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

    NSA Easter Cruise

    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:

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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.

    This year we will have a special on-shore activity, suggested by member Buck Oneil (thanks Buck!), to clean up a portion of the beach that we so love.  What a great way to give back to Cape Lookout and the environment. Plans are tentative for other onshore activities, but we will for sure have gatherings throughout the weekend.  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 heart of the cruising season!

    Cruise Captains
    Honey and Chip Johnson
    Pat and Jeff Kenyon

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    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 9 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • TBD - New Bern or Beaufort

    Hope Regala

    The Hope Regala is not an official NSA event, but many members like to participate.  This is an early save the date notice that the event will be held June 7-9 at River Dunes.  For more information, see their website, here.

    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Ocracoke, Manteo, Belhaven

    NSA Week Long Cruise - North

    The week long cruise that is heading NORTH this year will visit Ocracoke, Manteo, Aligator River and Belhaven, spending a couple of nights in each location. The cruise will run from June 15 - 23 with an option to extend the cruise after Manteo.

    The  cruise itinerary is the following: Oriental – Ocracoke (2 nights) – Manteo (3 nights or stop half way and then 2 nights) – Alligator River – Belhaven (2 nights) – Oriental.

    The extension after Manteo will visit Albemarle Plantation and Edenton, and then works its way back via Alligator River and Belhaven.

    Cruise Captains

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    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lookout, Wrightsville Beach, Swansboro, Beaufort

    NSA Week Long Cruise - South

    The week long cruise that is heading SOUTH this year will visit Cape Lookout, Wrightsville Beach, Swansboro and Beaufort, spending a couple of nights in each location. The cruise will run from June 15 - 23 with an option to extend the cruise at Wrightsville Beach down to Bald Head Island.

    The cruise itinerary is the following: Oriental – Cape Lookout (2 nights) – Offshore to Wrightsville Beach (3 nights) – Swansboro (2 nights) – Beaufort (1 night) – Oriental.

    The extension to Bald Head will happen after Wrightsville Beach and work its way back along the ICW or offshore as the fleet desires.

    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

    • 27 Jul 2019
    • 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.

    More details to be announced so stay tuned.......







    • 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
    Pat Thomaier and John Messer

    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • River Dunes
    • 125
    Registration is closed


    Arrange last minute registration with the Commodore at:




                      Cost $45.00 per person, Cash bar – Beer and Wine

      ( BYOB for Hard Spirits , set up charge, Spirits will be kept by bartenders under your name) 


    Anyone with a dietary restriction please notify the commodore at:

     ------------------------------Registration Directions ------------------------------
    Log in and select the registration button. Please enter the names of your guests and select the number of guests below the names you entered. 
    When you register be sure to include your spouse / partner as a guest, plus up to two additional guests. Limit 4. Only NSA members may register but may bring guests. Please pay online if you can as this makes work for management easier. 

Past events

13 Apr 2019 2019 Vessel Safety Examinations
12 Apr 2019 2019 Oriental Boat Show
23 Mar 2019 Shrimperoo
23 Mar 2019 NOAA NWS Weather Forecasting
16 Mar 2019 USCG Inspections/Safety At Sea
9 Mar 2019 Docking in Wind - CANCELED
2 Mar 2019 Race Management
23 Feb 2019 NSA Oyster Roast
23 Feb 2019 12 Volt systems
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
1 Dec 2018 Photo Contest
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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