The Buzzards Bay
Float-in, hosted by the Northeast Fleet, will take place Saturday
and Sunday, August 7-8, 2004. This is a FREE
event so sail on over to Aucoot Cove, nestled
between Sippican and Mattapoisett Harbors on Buzzards Bay, and
raft-up, conditions permitting, with fellow Cape Dorians. Don’t
like to raft-up? That’s okay, just anchor, hop in your dinghy
and join the friendly crews aboard the raft. Don’t have
a dinghy? That’s okay too, one of the other participants
will be glad to pick you up in theirs. We’ll spend the afternoon
and evening on Saturday getting to know one another and sharing
snacks, cocktails and a potluck dinner on the raft. There’ll
be more of the same on Sunday until the raft breaks up and boats
head their separate ways. This is also a “Flotilla”
stop for boats heading to the rendezvous at Plymouth.
The anchorage area is indicated on the chart facsimile above
(click on the chart thumbnail for more detail). If you'd rather
get a mooring, they are available from the Aucoot Boatyard.
Give them a call at 508-758-2222. Moorings are
$20 per night.
If the weather doesn't cooperate, and the wind decides to come
out of the southeast, we'll head into Mattapoisett Harbor
and raft or anchor separately in Molly's Cove
amongst the moored boats. If this is the case, we'll broadcast
our change of venue over the VHF. So please be sure to monitor
VHF Ch. 16 and 72.
Dinner will be potluck and shared amongst the rafted crews. So
please bring snack and meal items to be shared. Don't forget to
bring your preferred beverages!
Please monitor VHF Ch. 16 and 72 for fleet communications.
If you plan on attending the Buzzards Bay Float-in, please Register
Online or contact Gary
Lapine via e-mail or at 508-966-0258
and let him know you'll be there.