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Cape Dory Rendezvous 2004:
Cape Lookout Cruise and Raft-up
October 1-4

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Rendezvous Info:

The Carolinas Fleet of the CDSOA is planning a cruise to Cape Lookout, NC during the weekend of October 2-3.

Ken Coit of Parfait is the Cruise Captain and our Fleet Captain, Lou Ostendorff, of Karma may also be able to help with questions.

All captains are responsible for their own navigation and the safety of their vessels and crew.

The float plan for the weekend is as follows:


For those joining the cruise from the Pamlico Sound and the Neuse River we will rendezvous Friday evening (Oct. 1) at Cedar Creek just off G "9" on Adams Creek on the ICW. Due to the various anticipated arrival times, no formal raft up is being planned for Friday evening. However, any Cape Dorian worth his or her salt will have emergency rations/libations on hand in case of an impromptu raft up.


An early departure, 8 AM, is scheduled for Saturday morning as we will be motoring down the ICW to Beaufort. Because of the Rt. 70 Bascule bridge and its opening schedule, it will be best to navigate the starboard channel beginning at "RS" and R "30" down stream of St Mile 200. After passing under the fixed bridge and into the Turning Basin a turn to port at R "24" will put us in the Morehead City Channel. For those joining the cruise in Beaufort the anticipated arrival time is 11:00AM. For the most effective communications we will be monitoring Ch. 72. Parfait’s cell phone is 919-219-0721, Wanderlust’s cell phone is 252-670-9321 and Karma’s cell phone is 919-906-2418.

Upon our arrival at R "2", we will make a decision based on weather conditions/forecast whether to continue on to Cape Lookout or head into Beaufort for the night. If the decision is to remain in Beaufort the options are to anchor in Taylor's Creek in front of town or to tie up at the Beaufort Docks. The Docks monitor Ch. 16 or they can be reached at 252-728-2503. Due to the width of Taylor's Creek, the limited anchorage space, and boat traffic in general, a raft up is impractical. If the weather conditions are favorable, we will navigate the Beaufort Inlet, head east around R "12" and blue water sail to Cape Lookout.

Close attention should be paid to your charts (11545) for any shoaling along Shackleford Banks, especially to port of R "4" at the entrance to the Bight. Once in the Bight, the most desirable anchorage is in the cove area in the vicinity of R "6". There is adequate depth and a raft up will be the order of the day. If all goes well, we should be at the Cape by mid-afternoon Saturday. We'll plan for cocktails around 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner


Sunday departure times will be at the discretion of the various Captains. The decision to depart as a "Fleet" will be discussed over cocktails. It is possible the Cruise Captain and crew will stay at Cape Lookout a second night. Offshore sailing is readily accessible from the Cape if the weather cooperates.

All captains are responsible for their own navigation and the safety of their vessels and crew.

Please contact Parfait or Karma crews with any questions, as well as letting us know if you plan on joining in on the fun so we will know how many boats to expect!

Ken Coit
CD/36, Parfait
Raleigh, NC
phone: 919-783-6194

Lou Ostendorff
CD 25D, Karma
Raleigh, NC
phone: 919-676-7437

Web Site Info:

Cape Lookout Tide Information, courtesy of NOAA/NOS

North Carolina's Crystal Coast, courtesy of Coastal Guide by ICW-Net

Cape Lookout National Seashore, and the photo to the right, courtesy of the National Park Service

North Carolina Coastal Boating Guide, courtesy of "North Carolina Department of Transportation"

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Cruise Captain Ken Coit or Fleet Captain Lou Ostendorff via e-mail or call 919-783-6194 or 919-676-7437.

Print a copy of the above itinerary (PDF, 14 KB).

Please see the "Events" page for the current Carolinas Fleet Rendezvous agenda.
For information on becoming part of the Carolinas Fleet see the "Fleet Information." 

This page was last revised: 19 September 2004

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan & Ken Coit

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