2008 NATIONALS at LAKE NORMAN
NOW is the time to commit to coming to Lake Norman for the 2008 Nationals from Sunday, July 19th to Thursday, July 24th. All the information we think you need is shown below but if you have any questions please contact us.
Steve Hesler: 704-841-9010, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Rykens: 704-598-2863, e-mail email@example.com
Sailing information is available on the Highlander web site (www.sailhighlander.org) and at the LNYC web site (www.lnyc.org)
LAKE NORMAN CLUB FACILITIES
As many of you know, the LNYC 26-acre facility has tons of space for camping, people and boats. Boat launching is done via ramps on either side of the cove. If you want to leave boats in the water overnight there is plenty of dock space.
Camping is free but there are no hook-ups and no camp fires are allowed. Bathroom facilities are available in both the Clubhouse and the Pavilion. Some LNYC members may also be willing to loan/rent their campers for the week (note; no a/c). Contact Steve Hesler if you are interested. We are requesting that you indicate on your Registration Form whether you intend to camp or bring an RV. This is for space-planning purposes.
We want to make 2008 Nationals welcome to all Highlanders, whether you are experienced or have never been before. If you need crew just ask us. If you need a boat just ask us. If you need accommodation just ask us. Not only will we have dedicated Highlander “shore masters”, who will be able to provide advice ‘on the day’, but while you are planning your vacation on Lake Norman e-mail or telephone our co-chairs if you need a question answered.
LNYC grounds include outdoor gas grills, swimming beach and children’s playground and in case you think we had forgotten, good beer from a local brewery. The top floor of the Clubhouse is closed for renovation but we will have plenty of space for picnics and socials, rain or shine.
Development in the area over the last few years has been unbelievable with new shops, neighborhoods, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions.
We have negotiated special rates at 2 local hotels as follows:
Fairfield Inn, 120 Consumer Square, Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 663-6100. Hotel is 100% smoke-free.
Special rate is $89.00 per night for a room with 2 queen beds. Rate includes breakfast.
Mention “Highlanders” when making a reservation. Reservations must be made by July 4th in order to receive this discount rate.
Homewood Suites by Hilton, 125 Harbor Place Drive, Davidson, NC 28036
Special rate is $139.00 per night for a one bedroom king suite. Living area has a sleep sofa, so room will accommodate 4 people. Rate includes breakfast and a reception Monday through Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. with complimentary salad bar, beer & wine.
Mention “Highlander group” when making a reservation. Reservations must be made by June 26th to receive this discount rate.
Other hotels in the area include:
Ramada Ltd, Mooresville, (800) RAMADA or www.ramada.com
Sleep Inn, Mooresville, (800) 753-3746 or www.choicehotels.com
Wingate inn, Mooresville, (800) 228-1000 www.wingateinns.com
Hampton Inn & Suites, Mooresville, www.hamptoninn.com
Springhill Suites by Marriott, Mooresville, (888) 287-9400 or www.marriott.com
There are also a number of other hotels in Cornelius.
For more information on local facilities, check out these web sites:
Lake Norman Visitors bureau at www.visitlakenorman.org
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce at lakenormanchamber.org
Race City Mooresville information at www.racecityusa.org
We will also have a “concierge service” at Nationals to help answer any questions you might have about local amenities.
Each Highlander Nationals registration entitles the skipper to either a free regatta t-shirt or a $10 coupon for Coral Reef Sailing apparel. Coral Reef will be present at Nationals, and you can redeem the coupon there. Additional regatta T-shirts can be ordered for $12 each from Coral Reef. Coral Reef will be selling a variety of items like PFDs, gloves and boots, as well as Highlander apparel. You can also order Highlander apparel customized with boat name or number.
To order additional regatta T-shirts or to order Highlander or customized apparel in advance for pickup at Nationals, go to the Coral Reef website later this spring at www.coralreefsailing.net and look for the Highlander link under "Class Apparel."
OFF THE WATER ACTIVITIES
3 major shopping malls are within easy driving distance.
West Marine is 2 exits away at exit 28 on the I-77.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
Mooresville is the home to the majority of NASCAR’s racing teams. The town offers over 20 racing attractions including tours of race shops.
Or how about a tour of the Carolina Blonde Brewery in Mooresville with free samples?
Go white water rafting or kayaking at the brand new Whitewater Center where our Olympic hopefuls train and compete. I hour away.
There are hundreds in the area from fun places such as Lancasters BBQ & Wings (the official stock car capital of the world) to Morton’s Steak Houses in Charlotte. Our concierge will have local reference guides available at the club when you arrive.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS to the CLUB:
From the NORTH: I-77 to exit 36, R at exit onto Hwy 150. Go 0.4 miles
L at 3rd traffic light onto Williamson Rd (CVS on corner)
0.9 miles on Williamson Rd. R at 2nd traffic light onto Brawley School Rd (2 shopping centers that include Lowes Food, Harris Teeter supermarkets)
** 5.3 miles on Brawley School Rd to a new traffic circle
Go around circle to 2nd exit to continue on Brawley School
0.5 miles, 2nd L onto Yacht Rd. LNYC sign is on corner
0.8 miles, L into Lake Norman Yacht Club. R once through the gate to Clubhouse and Registration.
From the SOUTH: I-77 to exit 33. L at top of ramp onto Williamson Rd
L at 3rd traffic light onto Brawley School Rd
Follow directions shown above at ** in directions from North