The Crossing

The 2016 Crossing is set for August 13th - Register below!

The Crossing, a charitable fund raising event held the second Saturday every August is a fun filled event for the young and young at heart! Swim, kayak, canoe, raft or use your imagination to come up with a new mode of transportation (The Waver category)!



Swimmers and non-powered vessels traverse the one mile open water span adjacent to Eaton’s Ferry Bridge, starting at Morningstar Marina and ending at Watersview Restaurant.

Swimming across Lake Gaston isn’t your thing? No Problem! The Crossing also includes a bridge walk! Participants walk across Eaton’s Ferry Bridge from Morningstar Marina to Watersview.

Registration may be completed below (online) through 5PM, Friday 8/12. Registration the day of the event is $30 - Please arrive early!

Note: Powered vessels are not allowed to participate.

It helps our volunteers immensely if you register for The Crossing using the online service below, but we understand it's not for everyone. If you prefer to mail a paper entry form to us with your check you may download a form here.

Note: one entry form must be completed for each participant! 




Additional Information on The Crossing



About The Crossing

the crossing participantsIt all began many years ago, when O'SAIL assembled a great organizational team to discuss the possibility of establishing The Crossing. Thanks to lots of creative and dedicated lake residents, that original plan is still in place. The never ending mission of this team is to make sure everyone has fun while ensuring the safety of all involved.  

To all of those volunteers that support our event,  a great big thank you.

To all past participants we look forward to seeing you again.

And to those of you that have never seen The Crossing,  please join in the fun, 9am on the 2nd Saturday in August, at The Pointe/Morningstar Marina South of Eatons Ferry Bridge.  

Please remember to spread the word that the auto traffic on the bridge that morning is limited to one lane, and all boat traffic under the bridge is closed from 8:30am until the end of the event,  usually about 11:30.  We appreciate the communities support on these traffic changes