Members of the Tar River Sail and Power Squadron enjoyed a relaxing cruise up the Pamlico River recently on the schooner, Jeanie B., a 72′ Gaff Riggged Schooner that calls back the sailing days on schooners of the Seventeeth and Eighteenth Centuries.
The cruise left the schooner’s home port of Washington, NC with TRSPS member Rick Bass as first mate to Captain Paul Del Rio with the cruise duties. The crew exchanged sailing humor with the guests while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pamilico River.
Founded in 1983, the Tar River Sail and Power Squadron is an offshoot of the Kinston Power Squadron. With local members from the Greenville and Washington, NC areas. The TRSPS offers to safe boating, self-education, civic service and social activities. Nautical courses are offered yearly and are taught in an educational environment. These courses range from Seamanship to Celestial Navigation to Engine Maintenance to Cruise Planning. Tar River Sail and Power Squadron members contribute toward civic service through the Public Boating courses, reporting of nautical chart corrections and additions to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to name as few.
Regular TRSPS membership meetings offer programs that are interesting and instructive, usually on nautical and related topics, as well as a chance to meet socially with other members. Social affairs and rendezvous are also a regular part of the TRSPS calendar with numerous of coastal and inland boating events scheduled each year. We hope you enjoy your visit to our web site and we wish you fair winds and clear skies!
To find out more information about our organization or join, contact our membership chair, Dianne Marshburn at firstname.lastname@example.org