Club Races: April 28th

The 2018 Summer Series Club Racing series starts on the 28th of April… come join us for an afternoon of racing!

Our first club race is scheduled for SATURDAY, April 28. The Captain’s meeting is at 2pm.

As it is every club race, it is our tradition to bring an appetizer to share and whatever beverage you wish. Join us for the fun and a few lies from sailors as to how well they sailed that day! Additionally, this is a great opportunity to invite potential members to visit.

In the goal of enabling all the racers to participate in each race day, we are hoping to have a committee of volunteers to run the Race Committee for each of our club races. The Race Committee will be headed up by Courtney Autrey, and we hope to have at least four additional volunteers (barge + safety boat) for each race day.

Please contact Philippe (pbl@ideos.com) regarding your availability to help on the 28th of April and/or any subsequent race weekend in the future.

We look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

Annual Spring Clean Up on April 14th

We will be having our annual Spring Clean Up on Saturday, April 14th beginning at 9:00 am. Please come and join us to lend a hand in getting our club ready for the upcoming season. There are several projects that need our attention. Members of all ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. We will provide a grilled hot dog luncheon and refreshments for those in attendance.

Some of the projects we hope to accomplish include:

-cleaning and organizing of the kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms, race room, and sail storage shed
-cleaning the beach and launching ramps and hauling off debris to designated area
-trimming growth along canal and parking areas
-repairing the back lot fence
-inspection and cleaning of barge and safety/mark boat
-replacement of pier boards

So mark it on your calendar, grab those work gloves, and come join us to get this sailing season started! Our first club race will be held April 28th and racing will continue every fourth Saturday through September. We will be posting an official racing schedule to include our keel boat series very soon. Please check our official website for calendar updates and information regarding our club and membership.

*Some of the projects planned will require the use of power tools, particularly the replacement of portions of the pier. If you are willing to bring cordless drills, saws, and extra batteries it would be greatly appreciated.

Lake Waccamaw – a ‘Carolina Bay’

The Carolina Bays are often presented as “mysterious” or “unexplained,” but years of
geological research has illuminated the ways in which the Bays form and evolve. Join
Dr. Chris Tacker, Curator of Geology for the NC Museum of Natural Sciences as we discuss
the current state of knowledge for the Bays and the means by which geologists gather
data to address questions.

February 17th at 1:30PM at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Whiteville.

Frozen

Snow at the club…

One of our members captured this photo on our YouTube Live Stream this morning… simply stunning morning at the club, although a bit cold I’m sure. We’ll know that kind of info soon when our Sailflow Weather Station is installed!

Annual Oyster Roast

Reminder;

Our annual oyster roast will be Saturday December 9th at 1pm at the club. Bring a shucking knife, your favorite beverage and join us for all the oysters you can shuck for just 10.00/person!!!!!

Annual Stockholders meeting is Nov 11, 2017

The WSC membership and annual stockholders meeting will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 6 PM.

The meeting will be held at Columbus County Arts Council building in downtown Whiteville located at 822 South Madison Street (2 blocks south of the railroad) located across from Sherwin Williams Paint Store.

Dinner will be catered and is likely to cost $12 per person, children $3. Wine and cheese reception is free!

Program may include photoshow of WSC activities and sailing information. Elections of 2018 class of Directors, sailing awards, year in review, and good fellowship is the order of the day.

Come prepared to talk about enticements to greater participation in 2018. The only scheduled item of business is the election of members of the Board Directors.

Please RETURN the proxy (found in this link). Mark your planned attendance for meal count, your proxy preference, and sign where indicated. Be sure to update the return email with current name, address, phones, and email address. Add any other information.

You may RESPOND by return EMAIL of notice to hcblanchard@embarqmail.com or by TEXT to 910-641- 7060. By PHONE call to cell # 910-641-7060 or 910-642-7875 office, by mail to PO Box 2323, Whiteville 28472.

Indian Summer Regatta 2017, October 14-15

The Indian Summer Regatta will be held this year on October 14-15 at Lake Waccamaw, NC. We’re looking forward to a great turnout again this year!

There’s plenty of space for camping, RV’s, hot showers, and a full kitchen at your disposal. Support boats will be on site, and there should be plenty of staff on-hand.

Saturday’s dinner is shaping up to be a excellent with the usual southern sides and yummy dessert, and possibly more!

You can register online at https://www.waccamawsailing.com/racing/indian-summer-regatta, and encourage you to do so, as it allows us to plan a bit better.

Hope to see you there!

Club Races: September 23

The 2017 Summer Series Club Racing series continues in September… come join us for an afternoon of racing!

Our next club race is scheduled for SATURDAY, September 23. Captain’s meeting at 2pm.

As it is every club race, it is our tradition to bring an appetizer to share and whatever beverage you wish. Join us for the fun and a few lies from sailors as to how well they sailed that day! This is a great opportunity to invite potential members to visit.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!!

 

Hopefully everyone is safe and sound while Irma graces us with her presence here in North Carolina… soon enough we’ll have sunny skies and good weather.

The Tanzer Nationals are being hosted at Waccamaw Sailing Club this weekend (Sep 16-17), and we would love for you to join us for a Steak Dinner (Rib Eye Steak, Baked Potato, and Salad) on Saturday evening after the races.

Click here for more information about our Steak Dinner.

As always, WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re still looking for volunteers to help with Race Committee and general support during this weekend’s Tanzer Nationals event. If you can offer assistance during the Saturday/Sunday event, please contact me at your first convenience.

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