Our Sailing Area...
Sailing east from Carolina Wind Yachting Center, the cruising area available to you is absolutely the finest on the East Coast. Numerous articles have appeared in "Cruising World", "Sail" and "Sailing" magazines. The area has been written about in Sweden's "Yachting" magazine. We offer boating for all skill levels from sailing in the protected waters of the Pamlico River to the open spaces of the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Intracoastal Waterway is a scant 3 hours away from our dock. There are virtually hundreds of quiet bays, creeks and anchorages to explore. Often, you will be the only boat in a secluded bay or anchorage. Or, if you choose, docking facilities can be found in Washington, Bath, Belhaven, Oriental, Swanquarter and other waterfront towns where you'll be greeted warmly.
Across the Pamlico Sound, some 60 miles from our docks, lie the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Ocracoke is a popular destination with much to offer the sailor. Accessible only by water, it offers inexpensive dockage and some of the best restaurants on the coast. The island offers clams for the digging or you may choose to purchase some shrimp from one of the local shrimpers who call Ocracoke Island their home.
South, either in the protected waters of the Pamlico Sound or offshore, lies Beaufort and Cape Lookout National Seashore. Cape Lookout offers an excellent, protected anchorage for the offshore sailor. It lies just six miles from Beaufort Inlet, an excellent, straight, all-weather inlet. Fishing, snorkeling and beachcombing are all popular diversions at Lookout. The town of Beaufort is a traditional seafaring town. Excellent restaurants and friendly people are this town's hallmark. All in all, the places to visit are too numerous to mention here and you certainly can't see it all in a week. Many of our charterers return year after year and never go to the same places.