In early August the Lake Norman Yacht Club will host its second national championship regatta of the year: the Jet-14 Nationals, set for Aug. 7-10.Championships will be decided in three divisions during the four-day regatta. The women’s and juniors divisions will race Aug. 7 and the National Championship division will race Aug. 8-10. Last week, the club played host to the Flying Scot North American Championships, which awarded titles for its North American Champion division as well as women’s, seniors and juniors July 13-19.The registration fee for the National Championship division is $185 per boat (includes daily breakfast, dinner on Aug. 8-9 and lunch Aug. 10, as well as event T-shirts for skipper and crew). An additional $10 will be charged for competitors registering after July 21 by mail or after July 25 online. Online registration closes Aug. 6; onsite registration ends at 6 p.m. Aug. 7.Registration is free for the women’s and juniors divisions.Register online at www.regattanetwork.com/event/6901, or mail entries (with checks made out to Jet-14 Class Association) to 17 Trout Lily Glen, Asheville, NC 28805.For information, visit the Jet-14 Association website at www.jet14.com, or call 704-574-0598 or 828-779-9088. Sailing SceneMembers of the Lake Norman Yacht Club swept the majority of the class titles during the 13th annual Lake Norman Hospice Regatta May 31-June 2 on Lake Norman.Class winners from the club were Tom Raymond (Highlander), Peter Beam (Flying Scot), Mark Gise (Thistle), William Wiggins (U-20), Garrett Mergenthaler (Optimist Blue), Josh Mergenthaler (Optimist White), Kaylyn Gise (Optimist Red) and Treez Decker (Spinnaker).The only non-LNYC member to win was Wayne Mackey in the Cruiser class.• Paul Abdullah of Jacksonville, Fla., swept all three races to win the 2013 Great 48 Regatta on Lake Norman in early May.Abdullah, a former Interlake Sailing national champion, beat Lake Norman Yacht Club member Steve Shaw in all three races.• The Lake Norman Yacht Club’s Fall Club Series of sailboat races will begin the weekend of July 27-28. Race weekends are also scheduled for Aug. 17-18, Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Sept. 14-15, Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 26-27.Youth skiing, wakeboarding classesThe Lake Norman Ski Club is taking registration for youth water skiing and wakeboarding classes this month.The Learn2Ski and Learn2Wakeboard classes are open to students 15 and younger.All classes will meet 8-11:30 a.m. in the cove at Vinnie’s Raw Bar and Restaurant on Williamson Road in Mooresville. The registration fee is $20 per person, and all participants must have a signed waiver-release form from their parent or guardian. For information, to obtain waiver forms or to keep posted on dates, visit www.lakenormanskiclub.8m.com.Boating safety classes• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, Midway Marina, 8693 N.C 150, Terrell. Cost: $45 per person. For information or to pre-register for a class, call 704-528-4594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested persons can also visit the USCGA website at 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 www.usps.org/lakenorman or call 704-895-4994 or 704-846-2865.• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 24, Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. Cost: $45 per person. For information or to register for a class, call 704-528-4594 or email email@example.com. www.cgaux.org.• Sept. 28, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Station, Midway Marina, 8693 N.C 150, Terrell. Cost: $45 per person. For information or to register for a class, call 704-528-4594 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. www.cgaux.org.
Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2013
Lake Norman Yacht Club to host 2nd national regatta
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