Neuse Sailing Association

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    • 23 Apr 2022
    • 22 May 2022
    • Chesapeake Bay
    Registration is closed

    Chesapeake Cruise

    2022 brings back the longer cruise for NSA members to the Chesapeake Bay.

    April 23 - May 22

    The Chesapeake beckons again!  The second (annual?) NSA cruise to the Chesapeake will depart on April 23, with planned stops at Dowry Creek, Alligator River Marina,   Coinjock and Atlantic Yacht Basic, and ending up in Portsmouth, VA.  After Portsmouth, members can choose their destinations and "free cruise" in smaller groups as desired. Many returning snowbirds will be traveling this route, so the sooner we can book marina space, the better. If you have questions, contact the cruise captains.   If you plan to join the cruise, register by April 1, and subscribe to the forum to stay up to date.

     Cruise Captains:
    John Messer
    Pat Thomaier
    S/V Wild Goose  

    • 27 May 2022
    • 30 May 2022
    • Ocracoke

    Memorial Day Cruise

    The NSA Memorial Day Cruise will be May 27 - 30

    NSA is going back to Ocracoke for Memorial Day. As in the past we will have 10 to 13 slips available at the Anchorage Marina and their availability will be based on a 1st come/1st serve basis which will be based on order of Registrations.

    • - Registration will open on our website on February 17th at 6pm
    • - Slips assigned by the Marina in order of sign up.
    • - The Marina will maintain a wait list if more slips become available
    • - The Anchorage Marina will begin calling the list in March ( we’ll let you know when) .
    • - When you are contacted they will ask for Credit Card for the 1st nights stay which is nonrefundable.
    • - If you decide you cannot commit then they will move to next person on list
    • - The Marina will try to make more slips available if possible
    • - Do not call the Marina

    If you have questions contact me. Chuck Gordon, Cruise Captain.
    Call/text 919 880 7879, email

    • 18 Jun 2022
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • Southern Ports

    Week-long Cruise

    The 2022 Week-long Cruise from June 18-26

      Here are our plans, for now (because all sailing trip plans are subject to weather conditions). Of course these are all just suggestions and every boat can make their own plans.
    We're aiming for Wrightsville and Carolina beaches with a mix of anchoring, mooring and dockage available. I've been unable to find any marinas that are willing to block off slips for the 10-18 boats (just a guess) that might be joining. I'm going to provide some numbers for marinas that I contacted that can accommodate a few boats and leave it up to the individual captains to make their own reservations. Both Wrightsville beach and Carolina beach have numerous bars and restaurants and easy access to the ocean side beaches. 

           Friday, 6/17  to Beaufort/Shackleford Banks:

                We want to try and have an outside option to Masonboro inlet, so that group could anchor over next to Shackleford Banks.  For those that want to stick to the ICW, Taylors creek/Beaufort docks/Money Island are options.

           Saturday, 6/18:

                 Outside to Wrightsville beach, inside to Mile Hammock. The group going outside can anchor in banks channel or set up dockage at a marina, upon arrival. An option for the inside could be Swansboro, although that would make for a long day Sunday to get to Wrightsville. 

           Sunday, 6/19:

                  All vessels in or arriving to Wrightsville. 

           Monday, 6/20:

                  Enjoy Wrightsville beach and have a social! The location of said social is still under consideration.

           Tuesday, 6/21:


           Wednesday, 6/22:

                 Move to Carolina Beach. There are 9 mooring balls, anchorage and a couple of marinas to choose from here. 

           Thursday, 6/23

                  Carolina Beach!

           Friday, 6/24:

                   Anyone wanting to go outside in return, move back to an anchorage/dock near Masonboro inlet.  Inside up ICW to Mile Hammock/Swansboro.

           Saturday, 6/25:

                    Outside to Beaufort. Inside to Beaufort or (for those that have a faster boat than me) Oriental.

           Sunday, 6/26:

                     Any stragglers, to Oriental.


             Below are the marinas and mooring field info.


                     Seapath Yacht Club; 910-256-3747

                     Bridge Tender Marina; 910-256-6550

                     Dockside Marina; 910-256-3579

                     Wrightsville Beach Marina and transient docks; 910-256-6666


                      Federal Point Yacht club; 910-458-4201

                      Carolina Beach Mooring field; 910-386-1492 (dockmaster) Reserve mooring balls on Dockwa

                      Carolina beach state park; 910-458-8206 (these docks can be shallow)


    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 17 Jul 2022
    • Dowry Creek Marina
    Dog Days Cruise

    July 15 -17

    Dowry Creek Marina

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 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...

    • 5 Aug 2022
    • 7 Aug 2022
    • South River

    Lazy Days Cruise

    August 5 -7
    NSA plans to go to a very familiar place to everyone in the club, South River. 

    • 2 Sep 2022
    • 5 Sep 2022
    • Cape Lookout

    Labor Day Cruise
    September 2 - 5
    Destination is Cape Lookout

    • 30 Sep 2022
    • 2 Oct 2022
    • Beaufort & Cape Lookout

    NC Sail's Pirate Sail

    September 30 - Oct 2
    Beaufort and Cape Lookout.

    Details link:  NC Sail

    • 8 Oct 2022
    • 9 Oct 2022
    • West Bay Anchorage

    Fall Cruise

    October 1 -2.

    NSA plans to head to West Bay for our Fall Cruise again this year. West Bay can be iffy for anchoring if the wind is not right, so we'll be flexible once again this year. 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 South wind and moderate temps.  We will gather on the beach, and if conditions are right we'll build a bonfire.

    We normally anchor near 35°01.869'N  076°20.082'W.  That is on the outside, or soundside, of West Bay.  We typically anchor outside because of easier access to the beach.

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 23 Oct 2022
    • Bridgeton & New Bern

    Halloween Cruise
    October 21 -23

    Registration open on May 1st, and closes on Sept 30th, 2022.

    • Friday, Oct 21
      • Sail to Bridgeton Marina
        • Grilling social at the Marina @ 5:30pm.
        • Burgers and dogs provided ( or BYOMeat) , drinks via NSA
    • Saturday, Oct 22
        • Trolley pickup from Marina to Downtown New Bern @ Noon.
          • Trolley transportation (to & from) is $10 per person, payable via paypal
        • Drop off at Blackbeard Triple Play Restaurant back deck @ Noon
          • Lunch Social from Noon - 3pm
          • Order from Blackbeard menu, 2 tickets per person for drinks.
        • Trolley tour available at 2pm ($18 per person, on your own)
        • Trolley pickup at Blackbeard's at 8pm back to Bridgeton Marina.
    • Sunday, Oct 23
    • Sail back to your home port
    Erik & Jean Hardtle
    Cruise Captains
    • 12 Nov 2022
    • TBD
    • 100

    Celebration of the 2022 season

    Venue is TBD

    November 12, 2022

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