Albrecht, Greg & Vivianna
Andrews, John & Ellen
Argentieri, Dennis & Ginny
Bennett, Jim & Linda
Blume, Joseph & Caroline
Boughman/Wolk-Boughman Gary & Joanne
Brabham, Lamar & Sandy
Durrett, Mark & Angela
Grenfell, Hank & Barbara
Hake, Steve & Barbara
Hanna/Cary, Mark & Pam
Herbst, Dale & Linda
Hunt, Jude & Dreama
Kennedy, Jay & Dianna
Kocher, Paul & Joan (MB full)
Kraus, Dan & Rebecca
Lambert, Jack & Cherie
Lawrence, Bill & Karen (IM)
Lee, Sun & Candace
Leon, George & Pat
Maccaferri, Don & Sandy
Majocha, Jimmy & Carol
Poe, Marcus & Bree
Poniatowski, Bob & Christine
Ricker, Doug & Debra
Roenick, Jim & Rosemary
Roether, Larry & Gabriella
Schneck, David and Mary
Skinner, Duane & Joan
Soltani, Saeed & Tamara
Stoltz, Dave & Karla
Turnbull, Jim & Joni
Walton, Ruth & Rick
August 13 – Freedom Boating Diva Trip out of FBC in Southport
August 15 – Dock Party in North Myrtle Beach
August 17 – Open House at FBC at Wacca Wache
August 22 – Sunset Cruise out of FBC at Wacca Wache
August 24 – FBC Social at St. James Players Club
August 27 – Member Boat Trip to Conway out of Wacca Wache
August 29 – FBC Fishing Club meeting in Southport
August 29 – FBC Fishing Club Fishing Trip out of Southport
Call for more information: 843-399-8711
Frequently Asked Questions – Reservation Portal
Q: How many reciprocal reservations do I get each year?
A: Four. Each calendar year, you can make a total of four (4) non-home club reservations at
each of our 175+ locations around the country.
Q: Is there a way to tell how many reciprocal reservations I have used at a specific club?
A: Yes. With our updated Reservations Portal, you can select a club during the online
reservation process and the system will show you how many reservations you have left at that
Q: Will the Reservations Portal allow me to access more boats at non-home clubs?
A: No. The number and type of boats available for reciprocal booking at a given location will still
be determined on a club-by-club basis. However, the system will eliminate some of the conflicts
that would arise from time to time during the manual reservation process, such as double
booking or miscommunication regarding vessel type, ensuring that the exact boat you book is
available on the day(s) you request.
Q: What other benefits does this new system offer?
A: In addition to the rules and regulations established by Freedom Boat Club at the corporate
level, many of our clubs have their own set of requirements for reserving/using their vessels.
With our portal, selecting a boat will display a complete list of requirements and certifications
needed for your upcoming day on the water.
Q: If I use all of my allotted reciprocal reservations at a specific club, can I purchase more?
A: No. You cannot increase the number of reciprocal reservations at a non-home club. Once
you’ve reached your limit, you can reserve vessels at any of our other 175+ locations around
the country or, if you’re only interested in a specific club, you can inquire about a full
membership at that location.
Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?
A: For more information on the updated Reservations Portal, club rules and regulations and
more, please contact the management at your home club or email us at
An exciting Military and 1st Responder Recognition Party will be held this Saturday (4/13/19) from 1 to 3 p.m at the Brand New Cape Cod Cottages located a 4425 Sea Mountain Hwy, Little River, SC 29566. There will be free waterway tours offered on boats provided by The Freedom Boat Club and by Myrtle Beach Watersports aboard the newly renovated Sea Thunder dolphin tour boat.
Free hot dogs will be provided by Freedom Boat Club. We are thrilled to have partnered with Dave Priest of 99.5 WRRN, who will be providing live coverage of the events. The event will promote our community’s history and culture for our community and visitors alike.
The Freedom Boat Club (located across the swing bridge from Cape Cod Cottages), has an exciting special offer for all buyers of a Cape Cod Cottage. Please stop by and see how convenient it can be to have a wide array of boats available to you in your own backyard.
Sponsors include Freedom Boat Club, Cape Cod Cottages, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Little River Chamber of Commerce, Vietnam Veteran’s Association and the Military Officers Club. For additional information call 843-732-4711.
Hello spring! Good bye crusty old winter socks.
Freedom Boat Club has an odd tradition where we burn our socks at the Spring Equinox. This year is no exception but I’m super excited to announce that the man who created the Burning of the Sock, Capt. Bob Turner, will be out our North Myrtle Beach ceremony this year!! He started the tradition in Annapolis, MD back in the 1980’s and has since retired to Pawely’s Island. He is already committed on the first day of Spring so we are going to do our Burning of the Socks on the last day of Winter, March 19th.
Join us at the Freedom Boat Club located at Habourgate Marina Tuesday, Mach 19th from 5 pm to 7 pm for our “Burning of the Socks” celebration.
Here’s what you can expect:
sock burning (B.Y.O.S.)
food and drinks provided by FBC
mix and mingle with members and guests
Master of the Sock Burning Ceremony, Capt. Bob Turner
Please RSVP by calling 843-732-4711 with the number of people attending.
How to beat the winter blahs plus a short history of sock burning
You haven’t been on a boat since last boating season. Tension is mounting and you have little energy within you. You are eating more to relieve stress.
One effective way to lower these blahs, according to psychologists, is to relax. But the very best way to re-energize and increase your optimism is to burn your winter socks.
Yes, you can both eat more and relax by burning your winter socks at the Freedom Boat Club’s “Burning of the Socks” celebration on March 19th scheduled on the last day of winter.
So what’s the “Burning of the Socks” all about?
It’s become a coastal tradition, dating back to the early 1980s, starting in Annapolis. There, Capt. Bob Turner, who managed a boatyard, got tired of the winter blahs. While working on other people’s boats all winter, his socks collected sawdust, bottom paint, caulk, fiberglass resin, and other boat yard leavings.
In other words, his socks would stand up when he took them off at night.
One year, on the first day of Spring, he took off his socks, put them in a paint tray, sprinkled on some lighter fluid, lit them, and had a beer to celebrate.
And so the tradition began.
There are now sock burnings in boating towns across the country.