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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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

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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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