OHSC Social

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OHSC Sailors,

Our next social event will be at The Claddaugh Restaurant (130 E Parris Ave, High Point) next Thursday Sept. 1st! (We’ll have another social event at the end of Sept).  We have space reserved in the back room dining area to the right as you walk in.  The Thursday drink specials are ½ price house wine including a selection of various red and white.  Hope to see you there!


Your friendly Social Benevolence/Malevolence Committee

Chris Malcom

“For one thing, I was no longer alone; a man is never alone with the wind-and the boat made three.”
– Hilaire Belloc

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August Regatta Recap

IMGP1324Oak Hollow Sailing Club held its August 2016 Regatta on Saturday, August 20th, with 30 members present for the event.

Race Committee PRO was handled by Tom Kirkman, with RC volunteers Gary Gooden, Les Eger, Art Hudgins, Mike DuPont, and Orin Sadler.  Thank you gentlemen for organizing us, setting the course, and handling the scoring.

It was a very light wind day, with the forecast for winds to improve slightly by noon. The first race was scheduled for about 11:45 a.m., with 11 boats headed out for the start. Two captains elected not to start the race due to the very light air, with nine others making the decision to start.  Unfortunately, the forecast for improved winds did not happen, and only six boats were able to complete the course, with three DNF’s.  Congratulations to the top three captains and their crew who managed to get the most out of the little wind that we had: after handicap scoring was calculated (Beaufort 1 winds) Dan Shuee and Anthony Paraino finished first, Roger Bates was second, and there was a tie for third between Gene Eldred (crew Ben) and Mike Vitamvas (crew Gail). As winds had died to below 1 knot, further races were abandoned.  Thanks to RC for towing in a few of our boats to get them out of the doldrums.

Handicap scoring and final race results are HERE.

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Women on the Water Sailing Instructions and more….

image1Sailing isn’t just a sport; it’s a life-changing experience that builds self confidence, leadership skills, and strength.  Women on the Water kicked off in early 2016 to get more women involved on the water.  This program was designed for women of varying abilities to sail in a relaxed environment and build their knowledge within the group.  Training included classroom and on the water experience.

On Sunday, September 11th, the sailors will converge at Lake Townsend Yacht Club for a fun filled day on the water while putting their Skipper skills to the test.  Will they be able to read those inland lake wind shifts and come out to play with the boys during the rest of the season?  Stay tuned…time will tell.

Stephanie DeLair

2016 Commodore

Oak Hollow Sailing Club ⛵️


Schedule of events

9:30am – Registration, Pick up pre-ordered shirts, Breakfast, Rigging Boats

11am – Skipper’s Meeting

12:30 – First Warning

3pm – De-rig boats

Immediately after:  Social/Awards/Raffle
Sailing partners will be determined on the day of the event with a very experienced female sailor on each boat with each of you.   Sailing instructions below…

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OHSC August Regatta

IMGP1295Oak Hollow Sailing Club is holding its August 2016 Regatta this Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sailing Point, 3700 Waterview Rd., High Point, NC 27265.

We are hoping for temperatures to fall off a few degrees from where they have been the past few weeks, so come out and enjoy the day with us.  We welcome guest sailors to sail with us.

Boats should be rigged and in the water BEFORE the Captain’s Meeting, at 10:30 a.m.  We have just three regular season regattas remaining, so OHSC members should keep that in mind as our 2016 Scoring Guidelines require that a captain sail in at least three regattas in order to be eligible for year-end awards.

We look forward to a great day of sailing and fellowship! Please indicate your intentions to sail, or volunteer, on the google document found at the link below (you will need to select the August 20th tab at the bottom of the spread sheet):


We hope to see you on Saturday!

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Blue Chips Recap

IMGP1124Oak Hollow Sailing Club celebrated the “Third Annual Nancy Valego Blue Chips Charity Regatta” on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in memory of Nancy Valego, and to raise money for cancer research. Nancy had a passion for sailing and showed it with her many years of volunteer work with Oak Hollow Sailing Club, until her passing in July, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. She trained many new members to sail, and was responsible for establishing Oak Hollow Sailing Club as the trainers for High Point University’s “Basics of Sailing” course each Fall Semester. Her boat “Blue Chips” has remained in our club since Nancy’s death, under the ownership of Melissa Palmer, a long time friend of Nancy’s. We had a beautiful day to remember Nancy, celebrate what she has done for our club, and raise money for cancer research.

In spite of the poor wind and weather forecast leading up to Saturday, we ended up with a very comfortable day to sail. It was overcast, keeping the temperature comfortable, and variable SW winds ranged from 4 to 7 mph. Thirty-six members attended the regatta, which was also attended by Nancy’s husband, Tom. The following volunteers are thanked for their work on Saturday:

Breakfast set-up: Linda Marsh, Les Eger, Dari Starkey, Sally Leigh, Paul Walter

Apparel sales and donations: Dari Starkey, Sue Cole

Lunch: Dari Starkey (thank you for picking up pizzas!)

Race Committee: John Whiting, Chris Malcolm, Mary Dusek, Paul Walter – PRO

Melissa Palmer welcomed everyone at 9:30, and spoke about Nancy Valego and the importance of Nancy’s contributions to the club. Following that Paul Walter (Regatta Primary Race Officer), covered the weather forecast, and the course that was set up (due to light winds and the potential for thunderstorms moving in by noon, a fairly short Windward/Leeward course closer to the marina was set  in order to allow for quicker return to the dock, just in case bad weather approached).  The weather and wind cooperated, and we were able to complete three races and get off the water in order to have our luncheon and awards beginning at 1:30. At 2 pm., Paul Walter and Linda Marsh presented scoring for the event and Linda presented the awards.

First Place:           2 First Places and 1 Sixth: total 8 points:                       Dan Shuee

Second Place:     2 Second Places and 1 Fifth Place: total 9 points:       Susan Cole

Third Place (tie):  2 Fourth Places and 1 Ninth Place: total 17 points:      Roger Bates

:   1 Third Place, 1 Sixth, 1 Eighth:      total  17 points:     Carl Simmons

Congratulations to our top finishers, and “Thank You” to all of you who attended and supported this most important regatta!

Submitted by Paul Walter

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