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Watauga Lake Sailing Club’s 14th Annual New Year’s Day Frostbite Sailing Race Held Wednesday, Jan. 1

Dec. 27, 2013. The Watauga Lake Sailing Club is holding its annual Frostbite Sailing Race for members on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. This event usually draws about 12 large boats nomatter what the weather. 

imgresThe first Frostbite Race was sailed in a blizzard, but the club is hoping for more gentle conditions this New Year’s Day. 

Sailing out of Watauga Lakeshore Marina, the skipper’s meeting will be held at 12 p.m. Race crews range from two people on up; last year there were 11 boats and about 30-40 participants. The race usually lasts two hours. 

The race can be observed from the Watauga Point Picnic area or the observation deck at the dam and various spots along U.S. 321.

The Watauga Lake Sailing Club is the only regional sailing club in the area, with approximately 90 members from Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and Western North Carolina.

Nestled in the Cherokee National Forest, Watauga Lake offers scenic views and plenty of water to sail all day. During the warmer months, the Club is active with races, picnics, learning opportunities and sailing fellowship.

You don’t have to own a sailboat to become a member of the Watauga Lake Sailing Club.

For more information about the race or the WLSC, check out their website here or contact Dennis Anthony, Commodore, at 423-647-4700, ncbtprofessor@gmail.com or Clarke Lucas, Dock Master at acral@chartertn.net.