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Ocracoke 2 – Activity Page – posted 8/16/15
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:
Sep 1 – Regretta Regatta – Sea Harbour
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley – 249-9802
Update 8/29/15
If you did not receive an email from dated around 1630 hrs., Saturday then you HAVEN’T YET signed up for the Regretta which is a race, a parade whatever and incorporates the “ THREE CHEAT RULE” around the Government marks off Oriental., followed by a “covered dish social” at Sea Harbor which is preceded by an awards/trophies presentation. Join us for this relaxing event, You have till Monday afternoon to sign up. The weather/winds are predicted to be calm, light winds with a possibility of showers in the morning and afternoon., which I believe will give us an “open window” from noon to 1500 hrs., which is the predicted on the water times.
Give Regatta headquarters a call 249-9802 or email gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net.
Hope to see you on the water.
Gerry & Cheryl Crowley.
Update 8/28/15
It’s only a few days till SCOO’s 2015 Regretta Regatta, well to be precise it’s five days. Sooooo, still time to sign up. I’ll get some specifics out later today. I spent all day yesterday with a Centurylink technician troubleshooting connection opportunities…Hopefully they are resolved but to confuse things more I just installed Windows 10!!!. Enough babble.
The Regretta is a race, a parade,an experience whatever. It’s a pursuit style race, which means we stagger start times of the boats according to boat lengths (assumption is that shorter boats are slower boats). What’s that formula for displacement type boats: 1.3x square-root of your waterline length is your theoretical top hull speed achievable.. The Regretta allows “three cheats” The THREE CHEAT RULE (TCR) is in effect. You can run your engine, you can ignore the specified course to sail, You don’t have to “ race” at all you can attire in costumes and “parade” around.
The on the water event will probably start around noon (12oo hrs) time and we will call it a day by 1500 hrs., at which time we will regroup at SEA HARBOR for the awards, trophy presentations and a “pot-luck” social. around 1630 hrs. It’s BYOB unless you only drink, water, soda/pop/tonic whatever you call it, which will be provided by SCOO’s Social Committee along with ice. You just need to bring food to share, and chairs for your comfort yada, yada, yada, Again the shore event will be at SEA HARBOR…I might have someone stationed over at PECAN GROVE to see who shows up over there!!!!!!!!
Again sign up, contact REGRETTA headquarters 252-249-9802 or via email: gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net
Update 8/19/15
Well I just see that we have a potential for a Hurricane named DANNY that might try and interfere with the REGRETTA. Probably will have a better handle on it early next week. I’ve discussed this with the Elbonians who have an inside trac with the weather gods and thay are going to keep me posted and are assuring me that they will have it moved further East if the need arises.
Update 8/19/15
Okay there are ~ thirteen days till the REGRETTA. Get your “reservations” in. (gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net) Again it’s a fun filled event/race/parade whatever. It’s set up as a pursuit style race. We start the small boats first and progress to larger boats. The “Three Cheat Rule” (TCR) is in effect. Course will be around Gov’t marks Oriental 1, Garbacon, and Adam’s Creek (triangle course…pretty simple for novices.) . The shore side activities will for the first time be held at Sea Harbor. It’s pot-luck event bring food to feed about 25 people, that should ensure we don’t run out of food. Bring your own chairs, libations, etc., and I believe Social Committtee will have .soda, and water, ice
I’ll have more details out in a week.. I’ve had a feeler from Hillary’s camp when they heard The Donald might be here……but we’ve had to decline as SCOO doesn’t want to get confused with a PAC. SCOO is a Sailing Club!!!!!…and we leave the politics at home.
Update 8/8/15
The REGRETTA REGATTA is fast approaching, approx. 25 days till September 1, THE RACE DATE. The EVENT will again be held on the Neuse River in the vicinity of Oriental, NC.., however for the first time in recorded history the awards ceremony and pot luck social will be held at SEA HARBOR. To refresh everyone’s memory. The Regretta was founded by past Commodore Tierney shortly after Columbus arrived in the Americas. To be honest I believe it was the Celtic discovery of the Americas in 1491. The event grew from it’s initial “happening” which was a “search & rescue” for where Commodore Tierney had buried the Jameson!! Anywho…the Regretta has morphed into a fun filled “race”, boat “parade” that incorporates the “Three Cheat Rule” (TCR). The TCR allows each boat to “cheat” three times…i.e., ignore one of the race course marks, “race” with the “iron Genny” on, sail the course in opposite direction yada, yada, yada, SOOOOO…get your reservations in to Regretta headquarters ASAP, as we generally have to limit entries to 100 boats. All we need is your name, if you are a current SCOO member (listed in the SCOO Handbook roster) , if you are a SCOO perspective member (not in the current SCOO Handbook) roster give us your name , boat name, and boat make and length. Register via email to: gerryandcheryl@centurylink.net Additional notices with event details etc will be issued in the coming weeks. BTW Republication Presidential candidate Donald Trump has contacted Regretta Headquarters and he has asked to “address” the gathering and perhaps debate SCOO past Commodore Larry Jones.
SOOOOOO, get your “reservations” in for the Regatta

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 8/14/15
Dreaming of cooler weather? Make those dreams come true! Book your slip now 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 festival is very popular and the marina often has a waiting list for boats wanting slips during this event. We already have six boats signed up!! 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 Doug at 252-638-0318 or email him at doug@newberngrandmarinayachtclub.com. Tell him you are with the Sailing Club of Oriental so that he 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
252-249-1162
rruppert@centurylink.net
Update 6/26/15
Greetings Everyone!
Dreaming of cooler weather? Make those dreams come true! Book your slip now 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 festival is very popular and the marina often has a waiting list for boats wanting slips during this event. We already have four boats signed up!! 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, 252-249-1162
rruppert@centurylink.net
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”
252-249-1162
rruppert@centurylink.net

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)