The Lake Norman Marine Commission recently approved an application from the Tweed Place Homeowners Association to install no-wake-zone buoys at the entrance to a cove off the McCrary Creek section of Lake Norman.
The commission approved the application unanimously at its Nov. 10 meeting in Mooresville.
The homeowners association had applied to have five buoys installed due to the size of the entrance of the cove, but commissioners approved just two buoys. However, Marine Commission Executive Director Ron Shoultz said the application was left open, giving the homeowners association the opportunity to request more buoys if they are needed.
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• The Marine Commission unanimously gave its approval to four water-ski slalom courses maintained and operated by the Lake Norman Ski Club. The four courses are located in the Little Creek, Reeds Creek and Harbor Creek coves and on Lake Davidson. The operating permits for the ski club’s slalom courses have to be renewed annually as part of Duke Energy’s Shoreline Management Guidelines.
• The Marine Commission will not meet in December. Its next meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 S. Main St., Mooresville. The public is invited to attend.
Jones, Morris win regatta class titles
Lake Norman Yacht Club members Kenneth Jones and Robert Morris won class titles during the 24th annual Carolina Keelboat One-Design Regatta, held Nov. 8-9 on Lake Norman.
Jones did not win a race but finished second in four of five starts to take the U-20 class ahead of Mark Aspland. Morris won twice and finished second twice to take the J-70 class title over Michael Jones.
The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists is looking for volunteers to help plan and organize a new event scheduled for April 18 at Langtree of Lake Norman. The emphasis of the new event will be on nature. For information or to volunteer, call 704-231-3317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas flotilla set Dec. 6
The Lake Norman Yacht Club will hold its fourth-annual Christmas Flotilla and Lights Parade beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 6.
The parade route will run from the LNYC to the Rusty Rudder lakeside restaurant in Cornelius, and back. Prizes will be awarded for the best-decorated sailboat.