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The Augusta-Columbia Windsurfing Association (ACWA) is hosting Roger Jackson's traveling Sailworks and Starboard demo "show" at an event we're calling the ACWA Spring Windsurfer's Picnic on March 12th on Lake Murray, near Columbia, SC, at Pine Island Recreation Area. EVERYONE IS INVITED! (About a 3 hour drive from Atlanta.) Gathering time beginning about 11:00am.

We're doing a hot cook-out lunch (for a minimal cost) and whatever the wind, if there is any, will allow. Roger will do a "rigging and tips clinic" at the very least. Roger teaches first-times and near-beginners regularly on these events, but considering the cool water at that time, anyone desiring instruction on water will have to have significant wetwear. More details will follow in next 2-3 weeks.

But, if you know you want to be there, you can let me know now by e-mail: whitecapws@hotmail.com (If you're on Whitecap Windsurfing's e-mail lists, you may see updates there too.)

DIRECTIONS

Call my cell phone if you need assistance: 706-833-WIND. We will collect a donation for lunch and rental on the picnic area. It's real nice place -- worth it!

Here's the address if you want to mapquest it:

Pine Island Club
150 Pine Island Road, Columbia, SC 29212

From Augusta: Take I-20 E to I-26W (exit 64B) towards Spartanburg.  Go to
Exit #102A - SC-60W / LAKE MURRAY BLVD-WEST (toward IRMO)
Travel 3.5 miles
Turn RIGHT onto SC-6/ N LAKE DR
Travel 0.7 miles
Turn LEFT onto RIVER ROAD (at CITGO GAS STATION)
Travel 1.6 miles
Turn LEFT onto PINE ISLAND ROAD
Enter GATES
Cross the CAUSEWAY

If there is a guard present, ask for Eddie Magic at Shelter 9a-b.   The
shelter is located on the first street to the right on the island.  You will see it by the beach.  If there is no guard, proceed to the shelter, you will see a green ford ranger pickup near the shelter.

From Columbia (via Bush River Rd.): Take I-26 to Colonial Life Blvd. Take
Colonial Life Blvd. to Bush River Rd. intersection. Turn left onto Bush River Road. Take Bush River Road to intersection with St. Andrews Rd (approx. 3 miles). Turn left on St. Andrews Rd. Cross over Railroad Tracks, proceed to Old Bush River Rd intersection (just past the BiLo grocery store). Take a left onto Old Bush River Rd. At the intersection where you would turn left to go over the dam, stay straight and proceed on North Lake Dr. toward Ballentine. Just before the Citgo Gas Station, take a left on River Road. Take River Road almost until the end, where you will see the sign for Pine Island on your left.Turn left, enter the gates, and cross the causeway onto Pine Island.

From Newberry (via 176) : Take I-26. Bear right off I-26 at the "176, Ballentine, Irmo" exit. Proceed for 0.5 of a mile on "176 East" to Bickley Road. Turn right on Bickley Road and continue for 1.1 miles. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left at the light on to "Highway 76". Go for 0.1 of a mile and turn right at the convenience store and continute for 1.4 miles until you approach a "Dead End" sign at the entrance to Pine Island Club. Turn left, enter the gates, and cross the causeway onto Pine Island.

Alternate routes:
From Charleston: take Interstate 26W. From Asheville/Newberry: take
Interstate 26E
Exit #102A - SC-60W / LAKE MURRAY BLVD-WEST (toward IRMO)
Travel 3.5 miles
Turn RIGHT onto SC-6/ N LAKE DR
Travel 0.7 miles
Turn LEFT onto RIVER ROAD (at CITGO GAS STATION)
Travel 1.6 miles
Turn LEFT onto PINE ISLAND ROAD
Enter GATES
Cross the CAUSEWAY
Welcome to PINE ISLAND!


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