A Seemingly Sleepy Fishing Village Offers A Plethora Of Sailboat Excitement

Recognized as​ the ‘Sailing Capital of​ North Carolina’, the serene, maritime village of​ Oriental offers several tournaments and regattas throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn months.

Regattas, Tournaments and So Much More in​ Oriental, North Carolina

Every year in​ late-April/early-May, The Oriental Dinghy Club of​ North Carolina holds their Annual Spring Regatta on the waters of​ the Neuse River. Large and small boat owners alike are invited to​ race and everyone can take part in​ the variety of​ social gathering events held throughout the weekend. The Oriental Dinghy Club also sponsors several more races throughout the seasons including the SOLO Race in​ October which welcomes boaters from near and far. For information on race schedules, registration, results and more, go to​ www.towndock.net/odc.

Early June is​ typically the time for the Oriental Cup Regatta, also referred to​ as​ the ‘Premier Sailing Event of​ the Year’. The weekend includes not only sailboat racing, but a​ full calendar of​ events that includes a​ Welcome Picnic, live music, fabulous food, dancing and more. The registration fee also provides you with one Regatta souvenir T-shirt and two ‘land passes’ allowing complimentary entry to​ all meals and events! All proceeds benefit the Bill Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund – get full-coverage details at​ www.towndock.net/orientalcup.

Taking place every year during the last weekend in​ July, The Rotary Club of​ Oriental sponsors their Annual Tarpon Tournament. it​ is​ the sport-fishing event of​ the year here, with cash and prizes totaling over $20,000! And the proceeds benefit a​ great cause – The Oriental Rotary Scholarship Fund. to​ find out more, visit http://www.orientalrotary.org and click on the Tarpon Tournament link on the left margin of​ the web page. You can also contact the Rotary Club to​ find out about the upcoming event and/or registration by emailing info@OrientalRotary.org.

For all the current Oriental, North Carolina racing and local news – including detailed wind, water and weather stats, visit: www.towndock.net.

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