Lake Norman & Mooresville

Covekeepers plan joint kayak/canoe trip

The Lake Norman Covekeepers will venture away from Lake Norman, to one of the neighboring lakes, during its next monthly meeting.

The Lake Norman environmental group has made plans to join members of the Lake Wylie Covekeepers and Mountain Island Lake Covekeepers for a kayaking/canoeing trip on Lake Wylie on Oct. 17.

The trip, which will explore some of the Covekeepers’ work in progress on Lake Wylie, will be led by Lake Wylie Lakekeeper Dan Mullane.

Covekeeper members will meet at 9 a.m. at Tailrace Marina, 1000 Marina Village Drive, Mt. Holly. Members are asked to bring their own kayaks or canoes, but kayaks are available for rent at the marina.

Interested participants can also contact Mullane by email at to reserve one of the kayaks owned by the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

The Lake Wylie trip will last until noon. It will be followed by an optional lunch at Sammy’s restaurant in Belmont.

For more information, call 704-489-6249. To reserve a rental kayak from Tailrace Marina, call 704-827-0000.


Leukemia Cup Regatta set for Oct. 17: The fifth-annual Leukemia Cup Regatta on Lake Norman will be held Oct. 17, with the Peninsula Yacht Club serving as the host club and organizers.

Proceeds from the regatta will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the event serves as a qualifier for the National Fantasy Sail for skippers who raise at least $10,000 by Nov. 1.

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is open to all ballasted mono-hull sailboats at least 20 feet in length: spinnakers, non-spinnakers and cruising classes. A skipper’s dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius.

For more information on the regattas, go online at, or call 828-244-5577.

Pipers and Pluckers Regatta: Lake Norman’s longest-running sailboat regatta, the Pipers and Pluckers Regatta, will be held Oct. 17-18.

The 49th annual regatta, hosted by the Lake Norman Yacht Club, is open to all Highlander-class sailboats. The event is being organized by the Yacht Club’s Highlander Fleet No. 27.

The entry fee is $35 per boat and can be emailed to Payment can be made during pre-race sign-in on Oct. 16.

Reservations for the early arrival dinner Oct. 16 ($6 per person), lunch ($8 per person) and dinner ($14 per person, $7 per child) on Oct. 17, and breakfast ($6 per person) and lunch ($6 per person) on Oct. 18 can also be made.

For more information, visit or call (704) 756-9045.

LNYC Hewson Championship: The Lake Norman Yacht Club will hold its annual Hewson Club Championship races on Oct. 24-25.

The Hewson Championship is the Yacht Club’s club championship and is open to the fleet champions from the club’s spring and fall combined series, as well as members selected by the Hewson Committee.

For more information, email, or visit

Bill Kiser is a freelance writer: