Rendezvous Roundup 2019

Looking for a summer highlight? Check out our list of more than 30 rendezvous and rallies all along the West Coast.

Ocean Alexander

Boaters look forward to boating season for many reasons, from the personal and intimate to the social and public. Secret anchorages, journeys to personally significant locations, couples’ cruises and more occupy much of a cruising couple’s summer. But most boaters are social by nature, so happy hours, weekend raft-ups and dinner on the flybridge are very popular.

Many boaters look forward to a specific event or two more than any other: rendezvous and rallies. They’re held up and down the West Coast, and they all hold the potential for significant fun, maybe a little mystery, probably some hijinks and big adventure.

Educational seminars and informal classes — engine repair, trip planning, cleaning and maintenance, and navigation — are part of many rondy events, and they are definitely beneficial, but the real reason rondy events are so popular is because like-minded people get together and share stories of adventure on the high seas or close to home, swap tales of on-the-go repairs, exchange ideas for easy-to-fix meals and easy-to-whip-up cocktails, and compete in halfhearted races and contests.

Rallies such as CUBAR and the Baja Ha-Ha give first-time long-distance cruisers a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of voyaging to new places without the consternation that comes with doing it alone. Veterans help the newbies, and a central group of people plan the stops along the way and all the other things that take some of the burden off the participants.

With all that written, take a look at our alphabetical list and see if there’s an event or two with your name on it.

ALEXANDER MARINE USA
JUNE 13-16
Hosted by Alexander Marine USA; Roche Harbor, Wash.; (206) 344-8566; alexandermarineusa.com/rendezvous

Aspen Rendezvous

ASPEN
JUNE 1-2
Hosted by Aspen Power Catamarans, Alderbrook Resort, Hood Canal, WA; ashley@aspenpowercatamarans.com; (360) 668-4347; aspenpowercatamarans.com

JULY 26-AUG 11
Hosted by Aspen Owner’s Cruising Club; Desolation Sound, B.C.; ashley@aspenpowercatamarans.com; (360) 668-4347; aspenpowercatamarans.com

BAJA HA-HA XXVI
NOV. 3-16
Hosted by Baja Ha-Ha; A two-week-long cruisers rally, mostly sail, from San Diego to Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico; baja-haha.com

BENETEAU
AUG. 2-4
Hosted by South Coast Yachts; Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA; (619) 224-7784; info@scyachts.com; scyachts.com

CAMANO
JULY 26-28
Hosted by Pacific Camano owners; Port Browning, B.C.; (253) 208-8494; tonifroehling@gmail.com; camanopacific.com

CHRIS-CRAFT
JULY 11-14
Hosted by Pacific Northwest Chris-Craft Rendezvous Club; Port Orchard Marina, Port Orchard, WA; chairman@chriscraftrendezvous.com; chriscraftrendezvous.com

JULY 19-20
Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous; hosted by Chris-Craft B.C.; Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; dandjpeepbles@telus.net; canadianchriscraftrendezvous.weebly.com

CRUISE UNDERWAY TO BAJA RALLY
NOV. 4-20
Hosted by San Diego Yacht Club; CUBAR is a two-week powerboat rally from San Diego to La Paz; cubar.sdyc.org

Ranger Tug Cutwater

CUTWATER BOATS & RANGER TUGS
SEPT. 5-8
Hosted by Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats; Roche Harbor Resort & Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; rangertugs.com, cutwater.com, tugnuts.com; (206) 491-1733.

Ranger Tug

GLASPLY
AUG. 9-11
U.S. and Canadian Rendezvous; hosted by GlasPly owners; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; (650) 269-0785; davidblakejackson@gmail.com

Glasply

GRADY-WHITE
MAY 3-5
Hosted by Northwest Grady- White Club; The Spring Rendezvous & Cod Derby; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 953-5363; nwgwc.org

GRAND BANKS
MAY 3-5
Hosted by Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; gb46eg@comcast.net; psgbowners.org

HAMPTON YACHT GROUP
MAY 30-JUNE 1
Presented by Hampton Yacht Group, for owners of Hampton and Endurance Yachts; Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 623-5200; jenny@hamptonyachtgroup.com

JEANNEAU
JUNE 21-23
Hosted by Marine Servicenter and Jeanneau; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; (206) 323-2405; marinesc.com

Ranger Tug Cutwater

KADEY-KROGEN
SEPT. TBD
Hosted by Pacific Northwest Krogen Owners Group; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; kadeykrogenowners.org

LAKE UNION SEA RAY
JULY 10-14
Sponsored by Lake Union Sea Ray for owners of Sea Ray and Meridian boats; Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 284-3800; info@lakeunionsearay.com, lakeunionsearay.com

MARITIMO MUSTER
AUG. 30-SEPT. 2
Hosted by Compass Point Yachts Inc.; Rosario Resort, Eastsound, Wash.; (949) 870-2239; bking@compasspointyachtsinc.com; compasspointyachtsinc.com

MONARO MARINE
JULY 13-14
Hosted by Monaro Marine; Port Browning Marina, B.C.; (604) 277-7433; monaro@telus.net; monaromarine.com

NAVIGATOR
AUG. 22-25
Hosted by the Northwest Navigator Yacht Owners Rendezvous Committee; Cap Sante Marina; Anacortes, Wash.; nwnavigatoryachtowners.com

NORDIC TUG
MAY 30-JUNE 2
Hosted by Pacific Area Northwest Nordic Tug Owners Association; Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA; Peter Bolay; panntoa@gmail.com; panntoa.org

NORTH PACIFIC YACHTS
SEPT. 16-18
Hosted by North Pacific Yachts; Friday Harbor, WA; (604) 377-6650; tbrice@northpacificyachts.com; northpacificyachts.com

OFFSHORE YACHTS
AUG. 1-3
Meet-up hosted by Offshore West; Toba Wilderness & Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound, B.C.; (949) 673-5401; diane@offshorewest.com

RIVIERA
JUNE 7-8
Hosted by Emerald Pacific Yachts & Van Isle Marina; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (206) 587-0660; info@epyachts.com

SEASPORT
AUG. 23-24
Hosted by Master Marine; Friday Harbor, San Juan Island; (250) 655-3711; seasport.rondy@gmail.com; mastermarine.com

SPECIALTY YACHTS
JUNE 20-23
Hosted by Specialty Yachts; Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; (877) 822-0359; specialtyyachts.com

TOLLYCRAFT
JUNE 20-23
Hosted by Tollycraft Boating Club; Roche Harbor Marina, Roche Harbor, WA; (360) 379-6498; tollyclub.com

SEPT. 13-15
Canadian Tollycruisers Rendezvous; hosted by Tollycraft Boating Club; Telegraph Harbor Marina, Thetis Island, B.C.; (360) 379-6498; bellelaff@gmail.com; tollycruisers.com

WEST BAY SHIPYARDS
JUNE 21-23
Hosted by West Bay Shipyards; Victoria International Marina, Victoria, B.C.; westbay.bc.ca; annikavermeulen@gmail.com; (604) 762-0742

WILLARD BOATS
MAY 10-12
Hosted by owners of Willard Boats; Friday Harbor, WA; (360) 588-1284; info@willardboats.org; willardboats.org

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