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Long time, no sail, huh?!
This winter season has been a crazy one and I know everyone is anxious to get back out on the water. Spring Clean-Up days are around the corner; these are a great chance to work off your Volunteer Bonds and reconnect with summer friends.
There have been a lot of changes afoot at FOBH while you were all hibernating. We have an improved Summer Camp format, more Discovery Camps, and maybe even some new boats(!). Read all about our changes to Junior Sailing and Discovery Camp.
Check out our dates for summer programs and get ready for summer! Its just around the corner!
We are expecting to offer Junior Sailing Camps for the following dates:
July 30- August 3
We are expecting to offer Discovery Camp for the following dates:
July 30- August 3
We are expecting to offer Adult Group Lessons for the following dates:
6/9-10, 12pm-4pm and 6/16-17, 1pm-5pm
7/21-22, 8am-12pm and 7/28-29, 1pm-5pm
8/11-12, 1pm-5pm and 8/18-19, 8am-12pm
See the Lonely Boy Out on the Weekend? He’s got nobody to sail with for Friday Night Racing! Please join us tonight for another night of fun Friday night races. It’ll be low tide, but that’s ok; we’ll race in the channel! Nothing can keep the FOBH faithful from a windy evening. Meet at 5:30 to start rigging JY’s, first race at 6, done by 8. Hurry, there aren’t many Fridays left before summer is over!
And thats just the start of another weekend at the sailing center. The forecast is for a little weather, but that only helps thin the crowds. We’ll be light on 420′s because of an away Junior Regatta, but there will be plenty of other boats to brush up your skills on. If the winds really kick up, Bics can be tons of fun!
Our hours for this weekend are:
Saturday 8/6- 12pm-4pm
Sunday 8/7- 1pm-5pm
See you there!
Notice of Regatta
Friends of the Belmar Harbor
Friendship Cup 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Shark River, Belmar
|Registration:||Due August 16|
|Cost:||$40 payable to FOBH includes snack, T-shirt & awards|
|Late registration fee:||$10 (no guarantee of T-shirt)|
|Check in:||11:00 AM|
|Skippers meeting:||12:15 PM|
|First Race:||12:30 PM|
The wind was beautiful, out of the south, consistently 5-10 knots, and a little shifty. It ended up being just right for the crowd that came down. And speaking of crowds, did we have one! We had a total of 9 people come out, 5 boats on the line, in both JY15s and 420s. There were some staff, some campers, some old friends of FOBH, and, of course, yours truly.
We set the course with a motorboat before we went out, but, in true Community Sailing style, we had to adjust the buoys and finally clean them up with just out sailboats. No committee boats, no chase boats enforcing the rules, no protests. And we did it. Well. I called the starts from my sailboat while I hung back off the line. And nobody saw us finish but each other. It was close at times, and we were OK with calling a tie a tie. It didn’t need to be any more than all us engaged in friendly competition.
But if we are going to call it “racing,” then there should be a winner, right? We did four races and had four different winners. Kevin Nuccio took one, Roy Childers another, Tim Cain got one, and I got one. The fleet was really close all evening, despite the fact that we were using 2 different classes of boats.
Other highlights included our seasoned racer/board member Roy Childers falling overboard on the dock before the race, because he forgot to put down the centerboard, another board member Dave Burns trying out his yoga positions (downward facing dog, I think) as hiking maneuvers in the JY, and Kevin Nuccio, a long time camper at FOBH, winning the first race, then calling out to my boat during the second race “How do I go faster?”
This past Friday evening at FOBH showed the true community spirit that FOBH is striving for: friends working together, shared appreciation of a passion and a place, and just a little competition to keep things interesting. I had a great time and I really hope you can join us next week.
Friday Night Racing is free for members, and only $10 for non-members. Come down at 5:30 to rig a boat and we can start racing at 6pm. We’ll be off the water and out of there by 8.
See you there!
Friday Night Racing
Come on out for what will hopefully be another great night of friendly racing at FOBH. In case you missed it last week, check out this post. If I hadn’t been there, reading that would certainly make me want to go.
The wind has been thumping all week, so it should hold out for us tonight. The tide may not be in our favor, but we’ll make do. Be there at 5:30 to start rigging and we can get racing by 6pm. After a few races, we can be out by 8pm so Robbie can go home on time.
Weekend Member Sailing
With all this heat, what better way to cool off than down at the Sailing Center. Who knows? Maybe somebody will accidentally push you overboard. Maybe you just won’t be able to keep the boat upright. Maybe you won’t realize that our kayaks need a good wash until you’re in the middle of the river.
Our hours this weekend will be as follows:
Saturday 7/23- 12pm -4pm
Sunday 7/24- 1pm-5pm
There will be an adult group sailing lesson going on, but we’ll have plenty of boats for all. Show up early to claim yours.
In other news, the annual FOBH Friend-raiser BBQ is Thursday 7/28. We’ll have great bar-b-que food, sailboat rides, and lots of friends. You’ll probably even get to see me, live and in person. No, I don’t live inside of your computer.
See you at the Sailing Center,
Friday Night Racing
Its happening! Tonight! For Real! Be there or be square!
In case you didn’t know, FOBH is hosting a Friday night racing series in any/all or our fleet boats. It is free for members and a measly $10 for non-members. Bring a friend. Bring an enemy. Bring a dog (well maybe not a dog). Rigging at 5:30, race at 6, done and out of FOBH by 8pm. Who knows where from there…
This weekends tides are a little funny. Here are the hours for this weekend:
Saturday 7/16- 8am to 12pm
Sunday 7/17- 8am to 12pm
Look out for the Adult Sailing Session thats going on this weekend. Adriana and I will be using the Menger Cats with an excited group of new sailors the whole time, so brush up on your JY or 420 skills. Try out a Bic, they can be a blast for adults in good wind. Remember: we’ve got lots of kayaks, too, plus a new (new for us anyway) stand up paddle board/ windsurfer to use. The windsurfer parts are non-operational at this point, but its great for paddle-boarding.
See you there tonight and tomorrow (I can’t get enough of this great weather!),
There are many session still available for summer 2011
Go to Junior Sailing Page
Junior Registration 2011 and waiver (printable form)
The following sessions will be available:
Session 1: June 20 – July 1 PM
Session 2: June 27 – July 8 AM
Session 3: July 4 – July 15 PM
Session 4: July 11 – July 22 AM
Session 5: July 18 – July 29 PM
Session 6: July 25 – August 5 AM
Session 7: August 8 – August 19 AM
Session 8: August 22 – September 2 AM
Session 9: August 22 – September 2 PM