Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Naval War College Museum Tour and Dinner

    Memorial Day Weekend Rendezvous

    Register and Fill Out Security Forms

    Deadline April 29th!!!!

    OSCA plans to visit the Naval War College on Saturday, May 25th  (Memorial Day weekend)
    Schedule for the day:

    ■  3 pm (1500). Rendezvous at the Naval War College Museum on Coasters Harbor Island in Newport, Rhode Island. Private tour of the museum with staff guide.

    ■  5 pm (1700). Stroll to the Newport Naval Officers’ Club for a (prepaid) BBQ supper (cash bar). Depart for home via car or walk to your boat in Coasters Harbor Island Marina.

    Big Caveat: The museum is on an active military base. You MUST download the attached Security Clearance Form (SECNAV 5512) for each attendee, fill it out, sign it, and send the signed form  (via scanned email or snail mail) to Vice Commodore Joe Jablonowski at appleton1@yahoo.com to arrive to him by April 29 in order to allow the DoD to make sure each person entering the base is not a terrorist. (The extra time is needed because your information will be sent to a Navy office in Virginia to be processed.)

    First things first: Attached are PDF versions of three-page government Base Access Pass Registration form SECNAV 5512.  Each person visiting the Naval Base MUST complete the form. A list of approved names will be at Gate 1 when you arrive (with a photo ID). Download the form, fill it out in black ink and sign it, then scan it and—by April 29—send it to Joe Jablonowski, who will submit it in a batch to the Navy. Also attached is a sample form, with yellow highlights, to help you fill out the data.

    The Tour

    The Museum (https://usnwc.edu/NWC-Museum) dates back to the 1884 purchase by the Navy of a Newport poorhouse located two miles north of downtown. Our tour will include exhibit on the Navy’s role in two World Wars plus a special perspective on Narragansett Bay’s history and geology.


    The Gearing Room at the Navy Officers’ Club is a short stroll from the museum at the south end of Coasters Harbor Island. The BBQ Ribs menu includes Tennessee ribs, chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, cookies, and lemonade or iced tea. (Not including a cash bar.) Your payment of $35 will cover the meal, tips, and room rental. The Gearing Room has a maximum capacity of 50 people, so reserve early.


    Driving: We anticipate most OSCA members will arrive by car. Drive to Gate 1 (map is attached) and show a photo identification to the guard, who will check your name against the approved list of visitors for the day. Then proceed to the museum (small parking lot). You may park in the larger lot at the Officers’ Club.

    By Boat: Please coordinate with OSCA member Dick Erwin, (seaoh1@aol.com, retired Navy and a member of the marina). Slips are available on a per-foot charge, per harbormaster Mike Silva. Information at


    Contact “Navy Marina” on Channel 9. If you plan to stay overnight, you must fill out Section 28 of the Access Registration form SECNAV 5512 accordingly, noting an anticipated departure date different from the rest of the OSCA group.

    Special Notice: At this time it appears that in order to walk into and out of the marina without having identification as an active or retired military member, you will need a special pass. After you successfully complete the Access Registration form, this pass will be available for you to personally pick up at the base Pass Office, located just outside of Gate 1. The Pass Office is CLOSED on weekends, so you must pick up your pass during business hours in the week before May 25.


    SECNAV FORM 5512-NSNPT (Sponsor DeLucia (1) (1).pdf

    EXAMPLE SECNAV FORM 5512-NSNPT (1) (1).pdf

    1 Gate 1 Visitor Map (4).pdf

    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 28 Jul 2019
    • See description for more details

    2019 Summer Cruise

    OSCA's Summer Cruise is now planned.  See the details below.


    Jerry Edwards is this year's Fleet Captain. 

    The trip itinerary and summary spreadsheets are attached below.

    Please register on line for this year's cruise. Contact Jerry with any questions you might have about the cruise.

    Cell # 908-938-9020

    OSCA Summer 2019 v5.xlsm

    OSCA Summer Cruise 2019 v 3-23.pptx

    Cruise Itinerary

    Sat July 20 Point Judith Harbor of Refuge
    Sun. July 21 Mystic Seaport Marina Mystic Seaport Marina
    Mon. July 22 Mystic Seaport Marina
    Tues. July 23  Old Saybrook, Conn.
    Wed. July 24 Dering Harbor/Greenport
    Thur. July 25  Dering Harbor/Greenport
    Fri. July 26 Stonington"s Dodson Boatyard
    Sat. July 27 Point Judith Harbor of Refuge
    Sun. July 28 homeport

    It's now time to lock in our reservations.  For boats that are planning to join the fleet, please take the following actions:

    1. Register for the Summer Cruise on the OSCA Website so your friends can see that you are going
    2. Make reservations as follows:
      1. Mystic Seaport reservations can be made using Dockwa (note you are part of OSCA)
      2. Old Saybrook reservation can be made using Dockwa (note you are part of OSCA)
      3. Dering Harbor/Greenport accommodation choices:
        • Moorings at Jack's Marine should contact Jerry for him to provide Jack's a group list
        • Moorings and/or Slips at Piccozzi's Marina can be made beginning April1
        • Slips at Mitchell Park Marina reservations can be made using Dockwa
      4. Stonington reservations can be made at DodsonBoatyard.com (note you are part of OSCA with your boatname)
    3. Notify Jerry Edwards by email of decisions to ensure your plans are known and lists can be checked with the marinas


Past events

09 Mar 2019 Fleet Night at The Ship's Store
16 Feb 2019 Dead of Winter Party 2019
10 Nov 2018 Haul Out Party
01 Sep 2018 Labor Day Weekend at Bristol Yacht Club
18 Aug 2018 Dutch Harbor Rendezvous
21 Jul 2018 2018 Summer Cruise
26 May 2018 Memorial Day Rendezvous
07 Apr 2018 Tech Night at QDNYC
10 Mar 2018 Fleet Night at The Ship's Store
10 Feb 2018 Dead of Winter Party 2018
07 Oct 2017 2017 Columbus Day Weekend
02 Sep 2017 2017 Labor Day Weekend at Bristol Yacht Club
19 Aug 2017 Dutch Harbor Rendezvous
22 Jul 2017 2017 Summer Cruise
17 Jun 2017 Tall Ships Parade
10 Jun 2017 2017 Gaspee Days Weekend
27 May 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Rendezvous
23 Apr 2017 Educational and Pizza Night
11 Feb 2017 Boston Boat Show
14 Jan 2017 Dead of Winter Party 2017
19 Nov 2016 Haul Out Party
08 Oct 2016 2016 Columbus Day Weekend
03 Sep 2016 2016 Labor Day Weekend at Bristol Yacht Club
13 Aug 2016 Dutch Harbor Rendezvous
16 Jul 2016 2016 Summer Cruise
11 Jun 2016 2016 Gaspee Days Weekend
28 May 2016 Memorial Day Weekend Rendezvous
30 Apr 2016 Educational and Pot Luck Dinner
02 Apr 2016 Fleet Night at Defender
07 Nov 2015 Haul Out Party
10 Oct 2015 Columbus Day Weekend
05 Sep 2015 Labor Day Weekend at Bristol Yacht Club
15 Aug 2015 Kickimuit Rendezvous
18 Jul 2015 2015 Summer Cruise
12 Jun 2015 Gaspee Days Weekend
30 May 2015 Rendezvous at the North Kingstown Town Beach
18 Apr 2015 Educational and Pot Luck Dinner
15 Mar 2015 Fleet Night at Newport Nautical
28 Feb 2015 Dead of Winter Party
21 Feb 2015 FLOSCA Dead of Winter Event

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