Let's go sailing with the HAYESVILLE YACHT CLUB Lake Chatuge, NC 2023
The H.Y.C., also known as the Hayesville Yacht Club or you can call it the Hiawassee Yacht Club, premiered in the Spring of 2023. We're going to build a sailing community and introduce Lake Chatuge to one-design sailboat racing and cruising in Catalina 22's! The Club will be a full level learning experience with the emphises on bouy racing in the same class of boat. The Catalina 22 is an ideal choice of class as there are many avialable for sale and they can still be purchased at a very resonable price. Come learn the love of sailing and more specifically, one-design sailboat racing at the new H.Y.C.
Construction is now complete on the H.Y.C. boat shed! (January 2023)
The love of sailing and yacht racing!
I was introduced to sailing by my father at a very young age. I remember the time he would take us out on the San Francisco Bay on the first boat he shared with my Uncle Jim. It was the first CYGNET and it was a unique ketch-cat. A 20' sailboat with a mainsail, mizzen, and no jIb. Those of you that know sailboats can attest, this yacht must have been an oddity, to say the least.
Fast forward to 1975 when I headed to GOLD ARROW CAMP for the first time. I actually went to summer camp to ride horses, but my hand went high in the air when asked who wanted to go sailing. The next thing I knew, I had forgotten all about stables and ponies and all I can think about was getting on the water. Starting with the famed High Serria Regatta on Hunnington Lake in 1976, my sailing, racing, and marine life began. Upon returning home and after my Mom and Dad asked, "how was horse camp?" I laughed and said, "oh, all I did was sail!" With that one comment, Dad changed the Denebeim household in a single moment. He bought a NEW boat that became the ISLANDER 36, CYGNET, that we all spent the next 30 years enjoying!
The B.K. Denebeim family the day the CYGNET was christened. 31 March, 1977