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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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
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”!
On Monday May 26, HSC will be hosting a Regatta in Sunfish.
This event is open to skippers from other lakes and clubs, so join us!
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. A continental breakfast will be provided, but please bring your own lunch.
Entry fee is $10. Prizes are awarded to top finishers in both the Championship and Challenger fleets, you can choose your fleet designation on the day of the regatta for this event.
Here are the latest Twilight Series race committee and fleet assignments. If you have any questions or changes, please contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWILIGHT Race Committee/Sunfish Regatta Race Committee
|Date||Day||Series||Day||RC Chair||RC Crew|
|30-Apr||Wed||Twilight 1||1||Gordon Sell||Angelo Lovisa|
|7-May||Wed||Twilight 1||2||Ted Janulis||Cali Janulis|
|10-May||Sat||SANJL||Ted Janulis||Dave Strome|
|14-May||Wed||Twilight 1||3||Bill Seiple||Karen Kuhot,
|21-May||Wed||Twilight 1||4||Susan Mallows||Scott Ward|
|26-May||Mon||Memorial Day Regatta|
|28-May||Wed||Twilight 1||5||Mike Wheeler||Candice Teuber,
|4-Jun||Wed||Twilight 1||6||Bill Foster||Werner Heck|
|11-Jun||Wed||Twilight 1||7||Mark Kaplan||Dave Strome|
|18-Jun||Wed||Twilight 1||8||Dave Davies||Rainer Dehe|
|25-Jun||Wed||Twilight 2||1||Don Esch||Chris Lovisa|
|2-Jul||Wed||Twilight 2||2||Doug Brown||Steve Manson,
|9-Jul||Wed||Twilight 2||3||Nicky Einthoven||Dayle Vander Sande &
|16-Jul||Wed||Twilight 2||4||Jay Halsted||Wendy Basner|
|23-Jul||Wed||Twilight 2||5||Ellen Greenhorn||Tammy Duffy,
|26-Jul||Sat||Sam Nelson & Walter Finne Regattas||Alexander Khutoresky|
|30-Jul||Wed||Twilight 2||6||Dave Petersen||Katie Kiernan,
|02-Aug||Sat||SANJL Jr Regatta||Robert Reyes|
|6-Aug||Wed||Twilight 2||7||Rich Baumann||Mike Schott,
|13-Aug||Wed||Twilight 2||8||Robert Reyes||Nick Reyes|
|20-Aug||Wed||Twilight makeup/I Can’t Believe it’s Over Regatta||x||David Stockwell||Ken Lareau|
|1-Sept||Mon||Labor Day Regatta|
Twilight Series Fleet Assignments
Junior sailors can sign up for the Junior Race Team at the link below. The Junior Race Team meets Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 pm on July 9, 16, 30, Aug. 6, 13, 20 [NOT July 23]. Racing drills and advanced instruction will be covered. The goal will be to prepare participants for a higher level of racing in HSC races and also away regattas, such as SANJL events. Students must have enough experience to sail upwind. The fee is $50 for the planned six week program.
Junior Race Team participants must also have completed the following forms completed prior to acceptance in the class: A Medical & Transportation Waiver and Universal Health Care Form. See the Join Us page for links to the forms.
New for 2014, Hunterdon Sail Club is offering a one-day class intended to teach participants the basics of sailboat club racing. The class will consist of lectures on racing protocol and coached on the water practice sessions in the club Sunfish sailboats. Those participants that wish to bring their own Sunfish are welcome to do so.
[[Newsflash! Learn to Race 1 is full! There are still spaces available in LTR2.]]
Who should take this course – recent participants in the Adult LTS programs and anyone that would like a primer in sailboat club racing. Anyone who is capable of rigging and sailing a Sunfish sailboat at all points of sail, particularly upwind.
Class size will be limited to 15 boats total 12 club boats + 3 with their own boats, Sunfish only
Session 1 - Saturday May 31st
Session 2 – Saturday July 19th
Both sessions run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Fee – $25
LTR 1: Class is full.
You are encouraged to contact our volunteer Membership Coordinator, Mike, atsailHSC@hotmail.com with any questions. Please include your phone number if you need a return call.
We hope you will join us at 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 19th (rain date Saturday, April 26th) as we need all hands on deck to get the club ready to go for the 2014 season!
We will be launching our Race Committee boat, See Which Won, as well as taking care of the usual cleaning/organization of the safety boats and shed, making sure all of the Club’s equipment is ready to go for Opening Day!