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Lake Norman Yacht Club
Mooresville, North Carolina

Who We Are


LNYC is a not-for-profit club whose mission is to dedicate its programs and resources to the growth of sailing and sailboat racing through instruction and practice in a sociable, family-friendly environment, and by continuing our heritage of being a member-run organization.  
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Remembering Ken Hopkins - Highlander Sailor at LNYC from 1989 to 2010


Ken’s daughter, Debbie Probst, recently contacted us to let us know that her dad passed away on August 29th. Ken moved to Statesville from Ohio in 1989 and joined LNYC with his very distinctive light green Highlander #333. He loved to sail and traveled to many of the annual Highlander Class events, easily making friends wherever he went. He will probably be remembered most fondly for not wearing a shirt when he sailed - even when the weather was not that warm! Ken moved away to live with family in 2010 and announced his retirement from sailing in 2012.

Debbie has asked that we raise a glass to honor Ken during our upcoming Pipers/Nationals event at LNYC. We will be having a short informal gathering immediately following the Competitors Meeting that is scheduled for 4.30 p.m. on Saturday night, October 20th. If anyone has photos or anecdotes they would like to share, please contact Sue Rykens at Debbie will try to be with us that night, as she really wants people to know how much the Highlander Class and its members meant to her dad.

Future Events

October 2018

Highlander Nationals and Pipers Combined Regatta – October 20-25 - 10/20/2018

Club Pursuit Race - 10/27/2018
Hewsons - 10/27/2018
Club Dinner Hosted by San Juan Fleet (Details Coming Soon) 

November 2018

Atlantic Coast Championship/District Championship/Fall 48 Regatta Click Here to Register

Carolina Keelboat One Design - 11/10/2018



Race Results

Click on the logo below to view the recent pictures from the U20 North American 

Click Here to read article about the U20 North American event held at LNYC.

Congratulations to the U20 North American Winners:
1st U20
First Place:  Tim Porter, Steve Shaw and Terra Berlinski

2nd U20
2nd Place:  Mark, Joe and Emily Aspland

3rd Place:  BJ, Emily and Bill Jones

2018 Thistle Carolinas District and Bottoms Up Regatta Results

Past LNYC Events in Regatta Network  Most of our events are scored within Regatta Network.

Important News and Articles

Watch this wonderful video from the Lake Norman Special Olympics.
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Congratulations to Brad Russell and his crew for winning the 2018 Thistle Championship in Westport, CT!!!!  Check out the articles below.



2018 Club Series NOR

2018 Club Series Sailing Instructions


Register for 2018 Junior Sailing
2018 Junior Series NOR
2018 Junior Series SI
2018 LNYC Youth Membership Guidelines and Application


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