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Stories from the Peninsula Yacht Club

Peninsula Yacht Club
18501 Harbor Light Blvd
Cornelius, NC 2803128031

Phone: (704) 892-9858

Website: www.peninsulayacht.com


PeninsulaYCclubhouse The Peninsula Yacht Club, founded in 1995, is situated just north of Charlotte, North Carolina on the shores of Lake Norman, which is 34 miles long and 8 miles wide at its widest point with over 520 miles of shoreline. PYC is the epicenter of boating activities for Lake Norman and its surrounding communities. The club has a robust sailing program and summer camp, and is host to several major annual regattas on the lake, including rotating the hosting for the Leukemia Cup every October.


History

PeninsulaYC-01 Located at the site of the former Outrigger Marina that was founded in 1974, The Peninsula Yacht Club was founded in 1995 and is situated north of Charlotte, North Carolina on the shores of Lake Norman, a 34-mile-long, 8-mile-wide manmade body of water with 520 miles of shoreline. PYC is the epicenter of sailing and boating activities for Lake Norman and its surrounding communities and proudly boasts an active membership of more than 1,100 members and 1,000 children of club members.

The 400 plus slip marina is in a well-protected deep-water cove and the clubhouse sits on a beautifully landscaped lot with breathtaking views and gardens. PYC offers its members an exciting package of opportunities for boating, leisure, and recreation. In 2014, a Sailing Task Force was formed charged with further expansion of the PYC youth sailing program and racing calendar. October, 2015 will mark the inauguration of an annual youth “Pumpkin Regatta” in support of the Leukemia Cup. Members enjoy a world class dining and event facility, pool, festivals and the club’s newly renovated clubhouse. PeninsulaYC-02

Among PYC’s sailing activity highlights is a sailing summer camp, a member populated Sailing Task Force charged with creative expansion of the PYC youth sailing program, racing calendar, coaching, social sailing and match racing. A three-position sailing committee, consisting of a Sail Fleet Commander, Sail Fleet Captain and Sailing Ensign answer the call to support and strategically implement the growth of our sailing community. PYC regatta series includes one designs and keelboat races, The Fellowship Series, Peninsula Cup and rotating hosting of The Icicle Series, Wilmer Cup Regatta, Leukemia Cup and Chairmanship of The Lake Norman Keelboat Council.

PeninsulaYC-03 PYC is also the home port for a newly developed Sea Scouts “ship”, overseen by The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron and Sea Tow of Lake Norman. The vessel is crewed by youth ages 14-20 who are dedicated to nautical activities and challenges. Additionally, PYC compiled and published the first Lake Norman Recreational Boating Guide; Volume II will be distributed in early 2015.

PYC is also the home port for a newly developed Sea Scouts “ship” a vessel is crewed by youth ages 14-20 who are dedicated to nautical activities and challenges. PYC compiled and published the first Lake Norman Recreational Boating Guide.

Peninsula YC sailors Our Members and guests enjoy a world class dining and event facility, pool, festivals, the club’s newly renovated clubhouse, 18 club sailboats, 2 committee boats and a flagship launch.

PYC ‘s creed is to promote the sport of sailboat racing, recreational boating and safety on the waters of Lake Norman, NC.

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