Flying Scot Picnic Sunday July 10

This Sunday July 10 the Flying Scot Fleet will host a picnic before races between 12-1 pm. The menu features grilled Fajitas with meat and trimmings provided. It is recommended to arrive by noon to participate in the picnic, racing, or the new supervised practice session. Weather forecast is 86 degrees, Northwest wind of 12, partly cloudy. In a word- perfect! Come out and enjoy the summer.

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HSC Picnic and Little Brown Jug Regatta

Join us Monday July 4th for the Little Brown Jug Regatta followed by a picnic hosted by the Force 5 fleet.  All boat types will race together in a staggered start determined by the Portsmouth rating system in one race encompassing the whole lake. The first boat to reach the finish line wins. Prizes will be given for first place and a best in fleet to fleets having 3 or more boats. Skipper’s meeting is at 11 am. Everyone is welcome to join the picnic afterwards (starting around 2 pm) even if they did not race. Grilled chicken, hamburgers, and hotdogs are on the menu, plus potluck (If your last name starts with A-M bring a side, N-Z a desert). The weather forecast looks nice so come out, race, and/or socialize. It’s an excellent way to spend the 4th of July. **Note** The line to enter the park is usually longer early morning so it’s advised to come around 10 am. or later. If the beach parking has filled up and the toll attendant is turning people away, notify them you are going to the sailing club.

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Commodore’s Cup 2016

Join us this Saturday June 4th for the 48th annual Commodore’s Cup. Established in 1969 to find the outstanding skipper in the HSC, the commodore’s cup uses a Portsmouth Handicap rating system to determine the winner of different boat types. Slow design, fast design- any design. Any boat type is eligible to participate! Bring your favorite and test your skills. Refreshments at 10:15 am, skipper’s meeting at 11 am, start before noon.

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June 2016 Fo’c's’le

Below is the latest edition of the newletter. Enclosed you will find articles from the Commodore’s corner, Anchoring, the new VHF Radios, Sunfish news and training updates, the partnership between HSC and Spruce Run State Park, including advice on getting into the park on busy holiday weekends like July 4th. Also included is an updated calendar of events and info about the Little Brown Jug Regatta. Please note the Commodore’s cup is listed incorrectly as June 11th in the Commodore’s Corner article. The date on the calendar is correct- June 4th, THIS saturday.

June 2016 Fo’c's’le

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Sunfish Memorial Day Regatta

Monday, May 30th will be the Sunfish Memorial Day Regatta! Attend the skipper’s meeting at 10 a.m for full details. Five races are planned with one throw-out. The awards will be the first three places, 1st Challenger, and 1st Junior. Entrance fee is $10 to cover continental breakfast and awards. Fleet assignments do not need to follow the Twilight assignment and you can declare your fleet the day of the regatta.

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Force 5 Spring Spectacular

Sunday May 29th is the Force 5 Spring Spectacular! Commencing with a skipper’s meeting at 10 a.m, 5 or 6 races are planned with a break for lunch. If 6 races are sailed, we’ll have one throw out for best of 5. The start will be the 3 minutes single fleet starting sequence. Coffee, water, and bagels will be available in the am. Please bring $5 to cover costs. RSVP to

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2016 Opening Racing week is here!

Wednesday, April 27 is opening day for the Sunfish Twilight series. Sailors arrive around 5 pm to set up their boats and first race is at 6. After racing we meet at the Tuscany Grill at the corner of Route 31 and Van Syckles Rd. for pizza. Come out and join the fun! The water is still chilly (below 50 degrees) so a wetsuit (or drysuit) is recommended.

Sunday May 1 is opening race day for all fleets. Sailors arrive around noon to be out on the water for the first race at 1:30. There are sometimes crewing opportunities on the larger boats, or for race committee.  Those interested should arrive early while everyone is rigging.

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April 2016 Fo’s'c’le

Below is the latest edition of the newsletter Fo’c's’le. Included is information to help everyone get ready for the 2016 spring season and news from the last of winter.

April 2016 Fo’c's’le

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Winter Fo’c'sle 2016

Here is the newsletter for January, including the awards from 2015 and new officers for the coming year.

For information on the club and 2016 sailing lessons for youth and adults (boats provided), watch this website and come to one of our information meetings:
Sunday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, April 3 at 1:30 pm at Riley & Jakes Restaurant on Route 31, in Clinton, NJ.

January 2016 Fo’c's’le

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Fall Fo’c's’le Sailing Newsletter

We had a busy fall! Here is the Fall / late October issue of The Fo’c’s’le.

- The Bluenose Regatta – Club Championship
- The Rookie Regatta
- Millard Fillmore Regatta
- HSC Sailor Wins National Championship (Mallory Trophy)
- Ladies Day Regatta & Picnic
- Bart’s Bash
- HSC Sailing Classified Ads (2 Sunfish, 2 Force 5, 1 Hunter and other items for sale/wanted)
- Annual Meeting & Dinner — November 14th
- Out with the old SWW, in with the new SWW
- Flying Scot fleet report


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