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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.

 

Grand Banks Rendezvous 2015

2015 PSGBOA Rendezvous – Thanks for Another Great Event!

Thank you to all those who attended this year’s Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association Rendezvous! It was a wonderful event – beautiful weather, picturesque location and of course, most importantly, a huge group of fantastic Grand Banks Owners!

If you have photos of the Rendezvous that you’d like to share, please send them to stories@psgbowners.org and we will get them up on the website!

This year’s Rendezvous attracted over 80 Grand Banks and over 200 proud owners, friends and GB enthusiasts.  For those who were unable to attend, here’s a brief recap of the event, by Leslie Simmons of Stan Miller Yachts (and PSGBOA Board Member):

{Originally posted to stanmilleryachts.com, May 21}

“The annual Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous was another resounding success! This year’s event began on Wednesday, May 6th and ended Sunday, May 10th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina, on sunny San Juan Island.

This year we were treated to eighty plus Grand Banks in attendance. Not only were there a lot of boats, there was a huge variety of Grand Banks, representing many different stages of GB’s production. The theme for this year’s event was “Celebrating Over 50 Years of Grand Banks in the Pacific NW” – so it was fitting that there was such great variety! We visited with owners of all sorts. On the “historical” side, there were two gorgeously restored Alaskans and quite a few woodies. Every decade was represented, from the 1960s to the 2000s. The oldest boats were a 1967 32 Sedan and 36 Classic, and the newest were a 2007 39 Eastbay and 2007 47 Europa. Everyone loved seeing the wide spectrum of GBs lining the docks!

The Rendezvous flew by, with a busy schedule of events. Wednesday kicked off with two seminars and a dockside Happy Hour. By Thursday, most of the attendees had arrived and things really began to groove, with more seminars, a dinghy trip to Westcott Bay Oyster Farm and a fire safety demo. The evening capped off with a bonfire on the beach and a spooky walk to the Mausoleum.

The fun continued on Friday, with Grand Banks Yachts presenting their annual company update, as well as service tips from Service Director Fran Morey. A cooking demo enticed a big part of the group up to McMillin’s Dining Room, where they feasted on Prime Rib and learned tips from Chef Bill Shaw.

Friday features a dedicated Sponsor Booth session; we loved meeting with everyone – Grand Banks owners are so proud about their boats, that it’s a treat to get to speak with them, as well as see the boats in person!

A potluck and wine tasting topped of an already fantastic Friday. On Saturday, the last day of the event, attendees had plenty of time to soak up the sun, enjoy more seminars and of course, watch the annual dog show. There’s a lot of dogs onboard GBs (and a few cats!), that’s for sure. At the end of the day on Saturday, everyone gathered on the lawn to enjoy drinks and a fantastic dinner.

A beautiful setting, wonderful people…what more could we ask for?! We look forward to the 2016 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous!”

 

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.

Join Us for the 2015 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous!

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We are very excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the annual PSGBOA Rendezvous, our celebration of 50 years of Grand Banks in the Pacific Northwest! May 6th-10th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina.

This year promises another great Rendezvous – we have exciting new seminars and hands-on demos, delicious food and beverages, and 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).

Click here to download the current schedule

Here are some highlights:

  • Planned demonstrations from a U.S. Coast Guard boat
  • Fire preparedness: The fire department will be setting fires (and WE will putting them out!)
  • Managing onboard medical emergencies
  • Cruising with your 4-legged loved ones (including how to handle onboard health issues) with a seasoned offshore cruising expert
  • Learn the latest about new boating apps and technology available
  • Listen to a three-time Space Shuttle Commander present the world from space
  • Learn shipwreck folklore from the San Juan Island museum director
  • Hear the latest in trials and tales from the UW oceanographers

NEW Activities this Year:

  • Chandlery: Bring items off your boat that you would like to sell, swap or give away (e.g. hardware, electrical items, tools, keys, cabinets, whatever!). Stay tuned for more details.
  • Dinghy trip to an oyster farm
  • Walking tours: Guided history tour of Roche Harbor; docent guided tours of the art park; guided tours of a local distillery
  • A hosted bon fire and “loaded” coffees and desert followed by a spooky late night walk to the mausoleum with RH executive chef Bill Shaw
  • Nightly cigars (or not) under the stars which will always lead to exaggerated sea stories!

Also, we’ve listened to your feedback, past participants! The Chef Shaw Cooking Demo will feature more substantial nibbles and wine, and will be limited in participation numbers so as to not feel too crowded!

Click here to download the current schedule

So what are you waiting for? REGISTER NOW! Early bird pricing is in effect through March 15th. For only $200/boat (up to two adults), you get a variety of seminars, activities, food, drink and more! We are a non-profit organization (emphasis on NON!); as you can see that $200 registration fee is just a fraction of the actual expenses.  In fact, the majority of our costs are covered by OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS most of whom have been with us year after year.  We provide time for you to greet and THANK them on Friday afternoon (and throughout the event!) and encourage you to keep them in mind when you have a boat need/project/service come up

We hope you continue to help us make the next 50 years truly the best for our Grand Banks community!

Click here to download the current schedule

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

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

Video from the 2014 Rendezvous

Here’s a short video from the 2014 rendezvous by Ian McGhie.

A Short Photo Album from the 2014 Rendezvous

Here are a few rendezvous photos from the camera Jonathan Cooper. Click the link to download the pdf.

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PSGBOA 2014 Cooper Photos

Have your own favorite photo? Please email it to rendezvous@psgbowners.org