Blackbeard Sailing Club Potential New Member Information
Thank you for considering membership in BSC (Blackbeard Sailing Club). We invite those active sailors to become members based on the following requirements and process.
BSC is a private club restricted to a maximum of 200 members. We are a ‘self-help’ club, and we do not have paid staff, dock master or maintenance people. Membership carries an obligation to contribute to the improvement of the club at our two annual workdays by participating on a team and completing an improvement project. There are also additional opportunities to work on special projects and to participate actively in the many club activities.
To receive an application for membership you will need two current members to sponsor you and who agree to mentor your first year of membership. BSC’s nomination requires your sponsors to have more than a passing acquaintance with you.
Potential members are encouraged to attend BSC’s workdays and social events where you will have a chance to meet some current members. If you would like to attend an event and do not have a sponsor, please contact our Membership Committee and they will assist you with introductions.
The membership application process can only be completed when there are membership vacancies. Once the application is received by the membership committee, the committee will schedule an interview to evaluate your interest in BSC, your sailing experience, and the potential contributions you can make to the club. It is an informal session and usually takes 45 minutes to an hour.
After the interview, a brief biography provided by you and a photo will be sent to the current membership for review. The general membership has ten (10) days to make any comments, after which the Membership Committee will make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval of your application. If the membership application is accepted, a welcome letter will be sent to you explaining the onboarding process and when orientation will occur.
Payment of the initiation fee is required at the interview. New members will receive a new member packet with information about BSC including how to access the facilities. Your first work day will include assisting the serving of a prepared lunch to the club members in attendance giving you an opportunity to meet many of them.
Scan in your completed application including sponsors signatures and submit by one of the following:
- email it to the Membership Committee;
- drop it off at the club office mail slot;
- mail it to: Blackbeard Sailing Club, PO Box 24, Bridgeton, NC 28519.
Please note: Membership does not guarantee a wet slip or dry slip space and only when you become a member can you apply for a slip. Slips are assigned depending on the boat size and availability. Wet slip cost is per the slip size. We have a fixed quarterly fee for wet and/or slips.
We hope this information is helpful to you, but should you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Membership Committee.