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!
Water on the Docks is Off for the Winter
We have shut off water to the docks for the winter. If you keep a garden hose at your slip, you may want to consider emptying it of water and bringing it inside.
Bill Green - 12/09/2013
Fred Latham Regatta January 1st
Blackbeard Sailing Club and San Juan 21 Fleet 8 cordially invite all San Juan 21 and Blackbeard PHRF and cruising sailboats to attend the 2014 Fred Latham Regatta. This will be Fred’s 42nd year of San Juan 21 “Mad Mama” sailing at BSC on each and every New Years day from 1973 to 2014. Come join Fred in celebrating New Years day.
Please see Racing|NORs for the Notice of Race, Registration Form and Sailing Instructions.
Bill Green - 12/03/2013
We have published conflicting schedules for December. Here is the final schedule:
December 7th - Christmas Covered Dish Social, beginning with social hour at 5:00 and dinner at around 6:15 pm.
December 13th - BOD meeting at 7:30 pm.
December 31st – New Year’s Eve at BSC, featuring Scott and Donna Wade. See the December Epitaph for details.
We are sorry if the conflicting schedules have caused a problem.
Dave Whitney - 12/01/2013
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 email@example.com.
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