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Handbook – foot of Home Page – updated 2/25/16 (Boat Roster, Marine & Business Directory)
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Change of Watch – photos posted 1/20/16
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Commodore Cup – Activity Page – posted 1/15/16
Winter Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 1/13/16
Boat Roster – foot of Home Page – updated 11/15/15
Mumfest – Activity Page – photos posted 10/12/15, report 10/29/15, addit photos 10/31/15
Bath/Washington – Activity Page – posted 10/18/15

Message from the Commodore:
2016 Commodore’s Message – posted 1/24/16

Upcoming Events:
Sep 28 – Commodore’s Cup – Pecan Grove Marina
Rain Date Sep 29
Joe Glorioso 249-2404, Gordon Kellogg & Social Committee
Update 9/21/16
The 2016 Commodore’s Cup is NEXT WEEK! Every boat, racer and cruiser alike, is invited and encouraged to join the Race and Trophy/Pizza Party afterwards. It is a Pursuit Start, FUN Race, no worries!
When: Wednesday September 28th at Noon. (Rain date Thursday September 29)
Where: Oriental mark #1.
Race Instructions: See attached. If you need the race instructions sent separately, send me an email – cpbehre@twc.com
To Sign up: Email Joe Glorioso at joe.gloriosop33@gmail.com or call at 252-249-2404. Include your name, your boat’s name and boat model/size.
Be sure to sign up to race ASAP so we can assign boats to the appropriate division and assign handicaps. Trophies will be given for each division at the Trophy/Pizza social to be held at the Sea Harbour Yacht Club at 4:30 pm.
Commodores Cup Social
For all participants in the Commodore’s Cup Regatta, the Social Committee is arranging for Pizza, Salad, Desert, non-alcoholic beverages, and ice for the social at Sea Harbour Yacht Club, beginning at 4:30PM. Just like last year, we will need to collect $8 for each person attending the social. Please send checks to the Social Committee Chairman, Roger Hammer to arrive NLT 9/25, so I can make sure we order an adequate supply of pizza, salad, and desert. My address is 411 Whittaker Point Road, Oriental 28571
Roger Hammer
Social Committee Chairman
252-249-6080
SEE YOU AT THE COMMODORE’S CUP,
Joe Glorioso

Oct 7-9 – Smell the Flowers Mumfest Cruise – New Bern
Ray & Kathy Ruppert 249-1162
Update 9/18/16
Greetings Everyone!
Mumfest is fast approaching! We already have five boats signed-up. Book your slip now. The cruise is October 7 – 9, 2016. We will be staying at New Bern Grand Marina. The marina is adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel and is in easy walking distance to the festival. The festival is very popular and the marina often has a waiting list for boats wanting slips during this event. Slip fees are $1.50 per foot per day ($1.25 if you are a member of BoatUS.) Electricity is $4.00 per day (30 amp); $6:00 per day (50 amp). Please note: all reservations must be pre-paid and are non-refundable. If the trip is cancelled due to weather or for any other reason, you can reschedule your stay at the marina. You may also anchor out and use your dinghy. Those wishing to make a reservation should call Doug at 252-638-0318 or email him at doug@newberngrandmarinayachtclub.com. Tell him you are with the Sailing Club of Oriental so that he can attempt to put us in adjacent slips.
Please let us know when you make a reservation. We will be sending out detailed information on the cruise the week before to those participating in the trip. Questions? Give us call or email us.
See you on the water!
Ray and Kathy Ruppert
“Lady K”
252-249-1162
rruppert@centurylink.net
Update 9/2/16
Dreaming of cooler (and drier) weather? Let’s start making those dreams come true! Book your slip now for the “Smell the Flowers- Mumfest Cruise.” The cruise is October 7 – 9, 2016. We will be staying at New Bern Grand Marina. The marina is adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel and is in easy walking distance to the festival. The festival is very popular and the marina often has a waiting list for boats wanting slips during this event. Slip fees are $1.50 per foot per day ($1.25 if you are a member of BoatUS.) Electricity is $4.00 per day (30 amp); $6:00 per day (50 amp). Please note: all reservations must be pre-paid and are non-refundable. If the trip is cancelled due to weather or for any other reason, you can reschedule your stay at the marina. You may also anchor out and use your dinghy. Those wishing to make a reservation should call Doug at 252-638-0318 or email him at doug@newberngrandmarinayachtclub.com. Tell him you are with the Sailing Club of Oriental so that he can attempt to put us in adjacent slips. Please let us know when you make a reservation. We’ll have detailed information on the cruise closer to the actual date. Questions? Give us call or email us.
See you on the water!
Ray and Kathy Ruppert, Lady K, 252-249-1162, rruppert@centurylink.net

Oct 17-25 – Southport & Bald Head Island Cruise
Will & Beth Martin 716-812-1370
Update 9/11/16
SCOO Southport Cruise
October 17 -25
The inland route
A few weeks ago we kicked off the upcoming cruise to Southport/Bald Head Island with a brief discussion regarding a couple of offshore passages. In this posting I would like to bring up a potential itinerary of the inshore route, the AICW.
• Monday, Oct. 17 – Depart Oriental for Swansboro – approx. 8 hours, 42 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Depart Swansboro for Hampstead – approx. 7 hours, 32 nm
• Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Depart Hampstead for Southport – approx. 8 hours, 37 nm
• Thursday, Oct. 20 – In port at Southport
• Friday, Oct. 21 – In port at Southport during day, Underway for Bald Head Island in afternoon – transit approx. 45 minutes, 3 nm.
• Saturday, Oct. 22 – In port BHI
• Sunday, Oct. 23 – Depart BHI for Hampstead – approx. 8 hours, 40 nm.
• Monday, Oct. 24 – Depart Hampstead for Swansboro – approx. 7 hours, 32 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Depart Swansboro for Oriental – approx. 8 hours, 42 nm.
Oriental to Swansboro: Monday, October 17 we would leave Oriental for Swansboro following the AICW. This should be fairly straightforward transit down Adams Creek to Morehead City then continuing through Bogue Sound to Swansboro. We will pass under 4 overhead bridges each with an advertised clearance of 64 feet. We would arrive in Swansboro following an eight hour/42 nm motor/sail.
Swansboro: The area around present day Swansboro was first settled by Europeans since around 1730. The community that sprang up where the White Oak River empties into the Atlantic was incorporated in 1783 and gained notoriety as a ship building area. The first steamboat built in North Carolina, Prometheus, was built in Swansboro. More recently, the first yacht built by Hatteras Yachts was launched at Casper’s Marina in Swansboro.
Today, Swansboro main industry is support for the marine base, Camp Lejeune and tourism.
Swansboro has two options for docking that I am aware of.
Casper’s Marina is located in close walking distance to shops and restaurants in downtown. The docks are fixed wooden docks with 30/50 amp service. Approach depths are a generous 10 to 12 feet, which is a feature that can’t be said for many marinas along the AICW. Heading south, the approach to Caser’s is just past unlighted day mark 47and before lighted day beacon 46C. Turn to starboard, up the White Oak River channel and Casper’s will be on your port past floating Swansboro Harbor buoy #2. In all fairness, it is hard to miss due to the blue multistory dry stack with a whale icon on the front. Be aware that the tidal current really rips in and out of the White Oak River at peak tide change, which can make docking interesting.
We stayed at Casper’s in November several years ago with our dog and had a wonderful experience. Several of the nearby restaurants have outdoor seating, which means that our pup could be with us while we ate. Casper’s is a favorite transient marina for the folks taking the inside route to points further south so if you’re interested in staying with them it would be a good idea to make arrangements early.
Dudley’s Marina is another option in Swansboro. The marina is located across the White Oak River from Swansboro on the NC 24 causeway, but has good facilities with 7 foot approach depths. Unfortunately, I have no transient experience with Dudley’s, but reviews of their facility are positive. To make your approach Dudley’s, turn to starboard just before reaching unlighted day mark 46A and proceed directly to docks. As with any travel by water near Swansboro, be aware that the tidal currents are very strong during peak ebb and flood tide.
Anchoring options: If you’re more interested in anchoring, many boats anchor across the Swansboro Channel from Casper’s marina between the unlighted nun buoy #2 and the fixed NC 24 bridge. This is not a bad option since across the channel near downtown is a series of free public docks for easy access to the town. However, not to beat a dead horse, but if you chose to anchor make certain that your anchor has a good hold due to the strong tidal current in and out of the channel.
Swansboro to Hampstead: Tuesday morning we would depart Swansboro for Hampstead. This would be our shortest transit, measuring only 32 nm, although it will probably be the most challenging due to a location of chronic shoaling.
The point to be concerned with for shoaling is around AICW 239, Brown’s Inlet. There have been reports of vessels finding ground between markers 60 and 61A. The channel takes a dogleg to the northwest around a shoal that builds from the Banks Channel. However, I have read recent reports of vessels seeing 8.5 feet of water at this location while transiting during the midpoint of a rising tide. Probably the best advice is to follow the channel as defined by the navigation markers and pay less attention to the chart plotter. The Corp of Engineers performed a survey in June of 2016 that provides a clear visual of the challenge at this point. You can see the survey at http://saw-nav.usace.army.mil/AIWW/BFTCFR/Section2/F/Tangent_F1.pdf .
About a half a mile past AICW 240 we will encounter the Onslow Beach Swing bridge with a vertical clearance of 12 feet. The bridge opens on the hour and half hour, so we could be into a bit of a wait if our timing is off.
The next swing bridge we encounter will be at Surf City at AICW mile marker 260. The NC 50 swing bridge has a vertical clearance of 12 feet and opens on the hour, so if we time this one poorly, we’ll be floating about smartly for a time. As an aside, there is reportedly a project to replace this bridge with a high bridge in 2017, but for 2016 we’ll need to adhere to the bridge keeper’s schedule.
Hampstead: Tuesday evening we will arrive in Hampstead at Harbor Village Marina. There are few services aside from what the marina provides. Reportedly there are Italian and Pizza restaurants that deliver, but nothing within walking distance, so it might be a great opportunity for a pot luck dinner. We will attempt to visit the marina first hand before our trip to get some information first hand.
Harbor Village Marina: Harbor Village Marina is located on the northwest side of the AICW at mile marker 267, hard by flashing day beacon 94. It is a full service marina with approach depths around 8 to 10 feet. Unlike most of the marinas we have stayed with over the years, this marina does not monitor VHF channels, so they recommend that you call for slip assignments as you get near. Perhaps that would be a good activity if we get caught at the Surf City swing bridge, which is only about 6 miles up the AICW.
Anchorage: There are no appropriate anchorage locations close to Harbor Village Marina. The only recommended anchoring locations are on the back side of Topsail Beach accessible by a marked channel that diverges from the AICW to the left just past day mark 86.
Hampstead to Southport: OK, we’re nearly there. We plan to be underway Hampstead to Southport on Wednesday morning. The distance for this leg is 37 nm. It should take 7.5 to 8 hours, but we have several draw bridges to transit around Wrightsville beach, so it is difficult to nail down a firm schedule for this leg.
The first bridge we will encounter is the Figure Eight Island swing bridge at AICW 278 with a closed vertical clearance of 20 feet. This bridge opens on the hour and half hour, so if our timing is off, the delay between openings is not too long.
The next bridge is the Wrightsville Beach US 74 bridge at AICW 283. This bridge opens on demand in the evening (7:00 pm to 7:00 am) but on the hour during the day. Incorrectly timing both of these bridges could increase the travel time of this leg significantly.
Having put the Wrightsville Beach Bridge astern, we have only one additional bridge. It is the Snows Cut elevated bridge that takes US 421 over Snows Cut to Carolina Beach. The advertised height is 65 feet, which should not create any problems.
Exiting Snows Cut the AICW heads southwest to where it joins the Cape Fear Shipping Channel. The AICW follows the Cape Fear Channel for about 9.5 miles to Southport. At Southport we leave the Cape Fear River at unlighted buoy #2, which marks the entrance to the AICW as it continues west. Once you pass buoy #2, the entrance to our marina for the night, and possible several nights is only a few hundred yards on your starboard.
Southport: Originally known as Smithville, the town got its start as a garrison to protect the entrance to the Cape Fear River from pirates. Fort Johnston, the main focus of the town, was finished in 1754 and was actually used as a military asset throughout all of our major conflicts for varying purposes. The town’s name was changed to Southport in 1887 to sell the location as a deep-water port and invite industry. Although the port of Wilmington, about 20nm up the river, remained as the primary marine trading center, Southport did succeed in becoming an important coaling station for steam ships as well as the home for the Cape Fear River pilots that guid the ships up the Cape Fear River Channel.
Southport Marina: Southport Marina is located on the AICW in Southport. It is a protected marina within easy walking distance to all of the shops, restaurants, and attractions of Southport. Approach depths for the marina are around 10 feet with dockside depths around 7 feet.
At some point during our stay in Southport, we may want to visit Bald Head Island. Bald Head Island was formally known as Smith Island and is located across the Cape Fear River from Oak Island. It is the home of ‘Old Baldy’, the oldest lighthouse in North Carolina that is still standing. The transit from Southport to BHI is only about 4nm across the Cape Fear River.
Bald Head Island Marina: The entrance to the marina is across the shipping channel from green flashing buoy 13A and is marked by two concrete jetties with rip rap and private aids to navigation. There are two words of caution I would mention. First, if you’re attempting to enter the harbor at Bald Head during peak ebb or flood tide, the transition from the fast moving Cape Fear River to the narrow entrance could be a challenge. Secondly, there is only one way to get to Bald Head Island; by boat. The majority of folks come and go from Bald Head by way of passenger ferry that services the island on a regular schedule. You probably do not want to jockey for position in the narrow entrance with one of the ferries. Try to schedule your arrival and departure outside of the time that one of the ferries is scheduled to be at the marina. Approach depths for the marina are 10 feet with dockside depths around 7 feet. The marina has all of the expected services with an onsite restaurant.
The Island: If you have never been to Bald Head Island, I think you’ll find it an interesting experience. Since the only means of getting to the island is by water, there are no cars (except for emergency vehicles). All of the residents and visitors use bicycles, golf carts or tram to move about. The island is unique for North Carolina in that it is the northern most subtropical environment on the east coast so a wide verity of plants and animals call BHI home. One word of caution regarding pets on BHI; the lagoons and ponds are full of alligators. Be aware that each year a number of dogs go missing when visitors, unaware of the danger to their pets, secure them outside in the vicinity of one of the freshwater features. A barking dog is a dinner bell to a hungry alligator.
If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating place, David Stick wrote a very good book detailing both the natural and cultural history of the island, “Bald Head, a History of Smith Island and Cape Fear”. Finish that book and you’ll know more about the island than most of the residents.
Anchorage: Unfortunately there are few opportunities for anchoring in the Southport/BHI area that would allow any sort of convenient access to the shops and restaurants in the area.
General Comments on the trip: In planning the trip I allocated Thursday, Friday and Saturday for shore time in Southport/BHI, leaving Sunday morning for the return trip. There is not a set schedule at this point. We could spend two days in Southport then cruise over to BHI for a day, or reverse it and spend a day in Southport, then two days on BHI. I would leave that up to whatever the individual cruiser would like to do.
The trip back to Oriental, assuming the inshore route up the AICW, is simply a reversal of the trip down; Southport/BHI to Hampstead, Hampstead to Swansboro, Swansboro to Oriental arriving back in Oriental on Tuesday, October 25.
Additional Information:
Contact information:
• Casper’s Marina:
o Phone: (910) 326-4462
o Website: www.caspersmarina.com
• Dudley’s Marina:
o Phone: (252) 393-2204
o Website: www.dudleysmarina.com
• Harbor Village Marina:
o Phone: (910) 270-4017
o Website: harborvillagemarina.com
• Southport Marina:
o Phone: (910) 457-9900
o Website: www.southport-marina.com
• Bald Head Island Marina
o Phone: (910) 457-7380
o Website: www.baldheadisland.com
o Dockmaster email: dockmaster@bhisland.com
Bald Head Island Ferry Schedule:
• Bald Head Island Ferry departs Bald Head Island Marina on the half hour every hour between 7:30 am and 11:30 pm.
If anyone has any comments or suggestions please feel free to let us know your thoughts on the cruise.
Will Martin
Update 7/25/16
SCOO’s fall cruise this year is to Southport, NC/Bald Head Island. The schedule has us departing Oriental on October 17 with a return on or about October 25. Although it’s 12 weeks away I thought it might be worthwhile to bring it up to give folks who weren’t aware of the voyage time to plan, offer input, and make arrangements. For those of you who were aware of the cruise this would provide an opportunity for input regarding routes, marinas, and anchorages. Your cruise captains for this trip are Beth and Will Martin (S/V Martinique) and Jamie and Chris Behre (S/V Jorum).
There are several possible routes to get to Southport by boat. Probably the most common is by way of the AICW. However, in discussing the trip with others, some have shown an interest in making an off shore passage, cutting a day or so off of the trip. In the next several paragraphs I’ll sum up my initial thoughts on routes and schedules.
The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway provides a relatively consistent route down the coast, albeit a bit slower than an off shore passage. The trip is about 115 nautical miles from Oriental to Southport and can be broken up into a three day trip, each leg taking about 8 hours. My initial idea of a potential itinerary is:
• Monday, Oct. 17 – Depart Oriental for Swansboro – approx. 8 hours, 42 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Depart Swansboro for Hampstead – approx. 7 hours, 32 nm
• Wednesday, Oct. 19 – Depart Hampstead for Southport – approx. 8 hours, 37 nm
• Thursday, Oct. 20 – In port at Southport
• Friday, Oct. 21 – In port at Southport during day, Underway for Bald Head Island in afternoon – transit approx. 45 minutes, 3 nm.
• Saturday, Oct. 22 – In port BHI
• Sunday, Oct. 23 – Depart BHI for Hampstead – approx. 8 hours, 40 nm.
• Monday, Oct. 24 – Depart Hampstead for Swansboro – approx. 7 hours, 32 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Depart Swansboro for Oriental – approx. 8 hours, 42 nm.
A trip up or down the AICW is far less dependent on the weather, but does come with its own set of challenges. With the exception of our area around Oriental, the AICW is basically a relatively narrow ditch that has certain areas that are subject to rapid shoaling. The portion of the AICW south of Swansboro and north of Topsail Beach has been the subject of a number of articles and warnings for shoaling. However, many, many cruisers make it up and down through that stretch of water every day successfully. Also, I am not a big fan of attempting to navigate “the ditch” at night. Crab pots and nets are difficult to see and avoid at night, so for the most part, I limit my AICW travels to daylight hours.
The final issue regarding transiting the AICW is the drawbridge schedules. There are, I believe, three drawbridges (swing bridges) between Swansboro and Wrightsville Beach. The two in Wrightsville Beach are on a schedule, so this can add some time to the transit. I don’t know if the bridge in Topsail beach is on a schedule or demand, but it can add some time to that leg of the trip.
If you would like to go offshore the trip to Southport would possibly take less time, but the distance would be about the same for one option and about 20 nm further for the other. The biggest drawback I see would be the requirement for an appropriate weather window for the off shore passage.
Option 1 would be to go from Oriental to Beaufort then leave Beaufort Inlet and head SW to Massonboro Inlet and rejoin the AICW in Wrightsville Beach for the remaining 21 nm trip to Southport. The distance from Beaufort Inlet to Massonboro Inlet offshore is about 65 to 70 nm, which with the right conditions could be made in about 11 hours. After arriving in Wrightsville Beach you would only have about a three hour transit down to Southport. One possible itinerary might be:
• Monday, Oct. 17 – Depart Oriental for Beaufort – approx. 4 hours, 22 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Depart Beaufort for Massonboro Inlet – approx. 11 hours, 70 nm then pick up the AICW at Statute mile marker 285 for run to Southport – approx. 3 hours, 21 nm.
• Wednesday, Oct. 19 – In port at Southport
• Thursday, Oct. 20 – In port at Southport
• Friday, Oct. 21 – In port at Southport during day, Underway for Bald Head Island in afternoon – transit approx. 45 minutes, 3 nm.
• Saturday, Oct. 22 – In port BHI
• Sunday, Oct. 23 – Depart BHI or Southport for Wrightsville Beach – approx.. 3.5 hours, 24 nm
• Monday, Oct. 24 – Depart Wrightsville Beach/Massonboro Inlet for Beaufort Inlet – approx. 11 hours, 70 nm.
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Depart Beaufort for Oriental – approx. 4 hours, 22 nm.
Option 2 would have you leave Beaufort Inlet and enter the Cape Fear River, rounding Cape Fear. This option adds about 20 nm to the trip, but with the right weather window would be a great off shore passage. A possible itinerary for this trip might be:
• Monday, Oct. 17 – Depart Oriental for Beaufort – approx. 4 hours, 22 nm
• Tuesday, Oct. 18 – Depart Beaufort for Cape Fear River Inlet – approx. 17 hours, 103 nm then approx. 45 minutes, 3 nm to Southport
• Wednesday, Oct. 19 – In port at Southport
• Thursday, Oct. 20 – In port at Southport
• Friday, Oct. 21 – In port at Southport during day, Underway for Bald Head Island in afternoon – transit approx. 45 minutes, 3 nm.
• Saturday, Oct. 22 – In port BHI
• Sunday, Oct. 23 – In port BHI or Southport
• Monday, Oct. 24 – Depart BHI or Southport for Beaufort Inlet – approx. 17 hours, 103 nm.
• Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Depart Beaufort for Oriental – approx. 4 hours, 22 nm.
One thing to keep in mind if considering an offshore passage for this trip; if the weather is not conducive for sailing offshore on one side of the sail then consider taking the AICW and wait and see if things are more in your favor for the return voyage.
Both offshore passages sound great, given a good weather window. The Cape Fear route takes you (well, it would absolutely take me) about 20 nm out around Cape Fear before heading back north to make the Cape Fear River Inlet. If you were to take that route, the Bald Head Island Marina, where we would stay if going to Bald Head Island, would be hard to starboard just before reaching green flashing buoy 13A.
As I mentioned in the opening, this is just an initial notice of the upcoming cruise. I would really appreciate your feedback on what you would like during the trip. As for the routes we discussed, no one has to take any given route. If you, as skipper, think the conditions are right for an offshore passage, by all means, take the trip. If you would rather enjoy the changing landscape that a cruise down the AICW affords, then that’s the route for you. As we get closer, I’ll be getting some specific information regarding marinas and activities.
Will Martin Cell: (716) 812-1370 / Email: will.martin@imalife.com
Chris Behre Cell: 757-647-0654 / Email: Cpbehre@centurylink.net

Oct 28-29 – South River Pizza Rendezous
Chaz & Neilda Coats 249-1616

Jan 14, 2017 – Annual Change of Watch Meeting
Social Committee

SCOO Officers:
Commodore: Joe Glorioso (252-249-2404) Send email
Vice Commodore: Ray Ruppert
Rear Commodore: Chris Behre
Secretary: Catherine Baxley
Treasurer: Bob Taylor
Board of Governers:
Term thru 2016: Jerry Luh, Gordon Kellogg, Jerry Buckmann
Term thru 2017: Nelda Coates, Bob Pittman
Term thru 2017: Pat Dallas, Roger Hammer
Nominations Committee: Eric Lind (chair), Elizabeth Buckmann, Beth Michne
Social Committee Chair: Roger Hammer
Membership Chair: Gordon Kellogg
Pilot Editor: Gordon Kellogg (252-249-2130) Send email
E-Mail Provider: Chris Behre (252-249-1059) Send email
Webmaster: Les Smith (919-812-4721) Send email
Handbook: Kathy Ruppert (252-249-1162) Send email
Social Committee: Social Committee Members
SCOO Board Meetings: to be advised
Meetings are held at the Oriental Town Hall at 0930 hours, all SCOO members are welcome to attend. 2016 meeting dates are Feb 22, May 2, Aug 1 & Nov 7.

SCOO Photo Directory:
Member Photographs taken at 2015 Annual Meeting (posted 2/9/15)

SCOO Forms:
Membership Application (updated 7/31/16)
Reimbursement Form (posted 2/8/13)

Updated Handbook Pages:
2016 Message from the Commodore (posted 2/26/16)
2016 Seminar Schedule (updated 2/22/16)
2016 Cruise Schedule (updated 2/22/16)
2016 Flag Officers & Management (updated 2/22/16)
Event & Cruising Considerations (updated 2/7/13)
Marine & Business Directory (updated 2/25/16)
Boat Roster (updated 2/25/16)
Sponsorship Requirements & Application Form (updated 7/31/16)
Cruise Captain Checklist (updated 2/22/16)
By-Laws (posted 1/4/15)
1K Nautical Mile Award (updated 2/18/14)

SCOO is a cooperating member of BoatUS and members of SCOO who join or renew their membership are eligible for a discount on the annual membership fee.
The SCOO Cooperating Group Number is GA80948S