Carolinas District

The Carolinas District encompasses fleets in North and South Carolina as well as a fleet in Virginia.

In North Carolina we have Carolina Sailing Club in Durham, Lake Norman in Mooresville, Lake Townsend Yacht Club in Greensboro and Moorehead City Boatin Club in Moorehead City. In South Carolina, we have Lake Murray Sailing Club in Columbia. And in Virginia we have Smith Mountain Lake in Lake Roanoke.

The District Governor is Carol Claypool.

Did you get to go to the Great 48?

2015Great48C  2015Great48B

The 2015 Great 48 was this past weekend 5/2-5/3/2015 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC.  Unfortunately Mother Nature was not as kind as one would hope and there was little wind Saturday and none on Sunday.  But If you were there lucky you - there were 42 teams to share the fun times with and it's always a great time at Lake Norman!  Here's a few words about the racing from Deb Aronson, who was there:

On Saturday, "We were so excited to get out on the water this morning! It was about 70 degrees, sunny, and they promised wind about 6-8. Sadly, by the time we got to the course, it was as if God had taken her finger and swirled the wind around in a big, slow mess. The first race the wind just died, with tiny little patches at various places but with very little rhyme or reason. Rounding the windward mark, the wind shifted and, at least at times, boats were sailing upwind again. We never did see a single spinnaker that leg! Thankfully, the race was only three legs long ... but it took a full, long hour for the first boat to cross the line.

If that race took the patience of Job, the second race was no better ... well, maybe a little better, since we did actually hoist our spinnaker. We noticed Harry Carpenter's new, one-of-a-kind spinnaker, complete with a Pittsburgh Steelers logo. Nice!!  It was a real challenge to be consistent today, but a few boats did manage. (Note, racing Sunday was cancelled due to ZERO wind)"

Results are here

Picking up Flying Scot 6092

2015 FS 6092 Pickup  FS6092a

Have you been to the Flying Scot, Inc., factory to pick up a new boat?  Watch a film about Dave Batchelor picking up FS 6092 with new owner Joe Price recently.  They got a great tour of the factory from our builder, Harry Carpenter.  It really illustrates the love and care that goes into building each and every Flying Scot.  Doesn't it make you want to order one of your own?  I sure want one!  Watch the film here.

2015 ACC at Blackbeard Sailing Club, New Bern, NC

Are you thinking of coming to the ACC this year? It's bound to be a great time and is being held at the Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern, NC.  Click on the photo below to view a video about the host club!


2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Final results

The final results are avaialble, and the top 5 in a fleet of 38 boats were Paul Abdullah from Florida Yacht Club, Rob Whittemore from Fishing Bay, Chuck Gise from Lake Norman, Ben Williams from Clinton Lake, and Sean O'Donnell from NC Community Sailing.  Thanks to Lake Norman for hosting another fabulous event.  Congrats to all the winners, sounds liek it was a great time for all - final results are here

And read more about it on the Midwest District blog.

2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Day 2 - Got WInd?

LNYC today no wind

Not much wind so far today at Lake Norman - let's hope it picks up!

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