Plan on meeting Friday afternoon, August
4th, in the “Potato Hole”
north of Clark’s Island on Duxbury Bay. This area is indicated
in the chartlet, Figure 1 below.
Figure 1. Clarks Island, Duxbury Bay
In the evening we'll all gather on one or two of the boats
for cocktails. So bring some 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, but whatever
you bring it’s what we'll have.
communications will be on VHF Ch. 16 and 68.
Please monitor these channels during the event.
Hail “Cape Dory Fleet”.
Early Saturday morning we’ll sail as a group to Provincetown.
Please contact Provincetown Marina (508-487-0571, VHF
Ch. 9) or Provincetown Mooring Services (VHF
Ch. 9) as soon as you enter the harbor to get a mooring.
Figure 2. Provincetown Harbor, MA
If you’re the first to enter the harbor, please contact
the “Cape Dory Fleet” on VHF
CH. 16/68 and let them know where you are, especially
if you’re on a Flyer’s Mooring rather than a Provincetown
Mooring. Let’s try to keep all the boats as close together
as possible. This will make it much easier to visit with each
other. (NOTE: The Provincetown Mooring Services
launch will not visit the Flyer's mooring field and vice versa,
so please bring your dinghy in case you wind up in a different
Entering Provincetown Harbor is easy as the harbor is wide
and deep. 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/Dusbury 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 don’t forget to bring one or two snack items to share
with the rest of the group in the anchorage as well as your
favorite beverage. Then it's another potluck for dinner unless
we decide to venture ashore for dinner instead.