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2020 Cruisers Calendar

posted Nov 11, 2019, 6:19 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

Lady and gentlemen, will you please get the ASC calendar updated to include the 2020 Cruiser Full Moon activities?  They are:

January 1/11 ( clubhouse dinner and movie with Caribbean theme if inclement weather). if this is also the oyster roast please let me know and we’ll change it
February 8-9 (clubhouse dinner and movie with Italian theme if inclement weather)
March 7-8
April 4-5
May 2-3. Annual Cinco de mayo cruise
June 6-7
July 4-5 Annual fireworks cruise to Plum Branch
August 1-2
Sept. 5-7. Annual summer finale music cruise to Plum Branch
October 2-3
November  10/31-11/1
December 31-  Cruiser’s annual Nee Year’s Eve pot luck and “cruise in” at the clubhouse

Cruisers Corner June 2019

posted Jun 13, 2019, 8:09 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 8:17 AM ]

Cruisers Corner   June 2019


OK all so apparently I am really bad at this as I have failed to consistently provide a monthly account of the Cruiser’s activities.  In my defense I will say that I have asked for members to pass along interesting travels, lake outings or other interesting sailing or not sailing activities for me to include but to date I haven’t received any.  So Im sorry but you will all have to just put up with the scrambles thoughts that run through my crazy brain.  Consider yourselves fair warned. ;)


Cruisers University (CU) was a rousing success.  Thanks to all who planned and presented (Tony Coy, Brenda Rednic, Johnny and Mickey Pool, Greg and Rhonda Hatcher and Jay and Rene Hopkins) and the 14 or so who attended the land and water program.  There was a raft up held that night with 7 boats spending the night and a few others who joined us for a few hours as well.  It was a great kick start to the summer raft up season.


Memorial day weekend found several of our cruisers venturing up to Plumb Branch for music, good food and fun despite the high temperatures.  They returned to the club on Monday for spur of the moment pot luck instigated by our very own Marje B. It was fairly well attended with 20 or 30 members enjoying a great meal and comradery. 


I have seen many sails up and out but I am not sure who they belong to so I cant credit the consumers of sailboat fuel.  But I hope to see more usage of this amazing fuel source.  So once again if you have a great story about sailing or a not so great story but want to share your love of sailing with the rest of us please send it to me.  Contact information is: or text me at 706-833-8384


Until next time I am wishing your fair winds and following seas.

Cruisers  Contact changes from Brenda Renick to Rene Hopkins  706-373-9146

Cruisers 5-18-19 location Chart

posted May 18, 2019, 2:16 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

ASC Cruiser University

posted Mar 22, 2019, 9:01 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 9:06 AM ]

Cruisers Corner February 2019

posted Feb 17, 2019, 6:06 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 6:08 PM ]

Wow what a month January was.  The membership at Augusta Sailing Club sure entered the new year with lots of enthusiasm and energy.  Starting off with a fire side New Years Eve celebration, followed by a bloody marry contest before the hangover regatta the next morning.   I am told that the fog on the water made for an amazing sail and the pictures were pretty cool too.  But the New Years day shenanigans did not end there.  Club member took advantage of the mild New Years temps and braved the cold waters taking the clubs first ever polar plunge.  Hats off to those who participated.   Not to be outdone, the oyster roast was, as always very well attended and if you left hungry that was your own fault.  Then there was the return of the soup and sip.  More than 20 different soups were sampled.  They were all wonderful.  After eating our fill Marje and Debra led us through a fun and inspiring craft - we made note cards personalized with our very own art. 

 Now I know your all thinking this is a sailing club where is the sailing........ Well the land activities were not the only non-racing activities.  Several boats were spotted out taking advantage of the winds when available.  Jeff Heart ventured from cruising to racing - great job!

Phillip Peavler was out cruising and taking advantage of some good winds.  I even saw some sunfish out a few times.  Bob and Margaret Centers were out sharing their love of sailing with visiting family and friends.  I know several others were out too but I’m afraid I don’t always know who is on what boat by site.  If it was you I would as always love to hear about your adventures so I can include details for others to enjoy.


With winter nearing its end here in the south I hope that we will see more people out enjoying the lake as much as we do.  I also hope to see you at the international food and craft beer (and wine) night coming up on February 16th at 6:00 PM

 Until then happy cruising.

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Cruisers Corner Jan edition

posted Jan 10, 2019, 8:01 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Feb 8, 2019, 6:43 AM ]

Happy New Year ASC Sailors,

 I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  Things around the club definitely had a merry ring to them.  Thanks to our very own Head Elf, Marjorie Brosseau and her band of helpers the light the lake event was merry and bright.  I hope you all enjoyed  her daily facebook postings as much as I did.  If you missed them be sure to sign up on the ASC members faccebook page so you don’t miss future shenanigans.  I am told the evening was a bid success.  I hear the big guy himself - Santa that is - even made an appearance.  Thank you Rocky.  Several boats took to the water all decked out in holiday lights.  I am already planning to participate next year.  I have been hitting the 50-75% off sales for lights.  Jay is both thrilled and disappointed. He is thrilled at the cost savings but dreading having to put up and power all the lights I purchased.  I plan to sparkle.  I hope you will join in next year too, even if you don’t enter the parade plan to join the fun.


Mark your calendar for January 19th .  This is the date of the returning Soup & Sip.  While this is billed as a cruisers event everyone is welcome.  Its BYOB and a pot of your favorite soup and/or accompaniment (See flyers at the club or contact Marjorie Brosseau for more information). This also happens to be the date of the full moon.  With that in mind I am officially declaring the location for the January full moon cruise to be fireside at the clubhouse.  Hope to see you there.


I have submitted the dates for the full and new moon for approval and posting on the club calendar so be sure to check it out.  I hope to see you all on the rafting up as soon as the weather warms and drys up a bit.


Please send me your cruising adventures so that I may include them and inspire others.  My email address is  I would also love a picture to include.


Until next time I wish you fair wind and following seas.



Cruisers Corner

posted Dec 14, 2018, 7:12 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Jan 12, 2019, 7:45 AM ]

December  2018

 Hello ASC Sailors,


Welcome to the newly revitalize Cruisers Corner.  The Cruisers Corner was originally something that Brenda Renick-Coy did some time ago.  She passed it on to me after being named cruisers of the year for 2014.  Well I dropped the ball big time back then, for good reason, as many of you know.  However, I am determined to do a much better job of it this time around.  I will need some help from all of you.  Here is what I have in mind for this new and I hope improved (over my last attempt) version the Cruisers Corner


 I want to bring more awareness to what members are doing.  I’m interested in youyou are doing both on and off the water.  Now that doesn’t  mean I want to know your daily schedule.  But if you get together with other cruisers / club members and do something fun, or you take a trip that includes sailing in any form, I would love to include a paragraph or two about it in the next months issue.  Who knows maybe you will be an inspiration to someone.  Be creative with the term sailing: You “cruised” up the river on your paddle board, you went on a cruise liner and while on the private island you took out a sunfish or you visited a friend off the coast of Madagascar and sailed their 100 foot yacht - inquiring minds want to hear about it all.  So please feel free to email me with your adventures at


On the home front check the club calendar for Full Moon cruise dates.  Generally speaking and weather permitting it will be the closest Saturday to the full moon.  You can start to hail full moon cruisers on the radio chanel 16 or by cell phone about an hour before dark.  The largest boat will drop anchor and direct others in.  Be sure to have your fenders and tie lines ready.   There has been some interest in adding a New Moon cruise.  On a clear night with no moon the stars are spectacular.  So keep your ears open and check face book for an announcement.


Until the next issue Happy Cruising

Rene Hopkins

Soup and Sip

posted Nov 30, 2018, 6:53 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

Soup and Sip
Jan 19,  6:00 PM   


posted Aug 21, 2018, 12:00 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

Cruisers to busy to report

posted Aug 23, 2017, 5:54 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB

They have been going out, but have no report

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