See Which for disposal; sort and check the sunfish equipment; brace the sunfish racks and clean and straighten the shed. During the day we’ll make a dump run or two to get rid of any junk.

Special request:  Bring a portable generator if you have one!

Please bring:  Work gloves;  hand tools – general wood-working; wrenches, plyers, etc and boat repair;  brooms, small power tools (saw; drill; etc).  Bring lunch & drinks, too.

Everyone can help – no training needed! Teams will be set up to –
1) float the SWWT and store the SWW
2) brace the racks
3) check out and repair the sunfish (a great way to learn about the boat)
4) clean and straighten the shed

See you at the lake!

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Sunfish Fleets in New Jersey Announce SANJL regional competition for 2015

SANJL, the Sailing Association of North Jersey Lakes, announces Sunfish regattas for 2015 hosted by member sailing clubs.  Join us for a great tour of New Jersey’s lakes and some fine competition for adults and youth!

  • Hunterdon Sailing Club (Spruce Run State Park) – Saturday, May 9
  • Highland Lakes – Saturday, May 16
  • Swartswood SANJL – Saturday, September 19
  • Green Pond – Saturday, October 3

There are also two youth-only regattas, with dates to be announced.

For more information, see www.sanjl.org

 

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Thinking of sailing? Join us for an information meeting on Sunday, March 22

You are welcome to join us for an Information Meeting on Sunday, March 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.

Come and talk with members about learn-to-sail classes for youth and adults, racing and cruising on Spruce Run Reservoir and other nearby lakes.

Online Membership and training registration is now available on this website, on the “Join Us” page.

We look forward to seeing you soon, either at the membership meetings or out on the water in the upcoming sailing season.

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See you Sunday, Feb. 22 for our first information & members’ meeting!

Members and Visitors are welcome, on Sunday, Feb. 22

The Club has great plans in place for 2015!  Lots of snow means lots of water for sailing!

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.

If you can’t come in February, join us in March!   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 and training registration is now LIVE on this website.  Just go to the “Join Us” page.

See you soon!

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Information meetings – Join us for 2015 Season at Hunterdon Sailing Club

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.

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Force 5 Fleet named Fleet of the Year

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!
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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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