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Cruise and Raft Up on the Beaufort River Plus Blue Angels Air Show

April 12 2015 Delayed due to weather

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Our April cruise opportunity is part of a new D26 initiative to have nearby squadrons collaborate more in on-water activities. The Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron is hosting a raft up on the Beaufort River on April 11th, rain date April 12th to view the Blue Angels airshow and demonstration.

Blue Angels Raft up - Sailing Directions

The raft up is scheduled for a rendezvous at approx 1000 in the pool just south of R”226’ in the Beaufort River (Anchor boats in place between 0900 -0930). This early rendezvous is because the Air Show is set to start at approx. 1045 and The Blue Angels performance at approx. 1500.

We expect this spot to be very popular with other boaters and somewhat crowded.

Chart 11519 is the reference chart for this cruise. The focus point for the rendezvous is R “226” approx. position L 32-27.34’N Lo 080 - 41.24.’W

1. If coming from Port Royal Sound proceed north up the Beaufort River, through the Woods bridge bending to port after Pigeon Point remembering to stay to port of G “229A” and G”229”. After Fl R 4s 16ft 3M “228” look out for R “226” ahead and to port of the channel. “R226” is close to the mouth of Albergottie Creek.

2. If coming from the Coosaw River direction, sail south on the Beaufort River to the creek and pick up R “226”.

3. BSPS rendezvous communications and rafting instructions will be conducted on channel #72. Generally, larger boats will anchor, with smaller boats rafting up to them.

4. Approx Tide Prediction(s):
Brickyard Pt / Brickyard Crk
L - 0922 H - 1522
MCAS / Brickyard Crk (btwn Albergottie Crk & Pigeon Pt., Beaufort River)
L - 0914 H -1522
Ft Fremont / Beaufort River
L - 0820 H -1414

5. A chartlet derived from chart 11519 is shown below.

6. Should be a fun day - bring ear plugs!

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For further information, and to RSVP, contact Steve Mendoza at (843) 525-6243(h) or (843) 521-3771(c) or e-mail him at m1761@hargray.com

Please download and complete the sign-up sheet and forward to Steve by April 7, 2015 if you plan to have your boat in the raft-up.

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