Welcome Home to SCOO

Recent Posts:
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
South River Wind-up – Activity Page – posted 11/4/13
Fall Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 10/19/13
August Moonlight Cruise – Activity Page – posted 10/17/13
Mumfest – Activity Page – posted 10/16/13
Cape Lookout Cruise – Activity Page – posted 10/15/13
Commodore Cup – Activity Page – posted 10/15/13

Welcome Letter from the Commodore 2014:
Welcome from the Flag Officers and Board to the 2014 sailing season. This is the 30th anniversary of the Sailing Club of Oriental. The Clubs inaugural cruise destination was to Okracoke and Manteo and return via the Alligator-Pungo Canal. This year, SCOO will include a cruise to these destinations.
In addition to organizing approximately 14 cruises per season, SCOO offers several winter seminars featuring speakers who are knowledgeable professionals in boat maintenance, sails and rigging, medicine as well as other topics.
SCOO is currently comprised of 239 voting members and a fleet of 100 listed yachts (with many members owning additional fishing boats, dinghies and kayaks, of course). We are looking forward to seeing those familiar faces on the water and welcome prospective members to join SCOO.
Wishing you fair winds and following seas for 2014.

Upcoming Events:
May 1&2 – Steak Out at the Stackhouse – Gideon Creek (Off Broad Creek)
Charles & Ann Stackhouse 249-9883
Earl & Sandy Evens 249-0408
Update 4/15/14
Steak Out Reminder
May 1st.—- rain date May 2nd.
Last date to sign up for the Steak Out is April 22nd.
Don’t miss out on a great event.
There are dock spaces still available. Call Charles Stackhouse (919-920-1353) or (249-9883) to reserve a dock space. Lots of good anchorages and shuttle service available by calling SCOO on VHF 68.
The menu hasn’t changed! —-Steak, baked potato, salad, dessert and tea. Also, appetizers and a Pamlico history presentation the afternoon of May1st. and continental breakfast the following morning.
Those listed below have signed up by paying the fee of $12.00 per person
(addressed to Earl Evens, 118 Peninsula Dr. Oriental, N.C. 28571).
Carl & Penny Monell / TAKE FIVE / Bob & Robyn Buntin / SEA ROBIN
Bob & Marlene Miller / SPINDRIFT / Earl & Sandy Evens / SOUPER
Bob & Stacey Taylor / PELICAN / Bob & Claire Pittman
David & Joan Marchant / BELLA / Nelda Coats / LEGEND
Bill & Phyllis Chaplik / Chris & Jamie Behre / JORUM
Walter &Dawn Hoyle / WALKABOUT / Ed & Jane Bliss / OUT OF THE BLUE
Charlie Johnson & Millie Lero / ISLAND MAIDEN / Dick & Penny Flaherty
Ed & Sandy Braun / GROUND BREAKER II / Will & Nancy Huff / GOD SPEED
Jim & Jan Nixon / Jon Boat / Gordon & Ann Kellogg / BOSSA NOVA
Eric & Mary Anne Lind / LANSA / Dennis & Elaine Snyder
David & Kay DeSalvo / VENTOSA
Any questions call Earl Evens 249-0408 or Charles Stackhouse 240-9883 or 919-920-1355.
Update 4/9/14
Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd
Gideon Creek is a great anchorage for a relaxing afternoon of reading and napping. If you bring your dinghy, enjoy a leisurely trip up Broad and Brown Creeks. Come ashore to play cards, board games, walk, visit, or just hang out. SHUTTLE SERVICE and DOCK ASSIGNMENTS are available by hailing on VHF Channel 68 or by phoning Charles Stackhouse (919-920-1355) or Chris Behre (757-647-0654). If other SCOO members wish to offer rides, you will be greatly appreciated. Please be sure to have the appropriate number of lifejackets. A modified chart with anchorages and the Stackhouse’s dock is attached.
Thursday, May 1st
4:30 PM Happy Hour
Ice and snacks provided
Bring your own glasses and drinks. You may bring a lawn chair to relax on during Happy Hour until it is time to eat.
Enjoy the telling of the history of Pamlico (shouldn’t take long)
5:30 PM Dinner Begins
Please bring your own table service (plates, Knives, forks, spoons)
Pick your table (open seating). Please note the number on your table.
As your table number is called, each couple or individual will select your steak(s) and proceed to the cooker (to alleviate mass confusion we ask that there be only one cook per couple at the cooker). Salt, pepper, and Montreal Seasoning will be at the cooker to season your steaks (you may bring your own favorite seasoning). Once your steak is cooked, you will pick up your potato, salad, and bread, access any condiments you desire, and return to your table. Enjoy your dinner!
Tea and water are available with dinner. Cups and glasses are provided.
Top off your dinner with ice cream and toppings.
Enjoy the evening of fellowship
Updated Flyer
Recommended Anchorages
Update 3/30/14
Flyer & Signup
Update 3/25/14
Steak-Out Announcement

May 10 – Sail-in Breakfast – Pierce Creek
Dave & Joan Marchand 249-0651
Update 4/17/14
Saturday, May 10 from 9:00 to 11:00
The second annual sail-in breakfast for SCOO boaters is coming up, so please register soon as slips are limited. You can paddle, row, sail, motor but you have to come by boat.
Breakfast will be eggs benedict, pancakes, biscuits, bacon and sausage. Hot coffee, juice and of course bloody marys and mimosas are available.
ODC racers should easily make the start if they come early.

May 12-19 – Edenton, Columbia, Manteo Cruise
Gordon & Ann Kellogg 249-2421
Update 1/20/14
Here is a preliminary schedule for this event. Please indicate your intent to participate via email as soon as possible so that I can send a list of participants to the marinas; include your cell phone number. gpksails@aol.com 249-2130. We hope you will join us.
General Notes
Monitor 16/72 for SCOO fleet communications. Each captain is responsible for having proper charts and navigation planning equipment. In case of questionable weather, it is up to each captain to make the decision to participate or continue.
Monday, May 12 Oriental to the end of the Pungo River. (ICW M. 130) 50 s.m.
Anchor north of Ch. Marker G23 where there is plenty of space in a protected area. This is at the western end of the Pungo R.-Alligator R. canal. Optional marinas are at Belhaven and Dowry Creek.
Tuesday, May 13 Pungo River to Alligator River Marina. 46 s.m.
Informal reception at the docks. Wanda will serve us dinner in her dining room. She requests that all slip reservations come from the cruise captain. Please inform us of your intent to use a slip and to attend the dinner (reasonable price).
Wednesday, May 14 Alligator River to Edenton Town Docks. 53 s.m.
Call Carmella at the Town Dock (252) 482-2832 for reservations, two-day free dockage in slips or on the breakwater. Tell them you are part of the SCOO group. Since space is limited, overflow can be handled at the Edenton Marina (252) 842-7421. Informal reception on Bossa Nova. Dinner on your own.
Thursday, May 15 Edenton.
Spend the day exploring the town. Historic tours are available. Check www.townofedenton.com. Pot-luck reception in the park next to the marina. Dinner on your own.
Friday, May 16 Edenton to the town of Columbia on the beautiful Scuppernong River, 28 s.m.
Raft-up at the town dock or anchor in the river. SCOO provided munchies on the dock. Check out the local winery shop. Dinner on your own.
Saturday, May 17 Columbia to Manteo Waterfront Marina, 51 s.m.
Call Carl Jordan for slip reservations 252 473-3320, tell them you are part of the SCOO group. Slips are $1.65 /ft plus power. 5:30 pm-Reception at the waterfront gazebo. Light hors d’oeuvres supplied by SCOO. BYO beverages and other munchies if desired. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED IN THE GAZEBO AREA. Dinner on your own.
Sunday, May 18 Manteo
Sight-seeing on historic Roanoke Island, home of Fort Raleigh and the Lost Colony. Possible joint dinner at a local restaurant depending on delays due to weather.
Monday, May 19 Manteo. End of SCOO event. Continue your visit or depart Manteo for return to Oriental via Pamlico Sound or Alligator River.

May 19&20 – Hotdog Rondevous – Up The Creek Marina, Vandemere
Art & Elise Tierney 249-2859

May 21/22 – Optional stop at River Dunes
Dick & Donna Mannion 249-3676

May 27&29 – Ocracoke Cruise

Jun 6-8 – Leukemia Cup Regatta – River Dunes – not a SCOO event
Ken Small 249-0140
Update 2/12/14
Updated Notice of Race
Update 2/15/14
Notice of Race
Request from Ken Small 1/20/14
To my friends in ODC and SCOO,
The 2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta at River Dunes flyer is attached. I hope you will all consider participation as it is a very worthwhile cause, one dear to my heart. The major purpose of the regatta is to raise money for LLS by increasing entries. You may have heard me say that this is a “charity event with a little sailboat racing thrown in”. Don’t for a minute think that this excludes power boaters or no boaters. The people with Leukemia don’t care.
I recently had a talk with a representative of the Pamlico River PHRF bunch. They haven’t come to the Leukemia Cup Regatta in the past because they say they are not real “racers”. They say, however, that they do enjoy racing that utilizes a pursuit start. I am hoping that there are other cruisers that feel the same way and would be attracted to a more “cruiser friendly” race. I am proposing to run a separate race area for such cruisers. We would use pursuit starts in this area. This is sort of reverse handicapping where each boat is given a separate starting time calculated from their PHRF rating. At most, only a few boats start at a time but then the first one over the finish line becomes the winner. We use that method once each year around here for the Summer Solstice Regatta and the Solo/Double Handed Regatta.
The reason that I am now reaching out to SCOO and ODC is because I need more people and chase boats to add the new race area. If you have some RC experience that would be great, if you don’t, we can still use you. If you have a center console or such I can really use you. If you help and register your boat you and a friend can enjoy all the facilities at River Dunes for the weekend and attend the great Saturday night dinner and party.
Please contact me at www.smallkencarol@gmail.com
Thanks, Ken

Jun 12 – South.River – Moon Light Cruise
Dick & Donna Mannion 249-3676

Jun 20 – Broad Creek Shore Picnic (Eve of Summer Solstice Race)
Dennis & Elaine Snyder 249-6590
Jun 21 – Summer Solstice Regatta (SCOO and ODC event) – open to all registered entrants
Gerry Crowley 249-9802 / Gordon Kellogg 249-2130

June 24&25 – Special Event (Formerly GWTW) – River Dunes
Ken & Carol Small 249-0140

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
Webmaster: Les Smith (919-302-8845) 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 (viewing version) (printing version) (updated 2/18/14)
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)