Boating Raft-ups and Rendezvous

 

Future direction is being set by a new Reopening Committee.  See its report here

Updates will be posted on activity web pages, and on the MYC Calendar, as decisions are made. Last updated 1/28/2021.

 

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.

 

2021 Raft-Up and Rendezvous Schedules

  • 6/7/21                  10:00AM             Rafting and /or beaching at Crescent Beach
  • 6/24/21               11:00AM           Rafting and / or beaching at Crescent Beach
  • 7/8/21                  11:00AM            Cruise Morris Island Cut to Little Pleasant Bay               
                                                  Rafting and Swimming
  • 7/23/21               11:00AM             Cruise to Meeting House Pond   
                                                  Raft up and lunch.
  • 8/7/21                  11:00 AM           Cruise to Oyster Pond                   
                                                  Raft up and lunch.
  • 8/9/21               11:00AM            Cruise to Monomoy Point Lighthouse
                                                  Anchor boats on beach and hike to the lighthouse (2 anchors required).
  • 9/5/21                  11:00 AM         Cruise to the vicinity of SH Buoy off Stage Harbor.
                                                  Observe the Ernest Dutton Sailboat Race . 

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: Tom MacArthur

South: Vince Fiorda

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