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Lake Norman Real Estate's June 2014 Wallpaper Calendar Photo of a sailboat race on Lake Norman

Newcomers to Lake Norman don’t always appreciate just how big our beautiful lake actually is and how many types of boating it accomodates.  We have two yacht clubs that offer wonderful sailing activities, comraderie and competitions.  This photo is of a race just off the Brawley School Road Peninsula in Mooresville on a beautiful summer’s day.  If you look closely on the far right you can see the Lake Norman Yacht Club.  I have very fond memories of crewing in sailing races as a child.  The boats were small but the races were serious and lots of fun!

This gorgeous photo was taken by renowned artist Cotton Ketchie, owner of Mooresville’s Landmark Galleries, who spends much of his time driving all over North Carolina and even summer trips around the country, taking stunning photos. And, of course, he also takes some amazing photos of Lake Norman as well. If you haven’t visited his store on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mooresville you should put it on your list for 2014! He has myriad beautiful photographs like this one for sale as well as his wonderful watercolors and even North Carolina pottery. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Sailing and Rowing Center Now Open to All!

Sailing On Lake Norman


Lake Norman is an incredible place to live, particularly if you own a waterfront home or a boat.  But, what if you want to go sailing or rowing on Lake Norman and you don’t have a boat?  Thanks to the generosity and passion of some local sailors and rowers,  North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing,  a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization working in partnership with Mecklenburg County and Cornelius Parks & Rec Departments, recently opened to the public offering sailing and rowing programs on Lake Norman for all ages and abilities.

What is great about this new Lake Norman sailing and rowing program is that the boats and equipment are provided by the center thanks to the generous donations of many Lake Norman area residents and businesses.  All one needs to do is sign-up, pay a very reasonable fee for a season pass and you are on your way to learning how to sail and/or row.  The center is conveniently located on Lake Norman at Blythe Landing in Cornelius.

Fall Lake Norman sailing and rowing programs are underway but it is not too late to join!

Lake Norman Rowing Day 1 juniors

A friend of mine and I have started the rowing classes which are held on Saturday mornings.  There are three classes depending on your age and experience: Masters,  Adult Novice and Juniors.  This photo was taken of  the juniors out on the first day.  The boats we are using hold 8 rowers but they also have sculls for different sizes.  Learning the technical skills to row successfully as an 8-person team is challenging but really really fun!

Because NC Community Sailing and Rowing is a fledgling non-profit they are looking for financial donations as well as more boats and equipment so that they can offer a full schedule of classes on Lake Norman in the Spring.

Learn more, make a donation or sign up!

North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing

Center Location: Blythe Landing, Cornelius


Lake Norman Sailing and Rowing Day 2

Here is the Adult Novice Group

(I am the second from the back!)


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