Summer Fun Sailboat Racing on the Neuse River
Join us! for the
Neuse Yacht Racing Association
Saturday Fun Racing Series!
-Casual Racing on the Neuse just down river from New Bern
-Easy, Pursuit starts (each boat gets a separate time to be at the starting line!)
-Social after each race at various locations around New Bern
Come sailing on the Neuse!
Our goal is to have fun on the water, enjoy sailing, and meet new people in the process. New to sailing? No problem! These “races” are easy! Your boat will be given a specific time to be at the starting line, based on the boat’s handicap relative to the other boats. Then – try to catch everyone in front of you, stay ahead of all boats behind you, all while going around a course consisting of government marks. First boat to the finish wins!
COURSE INFORMATION FOR 2nd RACE IN SERIES ON June 25th (as updated 06/23/16)
Looks like a great day shaping up for the 2nd race in our 4th Saturday fun race coming up this Saturday, June 25. The race course is attached, and is pretty simple – we will once again start at marker #2 in the mouth of Broad Creek (outside BSC), proceed to marker 17, turn right to go up river to marker 26, turn around and head back down river to 17, then turn and finish at #2. The race course is 11.3 miles, and start times for each boat registered as of today is also attached.
The social after racing promises to be one of the best – Eddy and Jennifer Parker on Brown Eyed Girl will be rafting up in Broad Creek of BSC (just past the finish line), and will be providing 50lbs of boiled shrimp to share! The raft up will start immediately after the race – bring food and whatever you’d like to drink and share of some sort to contribute, and Eddy wouldn’t mind $$$ contributions towards the shrimp as well!
This promises to be a great time on the water, encourage other friends with boats to come join us – it is FREE, and we’d love to see a big crowd out on their sailboats this Saturday!
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD START TIMES FOR BOATS ALREADY REGISTERED (You can still register as we will have updated start times for late registrations before Saturday morning)
What: Fun racing on the Neuse
When: Every 4th Saturday beginning on Memorial Day Weekend, first boat starts at noon
Where: on the Neuse River in the vicinity of Government markers 17 & 19 (Just downriver of New Bern)
Social after every race, location to be posted on website prior to racing
More info: www.nyra.org