B&B Annual Messabout


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 20-22, 2023 

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)


Feel free to arrive anytime on Friday for the start of our informal gathering. Launch your boat, go sailing, hang around the shop or just relax. There is plenty of parking available. You can leave your boat tied up on our dock.
Friday Evening:
We will be gathering at Little Italy Italian restaurant for dinner at around 5pm. Dinner will be buffet style (salad, pizza, stromboli, etc).  Alcoholic beverages to be purchased separately. Alfredo, the owner of Little Italy restaurant has been a great supporter of B&B over the years and we always enjoy bringing our group to them for their great food and to support a great local business. 
Meet and greet and mingle; sailing of course, and maybe even a race if there is interest. A late lunch (between 1-2pm) will be catered at the shop so make sure you get on the roster of attendees. (BYOB, we provide sodas). An afternoon how to session on topics of interest. CNC machine demo, or other how to demo suggestions welcome! Saturday evening will be on your own and hanging out at the shop. Rounding it up with a “dark velvet” after-dinner sail for those who were not completely sated during the day.
More sailing and schmoozing. For those who have no schedule carry on through Mon/Tues whenever – you are welcome to stay into the week if you have the time. Many make a whole week of it but the shop will be back to work on Monday!
More Info…

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 Album    

2021 Album     A drone video    Mini Trimaran Sailing    Amos sailing with the EC22

2020 Album     Ted’s video 

2019 Album     2019 Messabout Article  

2018 Album

2017 Album     A video by Andrew    Bill’s OK-20

2016 Album

2015 Album

2014 Album     Sailing the CS-15

2013                Paul’s video                      CS-20 Mk2 testing

2012 Album

2011                  A slideshow from 2011    Tom’s Lapwing     Lapwing Sailing

2010 Album      Paul’s Video from 2010

2009 Forum Thread with Pictures


  • Buffet Dinner at the B&B Messabout

    Buffet Dinner at the B&B Messabout

    This ticket is for the buffet dinner on Friday. One per person. (you can purcahse beer or wine seperately at the establishment). Kids under 12 are free to attend.  Dont forget to ALSO sign up using our sign up form so we know who all is coming. 
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