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Due to my family's hectic schedule, I can rarely commit to dates more than a week or two out, and other obligations tend to trump sailing. But I'd definitely try to make it if it works out.

Rhode River is definitely a good place for a huge raft-up. And it couldn't be more convenient for us (right around the corner). But I have to say, the motorboat and jetski traffic has become much worse in recent years and it's been a while since we enjoyed a visit there. Weekdays are usually fine but weekends -- oh boy. And "High Island" is gone now. It's just a submerged shoal. Which tends to make Flat Island more crowded now.

If suggestions are still welcome:

We were up Granary Creek on Wye Island late last year for the first time. We went ashore and I was surprised to find a big covered pavillion there, that while remote is accessible by land too. I was thinking it would be a good place for a Sailnet rendezvous.

You couldn't ask for a more protected anchorage or beautiful setting. And it's a great spot for dogs and kids if you cruise with them aboard (as we do -- are we disinvited now? ) There's a nice nature/hiking trail, too. My chart shows a boat ramp "Wye Landing" just a bit further up Wye East River near the confluence of Wye Narrows. I've never seen it, so can't vouch.

St. Michael's is just a jaunt away. From the North, if you can transit Kent Narrows, it's not much south of the Bridge.

Just a suggestion...

P.S. I'll take a look at the stickies, etc.

P.P.S. Thread is now sticky. Also, changed thread title to avoid confusion.
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Thumbs up Sounds even better

We'll likely have our children with us as well, so maybe there will be two raft ups.

I'll be watching the thread to see what chaos develops as the rendezvous comes to fruition...in the meantime, we are pretty flexible with where and when.

My advice to the organizer, whomever that is? Just pick a place and date once you have some feedback and whomever shows that what it is.

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Dinghy raft-up? So I'd be like king of the dinghies in my V17? heh.

Landed venue sounds great too -- in case I can't get someone to watch the dogs. Or bad weather, etc.
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Hey I started the thread but would prefer if someone with more familiarity would step up and pick a place/date (as Chef suggested) 6/12 or 6/26 (or later) get my vote.

And thanks for making this a sticky. Always felt sad seeing the '08 one "stuck" there and I wasn't around to attend!
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June 12 would be a good date for us as we are flexible in June July we are headed for the Long island sound with the end destination of Marthas Vineyard, Newport, and Cuttyhunk, so we will be gone for 24 days or so.

JR can you get or furnish more info concerning the paviliion, grounds in Granery Creek...directions by land for the people who cannot sail to there. That seems like a reasonable spot for people in the North Chesapeake/ Central Chesapake to get to. We have been to the Wye twice. Never in Granary Creek...we anchored in Dividing Creek Nice choice. I brought it up on active captain also.

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Wye Island/Granary Creek Info

Here is some info about that Wye Island/Granary Creek spot I mentioned. Definitely not trying to foist this on folks -- just presenting an option:

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Wye Island hosts the DNR Conference Lodge (Duck House). The lodge and grounds are available to rent for your meetings, retreats, company picnics, family reunions, weddings and receptions. The conference lodge is located on Granary Creek just off the Wye East River. For recreation, we provide vollyball and horseshoes. For additional recreational space there is a large grassy field near the lodge. Guests are welcome to bring bicycles to utilize the many miles of trails and shoreline to hike and bike. The lodge itself is very small, accommodating only 25 to 30 people per day for an indoor meeting. There are overnight accommodations for 12 people in a dormitory setting. Outdoors, groups of 50 to 250 people can be accommodated. A self-service kitchen and an outdoor grill are available to users. A list of local caterers is available upon request. There is also a new 100 person outdoor pavilion available for use. Pets are prohibited at the Conference Lodge.

Rental charge for the lodge is $225 per day plus a $15 reservation charge. Overnight accommodations in the lodge or cabin cost an additional service charge of $20.00 per person per night. All bed linens, blankets and towels are provided. Rental service charge for the pavilion is only $175 per day. The lodge and pavilion can be rented as a package for $350 per day; the $15 reservation charge is applicable. Reservations are accepted ten months in advance of your stay and can be made by contacting the Wye Island Office at 410-827-7577.
Note the $175 charge for the picnic pavilion. We'd need solid commitments for that, I'd think.

From here, where there is quite a bit more info, including maps/directions via land:

Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area
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John, How many Sail with Courtney flags will you be needing for your event?
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John, How many Sail with Courtney flags will you be needing for your event?
I know I'll take one, Mike!!

Bubb's note is timely. Overnight, I was wondering if a good date for this rendezvous might be Aug 28, which would coincide with A Sail For Courtney.

A bit later than the dates bandied about earlier, but late-August does tend to be better sailing weather than late-June/July.

Either way, I'm sure there'll be more than a few "Courtney" burgees flying.
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John, How many Sail with Courtney flags will you be needing for your event?
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The June date has the advantage of more reliable weather than late August (remember last year, when our "raftup" turned into a gathering at Cantler's due to heavy rain?) Either location works for us, though I've got a slight preference for donating the $175 to cancer research than paying for a pavilion if Dave's yacht club offer is available - just my thought.

Of course that's assuming we're back by then! We might get seduced into staying at some interesting spot along the ICW

We'll take a Courtney burgee!
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