There was a story within a story at the 2016 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club May 7-8, 2016. First, there were 42 boats registered, which is wonderful! On Saturday, the winds were 10-12 gusting to 18, and on Sunday, things were a little more steady at 11. Lake Norman always puts on a great show and this was no exception. On Friday before the regatta Brian Hayes from North Sails put on a clinic on and off the water. This was followed by Pizza for all the hurgry sailors! With 2 great days of sailing, and 40+ boats on the line, the results are here.
A family affair for sure - Brian Hayes was there with his son Brian, and they won the regatta! There were lots of other family boats sailing too. And there was a family sailing together in a regatta for the very first time - Joe and Stacey Brake and sons - the story below is from The Lake Norman Yacht Club Page on Facebook!"