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 have an excellent time and see the fireworks too!
The Cork and Cap Fest held on August 19th 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!
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.
SHRIMP & GRITS CRUISE to Jekyll Island is scheduled for 9/15-9/17, with a club meeting on the boats at the Jekyll Harbor Marina at 7PM on 9/16. Come by boat, car of plane to get to the venue.
Mike Harris, Past Commodore and Chair of Youth Sailing Programs has passed away. All in the club are saddened by this enormous loss to the club, youth sailing and friendships. Mike attended every high school regatta and practice as well as every day of summer youth sailing programs sharing his sailing skills and encouraging kids to make good life decisions. You are missed, Mike. Fair winds and a following sea.
Ralph Dembowczyk BECOMES OUR NEW COMMODORE. Welcome Greg Zarus-Vice Commodore and Ralph Brush-Rear Commodore. Contact any officer if you have an interest in serving your sailing club.
Many thanks to Rick Caawee 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.
Regular Club Meeting at 7PM on October 7th. Enjoy the fine cuisine and a presentation from a guest speaker. So don't miss out on the food and guest speaker.
FLORIDA-GEORGIA OFFSHORE CHALLENGE Annual Race from the Golden Isles to Fernandina Beach is planned for October, 14th. The date is not yet set in stone but look for updates. This offshore race pits the GISC against the Amelia Island Sailing Club. GISC racers will dock at Lang's Marina in St. Mary's if the Fernandina Harbor Marina is still closed. This is a classic point to point race (almost an offshore cruise so don't hesitate to race). Click on the Racing tab for full info.
A CLUB RACE on October 22nd. The skipper's meeting will be at 0800 at the observation deck at Morningstar Marina. There are three race classes - racer, cruiser/racer, & cruiser - so everyone can participate.
CHILI FEST The annual chili cook will be held on November 4th at "The Lair" again this year. Make your mom's great chili recipe and get in on the competition for the best chili.
A CLUB RACE on November 5th. The skipper's meeting will be at 0800 at the observation deck at Morningstar Marina. There are three race classes - racer, cruiser/racer, & cruiser - so everyone can participate.
GISC Christmas Party . The GISC Christmas party on Saturday, December 2nd following the Parade of Lights. The dinner wil be held at the at Dave and Pam's home. See the Event tab for full details. Please RSVP
8th Annual Golden Isles Christmas Boat Parade - HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Contact Leslie Hamrick for more information.
COASTAL CUP OFFSHORE RACE . 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 this year. This was 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.
THE MOTHER OF ALL RACES. A club race in honor of all our Mothers. Sailors could bring a mom or a mother or a woman to get extra credit on your PHRF. Congratulations to McGEEVES for their win!
Oyster Roast/Annual Membership Meeting was held on March 4th at the Oak Grove Yacht Club. Members and guests ate there fill of hot steamed oysters.
ST. PATTY'S DAY RACE. The club race was a thriller. Congratulations for wins by Contente, McGeeves, and Dot.Calm for wins in their classes. There are three race classes - racer, cruiser racer, & cruiser - so everyone can participate
NAVIGATION CLASS for COUPLES was presented by Vice Commodore Ralph Brush on three successive Sunday nights in February. The class was a huge success and filled up instantly. Perhaps another class will be scheduled for next year.
"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.
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!
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.
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 John Biemler or Olivia Pruitt 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