Hobie Island Waccamaw Weekend  Sail-Race-Fish

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Hobie Island Waccamaw Weekend Sail-Race-Fish

Attention all Hobie Island Sailors! (other sailors welcome too) Sail...Race...Fish at beautiful Lake Waccamaw, NC

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Waccamaw Sailing Club 3100 Canal Cove Rd Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450

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  • 1 day 7 hours
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Calling All Hobie Island Sailors! (and other small boat sailors too) Race - Sail - Fish on Beautiful Lake Waccamaw, May 20-21, 2023 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. Because there is no gas dock on the lake, 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. A limited number of sites are available at the club for tent camping on a first come basis. (You must purchase a upgraded ticket that includes camping for a site) Other accommodations are locally available. There are airbnbs, hotels in nearby Whiteville and additional camping in the State Park across the lake.

This event will be so much fun! In addition to sailing & racing we will have a welcome party Friday night, food, music, cool stuff to buy and food trucks. In addition, the town of Lake Waccamaw has a supermarket, restaurants and plenty of local color.

Schedule of events:

Friday May 19-Early check in starts at 4:00pm, Welcome Party 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday May 20- 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 for tacking and maneuvering in tight quarters such as at the starting line. A packet including the Notice of Race, Sailing instructions, a finalized schedule of events and additional information about the area will be emailed to all registrants around 4/15/23

Sunday May 21- Pirate's Pursuit around the lake pursuit race- Captains meeting 10:30 am Racing starts 11:00am don't forget your water blaster!

Racing not your thing? There is great fishing on the lake, bring your rig. If you don't already have a NC fishing licence, use this link and purchase a 10 day or annual license here: NC wildlife.org

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