P.O. Box 24,  Bridgeton,   NC  28519
N35o 03.75    W76o 56.85


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.


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. 

At its sole discretion, BSC reserves the right to adjust dock lines and/or refuse to grant dockage on this dock in order to offer the most boats dock space and to facilitate Club use of the dock for any purpose. It is strongly suggested that visitors should email or send a post card in advance of their expected arrival, identifying the dates, captain's name, boat name, and yacht club affiliation. Please use the contact information provided below for this communication.

          Blackbeard Sailing Club
          Attn:  Dockmaster
          PO Box 24
          Bridgeton, NC 28519
          Clubhouse Phone:  252-633-3990
          Email:  dockmaster@blackbeardsailingclub.com

BSC is an all-volunteer Club and is not professionally staffed. The Clubhouse and grounds may be unattended and, in these circumstances, calls to the Club on the telephone or VHF radio will not be answered.

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.

May Epitaph is Available

The May edition of Blackbeard's Epitaph is available to read, download or print. Please click here.

Bill Green - 05/01/2017

2017 Budget & 2017 Calendar

At its meeting on December 10th, the Board approved BSC's 2017 Budget and our 2017 Events Calendar. You will find these new documents under Members / Club Documents.

The calendar is a living document that will be updated frequently. If you want the most up-to-date information, please check back for the latest version. And keep an eye open for announcements about events, dates and times by email and in the Epitaph.

Eddy Parker - 12/11/2016

Landscape Donations Needed

So far we have collected over $300 from members toward our goal of $750 for this fall.  We plan to plant dogwoods, red buds and a large red crepe myrtle during the prime fall planting season.  We also have some azaleas donated to place in the woods to brighten up our spring colors.

Ellen Beery, Garden Gang chair will be out of town into November, so please send contributions of $30, $50. or $100 to Mark Brennesholtz, 9322 Ocean Drive, Emerald Isle, NC  28594.

Keep it coming to beautify BSC!

Mark Brennesholtz - 09/11/2016

Strategic Planning Task Force Survey

The results of the Strategic Planning Task Force's June survey have been summarized and posted on the  website. Log in with your password and look in Members / Club Documents.

Bill Green - 06/23/2016

Notice of Intent to Dispose of Abandoned Property

Notice of Intent to Dispose of Abandoned Property
Our dry storage and dinghy captains have been working diligently to identify the owners of all of the boats and trailers on our property.  There have been pictures and locations of unidentified boats listed in the Epitaph for the last three months, and progress has been made.  There are still a number of items stored at the club for which we do not know the owner.  Boats and trailers that we consider abandoned property.  This has been a growing problem, and one that needs to be addressed.  If you haven’t done so, review the list and let the appropriate person know if an item is yours.
If you have not notified Blackbeard Sailing Club by workday, your item will be removed from club property.
Eddy Parker, Commodore

Eddy Parker - 02/25/2016

Weather Station at BSC

Membership Application Form

Our Membership Application Form has been revised to accommodate the new Intermediate Membership class. The new form is available online from the Members | Club Documents page. Paper copies are also available in the Clubhouse. As a brief refresher, please make note of the Membership process as outlined here:

  • Application for membership requires two sponsors who must be current members in good standing. One of the sponsors has to have been a member for more than one year. These members will explain the basics of the Club and will act as mentors.
  • Once the prospective Member and his/her sponsors have filled out the Application form, one of your sponsors should ensure that it reaches the Membership Committee.
  • The Membership Committee will schedule an interview with the prospective Member—an informal discussion to determine what their expectations are and to explain more about BSC. 
  • The next step will be to email names and addresses to the members at large who will have 10 days to contact a member of the Board of Directors with any questions.  
  • At the next BOD meeting, the prospective Members’s name will be submitted for approval. 
  • Once approved, the Membership Committee will schedule an orientation session. We usually wait until we have 4 candidate families before scheduling orientation. 

Dave Whitney - 07/08/2015

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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