Welcome Home to SCOO

Recent Posts:
Steak Out – Activity Page – posted 5/29/15
Spring Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 5/11/15
HandbookUpdates – Cruise Sched, Boat Roster – foot of Home Page – posted 5/10/15
Oyster Roast Photos – Activity Page – posted 4/14/15
Handbook Updates – Cruise Sched, Flag Officers, Boat Roster – foot of Home Page – posted 3/30/15
Updated Cruise Schedule – Calendar Page – posted 3/30/15
Member Photos – Home Page (after SCOO Officers) – posted 2/9/15
Handbook Updates – Seminar & Cruise Schedule, Flag Officers – foot of Home Page – posted 2/9/15
Membership Application update – foot of Home page – posted 2/6/15
Sponsorship Requirements & Application update – foot of Home page – posted 2/6/15
Annual Meeting Photos – Activity Page – posted 1/28/15
Fall/Winter Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 1/11/15
South River Wind-Up – Activity Page – posted 1/11/15
Morehead City – Activity Page – posted 1/11/15
Clubfoot Creek – Activity Page – posted 1/11/15
Ocracoke Cruise – Activity Page – posted 1/11/15
Updated By Laws – Foot of Home Page – posted 1/4/15
Commodore Cup results/photos – Activity Page – posted 10/21/14

Upcoming Events:
June 2 – Italian Night Cookout Rendezvous – Up the Creek Marina, Vandemere
Ed & Jane Bliss 249-2745, Art & Elise Tierney 249-2859
Update 5/28/15
The Italian Night at Up the Creek Marina @ Vandemere is still a go. I (Chris Behre) will captain the event. It is currently scheduled for next Tuesday through Thursday, 2-4 June. While the marina offers terrific docks, complete with water and power, there isn’t much more to the marina. The marina offers 50 Amp power, so you will need to adapt to a 50 Amp connector if you use less. But Vandemere Creek offers wonderful opportunities for fishing, dinghy exploring, kayaking, and even swimming if you don’t mind some of the local in creek wildlife. If you decide to come, you should be able to get a slip. But anchoring out will be quite nice as well since Vandemere Creek is so protected.
Italian night will be the second night, Wednesday, 3 June. It will be a pot luck, so bring your favorite Italian dish or salad. I will set up tables ashore, but you will need to bring your own chairs, plates, silverware, and cups. And your favorite beverages. If we get a crowd I will spray the picnic area before the event. But bug repellant is a good idea for the Vandemere area.
If you are coming, feel free to stay the first night and join us for some comradery on the dock. Pot luck appetizers can be shared.
Please respond to this email or give me a call if you plan to attend and if you want to dock your boat.
Chris Behre 252-249-1059

June 5&6 – Hope Regatta – River Dunes (not a SCOO event)
Update 5/28/15
Hi all – attached is the NOR and registration form for the Hope Regatta happening in about 10 days. We’d so appreciate it if you could share this with your members and readers.
We’ll have dinner and live music available Friday and Saturday nights (you don’t have to be a boater to attend). Then 2 exciting boat races on Saturday: a pursuit race for sailboats and a predicted log contest for powerboats.
Folks can also register online at http://www.hoperegatta.com or use the form attached. All monies raised stays local in Pamlico County and helps us provide free medical care to low-income, uninsured adults. Each dollar donated equals $18.50 in free medical care for out patients.
Hope Regatta Registration
Please help us spread the word. Thanks for all you do on behalf of Hope Clinic patients, volunteers, staff, and board members.
Y’all rock!
Update 5/11/15
By now, you’ve hopefully heard about the Hope Regatta coming up on June 5 & 6th at River Dunes to raise funds for Hope Clinic. It promises to be an exciting weekend – on land and in the water!
There will be 2 boat races on Saturday: a pursuit race for sailboaters and a predicted log contest for powerboats. There’ll also be dinner and live music Friday and Saturday night, along with a rousing croquet tournament on the clubhouse lawn on Saturday night. You don’t need to be a boater to enjoy the land-based festivities.
I’m attaching the registration packet containing the event schedule, NOR, NOE, and the registration form. Registration includes 3 nights slip fees at River Dunes (for boaters), club amenities, 2 event t-shirts, 2 tickets for Friday & Saturday dinner, and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning. Tickets for breakfast and dinner can be purchased separately – boater registration is not required to attend.
We’ll also be selling event t-shirts and embroidered baseball caps separately. Registration and orders need to be in no later than May 24th.
Hope to see you there! Going to be a lot of fun!!
Sheri Rettew, Executive Director
Hope Clinic
203 North Street
P.O. Box 728
Bayboro, NC 28515
(252) 745-5760
Hope Regatta NOR / registration(posted 5/11/15)
Update 4/23/15
Greetings members of SCOO and ODC,
I trust you have seen the “Save the Date notice”. This is why.
For the past four years, during the first weekend in June, the Oriental Dinghy Club and River Dunes joined forces to hold a regatta to benefit a national charity. This year they have chosen to focus that effort to benefit a local charity. On June 6, they will host the first ever Hope Clinic Regatta. The Hope Clinic provides free medical services, dental care, and medicine to low income adults in Pamlico County. Each dollar raised at this event will provide $18.50 in free health care services to its patients.
We bill this as a FUNDRAISER with some fun boating thrown in. We are going to cater to both the sailboat and the motorboat communities. There will be a Pursuit Race (PR) for the sailing vessels. This style of racing is a simplified format which requires you only to have a sailboat. Racing experience is not necessary. There will also be a simplified Predicted Log Contest (PLC) for motorboats including sailboats using only their auxiliary engines. A PLC requires captains to estimate in advance the navigational challenges and times over a specified course. Onboard instrumentation will be limited so as to depend on skipper skills. An onboard observer (spouse perhaps) will have the only timing device available and will score the estimate.
The schedule will have you arrive at river Dunes on Friday June 5th, compete on Saturday, and join the dining and entertainment festivities through Saturday night. The entry fee includes
2 nights at the docks at River Dunes including electrical service. More details will be forthcoming shortly. Start your planning for a weekend of fun
Ken Small
Update 4/14/15
The Hope Regatta (a non-SCOO event) will be held on June 5th and 6th, 2015 in beautiful River Dunes, Oriental, North Carolina. It will feature a pursuit race for sailboaters and a predicted log contest for power boaters.
The event website is “http://www.hoperegatta.com”. The Hope Clinic is a nonprofit, free medical clinic providing care to low-income, uninsured adults. The event will raise funds for our services – each dollar provides $18.50 in free medical care to our patients!
Sheri Rettew, Executive Director, Hope Clinic
(252) 745-5760 | http://www.hopeclinicnc.org | http://www.facebook.com/hopeclinicnc

Jun 19 – Broad Creek Shore Picnic (Eve of Summer Solstice Race)
Jerry & Donna Luh 249-1190
Jun 20 – Summer Solstice Race (SCOO & ODC)
Event open to all Registered entrants.
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley 249-9802, Gordon Kellogg 249-2130, Dennis & Elaine Snyder 249-6590
Update 5/29/15
The Summer Solstice Sailstice Regatta, formerly affectionately know as the Whortonsville Yacht & Tractor Club Summer Solstice Sailabration, is a unique event originally started by Nick Santoro from his Ensign Harbor marina on/off Broad Creek. Nick ran the event for twenty years. The Admiral said it was enough in 2009. The Sailing Club of Oriental (SCOO) in cooperation with the Oriental Dinghy Club (ODC) has run the event since. It is a fun pursuit style race, with no restrictions as to what sails you use. The shore side “picnic” pig roast, and covered dish (attendees provide) social following the awards presentation should not be missed and could readily grace the pages of Southern Living or Coastal Living magazines…a demonstration of Southern hospitality Pamlico County/ Whortonsville style…. the only thing missing is the ladies wearing their “fascinators.” We are hoping to see lots of “fascinators” this year at the “picnic”. There has been rumors (Elbonians) that Southern Living magazine may do a story. This can not be confirmed nor denied by Regatta Headquarters.
Attached below is the 2015 Summer Solstice Notice of Event, registration form and all the information necessary to participate. We expect over 20+ boats entering this fun event. Rumor has it that as many as 40 boats will be sailing in this event! Although this can not be confirmed or Denied by Regatta Headquarters. Will you be one of the boats participating?
For SCOO members we will have our Broad Creek shore picnic on the Eve of the Summer Solstice Sailabration at POINT MARINA in Broad Creek (the same marina we had our Chili cookout). All SCOO members are welcome to attend. Please bring a covered dish to share with other SCOO members and something to grill. Grills will be available. Feel free to raft up at the end of the “T” dock at point marina for the night. That puts you right where you need to be for the Summer Solstice event on Saturday.
Please email Joe Glorioso if you wish to attend the Picnic on June 19, the Eve of the summer Solstice race.
Remember, the entry form to attend the activities for June 20 is attached.
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on June 19.
Joe Glorioso joe.gloriosop33@gmail.com

Jul 14 – Annual SCOO Picnic – Sea Harbour YC
Rain Date Jul 15.
Commodore & Social Committee

Jul 31 – Blue Moon South River Cookout Cruise
Ray & Kathy Ruppert 249-1162

Aug 11-13 – Ocracoke Cruise II
Cruise captain needed

Sep 1 – Regretta Regatta – Sea Harbour
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley – 249-9802

Sep 12-13 – Oriental Cup Regatta (ODC, not a SCOO event)

Sep 22-25 – Morehead City, Cape Lookout Picnic & Lighthouse Tour
Cruise Captain needed

Sep 30 – Commodore Cup – Pecan Grove Marina
Cruise Captain needed

Oct 9-11 – Smell the Flowers Mum Fest Boat Party – New Bern
Ray & Kathy Ruppert 249-1162
Update 5/10/15
Kathy and I have the pleasure of being the cruise captains for the “Smell the Flowers- Mumfest Boat Party” cruise. The cruise is October 9 -11, 2015. We will be staying at New Bern Grand Marina. The marina is adjacent to the DoubleTree Hotel and is in easy walking distance to the festival. The purpose of this email is to recommend that if you plan to participate in this SCOO sailing event you book your slip now. The festival is very popular and the marina often has a waiting list for boats wanting slips during this event. Slip fees are $2.00 per foot per day. However, if you are a member of Boat US the rate is $1.50 per foot per day. Electricity is $3.00 per day. You may also anchor out and use your dinghy. Those wishing to make a reservation should call Nancy at 252-638-0318 or email her at marina@newbernhilton.com. Tell her you are with the Sailing Club of Oriental so that she can attempt to put us in adjacent slips. Please let us know when you make a reservation. We’ll have detailed information on the cruise closer to the actual date. Questions? Give us call or email us.
See you on the water!
Ray and Kathy Ruppert “Lady K”

Oct 13-16 – Little Washington Cruise with stop in Bath
Bob & Stacy Taylor 745-4630

Oct 27 – South River Pizza Fall Cruise
Bill & Phyllis Chaplik 249-0275

Jan 16 2016 – Annual Change of Watch Meeting – Flame, New Bern
Social Committee

SCOO Officers:
Commodore: Jerry Buckman (252-249-0840) Email
Vice Commodore: Joe Glorioso
Rear Commodore: Ray Ruppert
Secretary: Catherine Baxley
Treasurer: Bob Taylor
Board of Governers:
Term thru 2015: Beth Michne, Elizabeth Buckman
Term thru 2016: Jerry Luh, Catherine Baxley
Term thru 2017: Nelda Coates, Bob Pittman
Nominations Committee: Penny Monell (chair), Beth Michne, Jerry Buckmann
Social Committee Chair: Chris Behre
Membership Chair: Beth Michne
Pilot Editor: Gordon Kellogg (252-249-2130) Email
E-Mail Provider: Chris Behre (252-249-1059) Email
Webmaster: Les Smith (919-812-4721) Email
Handbook: Cheryl Crowley
Social Committee: Walter & Mary Ann Brown, MaryAnne Lind, Nelda Coats, Mary Duffie, Melissa Levallee, Dan & Dottie Miller, Tony & Evelyn Scozzafava, Donna Luh, Cyndy Little, Walter & Dawn Hoyle, Dave & Kay DeSalvo, Bill & Phyllis Chaplik, Chris & Jamie Behre.
SCOO Board Meetings: to be advised
Meetings are held at the Oriental Town Hall at 0930 hours, all SCOO members are welcome to attend. 2015 meeting dates are Feb 23, May 4, Aug 3, Nov 12.

SCOO Photo Directory:
SCOO Member Photographs taken at Annual Meeting (posted 2/9/15)

SCOO Forms:
SCOO Membership Application (updated 2/6/15)
SCOO Reimbursement Form (posted 2/8/13)

Updated Handbook Pages:
SCOO Seminar Schedule (posted 2/9/15)
SCOO Cruise Schedule (posted 5/10/15)
SCOO Event & Cruising Considerations (updated 2/7/13)
2015 Flag Officers & Management (updated 3/30/15)
SCOO 2013 Marine & Business Directory (updated 2/7/13)
2015 Boat Roster (updated 5/10/15)
SCOO Sponsorship Requirements & Application Form (updated 2/6/15)
SCOO Cruise Captain Checklist (updated 2/8/13)
SCOO By-Laws (posted 1/4/15)
1K Nautical Mile Award (updated 2/18/14)