2017 Cape Cod Classic: Save the Date!
Twenty-six years ago, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots. Communication was by telephone, and people were to be identified by having an airplane on their shirts. During that time, members risked losing their jobs or being discharged from the military if they were outed as gay.
This eventually evolved into a national organization, and we're excited to continue to celebrate that legacy at the 2017 Cape Cod Classic, which will be held from Sept. 15-17, 2017 in Provincetown, Mass.
Set against the classic New England backdrop of Cape Cod, the NGPA Cape Cod Classic is held in the gayest town in the world, Provincetown, which provides a unique, intimate, and fun environment for our members to gather while still being highly accessible due to its proximity to Boston.
Registration will open mid-Summer 2017.
The National Events Planning Commitee has secured special arrangements at the following properties:
The Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St
DETAILS: The Boatslip Beach Club will provide NGPA members a 10 percent discount on published room rates, based upon availability, from Sept. 13-19, 2017. Call 508.487.1669 to book.
Crew’s Quarters, 198 Commercial Street
DETAILS: Crew’s Quarters will offer a 15 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.5900 to book.
Eight Dyer Hotel, 8 Dyer Street
DETAILS: Eight Dyer Hotel will offer a 15 percent discount to NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend (valid from September 14-17, 2017, checking out on Sept. 18). Discount available until July 1, 2017. Additionally, Eight Dyer Hotel offers a special 10 percent year-round discount to NGPA members (some blackout dates apply). Call 508.487.0880 to book, or enter NGPA2017 in website booking engine at 8dyer.com in the promotional code box. Proof of membership required at check-in.
Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street
DETAILS: The Gifford House Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.0688 to book.
Sage Inn, 336 Commercial Street
DETAILS: Sage Inn will offer a 15 percent discount to NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend (valid from 9/11/2017 – 9/17/2017). Call 508.487.6424 to book and mention the NGPA pilot discount. Additionally, Sage Inn offers a special 10 percent year-round discount to NGPA members (some blackout dates apply).
The Waterford Inn, 386 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
The Waterford Inn offers a 15% discount during the Cape Cod Classic weekend. This discount is also available all year long as a special benefit to NGPA members. Call 508.487.6400 and mention you are with the NGPA to book.
Watership Inn, 7 Winthrop Street
White Wind Inn, 174 Commercial Street
DETAILS: The Watership Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.0094 to book.
DETAILS: White Wind Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.1526 to book. Additionally, White Wind Inn offers a special 10 percent discount to NGPA members for off-season stays (Labor Day until memorial Day, excluding holidays).
In addition to the properties above, the following resources are helpful:
Lots of good deals are available for the Cape Cod Classic weekend, including single rooms and entire properties.
Getting to the Cape can be a bit complicated, so it's good to plan ahead. We recommend one of the following means of transport:
Cars can be easily rented from Boston Logan International Airport. The drive from Boston is very scenic, and can take from 1.5-4 hours depending on traffic. Please be prepared for delays getting on and off Cape during holidays, rush hour, and inclement weather.
Fast ferry service from Boston, which takes about 1.5 hours, is available through two operators, Boston Harbor Cruises (www.bostonharborcruises.com) and Bay State Cruises (www.baystatecruises.com). This is by far the easiest and most enjoyable way to get to P-town, and the ferries will drop you off right in the center of town. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the ferry on the day of departure. The operators use different wharfs in Boston, so make sure you travel to the correct one and double check your departure time (schedules change to the low season in September).
Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines (www.capeair.com) offers their famed Cessna 402 service to P-town from Boston. The trip is quick and scenic, though you'll need to use a taxi in P-town once you land. If you're planning to jumpseat, ID-90, or ZED on Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, please note that many (and we do mean many) NGPA members plan to do the same. Please take this into consideration!
When you get to P-town, biking is the best way to get around. Two local bike shops have partnered with the NGPA to offer member discounts: Gale Force Bikes (10% discount; call 508.487.4849 to book) and the P-Town Bike Shack (20% discount; call 508.487.0232 to book).