Join us for the 2015 Grand Banks Rendezvous!

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 PSGBOA ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS
MAY 6th – 10th
ROCHE HARBOR RESORT & MARINA

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It may be chilly right now but before you know it, Spring will be here and with it, the PSGBOA Annual Rendezvous!  Join fellow Grand Banks enthusiasts for another fantastic Rendezvous, May 6th through the 10th at beautiful Roche Harbor Resort and Marina.

The details are still coming together, but here are some highlights:

  • FREE Wednesday night moorage, for those staying 4 nights or more (we’ve “officially” extended the event to run Wednesday to Sunday due to popular demand)
  • Additional Wednesday/Thursday activities and social opportunities
  • Delicious hosted meals, snacks and drinks throughout the Rendezvous
  • Fun, informative seminars from industry and community experts
  • A variety of small group outings – pick the activities that appeal most to you
  • And most important… Plenty of time to hang out with old friends and make new ones!

We’ll post additional information as the event takes shape and registration will open in early 2015.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, shoot us an email at rendezvous@psgbowners.org

Looking forward to another amazing Rendezvous!

-Terry Stanford, 2015 Annual Rendezvous Chair

Ken Watters, Father of PSGBOA, Passes

Ken-Watters1The entire Grand Banks family owes an incredible debt of gratitude to Ken Watters for all he did for us. Ken welcomed many into the GB family with open arms at our first rendezvous. He was that way with everyone, going totally out of his way to include them. He’s rightly called the father of the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association.

Ken was a consummate and skilled seaman. He made numerous trips around Vancouver Island, building a network of friends in the small communities of that remote area. He became a veteran of northern British Columbia and Southeast Alaska waters, encouraging others to follow. He was “steady as she goes” in the wind and the waves, calm and focused.

Ken Watters, in his generosity and nautical skill, was an inspiration to us all. He will be sorely missed. We are all better people for having known him.

Arianna in the latest PassageMaker magazine

Note from member Richard Pierce: “Thought you might like to know there is a big spread about our boat (Arianna, 1970 Alaskan 46) in the October issue of PassageMaker (www.passagemaker.com). We also have a blog at https://alaskan46forsale.shutterfly.com that has more of the story and many photos that the members might find interesting.”

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Update Your Contact Information

This link will take you to a short online form, where you can update your contact info and preferences:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l7YUPZSzYo0Cvxt7F6VGYusyMOdLX-K3-p0VvzelZaY/viewform

Drone video from the Gulf Islands

Here’s a collection of short clips I threw together to show off the great video from our nifty new quadcopter. It’s really a lot of fun!

For more info, you can visit the post I wrote over at my blog. We’ll be sure to bring it to the next rendezvous (unless I sink it first).

Member’s Photos

Here are some recently submitted photos from our members. More photos are in our photo gallery.

From Sally and Larry Cole …

Lucky Stars, our Europa 46, from the shore on Sucia island in the San Juans with Mt. Baker in the background.  Our cruising this summer included Vancouver, to the head of Indian Arm, Howe Sound, Garden Bay, Texada, Cortes Island, Campbell River, Naniamo, the Gulf Islands and home again to Seattle.  Nothing too exciting, but good crabbing, clamming, oyster-ing along  the way.

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From Ken Watters …

“OMG! So now what do I do??” Aboard our Grand Banks 42, 4th of July, at Ocean Falls, BC.

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From Roy Brooks …

North bound in Colvos Passage on a beautiful northwest morning, Triumph, our Grand Banks 42 was joined for several minutes by these guys that just wanted to play. I might add they are much faster than our Grand Banks as they made repeated large circles crossing in front as close as they could without being hit. It was a great way to start our trip for that weekend.

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From Leslie Simmons …

KIAWAH, (52EU-004) at Eshamy Bay in Prince William Sound, Alaska. June 4, 2014.

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From Kim Lewis …

Archimedes, our Grand Banks 42, on a mooring buoy at Blake Island. It was a fantastic sunset and the perfect end to a wonderful day!

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Check out our photo gallery for more photos from our member’s travels and past rendezvous.

Submit your photos to our site. It’s easy. Just send the photos and adventures to stories@psgbowners.org. We will do the rest. Visit the submission guidelines page for the details.

Chance Summer Meetings

Lily and I saw lots of PSGBOA members in Pender Harbor and Princess Louisa Inlet this past week. Here are photos of three couples and their GBs, together with yours truly. We also saw Baby Grand (1974 32 Sedan, Ray and Anne McGrew) in Roche Harbor, and I know we missed many of you.

Happy travels!

John Henson
President, PSGBOA

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Honu (1991 34 Sedan) Don and Carla Coskran proudly display the PSGBOA burgee in Pender Harbor. They live in Hawaii but use Pender as a base for summer travels throughout the Inside Passage.

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Voyageur (1989 42 Classic) John and Linda Seely, seen here in Pender Harbor, are headed north, ultimate latitude TBD. Their niece Lina, from Copenhagen, is along too. John and Linda live in Chicago but cruise in the Pacific Northwest.

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Its All Good (1972 50 FD Motoryacht) Don and Teresa Wills at (you know that setting!) Chatterbox Falls. Lily is in the photo, too. Its All Good was on the Edmonds Yacht Club’s Commodore’s Cruise. Don is Immediate Past Commodore.