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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We were saddened report that Member Nancy Burd passed away May 19th after a brief battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held for Nancy on May 31 at Beer Army in James City from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.
Please keep Mike and their family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
Bill Green - 05/21/2015
May/June Epitaph is Available
The May/June edition of Blackbeard's Epitaph is available to read, download or print. Please click here.
Bill Green - 05/21/2015
Passing of Pete Moore
We were saddened to learn that long-time Member, Peter Moore, passed away around 4:30 ton May 13th after suffering a severe stroke several weeks earlier. We will miss Pete’s ready smile and wave as we turn the corner into BSC.
Please keep Pete’s family in your thoughts during this difficult time.
Bill Green - 05/13/2015
ETYSA Summer Camps
ETYSA's Junior Sailing Program offers week long summer sessions providing instruction in basic dinghy sailing, exposing juniors to different types of sailboats, including a mixture of fun and on- and off-the-water activities.
The main goal is to promote interest in sailing, to provide knowledge and experience in safe boating, and to have fun. Space is limited, so sign up now!
An updated calendar is now available under Members | Club Documents. You may download and/or print a copy for your use. Please note that all events, dates and times are subject to change, so please check back frequently for the latest information.
Bill Green - 03/19/2015
San Juan 21 North American Championship comes to BSC June 2015
The San Juan 21 North American
Championship, hosted by Fleet 8,
comes to BSC June 10-14, 2015.
Here are links to the Notice of Race &
Registration Form, Sailing Instructions,
Volunteers are needed! Please contact Doug Longhini at 919-623-1166.
Doug Longhini - 02/19/2015
2015 Budget Finalized
At its meeting on 12/06, the BSC Board of Directors accepted the budget for 2015. This document is available under Members | Club Docs.
Doug Longhini - 12/07/2014
Dock Replacement Committee
Early in 2014, the Board authorized a new Committee to develop a long-range plan for the replacement of our ageing docks. The work of the Dock Replacement Committee is ongoing and will likely continue through 2015. The Board feels it is important to update the Membership on this activity, and we have published the Committee's 2014 year-end report under Members | Club Docs.
We'll keep you updated on this important activity.
Board of Directors - 12/07/2014
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.