|(Yes, the Rendezvous too)|
|Dear PSGBOA Members:|
After much deliberation, the PSGBOA Board and Rendezvous Committee very reluctantly voted to cancel the 2020 PSGBOA Rendezvous at Roche Harbor. The Center for Disease Control has identified the potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 as “very high,” and has advised that person-to-person spread of this virus will continue to occur globally. Given the nature of PSGBOA seminars, social events, and outings where social distancing is difficult and many PSGBOA members appear to fall in the “high risk” group because of age, it appears contrary to medical and public health advice to hold the event. The number of registrations has declined significantly from previous years—we’ve received only 39 to date. Those boats will receive a complete refund of their registration fees. Our sponsors will be notified and refunds of sponsorship fees will be made.
Please be aware that Roche Harbor has agreed to hold our spot for the 2021 Rendezvous, so planning activities for this year’s event will be shelved and possibly used next year. We are saddened to convey this news, but believe the PSGBOA community is better served by this decision. Thank you for understanding.
PSGBOA President – 2020
M/V Pea Pod, 36 Classic, Hull #782
Registration is now open for our Signature Event! The Red Carpet awaits!
This year’s theme is “A Night at the Theater” where we will celebrate Grand Banks biggest night of the year and meet our favorite Grand Banks celebrities – you! Our PSGBOA members.
Dates: May 6-10, 2020
Location: Roche Harbor Resort and Marina, San Juan Island
Early Bird Registration: $250 – includes up to two people
(Regular Registration is April 1-22): $275)
Extra Adult (Ages 18 and up): $125
Children Ages 6-17: $30
Children Age 5 and Under: Free
OPTIONAL: San Juan Vineyard Tour: $30 per ticket (Thursday)
OPTIONAL: Women on the Water: $20 registration fee (Friday and Saturday – limited availability)
Moorage charges are additional and will be paid to Roche directly at the event. We invite people to begin arriving on Wednesday, May 6th (or earlier). Those who do and stay through Saturday night will receive FREE moorage for Wednesday night, courtesy of Roche Harbor! For those who are new to the Rendezvous, the majority of activities take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, as well as a few activities beginning Wednesday afternoon.
Starting this year, we will only accept payment by credit card via PayPal. There will be no additional fee for using a credit card this year and your payment will be collected as part of the registration process.
Spring is right around the corner and we are busy behind the scenes planning a fantastic rendezvous!
We’re a bit behind where we wanted to be but Early Bird Registration should be opening around February 28th. Stay tuned!
We are in the planning phase for our 2020 Rendezvous! Dates will be May 6-10th and registration will be open in early February.
Amber & Michael Evola / 2020 Rendezvous Chairs
We’re so excited – the Grand Banks Rendezvous is right around the corner! If you are a registered participant, you should have received an email from Carol Taber, Rendezvous Chair, with a link to the event program and schedule.
If you have NOT received an email with a link to the program, please shoot us an email!
Our Rendezvous Registration is full, and closed for the 2019 event – if you were not able to join us this year, we hope you will be able to attend in 2020!
New this year! We’re adding a series of Roundtable Discussions to our Rendezvous this year, with a variety of topics. Currently we’re scheduled to have chats on: Mechanical Systems/Engine Room, Helm & New Technology, Galley & Salon and Deck. Join us for these informal conversations and see what sort of knowledge you can pick up (and impart!).
A big thank you to S3 Maritime for their sponsorship of this year’s Friday night festivities, “A Groovy Grand Banks Rendezvous: Celebrating the 1960s”! We will have a potluck, games and a DJ spinning all the best tunes from the 1960s!
We’re asking Rendezvous attendees to bring a dish to share, based on the first letter of your boat name: Dessert (A-C); Side Dish (D-M) and Main Dish (N-Z). Side and dessert, please bring enough to feed approx 10-12 people. Main Dish, please bring enough for about 8 people. If possible, include a printed list of key ingredients!