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2024 Rendezvous – Save The Date!

Mark Your Calendars and Save The Date!

Who:       Grand Banks Owners – current, past, and future
What:      2024 PSGBOA Rendezvous
      *** Keep It Simple Sailor, Part II ***
Where:    Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
When:     May 8-12, 2024
How:       By SEA or LAND or AIR

Don’t miss this annual gathering of all things Grand Banks!

Registration opens March 19, 2024. Watch for it!! Moorage reservations should be made with Roche Harbor through the App, Dockwa, starting in mid to late February. As in recent years, Roche Harbor will provide complimentary moorage for Wednesday night for those requesting moorage through Sunday May 12. If you plan to attend by land or otherwise require a room at Roche Harbor, make your reservation early. Five rooms have currently been reserved for event participants, first come / first served. When making your reservation, be sure to let Roche Harbor know you are with PSGBOA.

See you at the Rendezvous for camaraderie, education, fine food and beverages, and just plain old simple FUN! Questions? Email us at rendezvous at psgbowners dot org

2023 Registration is now Open!

Keep It Simple

Registration is now open for the 2023 PSGBOA Rendezvous!

This years event is all about K.I.S.S. – “Keepin’ It Simple Sailor”! We will have a great suite of relevant talks, lot’s of time for socializing and boat gawking, learning and sharing our experiences, and Sponsors on hand to walk us through what we need to know. And did we mention free beer?

Here is the link to register for the event:
https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2023-grand-banks-rendezvous-registration/

You will also need to make your own moorage reservations with Roche Harbor. They are using the “Dockwa” App again this year to manage their moorage reservations. Use this link so that they know you are part of the GB Rendezvous:
https://dockwa.com/explore/destination/wgcrgq-roche-harbor-resort-marina/inquiries/new?contract_group_id=RNKMUNZZ

If you have used Dockwa before, all of your boat specifics will already be part of your account so just click “Login”. If you have not used Dockwa before, then you can create an account by clicking “Sign Up”.

Roche will again be offering free moorage on Wednesday for boats that stay through Sunday. Events (and donuts!) start Thursday morning so you’ll definitely want to be there by Wednesday evening.

It’s going to be a great year of boating so start it out right by attending the Rendezvous and Keepin’ It Simple!

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 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

Arianna in the latest PassageMaker magazine

Note from member Richard Pierce: “Thought you might like to know there is a big spread about our boat (Arianna, 1970 Alaskan 46) in the October issue of PassageMaker (www.passagemaker.com). We also have a blog at https://alaskan46forsale.shutterfly.com that has more of the story and many photos that the members might find interesting.”

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Update Your Contact Information

This link will take you to a short online form, where you can update your contact info and preferences:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l7YUPZSzYo0Cvxt7F6VGYusyMOdLX-K3-p0VvzelZaY/viewform

Drone video from the Gulf Islands

Here’s a collection of short clips I threw together to show off the great video from our nifty new quadcopter. It’s really a lot of fun!

For more info, you can visit the post I wrote over at my blog. We’ll be sure to bring it to the next rendezvous (unless I sink it first).