We hope that you have been able to do some cruising on your Grand Banks in the Puget Sound somewhere this summer. And we know that a lot of you were out there because we saw lot’s and lot’s of Grand Banks!
As part of trying to foster communication directly between members of our Group, we have now setup a new Facebook Group where members can post and interact directly with other members. We are encouraging all of our members who are on Facebook to join the group and to encourage any one you know who has a GB, or is just interested in a GB to join as well.
We know there are many of our members who are not on Facebook and we wish we had another solution for you. With our limited volunteer resources, this is just the easiest, lowest impact solution for now. We will of course continue to post PSGBOA updates on the PSGBOA website and via email.
This year especially, there are many new GB owners out there who are eager to learn from the seasoned(?) owners here in this group. While there are other GB specific Facebook groups around, we want to have one that is specific to this cruising area. Join the Facebook Group to chat with fellow GB owners about boat tips, source boat items, share GB boats for sale, and more. So if you are able, join up and help a sister ship.
FYI Our old PSGBOA Facebook “Page”, which has just our own posts, will eventually be deactivated, and we will transition to using only the new Facebook “Group”.
Our Rendezvous committee has met recently and plans are already in the works for next May. You should hear more about it before too long.
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.
Carol Taber PSGBOA President – 2020 M/V Pea Pod, 36 Classic, Hull #782
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.
EVENT INFO: Dates: May 6-10, 2020 Location: Roche Harbor Resort and Marina, San Juan Island
REGISTRATION RATES: 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: 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.
PAYMENT OPTIONS: 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.