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Sailing Anarchy


If you’re looking to have your comments edited or ignored at the whim of a curmudgeon, then you’ve come to the wrong place. Got an opinion? Let’s hear it. But you better prepare for a healthy dose of reality. This is where the big kids play. If you can’t stand the heat, there are other places for you of the more sensitive in nature........



Inner Banks Sails & Canvas

Mark Weinheimer, LuAnn Parins


Doyle Inner Banks is located in Oriental, North Carolina, on the Intercoastal Waterway half way between New York and Florida. We have been serving the Carolinas and transient sailors since 1991 with custom sails and canvas tailored to your specific requirements. With our years of experience as liveaboard cruisers, boatbuilders and America's Cup sailmakers, we can advise you regarding any aspect of racing or cruising.

Town Dock

Keith Smith and Melinda Penkava


If you’ve spent any time in Oriental, sooner or later you’ve gravitated to the Town Dock. It’s where you can see the trawlers docked at the shrimp plant, where you can see what new boats have come in to town, and more than likely catch up with someone you know.

It is with that same spirit that brings the Town Dock to you. We hope you’ll join us here at when you want to find out about upcoming events in Oriental , to get the local weather forecast , the marine weather , to catch a view of the harbor in real time, with HarborCam. , or find out the conditions on the Neuse with RiverCam .