Dutch Island Harbor Rendezvous
August 17-18, 2019
Join the gang for a get-together on the recently re-paved picnic area at the Dutch Harbor Boatyard in Jamestown, Rhode Island! Saturday Aug. 17 to Sunday August 18, 2019.
BYO Cocktails 5:30 pm
Dinner: Grill your own entrée and bring a side to share 6:30 pm (sunset is 7:45)
OSCA will have the use of the outdoor grills and picnic tables at the Boatyard. In addition there is The Shack, a privately owned snack hutch adjacent to the Boatyard, which closes at 5:45 pm. One mile away, east on Narragansett Ave., the village of Jamestown surrounding the Newport ferry landing offers several restaurants and bars.
Moorings: Dutch Harbor Boatyard (dutchharborboatyard.com, 401-423-0630, VHF 69) offers moorings at $55 per night. Reserve through DOCKWA.COM or phone directly. When reserving through Dockwa, please mention OSCA in the ‘Special Requests” section just before pressing the “Request Reservation” button. Dutch Harbor Boatyard is a full-service marina with launch service (call on VHF 69), showers and laundry. Pump-out facilities are at the Town Dock across Narragansett Ave. from the boatyard.
Anchoring: the Beaverhead anchorage at the south end of the harbor is no longer available. The main anchorage is just north of the mooring field and south of the fish traps; ActiveCaptain gives it three and a half stars with 4 ft of tide and good holding in 10-15 ft of water. Farther north is the anchorage at the entry to Great Creek, about 2/3 NM from the Boatyard dock. Another anchorage at the north side of Dutch Island is outside the harbor and not recommended because of tidal flow.