Greetings to all, It’s time to start planning our flotilla trip. Let’s not delay much longer and get the discussion going. WHEN: The “CSR Northeast Flotilla 2017” will be held on the week of July 29th to August 6th The “Feast of the East” will be scheduled for Saturday July 29[SUP]th. [/SUP]Location is Shell Beach (by Westneck Harbor anchorage). ITINERARY: Port 1 (Sat/Sun): Westneck Harbor Port 2 (Mon/Tue): Sag or Montauk Port 3 (Wed-Sat): Block Docking Arrangements: Considering the fact that all of the ports in our itinerary usually include option of protected anchorage, we plan on having a raft in all ports. However, those who wish to stay in a nearby marina, feel free to make your reservations. To bring back some great memories, here are the links to our previous Flotilla and rendezvous: http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/76231-CSR-Northeast-Flotilla-2016 http://clubsearay.com/showthread.php/71232-CSR-Northeast-Flotilla-2015 CSR Northeast Flotilla 2014 - Club Sea Ray CSR Northeast Flotilla 2013 LI Rendezvous - 2012 LI Rendezvous - 2011 LI Rendezvous 2010 Who's signing up for our official CSR Northeast Flotilla 2017? List of Participants for the Flotilla: [CSR name]: [crew names], [boat info], [Traveling From], [Docking in Port1], [Docking in Port2], [Docking in Port3],[Table Offerings] 1. "Alex F": Alex and Jelena, Michelle(20), Daniel(12), "Inspiration" 420DB, LI Sound area, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD 2. "Larry": Larry and Melina, Greg (14), "Miss Melina" TBD, Norwalk CT, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 3. "Greg": Greg and Colleen, Tiffany(19), Ashley(14), Zachary(14), "Lady TAZ" 480DB, Hudson River, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD 4. "Havana Shamrock" Joe and Martha, kids TBD, Dublin (Kerry blue Terrier), "Beach Inn" 500DB, GSB, Raft, N/G, N/G, TBD 5. “Vise Aversa”: Vinny and Robin, Vincent (16), Michael (15), “Vise Aversa” 520DB, LI Sound Area, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD 7. "email@example.com": David and Marina,"Stocks & Blonds" 410DA, NJ, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD 6. "h-gerry": Harold and Arlene, Daniel (8), Chelsea (Black Lab mix), "Zuzu's Petal's II" 400 EC, Oceanside NY, Raft, TBD, TBD, 7. "Busterman": Ross, Yulia, Maya(8), Eva(5), "Boat-RYME" 390EC, Mystic CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD 8. "Lataga": Dean and Tammie, Michael (12), Stephanie (8), and Maxwell (5), "Arrr & Arrr" 320DA, Stratford CT, Raft, Raft, Raft, TBD 9. "Harmony2015": Bob and Carol "Harmony” 420DA, Jersey City NJ, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 10. "jgren": Meghan and James, 290 AJ "Seagrenity", Plymouth Ma, N/G, N/G, Raft, N/A 11. "Be_Prepared": Ron and Pam, Ellie(Goldendoodle), "Beginnings" 340DA, Buzzards Bay area, N/G, N/G, Raft, N/A 12. "Airplane Guy": Art and Joy "Airborne" 44DB, Mystic CT, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 13. "cwiert": John and Cheryl, Cora (10), Ava (8), "CORAVA" 400DB CT, Raft, N/G, Raft, TBD 14. "Tlynch99": Tom and Pamela, "About Time" 330DA, Boston Ma, TBD, TBD, TBD, TBD 15. "Katricol": Ric and Kathy, "Katricol" 540DA, Mystic CT, Raft, TBD, TBD, TBD 16. "Suss1173": Michael & Denise, kids Emma 8 and Lily 6, and our dog Lola (9lbs). Shameless, 30 dancer, Sea Cliff (Western LIS area). If I missed anyone who communicated to me offline, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add your info. VHF Communication: 69- primary channel to communicate with the group. 72- backup channel if we get too much noise on 69. 16 - is always on. This will be the channel to use in case if we don't get response on 69 or 72. Once the communication is established with a vessel we'll ask to switch to 69 or 72, whichever will be the better option at the time. NOTE: This page will periodically get updated with important information. Please check here once in a while. 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(20), Daniel(12), "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.