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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!

2023 Rendezvous – Coming Soon!

Grand Banks Rendezvous

May 10-14, 2023
Registration opens March 22
Early Bird Registration Fee is $255 per Boat

Back by Popular Demand – Chef Shaw Cooking Demo!
– lunch with a demo and wine in the beautiful McMillan Dining Room
– make sure to sign up as attendance is limited and it is sure to sell out

Wednesday
~ Boats arrive and a BYOB Cocktail Welcome Party
Thursday
~ Donuts, Speakers, Catered Welcome Banquet in the Pavilion
Friday
~ More Speakers, Chef Shaw Cooking Demo (extra fee)
~ Sponsor Appreciation Event with free Beer!!!
~ Dinner at your leisure
Saturday
~ More Speakers, Buses to Friday Harbor for Shopping, Farmers Market
~ Pot Luck Dinner followed by Entertainment on the Dock

Plus so much more!! Details coming soon. Information on how to make moorage reservations will be part of the registration process.

2023 Rendezvous – Save The Date!

May 10-14, 2023 – Roche Harbor

We have started to plan the 2023 PSGBOA Rendezvous and we know you won’t want to miss it. Mark your Calendars!

Simple Fun! Simple Friendships! Simple Solutions! Simply beautiful Roche Harbor!

K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple Sailor!

Your committee is busy setting things in motion for a simple yet fantastic few days of camaraderie with owners of All forms of Grand Banks boats!

Mark your calendars to make plans to join us in beautiful Roche Harbor on San Juan Island. Details will be coming soon on what to expect.

Event registration opens mid March. At that time, the registration form will have instructions on how to make moorage reservations at Roche. (Don’t worry, they will have room for you!)

Questions : contact Patt or Janice at rendezvous@psgbowners.org

As always, if you are interested in volunteering with the Committee to help us come up with fun and interesting ideas for our members, please let us know and we can include you in our Zoom meetings!

2022 Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2022 PSGBOA Rendezvous! We are returning to our traditional form Rendezvous since before pandemic restrictions and we are expecting a great turn out. Click the link below to fill out the form and for more details about the event. Early bird registration will be until April 4th. Payments are made online via PayPal only, however a PayPal account is not required.

Let’s get ready to Pawty! 
https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2022-grand-banks-rendezvous-registration/

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.

2018 Grand Banks Rendezvous – One for the Ages!

This year’s Rendezvous went off without a hitch – glorious weather, 72 boats and almost 200 WONDERFUL Grand Banks owners, guests and sponsors attended this year’s “Back to the Island” Jimmy Buffett-themed event!

A steady stream of Grand Banks of all shapes and sizes arrived at Roche Harbor on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the main festivities kicking off on Thursday. We started the day bright and early, with some famous Lime Kiln donuts and coffee and an excellent series of seminars. Thursday was a packed day, with afternoon events including the Cooking Demo at McMillin’s Dining Room and a trip to Westcott Bay Shellfish Co. We finished off the evening with our ever-popular potluck and wine tasting, sponsored by NW Explorations. This year we also did a blind wine tasting, with attendees bringing colorfully decorated wine bottles to taste and vote on their favorites (there are quite a few artists in the group!).

Friday kicked off with a little bit of “BOGA” (boat yoga) and then our seminars resumed with Art Hebert’s presentation “Creative Solutions for a Bad Day at Sea.” Attendees also enjoyed a presentation on GB windows and frames replacement from Seaview Boatyard – a common maintenance item on GBs! The afternoon concluded with a Cheeseburger in Paradise lunch, sponsored by Seaview Boatyard, and our Sponsor Appreciation event, where our owners visited with all of our GREAT sponsors (we can’t do it without them!). A scavenger hunt encouraged some additional participation! Thursday night wound up (definitely not down) with the opening of the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere PSGBOA Bar” – where we served margaritas and tequila shots and danced the evening away to live tunes!

We still had plenty in store for our last day, Saturday. George Sass, Global Director of Marketing for our presenting sponsor, Grand Banks Yachts, joined us for a company update. S3 Maritime shared what’s new in marine electronics, and then it was off to the Friday Harbor Farmer’s Market for many of our guests (while some chose to just hang out on their boats – after all, it was a BEAUTIFUL day!).  On Saturday afternoon, the group welcomed Steve Scalzo, former President of Foss Maritime, who shared insights into the tugs of Puget Sound.

Saturday also presented the opportunity for PSGBOA to present a special award to Brian Pemberton, former President of PSGBOA, former Rendezvous Chair and a PILLAR of the Grand Banks community here in the Pacific Northwest.  As he moves on from PSGBOA, our entire organization will miss him dearly.

Our Saturday night dinner was held at the Pavilion this year, with guests enjoying the amazing sunny courtyard and indoor-outdoor ambiance of Roche Harbor’s fabulous grounds. An Italian “festa spiaggaia” greeted us and it was delicious, as usual! We got through our business of electing the new Board, handed out a few prizes, and had a fantastic time! A sweet send-off for all!

Check out photos of the event on Facebook!

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous in Roche Harbor, WA.

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous - Register Now!

Register Now for the 2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous!

REGISTRATION CLOSES on APRIL 25th!

*** Register online: https://psgboa.wufoo.com/forms/2018-psgboa-grand-banks-rendezvous/ ***

We’re headed BACK TO THE ISLAND for a Jimmy Buffet-esque celebration of spring! Join us at the 2018 Grand Banks Rendezvous, May 9-13 at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina.

Boy, do we have a great Rendezvous planned for you this year! We are busy preparing to welcome you “Back to the Island” (Jimmy Buffet-style!). Break out all your “ParrotHead” gear, Key West style island clothing and join us at the 2018 Grand Banks Rendezvous! You’ll enjoy great friends, great food and fun! We will be ready and waiting on the docks to greet you whether you are a First Timer or a Rendezvous Regular!

Registration:
Registration fees are $250 per boat with up to two people onboard (additional fees apply for extra people and kids – see the Registration form for details). Look at all of what the Captain and First Mate get, as part of that reasonable registration fee!

  • 8 to 10 educational speakers over three days, discussing various topics on boating, safety, history, maintenance, and much more!
  • Sponsor Appreciation Event & “Cheeseburger in Paradise” lunch on Friday
  • Coffee and donuts delivered to the dock tents on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (yum!)
  • Welcome Drink on Wed. Evening
  • Wine Tasting and Appetizer Party on Thurs. Evening
  • Tequila Tasting Party/Dance at “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” PSGBOA Bar On the Docks including LIVE MUSIC from The Chameleons!
  • Boat Inspections
  • Bus to Friday Harbor Farmers Market/ Shopping
  • Goodie Bag and Swag
  • Saturday Night Dinner in the Pavilion with apps, dinner, dessert and drinks!
  • …and more!

So what are you waiting for??? Sign up today! Just fill out our online registration and then pay via check or credit card / PayPal.

REGISTER TODAY FOR THE BEST RATES!
CLICK HERE FOR OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM!

After you register, you’ll receive a copy of your registration form, as well as additional details regarding payment.

You Rendezvous Committee can’t wait to make new friends and say hello to old friends!

Your Margaritaville Mama,
Patt Aiello
PSGBOA President
2018 Rendezvous Chairman

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous

2018 PSGBOA Grand Banks Rendezvous