Welcome to the North Carolina Coastal and Piedmont Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society

September 1, 2023

Greetings Fellow Boat Enthusiasts,

Show season is in full swing, and this edition of the newsletter has reports and previews of no less than four taking place up and down the East Coast.  Of course, I’m going to write that the one taking place on September 30th in New Bern at Blackbeard Sailing Club is the most important, but then again, I am biased.

Fall is also “business” time for the club.  So, in addition to holding our annual show, it’s the period during which we hold our annual business meeting, solicit candidates and hold elections for the handful of officer and director positions and begin to draft priorities and budgets for the forthcoming year.  That all takes place from September through December.

And…here comes the invitation: we sure would welcome your help this fall!!  Please let us know if you’d like to lend a hand.  There are many ways to contribute.  Any of the current officers or directors listed would be happy to speak with you about what their jobs have entailed and answer any other questions you might have.  While self-nominations for upcoming terms are preferred, we also accept nominations of others you think would be good candidates.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter. Like I stated above, your can read about four recent or upcoming boat shows.  There’s

also a delightful story from 2022 President’s Award Winner    Sharon Conley about her and boyfriend (eventually husband) Bill’s first boat.  Finally, thanks, as always, to the editorial and photographic work of Judy Hills, without whom there would be no newsletter!

Hope to see you at an event soon!




2023 Chapter Boat Show 30September2023

2023: What's New or News?

Chapter Boat Show 9/30/23
Show will be held at Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern on Saturday 9/30/23 10 to 2 with a welcome party on the BSC deck at 5 PM on Friday 9/29 for those who paid to attend.  For those interested, there's a boat ride on the local waters at 3:30 PM.  Click here for the Boat Show 2023 FAQs on  the event that includes information on accommodations. Click here for the Boat show 2023 registration fillable form.  Additional-boats-regis-form-fillable.pdf to register additional boats.  Click on: RDCPoster2023 to access the digital copy of the poster and help us to spread the word about the show.

September 2023 Messing About in Boats
Click here to view the latest newsletter.

Member Keith Colonna is selling off his boat collection.  Check it out here.

Upcoming events
Watch the website and the newsletter for events that our chapter is either sponsoring or encouraging you to participate in.  Here are a few key dates:

  • 9/29--Chapter Boat show welcome event at Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern:  3:30 PM boat ride on local waters and 5 PM welcome party on the deck.
    9/30--Chapter Boat show at Blackbeard Sailing Club in New Bern 10 to 2

Organizing a Pop-Up Event
In addition to the events scheduled on our calendar, we invite members to create a “last-minute” gathering and notify chapter members of the opportunity to participate. This could be a workshop, an “I need help with…”, a run on the lake, or something else special that you have run across or want to do.  Here is how it works:

  1. You identify the opportunity
  2. You email the details to VP Alan Hills
  3. Alan will forward the information to all chapter members ASAP
  4. You take pictures, write up the event, and submit a them to the newsletter editor

2023 Chapter Board:  (Below L to R):
Alan Hills (VP), Judy Hills (Sec), John Justice (Director), Jeff Martinson (Pres), Jim Alexander (Director), John Dougherty (Director), Bill Conley (Director), and Kevin Leiner (Treas).


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