Buccaneer 18 The Sailing Experience
 
 

BUCCANEER 18

Welcome to the Buccaneer 18 Class. The Buccaneer is fun & fast. This simple sloop is a blast to sail, and easy to maintain. The Buccaneer Class is friendly and family oriented. Here you will find all the resources you need to enjoy the Buccaneer.

KEY FEATURES

  • Great Class for Daysailing or competitive Racing
  • Fast Planing Hull Design
  • Sloop Rig, Roller Furling Jib
  • Integral Spinnaker Launch Tube
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Experience Sailing Harmony
 

Pirates on the Pungo!

coming up very soon….this is a great fun regatta with (arent they all) live bands, festivals for the family, camping onsite….great dinner… and on, and on…

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And for the entire family!

 

http://www.piratesonpungo.org/

The Pirates on the Pungo regatta is one not to miss….

 

Belhaven Buccaneer Festival, May 15-17, Belhaven, NC

Bayview One Design Regatta

Bayview Yacht Club…  Hosting Buccaneers Memorial Day weekend…  If you’re near Detroit..you need to be at this regatta!

The 2015 BOD: May 28-31

It’s something old and something new at the 4th annual Bayview Yacht Club One Design Regatta: US Sailing’s 2012 Regatta of the Year Award. With four race circles and an average of 180 boats we are looking to get to the 200 marker for the second time. When you come to Bayview it is about racing sailboats and as we say around here “It’s what we are, it’s what we do”, so come and experience Bayview in our centennial year.

The Old:

As always, you’re invited to Bayview to experience the same great parties, top-notch race committee work and unparalleled camaraderie that you have come to expect at our annual regatta. We have recruited the Midwest’s top PROs and an international jury to provide the best racing experience possible.  Saturday night’s dockside festivities will feature the band Good Gravy, a crowd favorite, to perform until the wee hours of the morning.

The New:

We have interest in the regatta from additional classes and are hoping to add a few one-design fleets to join in the fun.  For the sailors who don’t own a one-design boat or do not have the time to race all three days, we are introducing a one-day Cruising Class division to allow more sailors to participate in one of the premier regattas on Lake St. Clair.  We are in the process of creating new trophies with a little Detroit flair. If you win one, we don’t think you’ll stick this year’s awards on the back of a shelf.

For the Buccaneer class we are offering 2 days of racing, free launch and haul out, free berthing for the weekend, daily and overall awards and entertainment Friday and Saturdaynight for the cost of 80 dollars.

Registration at Home – Bayview Yacht Club. Click on the One Design tab at the bottom

 

Easter Buccy Blown off the water…but not out…

With wind gusts in the 40+ knot range, and water temperatures not a whole lot above freezing we opted to refrain from sailing at this year’s Easter Buccy regatta.

That was far from the end however.  We moved the party from the marina to Casa de Neurauter (Jeff’s House) and had a great BBQ.

Of course there was the issue of what to do with the wonderful trophies that were skillfully crafted by our host (Jeff)…

And the Land-Sailing games began.

We had relays, knot tying, egg scavenging..pirate Arg’s and Rum!

Of course as with any spirited contest there were casualties….but the E.R. and paramedic folks sure seemed to enjoy writing “Three Legged Race” on the “cause of injury/description of incident” blank…

In the end, it was another great event at PRSA.  With an ever growing fleet of Buccs (9 ready to go this day), we’re in for a heck of a season!

 

 

NC State Sailing Team Captain gets a little Bucc experience…

 

Our team captain, Paulina Spencer, and a freshman Mark Thompson are in the boat. Got the spin up!

 

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BNAC Student Rush is ON!!!!

The NC State sailing team is gearing up for the Bucc Racing season.

The club racing program at NC state is a great program that introduces students to sailing opportunities in a variety of formats.  The program has everything from beginner sailors to inter-collegiate racers.

Now they have Buccaneers!

Student Rush Crossing Tacks

 

Due to a partnership between members of the sailing program at NC State, and regional fleets in both North Carolina and Maryland the team now has two active sailing Buccaneers.   They participate in weekend club series at Jordan Lake near Raleigh, NC.  They also use the boats to introduce new sailors to the sport and the class.

Judging by the faces on these students…they’re enjoying the ride!

Student Rush laugh

 

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