New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club Co-Hosting Neuse Yacht Racing Association Regatta Labor Day Weekend

NYRA Labor Day Regatta 2018August 31st, September 1st, and September 2nd

The New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club will again help host the Neuse Yacht Racing Associations (NYRA) 2018 Labor Day Weekend Regatta August 31 through September 2nd in beautiful historic downtown New Bern, NC.

New Bern and the New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club will play home to a number of sailboats this weekend as local residents compete in the NYRA’s Labor Day Weekend regatta.

The NYRA Labor Day Weekend Regatta is back this year on August 31 – Sept 2, and you won’t find a better deal for ANY social or sailing event anywhere, PERIOD! The $50 registration fee ($40 with discounts) includes:

– 3 days of racing – Sailboats of all types are invited to join in! – Race one day or all three – (1)  Friday features a fun race, pursuit-style, from Oriental to New Bern – a start time is assigned based on each boat’s assigned handicap, and the first boat to New Bern WINS! (2) Saturday challenges sailors to “around the buoys” style racing in New Bern (in the vicinity of government markers 17/19), and (3) Sunday again offers a fun, pursuit style “drag” race from New Bern to Minnesott, where the slow boats start first, and the faster boats do their best to catch up!

– A Friday night Welcome Reception, check-in, and Competitors Meeting, at Race Headquarters, located on the waterfront veranda of the New Bern Convention Center, overlooking the scenic New Bern Grand Marina.  Friday night’s activities are sponsored by Blowing Rock Brewing Company, and are free for Race Participants.

– Saturday night’s Shore Party will be the highlight of the weekend! Also held at Race Headquarters on the waterfront veranda, and catered by New Bern’s iconic Chelsea Restaurant, dinner will feature – 5 cheese gourmet macaroni and cheese bar with sautéed shrimp, bacon, tomatoes, scallions, and broccoli; a plated dinner with Chicken Bruschetta, marinated grilled vegetables, rice pilaf; a mixed green salad, dinner rolls, iced tea, and coffee; AND Chocolate Tuxedo for dessert!

(One ticket is included with Race Registration, Additional tickets available for $28 each through the online storefront of the website)

The Shore Party is open to racers and non racers alike, and will definitely be a night to remember, with music, pictures of the racing, and Raffles of many valuable prizes! Discounted dockage is offered by the New Bern Grand Marina, making for a great, affordable opportunity for out of town sailors to visit historic downtown New Bern

“The association has been working hard to bring one of the best regattas we’ve seen in years.  We will be offering some pretty nice door prizes, social activities, along with offering entrants a negotiated reduced rate of $1.00/boat foot for all participants that may elect to overnight at the New Bern Grand Marina.” states John Rice, this year’s Race Chairman and event organizer.- Sign up today, and join us in the fun, on the water and in downtown New Bern for the weekend! Info, Notice of Race, and Registration can be found online at:


Title sponsors for the event are The New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club, West Marine, Blowing Rock Brewing NC, and 252 ESPN Radio of New Bern.  “We are delighted that this year’s sponsors elected to partner with the NYRA in supporting the regatta.  The marina’s event delighter packages provide pre-coordination event services and assistance during all the pre-planning stages when it comes to planning small or large marina events.  We hope to help the NYRA build this particular regatta into something bigger and better each year, along with attracting other interested boating events to the marina by providing exceptional services that delight each guest and participant.” states Millissa True, On-Site Consultant for the New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club.

The New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club has been referred to as the “Jewel of historic New Bern” and has been pictured and featured in many local and state publications.  Walking distance and just minutes from New Bern’s historic district, a host of quaint boutiques, The NC History Center and Tryon Palace, fine and casual dining, along with several parks, walking trails, trolley rides and ghost tours–the marina claims title to simply one of the best marina locations in eastern North Carolina.  A limited number of slips are available for purchase and a unique slip rental program which make living the lifestyle you’ve dreamed of a possibility.  Member benefits include WiFi service, HD cable, valet baggage service, dine-in service, secure marina cam, pool and fitness center, yacht club facilities, hotel, dining and merchant loyalty discounts.  For more information, call The New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club at (252) 633-6070 or go to

Millissa True, On-site Consultant-Marketing & Customer Relations, New Bern Grand Marina Yacht Club

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