Squadron Events

Event Description
Shakedown Cruise
Location: Wilmington City Docks
Date and Time: March 16-18


Typical Shakedown Cruise Participants


Shakedown Cruise


@ the Wilmington City Docks

March 16-18 (Fri-Sun) 

 “As this weekend is the official St. Patrick’s Day weekend downtown, we can expect lots of activities and possibly a parade and the Cape Fear will run green. Other activities will include docktails, group dinners, group breakfasts, dog walks, shopping, drone flyovers, discussing your latest medical procedure and eating. Basically, I have no idea what we will be doing, but I will make up a credible schedule in the coming weeks. Just be there.”



If you have any questions or need additional information please contact the
Cruise Captain Ned Rhodes at 910-523-5015 or ned@softwaresystemsgroup.com
D/27 Conference and COW
Location: DoubleTree Hilton, Atlantic Beach, NC
Date and Time: March 16-18

District 27 Change of Watch
Council & Conference



You are invited


to attend the District 27 Change of Watch and conference/council in Cary, NC from March 16-18 at the 


Hilton Garden Inn
131 Columbus Avenue
Cary, NC 27518


View the D27 website calendar  

Member Meeting at the Bluewater Grill
Location: Bluewater Grill - Wrightsville Beach
Date and Time: Mar 26 6-9pm


Member Meeting at the Bluewater Grill

Top Floor
Social Hour from 6 to 7
Meeting from 7 to 8:30
Have you wondered what goes on at the very busy Port of Wilmington?
Come to our Next Meeting and learn more about the Port
VSC at Marinas
Location: Various Marinas
Date and Time: VSC at various Marinas on weekends

We will be conducting VSCs from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  

Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron
Upcoming VSC Dates
Inlet Watch
March 3


Annual Vessel Examiner Kick-off meeting and Training

Jimmy Thomas
Waterfronte Yacht Club
April 21 VSC and Training Day
John Kelley
Carolina Beach State Park Marina
May 12
3rd Annual Marina Day
Tom Bello
Sea Path Yacht Club
May 19
Annual Member’s Day
Hubert Bordeaux
Federal Point Yacht Club
May 26
Annual Member’s Day / Memorial Day Weekend
Mark Stacey
Harbour Village Marina
June 9
Annual Member’s Day Rich Barnett


Richard Pagan - VSC Co-Chair           Dan Voss - VSC Co-Chair
stargazer0444@gmail.com                  danvoss68@gmail.com  
(910) 540-4049                                    (319) 325-0044

Port of Wilmington Tour
Location: Port of Wilmington
Date and Time: 1:45 - 3:00
Cost: $18


Tour of the Wilmington Port
With Bethany Welch – Port Communications Manager
You are invited to join us for an exciting tour by trolley of the Wilmington Port and to view the brand new high capacity cranes just installed! We will travel around the port in a trolley so the walking will be minimum. This wonderful facility provides thousands of jobs in the Wilmington area as well as access to international shipping which keeps our cost of living down. The Port of Wilmington is designated as a Foreign Trade Zone which gives us duty free shipping capabilities for many businesses in the South East. A must see for anyone in Wilmington. Seating is limited to 30 participants.
Hope to see you there!
DATE:      Friday, April 27, 2018 
TIME:      1345-1500 (1:45-3:00 pm) 
Trolley leaves promptly so be early to sign in and have a short presentation
PLACE:      Port of Wilmington Administrative Offices
2202 Burnett Blvd
Wilmington, NC 28401
Cost:        $18.00 per person
Sign up today - or call Otis White, Member Involvement Chair at 480-363-0776 (cell) for more information
Note: Please include your Driver’s License Number and state where it was issued on the JotForm. It is necessary for entrance to the secure port. Also bring that ID with you on the day of the event as they will be checking credentials as we enter the port.
Cruise the Chesepeake
Location: Chesepeake Bay
Date and Time: May 22 - June 18

Although the cruise is a couple of  months away please indicate your interest as soon as possible because most of the marinas are short on dock space and need reservations right away.  Annapolis for example will not hold slips beyond the end of this month without a firm reservation and deposit.  So we ask that you sign up now even if there's a chance you will need to cancel.

Dockage has been reserved for 10 boats at all marinas and each require a deposit to hold slips.  If you sign up and have to cancel - a minimum of 5 days is required or you will have to pay for one nights slip fee.

In planning , if for some reason you cannot do the entire cruise please come with us as long as you can and indicate your dates that you can participate.

Check out the itenerary here:  TBD

Cruise Captains:
P/Lt/C Rick Sorrenti, AP - email:  ricksorrenti@outlook.com
Buck Latapie, S - email: buck.latapie@gmail.com

D27 Rendezvous
Location: New Bern, NC
Date and Time: June 8 & 9


District 27 2017 Rendezvous


You are cordially invited to attend the D/27 Rendezvous’ by vessel or land yacht in New Bern, NC.
June 8 & 9

For more information and to register  click to see the D27 Calendar 

Past Commanders' Shrimparoo - July 21
Location: Hugh McRae Park Shelter #6
Date and Time: July 21 @ 11:00 a.m.
Come to the Annual Past Commanders’
Date: 21 July 2018
Time: 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Location: Hugh MacRae Park shelter #6
Games & Social
Lunch: $TBD pp, age 12 & under - FREE
Shrimp, Chicken, Plus...
See details in the Foghorn article
Deadline to Register: 16 July
Enter the Dessert Contest:
Register to attend:
Who’s already registered:


Cruise - Hardy Souls
Location: Wilmington Downtown
Date and Time: Nov 2-4
Hardy Souls Cruise
Celebrate the end of the summer cruising season with one last great boat trip.  Sign up and join in on the Hardy Souls Cruise, November 2-4.  Located on the Wilmington City Docks, there will be time to socialize, enjoy downtown Wilmington, and commune over fine meals.
As is the custom for this cruise, you won’t want to miss out on Friday night pizza on the dock.  There is the possibility for a tour to a local landmark later on that evening.  On Saturday you have one last chance to shop at the farmer’s market on Water Street before it closes for the season.  Later that evening there will dinner at a local restaurant, not yet determined.  Don’t forget breakfast on the dock before departing on Sunday.  
If you would like to be part of this cruise, please register below.
If you have any questions, please contact the Thompson’s at foreverdreamin06@gmail.com
Hope to see you there. 


Cruise Captains: Steve and Sue Thompson 


Bahamas Cruise
Location: Bahamas
Date and Time: Bahamas Cruise - Jan 2019



Cruise the Bahamas in 2019 (Jan and/or Feb TBD)

Heading down the east coast and then jumping across to the Bahamas.


Let the cruise captains know of your interest.

 Cruise Captains:  Tom & Donna Lensis at donna.lensis@gmail.com or tom.lensis@gmail.com


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