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    • 16 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sounds and ICW to Edenton
    Registration is closed

    NSA Week Long Cruise

    The week long cruise this year is planned for the Albemarle Loop.  

    We will be visiting Belhaven, Alligator River, Albemarle Plantation and Edenton.  The trip will include anchoring out as well as marinas to give a mix of locations, even though the return trip covers some of the same waters.

    For those with extra time, a "cruise extension" is also planned to Ocracoke.

    The tentative float plan is as follows:

    • June 16 to June 24 – Total of 9 Days
    • Day 1: Oriental to anchorage outside Alligator River – Pongo River canal. (46 Nm)
      • There is good anchoring just off the ICW route as well as further inside in Cranberry Bay
      • With this being day 1, we can leave things a bit loose, but possibly we could do a dinghy raft up with drinks and appetizers
    • Day 2: Pongo River canal to Alligator River Marina (37 Nm) or north end of Alligator River anchorage (40 Nm)
    • Day 3: Alligator River Marina to Albemarle Plantation Marina (28 Nm)
    • Day 4: Lay Day at Albemarle Plantation
    • Day 5: Albemarle Plantation to Edenton Town Dock (17 Nm)
      • Edenton is a short distance from Albemarle Plantation, and a nice quaint town
      • We can take trolley tours, tour historic homes and museums, and the screw pile lighthouse
      • Great restaurant opportunities here
    • Day 6: Lay Day in Edenton
    • Day 7: Edenton to anchorage at south end of Alligator River near Tuckahoe Point (56 Nm)
    • Day 8: Alligator River anchorage to River Forest Marina in Belhaven (30 Nm).  Alternate marina in Dowry Creek.
      • End of cruise party
    • Day 9: Belhaven to home ports in Oriental (40 Nm)

    Extension for those that can cruise for 2 weeks:

    • Day 9: Lay Day in Belhaven
    • Day 10: Belhaven to Ocracoke (42 Nm)
    • Day 11 -13: Lay Days in Ocracoke
    • Day 14: Ocracoke to Home (37 Nm)

    Cruise Captains
    Pat Kenyon
    Jeff Kenyon

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    • 6 Jul 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 8 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Belhaven

    Dog Days Cruise

    For our middle-of-the-season Dog Days Cruise we'll shake off the July heat with a run up the Bay River, into the Hobucken Cut (ICW), then across the Pamlico River and up the Pungo River to historic Belhaven.  There is often good sailing even in summer in the Bay, Pamlico and Pungo rivers.

    We will be docking at the restored River Forest Manor and Marina in Belhaven,  which is just beyond the breakwater and a short walk to downtown.  The 1899 River Forest Manor in its prime attracted celebrities, politicos and wealthy stakeholders including American actor and dancer James Cagney, cartoonist Robert Ripley, businessman Harvey Firestone and British model Twiggy, and gained the attention of national newspapers and magazines including National Geographic. 

    The property fell into disrepair in 2011. It was then purchased by a group of Belhaven residents and local investors in October 2014. Since then the River Forest Manor & Marina has been transformed to meet the original owner's vision of a grand place to entertain the most lavish parties and events.

    The Manor and Marina has has become a must-visit stop along the Intracostal Waterway and a meeting place for boaters from all over the East Coast. 

    Cruise Captains
    Donna Crothers
    Carl Crothers

    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Oriental, NC

    Dinghy Poker Run

    It’s not too early to start thinking about having fun and helping a good cause. 

    For those of you who are new to the Poker Run, here’s how it works: Hands sell for $10@ or$25/3 (including 1 lunch/hand!) at the Tiki Bar at 9:30am and the “run” is from 11am - 1pm.  Players take small boats to 6-7 docks where they draw a card at each dock to fill their hand(s), or you may do land only hands at the Tiki Bar.  Prizes will be awarded for the highest hands. Lunch will be served from 12:30 – whenever.  Live and Silent auctions and 50-50 raffle are held following lunch.

     This is a community event, open to everyone, but staffed primarily by the membership.  The proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to Heartworks, a cause near and dear to our very own Laurie Sampson. 

    “HeartWorks is a 501©(3) nonprofit community service agency in Bayboro, North Carolina. Our mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of youth and their families in Pamlico County and surrounding areas. Education is the cornerstone of our efforts. Nurturing is our method.”

    It takes a village to make this event a success, so I am recruiting volunteers now.  There are opportunities to help well in advance and lots of jobs to be done the day of the event.  

    AUCTION ITEMS:  As you do your Spring cleaning keep an eye out for nice quality items in new or nearly new condition to be used for prizes, and the silent or live auctions.  Possibilities include: Antiques, jewelry, boating items, artwork, gift baskets, vacation home/time share weekend (or week ), Gift certificates for stores or restaurants.

    SPONSOR SOLICITATION:  Approach businesses that you support to make monetary or in-kind donations

    DOCK MASTER: Staff a local dock on the day of the event to be the dealer and recorder for the Poker Hands.  This is a fun job which may include the use of water guns or jello shots.

    FOOD:  We purchase main course and sides but we need people to set-up and serve.

    DESERTS: We need people to make deserts.  This year, finger friendly please: cookies, cupcakes, fruit; you get the idea.

    SET UP and BREAKDOWN:  Set-up would be early Sat morning and involves moving a small tent, tables and chairs to the site and setting them up

    MISC: Selling Poker Hands, setting up/labeling auction items, recording auction results/receiving payments, raffle tickets,

    If you are willing to help, either by being a lead for a particular task or by just being a worker bee please contact Alice Petree 703-628-8123 or

    This is another opportunity for NSA to give back to the community while having a great time. COME JOIN THE FUN!







    • 18 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • TBD

    Lazy Days Cruise

    We are planning for a day sail and then land-based gathering at Sea Harbour Yacht Club on Saturday, Or possibly anchoring out in South River on Saturday and the party at Sea Harbour on Sunday. 

    Cruise Captains
    Pat Kenyon
    Jeff Kenyon

    Details coming 

    • 1 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 3 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Cape Lookout National Seashore

    Our annual Labor Day Cruise finds us sailing to Cape Lookout for the long weekend. Like the Memorial Day Cruise, most of the fleet will meet Saturday at 0800 near Oriental No. 1 where we sail across the Neuse to Adams Creek and from there motor down the ICW to the Newport River. Then, we head out Beaufort Inlet for the short sail in the ocean to Lookout Bight and anchor across from Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

    On Saturday we’ll have a social on the beach  as we enjoy the pristine beauty of this special place.  Please plan to join us and bring your favorite appetizer, dish or dessert to share for this very special cruise.

    Be sure to register for this cruise if you decide to go so we know how much supplies to bring. Also subscribe to the forum for this event. Hit the link below. 

    Event Forum

     We'll see you in the Bight!

    • 21 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • River Dunes

    Harborfest for Heartworks

    Another sailing oriented event is this two-night charitable event held on Grace HarborThis two-day event benefits over 400 at-risk children and their families in Pamlico and the surrounding counties that are served annually by HeartWorks‘ counseling, developmental day care, after school and summer programs.  Harborfest is held each year to benefit HeartWorks, a 501(c)(3) not for profit, whose mission is to address the underserved mental and physical health needs of children and their families in Pamlico and the surrounding counties.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD

    Location TBD. Details coming.

    Cruise Captains
    Sandy Emerson
    Scott Westwood

    Event Forum


    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 28 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ocracoke
    Registration is closed

    2018 Halloween Cruise

    NSA will be heading back to Ocracoke for Halloween!  Be sure to bring your pirate outfit since this year is the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard's final battle off Ocracoke.  The Pirate Jamboree is sure to be festive this year!  For more information see the Pirate Jamboree page. We will be opening registration in early July to meet an August 1 deadline for all boat information to the Anchorage Marina.  We will send an email to all members, but plan to be ready to register for this event which is sure to be popular!

    Cruise Captains
    Becky Griffin
    Paul Griffin

    Event Forum

    For further information:

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • River Dunes

    2018 Commodore's BallDetails to come 

Past events

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
26 Feb 2018 Photo Contest
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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