DINNER / MEETING May 5th at 6:30 at MARSHES EDGE on SSI. Expect an e-mail "E-Vite" before the meeting to sign up. Our Featured Speaker will be Don Asdell the Vice President and CCO of International Auto Processing Ever wonder what's on those huge boxy ships that come and go and often interrupt our races? Where they are from, what's onboard, and what happens when they finally tie up? Our featured speaker will tell us all. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
Click on the Event Calender tab for directions and full info
COASTAL CUP OFFSHORE RACE . May 12th Annual Race from Amelia Island to St. Simons Island. This offshore race pits the GISC against the Amelia Island Sailing Club. The Amelia Island Club made a successful bid to take the cup in the last race, and last year's race was cancelled due to hurricane damage in Amelia Island. This is a classic point to point race. You can see the cup at Dunbar Sales at Morningstar Marina. Click on the Racing tab for full info.
MOTHER OF ALL RACES May 20th (Not Mothers' Day, but close) Bring a mother to race with you and get a special adjustment to your PHRF - double the adjustment if your skipper wears a dress. Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. There will be multiple race classes so any boat can participate. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
DINGHY SAIL / DINNER / MEETING June 2nd at NOON. The location of the meeting will be at the Lair and the boats will be on the beach. The club will supply pulled pork from SOUTHERN SOUL. The club will amass a fleet of small sailboats, kayaks, canoes and other boats for you to sail, paddle or just look at. Join in on pleasant conversation, updates on Club events and eat well! Click on the EVENT CALENDAR for full info and directions.
SUMMERTIME AND THE SAILING IS EASY RACE. June 3rd. The summer is here and this is the last race before the summer break. So don't miss this one. Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. There will be multiple race classes so any boat can participate. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE to St. Augustine June 23-25. Hone your nighttime sailing skills on this cruise, then enjoy a great day in St. Augustine. Sail back on the 25th. A fun time for all.
Congrats to the Glynn Academy High School sailing team for their fine performance at the February regatta. The A and B teams missed the podium by only one point in each of their classes. The GISC provided the support for all the committee boats involved.
Ralph Brush BECOMES OUR NEW COMMODORE. Welcome also Kevin Heying-Vice Commodore and Rob Jagger-Rear Commodore. Contact any officer if you have an interest in serving your sailing club.
Many thanks to Ralph Dembowczyk our Past-Commodore for his service to the club last year. He now sits on the Board of Directors for the Golden Isles Community Sailing Center.
The annual 4th of July party will be held at Brunswick Landing Marina Dock #2 at 7PM. The hot dogs and hamburgers and drinks are provided by the club. Come and have an excellent time and see the fireworks too!
The Cork and Cap Fest held on August 18th at the Oak Grove Yacht Club on Oak Grove Island again this year. This is the event where everyone gets to bring and share their favorite wine or beer. The club provides heavy hors d'oeuvers. Don't miss it!
CRUISE to the Brickhill River on September 8 & 9. Take your time getting to the Brickhill at Cumberland Island. Raft up for a party, anchor up for the night and sail home the next day. These easy cruises are always fun.
SHRIMP & GRITS CRUISE and DINNER MEETING to Jekyll Island is tentatively scheduled for 9/15, with a club meeting at the home of Rear Commodore Rob Jagger at 7PM. Come by boat, car of plane to get to the venue. Click on the EVENTS CALENDAR tab for full information.
FALL IS HERE, FAST IS HERE RACE on September 23rd Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. There will be multiple race classes so any boat can participate. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
Club Meeting on October 6th at 7:00PM. The location is TBA. Join us for conversation, camaraderie, and club news.
COLUMBUS DAY RACE on October 7th Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. There will be multiple race classes so any boat can participate. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
FL-GA OCEAN CHALLENGE October 20th. Race down to Fernandina on the 20th and sail home the next day. This race is a competition with rival boats from the Amelia Island Sailing Club. Click on the RACING tab for more info.
CHILI FEST on October 3rd at 7:00 PM. This is the annual chili cook off . Bring your appetite and a salad, dessert or starch. If you want to join in on the competition make some of your famous chili and see if yours is the one best liked. Beer and wine are provided. The event will be held at the Club House on-the-lake at Fox Run. Click on the EVENT CALENDAR tab for directions and other info.
THE END OF DAYLIGHT RACE November 4th.Well its just the end of Daylight Savings Time, but we'll race anyway. Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. There will be multiple race classes so any boat can participate. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
GISC Christmas Party . The GISC Christmas party on Saturday, December 1st at 7:00. The dinner wil be held at Dave and Pam's home. See the Event tab for full details. Please RSVP.
Oyster Roast/Annual Membership Meeting This year was at Oak Grove Yacht Club. We had a great crowd and indulged on wonderfully cooked oysters and land lubber food too. Thanks to Judy Whiddon for putting the event together again this year.
CLUB RACES - The 2017 results are in! Click on the "RACING" tab to see the results of each individual race and the final standings.
NEW - Membership Raffle: Sometimes we forget that not everyone knows about the GISC. So this year we are going to try something new. For every new member who joins the GISC as a result of your recommendation, your name will be put into “The Hat” for a drawing to be held at the 2017 Christmas Party. The Grand Prize: One year’s all-expense paid membership to the world famous, Golden Isles Sailing Club!
Congratulations to Alex Graiser and Riley Power for placing third in the "A" Division in the high school regatta on September 23rd. The competition was tough with 12 high schools from Florida to Tennessee competing.
Welcome Riley Power the Youth Sailing and Youth Membership Chairwoman. Riley is an active member of the high school sailing team, and a Summer Youth Sailing School Instructor. Check in with Riley if you want more information on the club and youth participation and programs.
"BEER-CAN RACES" There is an effort getting some groundswell to have Wednesday night beer-can races. The sea breeze will have kicked in and we can have some fun racing every week. If you are interested let Dave Heine or Jim DeLong know.
Many of our Club Meetings this year are planned to be held during club events. So, when you come to one of our parties, cruises or special events you'll be able to participate in a club meeting. Click on the Event Calendar tab above to see all the events.
Look for us on Twitter and Facebook. The club has an account with both social media outlets. Follow us on both.
PHOTO UPLOAD GLITCH- The program used to upload photos to the website has crashed and a fix is being worked on. In the mean time hold onto your photos for future upload. Sorry for the inconvenience. You can upload photos via eVite for use in our elites to various events.
TELL US WHAT YOU'VE GOT by uploading a photo of your boat. Go to the Members tab to see the NEW upload function. We all want to see your boat. And, take a look at the rest of our fleet while you are at it.
VOLUNTEER HELP WANTED: GOLDEN ISLES COMMUNITY SAILING CENTER will host more youth sailing during the summer. Classes are held on weekdays. If you are available please help out on the dock or on a motorboat. Classes are on Dock #1 at Brunswick Landing Marina. Contact Pam Heine or Riley Power for more info.
Take The Quiz - Rules quiz that is. The home page now has sections on the Racing Rules and the Navigation Rules. Read, learn and check your knowledge by trying the quizes. Take the quiz as many times as you want until you get it right.
The Club has an Online Forums feature for club members to communicate on a variety of topics. Try it out! Click on the Members tab and go to Members Page to find the link to GISC Forums.
The BURGEE is now available to read via this website! If you missed the last issue catch it here. Click on the Newsletters tab. The Burgee will also be emailed to each member. Contact Leslie Hamrick if we don't have your email so we can get you the newsletter in electronic form.
The Club has several items for sale that you will be interested in seeing. These are items that display our burgee logo or club name. Click on the GISC Logo Gear section (located lower left on the home page) to see all the wonderful items we have in our catalog. You can even shop online from the website.
Club members can check out the Member's Page and find lots of helpful links to web pages for area marinas (if your going for a cruise), equipment suppliers (if you need gear) and other resources (like PHRF ratings, weather, or charts.) Click on the Members tab and go to Links of Interest.
We now have Classified Ads on the Member's Page. Make your spouse happy ... sell all of that unused sailing stuff just taking up space in the quarter berth!
Want to be enlightened? Don't want to miss out on anything? Go to the Members Page and click on the "Opt-in to get informational emails". We will send you an email to let you know about upcoming events.
Get Involved! The Club is supporting the Youth Sailing Program. We are looking for instructors, administrators and anyone willing to help. A need for instructors for the upcoming programs is accute. Click on Youth Sailing in the Community Sailing tab for more information or to get involved.
Fair Winds and Following Seas