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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.

Send stories or items of interest for inclusion to renehopkins@comcast.net

 

Rene

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 renehopkins@comcast.net  I would also love a picture to include.

 

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

 

Rene


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 renehopkins@comcast.net

 

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   

Cruisers

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

Next Full Moon Cruise May 21st.

posted Mar 2, 2016, 7:04 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated May 2, 2016, 5:54 PM ]

April 30 Full Moon Cruse Report.    
The Full Moon Cruisers were at it again on Saturday, April 30th.  There were 2 monohulls and a trimaran that rafted up in a cove just west of Savannah River Red Buoy 19.  The moon came up right on cue, music trivia was played and the cocktail flag was flying.  We even had a fishing boat join us for a bit and then decide to stay overnight.  We may of set a record in that we had 4 dogs stay with the group.  It was a quiet group of canines for sure and they were fun to watch as they were ferried to shore a couple of times for 'potty breaks".  On Sunday morning 2 bottles of champagne and a gallon of orange juice made sure that everyone had their fill of Mimosas. It seems as though no matter who shows up for the raft up that there is always ample food and appetizers to share, adult beverages to enjoy, a plethora of music and the sunsets and moonrises are almost always spectacular. 
        Our next Full Moon cruise will be Saturday, May 21st, anchorage to be determined by the cruisers and the wind!  For those of you who haven't rafted up in a long time, it may be just the weekend to come out and rejoin the group.  For those who haven't tried it at all yet, we welcome everyone!  Stories are always told and songs are always sung and have we mentioned the adult beverages yet?  We welcome those with cruising experience as well as those who are just starting out --- heck if you just want to come and play until it gets dark we have room for you too!
Fairwinds to all! 
Bob Centers          RNC725@gmail.com       -    706-830-2500

2015 Cruising Award

posted Nov 19, 2015, 6:55 AM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

The Cruiser of the year award for 2015 went to Bob and Margaret Centers. 
The award being made at the 2015 Annual dinner by New Commodore Tony Coy

Photo by: Andrea Elizabeth Moore   Charisma Photography

March 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 7:48 PM by AUGUSTA SAILINGCLUB   [ updated Mar 23, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Old Jack Frost thought he was going to get the better of us….. Well he had better think again.  Augusta Sailing club cruisers are made of tougher stuff than that.  The weekend of Feb. 7th and 8th was absolutely spectacular with temps in the upper 50’s and low 60’s.  That brought the cruisers out in force.  Saturday saw winds as high as 23 mph and at least 7 boats out enjoying it.   Sunday was even better with continued winds and at least 8 boats.  Jay and I had our 25 foot Helms out and put the rails in the water.  How exciting for me.  I can’t tell you how much fun I had.   I know I was not the only one having a great time as each boat we past was filled with great big smiles and cheerful greetings.

 

The actual full moon cruise scheduled for Saturday Feb. 14th was cancelled due to the frigid outdoor temperatures.   While there was not actual raft up, inside it was warm and cozy as several club members having a valentines get together by the fire.  I was not able to stay but I saw the clubhouse being set up and I know they were in for a fun filled night and great food.

 

Next month the full moon cruise will follow the commodores reception on March 14th and I hope you will join us.  We are looking forward to warmer weather and a moon lit sky.

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