Welcome Home to SCOO


Welcome Aboard! You are cordially invited to join the Sailing Club of Oriental (SCOO). We are a group of boaters whose common interest is cruising the local region and beyond. Our club exists to encourage and plan cruising and boating activities for the benefit of our members.
Our goal is to achieve greater enjoyment on the water and off through fellowship with like hearted souls by sharing our boating knowledge and experiences.

Click here to email Commodore Ray Ruppert
Click here for the 2017 Message from the Commodore (posted 3/7/17)

Click here for Membership Information and Forms (posted 5/29/17)
Click here to email membership chair

Recent Posts:
Handbook Pages – Newsletter Page – updated 6/15/17
Seminar Schedule Rev 2a – Calendar Page – updated 3/11/17
Cruise Schedule Rev 1 – Calendar Page – updated 3/11/17
Change of Watch – Activity Page – photos posted 1/15/17
Spring Pilot – Newsletter Page – posted 6/06/17

Click here for Upcoming Event Updates
New Musical Venue to visit Oriental – Go to calendar page for details
Moonrise/ Moonlight Sail/ Moonset Overnighter July 10-11, 2017
SCOO Annual Picnic July 18 – Reservations needed by July 10
Photos of SCOO float in 2017 Crokerfest (posted 7/03/17)
First Photos of Cape Lookout Cruise (posted 6/30/17)

Check out the latest Activities here

Recent Announcements:
The SCOO Board of Governors (BOG) recently appointed Dale Montgomery to fill a vacant position on the BOG. He will serve until the next Annual Meeting.

The Dismal Swamp Canal to reopen late this summer:
The Dismal Swamp Canal has been closed since October 2016 due to the extensive damage received from hurricane Matthew. Following months of dredging and fallen tree removal the Norfolk District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a goal to reopen the canal later this summer. Based on a conversation with an employee at the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, the Corps estimates there are at least 60 trees between the two locks that have fallen into the canal or otherwise interfered with the usage of the waterway. Furthermore, as the obstructions from Hurricane Matthew are removed, the Corps is finding other trees and debris in the canal from before Matthew.
For additional information regarding the work and schedule for reopening, click on:
Dismal Swamp Canal to Reopen (posted 6/17/17)

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