OHSC Wins 2021 Interclub Regatta!

Saturday, November 13, was a beautiful day for sailing on Oak Hollow Lake. And a perfect day to take back the Neil Benson trophy!

OHSC hosted this year’s Interclub Regatta (2020 was cancelled), racing against sailors from Greensboro’s Lake Townsend Yacht Club. Relatively warm weather and higher winds than usual for Oak Hollow Lake, made for some exciting racing but thankfully, no capsizes. Fourteen boats competed in three, 2-lap races on a triangle course.

Congratulations to OHSC sailors! And a huge thanks to both clubs, our Race Committee and P.R.O., and to all who provided food, assistance, and support for this wonderful event!

Thanks to Pam and Annette for the awesome photography! See pictures here in our photo gallery.

Bonfire Potluck Social

Held Saturday, October 23, at Mark’s house, the bonfire potluck was a hit! Lots of excellent dishes, drinks and desserts. It was a great turnout, and fun getting together to share stories around the fire.

Also on this night, the Gunkhole Oar Award was passed on by last year’s winner, Michael Nordahl. For 2021, the Oar went to Mark Critzer! Congratulations, Mark!

Many thanks to Mark for hosting such a great event and keeping the bonfire going!

See more pictures in our photo gallery here.

October Gunkhole!

The Gunkhole fun regatta was held on Sunday, October 17th. Two multi-hulls, six monohulls, and one Tandem Island participated.

Winds were good but as usual for Oak Hollow Lake they were shifty and inconsistent resulting in some of our more experienced sailors having difficulties in some spots on the lake. Sometimes it’s the luck of being in the right spot on the lake at the right time.

Chris Malcolm and Curtis Crotts set the course using the approximate traditional locations and the mark towards Interstate 73 seemed to be the mark that caused the most problems for the sailors.

Congrats to Mark Critzer on his Tandem Island for taking the Oar which was passed on to him by last year’s winner, Michael Nordahl, at our Bonfire Social!

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October Regatta

Our final regatta for points was held Saturday, October 16th.

Winds for the day were forecast to have gusts up to 28 MPH and a few strong gusts did occur during rigging. Our race committee decided to hold the regatta in spite of the forecast but some members decided not to sail due to the forecast.

It was impressive to see the number of monohulls be first into the water in spite of the high wind. A hearty bunch of sailors this lot!

Fortunately, the winds did not live up to the forecast and three races of 2 laps each were completed without any boats needing to be rescued.

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August Regatta

Our August regatta was held on Saturday the 21st. As usual, for an August regatta the winds were light and the temperatures were high.

P.R.O. Warren Mitchell set a windward leeward course with an extra mark to create both a long and a short course. The intention was to sail the long course in the first race and then adjust to the short course if necessary for either of the remaining races. However, the wind before the first race was so light that it was changed to the short course.

During the second race the wind seemed to be strongest at and beyond the weather mark so the course for the third race was moved in that direction. However, Oak Hollow Lake would have none of that and the wind in that area also decreased at the start of the race.

We started with a small turnout of 3 monohulls and 4 catamarans. Thanks to all of those that participated and tolerated the conditions.

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