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.

September Epitaph is Available

The September Epitaph is available to read, download or print.Please click here.

Bill Green - 09/18/2014

Photos From First Citizens Cup September 13

See photos from First Citizens' Cup Regatta on September 13 under PHOTOS | GALLERIES or click this link.

Bill Green - 09/14/2014

Nominations for Club Officers and Directors for 2015

The process for selecting Officers and Directors for 2015 is underway. As usual, all offices are open. We will be selecting two directors to replace outgoing Directors, Doug King and Eddy Parker. For 2015, Charlie Batchelor, Joe Draper and Bill Green will carry over for another year. In addition, as Past Commodore, I will be a board member for one year as spelled out in the Bylaws.

The nomination period closed on Friday, September 12th. The election will conclude and the results will be announced at the annual meeting in November. 
 
Bill Braun, Commodore
svdelphinus@hotmail.com

Bill Braun - 09/02/2014

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

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