Hobie Island Waccamaw Weekend : Waccamaw Sailing Club

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Calling All Hobie Island Sailors! (and other small boat sailors too) Race - Sail  on Beautiful Lake Waccamaw, May 31 thru June 2, 2024. sponsored by the Waccamaw Sailing Club. The Hobie Island community is a group that is underserved with events. We hope to make this a premier Hobie Island sailing event on the East Coast

Lake Waccamaw is a beautiful, natural oval shaped freshwater lake, 3mi X 5mi rimmed by ancient cypress trees and drippy Spanish moss. There is very little power boat traffic, making it ideal for small boat sailing. The lake is conveniently located midway between Wilmington, NC and Lumberton, NC just off I 74 and about 25 mi. east of the I 95-I 74- Lumberton Exit on I 74.

Waccamaw Sailing Club has served the sailing community in this area for over 50 years. The club has a rustic clubhouse, bathrooms and hot showers, 2 boat launch ramps and beach launching, lakeside tent camping and a few trailer sites with electricity. Accommodations are locally available. There are airbnbs at the lake, hotels in nearby Whiteville and additional camping in the State Park across the lake. Email me for more details.


Registration includes Racing and a Weekend food pass and tent or trailer camping* Tee shirts and other stuff for sale at event

This event will Hawaiian themed and will be so much fun! In addition to sailing & racing we will have a welcome party Friday night, with a tackiest hawaiian shirt contest, food and music Breakfast, snacks a catered dinner and live music Saturday, and breakfast & lunch on Sunday.  In addition, the town of Lake Waccamaw has a supermarket, restaurants and plenty of local color.

Schedule of events:

Friday May 31-Early check in starts at 4:00pm, Welcome Party with food,music and "Tackiest Hawaiian Shirt contest" 6:00-8:00pm ( or longer)

Saturday June 1- Breakfast about 7:30, snacks available throughout the day. Captain's meeting 12:00 Noon Racing starts 1:00pm. We will be sailing a triangular course with beat, reach & run legs. Mirage drives will be allowed on a limited basis, for tacking and maneuvering at the starting line. NOR is attached. We will try for a minimum of 3 races wind permitting. Catered dinner starting about 6:00pm

Sunday June 2-  About 9:00 AM Pursuit style “Free Sail” all classes of boat invited- Don’t forget your water blaster!

1:00pm- Light Lunch followed by awards- 1st & 2nd place for Adventure Islands, and 1st & 2nd place for Tandem Islands.

Our event sponsor, Sail & Ski of Myrtle Beach, SC an area Hobie Island dealer will be onsite to demo stand up paddle boards and pedal kayaks as well as assist in any needed repairs

* 5 trailer campsites with electricity and about 12 tent camping sites are available and included with registration. No reservations accepted, available first come-first served basis starting Friday about 3:00pm.

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