Blackbeard Sailing Club, Ltd. is a private sailing club on Upper Broad Creek of the Neuse River in eastern North Carolina. Lat/Long is N35o 03.75 W76o 56.85. We are about 16 miles from the ICW 1AC marker off Oriental and close to New Bern.
This site is intended to give virtual visitors to Blackbeard Sailing Club an idea of the Club's facilities and the Club's wide ranging activities both on and off the water. It is also designed to give BSC members a further channel of communication and contact with the Club, to provide links to organizations and sites of importance and interest to visitors and members, and to provide a "Lost and Found", a "Cruising Board", a "Crew Pool", a "For Sale/Wanted to Buy", on-line "Slip Request", and many other features for BSC members. Whichever category you fit into, please feel free to look around both sections of the site. The "members only" section in this website is password protected but most of the information about the Club is available for all to read.
"The basic premise of BSC, Ltd. is, and always has been, to promote the sport of sailing. The involvement of the total family ensures that this will never change. We've all rolled up our sleeves and the Club has come a long way in a short time. Yes, there is still much to be done. But that's okay because there is little doubt that those who have done the most have gotten the most from the club. The friendships made working and playing side by side during the past years will be lasting ones. Proof lies on Upper Broad Creek..."
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It is the intent of BSC to uphold the strictest standards of courtesy. If any web site linked to or from this web site contains objectionable or inflammatory material, please bring it to the attention of the webmaster or other club contact.
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This year, voting in BSC’s election of Officers and Directors will be conducted online. Here is an outline the election process.
On or about October 20th, nominations will close. If you wish to add your name to the list of candidates, you must make that known to a member of the Nominating Committee before October 20th.
Active Members in good standing may vote in the election. Members with unpaid account balances older than 30 days are not in good standing and may not vote. On or about October 21st, the Club Secretary will finalize the list of those eligible to vote. Make sure your account is current before the 21st.
Your primary email address is key to the online voting process. Before October 21st, it is very important that you log onto the Club website, navigate to the “My Account” page and then verify that your primary email address is correct.
On or about October 23rd, an emailed invitation to vote will be sent to Active Members in good standing at their primary email address. This email will contain a link to the online voting website where you may cast your vote for the candidates of your choice. Voting will remain open from October 23rd through November 6th. Please watch your inbox and cast your vote.
The election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on November 7th. Please plan to attend the AGM!
The October edition of Blackbeard's Epitaph is available to read, download or print. Please click here.
Bill Green - 09/30/2015
Membership Application Form
Our Membership Application Form has been revised to accommodate the new Intermediate Membership class. The new form is available online from the Members | Club Documents page. Paper copies are also available in the Clubhouse. As a brief refresher, please make note of the Membership process as outlined here:
Application for membership requires two sponsors who must be current members in good standing. One of the sponsors has to have been a member for more than one year. These members will explain the basics of the Club and will act as mentors.
Once the prospective Member and his/her sponsors have filled out the Application form, one of your sponsors should ensure that it reaches the Membership Committee.
The Membership Committee will schedule an interview with the prospective Member—an informal discussion to determine what their expectations are and to explain more about BSC.
The next step will be to email names and addresses to the members at large who will have 10 days to contact a member of the Board of Directors with any questions.
At the next BOD meeting, the prospective Members’s name will be submitted for approval.
Once approved, the Membership Committee will schedule an orientation session. We usually wait until we have 4 candidate families before scheduling orientation.
Dave Whitney - 07/08/2015
Boat US Hurricane Preparation Guide
Hurricane Irene has taught us a lesson: We can never be too prepared for a major storm! Thirteen boats in the trees. Dock boxes and dinghy racks thrown around like matchsticks. We could have been better prepared!
Boat US publlishes Preparing Baots and Marinas for Hurricanes which can be found under "Tips | Hurricane Prep".
Every member should review this document!
Bill Green - 09/05/2011
Security at BSC
The gate should never be left open after dark! If you are not sure whether you’re the last person on site, then please assume you are and close the gate!
If you don’t know how to do this, please ask a Board member who will be happy to assist. The security of the Club’s assets (and every member’s assets) is the responsibility of each and every one of us.
Bill Green - 08/03/2010
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Alcohol Must Be Under Your Direct Control
The Club's permit issued by the NC Alcoholic Beverage Commission is at risk if members do not comply with the ABC Commission rules. Every member who brings beer, wine or liquor on the premises must have the items under their control at all times.
If you bring alcoholic beverages to the club house, please bring them in a small cooler or bag with your name on it. DO NOT place alcoholic beverages in the refrigerators. We have been given one warning in the past. Do not be the member that causes our permit to be revoked.