Originally Posted by JohnS
I live in North Carolina and am brand new to this board and really to sailing although I sailed alot as a kid. My two sons are crazy about sailing and have been doing as much of it as possible in recent summers. They are 12 and 15 now, and I want to find a really good, top quality, sailing charter to hire boat and captain for 3 to 5 days to sail the NC coast this summer, maybe along with a few friends. Do any of you have familiarity with this area and could you recommend quality boat/captain for hire for me to contact? Thanks. JS
Hopefully someone will come along with more info...but if they don't... I suggest that you get in touch with the larger yacht clubs along the North Carolina coast. They will likely know reputable sailors with proper licensing, etc. When you look at advertisements, you have no way of knowing the people involved.
There is a linked list of some North Carolina yacht clubs here
. A starting point?