(Revised on October 14th, 2019)
The latest Dorian updates are posted on the ISLAND NEWS page. Scroll down on the CLUB NEWS page for info about members and their hurricane recovery stories.
and repair expenses from this point until February 29, 2020 , 2020 through February 28, 2021 are less than the dues paid, the difference will be contributed to HTVFR. In February 2021 the executive board will review the situation and may make a special contribution to HTVFR.
Please mail all dues payments to Treasurer Pat Judd at her U.S. address
HTSC members helped man the Hurricane Dorian Abaco Islands Relief booth at the Annapolis Sailboat Show. Leading this endeavor was Will Heyer, and others on hand were Muffin Heyer, Dena Cameron & Ted Alford, Craig & Carol Fillmann, David & Catherine Allin, and Bill & Maureen Torgerson. The funds raised will go to PERC for distribution within Abaco.
a fundraiser “Sail for Hope” on September 28th, with the Bahamas and HTSC represented by Winky & Cindy Merrill, who provided their boat as a chase boat for this around Jamestown Island race. A portion of the proceeds will be going to the Bahamas for relief efforts.
Hurricane Stories and Updates From Club Members:
Ben Puckett’s 46 ft. trawler Crawfish, that washed ashore during the hurricane, was patched up and then re-floated via crane and barge. This monumental project took all day (Photos thanks to Kim Rody & Monica Cook)...
Saved from the rubble: Linda Knowles surprised Dave & Carol Pahl by finding their irreplaceable Abaco Dinghy half hull model made and signed by Winer Malone, in the rubble of what was their apartment over Lighthouse Marina.
From Janet Reingold: Marcia and Barry Talley had a short visit with Philip Yasinski and Janet Reingold, with lots of laughs, empathy for one another and for our many Hope Town friends trying to recover from Dorian’s devastation, coping by eating way too much food— the Grand Marnier Soufflé at La Fèrme put us over the top— but it was so light, it couldn’t count, right?? Next, Marcia and Barry are setting out in Iolanthe, headed to Hope Town, and Janet and Philip are off to Paris for “Croissant Therapy. “. Better than staying in Washington, eh?
Hello all HTSC members! If you plan on being in the Stuart, Florida area, save this date!
Attention all cruisers! According to the noonsite.com website, the Bahamas government has announced that as of January 1, 2020, the Bahamas cruising permit fees will be increased, depending on the size of your boat and length of stay (which equals double the cost annually). Up to 34’: $150 for 3 months, $300 annually. 35 – 100’: $300 for 3 months, $600 annually. If your boat is over 100’, better check the website https://www.noonsite.com/news/the-bahamas-increased-cruising-permit-rates-from-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1k6i8rH2YLbXxVVufxwgLmpd6boXHWi5thrHopmF90FD-2bKHj72YXtAs
Please note that this info has not been verifed.
Click on the MEMBERSHIP title above to find out information regarding the process involved in becoming a member, plus the list of new members since the roster books were published.
***Please contact Carol Fillmann or Nan Fulton if you have any information changes for the annual roster/directory.
HTSC is now on Facebook! However, this is a HTSC MEMBERS ONLY GROUP page. Click on the link under 'other websites to visit' and ask to join.
DRESS TO IMPRESS!!! You can order items from Land's End, (including Polo shirts, sweaters, jackets, hats, luggage, etc) with the HTSC logo, in any size, any style, and any color! A US credit card & address are needed. The cost for applying any of the logos to Lands' End items is $5.95
To place an order: phone 1-800-535-30601-800-535-3060 FREE. Give item number and ask for Hope Town Sailing Club Logo to be added. The account number for the Sailing Club is 3002900. Specify which logo:
*Plain burgee logo ordering number is 922517
* 50th anniversary logo ordering number is 1340688
*There is another version for HTSC as well, set up in 2002. It is the plain burgee with the words "Hope Town Sailing Club" printed in red underneath. This logo number is 0269738
HTSC Members Only Facebook Page Click HERE
Hope Town Community Center Click HERE
PERC (how to make a donation to an Abaco charity that is tax deductible for U.S. taxpayers) Click HERE
Elbow Reef Lighthouse Society Click HERE
Wyannie Malone Museum Click HERE
Abaconian Newspaper Click HERE
Barometer Bob Weather Click HERE
Abaco Friends of the Environment Click HERE
Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue Click HERE
Every Child Counts School Click HERE
Shutterfly Archive Photos Click HERE