Oyster Roast/Annual Membership Meeting This year at Oak Grove Yacht Club on Saturday, March 9, 2019 Time: 7:00PM, Charge: Free for members, and $15 per non member will be accepted at the door. Non members can apply their $15 charge toward a membership if they want to join. (So a husband and wife can pay the entry charges and become members for only an extra $45 on that night.) Please invite prospective members who would like to join our club. Remember they don't have to own a boat. Please RSVP to the e-Vite you will receive to say you are coming. If you don't get an e-Vite by email, then contact Judy Whiddon or Mary Shortman. Count in your guests. We want to have enough oysters for everyone. GISC will offer ham (for the land lubbers), wine, beer and sodas. Please click on the Event Calendar tab for directions and side dish assignments according to the first initial of your last name:
ST. PATTY'S DAY RACE Because TODAY is St. Patricks' Day If you wear a Leprechaun outfit Dave Heine will adjust your PHRF by 5 seconds. If you bring a real Leprechaun (with a pot of gold or a bowl of Lucky Charms) he'll adjust the PHRF by 10 seconds. Club Series Race, # 1 on 3/17/19. Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2.
DINNER / MEETING 4/6/19. Look for an eVite to sign up. The location of the meeting will be at the quiet private back room at Olive Garden Restaurant in the Lowes and Target shopping center at 7:00PM. The Olive Garden - where they serve fine Italian dishes, wine and cold beer.Our guest speaker will be BILL DAWSON, the General Manager of the Port of Brunswick. Have you ever wanted to know about the big ships at our port and what they unload and take on as cargo? Or about the International Seafarer's Center here in Brunswick? Well, Bill can tell us all about it. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
$$$ TAX DAY RACE $$$ Now that all that tax preparation is almost over, prepare to be in an exciting race to celebrate all the money you did or didn't have to pay the IRS. And if your taxes aren't prepared yet , bring a CPA to crew and you'll finish twice in one day! Club Series Race, #2 on April 7th. Skippers' meeting at 1000 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock #2.
DINNER / MEETING 5/4/19. Look for an eVite to sign up. The location of the meeting will be at the back room at Olive Garden Restaurant in the Lowes and Target shopping center at 7:00PM. The Olive Garden - where they serve fine Italian dishes, wine and cold beer. Our guest speaker will be announced soon.
BLESSING of the FLEET May 11th The Brunswick Blessing of the Fleet and Festival will take place at Mary Ross Park at 1:00PM. The GISC will participate in the Blessing by having their boats blessed. Call Leslie Hamrick if you are interested in being part of the fleet. Or, you can come and see the Blessing and all the other events there at the park. Decorations are preferred, but the display of the American flag is all you need to be judged for prizes.
MOTHER OF ALL RACES ( Mothers' Day IS TOMORROW!!) Club Series Race, # 3 on 5/11/19. Skippers' meeting at 0900 at Brunswick Landing Marina, Dock 2. It's too late to send a card so give your mom the best Mother's Day gift of all, a pleasant day sailing on St. Simon's Sound - and a little racing to boot! After the race, divine tactical assistance will be available at the annual Blessing of the Fleet at Mary Ross Park!
COASTAL CUP OFFSHORE RACE Annual Race from Amelia Island to St. Simons Island May 18, 2019 This offshore race pits the GISC against the Amelia Island Sailing Club. Every GISC boat is needed to race to help WIN THE CUP! Click on the Racing tab for full info.
GISC ADULT REGATTA and fundraiser for the Golden Isles Community Sailing Center (GICSC). Here is your chance to get out and sail. The GISC wants to get YOU ON THE WATER on the Club 420 sailboats raced by our own high school sailing teams. There will be high school sailors there to help rig boats, and sail with you if you are a novice or just want company. Although we call it a REGATTA, you don't have to race. Just have a good time, and a fun sailing experience. Sailing begins on June 1st at 1200 at Dock #1 at Brunswick Landing Marina. Click on the Events Calendar tab for more info.
Club Series Race, # 4 on 6/9/19. SUMMERTIME AND THE SAILING IS EASY RACE. 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. Racing will begin at 1200, usually from St. Simons Sound marker 20A. Courses will be set at the skippers' meeting.
The annual 4th of July Party will be held on dock #2 at Brunswick Landing Marina on Wednesday, July 4th. . Arrive at 7:00PM for drinks and food. The hosts will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soda, beer, wine and condiments. Bring a chair to sit in while watching the *FIREWORKS*at dusk! Each member is encouraged to bring a covered dish. We encourage you to invite your family, visiting friends and any prospective members. NEW this year we will also have a FUN SAIL for our club members beginning at 5:00PM. The high school sailors will rig a couple of their Club 420's for you to sail before the feast starts. So, come early if you'd like to try some sailing.
The Cork and Cap Fest @ Hop Soul Brewery (AUGUST 3rd at 7PM) is a new club event that will introduce the club to the receintly opened HOP SOUL BREWERY. You can come and enjoy the various in house craft brews and selection of wines. We will have a brief club meeting and then enjoy conversation and comeraderie with other club members. Look for an eVite to sign up for this event. This will be a fun one so don't miss it!
DOLPHIN TOUR / SUNSET CRUISE and Club Meeting on September 7th at 6PM. We will see dolphins, pelicans and a beautiful sunset while naturalist Jamie Sanders guides us and tells us all about the nature we are seeing as we tour. You will also enjoy Captain Adam Sanders who is as funny as a stand-up comedian. Enjoying club supplied beer, wine and foods easily eaten while underway (not soup). We will have a short meeting too. Click on the EVENT CALENDAR tab on the Home Page for directions and more info.
FALL IS HERE, FAST IS HERE RACE (Summer's gone and the winds are up.) Club Series Race,# 5 on 9/29/19. 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.
CHILI FEST. 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 October 5th at 7:00 PM at the Club House on-the-lake at Fox Run. Click on the Event tab for directions.
COLUMBUS DAY RACE -In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue... but you can sail it today and discover the feeling of winning the race. Club Series Race, Day 6 on 10/13. 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
THE END OF DAYLIGHT RACE (OK, the sun will come up again, but it's the end of Daylight Savings Time) Club Series Race, Day 7 on 11/3/19. 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 ADULT SAILING and fundraiser for the Golden Isles Community Sailing Center (GICSC) Here is your chance to get out and sail. The GISC wants to get YOU ON THE WATER on the Club 420 sailboats raced by our own high school sailing teams. There will be high school sailors there to help rig boats, and sail with you if you are a novice or just want company. Just have a good time, and a fun sailing experience. Sailing begins on 11/9/19 at 1200 at Dock #1 at Brunswick Landing Marina.
DINNER / MEETING 11/9/19. Look for an eVite to sign up. The location of the meeting will be at the back room at Olive Garden Restaurant in the Lowes and Target shopping center at 7:00PM. The Olive Garden - where they serve fine Italian dishes, wine and cold beer. Featured Speaker will be TBA .
GISC Christmas Party . The GISC Christmas party on Saturday, December 7th at 7:00. The dinner wil be held at Dave and Pam's home. See the Event tab for full details. Please RSVP.
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!
"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 Sea