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Sailing regatta this weekend
From regatta headquarters at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club, some 40 MC Scows will sail forth on Thursday afternoon to race for the Masters Championship in four age groups. The MC Scow is a fast, powerful, 16- foot, single handed boat. All of the competitors are aged between 50-80 years old. Racing will be held on Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The competitors come from all over the county and each is a seasoned competitor in this one-design class of boats.

Club Karate goes to Las Vegas
Recently, Club Karate of Lady’s Island made waves in Las Vegas. Thirty-year-old blue belt Rob Gallagher attended the conference and came away with a lot of valuable information.  He also competed in the tournament and won first place in fighting and fourth place in kata. Ms. Astrid Fabian was awarded the Black Belt Female Competitor of the Year award for her performances at the 2010 International Training Conference. Karate legend Chuck Norris honored and recognized Mr. Elias and Ms. Fabian as a “Certified Professional Martial Artist” for participating in the Masters Development Series, Instructor Development Series, and the Professional Development Series. For information about Club Karate, call 524-8308 or email clubkarate@hargray.com.

Beaufort Academy Sailing Club ranks at regatta
The Beaufort Academy Sailing Club placed third in A Division and fifth overall out of 12 schools at a high school regatta September 17. Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club will be hosting a Leukemia Cup High School Regatta on December 3.  All of the profits from the event will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in memory of Dr. Randall Wall. Racing will begin around 10 a.m. and concessions will be available.

Sign up for USTA Junior Tennis
It is time to sign up for USTA Junior Tennis Team. There will be a 14 and Under Intermediate Team and a 18 and Under Intermediate  Team. The season will run November through the beginning of January. Practices will run once a week after school and matches on Saturdays.  This is a perfect time to work on tennis skills and keep in the game for 6 weeks for girls and a perfect time to prepare for the boys season. Match play will be against teams from Bluffton  and Hilton Head. For questions or to register, contact David Riedmayer at 321-0381  or riedmayer@hotmail.com.

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