UPPER BROAD CREEK on the NEUSE RIVER
P.O. Box 24,  Bridgeton,   NC  28519
N35o 03.75    W76o 56.85

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.


Our Mission
"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..."


Disclaimer
This web site is provided by Blackbeard Sailing Club  solely as a convenience and no warranty, express or implied, is made regarding the information contained herein. BSC, its members and volunteer webmaster shall bear no liability for any losses directly or indirectly related to or involving the use or misuse of information contained in this web site.


Links
Please report any dead or broken links to the webmaster

Links to other web sites are provided solely as a convenience and BSC does not endorse those sites and does not warrant the information found therein. Similarly, BSC is not responsible for the content of any web site providing a link to this web site.

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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2015 Draft Budget Submitted for Review

At the BOD meeting on Friday, November 17th, the Club's Finance Committee submitted its draft budget proposal for 2015 and requested that the Board:

  1. Accept it for consideration
  2. Publish it on the website to the membership for comment
  3. Consider the item and make changes at the November meeting
  4. Adopt the 2015 Budget at their December meeting
We encourage all Members to review this document and direct any questions or comments to the Finance Committee or the Board of Directors. The document can be found under Club Documents in the Members' section of the website .

Doug Longhini - 10/19/2014

November 1st Annual Meeting & Belated Happy Halloween Party

Let's combine business with pleasure on November 1st at a Belated Happy Halloween Party and Annual Meeting. We encourage members to come in costume and compete for prizes!
 
The food theme is soup, salad, bread and dishes served in round bowls. It would be very helpful if members register online for this event and give the category of your covered dish contribution. Please register using the “Events” feature on the Club website. To do this, log on using your User ID and password and then navigate to Members | Social Events. 
 
We hope you’ll join us for this fun celebration!

Gay Whitney - 10/19/2014

Halloween Regatta October 25

The first race of the winter series is the ever-popular Halloween Regatta. The post-race social will be even scarier than normal as we are going to combine it with a going cruising party for Cora, Tinka and Bill Talbert. The social will be held at BSC. NYRA will provide some hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a band and a limited amount of adult beverages.

BSC Members are invited to come and send the Talberts off with style on Saturday, October 25 from 5:00 until sometime way past my bedtime. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share.
Why not come out and race as well? I looked at the long-range forecast, which is about as useful as reading tea leaves, but I like what it says: the 25th is predicted to be 71 degrees with about 8 knots of breeze. Perfect fall sailing weather!

The cost is $25 to enter the race which helps to defer the cost of food, drink and entertainment. Please sign up online at RegattaNetwork.com or by clicking this link. And if you don’t have a PHRF, we can find one for you. See you there!

Eddy Parker - 10/17/2014

October Epitaph is Available

The October Epitaph is available to read, download or print.Please click here.

Bill Green - 10/17/2014

San Juan & Ensign Sailors - Turkey Trot is November 15

The 2014 Turkey Trot will take place November 15 at BSC. This is a one-day fun race open to the San Juan and Ensign classes. Prizes normally can be placed in the oven for Thanksgiving Day!

See the Notoce of Race under Racing | NORs or click here.

Doug Longhini - 10/13/2014

Board Approves New Membership Procedure

At its August meeting, the Board approved a streamlined Membership Procedure to get applicants approved in a more timely manner. The new procedure requires two sponsors as before, but a nomination form is no longer needed. The Application Form now captures all essential information and the sponsors certify that basic information about the Club has been explained. In addition, the applicants' names and addresses will be submitted to the membership by email blast and members will have ten days to contact a Board member with questions. 

A more detailed explanation will be included in the next Epitaph. In the meantime, you'll find the new Membership Process and Application Form in Club Documents on the Members' website.

Dave Whitney - 08/13/2014

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.

Bill Green - 08/02/2010

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