2016 Great 48 at Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mooresville, NC


There was a story within a story at the 2016 Great 48 Regatta at Lake Norman Yacht Club May 7-8, 2016.  First, there were 42 boats registered, which is wonderful!  On Saturday, the winds were 10-12 gusting to 18, and on Sunday, things were a little more steady at 11.  Lake Norman always puts on a great show and this was no exception. On Friday before the regatta Brian Hayes from North Sails put on a clinic on and off the water.   This was followed by Pizza for all the hurgry sailors!  With 2 great days of sailing, and 40+ boats on the line, the results are here.

A family affair for sure - Brian Hayes was there with his son Brian, and they won the regatta!    There were lots of other family boats sailing too.  And there was a family sailing together in a regatta for the very first time - Joe and Stacey Brake and sons - the story below is from The Lake Norman Yacht Club Page on Facebook!"


A Family Affair! Long time Flying Scot sailor, Joe Brake of Beaufort, NC normally races with his wife Stacy. This weekend they brought their two sons; Beau (5) and Beckett (4) for the first time. The boys have sailed recreationally with their dad for quite a while. However this was the first time that the family raced together. What a wonderful Mother's Day present for Stacy (and Joe).

Joe has been sailing since he was three when he and his family took to their 40'+ multihull to sail around the world. It seems that sailing is in their blood and will be there for generations to come.

The Brake family was sitting in 9th place after finishing 5, 19, 7 in Saturdays races. They finished 8th overall after 5 races completed - way to go!


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