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Back to the Island: 2018 PSGBOA Rendezvous

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Registration will open in Late February, 2018

Mark your calendars!  Tune up your ukulele!  Set your Jimmy Buffett playlist to “repeat”! We’re proud to present to you the 2018 Grand Banks Rendezvous:

“Back to the Island”
2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous
May 9th-13th
Roche Harbor Resort and Marina on San Juan Island

We can’t wait to see old friends and new, as we celebrate boating in the Pacific Northwest (with a bit of a tropical vibe this year). So mark your calendars and keep an eye out for future communications and registration announcements. Registration typically opens up in late February, with special Early Bird rates!

Rendezvous Highlights:
– Educational and fun seminars from a variety of experts!
– Delicious food and drinks!
– Camaraderie with fellow Grand Banks owners (who are all full of ideas for all of those projects you have in mind!)
– Activities at Roche Harbor and around the island

We hope to see you at the 2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous! Registration will open in Late February, 2018 – Stay Tuned!

PSGBOA MEMBERS: Update Your Contact Info

Every few years we like to reach out and have our members update their contact info so we know that we are getting our messages out to the right people! People move, emails change, boats change hands… it’s really helpful for us to keep our database up to date so you don’t miss out on any PSGBOA news!

This is also a good time for members to let us know if they have sold their boat, and are ready to be removed from our mailing list.

If you are a CURRENT member of PSGBOA, please fill out our online ‘survey’ here to update your contact information.  This is also the correct form for you to remove yourself from our mailing list, should you no longer wish to be part of the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association.

If you are not yet a member of PSGBOA, please go to the Join Us page and submit your info!

Thank you!

Grand Banks Cruising Club of BC – September Rendezvous

The Grand Banks Cruising Club of British Columbia – our friendly neighbors to the north! – are hosting their Fall 2017 Rendezvous at Telegraph Harbour, September 8th and 9th. If you are interested in joining them please take a look at the invitation flyer by clicking the following link Grand Banks Cruising Club Fall 2017 – contact details for registering are within the flyer.

We hope everyone is having a great summer cruising!

PSGBOA Member Perk: Free Admission to the Whale Museum

Announcing a new perk to your PSGBOA membership! PSGBOA Members can now visit the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor for free! With our recent donation from our Rendezvous Chip Shot contest, we are now Business Members of the Whale Museum – which grants our members free access to this wonderful educational experience!

Just mention that you are with Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners’ Association and that we have a business membership for access. The Whale Museum is located at 62 First St. North in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, WA. Visit the Whale Museum website for more info.

Rendezvous Registration: Closes April 18th!

You still have a few days to register for the PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous – Registration closes April 18th!

Register online: https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2017-psgboa-rendezvous-registration/

Join Us – Registration is Now Open!
2017 Grand Banks Rendezvous: An Endless Summer

May 10th-14th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina

Calling ALL Grand Banks Owners!

It’s time to begin creating your “Endless Summer” memories! What better way to start the boating season than with old and new friends?  I hope you will join us in celebrating our 2017 PSGBOA Rendezvous at our favorite spot Roche Harbor, on San Juan Island.

Your PSGBOA Rendezvous Committee has been hard at work to bring you the “best of the best” that boating has to offer!  We will once again have great presenters and loads of fun scheduled for you to enjoy over our four day event. And don’t worry – there’s still plenty of down time to hang out on your boat and stroll the docks!

Registration Details:
Regular Registration: $250 – includes up two people
Extra Adult (Ages 18 and up): $105
Children Ages 6-17: $40
Children 5 and Under: Free
OPTIONAL: Chef Shaw Cooking Demo and Clam Chowder Lunch – $25 per ticket (Thursday)

“Endless Summer” Rendezvous Highlights:
Saturday Dinner and Drinks
Wine Tasting Sponsored By Seaview Boatyard
Welcome Gift
Coffee and Donuts Friday and Saturday Sponsored by Acuva
Boat Inspections by San Juan Island Power Squad
Seminars and presentations: Refitting a Grand Banks, Marine Electronics, Waggoner’s Favorite Places, Grand Banks History, Roche Harbor History AND MORE!
Endless Summer Social Mixer on Thursday (with prizes from Maui Jim!)
Meet with Sponsors and Enjoy a Hot Dog BBQ Lunch
Golf Chip Shot Contest
Sea Glass Jewelry Class
And much more!

Online Registration Site: https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2017-psgboa-rendezvous-registration/

RENDEZVOUS EXTENSION:

If you are interested in extending your Rendezvous I would like to invite you to continue further north with me and my husband, Mike.  We would love to have you join us for a mini cruise leaving Roche Harbor Sunday the 14th. We’d head to Sidney, Vancouver Island for two nights and then continue onto Mill Bay two nights and then head over to Friday Harbor for two nights.  We’ll have a few Docktail Parties and organize a dinner or potluck depending on the size of the group.  Sign up during registration for further info!  Once I know how many boats plan on coming, I will let each of those interested know if they need to make slip reservations, etc.  There will be a captain’s meeting Saturday late afternoon before our final dinner in Roche Harbor.

Sincerely,
Patt Aiello
PSGBOA Rendezvous Chair

Questions? Please email us.

PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous Registration Coming Soon!

Stay tuned! We will soon be posting registration info for the upcoming 2017 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous! The event will take place Wednesday, May 10th to Sunday, May14th at beautiful Roche Harbor Resort and Marina on San Juan Island!

American Diesel Founder Bob Smith Passes Away

The Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association joins the maritime community in mourning the passing of Bob Smith, founder of American Diesel Corp, and a truly legendary figure in the maritime community.  From Brian Pemberton, President of PSGBOA:

“Sad news at the passing of Bob Smith. Bob was the engineer who designed and oversaw the production of the Ford Lehman engines. For many years they were the standard for most Grand Banks. For many years Bob was a regular speaker at the PSGBOA Rendezvous bringing engines to run at the show and use as teaching aids. Bob was the unofficial historian of Grand Banks and more than once gave presentations on the history of Grand Banks. We will miss Bob.”

Bob Smith joined PSGBOA at many Grand Banks Rendezvous here in the Pacific Northwest over the years. Rendezvous attendees greatly enjoyed his incredible knowledge base and willingness to listen and answer questions.  We will miss Bob!