Saturday, April 1, 2017
Spring Launching is one of the great traditions at our Club. This event is open to all Members, both racing and cruising. It is a good opportunity to meet other Members and celebrate the arrival of spring. Spring Launching is also an important opportunity for racing teams to sand and paint their bottoms to ensure a smooth and fast finish.
Work will begin on the fleet at 9 am and is expected to be finished by 3 p.m.
NOTE – the Spring Launching will take place at our boat storage facility 38 Hope Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825.
The goal of Spring Launching will be to sand and paint the bottoms. One the week after this is completed, the J/24s begin getting delivered back to the harbor.
Racing Teams – if you wish to make your bottom smooth and fast, you can reserve one of the dustless sanders for 1 hour. There will be 3 systems with dustless sanders and vacuums. You can reserve one system for one hour. The hours available are 9-10 AM, 10-11 AM & 11 AM-12 Noon. To reserve a system, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Notes: If you get to Blairstown early, there is a great diner with coffee farm fresh eggs on Rt 94. The BEST way to begin the morning. There will be a grill at Spring Launching and you are encouraged to bring some BBQ or sausages. There is also a German butcher in town to buy sausages, just after the diner. And there is a beer store before the diner. To reach Blairstown, continue past the storage facility about 1 mile and when the road dead-ends, go left onto RT 94. The center of Blairstown is about 1/2 mile further.
All Members – Everyone is invited to participate in the the Spring Launching. There are lots of bottoms to be painted. You will meet other Members and this is a great way to meet some of the racing teams. Please RSVP using the form below and add if you can offer a ride or need a ride.