Hope Town Sailing Club, Abaco, Bahamas

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Welcome to the Hope Town Sailing Club

Nestled on the waterfront of the iconic Hope Town Harbor, Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas, the Hope Town Sailing Club (HTSC) was founded in 1964 to promote sailing in Hope Town, and surrounding Abaco Cays. HTSC is a private Club licensed in the Bahamas.

The Club encourages temporary and permanent visitors and local Bahamians to join the club to participate and support racing and cruising in the community with a variety of activities for adults and juniors. The Club also schedules member social events and sponsors activities to support the Club's goals and the local community.

See the HTSC Public Racing and Cruising Event Listing and Calendar below.

Message from the Commodore 9/12/2021

The Hope Town Sailing Club Executive Committee has been working to set up the activity schedules for the upcoming season in Hope Town. We are offering a variety of fun social, cruise-in-company and racing events that are now scheduled on the Calendar - take a look and save the dates. Many in the group have contributed to the  event planning and updating of the website. We look forward to more fully utilizing the capabilities of the new website and club software this year. 

Hope Town and the Abacos are making good progress toward rebuilding from Dorian two years ago in spite of the Covid roadblocks that still plague us all. The Club has supported the community in this effort by providing clubhouse use for emergency services, offering labor and financial support for various projects including Junior Sailing and the Abaco Rage, among many. As a result, Junior Sailing was able to have a successful Summer program and the Rage is set to resume her role as the fleet "bell cow" for the Club racing season. We should also see many of our iconic Abaco Dinghies back in action as well.

All boats are welcome to participate in Club races and Cruising activities and we are looking forward to a full harbour. Please see the calendar below for the HTSC Public Racing and Cruising Events. 

Looking forward to seeing all, soon. Safe travels!

Don Meinhold, Commodore

Vice Commodore, Marcia Talley           

Rear Commodore, John Barr                      

Commodore-at-Large, Will Heyer

Hope Town Community

While amazing progress has been made two years post Dorian, the Abacos and Hope Town still face challenges with a variety of community efforts that need support.  Look for the HTSC monthly newsletter where will continue to highlight the successes and needs of the community.

HTSC Objectives 

To promote the sport of sailing in the area of Hope Town, Abaco. To hold or arrange regattas, races and other competitions and to offer, grant or contribute towards the provision of prizes, awards and distinctions. To encourage the Bahamians to continue their interest in sailing and racing. To provide social amenities for its members. To finance the objectives of the organization through membership, subscriptions and fees. To support, financially and otherwise, community projects.

HTSC Programs and Interests 

The Abaco Rage

Summer Children's Sailing Camp and Junior Sailing Program (In cooperation with parents and community)

Seasonal Cruising and Sailboat Races

Hope Town Fire and Rescue

Abaco Dinghy

Sunfish & Optimist Races 

HTSC Public Racing & Cruising Events

    • 18 Jan 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Jan 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • MOW Low Spot

    The fleet will depart Hope Town and anchor off the Low Spot, MOW Cay for a fun day at the beach. Cocktails on the beach at 5 PM and a BBQ will follow with the club supplying supplying hot dogs! Please bring a dish to share and something else for the grill if hot dogs are not on your menu. Beautiful spot for a cruise, and day boats can enjoy it as well. Remember that guests are allowed on club cruises, nice way to introduce HTSC to friends and potential new members. See you there!

    Capt. John, Fleet Capt and Rear Commodore

    • 5 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 6 Feb 2023
    • 5:00 PM
    • Guana Cay

    Mark your calendars to attend our annual cruise to Guana Cay! Both Grabber's and Nipper's have been rebuild and are fully operational.

    Most of the fleet will anchor in Fischers Bay and dinghy ashore to Grabber's dock or beach. For those who want a slip Orchid Bay is operational but the pool and restaurant are still in-op as I write.  Its Sunday Funday and we will start up the hill at Nipper's  and then roll down the hill to Grabbers for the sunset, always a treat. The second day for those who desire likely to be a beach gathering, I will pole those in attendance for guidance. Guests are welcome!

    Capt John, Fleet Captain and Rear Commodore

    • 18 Feb 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Tahiti Beach

    Tahiti Beach VBIC! A day at one of the best beaches in Abaco! Friends and non members are free to attend. Easy access for all by boat or golf cart.

    Capt John, Fleet Captain and Rear Commodore

    • 3 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM
    • 5 Mar 2023
    • 3:00 PM
    • Little Harbour

    The Annual Little Harbour EC. Most will depart Hope Town Friday morning and pick up a mooring for a two night stay departing on Sunday. We will gather at Pete's Pub Friday for happy hour and dinner . Saturday we can hang at the beach and Saturday night have drinks and dinner aboard On Assignment for those who choose. Remember friends and non club members are welcome on all HTSC cruises just be be sure to register in advance.

    Capt John, Fleet Captain and Rear Commodore

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