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All of our programs at Bow to Stern’s Marina and Boating Center in Oriental, NC. We have a broad range of programs and activities that revolve around many sizes and styles of boats.
Girl Scout and Boy Scout Instructional and Recreational Programs – Bow to Stern will customize a program at the Boating Center designed to meet the needs of your troop. We can teach any or all of the requirements for the sailing merit badge, fundamentals of small, medium and/or large boat sailing, introduce racing rules and tactics, and/or provide group team building on many types of sailboats. The programs are tailored to meet your troop’s goals and can be a day, week or weekend in length.
While you are with us you can camp on site or at local camp grounds on the shores of the Neuse river, all while enjoying fishing and other activites after a day of sailing. You could arrangement to stay on one of the boats in our fleet at the dock, or you may choose a program on large boats where you spend the night on the boat in a secure secluded anchorage.
We can also provide a day of small boat rental including, but not limited to Optis, Sunfish, FJs, small Keel Boats, Kayaks, and other small boats. Please feel free to contact us so that we may set up a program for your troop.
Collegiate and High School Sailing Team Training – Bow to Stern Boating now offers a Spring Break Training Center for collegiate sailing teams and any other groups looking to practice. We are located in Oriental, the “Sailing Capital of NC”,
Our “open water” near the mouth of the Neuse River is 4 miles wide and regularly sees 15+ knots of wind and choppy water in the spring, Just under the bridge, on Smith Creek and Green’s Creek, is an “Inland water” venue with swirly and spotty winds in wide sheltered waters. Experience all of the common trouble areas with the exception of current.
Our training fleet has 18 FJs. Eighteen are a large matched fleet with colored sails for team racing. The remaining six are also a matched fleet. We have many coach boats that provide a stable and fast platform from which to coach.
With our access to many world class sailors, we can provide land seminars on many topics including starts, tactics, rules, tuning, and protests. Advanced notice is required If interested in taking advantage of these resources.
A regatta with all participating sailors will be planned at the end of the week (Friday and/or Saturday with as many as 18 FJs. What a great way to end the week and test out all of the things you have been practicing!
Affordable housing, food, and other recreational options make this an unmatched area for an economical and memorable trip. Accommodations include local hotels, rental houses, residents’ homes, small camps, and even large sailboats. Area restaurants can provide private team or large group dinners, or even cater to the Boating Center. Daily box lunches are included in the registration fees. Recreational activities include local bands and open mic night, pool hall, sports bar, a small theater, and many places to just hang out and enjoy Spring Break. For those who have not had enough time on the water, access to Optis, Sunfish, keelboats, and kayaks can also be arranged.
Public School Program – In conjunction with the schools in Pamlico County, Bow to Stern has a Boating Club for rising 8th – 12th graders for the 2016-2017 school year.
Pamlico County Sailing Team Bow to Stern Boating has hosted and sponsored a county wide sailing team for 8th – 12th graders. This team practices together on FJs and Keelboats and competes against other local teams as well as travels to regattas further away.
Group Programs – Bow to Stern Boating Center will provide customized sailing, Kayaking, or Team Building activities for your group of any age, size or skill level. Please contact us to develop a program to meet your needs and goals.
Jeanneau 45 Powerboats
17’ Bristol Skiff – 25hp
19’ Grady White – 90hp
21’ Grady White – 175hp Kayaks
Tandem Sit-on-top Captained Charter Boats
36’ Fountaine Pajot Mahe – Catamaran
52’ Irwin Ketch
All rental boats may be reserved with a captain
More programs will be announced as the season progresses.
Please feel free to Contact Us to find out about our other programs.
PO Box 596, Oriental NC, 28571