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

B.A.S.R.A

Abaco Abaco Dinghy

Sunfish & Optimist Races 

HTSC Public Racing & Cruising Events

    • 26 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 49
    Register

     This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    • 8 Jan 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    • 9 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for all class boats - Dinghy, 420's, Sunfish, Opti 

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    One start, different courses

    • 15 Jan 2022
    • 3:30 PM
    • 17 Jan 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • Guana Cay, Fischer's Bay
    Register

    This is our first cruise of the year, weather depending of course! We'll leave HT Saturday morning and most will anchor at Fischer's Bay and dinghy ashore to Grabber's. The dinghy dock has been repaired but Troy's mooring were removed the last time I was there so lots of room to anchor. We will celebrate, eat and drink right there. Always a great spot. Hopefully Sunday will be at Nipper's, more later as repairs are made.

    • 22 Jan 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    • 23 Jan 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This trophy race is designed for Dinghies

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    One start, different courses

    • 23 Jan 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    One start, different courses

    • 29 Jan 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Man-O-War Low Spot
    Register

    Happy to report the picnic area structure and BBQs have been rebuilt! We will anchor and dinghy ashore swim and have a beautiful afternoon and share-a-dish for dinner. Easy access for day boats and locals as well.

    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    Lunch while at anchor


    • 5 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     Full Day of Racing. This event is 2nd start for the day.

    This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 



    • 6 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for all class boats - Dinghy, 420's, Sunfish, Opti 

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    (Scoring largest % lead within classes)

    • 12 Feb 2022
    • 11:30 AM
    • 14 Feb 2022
    • 10:30 AM
    • Little Harbour
    Register

    Little Harbour Cruise always popular! We will leave HT in the morning and pick up a mooring inside for the night and gather at Pete's at happy hour. Some will stay an extra night and further activities TBA.

    • 19 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

    This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 



    • 20 Feb 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This Trophy Race is designed for 420's. 

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 


    • 20 Feb 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for Class Boats - Dinghy, Sunfish, Opti

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 


    • 26 Feb 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • Tahiti Beach Elbow Cay
    Register

    Saturday afternoon at Tahiti Beach. Time to get sand in your shoes!

    • 5 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

    This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 



    • 6 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for all class boats - Dinghy, 420's, Sunfish, Opti 

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    (Scoring largest % lead within classes)

    • 12 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for all class boats - Dinghy, 420's, Sunfish, Opti 

    All female racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    (1:00 p.m. Beach Lunch)

    • 19 Mar 2022
    • 11:00 AM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

    This race is designed for cruising, handicapped sailing boats, all racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 



    • 20 Mar 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • Outside Hope Town Harbor Entrance Sea of Abaco
    • 50
    Register

     This race is designed for all class boats - Dinghy, 420's, Sunfish, Opti 

    All racers welcome - you do not need to be a member of the Hope Town Sailing Club to participate in racing events. 

    (Scoring largest % lead within classes)

    • 26 Mar 2022
    • 3:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tahiti Beach
    Register

    Time to gather up fire wood and enjoy sunset on the beach BYOB of course!

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