About Bow To Stern

Bow To Stern Boating is based in Oriental, NC, on the Neuse River, mile marker 181 on the ICW (Intercoastal Waterway.) Our facilities include a deep water marina which is home to much of the Bow To Stern Fleet. That fleet includes over 60 boats.

You'll find sailboats from 8 ft to 45 ft. Powerboats perfect for cruising local creeks and the river. Kayaks for a scenic paddle.

The small sailboat fleet is one of the largest on the east coast, and has made Bow To Stern (and Oriental) the home for collegiate and high school regattas. These events bring in over a hundred sailors at a time, every spring and fall. College sailing teams have discovered Bow To Stern is the perfect place for spring training. Spring training has seen as many as 8 college teams come for a week of sailing (and fun) in Oriental.

Bow To Stern teaches hundreds of people to sail every year. Through our certified ASA courses you can learn to sail, or advance your skills if you're already a sailor.

Bow To Stern's Youth Sailing Camp teaches kids from age 6 to 15 every summer. They come for a week, and leave with a new skill. Our Group Programs provide a unique way for people to bond together on the water. Scouts, Church Groups, Military Groups and even Corporate Training teams find Bow To Stern Boating has the right people and facilities to provide a memorable experience.

Meet The Bow To Stern Boating Team

Jim Edwards

Our Leader
Captain / Instructor


Chief Morale Officer

Paul Horne

Fleet Manager

Alexis Edwards

Summer Programs Director
Captain / Instructor

Sam Aguayo

Office Manager

Peter Messikomer


Hawkeye Pierce


Scott Iddings

Fleet Support

Harry Corbett

Captain / Instructor

Monte Everett

Captain / Instructor

Finola Corbett

Special Events Coordinator

Aidan Plaice

Summer Staff