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.
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"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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There will be a club raftup on Saturday, May 25th just outside the channel near Persimmons Restaurant. The plan is for everyone to bring snacks and drinks. Archer Watkins plans to be in place by 3.00 pm as the first anchor boat. Larger boats should be prepared to anchor in tandem. Some of the members are planning to eat at Persimmons,but everyone needs to make their own dinner plans.
Dave Whitney - 05/21/2013
JOINT BSC/FHYC PICNIC ON JUNE 1
Plan on spending time at your club on Saturday, June 1st We are having a joint event to get to know our fellow boaters at FH.
Opti's will be available, starting at 12 noon, for kids to do a familarization class. At 1.30 pm, there will be a Poker Run for the adults. You provide whatever boat you want to go out in the creek to the anchored boats with the poker cards. Following this will be a Hot Dog lunch for $5.00. BSC members are requested to bring a snack and FH attendees will bring desserts. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we are planning a deck party starting at 6.00. Scott and Donna Wade will be providing the music, and there may be some Karaoke involved. Bring your adult beverages and plan on having a good time.
Dave Whitney - 05/14/2013
Improve Your Ground Tackle Before the Next Storm Arrives
This very timely and informative message from Pete Thorn can help us all
After a competitive search, I found a great price on steel anchor cable that will improve the performance of fluke anchors, like the Fortress or Danforth, in the muddy bottom of Upper Broad Creek. The cable is used as an anchor leader, between your fluke anchor and your existing rode. It allows the fluke anchor to quickly set deeper than an anchor with a chain rode. The chain can pack with mud and create a thick chain/mud braid that prevents the anchor from setting well.
The cables are 3/8” galvanized steel, 7x19 wire rope, 3/8” thimble with an eye at each end, swaged and 10’ long. Breaking strength is about 14,400 pounds with a working load about 2,880. IMHO, the galvanized cable is better than stainless for a few reasons: 1) it is stronger; 2) if it corrodes you can plainly see it. It will not fail due to invisible crevice corrosion like stainless can, and; 3) it is less expensive. Between storms, clean the cable in fresh water, let it dry and spray it with WD40 to keep water out of the cable.
These cables can be purchased at www.webriggingsupply.com The price quote was a bit less than $28, plus shipping. Happy anchoring!
Nick Karasek - 09/21/2011
Boat US Hurricane Preparation Guide
Hurricane Irene has taught us a lesson: We can never be too prepated 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.