Dear Members of the Boston Station,
I think we would all agree that 2020 has not been the best year for the Cruising Club of America’s cruising calendar. Such is to be expected in a year of worldwide pandemic. Yet, CCA members are resourceful and many have found ways to be together while remaining apart. As noted by Rear Commodore Phyfe in his most recent letter, Maine was full of CCA members this summer who were able to cruise in company successfully and safely. So… we thought we’d give ourselves one more reason to cast off the moorings this season for a common destination.
We invite anyone who feels comfortable doing so to join us in Cuttyhunk on Saturday, October 3rd for an informal Station GAM.
Due to the overwhelming concern for the wellbeing of our members, there will be no station activities, but we encourage all members to get together informally as they feel comfortable. We might see members visit each other from the safety of their dinghies – perhaps with cocktail in in hand – or possibly rendezvous on shore while observing the recommended distancing and mask guidelines. Or, perhaps, you would rather wave from afar and not risk exposure to others at all. No matter you’re your tolerance, we hope you will consider joining us and showing your burgee in a harbor full of Club members.*
Cuttyhunk has many moorings available on a first-come, first-served basis as well as abundant room for anchoring outside the harbor. Cuttyhunk marina has slips to 50-feet which can be reserved on Dockwa.com. Although not required, please feel free to RSVP to Ray Cullum at email@example.com to let us know you will be there.
So don’t put the cover on quite yet and come and enjoy one last gathering of the season.
Ray Cullum and Joe McDonough
Sailing Committee co-Chairs
* Note that although Massachusetts currently allows rafting of up to three boats together, we would discourage it as any close proximity to unrelated households will increase the risk of Covid transmission.