USCG Auxiliary Supports MOC Event

Members of US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 participated in the inaugural Islander Regatta sponsored by the Mathews Outdoor Club on Saturday, June 25. Coxswain Ray Procopio with crew members Matt Smith and Mike Moore provided regatta safety zone support around the paddlers with their facility, Auxiliary 25258, alerting other boaters at times, to lowerContinue reading “USCG Auxiliary Supports MOC Event”

Inaugural Kickball Tournament on May 21

The Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball event was an overall success with six teams participating. Six teams from the local area competed in this first-year event: Coastal Virginia (COVA) Kickball Tournament, with the team sponsored by Parlett’s Painting taking home the winner trophy. 99 Problems & A Pitch Ain’t One Ball Busters Living Waters Church #1Continue reading “Inaugural Kickball Tournament on May 21”

New Boating Course fills up in record time

USCG Auxiliary considers additional sessions for Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SSS) The Colonial Seaport Foundation, the Mathews Outdoor Club and the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Mathews Flotilla 66, are teaming up to offer an introductory “Sailing Skills and Seamanship” class, Saturday, June 18th from 9 am to 5pm.***FREE*** The June 18th offering of Sailing SkillsContinue reading “New Boating Course fills up in record time”

MMTS 2022 – Join Us for our 8th Season

The Mathews Micro Triathlon events, which are now approaching their 8th season at Williams Wharf in Mathews County, kicked off in 2015 with a small & determined group of participants. They’ve been increasing in popularity each year and in 2019 evolved into the current offering – a 4-event summer series. 2022 Dates: Jun 4, JulContinue reading “MMTS 2022 – Join Us for our 8th Season”

Mathews Marathon Event Logo

2022 Contest Winner Announcement Wrightly Reed, Race Director for Mathews Marathon event, announced today the winning selection for the event logo. Wrightly solicits entries from our local students – at Mathews High School – for the artwork. Last year’s winner, Aiden Sowers, set the bar for the future. His design of a Great Blue HeronContinue reading “Mathews Marathon Event Logo”

Inaugural Course: Suddenly In Command

On April 9, the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 66 held its first offering of their course “Suddenly In Command” for a group of 10 attendees. Participants learned the necessary information and skills to react in a boating emergency: specifically, when/ if the operator of the boat is incapacitated. According to Mike Moore, the Flotilla Staff OfficerContinue reading “Inaugural Course: Suddenly In Command”

Two Loops in “The Garden”

When you find them it’s a gift: running routes in Mathews County where you aren’t retracing the course. These two routes – 3.8 miles & 3.9 miles each – start & finish on Garden Creek Road and wind along backroads with very little traffic and lots of scenic nature. 3.8 Mile “Old Garden Creek” LoopContinue reading “Two Loops in “The Garden””

COVID-19 Response Feb 2022

The Mathews Outdoor Club events will be kicking off in a couple months with our first race of the season on April 30: Gwynn’s Island Race. We are excited for the 2022 season! As we plan for the year, we are taking the opportunity to review our current COVID-19 safety practices. Based on the pandemicContinue reading “COVID-19 Response Feb 2022”

Become part of the MOC team

Are you interested in getting involved with a Mathews County organization but aren’t sure where to look, how much time is needed or exactly what to expect? Our club hosts events in the county and we have several opportunities to help – for just a couple hours OR for an ongoing flexible role – youContinue reading “Become part of the MOC team”

Like a good neighbor…

Middlesex County While the Mathews Outdoor Club (MOC) primary focus is promoting the use of outdoor spaces in our county, we actively support our neighbors in the surrounding area. In December 2021 for example, MOC sponsored the Middlesex YMCA‘s Jingle Bell Fun Run. Each Fun Run finisher received a custom MOC string bag full ofContinue reading “Like a good neighbor…”