July Fo’c's’le Newsletter

July 2015 HSC Fo’c's’le

Here is the “It-is-still-technically-July” edition of the HSC Fo’c’s’le Newsletter. Special thanks to Kristin for her editing help this month!

Inside this edition:
–Force 5 North American Championship results and recap!
–Scoring Overview
–HSC Abroad, Member Spotlight, Fleet Reports, Month in Pictures, and more!

 

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Hunterdon Sailing Club hosts Force 5 North American Championship!

On July 9-11, 2015, the Force 5 North American Championship will be hosted by the Hunterdon Sailing Club on Spruce Run Reservoir in NJ.  We are looking forward to welcoming you to some great sailing!  We anticipate arrivals early in the week and we will host a practice session on Spruce Run Reservoir on Wednesday afternoon, July 8th.  We are looking forward to a lively event.

Our sponsors have been generous this year.  Kevin Weeks has provided several items which we will raffle for the benefit of the FFCA, including a brand new Force 5 North Sail, a beautifully finished mahogany rudder and tiller, and a spar bag.  Tony at Great Lakes Marine Outfitters has assembled a number of promotional items from popular sponsors such as Ronstan, Sperry, Interlux, West System, and Nautos.  Tony will also be hosting a Tech Workshop for the latest and greatest gear for the Force 5.  And, Annapolis Performance Sailing has provided a number of gift certificates for their gear.  We truly appreciate and thank these sponsors for their ongoing support of the Force 5 Fleet.

HSC Fleet #36 looks forward to your participation in the 2015 North American Championship.

For the Notice of Race and other logistics, please see this website’s page “Force 5 North American Championship”.

 

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What to bring to your sailing class!

Sailing lessons begin soon at Hunterdon Sailing Club!  Here’s what to bring with you for a fun experience.

Hunterdon Sailing Club – Learn to Sail Programs

You MUST be pre-registered and confirmed for these classes to participate.

Adults – 2015

  • Learn to Sail A – June 18, 19 and 20, 2015:  June 18 and 19: 6:30PM – dark.  June 20: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
  • Learn to Sail B – July 16, 17 and 18, 2015: July 16 and 17:  6:30PM  – dark.   July 18: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Youth – 2015

  • Learn to Sail 1 – June 25, 26 and 27, 2015.  9 AM to 4 PM each day (Instructors arrive around 8:45 AM)
  • Learn to Sail 2 – June 29, 30 and July 1, 2015.  9 AM to 4 PM each day (Instructors arrive around 8:45 AM)

For youth learn-to-sail, Parental Note: Please ensure all forms have been completed and provided to the membership coordinator prior to attending the first class. Any medications your child needs should also be brought and the instructors made aware that the child has these.  Students will need to conduct themselves with the same constraints as expected at school. Students will need to pay attention, try their best and have FUN.

Please bring the following to the Learn to Sail Class.

 

1)     Life Jacket (Mandatory)

2)     A shirt to wear under the life jacket.

3)     Sun Block

4)     Lunch and snacks for the student on full day classes

5)     A Hat (with leash so it doesn’t fall in water)

6)     Water Shoes (closed toe to avoid sharp objects in sand)

7)     Sun Glasses (with leash/safety strap to keep glasses on your head)

8)     Lots of stuff to drink, especially for full day classes

No food is provided to students.

The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the wonderful sport of sailing.  Many people start out in this way and embrace this activity for the rest of their life for recreation or competition.

This course is designed to teach the basics of sailing.  Students will be REQUIRED to wear a life jacket while on the water (no exceptions).  Each day they may be given a short homework assignment

There is a fee payable upon entrance to the park each day. Call the park or check the website for details (Tel 908 638 8572, or website at    www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/spruce.html).If you plan on being at the lake regularly you can purchase a park pass in the ‘toll booth’ office. Otherwise the fee is to be paid each day – parents for youth learn-to-sail, please hold onto your morning receipt so you can reenter the park without additional cost later in the day.

 

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Sailing Scavenger Hunt & Picnic – Saturday, June 13

Join us next SATURDAY, June 13th!
• Fun for novice sailors.
• Fun for kids.
• Fun for long-time sailors.
• All you really need is a lifejacket.
• Bring your boat if you have one.
• Bring something for the picnic
• Safety Boat Drivers and Helpers Needed
• Ideas for new SRR sailing challenges welcomed

HSC’s Sailing Scavenger Hunt & Picnic Extravaganza!
AKA: The Spruce Run Runaround.

What: Open fleet sponsored fun event for all club members and types of sailboats
When: Saturday June 13th 11:30 check-in, 12:00 Start!
Who: Open to all HSC members with or without boats – no sailor left behind! Bigger boats (Scots, Day Sailers, Hunters, Hobie Cats, etc) encouraged. Sunfish and Force 5 get bonus for extra crew.
●  Set-up and check-in 10:30-11:30.  Make sure your boat is beached or anchored along the club beach, and ready to sail by 11:45!
●  11:50 Rules and sailing challenges will be read out
●  12:00 Le Mans Start (based on historic French car race where drivers ran to their parked cars.)
●  14:00 Finish
●  14:00-16:00 Picnic & Award Ceremony 2-4PM

Food Logistics: HSC will provide soda, water, burgers and dogs.
You provide the sides, dessert, or whatever moves you

RSVP to Gordon at      communications@sailhsc.org

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June Foc’s'le Newsletter

The June issue of the HSC Fo’c’s’le newsletter is here!

The sailing season is in full swing, and there are lots of special events in June.

Find out all about the Commodore’s Cup, Wren Regatta, and Force 5 events (including Nationals news) inside!

Plus, we continue the Member Spotlight feature with a trip to China, and have some great photographs from friends of HSC!

June 2015 HSC Fo’c's’le

 

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Fo’c's’le Special Memorial Day Edition

Attached is a special holiday weekend edition of the Fo’c’s’le newsletter. The summer holidays are always busy times at HSC, and we hope you will join us on the water for some sailing on what is predicted to be a beautiful weekend!

Also, we have two opportunities next weekend (May 30th) to improve your sailing skills at either “Learn-to-Race” or “Learn-to-Crew” – details inside!

Fo’c'sle Memorial Day 2015 Special Edition

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2015 Calendar & Race Committee Assignments now posted!

Handbooks will be arriving soon!   And the HSC calendar is now posted on the “2015 Events Calendar” page of this website, to make sure that everyone knows all the exciting events that have been scheduled.

  • Please be sure to mark your personal and family calendars for days that you have been scheduled for Race Committe duty.  If you need to change your RC date, please contact Bill at racecommittee@sailhsc.org

 

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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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