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The Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club was founded in 1990 in the village of Whortonsville (pop. 103) on the idyllic "inner banks" of coastal North Carolina. The Club was intended from the outset to be as inclusive as possible: most members of the community owned tractors, but not everyone owned a sailboat.

For 20 years, from 1990 until 2009, the WYTC hosted an event called the Summer Solstice Sailebration. While the festivities involved a sailboat race (more of a group cruise around an established course, really), no one was excluded for lack of a sailboat. Prizes included loaves of home-baked bread for the winners and overgrown zucchinis for the losers. The WYTC no longer hosts the event, but it a Solstice Day regatta continues in the town of Oriental, known as the Sailing Capital of North Carolina.




Nick Santoro Whortonsville Yacht and Tractor Club TownDock.net
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Please check out the WONDERFUL photo essay about the WYTC Book at TownDock.net! August 28, 2016


THE WHORTONSVILLE YACHT & TRACTOR CLUB novel – a work of historial fiction. ORDER NOW on our MERCH page!

Nick Santoro


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The Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club is an account of one man’s attempt to escape the harried, impersonal life of a New York commuter in hopes of finding a more fulfilling life-style in a tiny North Carolina coastal village.

It is the story of Walter Smithwick, a man with no particular talents or skills, who survives a subway fire under the Hudson River on his way to a job he did not like, to realize that there must be a better way for him to spend the rest of his life. With no clear idea of what that better way might be, he decides to invent one.

The people he meets and the experiences he encounters along the way are sure to put a smile on your face. And there just might be a life lesson in there for all of us.

While the Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club is a work of fiction, it really did exist...or should I say “does”?

• The beautiful location (including home and marina) where the WYTC has been headquartered for over 25 years is now for sale – please visit Pamlico Property Preview to learn more.

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