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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Sailing Awards Dinner to be held November 14

HSC 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner – November 14th — Join The Celebration!!!!

The 2015 Annual Dinner is upon us! This year’s dinner will be hosted by the Force 5 Fleet at the Mountain View Chalet on Saturday, November 14th.

The agenda for the evening will include sailing awards, special recognition, and lots of fun events. One official item on the agenda will be the ‘call to order’ of the HSC Annual Meeting for the election of our 2015 Officer Team.

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Join “Bart’s Bash” on Sept. 20 with Hunterdon Sailing Club

The Hunterdon Sailing Club is registered as an official site for the 2015 Bart’s Bash Regatta on Sunday, Sept. 20. We will conduct the Bash as the first race or our normal Sunday afternoon regatta on the 20th. The regatta is open to any and all types of sailboats. Last year we had a wide variety of boats, including two sailing canoes. This year the HSC Executive Team has put in an early order for at least 5 more knots of wind – just to make it more fun and interesting for all. Think good thoughts..!!

The link below will take you to the Bart’s Bash site for sign up. Donations are entirely up to you. More details of the event will be announced over the next few weeks – but please Hold the Date and we’ll see you on the 20th.

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July Fo’c's’le Newsletter

July 2015 HSC Fo’c's’le(2)

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 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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