Keelboat Racing: 14-May!

Come out for the second race of the year, and the first of two for May. This is a special ‘keelboat’ only race, and ONLY monohulls of at least 19′ in length, using either a fixed keel, swing keel, centerboard, or daggerboard are welcome to take part in the races.

This promises to be a fun event, and there will surely be some excitement at the start line. Let’s show those catamaran folks how it’s done.

First race starts at 3PM, and we hope to see you there. We will have our customary pot-luck after the races, so come and join us on Saturday, 14-May!

Club Races: April 23

The 2016 Club Racing series is underway… come join us for an afternoon of racing!

Our next club race is scheduled for SATURDAY, April 23. The first race starts at 3pm.

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 a potential members to visit.

Spring Cleanup on April 9

Mark your Calendar! Saturday April 9th starting at 9am will be spring cleanup at the club.

We will be mowing, raking, power washing, plumbing repairs, deck board replacement, painting, and a lot of sprucing up for the season. Bring your gloves, hammer, wrench, wheelbarrow, power washer, mower and anything that will clean or repair something. If you don’t have the tools bring your gloves and come on, we will have plenty of work to do.

Lunch will be hotdogs, chips, beans, drinks provided by the club. Feel free to add to the gourmet lunch with salads and or desserts.

Alternate Rain date is Saturday April 19.

David A. McLamb
Commodore

Notice of 2015 Annual Stockholders Meeting

Waccamaw Sailing Club, Inc.
PO Box 2323
Whiteville, NC 28472

The WSC annual meeting will be held on November 14, 2015 at 6:00 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 $6. Wine and cheese reception free!

Program may include photoshow of WSC activities and possibly clips from other extreme sailing or cruising adventures.

Good fellowship is the order of the day, with sailing awards, year in review, and Elections of 2016 Class of Directors. Come prepared to share your thoughts about enticements to greater participation in 2016.

The only scheduled item of business is the election of members of the Board Directors.

Please RETURN by EMAIL to hcblanchard@embarqmail.com the below proxy form. Mark your attendance, meal count, your proxy preference, and sign where indicated.  Be sure to verify contact info with current name, address, phones, and email address even if you do use the voting proxy.

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Make Up RACE!

August 15th will be a make-up race for June. After having 11 boats at the start line, the June race had to be cancelled due to lightning. We will be making up that date on Saturday August 15 with a 2pm start. Please note this is one hour earlier due to the Shrimp Boil. It does not matter; national champion or novice, there will be someone on your level to run against. Racing is a great way to improve your skill set and the leaders are always happy to answer questions and offer support when asked. We hope to see you at the start line!!!

Shrimp Boil & Make Up Race

August 15 we will hold our annual shrimp boil and have a make up club race for June which was cancelled due to lightning. This will be a busy day and we can use all the help we can get. We plan to start the race at 2pm if we have wind in an effort to end early to prepare for the cook out. If you do not plan to race and can help with set up, please contact David McLamb for details. The shrimp boil is open to all members and is an event you do not want to miss! The menu consist of salad, shrimp, red potatoes, and corn. Just bring your beverage and optional dessert to share for a fun evening at the club. {article Race Weekend}{title} {text} {readmore}{/article}

Race Weekend

Next Club Race June 27

Last race weekend we had a field of 9 boats and for June races we are looking for 12! join us for a great day on the water and invitre a potental member to come. After the race we will share appetizers and then have a joint pot luck dinner with the members of the campground. This is bring your own and share with a new friend format. Hope to see you there.

David

Club Race: Saturday, May 23

Our next club race is scheduled for SATURDAY, May 23 at 2pm.

After the race everyone is invited to join for dinner on the grill. You can bring your own meat or for 10.00/person aged choice Rib-eye steaks will be cut on site and be served with bake potato and salad. To reserve your steak you must email or call David McLamb (e-mail & phone listed on left side of page) no later than Thursday 21st.

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 a potential members to visit.

Isotope Nationals & End of Month Racing

Our End of the Month Race is this coming weekend, August 23rd.

Also the Isotope National are being held at our club house, come out and enjoy the racing!

We are expecting 20 plus boats!!! It will be a fun event!

In an effort to clean up our front lot we are asking that all trailers be tagged with your name. Some method of weather-able tagging or painting your name needs to be added to your trailer so the club can contact you if there is an issue.

If you do have a boat or trailer on any of the lots, please email David McLamb or myself on the make and model by the end of the month, we are trying to understand who owns what.

If you have not put your boat in the water this year, we are asking that you remove the boat to the back lot to make room for those people that are actively sailing their boats. The yard can get very busy and congested especially during the race week ends. We would like to make it easy for the members that are sailing to be able to get their boats on and off the water without risk of damage to theirs or the other boats.

If you own a canoe, wind board, or sunfish that is being stored on the wooden racks , these also must be tagged. In addition, we are no longer allowing canoes to be stored within the equipment storage shed. This is only for sails and small masts and misc. equipment.

THE IDIAN SUMMER REGATTA is just around the corner. We are looking for volunteers to help, We have a number of positions where we need a hand. If you have a motor boat that can be used as a safety boat or a mark boat, we could use your help. If you are new to the club, this is a good way to meet the other members and become an active member. If you do not know much about racing it is not a problem, there will be somebody with you that knows what they are doing.

Please email me if you can help out, This event is always a good time and the weather is usually perfect this time of the year.

See everyone this coming weekend!!!

Jim Wimbish
Vice Commodore

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