Category Archives: 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.

PSGBOA Members Featured in April’s SEA Magazine

Don’t miss the April edition of SEA magazine (proud sponsors of the 2015 PSGBOA Rendezvous!)… Inside the April edition you’ll find a fantastic six-page spread on PSGBOA members Rusty and Kim Lewis, owners of the 1978 Grand Banks 42 Classic “ARCHIMEDES.”

M/V Archimedes Featured in Sea Magazine

M/V Archimedes Featured in Sea Magazine

The article profiles Rusty and Kim’s travels throughout the Northwest aboard their trusty GB 42. The fun, Q&A style profile also features tons of great photos from their trips aboard ARCHIMEDES.

Pick up the April edition of SEA magazine to read the full story, or visit Rusty and Kim’s blog “The Voyages of  Archimedes” for a link to the story.

Join us for the 2015 Grand Banks Rendezvous!

ANNOUNCING THE 2015 PSGBOA ANNUAL RENDEZVOUS
MAY 6th – 10th
ROCHE HARBOR RESORT & MARINA

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It may be chilly right now but before you know it, Spring will be here and with it, the PSGBOA Annual Rendezvous!  Join fellow Grand Banks enthusiasts for another fantastic Rendezvous, May 6th through the 10th at beautiful Roche Harbor Resort and Marina.

The details are still coming together, but here are some highlights:

  • FREE Wednesday night moorage, for those staying 4 nights or more (we’ve “officially” extended the event to run Wednesday to Sunday due to popular demand)
  • Additional Wednesday/Thursday activities and social opportunities
  • Delicious hosted meals, snacks and drinks throughout the Rendezvous
  • Fun, informative seminars from industry and community experts
  • A variety of small group outings – pick the activities that appeal most to you
  • And most important… Plenty of time to hang out with old friends and make new ones!

We’ll post additional information as the event takes shape and registration will open in early 2015.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, shoot us an email at rendezvous@psgbowners.org

Looking forward to another amazing Rendezvous!

-Terry Stanford, 2015 Annual Rendezvous Chair

Member’s Photos

Here are some recently submitted photos from our members. More photos are in our photo gallery.

From Sally and Larry Cole …

Lucky Stars, our Europa 46, from the shore on Sucia island in the San Juans with Mt. Baker in the background.  Our cruising this summer included Vancouver, to the head of Indian Arm, Howe Sound, Garden Bay, Texada, Cortes Island, Campbell River, Naniamo, the Gulf Islands and home again to Seattle.  Nothing too exciting, but good crabbing, clamming, oyster-ing along  the way.

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From Ken Watters …

“OMG! So now what do I do??” Aboard our Grand Banks 42, 4th of July, at Ocean Falls, BC.

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From Roy Brooks …

North bound in Colvos Passage on a beautiful northwest morning, Triumph, our Grand Banks 42 was joined for several minutes by these guys that just wanted to play. I might add they are much faster than our Grand Banks as they made repeated large circles crossing in front as close as they could without being hit. It was a great way to start our trip for that weekend.

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From Leslie Simmons …

KIAWAH, (52EU-004) at Eshamy Bay in Prince William Sound, Alaska. June 4, 2014.

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From Kim Lewis …

Archimedes, our Grand Banks 42, on a mooring buoy at Blake Island. It was a fantastic sunset and the perfect end to a wonderful day!

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Check out our photo gallery for more photos from our member’s travels and past rendezvous.

Submit your photos to our site. It’s easy. Just send the photos and adventures to stories@psgbowners.org. We will do the rest. Visit the submission guidelines page for the details.

Chance Summer Meetings

Lily and I saw lots of PSGBOA members in Pender Harbor and Princess Louisa Inlet this past week. Here are photos of three couples and their GBs, together with yours truly. We also saw Baby Grand (1974 32 Sedan, Ray and Anne McGrew) in Roche Harbor, and I know we missed many of you.

Happy travels!

John Henson
President, PSGBOA

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Honu (1991 34 Sedan) Don and Carla Coskran proudly display the PSGBOA burgee in Pender Harbor. They live in Hawaii but use Pender as a base for summer travels throughout the Inside Passage.

Voyageur

Voyageur (1989 42 Classic) John and Linda Seely, seen here in Pender Harbor, are headed north, ultimate latitude TBD. Their niece Lina, from Copenhagen, is along too. John and Linda live in Chicago but cruise in the Pacific Northwest.

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Its All Good (1972 50 FD Motoryacht) Don and Teresa Wills at (you know that setting!) Chatterbox Falls. Lily is in the photo, too. Its All Good was on the Edmonds Yacht Club’s Commodore’s Cruise. Don is Immediate Past Commodore.