Here’s the link to the “Helpful Links” Phil Schofield provided at his very popular photography presentation.
Wow! We have 74 boats and over 215 crew signed up to attend the 2014 Rendezvous in beautiful Roche Harbor. It’s just two weeks away. We are looking forward to seeing you all there.
Click here to download the Rendezvous Schedule of Events
Open Boat Tours: Show off your GB modifications at the rendezvous
We would like to make the open boats portion of the rendezvous a true learning experience. Have you made customizations, improvements, modifications, or interesting additions to your boat? Would you like to show them to others? Send us an email to add your name to the list. We will distribute the list at registration.
If you wish to participate, please provide the information below to Terry Stanford and John Creighton at: Fringle@aol.com.
A. BOAT (NAME/MODEL/YEAR):
C. MODIFICATIONS OF INTEREST:
D. COOL FINDS:
(Note: We will provide participants with a small flag that, when displayed, will notify others that they can ask to come aboard to see your boat’s modifications.)
Questions? Shoot us an email at email@example.com.
Salish Sea Potlatch: Exposition on the 2014 Annual Rendezvous Theme
The theme of this year’s Annual Rendezvous is “Salish Sea Potlatch.” Curious? Read on.
Some definitions are in order.
Salish Sea: The body of water encompassing Desolation Sound and the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of San Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. The name was created by a marine biologist in 1988 to designate the above marine ecosystem and to honor the Coast Salish peoples. It is now an officially recognized title, according to learned sources. See more. http://staff.wwu.edu/stefan/salish_sea.shtml
Potlatch: A ceremonial feast given by Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in which everyone receives a gift. The potlatch has had many uses, but here is an interesting one that might be valuable one day. “If an important person fell off a canoe, a small but elegant and costly potlatch would be given to offset the humiliation of the fall. You could not be laughed at. You could not lose dignity.” See http://nativeamericans.mrdonn.org/northwest/potlatch.html
“Salish Sea Potlatch” will provide terrific opportunities to socialize and have fun in Fabulous Roche Harbor. Join us Thursday, May 8th through Sunday, May 11th. Mark your calendar now and stay tuned to this site for the additional information that will soon emerge.
A Video Invitation to the 2014 GB Annual Rendezvous
John Henson, Lily Jung Henson, and Brian Pemberton are the 2014 Annual Rendezvous Co-Chairs.
Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. New information will be posted here as soon as we receive it.
This article was written by Rusty Lewis of the Archimedes and originally appeared on his blog.
I don’t know about your boat, but we have collected a drawer full of manuals and documentation for the various electronics and gizmos on Archimedes. While we occasionally reference one from time to time, they mostly just take up space. Our solution is an iPad and an app called Good Reader ($4.99).
All the manuals we need are available in electronic pdf format. An iPad is the perfect medium for storing and viewing these documents. There are other tablets and other document reader apps. This is just the combination we are using.
Good Reader allows us to download the manuals, organize them, and view them as needed. We also keep electronic copies of important papers like registration, insurance, radio license, and EPIRB registration on the iPad. It never hurts to have back up copies of the important stuff. Good Reader does much more than we use it for. It can connect to iCloud, Dropbox, and a number of other services to retrieve pdf’s. Follow the link above to see what else it can do.
We had a great turnout at the 2013 Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous. About 60 boats and their valiant crews attended. But … we have almost 500 members. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have most, if not all, at the next rendezvous?
We would love to have those that attended weigh in on what would make the rendezvous even better next year. For those who attended, please take a moment to complete our survey. Just ten questions. Short and easy.
We thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
We are working diligently on insightful questions to survey those who did not attend.
This article was written by Kim Lewis of the Archimedes and originally appeared on her blog.
One thing notable about most couples who take to boating is that when it comes to docking (or generally navigating in tight quarters), you’re most likely to find the male at the helm. Note that I didn’t say all, as we have encountered couples where this was not the case at all, it’s just that generally speaking, it’s the guy who takes the boat into the slip, and the gal who’s standing ready to tie up ashore.
A message from the Rendezvous Chair …
This year’s PSGBOA Rendezvous at Roche Harbor was attended by 60 boats, including 18 first time attendees. The theme was “South of the Boarder Fiesta”, and the decorations, meals and music carried the theme. From all accounts, the rendezvous was a great success with a number of interesting speakers, a visit by “Carnac the Magnificent”, a rubber ducky race, a fantastic cooking demonstration, and raffle prizes.
We had an excellent group of sponsors who set up exhibit booths next to the taco bar on the dock, and the food contributed by our attendees to Friday’s pot luck and wine/beer tasting event was the best we’ve ever had, and there was plenty of it to be shared! And of course, Roche Harbor did a first class job with Saturday’s wind up cocktail party, raffle and dinner. Continue reading