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Junior Program Page
The 2015 Sail Camp Registration is now online! Sign up early for discounts and to reserve your spot on the Friday Evening Dinner Party Cruise!
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Junior sailors have been busy this offseason practicing and competing throughout the month of February. Kyle Mergenthaler, with crew Andrew Dodd, traveled to Jensen Beach for the C420 Midwinters, finishing 37th out of 102 competitors. Kenny Corsig and Garrett Mergenthaler sailed to a 63rd and 64th place finish, respectively, against more than 200 Opti's at the St. Petersburg Valentine's Regatta. Jordan Wiggins spent the last weekend of February in Savannah, crewing on "Still Running with Scissors". Their team finished 2nd in the 10 boat lightning fleet. Conditions in Savannah were miserable at best. Please be sure to report all sailing updates and results to juniordirector@LNYC.org so it can be including in the monthly report.
Travis Tucker and Max Thompson did a great job leading an advanced Opti racing clinic. Conditions were ideal for frostbite sailing, with the breeze building to a 15 knot northerly. Sailors included Kenny Corsig, Garrett Mergenthaler, Xavier Shattuck, Sully O'Donnel and Josh Draper. Needless to say...the 5 Opti sailors who braved the conditions had the entire lake to themselves.
High school Report (by Michael Chenard):
The Lake Norman High School sailing team competed in the North Points regatta in Charleston on February 21 & 22. While it may have been chilly in Mooresville, Charleston greeted us with temps in the low 60s on Saturday and low 70s Sunday.
17 boats were on the line with stiff competition provided by teams from Charleston, Savannah, Beaufort and Raleigh. Winds were flukey the first day with current and tides at times winning the battle over the wind. LNHS finished the first day in fourth with a solid performance by both divisions.
Warmer temperatures and more consistent winds on the second day were appreciated by everyone. With the exception of the Carolina Belle crossing the racing area just off the starting line and just after a race began, every race went smoothly. Note to powerboaters, don’t violate the rules of the road in front of a retired Coast Guard senior chief and captain. Consistent performance the second day secured LNHS a fourth overall behind Wando Varsity, Wando JV and Beaufort High.
We had a great time competing with highly competitive teams and friendly faces. We even ran across Chuck and Joyce Gise as they cheered on their grandson sailing for Wando."
Please mark the following upcoming events:
March 7th- LNYC Workday
Please come out to help prepare our new storage facility in the Pavilion. We have several projects planned for the day.
April 25th- Junior Series begins and Kick-off Dinner
All fleets begin racing on April 25th. Junior sailors will be hosting the Fleet dinner that Saturday night. Please mark your calendars...we’ll need all hands on board to help.
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