July Regatta

Our regatta, held on Saturday, July 17, was a pleasant surprise in regards to the wind compared to some past July regattas. It was also good to see 18 boats on the water.

The regatta was mostly event free except for a few boats lightly tapping other boats and a rookie spinnaker user encountering an Oak Hollow wind swirl that wrapped the spinnaker and sheets around the port hull and needed the rescue boat assistance to get untangled. Thanks Bruce and Sally.

After the regatta but while the rescue boat was still on the water Capsize Mary convinced Chris to turn their boat over in her attempt to close in on Warren’s capsize record and were also rescued by Bruce and Sally and Chuck. Thanks again. Usually, being on the rescue boat in July means towing boats to shore due to lack of wind. Not this time.

Enjoy a few photos in our gallery here.

June Regatta

Held June 19, 2021, at Oak Hollow Lake, this mid-summer regatta saw winds fairly consistent at 8-14mph with a few shifts. Three two-lap races were held on a windward/leeward course with the start/finish line being an obstacle and a gate at the leeward mark.

Many thanks to our competitors and our fearless race comittee for another awesome day on the water!! Check out more pictures at this link!

Learn to Sail this Summer

Give your kids a unique experience this summer learning to sail!

Dates: June 21-25 or July 26-30
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Who: kids entering 6th – 12th grade
Class size: limited to 10 kids
Where: Oak Hollow Lake – Sailboat Point – across the lake from the marina
Cost: $150 per one-week session

In this class, your kids will learn the basics of sailing through an open-air classroom, hands-on sailing with experienced sailors, and finally, sailing by themselves.

They will also be exposed to the vast options that sailing includes, from pleasure sailing to windsurfing, foiling, ice sailing, and the oldest continuous competition, The America’s Cup.

Our schedule will (weather permitting) start each morning with some classroom instruction, followed by time on the water. OHSC will provide the life vests.

Monday – Wednesday, we will meet at Sailboat Point, and Thursday and Friday at Oak Hollow Marina where they will learn to sail the Sunfish provided by the City of High Point.

The class also includes a one-year free membership to Oak Hollow Sailing Club where, if they choose, they can participate in our other activities such as fun sails and racing.

The Important Stuff…

Sign up on the HighPointNC.gov website here, then following these steps:

  1. Click on Register.
  2. In left column, click on Youth – Ages 0-17.
  3. Click on Youth Programs.
  4. Locate the “Learn to Sail Youth Lessons” program that you prefer (June or July week) and click Register.
  5. If you do not already have an account on the High Point website, you can create one free.
  6. Continue to the class registration and online payment

Finally, we meet Monday through Wednesday at Sailboat Point, 3701 Waterview Rd, High Point, NC 27265

May Regatta

Our first “points” regatta of the season was held Saturday, May 15, 2021. Breezes were in the 4-12mph range and included some sudden gusts, one of which produced our first turtle of the season as well. Yay, John and Linda! As Curtis put it, “Oak Hollow was up to its usual tricks.”

Nevertheless, our eight boats, evenly split between mono- and multi-hulls, got three one-lap races out of it, and some perfectly beautiful weather.

Many thanks to our competitors, race committee, P.R.O., and to Si, who so thoughtfully provided us with coffee and doughnut sustenance before race time. You guys rock.

Check out the photo gallery here.