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LNCS offers year round access to Lake Norman without the hassle of renting equipment each time you want to go out on the lake. Our equipment is available seven days a week, sunrise to sunset for our members. 

Membership Privileges Include:

  • Access to our fleet of sailboats:  Flying Scots and Sunfish
  • Access to our Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Access to our kayaks
  • Participation in all regularly scheduled Social Sails and special events
  • Open Sailing (sailing on your own outside of Social Sails) once you are skipper qualified
  • Access to equipment seven days a week, sunrise to sunset
  • Joining our LNCS Members Connection Facebook and WhatsApp private groups


Here's how it works:

  1. Purchase a membership online, by phone or in person and immediately begin using the SUPs, kayaks and coming to Social Sails (Social Sails are for adult members age 18+, only), no sailing experience necessary. 
  2. Upon joining, call the office to obtain the combo to unlock equipment and to learn about the equipment check-out process. It is simple. We do not have to be present for you to use our equipment.
  3. Sailors can get their "skipper check-out" during a Social Sail on Wednesdays at 4:30pm or Saturdays at 9:00am or 1:00pm (dates/times may vary due to weather). Your skipper check-out is based on your sailing ability so if you do not know how to sail or if you are a beginner it may take you some time to get qualified.
  4. Once skipper qualified, you can check out a Sunfish or a Flying Scot on your own for open sailing. "Open sailing" is unsupervised sailing outside of scheduled events. During open sailing you may take guests along with you on the Flying Scot free of charge.
  5. If you have taken one or our Learn to Sail classes, you are immediately qualified to use the Sunfish. You will need to learn how to rig it.
  6. Beginner sailors are encouraged to take our Learn to Sail class ($350) in addition to attending Social Sails. 
  7. Members can bring guests on the SUPs and kayaks for $15 per guest.
  8. Members can bring adult guests to Social Sails. If the same guest attends more than once, we ask that the guest purchase a Membership. Each Social Sail is limited to two member invited guests total. 
  9. There is NO swimming/jumping from the dock. 

Click here for the LNCS Membership Privileges and Guidelines.

Click here for the LNCS Rules and Procedures.

Click here for the LNCS Rules of Safety and Conduct.

Please feel free to call us with any questions: (704) 947-7245.

Payment is required at time of registration.  All transactions incur a $3 transaction fee.  You may pay online with a card, in person with cash or check or mail a check indicating the membership you are purchasing. All participants must complete a Waiver.

Types of Memberships:

12 Month Family Membership:  $625
(Equipment available to spouses/partners and children ages 22 and under)

12 Month Adult Membership:  $475
(Equipment available to single person age 18+)
Three Month Adult Membership:  $320
(Equipment available to single person age 18+ for three consecutive months)



Lake Norman Community Sailing
PO Box 1618 
Cornelius, North Carolina 28031

Phone: 704-947-7245
Email: [email protected]

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