Carolina Mainsheet is looking for four adventurous sailors /students to join the crew to move our flagship 38ft sailing cruiser from Deltavville, VA to New Bern, NC via the

Chesapeake Bay and ICW from Norfolk.

Sailors can earn their ASA 101, 103, 104 and 118 (docking endorsement) certifications for a fraction of the regular tuition. Trip dates are:

May 4 thru May 9

Cruise departs New Bern via ground transportation to Deltaville and returns onboard "Windy Rose" along the

Neuse River to Northwest Creek Marina. For more details and tuition information, please contact us.



ASA 118 Docking Endorsement

Learn basic docking skills for sail boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock sail boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury​.

General Description: Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keel boat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

(Three days)

Raleigh / Durham / New Bern

$525

Latitude 35° 03.173'N Longitude 076° 57.855'W

Lattitude 35.7126°  Longitutude N, 79.0363° W

******Special Offer: ASA 101, 103, 104, 118 Bundle******

Coastal Navigation (Power & Sail)

Learn the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a theory course only, there is no sailing involved. A great course for Power Boaters as well.

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​​​Especially Designed for Fairfield Harbour Time-Share guest.

​Learn to sail just for fun. No pressure, no tests and no worrying about qualifying for certification. Enjoy our One and Two day short course Sail & Save classes taught by USCG Licensed captains.






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Northwest Creek Marina -  New Bern, NC

General Description: Learn to sail a 19' centerboard or multi-hull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, sail trim, points of sail, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize recovery and navigation rules to avoid collisions

(Two Days)

ASA 104 Bare Boat Cruising

Learn to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions.

Our Most Popular:  All Keel Boat Courses Feature Minimum Three Day Schedules

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ASA 105 Coastal Navigation

Learn the navigational theory required to safely navigate a sailing vessel in coastal or inland waters. This is a theory course only, there is no sailing involved. A great course for Power Boaters as well.

Since 2006

ASA 101-103 - Basic Keel Boat Plus

Basic Coastal Cruising: Two great ASA courses combined to save you time and money getting all your certifications and being  your own captain..


ASA 103-104 - Basic Coastal Cruising

​Plus Bare Boat Cruising: These two Advanced courses will get you certified and Bare Boat Charter ready for anywhere you want to charter and skipper without a USCG captain on board. And this combination will get you ready quicker and cheaper.



ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keel boat in moderate winds and sea conditions. 


After 12 years serving Central and Eastern North Carolina, we've learned a thing or two about what our customers want. So each year, we've added more activities to round out our offerings for adventures, excursions and just plain ol' fun on the water.


No matter where you're from or why you're in New Bern, we have something for you. Maybe you're here for one of our famous ASA Sailing Courses. Maybe you're just passing through on the way to the Crytsal Coast or here for a convention in Downtown New Bern. Indeed, maybe you're one of the many Fairfield Harbour Time-Share Guests  that we value so much. Either way, we've got you covered.


We offer formal ASA sailing certification courses, informal "Sail & Save" less vigorous short course Non-ASA sailing classes plus a wide variety of Sailing and Fishing Charters including a number of fun Neuse River Tours.


So take a look around and decide what you want to do on the water while you're visiting. Then come on down to the docks at Northwest Creek Marina, see our fleet,  meet our USCG Licensed Captains,  hop aboard  and start making some awesome memories. Oh, yes...and bring your camera and/or Smart Phone. You'll be glad you did.

Jordan Lake, Raleigh, Durham, Apex - NC

$395

Fairfield Harbour Vacation Guests

Welcome to Carolina Mainsheet

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Carolina Mainsheet School of Sailing an Affiliate Member

FOR THOSE NOT CERTIFIED ASA 110                          FOR CERTIFIED ASA 110    

$595

All Charters include a USCG Licensed Captain


Sailing Charters:Half, Full & Multi-Day





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Let's hang out for a half or full day in the local area of the Neuse River and Fairfield Harbour. Maybe do New Bern for lunch.

                              or

Let's do Oriental for an overnight adventure of great sailing and awesome good seafood.

                              or

Let's head for the Outer Banks on a multi-day trip. Sail across the famous Pamlico Sound like Black Beard the Pirate. Destination: Ocracoke Island.

                              or

Let's go Fishing: Half or Full Day

On the Neuse River and Surrounding waters Catch largemouth bass, sunfish, yellow perch, white perch, striped bass, crappie, catfish, shad







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​Certificates

General Description: Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keel boat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.

(Two Days)