New Bern, NC, June 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Fairfield Harbour (http://www.fhpoa.com), a residential boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, has announced that its community yacht club will be hosting an event discussing how to prepare boats for heavy weather on Sunday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at the Northwest Creek Marina, located at 104 Marina Drive. With summer marking the beginning of hurricane season, members of the yacht club will review safety procedures in the event of inclement weather, such as properly securing, effectively covering and safely storing one’s boat.
New Bern was recently recognized as one of the top 10 boating towns in the United States by Boat U.S. Magazine. The magazine highlighted the town’s numerous attractive qualities including the area’s ideal location with easy access to the Neuse River, Trent River and Pamlico Sound. Fairfield Harbour’s three marinas provide boaters with some of the best access points to these rivers and the sound, including the Northwest Creek Marina. With so many local boaters at these marinas, heavy weather preparation is essential knowledge to prevent damage to both residents’ boats and the surrounding land and waterways. For more information on Fairfield Harbour’s yacht club and boating safety, visit http://www.fairfieldharbouryc.org/index.htm.
“With hurricane season upon us, the Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club wanted to help local boat owners prepare for inclement weather to prevent extensive damage to their property,” said Mystre’ Van Horn, on-site community manager for Fairfield Harbour. “This is a great opportunity for residents and local community members to gather and learn the steps they can take to secure their boats during heavy storms.”
“Many of Fairfield Harbour’s residents are avid boaters, so boat safety is incredibly important to our community,” said Larry Knapp, President of the Fairfield Harbour Board of Directors. “Storms can be detrimental to one’s boat and property without the proper preparation. We are excited to offer helpful tips and insight as to how local boaters can protect their boats during inclement weather.”
“The Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club has a long tradition of sponsoring education seminars on weather, local waters, safe boating and our annual seminar on preparing your boat for a hurricane,” said Rob Skrotsky, Commodore 2013, Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club. “We are very pleased to partner with the Northwest Creek Marina in this effort to educate boat owners. Hopefully we will not experience a hurricane this year, but it is important to have this information and have the necessary extra gear on hand before it is needed.”
About Fairfield Harbour:
Established in 1975, Fairfield Harbour is a boating and golf community located 15 minutes from historic New Bern, North Carolina. Residents living in this recreational, resort and retirement community have access to numerous social networks as well as a 75-acre manmade harbor along the Neuse River that lies only 18 miles from the Intracoastal Waterway. Fairfield Harbour is located on more than 2,000 acres and includes more than 1,300 privately-owned single family homes, 144 condominiums and 24 townhouses. Dedicated to giving back to the community, Fairfield Harbour and its residents actively support more than 75 nonprofit groups in the region, including the Wounded Warrior Project, Tryon Palace, Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation and Coastal Women’s Shelter. Community Association Services (CAS, Inc.), which is led by John Stone, president, serves as the professional management company for Fairfield Harbour. Fairfield Harbour was most recently named “Community of the Year” by the Community Association Institute of North Carolina. For more information about Fairfield Harbour, visit http://www.fhpoa.com.
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