The course has a few twists and turns, so please study the directions and look at the map carefully.
Starting from West Cove, you'll round the rock at the mouth of the cove and proceed west into Concord Gulf Cove, where you'll go inside of an orange marker buoy deep in the cove. You'll then continue west around Southwest Point, turning into Mackerel Cove. A short ways into this cove, you'll round a small island close to the shore (counterclockwise), then head southwest across Mackerel Cove towards Short Point. You'll round the point and head into Hull Cove, where you'll round an orange marker buoy (counterclockwise) before heading back around Short Point. You'll reverse your path across Mackerel Cove, round the small island you turned on a while back (this time clockwise), then repeat the lap
back around the marker in Hull Cove. So you'll be crossing Mackerel Cove 4 times total.
As you finish the second lap you'll round the island in Mackerel Cove (still clockwise) and start reversing the first part of the course. You'll go back around Southwest Point, inside of the marker buoy in Concord Gulf Cove and head east back past the start
. You'll continue east along the south coast of Jamestown, past the Fort Wetherill boat docks, past Bull Point (inside of the large rocky island off the coast), past the House on the Rock, and turn on green channel buoy G-11 (counterclockwise).
You're now heading home. Retrace your steps west past the House on the Rock, Bull Point, and the Fort Wetherill boat docks. You'll now be back at the start at West Cove. Continue across the mouth of that cove, cutting between shore and the rocky island off the far point (the one you went around at the start). You'll finish in the small cove where you launched your boat at the last rocky point on the shore to your right.
(and then click on the little map markers for additional info)
Naturally, the course may be changed if conditions warrant.