9 Jun

Ditch the tie, give dad the gift of memories this Father's Day

Looking for a creative way to spend time with dad for Father’s Day?

Ditch the basic gifts and give him time on the water. Better yet – give him time with you enjoying the beautiful waters of the Sailing Capital of North Carolina.

Bow to Stern Boating offers everything from kayak and sailing boat rentals to power boats and chartered tours.

Get out on the water and enjoy some speed in our Grady White 192 with a 90 mph motor that provides plenty of quiet power. Its quality also provides comfort as you take in time on the Pamlico Sound, Neuse River and nearby creeks.

If that’s not his style, check out our Grady White 21 Overnighter that’s perfect for a day of fishing or taking friends and family for a cruise or overnight adventure.

Or rent our 17-foot Bristol Skiff whose design teams the best of the old and new, providing spirited performance and excellent stability.

Looking for a leisurely stroll around Pamlico County’s waters? Our fleet of sailboats and kayaks have you covered.

For more information, check us out at www.bowtosternboating.com or give us a call at 252-474-6000.

We promise dad won’t miss receiving another tie for Father’s Day.

20 May

Plan for Summer Now with Our Youth Sailing Camps

As the temperatures begin to heat up and the school year inches to a close, it’s time to start planning your child’s summer activities.

More than 1,000 children have spent their days on the water learning the basics of sailing thanks to week-long camps offered by Bow to Stern Boating Center, located on the protected waters of Smith Creek in Oriental. The park-like setting with more than 200 feet of waterfront has served as the perfect backdrop for youth who not only learn how to navigate the water but also skills needed in life.

In its ninth year of operation, Bow to Stern will offer camps from June to August for children ages 7 to 16. Its two main programs include a Youth Sailing Camp and a Racing Clinic, which offer kid-friendly yet intensive sailing experiences by combining classroom activities with those on the water.

With beginner, intermediate and advanced camps, young sailors are able to progress through different levels at their own pace. In addition to the sailing curriculum, Bow to Stern strives to teach life skills and reinforce the natural leadership of students, according to owner Jim Edwards.

Whether on or off the water, young sailors are encouraged to display respect, humility, stewardship, and cooperation of the greater good.

“It is our hope and highest aspiration to help build the strong foundations within an individual that support long-lasting, healthy relationships with others, the earth and themselves,” Edwards said.

For intermediate and advanced level students, racing rules and tactics are taught so that students may go on to participate in local and regional regattas.

Bow to Stern’s sailors have gone on to sail with Pamlico County High School, N.C. State University, Harvard University, Columbia University, and Christopher Newport University, among other prestigious programs.

The advanced sailors can participate in the new Race Clinic Program, which enhances leadership and sailing skills through many different activities designed for young adults. The advanced sailors will be able to participate in a racing clinic the last week of the summer, August 8 through 12, culminating with the Hoop Pole Regatta. This program will be led by Max Plarr, varsity sailing coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. Coach Plarr took his women’s team to the Collegiate Semi-Nationals in California.

Registration is underway now for the week-long camps. For more information, visit www.bowtosternboating.com or call 252-474-6000.

29 Apr

Open Sailing Starts Monday, May 2nd

Need something to do on Monday and want to get out on the water?

Open sailing at Bow to Stern is where you need to go. It is open for all levels of sailors (we combine the experienced sailors with the “not so” experienced ones and go out for some sailing and if you want, some short course racing. We have had sailors as young as 8 and as old as 82. It is all fun, non-competitive, and a great way to get out on the water.

We start rigging about 5:00 (don’t worry, we will show you how), head out on the water about 5:30, and returning at 7:00 to furl (we will show you how to do that too).

The first Monday of the month, sailing will be followed by a pot luck dinner. All are welcome for dinner, even if you do not sail. Bring a dish and drink if you want something other than water and join us for dinner, some great stories from the water, and comradery.

Hope to see you on Monday!

21 Feb

High School Sailors Compete in Charleston

Sailors Alexis Edwards, Caroline James, Ben Bruno and Alden Sylvester of Pamlico County High School compete in Charleston S.C. With 19 boats in the fleet, it was a well-attended regatta with a lot of budding sailors. Alexis and Caroline were at the helm of boat 16, the yellow one pictured, for this start. The team will be traveling next weekend to Beaufort SC.

3 Jan

Winter Weekend Training

Snow WILL NOT be here for this year’s Winter Weekend Training. January 23 & 24 Bow to Stern will host their first Winter Weekend Training for College and High School Sailors. Coach Max Plarr from CNU will be leading the weekend. Call for more information.