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Upcoming Club Events

In addition to the upcoming trips described on the Trip Schedule page, the Club also has the following events scheduled.
Today is 7/19/2019.



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June 2019

6/7/2019On-Water Training Pre-board
Pre-board for On-Water Training. Stow your gear and head to dinner with your fellow sailors.
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6/8/2019On-Water Training
This two-day training experience is your opportunity to get back on the water and practice your boat handling and sailing skills. On the Water Training (OWT) gives new sailors experience steering the boat and performing each role during anchoring, reefing, rescuing, and sailing. Experienced sailors have the opportunity to take command through practice maneuvers and brush up on less-used skills. This year's OWT will include exercises in line handling and steering while leaving and approaching docks, slips, and moorings. We'll practice rafting and separating as well as anchoring techniques. We'll review effective communication -- both on board and over VHF -- and practice sailing skills including sail trim, tacking, and jibing.
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July 2019

7/12/2019New England Trip
A lovely daydream? Not at all! Seven days cruising the crystal clear waters off of Newport, Rhode Island and the nearby islands are in your future. We’ll board our boats in Newport on Friday afternoon, July 12th and set sail Saturday morning for island destinations. A multitude of fascinating harbors are at our disposal around Cuttyhunk, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, the Elizabethan Islands, and in Buzzard’s Bay. Several full days of glorious sailing will alternate with shorter days and a layover day in Nantucket that will leave plenty of time for exploring the island’s sights and history. We’ve reserved three Jeanneau sailboats (two 42s and a 43.9) from Bareboat Sailing Charters ( The cruise will last seven days and include almost 150 miles of sailing. Most nights we’ll be at anchor or on moorings, with two nights in slips. All boats will have dinghies, and launch service will be available in most anchorages.
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August 2019

8/3/2019Day at the Lake 2PM - 6PM
Doug Otte and Nancy Mathiesen have once again graciously invited all Sailing Club members to a relaxing day on the lake. This is one of the Sailing Club's few social occasions where you can sit in a warm, dry, stationary chair and not spill your drink. All while enjoying a festive barbecue, catching up with old friends and making new ones. This year, the Board will supply the hamburgers, hot dogs, water, soda, condiments and dessert. Please bring your favorite dish that will serve 10-12 people according to your last name: A - M please bring an appetizer N - Z please bring a dessert There are limited facilities for heating or cooling food, so please plan accordingly. In addition, you may want to bring the following: Your favorite beer, wine or liquor, lawn chair (and umbrella) broad-brimmed hat for shade, bathing suit and towel, suntan lotion, bug spray, photos of recent sailing trips. You'll have access to Doug's kayaks and are free to bring your favorite flotation devices. Doug has a beautifully landscaped back yard and an equally attractive dock. There won't be an abundance of shade, so bring items that will give you adequate protection from the sun. To protect both the Club and our host from liability, you must be a member and complete the Release Form ( The Board, in an effort to protect the homeowner and the Club, has opted for this action in the absence of Club insurance. Please print out and complete the form, bring it with you, and give it to Doug upon your arrival. Car-pooling is suggested, since parking is limited. You can leave your gear near Doug's driveway, before parking. Your GPS may get confused as you get near. Be sure that you use Hopatcong and NOT Lake Hopatcong. As with all Club activities, volunteers are always needed. We need a cook, set up/break down crews, and a few strong backs to carry heavy/bulky items. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Gordon ( to let her know (a) your intention to come, and if you'll be inviting guests, (b) that you're willing to volunteer (and any preference you have), (c) what you intend to bring. Mary Ann can also be reached at 908-575-1457. Thanks very much. We look forward to seeing you there!
8/17/2019Barnegat Day Sail
This outing is turning into a Sailing Club tradition. Summers are always fun here in New Jersey and our own Barnegat Bay is a sailor's delight. We have one boat reserved for Saturday, August 17th with Barnegat Bay Sailing School (BBSS) located at Cedar Creek Marina, 100 Harbor Inn Rd., Bayville, NJ. We will do the morning sail, arriving by 9:30 am latest for the 10 am dock departure with Captain Mike or Audrey. A family-friendly sail of 2.5 hours out in Barnegat Bay with an experienced local captain is a great way to get an introduction to what sailing is all about. It's a perfect trip of those new to sailing or anyone looking for a pleasant summer day with great people! Lots of opportunity to take the wheel, assist with sails, learn about the bay...and children over age 6 are welcome. All children under 13 will be required to wear a life jacket while on the boat. Life jackets will be supplied, but you are welcome to bring your own. The boat is a Catalina 30. There are nice restrooms at the marina for your use before boarding.
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September 2019

9/28/2019Côte d'Azur France
The glorious French Mediterranean coast is known as the vacation spot of royalty and wealth, but it is also one of France’s premiere sailing areas. We’ll find modern marinas, lovely anchorages, fantastic sailing conditions, and, of course, great food and drink in every port. This trip will focus on a small geographical area where we can sail as much as we want and still have plenty of time to enjoy the sites, culture, and cuisine ashore. We won’t be committed to long passages should weather become a concern, and our sailing area will be small enough that we can sail for the sheer joy of sailing. This trip is timed to avoid the summer crowds and prices while still enjoying the warm sun and good winds. We have chartered two Beneteau 38s from Seaways Yachting in Golfe-Juan, just outside of Antibes. Golfe-Juan can be reached from the Nice airport by train, or by car service offered by the charter company.
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This list of events is generated automatically from our online calendar. For a complete view of The Sailing Club events, go to our online calendar. If you don't see what you are looking for or you would like to suggest or recommend an activity, contact our Membership Secretary.