In addition to the upcoming trips described on the
Trip Schedule page, the Club also has the following events scheduled.
Today is 7/19/2018.
For more information
|6/1/2018||On-Water Training (OWT)|
This two-day training experience is your opportunity to get back on the water and practice your boat handling and sailing skills. On the Water Training (OWT) gives new sailors experience steering the boat and performing each role during anchoring, reefing, rescuing, and sailing. Experienced sailors have the opportunity to take command through practice maneuvers and brush up on less-used skills.
Henry the Whisker Pole This year's OWT will include exercises in line handling and steering while leaving and approaching docks, slips, and moorings. We'll practice rafting and separating as well as anchoring techniques. We'll review effective communication -- both on board and over VHF -- and practice sailing skills including sail trim, tacking, and jibing.
|6/14/2018||Meet and Greet 7:00 pm|
Ahoy Sailing Club!
We're planning our first informal social event of 2018 at The Prospect Tavern in Madison, NJ.
Join us for this Meet and Greet for libations
and maybe even dinner, while enjoying the company of friends and others whom we have yet to meet.
(Drinks and food are, of course, at your own expense)
Open to all - members and non-members. Follow the 'More Information' link for map and directions.
|6/22/2018||June Trip - Preboard|
Pre-board for the June trip.
|6/23/2018||June Trip - Up a Lazy River|
We've chartered two comfortable sloops for a lazy weekend exploration of the Magothy River. Our itinerary includes a traditional Sailing Club raft-up appetizer party and game night. We'll also spend a night at the Magothy Marina, which offers plenty of amenities for a relaxing get-away. Relatively short distances will allow for plenty of sailing or, if the wind is not in our favor, more time at anchor for swimming and socializing.
|7/8/2018||July Day Sail - CONFIRMED DATE|
It has been such an enjoyable outing the last two years, so let's do it again. Summers are always fun here in New Jersey and our own Barnegat Bay is a sailor's delight. Our plan is to reserve two boats for Sunday, July 8 with Barnegat Bay Sailing School (BBSS) located at Cedar Creek Marina, 100 Harbor Inn Rd., Bayville, NJ.
We will do the morning sail, arriving by 9:30 AM latest for the 10 AM dock departure with captains Mike and Audrey. A family-friendly sail of 2.5 hours out in Barnegat Bay with an experienced local captain is a great way to get an introduction to what sailing is all about.
|7/14/2018||Day at the Lake|
Once again, Doug Otte and Nancy Mathiesen have graciously invited
all Sailing Club members to a relaxing day on the lake. This is
one of the Sailing Club's few social occasions where you can sit
in a warm, dry, stationary chair and not spill your drink. All
while enjoying a festive barbecue, catching up with old friends
and making new ones. This year, the Board will supply the
hamburgers, hot dogs, water, soda, condiments and dessert. Please
bring your favorite dish that will serve 10-12 people according
to your last name: A - M please bring an appetizer N - Z please
bring a dessert There are limited facilities for heating or
cooling food, so please plan accordingly. In addition,, you
may want to bring the following: Your favorite beer, wine or
liquor Lawn chair (and umbrella) Broad-brimmed hat for
shade Bathing suit and towel Suntan lotion and bug
spray Photos of recent sailing trips You'll have access to
Doug's kayaks and are free to bring your favorite flotation
devices. Doug has a beautifully landscaped back yard and an
equally attractive dock. There won't be an abundance of shade, so
bring items that will give you adequate protection from the
sun. To protect both the Club and our host from liability,
you must be a member and complete the Release Form. The Board, in
an effort to protect the homeowner and the Club, has opted for
this action in the absence of Club insurance. Please print out
and complete the form, bring it with you, and give it to Doug
upon your arrival. Car-pooling is suggested, since parking is
limited. You can leave your gear near Doug's driveway, before
parking. Your GPS may get confused as you get near. Be sure that
you use Hopatcong and NOT Lake Hopatcong. As with all Club
activities, volunteers are always needed. We need a cook, set
up/break down crews, and a few strong backs to carry heavy/bulky
items. Please RSVP to Rudy Vallejo
(SocialEvents@TheSailingClub.org) to let him know (a) your
intention to come, and if you'll be inviting guests, (b) that
you're willing to volunteer (and any preference you have), (c)
what you intend to bring. Rudy can also be reached at
201-358-1185. Thanks very much. We look forward to seeing
|8/5/2018||Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands|
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is at the extreme western end of Lake Superior. It is known for its historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, old-growth remnant forests, and natural animal habitats. More lighthouses shine over this section of Lake Superior than in any other National Park. The crystal clear deep water between the islands, generally more than 100 feet, separates the islands from each other by approximately two miles. We plan to sail to seven or more of these beauties of nature over a week's time.
|9/9/2018||Windjammer Cruise Aboard the Grace Bailey|
Sail the Maine coast aboard a former tall-masted cargo schooner and relive the great days of sail, and spend carefree days among the islands of Maine. A special treat for our September 9 departure is a "sail-in" to Brooklin, the site of the Wooden Boat School. There will be a gathering of classic wood vessels, and tours and shore festivities.
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