Navigational aid. There are several types and colors of buoys of which the most numerous are: the black can (seen as a fuzzy black spot on the horizon); the red nun (seen as a fuzzy black spot on the horizon); the red or green day beacon (seen as a fuzzy black spot on the horizon); and the vertically striped black-and-white channel marker (seen as a fuzzy black spot on the horizon).
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Welcome to Branford Around The Buoys Sailing!

“Around the buoys” takes place on Wednesdays during the summer and Sundays during the fall and is open to all boats, regardless of color, sex, religion or origin. No entries fees, no certificate required, tune on channel 68 and give the Committee Boat your boat type and model.

Starts are in the vicinity of R34. Bring your friends and spread the word. Don’t miss our beer can ten commandments. (we finance our group expenses with an Annual Dinner Party Award held during the winter). Join our Facebook group if you are looking for a boat to crew on, or crew for your boat. https://www.facebook.com/groups/aroundthebuoys/?pnref=story

The 2017 ATB Summer Series is a wrap. Congratulations to the crews of Flatline and Irish Mist for class wins. Fall Series starts Sunday September 10th. Welcome to our new boats for 2017, J 111 Beau Che II, Melges 32 Milford Sailing Foundation, Luders 16 Altair, Cape Cod Marlin 23 Altair, Catalina 22 Windemere, Beneteau First 447 Mademoiselle, Catalina 27 Selkie and Catalina 31 Forever. Be sure to become a member of the Around the Buoys facebook group to share photos & videos posted by our members.

Edgar Smith, Pachyderm

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