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Save the Date for the PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous!

We’re just beginning our planning phase for the PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous, but we want to make sure you get the event dates on your calendar! The 2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous will be May 9th – May 13th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina on San Juan Island.

Stay tuned for more announcements, including the theme of this year’s Rendezvous, registration dates and more! We look forward to again hosting the biggest Grand Banks rendezvous in the world!

Grand Banks Rendezvous Registration Now Open

Registration for the 2017 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous is NOW OPEN!

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 may still be winter but it’s time to start thinking about boating and 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!

Our theme this year is celebrating an “Endless Summer.” What does that mean to you?  Anchoring in Desolation Sound? Watching the kids take the dinghy ashore for a bonfire?  Sitting on the deck of your boat and watching the sun set?  Pulling up a crab pot just filled with big, juicy males?   Whatever you think of when you think of a summer memory that you never want to end, we hope you will join the fun and express your love for an endless summer.  Decorate your boat, decorate your dinghy or reflect it in your summer time clothes… or just bring a great story to share with us!

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.

 

2016 Rendezvous Recap

mv Archimedes Grand Banks rendezvous 2016 at Roche Harbor

We had a wonderful time at the 2016 PSGBOA “Grand Banks Round Up!” – aka the PSGBOA Rendezvous! This year we brought a touch of Western flair to the Rendezvous. Everyone got into the spirit – from cowboy hats and boots, to line dancing, it was a hootin’ and hollerin’ good time!

Most of the boats arrived on Wednesday and the party got started on Thursday. Morning donuts and a popular slate of seminars with Mark Bunzel got things started. Later in the day the US Coast Guard was kind enough to bring their 45′ patrol boat by for a Q&A session and boat tour. Then it was off on a dinghy ride to Westcott Bay Shellfish Co., where we snacked on delicious oysters! By evening it was time to take it up a notch with a country and western DJ and line dancing lesson. There was plenty of boot scootin’ to be had!

Friday started with another delicious batch of Roche Harbor’s famous Lime Kiln donuts and fresh brewed coffee. Our first seminar of the day was “Onboard Yoga” taught by PSGBOA’s very own Patt Aiello (who is also next year’s Rendezvous Chair!). After we were stretched and limber, the group enjoyed seminars from Bill Davis on “damage control” and Rick Laws, who shared his harrowing story of surviving a shipwreck in the Bering Sea. Friday afternoon our group said a hearty “Thank You” to PSGBOA’s sponsors during our annual Sponsor Appreciation Event! We can’t do it without our wonderful sponsors! The evening wrapped up with fantastic wine tasting hosted by Wells Fargo Insurance and our annual potluck.

Saturday was our final day of fun, with a last slate of seminars that included a presentation from Grand Banks Yachts, a fun historical overview of Smuggling in the San Juans (courtesy of PSGBOA member Greg Hertl), onboard provisioning tips from Lynette Brower and an excellent photography seminar from National Geographic photographer Phil Schofield (who is also a PSGBOA member!). The afternoon was topped off with the ALWAYS popular dog show where our canine friends showed off their best tricks! Everyone went home a winner! The grand event of the day was our annual Dinner on the Lawn, with fantastic food from Roche Harbor’s Executive Chef Bill Shaw. We all enjoyed one last fun evening together before it was time to head home (or to points beyond) Sunday morning!

Thank you again to all of our sponsors and presenters, especially to our wonderful PSGBOA member presenters!

See you next year!
– Leslie Simmons
PSGBOA Secretary

PS: Stay tuned for an “introduction” post from next year’s Rendezvous Chair, Patt Aiello!

Check out images from the Rendezvous below, captured by Rusty Lewis of ARCHIMEDES:

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Registration Now Open!

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 2016 Grand Banks Rendezvous

2016 PSBGOA Grand Banks Rendezvous Registration Now Open

We are very excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the “GB Round Up” – this year’s annual PSGBOA Rendezvous!

Register Here at our Wufoo Online Registration Form: PSGBOA Online Registration

Grab your cowboy boots (or boat shoes), your ten gallon hat (or Grand Banks cap) and saddle up your GB for this year’s Rendezvous! Early Bird Rates if you Sign Up and Pay by March 20th!

We have exciting seminars and hands-on demos, delicious food and beverages, and many social events where you can meet up with old friends as well as make new friends…Plus, enjoy FREE MOORAGE on Wednesday, if you depart Sunday (or later).

Event Highlights:

  • Four fun days of socializing with Grand Banks owners (think of all the tips and tricks you can learn!)
  • Fun and educational seminars, including:
    • Survival at Sea – Stories from the Bering Sea Crab Fisheries
    • Damage Control – Emergency Kits for Your Vessel
    • Onboard Communications Equipment
    • Boat Yoga
    • Cruising the Broughtons, with Mark Bunzel of Waggoner Guides- JUST ADDED!
    • What to do if the Captain Drops Dead, with Mark Bunzel of Waggoner Guides – JUST ADDED!
    • And more!
  • Saloon Social – Thursday
  • Wine Reception with complimentary wine tasting – Friday
  • Potluck Dinner – Friday
  • Chef’s Cooking Demo (optional activity)
  • Saturday Night Dinner and Drinks
  • Women on the Water hands on training
  • Dog show!

Register Here at our Wufoo Online Registration Form: PSGBOA Online Registration

We look forward to seeing you at the Rendezvous!

2016 Grand Banks Rendezvous

Theme Announced for 2016 Rendezvous

Grab your ten gallon hats and your (non skid, non scuff) cowboy boots! The 2016 PSGBOA Rendezvous is riding into Roche Harbor May 11th-15th and our theme this year is “Grand Banks Round Up.” We can’t wait to bring the spirit of the West to Roche Harbor this May! Stay tuned for registration information, which will be published early in 2016!

Save the Date: 2016 PSGBOA Rendezvous

We hope everyone has had (or is still having!) a wonderful summer cruising. As fall gets ready to make her arrival, we wanted to make sure everyone gets the 2016 PSGBOA Rendezvous dates on their calendars!

This year’s 2016 Rendezvous will be held Wednesday, May 11 – Sunday, May 15th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina. We hope you can join us!

Stay tuned for more details!

PSGBOA Rendezvous Registration Deadline – April 15th

The registration deadline for the annual Rendezvous is fast approaching – April 15th! If you are planning to attend but have not yet registered, please register today. The cost is only $225, and includes seminars, activities and social events (for a detailed list of events and a schedule, click here)

Registration is easy via our online system! Click here to go to the Registration site.