Our Activities Calendar is pretty full at Catawba Sail and Power Squadron! We can honestly say that there’s something for everyone. Whether its getting together for boating activities on Lake Wylie and Lake Wateree or heading down to the coast for some quality time on the inter-coastal waterway our squadron likes to boat. We also lile to eat and our chef-in-chief puts on a "killer" Low Country Shrimp Boil twice a year. We also hear from local and regional speakers on topics of interest to the boating community at our General Membership meetings. Take a look at some of our favorite things to do! WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US ANYTIME!!!
Good planning makes a perfect run.
Once a year, usually in mid April, we sponsor a Yard Sale in the parking lot of the Oakland Baptist Church in Rock Hill at the corner of Oakland Avenue and Ebenezer Road. A great group of volunteers, meets there at 0700, which is 7 a.m., which is really early! We try to have everything sold by 1100 (11:00 am) so we can be on the road to the lake or wherever by noon. Since all items for the Garage Sale are donated, the Squadron normally has a nice profit , which will be used to assist various good causes, such as the Children's Outing.
Whether it’s meeting our fellow Catawba Sail and Power Squadron members at the sandbar on Lake Wylie or getting together with boaters from multiple states on the Carolina coast or even on Chesapeake Bay at a USPS District Rendezvous, raft-ups, rendezvous and water side gatherings give members the opportunity to get our boats together and socialize (as if we need an excuse to do that).
Once a year, one of our most active members invites the squadron to her get-away home on Lake Wateree for a great outdoor barbeque. Each spring, District 27 hosts a rendezvous where boaters from all 20 squadrons come together to have fun, polish our boating skills and learn about new USPS programs. These and other events are planned each year to meet the socialization leg of the USPS mission. Check our calendar or our Up Coming Events page for detail about any of our activities.
Raft-Ups and Rendezvous
The Fourth of July Boat Parade is unique to Tega Cay and a fun way to celebrate our country’s Independence. Many of our squadron members live in Tega Cay but the parade is open to everyone not just Tega Cay residents and the squadron often participates with multiple boats. Some of our boats are decorated with patriot themes. The parade cruises the Tega Cay peninsula from Niven’s Creek to Windjammer Park. Following the Boat Parade, we often anchor to watch the show. Check our calendar or our Up Coming Events page for detail about any of our activities.
Tega Cay Fourth of July Boat Parade
General Membership Meetings
Each month from September through June, the Catawba Sail and Power Squadron meets on the second Wednesday of the month for our General Membership meetings. These dinner meetings are a combination of social get together, business (really limited) and a short, stimulating speaker or program. Recent program topics have included the Catawba River Keeper Foundation, building and maintaining docks, the York County Sheriff Lake Enforcement Unit, sailing and the nautical origin of everyday expressions. Twice each year normally in May and October the squadron hosts a Low County Shrimp Boil/Steak Cookout to recruit new members and in February of each year the squadron holds its annual Change of Watch were new officers are installed by a District 27 representative. The two common things about all these meetings are the good food and good company. Check our calendar page for meeting dates or visit our Next Meeting page for details of the next meeting.
No, we don’t race logs. But we do compete annually with the Charlotte Power Squadron in a Predicted Log contest. What is a Predicted Log contest you say? It is a contest where each skipper attempts to most accurately predict the time it will take them to navigate a specified course in their boat.
That's it - in short! You only have to know how fast your boat is running in different conditions, calculate the time you predict it takes you for a given course and the person who is closest to their predicted time is the winner of the contest. Sounds simple, and it is but it does take knowing about your boat and how it performs as you are not permitted to use a speedometer at all, only the engine tachometer. But we have experts who can teach you in a day and we normally have a practice day prior to the actual competition (see we do create any reason to get out on our boats).For a more detailed description of the Predicted Log contest you can visit the North American Cruiser Association website at http://www.predictedlog.org/home Be sure to check our calendar or our Up Coming Events page for detail about any of our activities.