Neuse Sailing Association

Upcoming events

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • River Dunes

    Another community event that NSA members have participated in as boaters is Harborfest

    We have a great Boater's Special Package this year and some NSA members are already signed up.  Registration deadline is September 15.

    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Dave Register presents…OpenCPN
    Saturday, September 30, 2017
    1:00 p.m. Oriental Town Hall

    Speaker, Dave Register is the Lead Developer of OpenCPN, managing a worldwide team of volunteer programmers, writers, and testers.  Dave, Kathi, and Danforth the Boat Beagle have been living aboard Dyad, their trawler catamaran, full time for 17 years.  Their cruising grounds range from Newfoundland to the Bahamas.

    Dave will be discussing OpenCPN which is a concise and robust Chart Plotter Navigating software program designed to be used continuously at the helm station of an underway ship or boat, allowing the operator to easily track the vessel’s position on accurate chart images.  This program was developed by a team of active sailors using real world conditions for program testing and refinement.  It should be your primary or a backup to your existing navigation software or tools.  OpenCPN can display tide and current predictions, AIS information, and more. .  OpenCPN runs on a standard pc, laptop, and android systems.  Supports Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.

    Additionally, Dave will be touching on Supported Chart Formats, AIS input and support, Route planning, GPS Tracking, Alarms, Weather collection, Plugins, Chart display, and Data Transfer.

    Cruisers…you will not want to miss this seminar.

    This NSA sponsored seminar is open to the public and you are not required to register, however you may wish to register to receive  updates and notification of online materials from the seminar.

    • 5 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 9 Oct 2017
    • Annapolis MD

    Many NSA members make a trip to this show every year. Although this is not an NSA event you may wish to put it on your calendar.

    Event Forum

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • West Bay Raft Up
    Registration is closed

    This cruise had been scheduled for Sept. 22-24, but has been moved to Oct. 14-15 due to a conflict with Harborfest.

    Just 20 nm from Oriental, West Bay is a large body of water on the west side of Cedar Island off Pamlico Sound. It is a favorite destination for the NSA, though in recent years the club has had to cancel the cruise due to weather and divert to a marina, such as River Dunes. We're going to give West Bay a go in 2017 for our Fall Cruise, but instead of gambling on ideal winds to allow us to anchor on the sound side off the beach, we're instead going to go inside the bay, anchor and raft our boats up.

    Mid-October should offer cool evenings at anchor and hopefully fewer mosquitoes than in the hot summer months. We'll hold our social by moving between cockpits on our rafted up boats. A raft-up is a lot of fun! Tip: Don't forget to bring your fenders! After the social, boats can anchor inside or go outside and anchor in the sound to get closer to the beach, wind permitting.

    Be sure to subscribe to the forum for this event to stay up to date and share information.

    Event Forum


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Oriental Town Hall

    Experience the wonders of sailing from St Lucia to Vanuatu with Misto on the World ARC, a circumnavigation rally organized by the World Cruising Club. Enjoy some of the beauty and culture of the islands on the route as well as learning about the pros and cons of sailing with a Rally. 

    Thinking of spending a season in the islands? Sailing long distances is also taxing on your boat and so we will share common issues, preventions and fixes that you may encounter in longer distance cruising. 

    Follow Misto now on their Travel Log

    This NSA sponsored seminar is open to the public and you are not required to register, however you may wish to register to receive  updates and notification of online materials from the seminar. 

    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • 29 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Ocracoke

    Ocracoke Island, known as the "Pearl of the Outer Banks,"is a little piece of paradise just six or seven hours from Oriental by sailboat. The island offers great restaurants, cool shops, friendly people, nightly entertainment and one of the best beaches in the U.S. For Halloween, few town celebrations can match Blackbeard's Pirate Jamboree on Ocracoke. What could be more frightening than Blackbeard, who still haunts the island's residents and those who dare to visit. 

     We will have a limited number of slips reserved at The Anchorage Inn and Marina for the Halloween Cruise.  When you register you will be given the option of selecting a slip at the marina. The slips will be allocated on a first come first served basis based on registration order. Registration will open here Sept 19 at 6PM. You will be notified if you received one if the available slips. 

     As an alternative to The Anchorage Inn & Marina, you may prefer to anchor out in Silver Lake or use the reasonably priced National Park Service docks and facilities, which also operate on a first-come, first served basis. 

     We plan to have a social under the Gazebo on Saturday afternoon. As usual, NSA supplies wine and beer and everyone is asked to bring a dish or dessert to share. And, oh yeah, come in costume. Blackbeard doesn't take kindly to those who don't join in the spirit.

    Please subscribe for the event forum to receive updates and information regarding this cruise from the cruise captain and other members. Click below:

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    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Brantley's Restaurant, 900 Broad St., Oriental

    We encourage members to join the bridge for this year's "SPECIAL" membership meeting!!!

    Your vote counts!!!

    Come join the NSA Bridge and fellow NSA members at Brantley's Restaurant in Oriental and a look back at the sailing season just ended. We will also preview the year ahead and discuss proposals for new programs and/or events.

    The meeting starts at 8:30am (Come at 0815 if you want to order breakfast.)  

    We'll be in the far back room.  You can also park in the back and come in the back door.


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • 12 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 AM
    • Stanly Hall in New Bern

    This years Commodore's Ball will be held at Stanly Hall in New Bern. Details will be posted soon.


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