Fort Mill Times

Join Race for the Cup Aug. 3 on Lake Wylie

Boater safety course Saturday

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-02 is offering the About Boating Safely Course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at River Hills Marina.

Cost is $35 for first family member and $10 for each addition family member.

This course is being offered every third Saturday of the month throughout the year, except December.

For more information, call 704-576-0821.

Race for the Cup Aug. 3

Lake Wylie Children’s Charity invites the boating community to join the 2013 Captain Clueless Race For the Cup on Aug. 3.

The team that figures out the clues, finds the challenge location and completes the challenge in the shortest time wins.

Following the race, a charity ride will be held in Sept. 14 with the main concert event Sept. 29. This year’s event is helping the family of 3-year-old Emma Rose Poplin-Revels of Fort Mill, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

To sign up your team for the race or for more information, call 803-230-7900 or visit

Music at Mill Creek set

Live music at Mill Creek can be heard by boat from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 11.

Free vessel safety checks

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 26-02 offers free vessel safety checks the first Sunday of the month all summer at River Hills Marina.

Call 704-576-0821 for more information.

Wakeboard Nationals Sept. 27-29

The 15th USA Wakeboard Nationals will be held Sept. 27-29 on Lake Wylie at Ebenezer Park.

A $15,000 cash-prize purse is being offered for the Pro Men and Pro Women divisions. The USA Wakeboard Nationals is open to men and women of all ages and all levels of riding. The Nationals are made up of 11 divisions, including Pro Men, Pro Women and Wakeskate.

USA Wakeboard will hold Nationals with assistance from the Rock Hill/ York County CVB and the Carolina Show Ski team, with sanctioning provided by USA Water Ski. A USA Water Ski membership is required for all events. Membership and registration information is available at

Renew S.C. hunting, fishing license

South Carolina hunting and fishing license sales for 2013-2014 are available in person at any of the four regional S.C. Department of Natural Resources offices or by visiting one of the 500 license vendors across the state. Licenses also are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling 866-714-3611 or by visiting

Residents and nonresidents 16 and older must purchase the required licenses to hunt and fish in South Carolina. Anyone born after June 30, 1979, must have successfully completed a hunter education course to obtain a hunting license.

Hunting license applicants who do not have a hunter education certification may use a one-time exemption and apply for an annual Apprentice Hunting License.


meet monthly

The Covekeepers, volunteers who work with Catawba Riverkeeper, meet the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at T-Bones on the Lake.

The public is invited. For more information or to report water issue concerns, visit

Water emergency team needs volunteers

The York County Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers to join the team.

The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and search for missing people.

Scuba divers and non-divers are needed. Visit to find out more.

For more information, call 803-372-7593.

Marine group meets monthly throughout area

Lake Wylie Marine Commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at various locations in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties.

The public is invited.

For more information and meeting location, visit