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2024 Rendezvous – Save The Date!

Mark Your Calendars and Save The Date!

Who:       Grand Banks Owners – current, past, and future
What:      2024 PSGBOA Rendezvous
      *** Keep It Simple Sailor, Part II ***
Where:    Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
When:     May 8-12, 2024
How:       By SEA or LAND or AIR

Don’t miss this annual gathering of all things Grand Banks!

Registration opens March 19, 2024. Watch for it!! Moorage reservations should be made with Roche Harbor through the App, Dockwa, starting in mid to late February. As in recent years, Roche Harbor will provide complimentary moorage for Wednesday night for those requesting moorage through Sunday May 12. If you plan to attend by land or otherwise require a room at Roche Harbor, make your reservation early. Five rooms have currently been reserved for event participants, first come / first served. When making your reservation, be sure to let Roche Harbor know you are with PSGBOA.

See you at the Rendezvous for camaraderie, education, fine food and beverages, and just plain old simple FUN! Questions? Email us at rendezvous at psgbowners dot org

2023 Registration is now Open!

Keep It Simple

Registration is now open for the 2023 PSGBOA Rendezvous!

This years event is all about K.I.S.S. – “Keepin’ It Simple Sailor”! We will have a great suite of relevant talks, lot’s of time for socializing and boat gawking, learning and sharing our experiences, and Sponsors on hand to walk us through what we need to know. And did we mention free beer?

Here is the link to register for the event:
https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2023-grand-banks-rendezvous-registration/

You will also need to make your own moorage reservations with Roche Harbor. They are using the “Dockwa” App again this year to manage their moorage reservations. Use this link so that they know you are part of the GB Rendezvous:
https://dockwa.com/explore/destination/wgcrgq-roche-harbor-resort-marina/inquiries/new?contract_group_id=RNKMUNZZ

If you have used Dockwa before, all of your boat specifics will already be part of your account so just click “Login”. If you have not used Dockwa before, then you can create an account by clicking “Sign Up”.

Roche will again be offering free moorage on Wednesday for boats that stay through Sunday. Events (and donuts!) start Thursday morning so you’ll definitely want to be there by Wednesday evening.

It’s going to be a great year of boating so start it out right by attending the Rendezvous and Keepin’ It Simple!

2023 Rendezvous – Coming Soon!

Grand Banks Rendezvous

May 10-14, 2023
Registration opens March 22
Early Bird Registration Fee is $255 per Boat

Back by Popular Demand – Chef Shaw Cooking Demo!
– lunch with a demo and wine in the beautiful McMillan Dining Room
– make sure to sign up as attendance is limited and it is sure to sell out

Wednesday
~ Boats arrive and a BYOB Cocktail Welcome Party
Thursday
~ Donuts, Speakers, Catered Welcome Banquet in the Pavilion
Friday
~ More Speakers, Chef Shaw Cooking Demo (extra fee)
~ Sponsor Appreciation Event with free Beer!!!
~ Dinner at your leisure
Saturday
~ More Speakers, Buses to Friday Harbor for Shopping, Farmers Market
~ Pot Luck Dinner followed by Entertainment on the Dock

Plus so much more!! Details coming soon. Information on how to make moorage reservations will be part of the registration process.

2023 Rendezvous – Save The Date!

May 10-14, 2023 – Roche Harbor

We have started to plan the 2023 PSGBOA Rendezvous and we know you won’t want to miss it. Mark your Calendars!

Simple Fun! Simple Friendships! Simple Solutions! Simply beautiful Roche Harbor!

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sailor!

Your committee is busy setting things in motion for a simple yet fantastic few days of camaraderie with owners of All forms of Grand Banks boats!

Mark your calendars to make plans to join us in beautiful Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. Details will be coming soon on what to expect.

Event registration opens mid March. At that time, the registration form will have instructions on how to make moorage reservations at Roche. (Don’t worry, they will have room for you!)

Questions : contact Patt or Janice at rendezvous@psgbowners.org

As always, if you are interested in volunteering with the Committee to help us come up with fun and interesting ideas for our members, please let us know and we can include you in our Zoom meetings!

2022 Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2022 PSGBOA Rendezvous! We are returning to our traditional form Rendezvous since before pandemic restrictions and we are expecting a great turn out. Click the link below to fill out the form and for more details about the event. Early bird registration will be until April 4th. Payments are made online via PayPal only, however a PayPal account is not required.

Let’s get ready to Pawty! 
https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2022-grand-banks-rendezvous-registration/

2021 Rendezvous Recap

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a safe trip back home after our 2021 Rendezvous.

What a memorable event, from the absolutely superb seminars, to the live demonstration of a rescue at sea, the incredible food at the pot luck, the perfect afternoon at the winery, the superior ship handling demonstrated by our members when the dock came apart, and finally Stan Campbell’s risqué potato shoot. Captain Charlie presented the perfect nautical evening of entertainment to wrap up the event. It was great to see twenty new owners represented and I think every one of them were at the roundtable boat discussion that went on for hours.

These events cannot take place without the tireless dedication of the PSGBOA Rendezvous Committee.  A special thanks to Byron Richards and Sue Hunt, Greg and Janice McLaughlin, Patt and Mike Aiello, Ken and Cheri Bowles, Marty and Mary Ann Savinsky, Ross Tennent , Stan and Kay Campbell, and Morrie Trautman. A special thanks to our outgoing president Carol Tabor and Bill Read. Although they could not be with us, their presence was felt at each event.

Our presenters were amazing, Jim Marcotte, Dr. Chris Roberts, Steve Ahmann, Ann Eidenboden, Greg Allen, Mark Bunzell and our dear friends Arnold Hofmann and Marty Savinsky.

We were truly grateful to be supported by Grand Banks Yachts who graciously sent Mike Hickey and Jeff Fischer to give a presentation. Their presence was very valuable and it was great to meet them.

Finally, I am grateful to Emma and Don Doody who have volunteered to Chair next year’s Rendezvous. Additionally, we have had more new volunteers for next year’s Committee. (And we can always use more hands, so please feel free to get in touch if you are interested)

It has been a pleasure to coordinate two events this year – I needed something to keep me out of Kathy’s hair.  We have learned much from this year’s event that will make our 2022 Rendezvous in May the best ever.

Thanks for all your support!
J.J.Jones
Intruder
GB 42-529