The Lake Norman Yacht Club hold its annual Independence Day Regatta and fireworks celebration during the July 4 weekend on Lake Norman.The sailboat races and supporting events will be July 6-7 at the yacht club, off Yacht Road near the Trump National Golf Course–Charlotte in Mooresville.The regatta is open to all sailboat classes, including juniors, centerboards and keelboats. Keelboats must have a current PHRF rating from the Lake Norman Keelboat Council.Races will be run both days. A dinner on the evening of July 6 will have a live band and a fireworks show.The entry fee is $55 for keelboats and centerboards and $30 for juniors. The dinner fee is $20 for adults and $10 for child younger than 10.For information or to register, visit the yacht club’s website at www.lnyc.org or mail the registration form (also online) with payment to 8501 Fox Tail Lane, Huntersville, NC 28078. Make checks payable to the Lake Norman Yacht Club or LNYC.North American title racesSailboat racers from across the United States and Canada will take to Lake Norman in mid-July for the annual Flying Scot North American Championships.The championship regatta is scheduled for July 13-19 out of the Lake Norman Yacht Club. Titles will be decided for the North American Championship as well as for juniors, women’s and seniors divisions.The women’s and juniors divisions will race July 14. Qualifying races for the North American Championships are set for July 15-16. The championship and challenger races to decide the North American Championship will be July 17-19.The registration fee is $255 for championship entrants, and $50 for women’s and juniors entries. An additional $10 fee is required for all who aren’t members of US Sailing.For information or to register, visit www.lnyc.org, call 704-650-4033 or email 2013FSNAC@gmail.com.Boating safety classes• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 13, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. $45 per person, $25 for each additional family member. Advance registration is required. www.usps.org/lakenorman or call 704-895-4994 or 704-846-2865.• 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27, Kings Point Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius. $45 per person. For information or to register for a class, call 704-663-5733, 704-663-3333 or 828-478-2507. www.cgaux.org.• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17, Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department, 1518 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. Cost: $45 per person, $25 for each additional family member. Advance registration is required. For information or to register, visit www.usps.org/lakenorman or call 704-895-4994 or 704-846-2865.
Monday, Jul. 01, 2013
Lake Norman Yacht Club plans weekend regatta
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