Quick scan of this thread reveals the following likely attendees: The event is scheduled for July 4th 2009 weekend. 1. Ron, Lilly and Kristen ("Lil' Krissy III", 1989 340DB) - Cruise Director, cruising speed ~19MPH 2. Alex & Jelena, Paul & Olga ("Boat A Bing", 2004 320DA) - 4 adults, cruising speed ~24MPH 3. Dominic & Linda ("One Sweet Day", 410DA) - 2 adults, 4. James, Barbara, Shelby(14), James(14) (Sto-a-way, '99 420AC) - 2 adults & 2 kids, 5. Rudy ("My Summer"), 6. Gary, Susie, John, Chris, Timmy + 2 dogs Soren & Lou ("Four Suns", 2003 480DB), 7. Stan ("GLORY DAZE", 480DA), 8. Frank C ("Just Ducky", 1999 330DA), 9. Doug ("General Lee", '97 Larson 270), 10. Mike ("Katina Elena", 280DA), 11. Bob & Lynn ("Gale Winds", 2006 380DA) - 2 adults, 12. Rich & Roe, Troy (11), Nick(14) - ("Titan", 2005 340DA) - 2 adults & 2 kids, 13. Frank & Karen ("ImpulseIII", 2001 410DA), 14. Eric ("Kinship ", 1999 330DA), 15. mthor captain Mark ("Southern Cross", 2005 420DA), 16. Greg ("Lady TAZ", 2000 340DA) - 2 adults and 3 kids (5, 5 and 10), Upgraded to 480DB. 17. Gerry ("Dolce Vita", 2004 280), 18. Vince ("Ryker Bella", 2006 320) - 2 Adults and 2 kids (11,8), 19. Rick & Robin ("For Play", 2001 410DA) - 2 Adults, 20. Jon, Elizabeth, Emma(9), Caroline(9), Andrew(6) - ("Corona del Mar", 1995 370 Sundancer) - 2 adults & 3 kids, 21. Rod, Nancy, kids - Amy, Kelly and Ryllie ("Nansea", 2001 340 Sundancer) - 2 adults & 3 kids, 22. Ed ("A Little Bit Moor", 400DA), List of boats travelling as part either Team ICW or Team Ocean: 1. Dominic ("One Sweet Day", 410DA), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW (lead boat) 2. Ron ("Lil' Krissy III", 1989 340DB), cruising speed ~19MPH, - Team ICW 3. Alex ("Boat A Bing", 2004 320DA), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW 4. JamesV (Sto-a-way, '99 420AC), - Team ICW 5. Rudy ("My Summer"), - Team ICW 6. Eric ("Kinship ", 1999 330DA), - Team ICW 7. Frank C ("Just Ducky", 1999 330DA), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW 8. Jon ("Corona del Mar", 1995 370 Sundancer), - Team ICW 9. Frank H ("ImpulseIII", 2001 410DA), - Team ICW 10. Mike ("Katina Elena", 280DA), cruising speed ~27MPH - Team ICW 11. Bob ("Gale Winds", 2006 380DA), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW 12. Rich ("Titan", 2005 340DA), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW 13. Vince ("Ryker Bella", 2006 320), - TBD 14. Rod ("Nansea", 2001 340 Sundancer), cruising speed ~21KTS - Team ICW 15. Greg ("Lady TAZ", 480DB), cruising speed TBD - Team Ocean Table Of the Gods 1. Dominic - One Sweet Day - sauseech + brownies 2. Bob - Gale Winds - Zuchini squares + cookies 3. Ron - Lil' Krissy III - Pasta salad + canoli 4. Mike Turtle Tone - Katina Elena - Southwestern corn (ie: ethanol) 5. Rod - Nansea -Pan seared tuna + plastic table 6. Rich L - Titan - chicken fingers + cookies 7. Frank H - Impulse III - pulled pork BBQ 8. James - Sto-a-way - mini Reuben sandwiches 9. Rick - For Play - BBQ Pork Sandwiches 10. Greg - Lady Taz - Tuna Stuffed Peppers, Buffalo wings, Tater salad, Banana cream pie, some tables 11. Alex F - Boat a Bing - smoked salmon h'ordouvres, tomatoe and fresh mozzarella, house salad, grilled chicken, apple pie. 12. Eric W - Kinship - bruschetta + 80 mini patriotic cupcakes 13. Doug - General Lee - chips and salsa + dessert 14. Gary - Four Suns - a crabcake + books 15. FrankC - Just Ducky -Garlic roasted chicken pieces + a home baked cookie 16. Ed M - A Little Bit More - Ham and Cream Cheese Pinwheels - At'sa spicey meat-a-ball and sauseecha, tater salad + Death by Chocolate 17. Mark - Southern Cross - shrimp, antipasto and some sweets. 18. Jon - Corona Del Mar - chicken salad, focaccia bread + chocolate chocolate chip cake 19. Stan - GLORY DAZE - sangria for the crowd, both white and red. 20. Rudy V - My Summer - quiche + dessert. Below are the images showing meeting place for our convoy July 3rd at 9:30AM WE WILL START COMMUNICATION ON VHF CHANNEL #69. IF WE GET TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER BOATS WE'LL SWITCH TO CHANNEL #78. Don't forget that Farley monitors VHF channels 16 and 65. Contact them via VHF for your slip assignment as you arrive! Hail on 65 first. Additional Participants: Please call on your own to Fairly State Marina to make/confirm your reservation and mention that you’re part of the ClubSeaRay event for that weekend. P.S. Docks layout is on post #56. Alex edited: Moved the list of participants up, so it's easier to read. OP: I guess, the best way to ease the pain of waiting for new boating season is to think about and plan the new trips, rendezvous and raftups. In one of the threads we touched the subject of Atlantic City and I was thinking that this could be a very good spot for CSR Rendezvous for NY/NJ area folks (Staten Isl. and Long Isl. folks are also regular visitors to AC), especially for those who would like to but can’t (due to distance or whatever reason) make the BIH Rendezvous. To my knowledge AC has the best variety of entertainment in the area. Fairly State Marina (AKA Trump Marina) is very nice and has all amenities one desires. After making my first run to AC on my 240DA we loved the place and everything about the trip. Since then, we always make at least one long weekend trip to AC during the boating season. I think this trip can provide great opportunity for local boaters to travel as a group, which can include any size boat and even newbie. For those with smaller boats and whoever need more comfortable ride ICW is right there from Barnegat Bay to AC, you don’t get to feel the motion of the ocean at all. And of course for experience captains and bigger boats ocean run 1-1.5 mile away from shoreline is the easiest approach. Usually, I do both. On the way to AC I take ICW and enjoy scenery of LBI on the inside. We also sometimes include midway stop around Beach Haven region. This is just to extend the trip and see different places. On the way back, it’s more of like on any trip/cruise “the fun is almost over” and it’s about just getting back home, so we take the ocean side. As for approximate numbers, I begin my trip from about Silver Bay, which is still beginning of Barnegat Bay. So, to AC it takes about 3 hours if you take ICW. It’s about 2.5hrs (even with 2-4’ chops) if you take the ocean side. Both, my 240DA or 320DA burned about 1/2-2/3 of the tank on that trip (this is total, going there, cruise around AC local beach or anchoring area and back). So, as far as how much this will cost you is depends on the size of your tank(s). It’s about 60 miles one way from where I am. So, if you guys agree with the idea of making AC an alternative to BIH. Lets make plans and pick the dates. Regards, Alex.