Registration is open for the Christmas Flotilla and Parade, the Lake Norman Yacht Club’s second annual sailboat decorating contest and parade on Lake Norman.The parade will start at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Participants will sail from channel marker D7 to the Rusty Rudder restaurant in Cornelius, then back to the yacht club’s clubhouse.Participants are encouraged to decorate their sailboats for the parade. A $250 gift certificate will go to the best-decorated boat. Chili and refreshments will be served at the clubhouse after the parade.The signup fee is $10 per boat. All boats should have required navigation lights and safety equipment on board for the parade, which organizers said would end around 8 p.m. For information or to register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Sailing SceneThe 27th annual Ice Bucket Invitational Regatta will be Jan. 1 on Lake Norman. Participants will stage from the Lake Norman Yacht Club. The regatta is open to those whose sailboats have a current Lake Norman Keelboat Council PHRF rating.Two races are scheduled: the first beginning at about 11 a.m., the second at about 2 p.m. The awards ceremony is set for 5 p.m. at the yacht club’s clubhouse. The entry fee is $25 for USSailing members and $30 for others. There’s a $5 late fee for those sending in entry forms after Dec. 21. You can also make reservations for breakfast at $2.50 per person. For information or to register, call 704-896-1401.• Chuck Lineberry and Pete Calame were the class winners in the Outrigger Yacht Club’s Wilmer Cup Regatta Nov. 3-4 on Lake Norman. Lineberry, piloting his Soverel 33-2 “Pearl Of Great Price,” won the spinnaker class-title, while Calame took the non-spinnaker-class title in his Holder 20 “Irk.”• The Lake Norman Yacht Club’s Flying Scot Fleet 48 will have its annual dinner Dec. 8. For information, visit www.lnyc.org.NCCSR to improve websiteN.C. Community Sailing and Rowing is looking for three people with copy editing, graphic design and website design experience to help in redesigning the group’s website.The current website, www.nccsailandrow.com, uses Wordpress as its platform. NCCSR officials are looking at several other platforms for the redesigned website, according to an email from the organization. The redesign project will run through January, and the time commitment required for all three positions is flexible. For information, contact Herb Schuette at 336-682-0408 or email@example.com, or Smita Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.Upcoming meetings• The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department on South Pilot Knob Road, Denver.• The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron’s annual Christmas Party will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at Jeffrey’s Restaurant, 117 Trade St., Mooresville. The cost is $33 per person. All reservations must be made by Dec. 3. Mail reservations and payment (checks made out to LNSPS) to Barb Todd, 397 Catalina Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117.