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Upcoming Club Events

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.



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June 2018

6/1/2018On-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.
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6/14/2018Meet 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.
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6/22/2018June Trip - Preboard
Pre-board for the June trip.
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6/23/2018June 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.
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July 2018

7/8/2018July 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.
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7/14/2018Day 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 ( 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 you there!
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August 2018

8/5/2018Lake 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.
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September 2018

9/9/2018Windjammer 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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This list of events is generated automatically from our online calendar. For a complete view of The Sailing Club events, go to our online calendar. If you don't see what you are looking for or you would like to suggest or recommend an activity, contact our Membership Secretary.