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.

2014 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - Day 1

Mark Riefenhauser reports that they had another great day at the Great 48.  Finicky winds proved to be a challenge to both the racers and race committee, but they managed to get in two races. They attempted a third race but after trying to no avail due to the incoporating winds they abandoned for the day.  ALthough Mark managed to steer clear of it all, there may have been a few protests in the first race due to a tight mark rounding with multiple boats bumping into and overtaking one another.  With 38 boats participating, Paul Abdullah from Floridaa Yacht Club leads after Day 1, breaking the tiebreaker with local LNYC sailor Chuck Gise, and Ben Williams from Clinton Lake in Illinois in 3rd place so far.  Should be a great day 2 - resutls after day 1 can be found here

2014 Great 48 off to a Good Start

2014 Greg Fisher LNYC

If you are at the Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club in Mooresville, NC, this weekend, then you were treated to a fabulous seminar by Greg Fisher.  Greg started off with a classroom session folowed by an on the water session. Participants practiced starts, worked on boat speed and handling, raced a few races in some great wind.  And that's not all - Greg followed that with a wrap up session reviewing videos taken on the water.  We are so lucky to have great sailing friends like Greg to help us out!

2014 Great 48 Regatta Results

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 6

2012 NAC Championship winners2013 NAC Challenger winners

Championship winners - Jeff and Amy Linton                       Challenger winners - Greg and Diane Kampf


We were extremely lucky and got in 3 superb races today with SSW winds 8 - 12.  PRO Jim Tichenor and the RC did a fabulous job of getting them all started before 1PM and we were off the water by about 3PM.  We cannot control the weather but the patience of this Race Committee was unmatched as they waited for the right time to go out each day that we had wind and kept the fleets moving with very little time in between races.  The food and hospitality was great and the volunteers really made it easy for all of us.  We want to thank chairperson Carol Claypool and the Lake Norman Yacht Club for a fabulous event.  It was another successful NAC. 

Final results are here

2013 NAC at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC - DAY 5

Mother Nature has not been kind today, and there is just is not enough wind for us to race today. We will try again tomorrow. Tonight was the Annual Meeting and dinner and was very enjoyable.  We had the Scots n' Water Editor awards given by Kay Summerfield to:

Best non-professional photograph Richard Obst, Pacific District
Fleet Contributing the Most Fleet 27, Alan Backus Fleet Captain, Carolinas District
District Contributin the Most Carolinas District, Dave Batchelor
Person Contributing the Most Diane Kampf, FS 5857
Special Award Marti Worthen, Scots n' Water Proofreader

The prestigious Fleet of the Year Award was awarded by Frank Gerry to Fleet Captain Carol Claypool from Fleet 48, Lake Norman Yacht Club, for their outstanding contributions to the class for the past year.

Elections were held and the new slate is as follows:

Immediate Past Commodore Charles Buffington
Commodore Diane Kampf
President Frank Gerry
First Vice President John Domagala
Second Vice President Bill Vogler
Secretary/Treasurer Bill Dunham
Scots n' Water Editor Kay Summerfield
Web Editor Diane Kampf
Chief Measurer Robert Neff
Elected member of the Nominating Committee Larry Taggart

Congratulations to the new team!  

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