We will begin meeting in the afternoon on Monday, August
9th at the
Plymouth Yacht Club (508-746-7207 for
the office, VHF Channel 8, 508-747-0473 for moorings),
Plymouth, MA. Moorings are $40.00 per boat per night
(there may be a need for two boats per mooring, $40.00
per boat applies).
contact the yacht club and make your reservation for a mooring
as soon as possible. Tell them you are with the "CDSOA
Please monitor VHF Channel 16 and switch to 72
for fleet communications.
Plymouth Harbor is 5.5 nm from Duxbury Harbor, 20.6 nm from
the eastern entrance of the Cape Cod Canal, and about 28 nm
From anywhere on Cape Cod Bay or Massachusetts Bay, use Plymouth
Light Fl(3) 30s 102ft 14M HORN as your waypoint. Then
pick up the buoys and stay north of Browns Bank towards Duxbury
Pier (Bug) Light Fl(2) R 5s 35ft 6M HORN.
The channel into Plymouth Harbor is well marked, but be aware
that the current reaches close to 1.5 knots at peak ebb. Do
not venture too close to Plymouth Beach and give the white/orange
daymark near the tip of Plymouth Beach a wide berth as it is
marking a submerged jetty. Follow the channel to the breakwater
and hail the Plymouth Yacht Club on VHF
Ch. 8 or call 508-747-0473 to request
Alternate anchorages and marine facilities:
If you would rather anchor you can drop your hook in the
finger of deep water that extends southwest from the Plymouth
Harbor Channel Light (Fl G 4s 16ft "17") on Plymouth
Beach to just east of GC "21" (Chart #1
below). Have your dinghy handy since launch service
does not extend beyond the breakwater.
Other popular but less convenient spots can be found west
of the Cowyard after passing Duxbury Pier Light (Chart
#2 below); and north of Clarks Island in Duxbury
Bay (Chart #3 below). You'll need your
dinghy to get ashore from any of these anchorages and it'll
be a very long haul from either the Cowyard or Clarks Island
Mean tidal range is 9.2 feet. Use tide tables
for Boston. High tide at Gurnet Point is 4 minutes later; low
tide is 9 minutes later.
Use NOAA charts 13253 and 13246.
Plymouth Harbor marks the final destination for the boats and
crews participating in the EastboundFlotilla.
Though August 9th marks the end of the flotillas, the fun's
not over yet for those who are also participating in "Cape
Dory Rendezvous-Plymouth, MA" which officially begins
on Tuesday, August 10th.
Transportation and Admission to Plimouth
Plantation and the Mayflower II:
per adult (combination ticket) $16.00
per child preschool thru grade 12 (combination
The bus will pick us up at 9:30 a.m. for 10:00 a.m. admission
to Plimouth Plantation. At 1:30 p.m. we'll hop
on the bus again and head back to Plymouth to board and tour the
Mayflower II. From the Mayflower
II it's a short walk back to the yacht club.
Tricks with Old Electronics" or "Making
the Most of Your Current GPS", presented by Captain
Eric Knott of Landfall
Cocktails at Plymouth Yacht Club immediately
following the seminar.
Casual race or daysail on Cape Cod Bay.
Cocktails at Plymouth Yacht Club.
at Plymouth Yacht Club -- $17.00
per person. Please take a look at the menu, it's on the 2nd
page of the Registration Form.
to Plymouth Yacht Club:
Arriving by car? You must still complete the Registration
Form and indicate which events you'll be attending by car in
the "Comments" section of the form. Registration fees
don't apply but please include all fees for meals, any t-shirts,
and Plimouth Plantation.
Plymouth Yacht Club
Plymouth, MA 02360 Office Phone: (508) 746-7207
Waterfront Phone: (508) 747-0473
From Route 3 South:
Head south on Rt. 3. Take exit 6A (Rt. 44 East). Follow Rt.
44 east to the waterfront. Take a right onto Water Street
at the waterfront rotary. Follow along the waterfront. Pass
the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. Take the first left at the
end of the waterfront on to Union Street (at the Marina).
Pass Brewers Marine and the Plymouth Antique Shop. Plymouth
Yacht Club is the next building on the left.
From Route 3 North:
Head north on Rt. 3. Take Rt. 44 East - Exit 6. Follow the
The Town of Plymouth was incorporated in 1620. It is the seat
of Plymouth County, and has the largest area of any town in
the Commonwealth. Plymouth is the oldest town in Massachusetts
with a rich colonial history and lots of charm. For most of
its existence, Plymouth was an isolated seacoast area where
economic fortunes were linked to the sea and shipping. The site
of the original 1620 settlement is now a portion of today's
Downtown/Harbor District. In contrast with modern life, Plymouth
Rock still more than a landing place, it stands as a symbol
of the freedom and a reminder of the first Thanksgiving.
Since the arrival of the pilgrims, some 382 years ago, Plymouth
has grown from a small settlement into a large community of
over 50,000 people, in an area which spans over 100 square miles.
There are 365 ponds and lakes, one for every day of the year,
a variety of public beaches, a working town wharf, acres of
park and recreation land and numerous historic landmarks for
residents and tourists alike to visit and enjoy.