Preparations for the 2014 sailing season at HSC are well underway! Check out the February editions of the Foc’s'le newsletter for updates from the Commodore, Fleet News, 2014 Event Dates, and information about the upcoming membership meetings (February 23 and March 23!)
Celebrating 50 Years on Spruce Run Reservoir
It is February and the start of our 50th 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 2014!
Our first Member Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 23rd, 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 2014 HSC sailing calendar, sail training and fleet reports. A representative of Spruce Run State Park will provide an update on Park procedures and events. This presentation will be just in time for the State Park’s Summer Boat Storage sign-up on March 1st.
Our second Members Meeting will be on Sunday March 23rd, also at Riley and Jake’s. Both meetings will start at 12:30 with socializing, lunch and we’ll kick off the agenda at 1:30.
Online Membership: Last year we introduced on-line membership and training sign-up and it was a huge success. We will shortly set up 2014 membership and 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.
It is time to sign up for the 2013 Annual Dinner! This year’s dinner will be hosted by the Jet 14 Fleet at Grand Colonial Farmhouse Restaurant in Hampton, NJ on Saturday, Nov. 16. Details in this special newsletter:
November 2013 Special Edition
Attached is the October issue of the Fo’c’s’le newsletter. Read all about …..
· There is still time to sail!
· Annual Dinner
· Millard Fillmore Regatta and Bluenose Regatta results
· Haulout Day
· Fall Boat Buying Guide
· What all sailors can learn from the AC72 in the America’s Cup
· Fleet reports, pictures, and more!
Every year the Sunfish fleet hosts a regatta on Labor Day, and the tradition continues this year!
Registration will start at 10:00 with the skippers meeting at 11:00. We will target 5 races, weather permitting. There will be one throw out if 5 races are completed. The fleet will also be split into Championship and Challenger fleets, and you can designate which fleet you want to be in at sign-up. There will be no entry fee. Please bring your own lunch.
Club members may use club boats when the safety boat is on the water.
The Rookie Regatta was not held on August 3 due to rain. So come out on Saturday, August 17 for the 2013 Rookie Regatta, the sailing race for HSC’s newest sailors.
The Rookie Regatta is a chance to get more sailing practice – and see some friends from your sailing class! The regatta is open to all new skippers, including those from the Learn-to-Sail program and we will race in Sunfish.
The event will start with the skippers’ meeting at 11:00 am where we will spend some time covering the basics of racing – how to start, sail around and finish a race without having to say you’re sorry <grin>. Racing will start about 12:30 and we’ll hold 3 to 4 races.
Bring your pfd, lunch, water bottle and sense of fun. Look forward to seeing you there!
This is a fun, group-sailing event, not a race.
Saturday, July 20th at 11 AM
Lunch on the water — bring your own food & beverages.
Bring your own life jacket.
Bring supper soakers and water blasters if it’s hot.