2014 Sponsors


Minges Bottling group

The Estate of
Harriett Heynen Mish


Betty Bowers,
in memory of
David Bowers

Bud Light Logo
R.A. Jeffrey’s Distributing
Company, LLC

Cape Fear Skallywags

The Tavern at Jacks Neck logo
The Tavern at Jack's Neck


Elbert Kennard, Coastal Photography
Coastal Photography

Diane Edwards,
Coldwell Banker
Coatstal Rivers Realty

Jut & Nancy Keith

Diana Lambeth,
Coldwell Banker
Coatstal Rivers Realty

Don & Marjie Stark

Sawyer's Land Developing, Inc

Southern Bank & Trust

Sam-Son Kustoms

Tri-County Telecom


Belhaven's Water Street
Bed & Breafast

Captain Sam's Boatyard

J D Edwards Insurance Agency

David Elliot, II, DDS

Food Lion

Keech's Painting, Inc.

O'Neal's Drug Store

Radcliff Insurance
Gilbert Radclif

River Rat Yacht Club

Southern Bank and Trust

Teague, Campbel, Dennis
& Gorham, LLP

Tidelands EMC


Bowen Company, Inc.

Edward Jones Investments
Rod Cantrell

Farm Boys/The Front Porch

Michael & Carolyn Halpern

Haslin Farms, Inc

J.E.Edwards Insurance

Stan and Jean Lampkin

Linda Medlin
in memory of
Ron Medlin Sr.

Riddick & Windley/ Ace Hardware


Lee Tooley

Robert Waldrop,
in memeory of
Paul & Bonnie Waldrop

That's Sew Marti!

Karen and Tom Wahab

Martha & John White


2014 Pirates On The Pungo Race Info

Pirates on the Pungo Regatta was started in 1999 to raise money for the Pungo District Hospital Foundation while highlighting the beautiful waters of the Pungo River. It has been a resounding success and has grown to attract participation from racers along the east coast of the US. Since 2007, the race has been organized and run by the Belhaven Yacht Club and the River Rat Yacht Club. It has raised close to $115,000 for the Foundation since that time. Approximately 50 sailboats of all sizes participated in the 2013 Regatta.

The site for most of this year’s events will be the grounds adjacent to the Wynne’s Gut Town Dock in the heart of scenic downtown Belhaven.

The Regatta will be governed by the US Sailing Rules and PHRF Rating Rules.

Click here to download the 2014 Notice of Race document.

Click here for Accommodations Information.


Sailing dinghies

Multihull sailboats

Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker Keelboats

A Cruising Class is provided for skippers and crew whose boats are not normally used for racing, but who want to participate in a fun event.

Additional “One-Design” Classes may be established when five or more boats of a single type (i.e. Jet 14, Force 5, Lightning, Sunfish, Flying Scot 19, Tanzer 16, Hobie 16, Buccaneer 18, San Juan 21, Catalina 22, J/22, J/24, etc.) are entered in the regatta by May 11, 2014.

Click to See the 2014 Race Results!


  Register Online Now!
  Click here to Register!

Registration Before May 1st

Registration fee after May 1 is $60

  Youth Entry! (18 and under)    

Boats skippered and crewed
by youth 18 or younger may enter at NO CHARGE!

Photos: coastal-photography.com

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"We've sailed and raced (?) in many a Pirates on the Pungo and have always had a ball (win or lose, or even finish.) The race, the festivities, the participants, Belhaven, it's all worth the effort. You can count on seeing the TROUBADOUR again this year, we might even finish ;-)"

Mike & Carolyn Halpern TROUBADOUR