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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!

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.

 

Save the Date: 2016 PSGBOA Rendezvous

We hope everyone has had (or is still having!) a wonderful summer cruising. As fall gets ready to make her arrival, we wanted to make sure everyone gets the 2016 PSGBOA Rendezvous dates on their calendars!

This year’s 2016 Rendezvous will be held Wednesday, May 11 – Sunday, May 15th at Roche Harbor Resort and Marina. We hope you can join us!

Stay tuned for more details!

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!”