FOBH http://www.fobhnj.org Friends of Belmar Harbor Sat, 28 May 2016 16:37:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer Programs http://www.fobhnj.org/summer-programs/ http://www.fobhnj.org/summer-programs/#respond Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:32:27 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1238 Summer Programs Now Open for Registration

Junior Sailing

Discovery Camp

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FOBH attends US Sailing Leadership Forum http://www.fobhnj.org/fobh%e2%80%88attends-us-sailing-leadership-forum/ http://www.fobhnj.org/fobh%e2%80%88attends-us-sailing-leadership-forum/#respond Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:53:49 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1245
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The Coast Star 03.10.16

BELMAR — Friends of the Belmar Harbor board [FOBH] members Kristin Meyler and Jim Walsh — a member of the board of directors for US Sailing — attended the 2016 US Sailing Leadership Forum on Feb. 3 through 6 in San Diego, Calif.

Over 600 participants and more than 100 presenters from across the country came together under the leadership of US Sailing. Founded in the late 19th century, US Sailing is the recognized leader in training and certification, in support for the racing sailor and in facilitating access to sailing.

“The relationship between FOBH and US Sailing is an important one,” said Walsh. “We are able to bring back to FOBH great new ideas, interesting points of view and exciting programs to help improve and enhance our community sailing experience,” he said.
Meyler added, “Presentations such as ‘Building Community Partnerships,’ ‘How to Create a Safe Sailing Program,’ ‘Membership Growth,’ ‘Adaptive Sailing,’ ‘Developing a High School Sailing Program’ and others provide our Shark River Bay programs with new energy and direction gathered from national experts in sailing.”

“One highlight of the event was reconnecting with Gary Jobson, a 2003 inductee into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame and a 2004 inductee into the Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame,” said Mr. Walsh. “Gary is an enthusiastic supporter of FOBH, as well as being a renowned lecturer, writer and reporter for NBC sports.”

Walsh and Meyler shared the story of the harrowing efforts of two American sailors and their action-packed voyage in the Volvo Ocean Race around the world.

Meyler called it, “An amazing presentation about what these men underwent as they raced their boat, ‘Team Alvimedica,’ with seven other crew members around the world in nine months.”

“We have truly benefited by the briefing Jim and Kristin presented to the FOBH board. It will help us to sustain the momentum toward improving our community sailing program, to continue to attract great board members and volunteers. We see lots of positive things on the horizon for the Shark River Bay and FOBH,” said board President Roy Childers.

FOBH celebrates its 15th year offering a community sailing program. Its mission statement reads, “FOBH is a volunteer-driven nonprofit educational organization, which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay and those who live, work and play on, in and around it, by providing to all — but especially to youth and families of limited means –abilities or opportunities, adventures in competitive and recreational sailing, kayaking, ecosystem tours, shoreline cleanups and related activities that are accessible, affordable and fun.”

FOBH relies upon charitable contributions to sustain its programming, and welcomes financial and other types of support. The mailing address is FOBH, PO Box 454, Belmar, NJ 07719.  Telephone 732-403-4154. Online at www.fobhnj.org

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New Website Coming http://www.fobhnj.org/new-website-coming/ http://www.fobhnj.org/new-website-coming/#respond Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:14:46 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=4 Please be patient as we are  migrating to a new website this week.

The site will feature many upgrades.

Please stay tuned.

 

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Volunteers needed http://www.fobhnj.org/volunteers-needed/ http://www.fobhnj.org/volunteers-needed/#respond Mon, 07 Mar 2016 16:23:24 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=9 If you would like to help or be on a committee,
please fill out our form.

Fleet Maintenance
Buildings & Grounds
Sailing Instruction
Site Supervision
Programs
Special Events
Community Relations
Communications
Institutional Advancement
Administration

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September Fundraiser Social http://www.fobhnj.org/september-fundraiser-social/ Wed, 09 Sep 2015 20:46:26 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1131

2015 Networking / Fundraiser Social

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Bar “A”
703 16th Ave, Lake Como
7 PM-10 PM
Included Barbecue Buffet
And one drink ticket.
Donation $20.00

Register Online

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Advanced/Beginner 420 http://www.fobhnj.org/advancedbeginner-420/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:30:05 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1088
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Advanced/Beginner 420 (Ages 12 ‐ 15)
Weekly Sessions: Monday ‐ Friday | 9am ‐ 3pm
This course is for older and larger sailors who are new to sailing, or younger sailors with some
experience but who are new to the 420. Course includes basics of rigging a 420, basic boat handling, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety.
The goals of this class are to:
‐ be able to rig and de‐rig a 420
‐ know how to capsize and recover
‐ know the points of sail
‐ be able to safely sail your boat with 2 people
‐ be able to steer and trim the sail properly
‐ be able to leave the dock and return
‐ treat the person you are sailing with respect
‐ be able to trim the jib properly
‐ be able to tack and gybe safely
‐ know basic rules and safety
‐ know how to tie knots

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Adventure Sailing http://www.fobhnj.org/adventure-sailing/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:29:05 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1086
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Adventure Sailing (Ages 11 ‐ 14)
Weekly Session: Monday ‐ Friday | 9am ‐ 3pm
This program is designed for the sailors who love sailing and want to be on the water but aren’t
necessarily interested in racing. Adventure Sailing includes sailing several different types of boats including; 420s, JY 15s, O’Pen Bics, along with using our stand‐up paddleboards and kayaks, and much more. The goals of this class are to:
‐ have fun
‐ get comfortable being in and around the water in a variety of boats
‐ know the points of sail ‐ be able to steer and trim sails properly
‐ be able to leave the dock and return
‐ be able to capsize and recover ‐ know the basic rules and safety
‐ know how to tie knots (page 51)
‐ learn the local geography and waterways

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Intermediate Optimist http://www.fobhnj.org/intermediate-optimist/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:27:56 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1084
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Intermediate Optimist (Ages 9 ‐12)
Weekly Session: Monday ‐ Friday | 9am ‐ 3pm
This course is designed for sailors who have completed Beginner Optimist. This course is for those sailors that want to continue their skill progression. Instruction is done in an Optimist, with 1 sailor/ boat. By completion, sailors will be able to sail on all points of sail in most windspeeds, know all parts of the boat, and basic knots.
You will be expected to know and perform all goals learned in Beginner Optimist class.
In addition, the goals of this class are:
‐ to get comfortable sailing an Optimist solo
‐ be able to rig and de‐rig and Optimist solo
‐ know all the parts of the boats
‐ know and be able to sail on all points of sail
‐ be able to steer and trim the sail properly
‐ be able to leave the dock and return
‐ be able to capsize and recover
‐ have an understanding of the basic rules of: safety, fair sailing and right of way
‐ know how to tie knots
‐ be able to sail around a course

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Beginner Optimist http://www.fobhnj.org/beginner-optimist/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:25:34 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=1082
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Beginner Optimist (Ages 8 ‐11)
One Week Sessions: Monday ‐ Friday | 9am ‐ 3pm
This course will teach the basics of rigging a boat, basic boat handling, sailing fundamentals, seamanship (knots, weather, etc.), sportsmanship, and water safety. Instruction is done in Optimists with two sailors/boat.
The goals of this class are to:
‐ be able to rig and de‐rig an Optimist
‐ know the points of sail
‐ be able to label all the parts of the boat
‐ be comfortable steering the boat and trimming the sail
‐ be able to leave the dock and return
‐ be able to tack and gybe safely
‐ be able to capsize and recover
‐ know starboard vs. port and windward vs. leeward
‐ know how to tie knots (figure‐8, square, bowline)

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Shark River Discovery Camp 2015 http://www.fobhnj.org/shark-river-discovery-camp-2014/ Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:18:39 +0000 http://www.fobhnj.org/?p=953
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Shark River Discovery Camp

The SRDC combines recreational sailing and kayaking excursions with environmental education and more.

SRDC Registration

Camp Hours: 1 week sessions from 9 am to 3 pm, Monday – Friday.
Minimum age requirement for Discovery Camp is 7 years.

Some of the many possible activities include:

Kayaking, Eco-Arts and Crafts, Menger Cat Sailing, River Tours, Beach Clean-Up, Wildlife Watch, Swimming, Student Presentations.

Come visit our new FOBH Store.

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