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W4CHL
July 21st, 2008, 11:29 AM
There is an unusual event again this year. Swim or float yourself across Lake Gaston parallel to the bridge at Littleton, NC. Power boats held at bay by a flotilla of boats for the duration of the event. Just seems from the form which I see posted for this year:
http://www.lakegastonchamber.com/Text_files/OSailCrossRegForm07.pdf

that it's going to be $20/apiece for the privilege. Note that this is near the NC/VA state line and about 20mi from I85.

More on the event may be found here:
http://www.lakegastonchamber.com/

Note this is a fund raising event for the O'Sail organization detailed on the web site above. Many swimmers from Central NC participated. No this isn't USMS sanctioned, but we all had a good time and were very well monitored over the length of the swim course.

OOPS - forgot to note, distance is about 1mi, judging by my time, considerably less!