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Hobie Island Waccamaw Weekend



Calling All Hobie Island Sailors! (and other small boat sailors too) Race – Sail – Fish on Beautiful Lake Waccamaw, May 31 thru June 2, 2024. sponsored by the Waccamaw Sailing Club. The Hobie Island community is a group that has very few, if any, 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. Accommodations are locally available. There are airbnbs at the lake, hotels in nearby Whiteville and camping in the State Park across the lake. Email me for more details.

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

Schedule of events:

Friday May 31-Early check in starts at 4:00pm, Welcome Party with finger food and music 6:00-8:00pm

Saturday June 1- 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

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.