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Keelboat Fleet



The LNYC Keelboat Fleet exists to support racing and cruising programs for all keelboats at the Lake Norman Yacht Club.  The Fleet sponsors the annual Mid-Winter Regatta, promotes keelboat participation in club race weekends, works closely with keelboat one-design fleets, the Lake Norman Keelboat Council and holds many social sailing events throughout the year.  For more information on the Keelboat Fleet, contact our Fleet Captain, Jacob Terell.  Return to this page for frequent updates on fleet activities, resources and scheduled events.


Fleet Leadership

Fleet Captain     Jacob "JT" Terrell
Dock Master Richard Jones
Treasurer Bob McGrath
Cruising Chair  Mark Hamilton
Social Chair Dene Ecuyer

Regattas and Racing

Ice Bucket Race
 Icicle Series
Keelboat Midwinters
Pursuit of Sailing Regatta
Hospice Regatta
Independence Day Regatta
Labor Day Regatta
Peninsula Cup Regatta
Leukemia Cup
Carolinas Keelboat One-Design Regatta 

Social Events

Commissioning Day Party and Parade

Memorial Weekend Raft-up

Keelboat Fleet Dinner
Summer Sailstice and Dock Party
LNYC Pirate Games

Cruising Corner


The Keelboat fleet embraces those who enjoy social sailing and cruising as well as racing. The cruisers are organized as an all inclusive group, that promotes lake cruising, socializing and the enjoyment of destinations on Lake Norman. Some of the activities you can expect in any given year include:  

  • Day sails and raft-ups.
  • Restaurant rendezvous
  • Dock parties
  • Moonlight cruising
  • Other fun stuff…
If you sail with any of the following on your boat…towables…mp3 player…swim ladder…blender… bbq grill…this is the group for you! This group of sailors enjoys cruising, socializing and enjoying destinations up and down Lake Norman. Contact Mark Hamilton for more info on this fun, family-friendly group of sailors.




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