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Buzzards Bay Float-in
August 7-8, 2004

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Buzzards Bay
Aucoot Cove Information


Click on chart thumbnail for details.


Rendezvous Info: 


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.


Photo courtesy of: The Town of Marion


All owners of both Cape Dory power and sailboats, CDSOA members and non-members, are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Gary Lapine, 508-966-0258 or at

Please check this page often as we will include more information as it becomes available.


Buzzards Bay Marion/Mattapoisett Web Site Info:

Buzzards Bay Tide Predictions:

Marion, Sippican Harbor (tide tables courtesy of NOAA)
Mattapoisett, Mattapoisett Harbor
Cape Cod Canal, Bournedale

Cape & Islands Harbormaster Assocuiation


The Town of Marion

The Town of Mattaposett

New Bedford Area Visitor Guide

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

This page was last revised: 12 July 2004

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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