The ANNUAL B&B MESSABOUT is APPROACHING FAST! are you ready?
SIGN ME UP (it's free to attend)
and join us Friday night at Little Italy for our favorite Italian buffet dinner (tickets $15/person)
When: October 21-23, 2022
Where: At the B&B workshop. 342 Chapel Creek, Dr Bayboro, NC 28515
We have a great site for small boat sailing, including a launch ramp with it’s on own launching dock, a 170’ dock and floating dinghy dock. Your shallow draft boat will happily snuggle alongside the dock for tying up and camping or anchor out for the night. We have over 4 acres worth of land to camp on (room for 1 RV possibly, contact if interested).
How Much: FREE for the messabout, and $15 per person if you want join us Friday night at Little italy (kids under 12 free) – otherwise you pay your own food and accommodations; we provide the water, the dock, and the space and Saturday’s lunch. (BYOB, we provide sodas). Don't forget to sign up for the dinner so we have an accurate count for the buffet.
Who: All are welcome, don't have a B&B boat? No problem! bring what you have and come sail with us.
Please let us know if you plan to attend using our Sign up Form
Want to know if a particular boat will be there? Click here to see a list of boats that are planning to be in attendance.
Click here to see all the pictures and videos from past Messabouts. Also on our Youtube Channel.
And don't forget to join our B&B Builders facebook group and share your pictures.
Some aerial video from last year.
Rough Schedule of Events (very informal)
In The Area: If you would like to bring family or friends who are not totally into the sailing scene; there are plenty of things to do and see in this area (you will need a car). If you are interested in History – we are steeped in it; and have a great local museum you can see exhibits on the way in or out of town. There are multiple tourist sites in New Bern, including Tryon Palace the only royal palace in the whole USA! Tryon also has wonderful gardens and we have a new history center very close to the palace.
A little further afield we have a wonderful NC Maritime Museum and a great Aquarium, and ocean front beaches. Check out the following sites for more planning information. www.nceast.org an incredible site!…. www.pamlicochamber.com local information about everything you want to know about Pamlico County before visiting. You can link to the Pamlico Countyweb site from the Chamber site.
Oriental Marina and Inn 103 Wall St. Oriental www.orientalmarina.com 252-249-1818. 1-2-3 bedroom suites with kitchenette room that over look the water at the harbor rooms have either queen or king beds.
River Neuse Suites Mildred Street Oriental www.RiverNeuseRentals.com 252-249-1404. Beautiful suites with fold out sofas as additional space and kitchenettes.
Lazy River Cottages 513 Oriental Rd. Oriental 252-249-2261. Each cottage sleeps 6 porches, over looking the water; cooking facilities.
There are chain hotel/motel accommodations in New Bern, 30 miles away from our site: Comfort Suites, Hilton, Hampton Inn, Travel Lodge – check through national websites.. Additionally in New Bern: The Bridge pointe Hotel 252-636-3637 is a large hotel but not a chain
Camping: Feel free to pitch a tent on our property. There is also the Rivers Edge Family Campground 149 Tempe Gut Rd. Maribel 252-559-3603 www.riversedgefamilycampgrounds. A scant 2.5 miles from our site, a great family owned camp ground on the water dock launching ramp and all hook up and amenities. Quick sail to our dock!
Pictures and videos from past Messabouts:
2022 October 21-23 (upcoming)
2021 Album A drone video Mini Trimaran Sailing Amos sailing with the EC22
2020 Album Ted’s video
2019 Album 2019 Messabout Article
2017 Album A video by Andrew Bill’s OK-20
2014 Album Sailing the CS-15
2013 Paul’s video CS-20 Mk2 testing
2011 A slideshow from 2011 Tom’s Lapwing Lapwing Sailing
2010 Album Paul’s Video from 2010
2009 Forum Thread with Pictures