Greetings to all, Learning from the past that some preferred places get booked before we had our plans formed, I’d like to start planning our flotilla much earlier now. WHEN: The “CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016” will be held on the week of July 30th to August 8th The “Feast of the East” will be scheduled for Saturday July 30[SUP]th. [/SUP]We will start setting everything up around 5pm and have the official party kick off at 6pm. Updated 6/21/16: Everything has been arranged with Taylor's Island: (http://taylorsisland.org/) FINAL ITINERARY: Updated Itinerary as of 2/2/16: Port 1: Shelter Isl (Rafting in Coecles Harbor) Port 2: Vineyard Haven MV (Rafting in Lagoon Pond) Port 3: Hyannis (Rafting in Lewis Bay) Port 4: Montauk (Rafting in Lake Montauk) Day 1 (7/30) - Shelter Isl (Feast of the East) Day 2 (7/31) - in SI Day 3 (8/1) - SI to MV ~ 85NM (4-5hrs cruise) Day 4 (8/2) - in MV Day 5 (8/3) - in MV Day 6 (8/4) - MV to Hyannis ~ 20nm (1hr cruise) Day 7 (8/5) - in Hyannis Day 8 (8/6) - in Hyannis Day 9 (8/7) - Hyannis to Montauk ~ 85-90NM (5hrs cruise) Day 10 (8/8) - travel to home port day. Docking Arrangements: Considering the fact that all of the ports in our itinerary include option of protected anchorage, based on the feedback I've received so far, we plan on having a raft in all 4 ports. However, those who wish to stay in a nearby marina, feel free to make your reservation. To bring back some great memories, here are the links to our previous Flotilla and rendezvous: http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/71232-CSR-Northeast-Flotilla-2015 CSR Northeast Flotilla 2014 - Club Sea Ray CSR Northeast Flotilla 2013 http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/48509-LI-Rendezvous-2012 http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/39267-LI-Rendezvous-2011 http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/27467-LI-Rendezvous-2010 Who's signing up for our official CSR Northeast Flotilla 2016? List of Participants for the Flotilla: [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port 1], [Docking in Port 2], [Docking in Port 3], [Docking in Port 4], [Table Offerings] 1. "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, Michelle(19), Daniel(11), "Inspiration" 420DB, Norwalk CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Tray of Chicken Parm 2. "Larry": Larry and Melina, Greg (13), "Miss Melina" 330DA, Norwalk CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD, Tray of meetballs 3. "Greg": Greg and Colleen, Tiffany(18), Ashley(13), Zachary(13), "Lady TAZ" 480DB, Hudson River, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, Tray of sausages and peppers. 4. "Havana Shamrock" Joe and Martha, kids TBD, Dublin (Kerry blue Terrier), "Beach Inn" 500DB, Hungtington, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, bbq hot and not hot wings 5. “Vise Aversa”: Vinny and Robin, Vincent (15), Michael (14), “Vise Aversa” 520DB, Montauk, Raft, Raft, Raft, Marina, TBD 7. "firstname.lastname@example.org": David and Marina,"Stocks & Blonds" 410DA, Sea Bright NJ, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, TBD 6. "h-gerry": Harold and Arlene, Daniel (7), Chelsea (Black Lab mix), "Zuzu's Petal's II" 400 EC, Oceanside NY, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, plates, utensils, solo cups, paper towels, napkins, garbage bags and table clothes. 7. "Russ Calasant": Russ and Lisa, "Debtfinder" 460DA, E. Greenwich RI, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 8. "Busterman": Ross and Yulia, Maya(7), Eva(4), "Boat-RYME" 390EC, Mystic CT, Raft, Raft, TBD, TBD, tray of pulled pork 9. "Lataga": Dean and Tammie, Michael (12), Stephanie (8), and Maxwell (5), "Arrr & Arrr" 320DA, Stratford CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD, "mild heat Jerk Chicken" 10."Xplicitlnck": Jonathan and Donna, Paisley (2), "Paslie's Play Pan" 1998 330EC",GSB, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Flank Stake. 11. "Masterfab": Dale and Tina, "Mustang" 340DA, Upstate NY, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 12. "Be_Prepared": Ron and Pam, son Brad(23), "Beginnings" 340DA, Mattapoisett MA, N/G, TBD, TBD, N/G, TBD 13. "rcmafgny", Ron and Wendy, "Knot for SaIIl" 330DA, GSB, Raft, Raft, Raft, Raft, Antipasto platter 14. Jeremygavin": Jeremy and Stephanie, Mia (8) Lexi (6), "Flipper" 340DA, Falmouth Cape Cod, N/G, Raft, Raft, TBD, N/A 15."swaterhouse": Scott and Roseann, Jenna(3), "Daddy's Toy" 44DA, New Bedford, MA, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, cold tortellini salad with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese and some type of dessert and probably an appetizer. 16. "cwiert": John and Cheryl, kids Cora(9) and Ava(7), "Corava" 400DB, Westbrook CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD, fruit salad and a few packs/boxes of hot dogs 17. "tdshafer": Todd and Sherri, Ryan (12), Justin(10), Sabrina (8), "Sea Ya Later" 330DA, GSB, TBD, N/G, N/G, N/G, tray of something from Tommys place 18. "Harmony2015" : Bob and Carol, "Harmony" 420DA, Jersey City NJ, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, green salad and tortellini salad 19. "Cfd95": TBD, "TBD" 310DA, Northport NY, TBD, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD 20. "Tonykdr": Anthony and Jaime, Emily(6), Possible Dogs, "Dancing Em" 340DA, Huntington, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD, TBD 21. "Karicol": Ric and Kathy, "Katricol" 540DA, Mystic CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, chicken cacciatorie with ziti and garlic bread, and a red wine 22. "Gary B": Gary and Gina, crew TBD, "Salty Dog" 520DB, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD 23. "GLM Group": Gary and Chien, kid Vivian(5) and one on the way, "Family Affair II" 390EC, Westerly RI, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD 24. "csnaik": Sekhar and Archana, Ajay(13), Yash(9), Sanjana (5), "Summer Sealution" 460DA, Mystic CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, Chicken Curry, Desserts 25. "N/A": Rich and Tracy, Kyle (16), "Next Friday" 41 Formula, Norwalk CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD 26. "N/A": Phil and Jill, and two girls (age tbd), "Nan-Overboard" 340DA, Norwalk CT, Raft, N/G, N/G, N/G, TBD Legend: TBD = To Be Determined N/G = Not Going N/A = Not Applicable VHF Communication: 69- primary channel to communicate with the group. 16 - is always on. This will be the channel to use in case if we don't get response on 69. Once the communication is established with a vessel we'll ask to switch to 69. NOTE: This page will periodically get updated with important information. Please check here once in a while. I'm starting to work on Daily Compass. Here's what I have so far: Coecles Harbor Anchorage - Look for #1 in the picture. Bring water guns and playing cards. FAQ (this is mostly for new people who didn’t have a chance to join us in the past) Q1: How do I sign up? A1: Simply post in this thread or PM me stating that you wish to participate. We'll need the following basic info, which will be placed on the first page in the list of the participants (table offerings can be left alone for now, as it will be addressed much closer to the Flotilla date): [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port1], [Docking in Port2], [Docking in Port3],[Table Offerings] Example: "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, kids Michelle(19), Daniel(11), "Inspiration" 420DB, LIS area, Raft, Marina, Raft, TBD Q2: How’s a Flotilla different from a regular Rendezvous? A2: The group will not just meet up at a marina, but we will travel from port to port as a group and our destinations will be mixed between marinas, mooring and/or just anchorage in a beautiful cove or designated anchorage area. Q3: Am I obligated to stay with the flotilla the whole week? A3: Absolutely not. Anyone should feel free to join the flotilla and take off anytime they desire, or their schedule allows. We perfectly understand that you have other commitments/obligations. Q4: Do we have to travel together from port to port? A4: No. It’s obviously a lot more fun (and not to mention safer) to travel as one caravan, but if you wish to run on your own schedule (e.g. arrive to a destination earlier or later), feel free to do so and we’ll see you there. Q5: What we do (activities wise) once settle in a port? A5: We always try to come up with a list of fun activities that might interest most people. But, don’t forget that this is your vacation time and if you wish to do something totally different, by all means, we’ll sea ya later. Q6: How’s dining arranged for the rest of the trip (after the official feast)? A6: In the course of the whole week we’ll have mixed ways of dining. There are nights when we just want to have BBQ party (either on the rafted boats or a marina), but for the most part we’ll dine out as a group in fine local restaurants that will be able to accommodate our group. Thus, advanced reservations (at least one day in advance) will be necessary. But, as always, if you’d like to have your own arrangement, feel free to do so. No hard feelings. Those are just few that came from the top of my head. Have more questions? Feel free to ask. Cheers, Alex.