SCOO/NSA Seminar Series
In a presentation on weather forecasting, Erik Hedon, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service Forecasting Office in Newport, NC will be our speaker in the SCOO/NSA Winter Seminar series.
Presenter: Erick Hedon
Get ready to shuck some oysters! The annual NSA Oyster Roast will kick off at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 24th at the Oriental Marina and Inn for NSA members and member-invited guests.
Members may invite one or two guests at $10 each.
We will preview the 2017 sailing season and prepare for recruiting new members at the Shrimperoo in March. At the Oyster Roast, we will also have a Member Center set up to assist members in renewing their membership as well as for any guests wishing to join. We ask all members to bring a side dish or dessert to the event. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
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It's time again to show off those great photos you took this year on the water. Find the Photo Contest page to see your entries in the Galleries for each category. You will see links to the galleries on the Photo Contest menu at the top. Limit five photos per member per category. You may enter and upload your photos until January 1. And Please add a caption to your entry.
Photo submissions are now closed.
Voting will start January 15 and end the week after the Oyster Roast. Once voting starts each member can "Register to Vote" at this event page casting one vote per category. Results will be announced at the 2018 Shrimparoo. Select Register to Vote.
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Event Coordinator - Lynn Scott
NSA Racing Sailors may wish to consider this Rules Seminar.
BSC and NYRA are jointly sponsoring a Rules Seminar on March 3rd. The presenter will be Jerry Thompson , Regional Race Officer and Judge.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned racer it is always good to brush up on the rules. Jerry will go through everything in about 3-4 hours and will then stay to answer all questions.
The cost is $20 each, $5 discount for BSC or NYRA members, ETYSA and other juniors free. Includes your own personal printed 44 page color Seminar Handbook, a great reference.
Sign up at http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15890
Bring along your entire crew so that you have a common understanding of the rules!
Contact Bill Jarvis with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the ins and outs of chartering a sailboat in the Caribbean (BVI and Windward Islands) – advance planning, best times to go, what to expect when you get there, mooring/anchoring and more!
Presenter: Roger Hammer, SCOO Vice Commodore
What kinds of things does a Marine Surveyor look at when they’re doing a vessel inspection/survey? Q&A on Air Conditioning/Refrigeration
Presenter: Butch Rasmussen, Shiver Me Timbers
Diesel engine repair and maintenance presentation/Q&A
Presenter: Darrell Foster, Foster’s Mobile Marine Service
The annual Neuse Sailing Association’s Shrimperoo will take place on Saturday, March 17th at the Tiki Bar at the Oriental Marina and Inn. 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.
Learn some helpful tips for getting your boat safely in and out of a slip or alongside a Head and maneuvering your boat in close quarters in a variety of wind conditions
Presenter: Captain Rich Belliveau, River Dunes Dock Master
Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron is partnering with NSA again to perform a vessel safety check on Saturday, March 24th 2018. 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 March 16 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!
Learn the basics of running a sailboat race on the water including setting courses and starting lines, signal flags and shapes, timekeeping, etc. First of 2 parts. Classroom session on Race Management in the morning followed by an on-the-water practical training session Saturday afternoon.
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 Ryder, Vice Commodore of Membership at email@example.com if you'd like to help.
More information about the boat show is available at www.orientalboatshow.com/
Look for possible NSA sponsored seminars. See the Events List for details.
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.
You'll Know Where We’re Going
When We See How It's Blowin'
Experience the cruising lifestyle by letting the weather decide where you go and how you pick your anchorage, and you'll have an enjoyable weekend for captain and crew alike. We’ll plan the trip, just like you do in the islands… details of our final destination will be discussed a day or two before casting off Saturday, April 28 for a day sail and overnight anchorage. Be sure to monitor the event description here and forum for the event. Bring proper anchoring gear, your dinghy, and provision in advance so you have edibles and drinks to share. Rather than a raft up, use your dinghy to visit or invite others to visit you for a sundowner.
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Cruise Captains, Steve Noe and Lynn Scott
NSA's Annual anniversary race is a fun time on the water with a friendly race off of Oriental.
Like previous years we will use the pursuit format for the race (The slower boats start first followed by the faster boats) First boat to finish Wins!
To assign the start times we will require the “PHRF” rating for each boat registered.
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Memorial Day weekend on Ocracoke Island is an annual favorite of NSA members. Traditionally, we have 30 or more NSA boats on this cruise. After your first cruise to Ocracoke, you'll understand why. Known as the "Pearl of the Outer Banks," Ocracoke is a summer vacation haven that offers great restaurants, cool shops, friendly people, nightly entertainment and one of the best beaches in the U.S.
MEMORIAL DAY CRUISE REGISTRATION – This Tuesday FEBRUARY 20, 6PM
ON February 20th at 6:00PM registration for the 2018 Memorial Day Cruise to Ocracoke will open! If you are interested in a slip at the Anchorage Inn and Marina please go to the NSA website to register. We typically are allotted 12 slips which will be assigned 1st come 1st serve based on the order of registration.
We will send the registration list to the Marina and they will contact you to finalize your registration. The process is they start at the top of the list and continue to call until they assign the available spaces. We will let you know when to expect the call which is usually the 1st/2nd week of March. We will let you know when the Marina has filled the available slips. Do not call the Marina, they will call you.
If you have any questions please contact Chuck Gordon via email firstname.lastname@example.org or
call/text 919 880 7890.
Cruise CaptainsChuck GordonBuster Kenny
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Tentative Dates: Details coming.
Possible 3 day trip to Little Washington.
Details and dates TBD
ORIENTAL, NC July 28, 2018
The 12th Annual Neuse Sailing Association Charity Dinghy Poker Run takes place on Saturday, July 28, on the Tiki Bar deck at the Oriental Marina and Inn. The Poker Run is open to everyone and membership in the NSA is not required to join in the fun plus members are encouraged to bring guests as “the more the merrier”.
More Details to Come
Plenty of volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, food service, card stops and cleanup so please contact Wade Ellison, s/v Anticipation Too @ email@example.com if you can help. Remember, you can volunteer and participate , so please, help this year's Poker Run be another success.
Likely a day cruise with an indoor party.
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.
We'll see you in the Bight!
Another community event that NSA members have participated in as boaters is Harborfest.
Location TBD. Details coming.
Likely Ocracoke with the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard demise.
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