The Buccaneer 18 Class is in position to take the cup for the 5th year in the row!  The 18 boat (current registrant) Buccaneer Class at the North Carolina Governor’s Cup regatta scheduled for father’s day weekend will likely be the largest gathering of Buccaneers on the east coast this year.  The coveted Governor’s cup has been contested since the 1950’s and is a perpetual silver cup that has passed through the hands of some legendary US sailors.  This year the Buccaneer 18 Class has the largest fleet currently registered which is a huge factor in determining the eventual winner of the cup.

The growth of the Buccaneer fleet has been very steady over the last few years in the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic regions in no small part to the incredible events hosted by clubs like the Carolina Sailing Club.  CSC is a ‘mobile’ yacht club, with no permanent facility.  They sail predominantly on Jordan Lake near Raleigh, but also hold events on Kerr Lake a few times each year.  Their members are friendly and enthusiastic.  The fleets welcome visitors like members of their own family (some might say even better!).

The North Carolina fleet in particular has grown steadily thanks to the seemingly endless enthusiasm & limitless generosity of members like Mike Sigmund, who keeps 2 or 3 extra boats around to loan out, and Tom & Cici Wille who host the entire fleet at their home near Kerr Lake a few times each year to have massive camp outs & barbecues.

So if you’re looking for something to do this Father’s Day weekend, and want to know what all the buzz is about, check it out: