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. 


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.

2023 Raft-Up and Rendezvous Schedules

  • June 6 - CANCELLED - BYOB for promotion of boating boating activities

  • July 12th - POSTPONED - East Flotilla trip, meet in Meetinghouse pond, then Jacknife beach picnic (noon-ish), kayakers will join us as they will be on Muddy Creek
    • Rendezvous Time: 9:00am
    • High Tide Stage Harbor: 8:47am
    • High Tide Pleasant Bay: 10:10am

  • August 3rd -  CANCELLED - South Flotilla, Power boat picnic on South Beach
    • Rendezvous Time: 3:00pm
    • High Tide Stage Harbor: 2:07pm
    • High Tide Pleasant Bay: 3:42pm

  • August 11th - East flotilla trip Viking Point in Little Pleasant Bay
    • Rendezvous Time: 10:00am
    • High Tide Stage Harbor: 9:30am
    • High Tide Pleasant Bay: 11:04am

  • September 13th - South Flotilla, Raft up in Oyster Pond/meet on Crescent Beach
    • Rendezvous Time: 11:30am
    • High Tide Stage Harbor: 12:18pm
    • High Tide Pleasant Bay: 1:40pm

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. 

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:       Kurt Shallow

South:   Peter Gaines

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