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!
May 2nd Potluck Social - Mexican Theme
Our May potluck social takes place next Saturday, May 2nd. Wear your sombrero because it’s a Mexican theme for both food and dress! We’ll gather for socializing at 5:30 and sit down to dinner about 6:15.
Please sign up now by logging on with your UserID and password. Then click on the “Members” link and choose “Events.” Please don’t forget to enter the number of persons attending and use the comments section to tell us what you’re bringing.
I hope to see you there, sombrero or no sombrero! Eso que ni qué.
Gay Whitney, Social Chair - 04/26/2015
April Epitaph is Available
The April Epitaph is available to read, download or print. Please click here.
Bill Green - 04/24/2015
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,
and other helpful information.
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.
Bill Green - 08/02/2010