Upcoming cruises just around the corner!
Lazy Days Cruise
If you haven’t signed up yet, register here
And monitor the forum for this event here
Labor Day Cruise
The Labor Day cruise registration is open and available here
And keep up to date on planning at the forum here
Pat and Jeff Kenyon
Fall Cruise (Oct 13-14)
This year's Fall Cruise will take us to one of the NSA's favorite short hops: River Dunes. The event registration can be found here. NSA will ask you to register for Saturday night only. For any additional nights please make your own arrangements with the Dockmaster. They are always very helpful at River Dunes. See their website here: https://riverdunes.com/.
There is a planned social on Saturday 4-6pm at the pavilion. As always, please plan to bring your stories and a dish to share. The club will provide beer and wine. Times may change so we recommend you monitor the event forum for the Fall Cruise. This is the beginning of the transient season for River Dunes so sign up as early as possible.
If you have any questions just ask.
In case you need the River Dunes Dockmaster:
See you there!
Scott Westwood and Sandra Emerson
Please join me in welcoming the following new members: Gordon Towle as a Yacht member on “Mykala”; Debra and Bob Burke as Yacht members on “U Betcha” a Catalina located at Blackwell Point Marina, and Penny Flaherty who joined as a Yacht member in March. We also want to welcome Henry Boyd, Dock Master, River Forest Manor & Marina as a Patron Member. If you are a new member, be sure to visit the website and ensure that your profile is filled out; this information is used when you sign up for cruises.
Remember we also have an exciting offer from Outland Hatch Covers.
“Our offer is for the NSA to have a gift for newly signed members as well as a reward for current members.
*As an incentive to sign up with the NSA, new members will receive a 25% discount for Outland Hatch Covers. This is an offer you may extend to your newly signed members over the next 6 months. The offer expires on October 15th this year.
**This offer ended for current members in May.
This has been posted at the website along with the other benefits for members. If you know someone who has been on the fence while considering joining the best sailing association in NC, tell them about this opportunity.
If any new member has not yet received their Welcome Burgee, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone wants to replace a weathered burgee, I have a few available at $25.00. Just let me know and we’ll get it in the mail in time for our sailing season.
Dinghy Poker Run After Action Report
Well the day started out promising, with some blue skies and sun. The hands were selling fast and furious, the dockmasters had their cards, stamps, water guns (and some even had jello shots ), the auction items were labelled and set, and the food had been delivered! I was even beginning to relax, just a little. And then the skies opened up…..
I do love sailors – they can’t change the weather but they can adjust their sails. Some of the dinghies still went around to the docks while others got their hands at the Tiki Bar, the dockmasters dealt the cards (and the jello shots), the chicken stayed dry and warm under the tent and a crack team of volunteers completely rearranged the whole silent auction to the middle of tent. The live auction, led by the intrepid auctioneer, Buster Kenny, was, as always, very entertaining and raised over $2,000!
There really are no words to thank the amazing group of volunteers who came together to make this event happen. This year we had support from ODC and SCOO members, which I hope will continue in the future. A great big congratulations to all the dockmasters, dealers, hand sellers/talliers, cashiers and credit card gurus, food servers, raffle ticket and t-shirt sellers, set up and breakdown people, auction item donors, and last but not least the participants
Soooo - In spite of over 2 inches of rain falling in about an hour: we set a record of 214 hands sold and we raised over $6,000 with a final net of $5,383.51 going to Heartworks! A great fun day for a good cause.
Thank you all
Harborfest for Heartworks : September 22-24, 2018.
We are looking forward to a wonderful weekend and hope that you will be able to join us along the shore of beautiful Grace Harbor at River Dunes, outside Oriental, North Carolina. Festivities kick off Friday night with a casual feast of Roland’s Barbecue, fun and friends. Then rock out to the feel-good tunes of Saltwater Gold and enjoy dancing under the stars. Tickets are $25 per person. Harborfest continues Saturday evening with a Gala Dinner/Dance beginning at 5:30pm with an open bar and delicious food prepared by The Chelsea, silent and live auctions, music which will surely lead you to the dance floor by The Entertainers performing R&B, Beach Music and more, all for $75 per person. Seating is limited for the Gala.
Our Boater's Special package has been a tremendous success among the cruising crowd. For $350, boaters have access to three nights' dockage at River Dunes Harbor Club Marina, reservations for two to Friday night's food/music/dance, to Saturday night's Gala dinner, to breakfast at Yawl’s on Sunday morning, use of the River Dunes' facilities, and easy access to all the Harborfest activities.
If you’d like to give a little more, for $500 our Boater’s Special Plus registration includes your name in the program as one of our hosts.
To register for the Boater's Special or Boater’s Special Plus or to make reservations to come by land on either night, visit HarborfestNC.com.
Harborfest for HeartWorks won't just make you feel good; it's good for our community. All proceeds from Harborfest benefit HeartWorks, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the needs of at-risk kids and their families in our region. Offering a wide range of programs for children including developmental daycare, one-on-one tutoring, an after-school and a summer learning program, as well as mental health counseling, HeartWorks is a nurturing resource for the children and their families in Pamlico County.
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