Boating Raft-ups and Rendezvous

Boating get-togethers, called rendezvous and raft-ups, are at the heart of the Club’s popular boating activities. Chatham’s shifting sands sometimes breaks the activities into two areas : the East comprising the Chatham Harbor and Pleasant Bay; and the South comprising Stage Harbor and Nantucket Sound. Nature has cooperated during the past couple of years by providing a passage from the Stage Harbor area north to Pleasant Bay allowing both East and South events to be run together.

 

All members are welcome at all rendezvous, and reminders will be sent via email to all members. Boat owners are strongly encouraged to invite members who are not boat owners and members from the other areas. Any members who would like to go to a rendezvous aboard a participating member’s boat should call or email the appropriate Flotilla Commander.

 

It is customary to bring lunch, hors d’oeuvres to share, and your own beverages. At beach parties, bring beach chairs. For raft-ups, boats should carry sufficient fenders and dock lines for both sides of the hull.

 

2022 Raft-Up and Rendezvous Schedules

                  Date/Day                                        Location                              Start Time                   High Tide

  • August 18  Thursday                  Crescent Beach                                5:02 pm                                6:02 pm
  •                                                                               Snacks on the beach
  • August 25   Thursday                Monomoy Light                               11:00 am                              11:58 am
                                                                                 Anchor

Possible Activity

  • September 15                       Newport Boat Show/12 Meter Newport
  • TBD                                                Sailboat Cruises

 

FYI; This year's completed schedule

  • June 28 Tuesday                Crescent Beach Lunch 
  • July 13 Wednesday          Crescent Beach Raft Up 
  • July 19 Tuesday                  Stage Harbor Cocktail Cruise      Cancelled
  • August 4 Thursday               Windsong   Open House
  • August 10   Wednesday            Wequassett Lunch

 


Raft-Up and Rendezvous Information

  • Boat owners should display the MYC burgee while at the rendezvous.

  • Those with radios should monitor VHF-FM Channel 68 during the period when boats are gathering or proceeding to rendezvous. The Flotilla Commander or another designated boat will maintain Channel 68 guard.

 

Questions and suggestions regarding rendezvous should be directed to the appropriate Flotilla Commander (see below). We will schedule additional boating events with sufficient interest.

 

To encourage more “on water” activity without formal planning, on the Wednesdays in July and August when there are no rendezvous, we suggest noontime Beach Parties at North Beach Island in the East, and Crescent Beach in the South. These locations have good water and swimming at all tides. 

Flotilla Commanders:

East:       David Vincent

South:   Peter Gaines

Contact details can be found in the Member Directory  (Password required)