FACILITIES AND AMENITIES:
Blackbeard Sailing Club is a member club of Yachting Clubs of America and offers visitors from reciprocal Yacht Clubs use of the BSC dock and the Club's restrooms and do-it-yourself kitchen facility.
The dock is of recent construction and includes water and 30 and 20-amp outlets for 110-volts AC. WiFi service is available on the docks and in the clubhouse. Unattended restroom and showers are accessible behind the main clubhouse. Dock carts are beneath the clubhouse as are ice and soft-drink machines. Numerous chandleries, engine, electric, electronic, canvas, hydraulic, haul-out, and fuel facilities and services are a 15 minute taxi ride away as are several restaurants from casual to luxurious. A public phone (free local calls and long-distance through operator) is upstairs in the clubhouse, as is a weather radio receive and VHF base station. A full-service pump out facility is available at nearby Northwest Creek Marina and an oil dump tank is about 6 miles away at the Craven County Convenience Center.
DOCK RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Blackbeard Sailing Club makes 100 feet of dock space available to reciprocal club members on a first-come, first served basis. The first night's dockage is free. The dock is a side-tie, parallel dock with breakwater protection from direction of greatest fetch. Low water depth is over seven feet, and the largest boat accommodated is about 65 feet.
BSC reserves the right to adjust dock lines and/or refuse or grant dockage at it's sole discretion on this dock to offer the most boats dock space and to facilitate Club use of the dock for any purpose. It is strongly suggested you email or send a post card in advance of your expected arrival and identify the dates, the captain's name, boat name, and yacht club affiliation. BSC is an all-volunteer (not professionally staffed) Club, and may be unattended. The telephone may not be answered in these circumstances.
Blackbeard Sailing Club ♦ P.O. Box 34 ♦ Bridgeton, NC 28591
252 633 3990 ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
Visitors are required to:
Return dock carts promptly after use
Honor the "no sewage discharge" policy of BSC and USCG
Take all garbage to the Big Red Dumpster near the clubhouse
Do no cooking and/or have no fires on the docks themselves
Keep lines and cords coiled and stowed so as to minimize their hazard
Fly their club's burgee.
JOINT BSC/FHYC PICNIC ON JUNE 1
Plan on spending time at your club on Saturday, June 1st We are having a joint event to get to know our fellow boaters at FH.
Opti's will be available, starting at 12 noon, for kids to do a familarization class. At 1.30 pm, there will be a Poker Run for the adults. You provide whatever boat you want to go out in the creek to the anchored boats with the poker cards. Following this will be a Hot Dog lunch for $5.00. BSC members are requested to bring a snack and FH attendees will bring desserts. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we are planning a deck party starting at 6.00. Scott and Donna Wade will be providing the music, and there may be some Karaoke involved. Bring your adult beverages and plan on having a good time.
Dave Whitney - 05/14/2013
Improve Your Ground Tackle Before the Next Storm Arrives
This very timely and informative message from Pete Thorn can help us all
After a competitive search, I found a great price on steel anchor cable that will improve the performance of fluke anchors, like the Fortress or Danforth, in the muddy bottom of Upper Broad Creek. The cable is used as an anchor leader, between your fluke anchor and your existing rode. It allows the fluke anchor to quickly set deeper than an anchor with a chain rode. The chain can pack with mud and create a thick chain/mud braid that prevents the anchor from setting well.
The cables are 3/8” galvanized steel, 7x19 wire rope, 3/8” thimble with an eye at each end, swaged and 10’ long. Breaking strength is about 14,400 pounds with a working load about 2,880. IMHO, the galvanized cable is better than stainless for a few reasons: 1) it is stronger; 2) if it corrodes you can plainly see it. It will not fail due to invisible crevice corrosion like stainless can, and; 3) it is less expensive. Between storms, clean the cable in fresh water, let it dry and spray it with WD40 to keep water out of the cable.
These cables can be purchased at www.webriggingsupply.com The price quote was a bit less than $28, plus shipping. Happy anchoring!
Nick Karasek - 09/21/2011
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