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Bow to Stern Boating now offers a Training Center for collegiate sailing teams High School Sailing Teams and any other groups looking to practice. It is great for Spring Break, Fall Break, and Summer vacations. Being located in Oriental, the “Sailing Capital of NC”, we provide access to some of the best sailing waters on the East Coast.

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 includes 18 FJs with colored sails for team racing, 10 420s with access to an additional 10 420s, whose sails also are colored for team racing, 8 Lasers with 4.7, Radial and Full Rigs, and small Racing Keelboats including a J24 and Sonar. Many boat can equipped for RaceQs so the day on the water can be reviewed during the debrief. A boat’s track is stored and can be replayed to analyze tacking, starts, mark roundings and more. We also have many coach boats that provide a stable and fast platform from which to coach. Fleets of Optis, as well as Cal 24s and an Endeavour 32s for match race training and just for fun.

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 training period for everyone involved as well as others just looking for a regatta. 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.

To book your event with Bow to Stern Boating, call (252)474-6000, or send us an E-MAIL . We look forward to sailing with you.