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    • 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
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Sea Harbour Yacht Club

    Lazy Days Cruise

    The Lazy Days cruise this year will be an on the water and on the land event on Saturday, August 18. At 11:00am boats will meet on the Neuse for some day sailing and an opportunity for fellow members to capture a photo of your boat under sail. In the afternoon at 4:00pm we will gather at Sea Harbour Yacht Club for a social.  NSA will provide the beer and wine, and members should bring a dish to share.  This will be a combined event with members of SHYC and NSA. SHYC has an indoor lounge with a wrap-around outdoor deck, a swimming pool, grills, and picnic tables, so bring attire to enjoy the afternoon.

    Location for the day sailing and photo opportunity will be coordinated with ODC racing to keep the fleets separated.  Location will be sent once it is determined.

    Cruise Captains
    Pat Kenyon
    Jeff Kenyon

    • 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

    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 


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