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.
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.
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
Sunfish & Optimist Races