Join in the fun in the FREE race/cruise/party as we head to Margaritaville (Oriental)! Bring your Parrothead gear and water cannons and pistols and prepare to attack and repel other Pirates of the Neuse (and take a few water shots yourself!). No boarding is permitted! The Town of Oriental Town Docks #1 and 2 are available first come, first served, gratis, for sailors after the race wishing to spend a beautiful evening in the Town. No electricity is provided, however, at the free docks. Once tied up, sailors can dock for up to 48 hrs. Slips are available for rent, with electricity, from the Oriental Marina, and rooms may also be had at the Inn, but reserve early, and the prime slips and rooms are limited! Call +1 252 249 1818 for reservations!
Yes, this is a FREE Neuse River Race for all NC sailors, with a beginner friendly pursuit start beginning near marker #17 on the Neuse,(across from Fairfield Harbour), leaving #8 to port, then #1AC to port, and finishing at Oriental #1. It is open to all sailboats 20 feet or longer and will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing Those without a current NC-PHRF rating certificate (Arghh!!) will be assigned a rating by the Principal Race Officer (PRO). The scoring will be based on Time-on-Distance handicapping with each boat given a starting time at the skippers meeting. Awards will be given in each class as deemed appropriate by the Organizing Authority in its sole discretion.
Saturday, July 22, 2022
9:30 AM: Skipper's Meeting at BSC deck
10:55 AM: First Start signal scheduled
4:00 PMish NYRA Raft-up/Dock Party & Awards at the Free Public Town Docks (see above) in Oriental. Please! Pre register and give us an idea of how much grog to prepare (and allow us to send out start times for all boats on the Friday before the race: fill out the online registration via regatta network, link on our website at www.nyra.org