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    • 1 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • 1 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Oriental
    • 9999
    NSA Annual Photo Contest

    Enter up to five photos per category from the 2018 sailing season. Entries are accepted now through 20 Jan. 2019. NSA members will vote in Feb.; winners will be announced at the March Shrimparoo.

    Photo Contest Submissions Are Closed

    Find the Photo Contest page to see our entries in the Galleries for each category. 

    Categories This Year

    • Sailing Action - please name the sailing vessel/s in the photo/s
    • Selfies - go ahead and stretch your imagination!
    • Lifestyles - this is a good opportunity to show why NSA is so great
    • Scenic - judging by what I've seen shared, you all have one to submit
    • Fun/Wacky/Silly - hmmm will it be the Halloween Cruise - just sayin...

    See the contest galleries

    Photo submissions are now open. 

    Event Coordinator - Lynn Scott

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Wade Ellison

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Oriental Marina and Inn

    The annual NSA Oyster Roast will kick off at 2:00pm on Saturday February 23rd at the Oriental Marina and Inn for NSA members and member invited guests. Members may invite one or two guests at $10.00 each.

    We will have a Member center set up to assist members in renewing their membership as well as any guests wishing to join.
    We ask all members to
    bring a side dish or dessert to the event.

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter ODC

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall
    Presenter Capt. Rich Belliveau

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter USCG

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Erik Heden NWS

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Oriental Marina

    2019 Shrimperoo

    When: 23 Mar 2019 2:00 PM, EDT
    Where: Oriental Marina


    NSA Shrimperoo

    Note: New Location This Year
    We'll be at the Oriental Marina

    The annual Neuse Sailing Association’s Shrimperoo will take place on Saturday, March 23th at a new location, Oriental Town Marina. The public is invited to join in the fun, which includes plenty of shrimp, assorted foods, and a raffle drawing. The NSA will provide the shrimp, side dishes, some drinks, and music. 

    There is no registration for this event as it is open to the public. Non-members will be charged a fee of $10, which can be applied toward your NSA membership if you join that day.  We'll also have a Member Center set up to assist members in renewing their membership and for any guests wishing to join. We ask all members to bring a side dish or dessert to the event.

    Best regards,
    Neuse Sailing Association

    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Oriental, NC

    The Oriental Boat Show this year is in the Oriental Harbor Marina. Make sure you stop by the NSA tent. We also need NSA members to work shifts in the tent to greet potential members and answer questions. Please contact Donna Crothers, Vice Commodore of Membership if you'd like to help.

    Boat Show Forum

    More information about the boat show is available at

    Oriental’s annual In-water Boat Show has grown exponentially since its beginnings in 2009. The 2017 show drew over 100 exhibitors from as far away Hampton, Virginia, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Bryson City, NC. In addition to nautical goods and services, dealers and brokers brought in boats on land and in the slips at Oriental Harbor Marina, many of which were available for in-water sea trials. For more info, see the Oriental Boat Show website.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oriental

    Vessel Safety Examinations

    Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron is partnering with NSA again to perform a vessel safety check on Saturday, April 13th 2019. Brian McLamb will be coordinating the examiners and skippers requesting the safety check by registering here. Be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 1 and include vessel location (marina), skipper and phone number.  The examining crew normally gets started around 0900 and will concentrate on vessels in marinas in and around Oriental; vessels will be checked off as they are completed. Thanks to the volunteers for performing this important check!

    • 20 Apr 2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • 21 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • River Dunes Marina, Oriental

    NSA Easter Cruise

    NOTE: As you can see, this event is receiving strong interest.  NSA will be working with River Dunes on slip assignments on a first signed up first served basis to accommodate as many participants as possible. The Marina indicates they should be able to handle up to 25 boats.  After that point we will begin placing registrants on a waiting list.  The registration has also been updated to include a "land only" option, if you want to have dinner with NSA friends and can be used as a headcount for the restaurant.

    The NSA Easter Cruise will be April 20-21 at River Dunes this year.  This will be a good chance to check out all your systems: engine, sails, instruments, and charging systems. And your docking skills!

    For those with credits remaining from last years Heartworks event, you can use your credit with the marina. NSA will convey registration information to River Dunes, so PLEASE do not make a reservation yourself.

    We are developing a dinner plan for Saturday night, either as a buffet, or off the menu depending on River Dunes feedback and the size of our group.  Either way, please indicate your interest for dinner Saturday on the registration form.

    Find the Spring Cruise Forum here:

    Spring Cruise Forum    Visit the Spring Cruise Forum

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    • 25 May 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cape Lookout

    NSA Memorial Day Cruise

    The NSA Memorial Day Cruise will be May 25 - 27 at Cape Lookout this year.  We are swapping this location with the traditional Ocracoke location.  Memorial Day in Lookout and Labor Day in Ocracoke.  The hope is we will have cooler weather at the end of May for anchoring out and access to docks when it is hotter in September.

    Plans are tentative for onshore activities, and we are still looking for cruise captains (hint, hint).  Come prepared to share a dish, any water toys you enjoy, beach chairs, etc.  It is sure to be a great time, and kick off the meat of the cruising season.

    Cruise Captains

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    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sounds and ICW to Edenton

    NSA Week Long Cruise

    The week long cruise this year is currently being developed. The dates are set from June 15 - 23, so mark your calendars.  Whether we go north, south, both and add extensions is still being determined.  Factors such as marina availability and reconstruction from Florence, NSA member interest, etc. is being considered.  Once the plan is solidified, the details will be posted here.

    The tentative north cruise itinerary looks like this: Oriental – Ocracoke (2 nights) – Manteo (3 nights or stop half way and then 2 nights) – Alligator River – Belhaven (2 nights) – Oriental.

    The tentative south cruise itinerary looks like this: Oriental – Lookout (2 nights) – Offshore to Wrightsville Beach (2 nights) – Swansboro (2 nights) – Beaufort (2 nights) – Oriental.

    If we do one cruise, we'll add extra days for those interested to include Albemarle Plantation and edenton to the north itinerary and include Southport and Bald Head Island to the south itinerary.

    More details to come once it is determined!

    Cruise Captains
    Pat Kenyon
    Jeff Kenyon

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    • 4 Jul 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 7 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Washington, NC

    Dog Days Cruise

    For our middle-of-the-season Dog Days Cruise we'll have a little more time this year with July 4th falling on Thursday.  Hopefully your boss has given you the extra long weekend off!  The plans are tentative once we have a Cruise Captain, but the likely float plan is a run up the Bay River, into the Hobucken Cut (ICW), a turn to port entering the Pamlico River to Bath where we will stop for the night en-route to Little Washington.  We'll spend 2 nights in Little Washington, and then return to Oriental on Sunday.

    Join the Dog Days Event Forum to get up to date announcements and information before and during the cruise. 

    Dog Days Forum

    Cruise Captains

    • 10 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • On land location TBD

    Lazy Days Cruise

    The Lazy Days cruise this year will be an on the water and on the land event on Saturday, August 10. Plans are still tentative, but similar to 2018 we will do something out on the Neuse RIver during the day and meet in the afternoon at a venue for socializing and fun.

    Cruise Captains

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 2 Sep 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ocracoke Island

    Labor Day Cruise
    The Labor Day Cruise this year finds us sailing back to one of our favorite destinations, Ocracoke Island. Boats will meet on the Neuse River for the ~40NM passage to Silver Lake in Ocracoke.  Slips at the Anchorage Marina and the Government docks as well as the anchorage are sure to be full with the NSA fleet flying their burgees.

    On Sunday we’ll have a social under the gazebo at the Anchorage Marina as we enjoy the action as well as the natural beauty of this special place.  Please plan to join us and bring your favorite appetizer, dish or dessert to share for this ever popular cruising destination.

    We will be running a lottery for slips at the Anchorage Marina similar to last year. All members requesting a slip are put into a spreadsheet and randomly selected by the computer.  Hopefully, like last year, we will have enough slips to accommodate everyone that requests a slip.

    Cruise Captains

    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Destination TBD

    Fall Cruise

    The Fall Cruise destination is still to be determined.  However, the current thought is possibly a cruise to West Bay off Cedar Island.  Or the destination of your choice as Cruise Captain!

    Cruise Captains

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 27 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD - New Bern or Beaufort

    Halloween Cruise

    NSA will be heading to either New Bern or Beaufort October 26 - 27.  Regardless of the destination, be sure to bring your pirate outfit since both towns get into the spirit of Halloween.  Details as soon as they are available.

    Cruise Captains

Past events

16 Feb 2019 Risk Management
9 Feb 2019 CPR and First Aid
2 Feb 2019 Marine Electronics Maintenance
26 Jan 2019 Diesel Engines
19 Jan 2019 Navigation Refresher and Map Updates
12 Jan 2019 Splicing and Rigging/Furlers
10 Nov 2018 2018 Commodore's Ball
10 Nov 2018 2018 Annual Membership Meeting
27 Oct 2018 2018 Halloween Cruise
13 Oct 2018 2018 Fall Cruise Canceled
21 Sep 2018 2018 Harborfest - Canceled
1 Sep 2018 2018 Labor Day Cruise
18 Aug 2018 2018 Lazy Days Cruise
28 Jul 2018 2018 Dinghy Poker Run
14 Jul 2018 Nautical Co-op of Oriental (NCO)
14 Jul 2018 Pursuit Race Series
6 Jul 2018 2018 Dog Days Cruise
16 Jun 2018 2018 Week Long Cruise
8 Jun 2018 2018 Hope Regala
26 May 2018 2018 Memorial Day Cruise
5 May 2018 2018 Anniversary Race
28 Apr 2018 Spring Cruise
13 Apr 2018 2018 Oriental Boat Show
31 Mar 2018 SailPack Regatta
24 Mar 2018 Vessel Safety Examinations
24 Mar 2018 Introduction to Race Management
17 Mar 2018 2018 Shrimperoo
17 Mar 2018 Diesel Engine Maintenance
10 Mar 2018 Vessel Surveys/Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
3 Mar 2018 BSC and NYRA Rules Seminar
3 Mar 2018 Chartering in the Caribbean
24 Feb 2018 2018 Oyster Roast
24 Feb 2018 NOAA NWS Weather Forecasting
17 Feb 2018 Oriental - Sailing Capital of North Carolina
10 Feb 2018 Navigation Rules Refresher
1 Jan 2018 Instead of Football Regatta
9 Dec 2017 Christmas Flotilla
8 Dec 2017 Spirit of Christmas
11 Nov 2017 2017 Commodore's Ball
11 Nov 2017 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
28 Oct 2017 2017 Halloween Cruise
21 Oct 2017 NSA Seminar Series: Sailing in the World ARC (Round the World Rally)
14 Oct 2017 2017 Fall Cruise
5 Oct 2017 Annapolis Boat Show
30 Sep 2017 Seminar: All About Open CPN Chart Plotter Navigation
23 Sep 2017 2017 Harborfest
15 Sep 2017 2017 Oriental Regatta
9 Sep 2017 NSA Seminar Series: All about Batteries and charging systems
2 Sep 2017 2017 Labor Day Cruise
19 Aug 2017 2017 Lazy Days Cruise
5 Aug 2017 NSA Seminar Series: Emergency Signaling Devices
29 Jul 2017 NSA Seminar Series: Cruising the Bahamas
22 Jul 2017 2017 Dinghy Poker Run
9 Jul 2017 2017 Week-Long Cruise II (Ocean)
8 Jul 2017 2017 Dog Days Cruise
17 Jun 2017 Week Long Cruise 1
27 May 2017 Memorial Day Cruise
20 May 2017 NSA Cruising Primer
6 May 2017 NSA Seminar Series: Our sail to Cuba, the forbidden paradise
6 May 2017 2017 Anniversary Race
21 Apr 2017 2017 Oriental Boat Show
15 Apr 2017 Easter Cruise
8 Apr 2017 Sail Trim Seminar
25 Mar 2017 Man Overboard Seminar
18 Mar 2017 Shrimperoo

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