Waccamaw Sailing Club is excited and pleased to announce our 47th Annual Indian Summer Regatta, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 2nd and 3rd.
Tell your friends and let’s make this one for the books!!! This is an open event, and we are expecting a great turnout!
All classes that can be scored using the Portsmouth Yardstick are welcome – three or more boats of the same class will be scored One-Design, and others will be scored Open Portsmouth. Awards will be given based on registered boats – the more boats in a class, the deeper the awards! (See the Notice Of Race for details.)
Please come out and join us for some great racing, a delicious Saturday night dinner with all the fixin’s, and general sailor-talk around the club.
Keep an eye here for camping and accommodation information, directions to the club, menu for dinner and anything else you need to know.
Competitors Meeting is at 11 AM on Saturday. For more information about the racing portion of the event, consult the Notice of Race (NOR).
Dinner on Saturday is at 7 PM, and promises to be absolutely excellent!
Have you ever heard tale of the old Waccamaw Sailing Club barge named “Cleopatra”? Enjoy Ann Coburn’s “telling” from our 1980 Club History:
“During the Spring of ’71 the men met a couple of times a week to engineer and build with the end result being the barge – “Cleopatra” – a 20 by 12-foot platform resting on four aircraft wing tanks, which was to be used as a race committee barge. With a total cost for construction of $20 and unladylike weight scaled in tons, she had a seating capacity of 20 or 30 and was propelled by a 6 HP motor donated by Joe Maultsby, which we are still using (as of 1980).
Everyone knew “Cleo”. Typically female, she broke away many times and washed ashore at so many different places she was well-known all along the lakefront. There are many funny tales to be told on and about Cleopatra, but she served us well and is a very dear part of WSC lore”