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Historical Log of First Saturday Cruises

2023

March 4, 2023

Spring visited early with a picture perfect sunny day in the 60s. Cruisers celebrated March Madness by wearing their favorite sports team colors and fan gear.


February 4, 2023

February cruises tend to be the coldest of the year. And so, it seemed quite appropriate to name it the "Polar Bear Cruise." Eight intrepid souls bundled up - some even donning polar bear costumes - to brave chilly temps in the 40s. Early reports are that it was a sunny, fun day out on the water.

2022

November 5, 2022

We had a willing skipper, but unfortunately, no crew were available for today's cruise.  Day was cloudy with predictions of rain that may have kept folks away. Please join us for the next cruise on December 3rd.


 

October 1, 2022  (cancelled)

Cancelled due to the lingering after-effects of Ian.
 


September 10, 2022  (cancelled)

Cancelled at skippers meeting due to poor weather conditions.

August 6, 2022

Because there was very light wind and lots of powerboats chopping up the lake, the few hearty souls that showed up for the first Saturday cruise agreed to motor over to a Cove to enjoy a swim and adult libations. Thanks to Patrick for coming out with his boat and to Lee, Doug, Kerry, Lois and Guest Ben Bailey.  

June 4, 2022

May 7, 2022

April 2, 2022

A morning that started cool and breezy evolved into a comfortable, low-wind (sometimes no wind) afternoon....not fast sailing but good for a soothing day on the water.


March 5, 2022

February 5, 2022  (cancelled)

 

2021

December 4, 2021



November 6, 2021

 

Weather for this Saturday's "First Saturday Cruise" is looking good. It will be sunny with light winds. But it will fill chilly on the lake with temps getting up to maybe 60 by mid afternoon. If you plan on coming to the cruise as a skipper or crew, please sign up. Dress in layers. Skippers and crews meet at 11 a.m. at the Sunrise Marina clubhouse deck. There will be coffee and donuts for all. 

 

September 18, 2021  (cancelled)

August 7, 2021

July 3, 2021

Six Barefoot boats were out on the water Saturday enjoying University Yacht Club's annual July 3rd fireworks show commemorating Independence Day. Thanks to Cruise Captain Norman Plotkin and Lee Cook for taking crew out on Favored End. And a special shout-out to Bruce Barton for immediately stepping up to volunteer his boat for a last minute need. 

As Norman recalls, "Barefoot Sailors enjoying the fireworks at UYC where we were aboard the BSC pontoon, Favored End, rafted up with 3 other Barefoot Sailors. Enjoyed the fireworks and the nerve-racking cruise back to Aqualand with all the other boats moving around in the dark."

June 5, 2021

 

May 1, 2021

 

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.

Thank you, 
Norman

 

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.