Category Archives: Rendezvous

2021 Attendance Survey

Attention all Grand Banks Owners:

As we announced in December the Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association is planning not one, but two events for the upcoming season!

Our first ever Grand Banks Shake Down cruise is scheduled for 5-9 May 2021 and our annual Rendezvous 15-19 September 2021.

We are hoping that by September we can have the largest rendezvous we have ever had and the new Shake Down event will be a great way to start the boating season and see our friends after a two-year hiatus.

The Shake Down event is expected to be a no host event with no charges other than moorage. Roche Harbor has agreed to offer Wednesday the 5th as a free day for those spending the weekend.

The September Rendezvous planning is well underway with a few new wrinkles and promises to be an event you will not want to miss.

In order to plan these events, we would like an estimate of the number of boats we can expect for each event, so if you could please respond to this survey, it would be greatly appreciated.

https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2021-attendance-survey/

2021 Update

Season’s Greetings from PSGBOA and a Big Announcement!!

I hope this Holiday Season finds you healthy and anxious to get 2020 behind us.  PSGBOA has been busy planning events to allow us to gather again.  Traditionally, the annual Rendezvous has been held Mothers’ Day weekend in Roche Harbor.  In 2020 we, along with 51 other groups, had to cancel our Roche Harbor events.  In 2021 if we committed to holding our regular rendezvous in May, it’s unlikely we could hold educational seminars and group social events.   Instead, Roche has offered to host our group from 15 September thru 19 September when COVID-19 restrictions are (hopefully) lessened and we can plan the party we want.  So, the 2021 PSGBOA Annual Rendezvous will be held in Roche from the 15th of September thru the 19th of September.

But wait, there is more!   In 2021 we will be hosting the first PSGBOA Shakedown Cruise in Roche Harbor over Mother’s Day weekend, May 5 thru 9.  We suspect we’ll be unable to hold organized group events, but we can certainly bring our boats together, socialize responsibly, and reconnect after a two-year hiatus.

More information about these events will be available on the PSGBOA website and Facebook pages in the coming months, but we wanted to get the word out early so you can plan your boating season.  2021 Rendezvous Chairs J.J. and Kathy Jones as well as the Rendezvous Committee have been actively meeting to develop programs and outings that will make the 2021 boating year worth remembering.

Also, there are many new GB owners who may not be on our mailing list.   If there is a GB boat owner in your marina that has not been to the Rendezvous, please reach out and invite them. They can join by simply filling out the form on our website.  And remember, we are always soliciting volunteers to help with planning!

Feel free to contact J.J.Jones with any questions  jjjones@jjjonesjr.com

Stay safe and healthy!

Carol Taber
PSGBOA President

2020 Rendezvous Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for our Signature Event! The Red Carpet awaits!

Click here to fill out the Registration Form

Look at all those teak butts!

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.

Rendezvous Update

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!

Save the Date: 2019 Grand Banks Rendezvous

PSGBOA Grand Banks owners, it’s time to mark your calendars and save the date for the 2019 Grand Banks Rendezvous!

This year’s event will be May 8-12 at Roche Harbor, Washington. We will have more details later in the Fall of 2018!

-Your PSGBOA Rendezvous Committee

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.

2018 Grand Banks Rendezvous – One for the Ages!

This year’s Rendezvous went off without a hitch – glorious weather, 72 boats and almost 200 WONDERFUL Grand Banks owners, guests and sponsors attended this year’s “Back to the Island” Jimmy Buffett-themed event!

A steady stream of Grand Banks of all shapes and sizes arrived at Roche Harbor on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the main festivities kicking off on Thursday. We started the day bright and early, with some famous Lime Kiln donuts and coffee and an excellent series of seminars. Thursday was a packed day, with afternoon events including the Cooking Demo at McMillin’s Dining Room and a trip to Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. We finished off the evening with our ever-popular potluck and wine tasting, sponsored by NW Explorations. This year we also did a blind wine tasting, with attendees bringing colorfully decorated wine bottles to taste and vote on their favorites (there are quite a few artists in the group!).

Friday kicked off with a little bit of “BOGA” (boat yoga) and then our seminars resumed with Art Hebert’s presentation “Creative Solutions for a Bad Day at Sea.” Attendees also enjoyed a presentation on GB windows and frames replacement from Seaview Boatyard – a common maintenance item on GBs! The afternoon concluded with a Cheeseburger in Paradise lunch, sponsored by Seaview Boatyard, and our Sponsor Appreciation event, where our owners visited with all of our GREAT sponsors (we can’t do it without them!). A scavenger hunt encouraged some additional participation! Thursday night wound up (definitely not down) with the opening of the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere PSGBOA Bar” – where we served margaritas and tequila shots and danced the evening away to live tunes!

We still had plenty in store for our last day, Saturday. George Sass, Global Director of Marketing for our presenting sponsor, Grand Banks Yachts, joined us for a company update. S3 Maritime shared what’s new in marine electronics, and then it was off to the Friday Harbor Farmer’s Market for many of our guests (while some chose to just hang out on their boats – after all, it was a BEAUTIFUL day!).  On Saturday afternoon, the group welcomed Steve Scalzo, former President of Foss Maritime, who shared insights into the tugs of Puget Sound.

Saturday also presented the opportunity for PSGBOA to present a special award to Brian Pemberton, former President of PSGBOA, former Rendezvous Chair and a PILLAR of the Grand Banks community here in the Pacific Northwest.  As he moves on from PSGBOA, our entire organization will miss him dearly.

Our Saturday night dinner was held at the Pavilion this year, with guests enjoying the amazing sunny courtyard and indoor-outdoor ambiance of Roche Harbor’s fabulous grounds. An Italian “festa spiaggaia” greeted us and it was delicious, as usual! We got through our business of electing the new Board, handed out a few prizes, and had a fantastic time! A sweet send-off for all!

Check out photos of the event on Facebook!

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.