About Pirates on the Pungo

Over the past 17 years, the Pirates on the Pungo Regatta has raised and donated more than $123,000 to the former Pungo District Hospital Foundation, to Friends of Belhaven, and to the Beaufort Community Care Fund.
Friends of Belhaven, participating in the NC Department of Commerce Small Town Main Street revitalization program, used their share of the 2014 proceeds to help beautify the streets of downtown Belhaven. The Beaufort Community Care Fund, now a non-profit 501 (c) 3 program known as Love, Inc, used their share to improve and enrich the lives of the residents at the two local nursing homes, Autumnfield and Pantego House. We have also donated in the past to the Shephard Cancer Foundation in Washington NC in memory of Bob Haynes, who ran Pirates on the Pungo for a number of years.
For the first time, this year's event is being sponsored by the Belhaven Community Chamber of Commerce along with the River Rat Yacht Club. Funds raised will be used by the Chamber for economic development with a portion given to the Belhaven Regional Library, Belhaven Museum and the Wilkinson Center.

The POTP Foundation is a 501 (c)3 corporation. All contributions are deductible to the fullest extent of the IRS law.


What You'd Be Missing.

Passionate Racers!

Able Crews!

Epic Racing!



Tickets & T-Shirts

Buccaneer Bash Tickets:

  • $45 per adult
  • $25 per child
Shoreside Pass Tickets:

  • $65 per adult
    (includes Captain's Reception,
    breakfast Saturday and Sunday,
    Bash ticket and hot dog cookout.)
  • Long Sleeve – $22 & $30
  • Short Sleeve – $20 & $25

Race Registration

Regatta Entry Fee:

  • Registration before May 1st: $110
    (Includes 1 Shoreside Pass)

  • Registration after May 1st: $125
    (Includes 1 Shoreside Pass)

  • Boats skippered by youth
    18 or younger race for FREE!

We'd like to thank these Sponsors!

Want to support us as a Sponsor?
Click on a Sponsor Level to see more.

Download a Sponsorship Agreement Form (PDF)

Event Naming Rights $ 10,000

Admiral $ 2500

  • Large ad on sponsor board
  • Logo on t-shirt
  • Logo on website
  • Link to your website
  • 4 Buccanneer Bash Tickets

Rear Admiral $ 1000

  • Medium ad on sponsor board
  • Logo on t-shirt
  • Text link to your website

Captain $ 1000

  • Small ad on sponsor board
  • Listing on Website

Commander $ 250

  • Includes business card size ad on sponsor board
  • Listing on website

Ensign $ 125

  • Name or company on website
    and on program

Frequently Asked Questions

Sailing Dinghies
Multihull Sailboats
Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker Sailboats
Cruising Class — Boats which are not normally used for racing, but want to participate.
One Design Classes — Classes may be established when five or more boats of a single type (e.g. Buccaneer 18, San Juan 21, Force 5, etc.) are entered.
All must be entered by May 11, 2018 to establish a One Design class.
Belhaven Water Street Bed and Breakfast, Ltd.
567 E. Water St.
252-943-2825 Toll Free 866-338-2825

Bellport Inn Bed and Breakfast
723 East Main St.

River Forest Manor
738 East Main St.

Peachtree Campground
5283 NC 99 South
Belhaven, NC 27810
252 943-4227

Bath Harbor Motel & Marina
101 Carteret St
Bath, NC

The Inn on Bath Creek
116 S Main St
Bath, NC

Econo Lodge
Hwy 17 N
Washington, NC

Hampton Inn
2085 W 15th St
Washington, NC

Free camping space is available by reservation.
For more info, use the "Contact the Pirates" link to request a camp site reservation.

Belhaven Waterway Marina
Call Gregg at 252-944-0066
Monitors VHF 16

River Forest Marina
(Limited Number of slips)
Call Henry Boyd at 252-943-0030
Monitors VHF 16

River Forest Shipyard
Monitors VHF 16

Pungo Creek Marina

Dowry Creek Marina

Wynne’s Gut Town Dock
Room for 6 30-40 footers
Reservations required. Water and electricity available.
Call Peter Budge
252-495-4550 or 252-943-3055
Monitors VHF 16

Cooperage Town Dock
4-6 Slips
No water or electricity available
First come basis

Dinghy Dock
Located at Wynne’s Gut Town Dock
No water or electricity available.
Call Peter at
252-495-4550 (cell) or 252-943-3055
Monitors VHF 16

Venue Info

Belhaven Town Dock
E. Water St. at Pamlico St.

Phone: 919-880-1183

Mail: dianalambeth@gmail.com