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!
Photos from Thanksgiving & Christmas Social are Online
Photos from Thanksgiving and the Christmas Social are Online. You may access them under Photos | Galleries or by clinking on the links below.
Christmas Social Photos
Bill Green - 12/09/2014
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
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
November Epitaph is Available
The November Epitaph is available to read, download or print. Please click here.
Bill Green - 11/30/2014
Fred Latham Regatta - January 1, 2015
Blackbeard Sailing Club and San Juan 21 Fleet 8 cordially invite all San Juan 21 and Blackbeard PHRF and cruising sailboats to attend the 2015 Fred Latham Regatta. This will be Fred’s 43rd year of San Juan 21 “Mad Mama” sailing (or being on display) at BSC on each and every New Years day from 1973 to 2015. Come join us in celebrating New Years Day! The Notice of Race, registration form and Sailing Sinstrcutions can be found on the Club website under Racing | NORs.
BSC Members should sign up by logging into the Members website and navigating to the "Events" feature. When registering, please be sure to use the comments section to note the particulars of our registration: US Sailing Membership (if applicable) and number of lunches. You will also need to bring a signed registration form with you on January 1st.
- Registration fee is $20. (US Sailing Discount $5)
- Hot dog & chili lunch is $5 per person
- BSC Members may charge to their Club account.
If you can’t bring your boat, come join as crew, assist with R/C boat, mark boat or just come out and enjoy New Years Day with fellow sailors. Held, rain, snow, sleet, shine or whatever the weather.
Happy New Year!
Doug Longhini - 11/21/2014
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