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LAKE NORMAN COMMUNITY SAILING

LAKE NORMAN COMMUNITY SAILING

Staff

SEAN O'DONNELL, Executive Director
Cell Phone:  (704) 909-8929
Office Phone:  (704) 947-7245
Email:  [email protected]

Sean officially joined the LNCS staff in November of 2012 and worked extensively with the youth and adult sailing programs as a volunteer prior to that. He sailed single-handed Lasers on the US Naval Academy's Intercollegiate Sailing Team "many pounds ago" and has become a competitive Flying Scot sailor here on Lake Norman...winning numerous LNYC Flying Scot Club Series championships, multiple Flying Scot Fleet 48 championships, a LNYC Club Championship, and multiple Flying Scot District Championships (Carolinas District) in the past few years.

Sean and his wife, Abby, live nearby in Cornelius. Abby is a Labor and Delivery Nurse currently working at the VA hospital in Salisbury, and is a Captain in the Navy Reserves. Sean and Abby have three kids. Hogan and Sully are competitive sailors. Riley is not a sailor...yet.

Sean's prior background is in financial services, with 10 years before that in the Navy as a P-3 pilot. Sean and Abby moved down to Cornelius from Annapolis, MD in late 2007 to be closer to Abby's parents, who live nearby in Elkin.
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CHRISTY LUX, Center Administrator
Office Phone:  (704) 947-7245
Email:  [email protected]

Christy has been at LNCS since April of 2012. She has worked in customer service and office management for most of her career, beginning with large corporations then finding her interest to be working with small, service oriented businesses. She attended Auburn University where she became an avid football fan but her sailing education did not begin until she met her husband, Joe. One trip to the BVIs and she was hooked.

Joe and Christy race their Flying Scot at Lake Norman Yacht Club and have chartered sailboats in the BVIs, St. Lucia, the Leeward Islands, the French West Indies, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific. They love hiking, traveling and just being outdoors. 

Christy and Joe moved from Atlanta to the Charlotte area in 2009. 

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SHAWN MCWHORTER, Maintenance Manager / ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Instructor
Email:  [email protected]

Hailing originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Shawn came to LNCS with a rich background of marine-based skills. Joining the team in 2015, Shawn has played a key role in transforming our fleet to a higher level of quality. Shawn can fix anything and is also an excellent sailing instructor and sailboat racer. 

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Contact

Lake Norman Community Sailing
Blythe Landing Park NC 73 Hwy Huntersville NC 28078, PO Box 1618 Cornelius NC 28031
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

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

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