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Recent Posts:
Handbook – foot of Home Page – updated 2/25/16 (Boat Roster, Marine & Business Directory)
Handbook – foot of Home Page – updated 2/22/16 (Boat Roster, Flag Officers, Sponsorship Requirements, Membership Application, Cruise Captain Checklist, Cruise & Seminar Schedules)
Seminar Schedule – Calendar Page – updated 1/24/16
Change of Watch – photos posted 1/20/16
Cruise Schedule – Calendar Page – updated 1/20/16
Commodore Cup – Activity Page – posted 1/15/16
Winter Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 1/13/16
Boat Roster – foot of Home Page – updated 11/15/15
Mumfest – Activity Page – photos posted 10/12/15, report 10/29/15, addit photos 10/31/15
Bath/Washington – Activity Page – posted 10/18/15

Message from the Commodore:
2016 Commodore’s Message – posted 1/24/16

Upcoming Events:
May 3 – Spring Cruise (pick one)Note Ocracoke only now May 1
Cruise 1: Ocracoke
Cruise 2: Ocracoke, Manteo and the Albermarle Loop
Cruise Captain TBA
Cruise 3: Ocracoke, Manteo, Coinjock and the Lower Chesapeake
Chris & Jamie Behre 249-1059
Update 4/29/16
Because of scheduling conflicts with those wishing to sail just to Ocracoke, the departure date has been moved up to this Sunday, May 1st. Henry and Karen Van Gamper have agreed to be the cruise captains for this trip. If you are interested in participating in this cruise, please call them (252-249-3799) and then join them Sunday evening in Ocracoke for sundowners. Stay a couple of days and then join your fellow SCOO members participating in the cruise to the Chesapeake on Tuesday night in Ocracoke for a potluck dinner.
Ray Ruppert
Update 4/23/16
“Our Spring Cruises start on May 3rd. We have a number of boats committed to sail to the Lower Chesapeake with Chris Behre as our Cruise Captain. If you are interested in participating in this cruise, please contact Chris by Tuesday, April 26th. If you are interested in just sailing to Ocracoke on May 2nd and spending a day or two there before returning to Oriental, please contact Ray Ruppert by Tuesday, April 26th. If you are interested in sailing to Ocracoke on May 2nd and then on to Maneto and returning to Oriental via the Albemarle Loop, please contact Ray Ruppert by Tuesday, April 26th. Chris’s and Ray’s contact information are below:
Chris Behre – 249-1059 or cpbehre@centurylink.net
Ray Ruppert – 249-1162 or rruppert@centurylink.net
Ray Ruppert
Update 3/31/16
To all interested in the three week Chesapeake Bay Cruise:
Please see the attached schedule:
Updated Cruise Schedule
I have modified the original schedule a bit in order to shorten the sail across the Chesapeake from Crisfield, MD., pulling into Deltaville (north) and then heading to Urbanna the next day. I added a stop at Deltaville (south) on the way down the Bay. I also shortened the cruise by one day. I need to be back in town for a business trip – sorry!
I added comments to each of the proposed stops on the cruise with my preferred marina choice. For those committed to going, I recommend reserving a slip in Manteo now. The rest of the marina reservations can be made as we get a better understanding of the weather and time factors.
Chris Behre 252-249-1059
Update 3/14/16
The Chesapeake cruise will start out mixing with an Ocracoke cruise and a Albemarle Loop cruise. I will be happy to coordinate all three cruises at Ocracoke and Manteo, but SCOO needs cruise captains for the two shorter cruises. Please let Ray Ruppert and I know if you’re interested.
Since the Chesapeake cruise is for a long length of time, some cruisers have indicated they will join the cruise at various intervals, and that is encouraged. I have had cruisers indicate a desire for anchoring vice marina hopping, but I think most of the stops will allow a choice – anchor or pull in for the night. Jamie and I plan to travel with our two dogs, so we will want to stay at marinas as often as we can. The one exception will be the East River anchorage where we know we can take our dogs ashore at a public boat ramp. And the anchorage is SO worth visiting.
As you all know, weather will impact a 21 day cruising schedule, especially one that has the cruisers sailing almost every day. So the below draft schedule is a “best scenario” schedule. If weather slows us down, we will simply cut off the more northern visits. Or we could curtail the two night visits to one night.
This cruise is designed as a “loose” schedule, with options for cruisers to join, leave, and sidetrack at any point along the way.
Please let me know if you are interested in the Chesapeake cruise and if you have any druthers you want to share so I can modify the schedule accordingly.
Chris Behre 252-249-1059
May 3 – Depart for Ocracoke
May 4 – Depart for Manteo (stay two nights)
May 6 – Depart for Coinjock
May 7 – Depart for Portsmouth, VA
May 8 – Depart for Cape Charles (stay two nights)
May 11 – Depart for Onancock, VA
May 12 – Depart for Chrisfield, VA
May 13 Depart for Urbanna, VA (stay two nights)
May 15 Depart for Deltaville, VA (stay two nights)
May 17 Depart for Mobjack Bay, East River anchorage
May 18 Depart for Sarah’s Creek, VA
May 18 depart for Portsmouth
May 19 Depart for Coinjock
May 20 Depart for Alligator River Marina
May 21 Depart for Belhaven
May 22 Depart for Oriental

Jun 7-8 – Dock & Dine – New Bern
Dick Mannion 249-3676

Jun 17 Eve of Summer Solstice Race Picnic – Point Marina
Joe & Carol Glorioso 249-2404

Jun 18 – Summer Solstice Race (SCOO Sponsored / open to all Registered)
Pig Roast after at Dennis & Elaine Snyder’s
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley 249-9802, Gordon Kellogg 249-2130, Dennis & Elaine Snyder 249-6590

Jun 27-30 – Which Way the Wind Blows Cruise – Neuse River
Dick Mannioin 249-3676

Jul 12 – Annual SCOO Picnic – Sea Harbour Yacht Club
Rain Date Jul 13
Joe Glorioso & Social Committee 249-2404

Jul 19-20 – Full Moon Rendezvous – South River
Cruise Captain TBA

Aug 2-4 – Dowry Creek Marina Pool Party – Belhaven
Bob & Stacy Taylor 745-4603

Aug 18 – Moonlight Sail – Oriental
Ray & Kathy Ruppert 249-1162

Aug 26-27 – Dock, Dine & Swim – River Dunes
Cruise Captain TBA

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

Sep 17-18 Oriental Cup Regatta (not a SCOO event)
Neuse Yacht Racing Association – open to all registrants

Sep 12-16 – Morehead City / Cape Lookout Picnic on the Beach & Lighthouse Tour
Pat & Almira Dallas 249-2585

Sep 28 – Commodore’s Cup – Pecan Grove Marina
Joe Glorioso 249-2404, Gordon Kellogg & Social Committee

Oct 7-9 – Smell the Flowers Mumfest Cruise – New Bern
Ray & Kathy Ruppert 249-1162

Oct 17-25 – Southport & Bald Head Island Cruise
Will & Beth Martin 716-812-1370

Oct 28-29 – South River Pizza Rendezous
Chaz & Neilda Coats 249-1616

Jan 14, 2017 – Annual Change of Watch Meeting
Social Committee

SCOO Officers:
Commodore: Joe Glorioso (252-249-2404) Send email
Vice Commodore: Ray Ruppert
Rear Commodore: Chris Behre
Secretary: Catherine Baxley
Treasurer: Bob Taylor
Board of Governers:
Term thru 2016: Jerry Luh, Gordon Kellogg, Jerry Buckmann
Term thru 2017: Nelda Coates, Bob Pittman
Term thru 2017: Pat Dallas, Roger Hammer
Nominations Committee: Eric Lind (chair), Elizabeth Buckmann, Beth Michne
Social Committee Chair: Roger Hammer
Membership Chair: Gordon Kellogg
Pilot Editor: Gordon Kellogg (252-249-2130) Send email
E-Mail Provider: Chris Behre (252-249-1059) Send email
Webmaster: Les Smith (919-812-4721) Send email
Handbook: Kathy Ruppert (252-249-1162) Send email
Social Committee: Social Committee Members
SCOO Board Meetings: to be advised
Meetings are held at the Oriental Town Hall at 0930 hours, all SCOO members are welcome to attend. 2016 meeting dates are Feb 22, May 2, Aug 1 & Nov 7.

SCOO Photo Directory:
Member Photographs taken at 2015 Annual Meeting (posted 2/9/15)

SCOO Forms:
Membership Application (updated 2/22/16)
Reimbursement Form (posted 2/8/13)

Updated Handbook Pages:
2016 Message from the Commodore (posted 2/26/16)
2016 Seminar Schedule (updated 2/22/16)
2016 Cruise Schedule (updated 2/22/16)
2016 Flag Officers & Management (updated 2/22/16)
Event & Cruising Considerations (updated 2/7/13)
Marine & Business Directory (updated 2/25/16)
Boat Roster (updated 2/25/16)
Sponsorship Requirements & Application Form (updated 2/22/16)
Cruise Captain Checklist (updated 2/22/16)
By-Laws (posted 1/4/15)
1K Nautical Mile Award (updated 2/18/14)

SCOO is a cooperating member of BoatUS and members of SCOO who join or renew their membership are eligible for a discount on the annual membership fee.
The SCOO Cooperating Group Number is GA80948S