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Living the Dream since 1979

Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, Virginia

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Race Schedule



April 20 – Races 1,2,3
April 27 – 38th Annual Invitational Regatta
   May 4 – Races 4,5,6
 May 11 – Races 7,8,9
 May 18 – Races 10,11,12
May 25 – Races 13,14,15

June 1 --Makeup races, if needed.




 April 27 (Saturday)  Lake of the Woods Sailing Club Annual Invitational, Locust Grove, VA

This Invitational is open to Flying Scots and Sunfish.  Breakfast is provided by the club.  Lunch may be ordered in advance for a slight fee. Many use this race as a tuneup for the upcoming  season.


                                                 ROUND TURTLE             ISLAND



           August 17

This race unique to Lake of the Woods challenges any sailor to go the length of the course rounding Turtle Island at the South end of the lake.  Shallow water and close quarters add to the excitement. Survivors end the day with a cookout at a member's home.

     Sept 7 – Races 1,2,3
   Sept 14 – Races 4,5,6
    Sept 21 – Races 7,8,9
   Sept 28 – Races 10,11,12
   Oct 5 – VISA Regatta, Smith Mountain Lake
Oct 12 – Races 13,14,15
Oct 29 – Makeup races, if needed


We take great pride in our junior sailing camps for beginners.  The two camps are divided by experience. The beginners class runs June 24-28.  The second class July 1-5. 

The beginners class is a prerequisite for the July session.  Students learn sailing basics both through lecture and hands on experience in boats provided by the Club.  The fee per student is $190 for each of the two camps.  Contact Dan Mcfarland at for more information and to register for the camp.

Summer Sailing Camp


Founded in 1979 the Lake of the Woods Sailing Club promotes all classes of sailing through sponsored races, the Junior Sailing Camp, educational clinics and the camaraderie that comes from wind and water.

Flying Scot Fleet #160 is an organized fleet recognized by the Flying Scot Association.  While not organized there is a large Sunfish Fleet on the lake which participates in all club sponsored events.    Other boat classes too numerous to list are also represented in our club. 

Not all of our members have a boat but are interested in the sport and often crew in the club sponsored races.

We meet informally the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Lake Clubhouse for drinks and sea stories. Spouses and non members are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Every Christmas there is a seasonal luncheon at the Clubhouse and in the spring there is an annual meeting at which the business of the club is conducted. 

Officers for 2018 are:

    Commodore                     Gary Close

    Co-Vice Commodore        Dan McFarland

    Co-Vice Commodore        Dwight Westholt

    Treasurer                          Bill Wemmerus

    Secretary                          Lani Kilgore

    Handicapper                     Richard Chitty

    Junior Sailing Chair         Dan Mcfarland

    Jimmy Lee                        Immediate Past Commodore



Lake of the Woods Sailing Club

PO Box 1114

Locust Grove, VA 22508

Please email one of the following:


Commodore Gary Close

Vice-Commodore Dan Mcfarland

Past Commodore Jimmy Lee



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Social meeting every Fourth Wednesday at the Clubhouse. (4:30 until whenever)

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