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    • 1 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • 1 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Oriental
    • 9999
    NSA Annual Photo Contest

    Enter up to five photos per category from the 2018 sailing season. Entries are accepted now through 20 Jan. 2019. NSA members will vote in Feb.; winners will be announced at the March Shrimparoo.

    Submit Now

    Find the Photo Contest page to see our entries in the Galleries for each category. 

    Categories This Year

    • Sailing Action - please name the sailing vessel/s in the photo/s
    • Selfies - go ahead and stretch your imagination!
    • Lifestyles - this is a good opportunity to show why NSA is so great
    • Scenic - judging by what I've seen shared, you all have one to submit
    • Fun/Wacky/Silly - hmmm will it be the Halloween Cruise - just sayin...

    See the contest galleries

    Photo submissions are now open. 

    Event Coordinator - Lynn Scott

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Darrell Foster

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Peter Waterson

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall
    Presenter Elena Rice
    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Wade Ellison

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presenter Brian Summerall

    • 2 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Presenter ODC

    • 9 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Presenter Capt. Rich Belliveau

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter USCG

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Presenter Erik Heden NWS

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Oriental Marina

    2018 Shrimperoo

    When: 20 Mar 2019 2:00 PM, EDT
    Where: O’Town


    NSA Shrimperoo

    Note: New Location This Year
    We'll be at the Oriental Marina

    The annual Neuse Sailing Association’s Shrimperoo will take place on Saturday, March 20th at a new location, Oriental Town Marina. 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.

    Best regards,
    Neuse Sailing Association

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

    NSA Easter Cruise

    NOTE: As you can see, this event is receiving strong interest.  NSA will be working with River Dunes on slip assignments on a first signed up first served basis to accommodate as many participants as possible. The Marina indicates they should be able to handle up to 25 boats.  After that point we will begin placing registrants on a waiting list.  The registration has also been updated to include a "land only" option, if you want to have dinner with NSA friends and can be used as a headcount for the restaurant.

    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:

    Spring Cruise Forum    Visit the Spring Cruise Forum

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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.

    Plans are tentative for onshore activities, and we are still looking for cruise captains (hint, hint).  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 meat of the cruising season.

    Cruise Captains

    Memorial Day Cruise   Visit the forum for this event and subscribe

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    • 15 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 23 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sounds and ICW to Edenton

    NSA Week Long Cruise

    The week long cruise this year is currently being developed. The dates are set from June 15 - 23, so mark your calendars.  Whether we go north, south, both and add extensions is still being determined.  Factors such as marina availability and reconstruction from Florence, NSA member interest, etc. is being considered.  Once the plan is solidified, the details will be posted here.

    The tentative north cruise itinerary looks like this: Oriental – Ocracoke (2 nights) – Manteo (3 nights or stop half way and then 2 nights) – Alligator River – Belhaven (2 nights) – Oriental.

    The tentative south cruise itinerary looks like this: Oriental – Lookout (2 nights) – Offshore to Wrightsville Beach (2 nights) – Swansboro (2 nights) – Beaufort (2 nights) – Oriental.

    If we do one cruise, we'll add extra days for those interested to include Albemarle Plantation and edenton to the north itinerary and include Southport and Bald Head Island to the south itinerary.

    More details to come once it is determined!

    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

    • 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

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