Lake Norman boat-sharing club wins three national awards
Tuesday, Mar. 25, 2014

Lake Norman boat-sharing club wins three national awards

The inaugural Lake Norman Boating and Water Sports Festival will be held March 29 at the Morningstar Kings Point Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius.

The festival, which runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m., will feature seminars on safe boating, water sports and water safety practices, as well as children’s activities and exhibits featuring the newest boats and water sports.

Admission to the festival is free. Lunch will also be served free of charge as long as supplies last.

Boating and water sports items will be raffled off during the festival, with proceeds going to the hospital’s Children’s Fund. Seminars will also be held every half-hour by local professional boaters and celebrities such as WSOC-TV meteorologist Steve Udelson.

For information on the festival, visit, call 704-892-3223 or 704-557-0848, or email

Boat-sharing club wins awards

The Lake Norman chapter of a national, private boat-sharing organization was recognized with three awards last month in Florida.

The Lake Norman Carefree Boat Club was named the 2013 Boat Club of the Year by the national Carefree Boat Club during its annual conference and awards banquet Feb. 25-27 at the Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla.

The Carefree Boat Club is a national organization, with clubs in many locations. Members join for a fee and can use boats provided by the club.

The Lake Norman club, based at the Morningstar Kings Point Marina in Cornelius, also received the group’s 2013 Customer Service Award and 2013 Sales Performance Award. It was the second straight year the group received the national Customer Service award, and the first for the Sales Performance award.

For information about the Lake Norman Carefree Boat Club, call 704-557-0848 or visit

Bill Kiser is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Bill? Email him at

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