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Making the Youth Sailing Program happen in Oriental has been an effort between local businesses and volunteers. It could not have happened without all of the support the community has given, and we greatly appreciate all of the help.

We are currently looking for 2019 sponsors to help provide scholarships, new/used boats (especially sunfish, Fjs, small keelboats or the like), and equipment, as well as volunteers to give their time to repair boats, teach sailing, office assistance, and help improve our new facilities. We have Opti and Sunfish sails that are available for sponsors or if you would like to sponsor a different boat or volunteer, please feel free to Contact Us

Sponsors and Volunteers

Admiral Sponsors:

Grace Evans – Donated the use of her back yard as a home base for the program and storage are for the boats for the first three summers.

Deaton Yacht Service – Captain Sponsor (Hull and Sail), Donated funds to purchase first FJ Fleet

George & Sherri Homme – In Memory of Stefan Homme
(Safety boat to be named Stefan’s Spirit)

IamVoip.com – Donated a 10’ Caribe RIB as a safety boat.

Captain Level Sponsors:
Triton Yachts
Sail Craft Service
Inland Waterway Provision Company
Deaton Yacht Service
The Silos Restaurant
Whittaker Pointe Marina
PCS Phosphate
Bow to Stern Yachts
Oriental’s School of Sailing
CMS Lamm / Oriental Harbor Deli Bistro
The Oriental Rotary Club
The Three Musketeers

Town Dock.Net
Pamlico Home Builders & Supply
Wayfarer’s Cove Marina
World Wide Marine Training
Sail Loft – Century 21 Realty
Inner Banks Sails and Canvas

Mate Level Sponsors:
Chuck Beattie
John Zaren & Barbara Stockton

Crew Level Sponsors:
Doug Sligh
Village Club Health & Fitness

Sailor Level Sponsors:
Garland F. Fulcher Seafood
Leslie Wilson-Surma & Ron Surma
Emily & John Sheppard
John Bond
Oriental Village Veterinary Hospital

Volunteers who have helped make it happen

The Pamlico Woodworkers – the crew who built the Optimist dinghy hulls:

Thanks to the hard work of Tom Lathrop, John Burritt and Doug Sligh who headed up the building and were assisted by Larry Jones, Jim Holley, Bob Miller, Gerry Crowley, Dick Mannion, John Alison, Bill Arndt, Earl Evens, Pete Stewart, Don Callahan, Eric Lind, Art Tierney, John Bloom, Ken Small and Charlie Pyles.

In all, over 1300 man hours were dedicated to building the hulls.

Oriental Rotary – Building the Opti rack

Ross Peese – Rigging all of the Optis

Opti Hull Painters: John Paxton, Jerome Parker, Jim Edwards, Susan & Dick Koepp, George Schenck, Russ Stewart, Kevin Bryan, Sailcraft Service

Ross Pease has taught sailors the art of Marlinspike every summer.

Doug Delilse of the Silos taught sailors almost every morning the summer of 2010.

Pete Richie, Paul Welles, George Schenck, and Barb Venturi provided the use of a sunfish for a summer.

The Silos Restaurant has provided Pizza for lunch every Friday every summer.

Oriental Dinghy Club hosting regattas.

Ed & Rainy Bilicki have helped with the sailing camp many days when we needed extra hands.

Please feel free to contact Bow to Stern

PO Box 596, Oriental NC, 28571
Ph: 252-474-6000
Fax: 252-249-2424
Email: Jim@BowtoSternBoating.com