Annual Stockholders meeting is Nov 12, 2016

The WSC membership and annual stockholders meeting will be held on November 12, 2016 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 $6. Wine and cheese reception is free!

Program may include photoshow of WSC activities and Lake Waccamaw information. Elections of 2017 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 2017. 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 2016 CANCELLED

!!!!!!!     Indian Summer Regatta for 2016 has been cancelled      !!!!!!!

Thanks to Hurricane Matthew, we will be cancelling the Indian Summer Regatta for 2016. We waited as long as we could to see if the storm would weaken or otherwise dissipate, and although it is veering away from the NC coast, the weekend forecast still sees steady winds in the mid-20’s and gusts to the 40’s and 50’s. A bit much.

BUMMER!

Thank you for considering racing in our regatta, and for those who have already paid your registration fee, we will providing refunds shortly.

We do have regatta t-shirts for sale, if anyone is interested. You can never have enough t-shirts…

Indian Summer Regatta 2016, October 8-9

The Indian Summer Regatta will be held this year on October 8-9 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 pig pickin’ with the usual southern sides and Swedish apple pie, 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!

Keelboat Racing: Aug 13!

Come out for the second keelboat race of the year, and the first of two for August. 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 (meeting at 2PM), and we hope to see you there. We will have our customary pot-luck after the races, so come and join us on Saturday, 13-Aug!

Shrimparoo and workday: Aug 20

Saturday, Aug 20th, will be a club workday, followed by our yearly Shrimparoo!

The club workday begins at 9AM, and is a great opportunity for everyone to contribute back to our club, helping to ensure that it continues to serve us well for years to come. There are lots of tasks scheduled, and we’ll have a sign-up sheet available that morning to help organize the various activities.

Shrimparoo…

Cooking will start around 4pm so bring a side dish or dessert and your choice of beverage. Join in even if you cannot make the workday. The pots will be full of shrimp, corn on the cob, and sausage. This will be a great day of fun and fellowship.

Charge will be 5.00 per person with kids, 16 and under free.

Club Races: July 23

Our July 2016 Club Race is on Saturday… come join us for an afternoon of racing! 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.

Last week’s club race was postponed due to weather, and has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, July 9th. Please consult the calendar for race times.

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.

Additionally, our annual shrimp boil is scheduled for July 30th, with a work day at the club that morning starting at 9am. Details to follow…..

Cardboard boat race enthusiasts throughout the state of North Carolina will be competing for a state championship in their sport of racing watercraft out of seemingly non-seaworthy materials. The North Carolina Cardboard Boat Championships sponsored by Plimsoll Gear will be held Father’s Day weekend on Saturday, June 18 at the Waccamaw Sailing Club in Lake Waccamaw, N.C.

Calendar link: https://waccamawsailing.com/calendar/122

For more information, visit http://www.nccardboardboatchampionships.com/

Great day of racing!

What a great day of racing for the May 2016 club races! Good wind, warm enough weather, and no thunderstorms made for an afternoon of quick sailing. Lots of close racing for the cats and monos, and we’ve got a definitely got a fleet of competitors in the mix.

If you’re looking for good fun and a great bunch of people, then come join us! If you’re looking for pictures of the day, then head on over to our club photos section (thanks to John Rea for our May club racing photos).

Club Races: May 28

Our May 2016 Club Race series is on Saturday… come join us for an afternoon of racing!

Our next club race is scheduled for SATURDAY, May 28. 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.