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Recent Posts:
Boat Roster – Foot of Home Page – updated 8/4/14
Summer Picnic – Activity Page – posted 7/21/14
Summer Solstice – Activity Page – posted 6/27/14
Broad Creek Eve of Solstice – Activity Page posted 6/27/14
South River Moonlight Cruise – Activity Page – posted 6/27/14
Ocracoke Cruise – Activity Page – posted 6/27/14
Hotdog Rendezvous – Vandemere – posted 6/27/14
Edenton, Columbia, Manteo – Activity Page – posted 6/27/14
Commissioning Day & Event – Activity Page – posted 6/27/14
Summer Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 6/27/14
Leukemia Cup – Activity Page – photos posted 6/18/14
Prospective Members – Photo Gallery Page – posted 6/2/14
Sail-In Breakfast- Activity Page- posted 5/12/14
Steak Out – Activity Page – posted 5/7/14
Spring Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 4/6/14
Seminar Schedule – Calendar Page – posted 1/30/14
Change of Watch – Activity Page – photos posted 1/18/14 – minutes 1/30/14
Cruising Schedule – Calendar Page – posted 1/14/14
Winter Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 1/12/14

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 2 – Regretta Regatta – Pecan Grove
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley 249-9802
Social Committee
Update 9/1/14
If you have signed up for the Regretta and have not received “Sailing Instructions” directly from the race committee (Gerry Crowley) please contact me (Gerry Crowley 252-249-9802, or gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net)
Update 8/29/14
A select committee of SCOO former dignitaries led by past Commodore Arthur Tierney has departed Whittaker Creek to locate and welcome the Elbonians to the 2014 SCOO REGRETTA REGATTA. It is only fitting that the delegation is led by the founder of the REGRETTA: past Commodore Tierney.
The REGRETTA REGATTA is an “event” (a race, a parade) held every year since shortly after Columbus arrived in the new world. The event is governed by the US Rules of Racing as modified by the REGRETTA Race Committee. The “rules” are modified to incorporate the “Three Cheat Rule” (TCR). Basically each vessel is allowed “three cheats.” For example you can run your engine, in gear forward or reverse! You might ignore a course mark, you might decide to sail/power the course in the opposite direction. However, the TCR does not carry over to the “social” and awards ceremony held a Pecan Grove beginning in the vicinity of 1630 hrs (4:30). Be sure to bring sufficient vitals to feed “thousands” and BYOB and chairs. The social committee will be providing ice, plates, utensils, water and soft drinks
There will be one more press release before Tuesday’s event which will be providing “sailing instructions” ..
Update 8/28/14
The REGRETTA REGATTA is fast approaching. The Elbonians are getting restless. There is no rain delay as the Elbonians intend to join Joe Valinoti’s Wednesday Nite Racing .
If you intend to partake in the REGRETTA you need to get signed up soon….we are fast approaching the “Occupancy limit (623) “ of Pecan Grove Marina….so if you don’t want
to be placed on a waiting list get signed up sooooooooon, if possible do it by yesterday.
Again either email (gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net) or call 252-249-9802.
Update 8/26/14
The REGRETTA REGATTA is only seven (7) days away. The REGRETTA is to be a fun event (parade, race, whatever) on the waters off Oriental open to both power and sail. The “Three-Cheat Rule” (TCR) will be in effect. Boats will rendezvous in the vicinity of Oriental 1…Look for RI RA around noon (1200 hrs to be precise). The parade/race will have a staggered start (Pursuit style). The course will be most likely a triangle course around the government marks of Oriental 1, Garbacon Shoal (#7) and Adams’s Creek (#1AC). This weekend’s (Saturday) ODC race would be a perfect “practice” for anyone contemplating the REGRETTA. Additional guidance will be distributed to participates by this coming Monday Sept 1.
As usual following the on the water activities there will be an “AWARDS” ceremony followed by a social at Pecan Grove all beginning at 615 hrs. (4:30) . It’s a “pot luck” and BYOB along with chairs. You should bring sufficient vitals to feed “thousands” and members of the ELBONIAN YACHT RACING UNIONS delegation expected to attend. Their support vessel has been spotted in the area. The REGRETTA committee is looking for any members that may speak ELBONIAN to assist us in welcoming them to the REGRETTA.
PLEASE call or email us with your intention to participate..Gerry & Cheryl at 249-9802 or gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net
Update 8/17/14
SCOO’s 2014 REGRETTA REGATTA is fast approaching. The “event” will be held on the waters of the Neuse River off Oriental on September 2, 2014..That’s a Tuesday. and that’s about 15 days away.
In case anyone is forgetful??? The Regretta is a fun race, parade whatever of boats, power or sail, on a course established by the event committee. The “race” is in accordance with the “Three Cheat Rule” (TCR) established by the original event founder past Commodore Arthur Tierney shortly after Columbus arrived in the new country. The TCR in effect allows three cheats..for example, you can race with your engine on, you don’t have to race at all, you can ignore one of the course marks, you can go in the opposite direction etc. The on the water event is followed by a “social” pot-luck at Pecan Grove.
Further details will be forth coming.
Please call us (Gerry/Cheryl Crowley 249-9802) or email (gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net) to sign-up. You are welcome to invite non-SCOO members to participate with their boats.

Sept 16&17 – Clubfoot Creek – Pizza Rondevous
Dick and Donna Mannion 249-3676
Art and Elise Tierney 249-2859
Roy and Kathy Ruppert 249-1162

Sept 19-21 – Oriental Cup Regatta (not a SCOO event)

Sept. 23-26 – Little Washington Cruise
Stacey and Bob Taylor 745-4630
Update 8/29/14
Make plans to join us for the annual SCOO cruise to two of the finest destinations in the area; historic Bath with its beautiful harbor and Washington with its first class waterfront. We’ll rendezvous in Bath on September 23, spend the evening there, then depart for Washington September 24 and spend two days at the Washington waterfront before departing on September 26 for homeports. Preliminary schedule and activities are:
Tuesday (9/23) Rendezvous in Bath. You may reserve a slip at Bath Harbor Marina, dock at the free city dock, or anchor close by. Call Paul Minor for Bath Harbor Marina slip reservations ($1.00/ft, 252-923-5711 or 252-943-4650). During your stay at Bath take time to walk the historic streets, visit the Bath Museum, and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful little town. Please bring your drinks and specialty appetizer to share to the Marina gazebo at 1700. Blackbeard’s Slices and Ices, an excellent pizza place, will be open for those who need more nourishment after the appetizers.
Note: if you plan to make the run to Bath in two days there are excellent anchorages in Bonner Bay at the entrance to the Bay River as well as Campbell and Eastman Creeks just past the Hobucken bridge on the ICW. You are also welcome to anchor in Ball Creek (up Bay River) and dinghy to our dock to use our outdoor shower and grill.
Wednesday (9/24) Depart for Washington in the morning. In Washington you may reserve a slip at the Washington City Docks, use one of the free bulkhead docks, or anchor close by. Call Theresa Hamilton for slip reservations ($1.25/ft, 252-975-9367, ext 221). Be sure to call the dock attendants on VHF 16 on arrival if you are using a reserved slip or a free bulkhead space.
Spend the day exploring the many shops in Washington and walking the residential streets with their many beautifully restored homes. Plan to visit the Estuarium on the waterfront and take their river cruise; the cruise departs at 1030 and 1330 every day with 10 people. Call the Estuarium at 252-948-0000 to reserve the cruise. We are not allowed to have alcoholic beverages on the docks or waterfront property in Washington, however, we will try to arrange a get-together hour at 1700 onboard one or more of our boats if we can. Dinner on your own.
Thursday (9/25) Continue to enjoy Washington. At 1730 please plan to join us on the porch at On the Waterfront restaurant for dinner; we will order from the menu and, weather permitting, enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset.
After dinner, the Inner Banks Artisan Center downtown is hosting a local talent jam session until 2100; we are invited to tour the galleries and listen to the music.
Friday (9/26) Depart for homeports. If you want to stay another day, the Turnage Theater downtown is hosting Pamlico Opry; Barefoot Movement at 2000. Tickets are $10 and are available at the box office; call 252-946-2504 for
more information.
If you plan to participate in the cruise please take the following actions:
1. Send an e-mail to us at staceybob@centurylink.net or call us at 252-745-4630 by September 12; we would like your cell phone number for the trip. Please let us know if you plan to attend the dinner on Thursday evening and the jam session.
2. Call Bath Harbor Marina and/or Washington City Docks if you want to make slip reservations.
As always on SCOO cruises we will use VHF 72 as our working channel and assume that each vessel captain is aware that he or she has sole responsibility for the safety of his or her vessel and crew. We look forward to seeing you in Bath and Washington.
Stacey and Bob Taylor, Cruise Captains, Bath and Washington

Oct 1 – Commodores Cup, Pecan Grove
Ed Bliss 249-2745
Oct 2, Rain Date
Social Committee

Oct 10-12 – Mum Fest – New Bern

Oct 20-23 – Morehead City-Cape Lookout Cruise
Optional Lighthouse Tour
Carl and Catherine Baxley 249-0983
Art and Elise Tierney 249-2859
Dick and Donna Mannion 249-3676
Joe and Carol Glorioso 249-2404

Oct 30 – South River Wind-up
Doug Sligh and Mary Ann Parham 249-3362

Jan 18, 2015 – Annual Meeting – location TBA
Social Committee

SCOO Officers:
Commodore: Eric Lind (252-249-1907) Email
Vice Commodore: Jerry Buckman
Rear Commodore: Joe Glorioso
Secretary: Karen Parker
Treasurer: Bob Taylor
Board of Governers:
Term thru 2014: John Bischoff, Sandy Evans
Term thru 2015: Beth Michne, Elizabeth Buckman
Term thru 2016: Jerry Luh, Catherine Baxley
Social Committee Chair: Catherine Baxley
Membership Chair: Beth Michne
Pilot Editor: Gordon Kellogg (252-249-2130) Email
E-Mail Provider: Dave Marchand (252-249-0651) Email
Webmasters: Les Smith (919-812-4721) Email
Handbook: Cheryl Crowley
Social Committee: (needs 2014 update?) Wolf & Monica Bischoff, Walt & MaryAnn Brown, Nelda Coats, Mary Duffie, Earl & Sandy Evens, Susan Hiller, George & Joanne Hurley, Melissa Lavallee, MaryAnn Lind, Don Maher, Dan & Dottie Miller, George & Charlotte Schenck, Tony & Evelyn Scozzafava, Gary & Sue Williams.
SCOO Board Meetings: Feb 3rd, May 5th, Aug 4th, Nov 3rd.
Meetings are held at the Oriental Village Hall (town hall) at 0930 hours, all SCOO members are welcome to attend.

SCOO Forms:
SCOO Reimbursement Form (posted 2/17/12)
SCOO Membership Application (updated 2/17/12)

Updated Handbook Pages:
From the Commodore (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
2014 Winter Seminars (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
SCOO Event & Cruising Considerations (updated 2/7/13)
2014 Cruise Schedule (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
2014 Flag Officers & Management (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
SCOO 2013 Marine & Business Directory (updated 2/7/13)
2014 Boat Roster- updated 8/4/14 (Click here to download pdf)
SCOO Event & Cruising Considerations (updated 2/7/13)
SCOO Sponsorship Requirements & Application (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
SCOO Cruise Captain Checklist (updated 2/8/13)
SCOO By-Laws (updated 2/8/13)
1K Nautical Mile Award (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
SCOO Reimbursement Form (posted 2/8/13)