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!

If you have something you learned (either the hard or easy way) and would like to share it with other members, please pass it on to our webmaster This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it in the form of a straight text email (or an attached file if you want to get fancy). Submissions may be edited for brevity, etc.

2014 ETYSA Regatta - April 26-27

The 2014 ETYSA Regatta, sponsored by Soundbank, will be held at BSC April 26-27. Significant changes were made to the ICRC rules to make the competition more inclusive, so I hope everyone will come out to support your club for this event. ODC is making a concerted effort to get the trophy back from BSC, so we need a strong turnout!

We are using the regatta to raise funds for Edward Teach Youth Sailing Association, Blackbeard’s youth program.  After racing, ETYSA will be serving brats, burgers, potato salad, beans and chips, so even if you don’t race, come join us for some good food for a great cause. Meals are $10 in advance and $12 day of the event. 

A form for ordering meals is available under the ETYSA tab or by clicking here.
Registration for the regatta is available on the Regatta Network website.
Questions can be directed to Eddy Parker at

Eddy Parker - 03/13/2014

Managing Your Web Acount

Please check under News (plus) | BSC News for a new version of the Managing your Web Account document. 

Bill Green - 02/13/2014

Drew McCrocklin Acting Dockmaster

Our Dockmaster is cruising south for the winter. In his absence, Drew McCrocklin will be Acting Dockmaster with full responsibility for the Dockmaster's duties.

Members who have requests or issues that relate to wet slips should contact Drew at 252-288-5043 or  

Bill Green - 11/07/2013

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.

Bill Green - 08/02/2010

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