First Saturday Cruises
Cruising Captain: Norman Plotkin
It’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure of having a First Saturday Cruising event that matches up BFSC members with boats (skippers) with those members without. Barefoot Sailing Club is very happy to announce that the First Saturday Cruise resumed April 3rd. This is great news for all of us long needing to get back to our fun times on the lake.
Set sail with our Cruising Captain Norman Plotkin and his skippers. All members are invited to participate in our First Saturday Cruises. This is a wonderful opportunity for members to bring a guest and learn about our sailing, racing, Barefoot social events, and crew opportunities.
Where: All skippers and guests meet at Sunrise Cove Marina at the Pavilion. Ahead of time, be sure to RSVP via Sign-up Genius once notified by email. The cruising captain determines what the cruise plan is and then assigns "crew" to each boat.
When: First Saturday of every month at 11:00am. Please RSVP via Signup on home page calendar or club email notifications.
July 3, 2021
August 7, 2021
September 4, 2021
October (skipped in lieu of Barefoot Open Regatta)
November 6, 2021
December 4, 2021
*Please note that the dates are subject to change. They may change due to weather, local COVID conditions, regattas, or social events of Barefoot Sailing. To stay current, cruise event notifications will be sent in an email blast, posted on the Barefoot website and/or posted on Facebook with event RSVP's.
If you have any questions about our cruises or how to participate, please email nlplotkin(at)gmail.com or call 678-871-7937.
April 3, 2021
Barefoot Sailing Club started to cruise again after a year off to stop the spread of COVID. All participants had been vaccinated and enjoyed the early cool but sunny April weather. Two skippers and 5 other club members enjoyed a very light wind and cool sunny day on the lake. When the wind died away we met up at LLSC mooring balls for lunch. The wind appeared to return so we went for a sail. Only to have the wind die off again about 45 minutes later. All in all, though a great start to cruising again. Thanks to Skipper Kerry for participating and bringing along her guests.
March 31, 2021
It’s been a long time since we’ve had the pleasure of having a First Saturday Cruising event that matches up BFSC members with boats (skippers) with those members without. Barefoot Sailing Club is very happy to announce that the First Saturday Cruise is scheduled for April 3rd. This is great news for all of us long needing to get back to our fun times on the lake.
How to Participate
Be sure to read the "COVID-19 risk waiver of liability" statement. Waivers must be signed and sent to tbeachem (at) synamedia.com to participate in the April 3rd event. Skippers that wish to join the cruise, please notify me, your Cruising Captain, through “sign-up genius” by Friday, April 2nd.
Because some of our members are racing the same Saturday, there will be no skipper’s meeting for the First Saturday Cruise. Skippers, monitor VHF channel 72 and meet up at noon near marker A. Weather permitting, we will sail together down the lake and possibly anchor up for the late afternoon. Skippers will individually invite members without boats who they would like to have aboard. If skippers have room for additional crew and are comfortable having crew
assigned to them, notify me, your cruising captain, through “sign-up genius". Also, please include cell number, boat name, boat size/type, and marina and slip number on the signup or email me.
Members wishing to sail with a skipper:
Members wishing to be assigned to a boat, notify me on “sign-up genius” by Friday, April 2nd. We will make every attempt to assign all interested members to a boat but cannot guarantee it.
For now, we will not be moving between boats during a raft up, and there are no before or after activities.