Hunterdon Sailing Club was founded in 1964 and is a not-for-profit group dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing, through sailboat racing, sailboat cruising and sailing lessons. The club sponsors learn-to-sail programs for youth and adults, including beginner sailing lessons for ages 11 & up, with boats provided. The club also organizes sailing races, cruises and special regattas for the enjoyment of both novice and veteran sailors.
Sailing races are held twice weekly from May through October, at Spruce Run State Park. Sailboat cruising events are also held throughout the season. Members include individuals and families, adults and youth that have been looking for a chance to learn to sail, as well as experienced sailors of all ages.
The club offers sailing instruction, sailboats for loan to club members, and opportunities for frequent sailing, both racing and cruising. Also, there are special events that range from competitive, such as regional competitions for specific sailboat classes, to just plain fun, including cruising, hot dog roasts & picnics. Here is a wonderful opportunity to spend more time sailing close to home and less time driving to the shore!
The club hosts fleets for various classes of sailboats: Force 5, Flying Scot, Jet-14 and Sunfish. The Junior fleet, for sailors under 18 years of age, is also very active, with a junior racing team, competitive racing with the entire club, holding its own events, and traveling to events with other clubs.