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Cape Cod Bay Float-in
Provincetown, MA
August 13-14, 2005

Please register online for this FREE event by August 7th!

Click here for a printable brochure.. (PDF, 346KB)


Event Information

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Figure 1. Provincetown Harbor, MA
Not to be used for navigation. Use NOAA Chart# 13249, 13246 and 13267.

Fleet communications will be on VHF Ch. 16 and 68.

Plan on meeting in the anchorage of Provincetown Harbor in the afternoon on Saturday, August 13th where Cruise Captains Cathy Monaghan and Bruce Halley will be waiting aboard their Cape Dory 32 Realization for your arrival. Anchor just outside the mooring field southwest of the breakwater or reserve a mooring from the Provincetown Marina (508-487-0571, VHF Ch. 9) or Provincetown Mooring Services (VHF Ch. 9).

If you are the first boat to get to Provincetown, please hail Cathy Monaghan aboard Realization (VHF Ch. 16/68) and let her know that you’re there and where – please provide GPS coordinates if possible. We want to make sure that all of the boats end up in the same place or as close to each other as possible.

Entering Provincetown Harbor is easy as the harbor is wide and deep. If you're coming from the outside, give Race Point a wide berth. From any direction your first mark will then be Fl G 4s BELL G"1" south of Wood End. Head for Q G BELL G"3" east of Long Point, leaving it to port before heading into the harbor. The breakwater is approximately 26.1 nm from the entrance to Plymouth Bay, approximately 21.3 nm from QG BELL G"3" at the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal, and 27 nm from the Wellfleet breakwater light Fl R 2.5s 16ft 5M "14".

Use tide tables for Boston. High tide in Provincetown is 16 minutes later and low tide is 18 minutes later. Mean tidal range is about 9 feet.

In the evening we'll all gather on one of the boats for cocktails. So bring one or two snack items to share with the rest of the group in the anchorage and the fixin's for your favorite beverage. Then it's potluck for dinner. No, we don't throw everything into one pot and whatever comes out is dinner (unless you want to). But whatever you bring it’s what we'll have.

Sunday morning, let's get together again for a potluck breakfast before departing. And, if you're sticking around for the Cape Cod Loop Cruise, you've got the entire day to explore colorful Provincetown.

Web Resources:

Boston Sailing Center Cruising Guide
Provincetown Chamber of Commerce
Tide predictions for Provincetown, Massachusetts


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

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

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

  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: 19 July 2005

Modified by: Catherine Monaghan

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