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Historical Log of Barefoot Cruises

Sunset and Moonrise Cruise (June 20, 2024)

The summer solstice occurred just hours prior to this members only cruise making it the longest day of the year. The moonrise occurred on the east horizon at 8:02pm. The full moon (one day short) achieved good visibility at the time of the sunset in the west which was 49 minutes later. Most members commented that they had not witnessed this event on the lake previously which provides clear horizons in both directions. Mother Nature helped significantly with the clear horizons providing an almost cloudless day. The boats stopped sailing and stalled in the middle of the lake just south of the A mark to enjoy the view. With the success of this cruise, we hope we can schedule another one. We hope you will join.

 

Bill Bond

Cruise Captain

June 1, 2024

Its rare that the 1st Saturday Cruise actually occurs the first day of the month. In this case, it was June 1st. There was a simultaneous BFSC event where the women racers were involved in the Joan Holcomb held in conjunction with the Lake Lanier Sailing Club. Those BFSC members not involved with the race enjoyed a great day on the lake. We sailed through the Joan Holcomb race to the south end of Three Sisters Island and found a hole safe from the unusual southeast wind to anchor and raft-up for a lunch. After lunch, we released from the raft-up and sailed back to port. Here is a picture of us meeting on the Sunrise Cove Marina Clubhouse deck and another picture of the two
boats approaching Three Sisters. You should come join us next month.


Bill Bond

Cruise Captain

May 4, 2024

It was a gentle rain, yet enough to have us retire to a warmer and dryer clime. Those of us who came enjoyed a brunch at Branch House. We will try again to make it onto the lake on 
June 1. 


Bill Bond

Cruise Captain

April 6, 2024

 

There was a good turnout for this month’s 1st Saturday. There were six boats and including skippers 27 people attended. There were several newbies joining us for this social and cruise. Glad you took the time to look into the Club, and we hope you join if you haven’t already.


The day was an open agenda to do as the skipper wanted to. I think we all had separate destinations in mind. You can see in one photograph several boats leaving Sunrise Cove close to each other. I took my group to a safe inlet on Three Sisters Island where we anchored and enjoyed the food we had brought. 


The weather could not have been better. Spring gave us a glimpse of how great it can be.  It was sunny with only a few clouds. The wind was light, however, it worked as there was a noticeable absence of powerboats with wakes large enough to spill your sails. 


Thanks to everyone that came out. Looking forward to the next month.


Bill Bond
Cruise Captain

March 2, 2024

 

As is usual, if the weather doesn't hold for an enjoyable sail, we opt to go for a drier substitute. Today we opted to visit the brunch menu at Branch House. It was delicious. Next time, even if the weather appears to be unpleasant, come join us for a social of food and talk. We'll see you next month. 

Bill Bond

Cruise Captain


 

February 3, 2024


We have a winner. February was the Polar Bear Express with a special prize for the winning costume. Best Costume was awarded to Jacqueline Steadman, and she won a brand new 1969 Camaro SS in purple. She also won a Starbucks gift card, and said the car was too much. As such, she awarded her gift card to Nancy Spraker for the runner up award.  


Three boats and their captains were joined by 11 crew members. Of special interest was a family of four that had just moved here from England, and wanted to see what BFSC has to offer.  


Weather was good for a February. Temps were in the mid 50’s with a 10 knot wind out of the east. No preset destination was made. Each boat chose their own path. Everyone reported a good time. 


Hope you will join us for our March Madness Cruise on March 2. If you have a favorite team, you can don your apparel, or just tell us stories about how far they’ll go in the tourney. Come out and join us. 

Bill Bond

Cruise Captain

 



January 6, 2024

After an exciting Poker Run just days earlier on New Year’s Day, hope was in the air for another good sailing day; disappointingly, in the air also was rain. It was starting to clear, and we made a good choice to go for Brunch as the drizzle lingered for another two hours. get out next month where the person with the best polar bear impersonation will win a new car (just kidding).  

Bill Bond
Cruise Captain

 

 

 




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