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    • 30 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Oriental, NC

    NCO Event: Saturday, May 30th, 2020

    Dear NSA Members:

    NCO (the combined groups of NSA, ODC and SCOO) are planning on having a "virtual" regatta on Saturday, May 30th. This is a fun "around the buoys" sail giving everyone an excuse to get out on the water.

    Interested boaters should meet at Oriental 1 at 1:00 and will sail as instructed from VHF channel 79 to either Adams Creek or Garbacon (whichever is upwind) and back. Oriental has opened to people from out of town if they own property in the area and boats count! So, cast off your lines and come out for a sail with your fellow sailors! 

    It will be helpful if you send your boat and crew info to the SCOO Commodore, Rock Rockwell, at


    Jeff Kenyon
    Commodore, NSA

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 21 Jun 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Albemarle Plantation

    The annual Week-long Cruise remains on schedule, with two alternative routes to the same primary destination, Albemarle Plantation Marina, while keeping the club together for the remainder of the week. We will communicate Covid19 related restrictions, if any, at the marinas we will be visiting.

    Route 1 follows the traditional course from Oriental to the Pungo River Anchorage east of Belhaven via the Bay River and Hobucken Cut (ICW). Then up the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal to the Alligator River Marina for one night and then on to Albemarle Plantation Marina for three nights at this magnificent "Albemarle Loop" marina development on the north shore of Albemarle Sound at Yeopim Creek.

    Route 2, weather permitting, will offer a chance for members to sail at night. The fleet will depart Oriental on Friday evening, June 12, before dusk and sail overnight across Pamlico Sound to Manteo on Roanoke Island, 88nm, via the Old House and Roanoke Island channels. The sun will be up before we enter these channels. After two nights at the Manteo Waterfront Marina, the fleet will sail north around Roanoke Island and west across Albermarle Sound to Albemarle Plantation.

    Both groups will rendezvous on Monday at Albermarle Plantation Marina for three nights.

    On Thursday, the entire fleet will depart Albemarle Plantation and sail east across Albemarle Sound and down the Alligator River to an anchorage near the northern entrance to the Alligator River-Pungo River Canal. The following day, we will continue on to the Dowry Creek Marina just off the Pungo River for our final two nights. On Sunday, we sail home.

    When you register, please ensure you answer the applicable questions at the bottom of the registration form. Much more details to come! Questions, contact Carl Crothers, Vice Commodore/Cruising,

    • 10 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 12 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • River Forest Marina, Belhaven

    Oriental's popular Croaker Festival takes place this year on the actual July 4th weekend, July 3-5, instead of the weekend before. So, we are moving our Dog Days Cruise to the following weekend, July 10-12. And we're heading to the historic River Forest Manor and Marina in Belhaven, which was beautifully restored in 2015.

    On the club's last visit to the River Forest Marina in 2018, we were given a private guided tour of the 1899 mansion, followed by our social on the house's broad veranda. The marina also provides courtesy golf carts for excursions to downtown Belhaven about a mile away.

    More details and registration information to follow.

    • 25 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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.......

    • 1 Aug 2020
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    • 2 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Grace Harbor, River Dunes

    Hot August storms often disrupt our efforts to cruise to distant destinations, making a nearby marina usually a good choice for the annual Lazy Days Cruise.  With that in mind, this year we'll go back to the magnificent River Dunes Marina at Grace Harbor off Broad Creek. just 11nm from Oriental. We'll enjoy the pool, have a Saturday social and, for those interested, have dinner in groups at the fabulous Harbor Club.

    Stay tuned for more information and registration.

    • 4 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 7 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Ocracoke

    Ocracoke Island was devasted by Hurricane Dorian last year, but Ocracokers are resilent and they are ready to welcome the NSA back for Labor Day weekend 2020. The recovery on the island is not complete, but many of the club's favorite restaurants and businesses are open. 

    The Anchorage Marina and the National Park Service docks are sure to fill up for the weekend. We will be granted a limited number of reserved slips at the Anchorage Inn Marina. Once registration is opened, those slips will be assigned interested members on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the time stamp on your registration. So,  watch for notification that registration is opening and don't delay as the slips go quickly. Slips at the government docks, which cannot be reserved, and space in the anchorage are first-come, first served.

    Since some members will arrive Friday or earlier and some may leave on Sunday, we are planning for socials on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons under the gazebo at the Anchorage Marina. Please plan to join us and bring your favorite appetizer, dish or dessert to share.

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • 27 Sep 2020
    • 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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.

    • 10 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • West Bay Anchorage

    We had a fabulous weekend last year at West Bay for our Fall Cruise and we're going to try it again. An old NSA haunt, West Bay can be iffy for anchoring if the wind is not right. The beach on the southern shore of Pamlico Sound is very nice and the anchorage beautiful, unless the wind is out of the north, which makes it too rough. So, we'll hope for a S or SW wind and moderate temps.  We plan to have a social on the beach sometime Saturday (bring a dish). If you don't have a working dinghy, there is always somebody that can give ou a ride.

    We normally anchor near 35°01.869'N  076°20.082'W.  That is on the outside of West Bay.  We typically anchor outside because of easier access to the beach.  There is no beach on the inside of West Bay.

    Stay tuned for more information.

    • 31 Oct 2020
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    • 1 Nov 2020
    • (EDT)
    • New Bern

    Halloween falls on Saturday this year and our destination is New Bern, which has one of the best Ghost Walks in the area, presented by the New Bern Historical Society.  Our tentative destination is the Galley Stores & Marina located on the Neuse River at the foot of Pollack Street. The Galley Stores & Marina has been the site of previous NSA Halloween cruises. The marina provisioning store offers gourmet foods and specialty wines and craft beers, and overlooking the marina is the fabulous Persimmons Restaurant.

    We'll have a social on the marina lawn on Saturday, after which members can meet up for dinner and/or the Ghost Walk.

    Stay tuned for more details.

    • 21 Nov 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (EST)
    • River Dunes
    • 120





    Cost $45.00 per person, Cash bar – Beer and Wine *AND LIQUOR* (River Dunes now has their liquor license!)


    Anyone with a dietary restriction please notify the commodore at:

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