Are you intimidated by the thought of hurricane-anchoring in the soft mud of our creeks? Well, once you know how, it's far safer than staying in a slip.
Have you stayed away from rafting because you're confused by the cats-cradle tangle of lines used? Well, once you know how, you'll find rafting is a terrific way to spend a weekend with friends on another boat.... and you'll sleep better doing it.
Do you find that traditional sailing texts on these subjects are overloaded with technical details you'll never use? If that's you... or maybe your crew... then the linked on the left of this page are for you!
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:
- Accept it for consideration
- Publish it on the website to the membership for comment
- Consider the item and make changes at the November meeting
- 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