Recap-Around Andersonville Island Alone (or not) race
This year’s event could have been called Around Andersonville Island (or not) 2016. Even with ten boats registered by Thursday, most were concerned with the weather forecast. It was going to be windless. Several forecast sites predicted 3 mph at start time, then diminishing during the race. And it was going to be hot-95 with a heat index near 100.
Despite this, eight of the 10 registered skippers and crews attended the skipper’s meeting at 10:00 on the clubhouse deck. The heat was not severe yet, but the only sign of breeze was very light texture on the near-shore water. Read more...
Pickens County STEM program visits WCSC
Over 1000 second grade students from every elementary school in Pickens County School District launched their 2016 Sailboat Regatta with a visit to the Western Carolina Sailing Club last week!
The Sailboat Regatta is a part of the district's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Curriculum. Students learn the basic principles that make sailboats work, such as thrust and drag. Then they build their own model sailboats to race at their schools.
Thank you to the many WCSC members who volunteered for the three day event to show students how much fun STEM learning and sailing can be! Special thanks to Dan Marett, Tim Crane, Johanna Curtiss, Terhune Sudderth, Bryon Hicks, Patrick Hopp and Ronnie Ashmore for making this program a success! Check out the photos at the STEM Sailboat Regatta Facebook album
Race Committee crew and PROs...
WCSC members can find an alphabetized list of 2016 race committee assignments by clicking on the "Race Committee Duty List" button in the menu list at the left margin of any website page. PROs can find the contact information for their crew by clicking on "Race Committee PRO's Page". As contact information is involved, PROs must be logged in to access the 'PRO's Page'.
2016 Racing and Social Calendar is available
The 2016 Calendar is available for download here.
Take the time to review all racing, parties, Regatta's and other planned club events for the upcoming year. In addition, the calendar is being updated on the website calendar as well.
2016 2nd Quarter Windsong
The Windsong Q2-2016 is available online. It can also be found under Club Documentation. If you have any news or have written an article you'd like to see in the next edition, please send them to Lisa Baker at email@example.com.
2016 Sailing Events in the Region
WCSC Sailors support events all over the Southeast Region of the U.S. WCSC is also a member of SAYRA
(South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association). Click here
to view the SAYRA Calendar of events for our region. If you would like WCSC sailors to participate in your event and your event posted on the WCSC website, please email your NOR to the WCSC Commodore
Western Carolina Sail Club, located in Anderson SC on Lake Hartwell is dedicated to promoting the sport of sailing and sailboat racing. We are a non-profit organization with an active membership dedicated to making sailing on Lake Hartwell an enjoyable experience. Interested in Membership? See the Club Information page for more information.