Rendezvous Schedule

Westsail Rendezvous are a great way for Westsail owners and those interested in Westsails to meet Westsailors and see their Westsail's.  Please register so the event organizers know you are planning on attending. Unless otherwise announced all funds are due when you arrive at the event.

 

Upcoming events

    • March 30, 2018
    • April 01, 2018
    • Half Moon Bay, California
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    Ahoy Northern California Westsailors! 

    Shake out the sheets and mark your calendars for the 2018 Spring cruise out to Half Moon Bay Friday March 30th - Sunday April 1st. 

    Weather permitting, we'll be departing under the Golden Gate Bridge at slack on Friday morning at 0730 and make our way down to Pillar Point Harbor. (If you can't make a Friday departure, c'mon down on Saturday!) There is plenty of space to anchor in the very protected harbor or you can make arrangements for a guest slip with the harbor master. 

    Aerial view of the harbor – The open anchorage is inside the break wall and outside of the inner harbor with the slips.


    https://www.smharbor.com/pillar-point-harbor-2a60548

    ·         Friday – Sail down/Settle In

    ·         Saturday:

    - Afternoon hike to Mavericks overlook

    - Dinner 1800 at Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

    ·         Sunday

    - Breakfast 0700 at Ketch Joanne at Pillar Point Harbor  

    - Return to SF Bay in the AM, timing to hit the GGB entrance and ride the flood in before slack at 1430

    If the weather outlook in the ocean is not looking good we'll execute plan B which will be a location inside the bay such as Ayala Cove at Angel Island. 

    We will be monitoring VHF 68 as well as VHF 16 of course. 


    Organizers:

    Jay Bietz – W32 Pygmalion -  jay_bietz@sbcglobal.net

    Randy Leasure - W32 Tortuga – captleasure@yahoo.com


    • April 05, 2018
    • April 08, 2018
    • Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California
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    SoCal Westsail Isthmus Spring Break Cruise Out , April 5-8th, 2018

    To encourage Westsailors Old and New to take off the canvas covers, do a little spring commissioning and start the season off right we are adding this very informal spring break week to the SoCal agenda!!! There will be the bare minimum of scheduled get togethers because this week should be all about family friendly  fun in the sun and water. Moorings will fill up fast  so why not come over Thursday to secure a spot, or start the week in Avalon and end at the Isthmus. Or sail around the back side to Cat Harbor, enjoy the peace and quiet , and just meet up for Potluck on Sat. Night.

      If you are unable to bring your boat  but would like to attend we may be able to find you a crew position so let us know. Or the Catalina flyer out of San Pedro makes several trips a day. There are a few options for staying ashore including tent camping, tent cabin camping, seasonal employee bunk house rentals (private rooms shared bathrooms and cooking area) and the lovely Banning house B&B. But make sure to book well in advance because accomodations ashore will fill up early this time of year!  If you book a campsite there is a truck that will deliver all your coolers and gear up the hill. We can also land dinghies on the beach below the campground – so wannabe westsailors can host a campfire one night, and come hang out on the boats another. Just let us know you are coming  and we will make sure you get plenty of boat visiting time!

    .  Look for the Westsail 32s at the west side if the Isthmus, on moorings C and D.  If you plan to attend please let us know the name and size of your boat,  and how many nights you plan to stay.

     Mooring fee is based on manufacturers stated length – 10’ to 29’ is $38 per day, 30’ to 39’ $46.00 is per day, 40’ to 49’ is $54.00 per day

    The planned loose schedule will include the following events:

    THURSDAY or FRIDAY ARRIVAL – If coming by boat, call the Harbormaster on VHF channel 9 when you arrive at the harbor.  Be sure and let them know you are here to attend the WOA rendezvous. Look for the Westsail 32s at the west side if the isthmus, on moorings C and D. for any needed help in mooring your vessel.  Meet and greet any new faces and plan to attend a casual get acquainted happy hour aboard on one of the boats each night.   Which one will be determined and announced.  Feel free to bring your own and a little to spill to the gods of the sea.

    THURSDAY evening – Welcome appetizers and drinks on that evening’s host boat (to be announced – a different one each night is the plan! – look for boat flying both the Westsail and Cocktail burgee.)

    FRIDAY – Informal Boat visiting and generally decompressing to island time. Cocktail hour at the bar at 5  and Dinner ashore at the restaurant at 7. Nightcaps on the evening’s host boat.

    SATURDAY – Meetup for coffee and check in  at the Café deck at 9. . Informal boat visiting. Dinghy races  at 2 pm from the BBQ beach. . Potluck on the beach at 5 pm.  BYOB (bring your own beef and a side or desert to share). Rum and sea stories on the evening’s host boat (TBD)

    SUNDAY – Breakfast at the café at 8. Departures.

    Upon arrival hail Isthmus Harbor Patrol on VHF Channel 9 and ask for a mooring on B or C line. But please also let us know you are coming, with or without your boat:

     Kirk Brown at: (951) 313–3637 cell or email: 1cptkirk@msn.com.

    Colleen Crystal at: (714) 943 – 2414 or email ccrystalhb@icloud.com

    And or sign up on WOA website- www.westsail.org

     Additional contact phone numbers:                                    l

    Two Harbors Harbormaster – (310) 510-4253 0r (310) 510-4254

    Catalina Visitors Center - (310) 510-4205

    Possible two night rentals at private homes - (877) 778-8322

     Remember, you don’t have to be a Westsail owner to attend. Owners of all of the  Atkins/Archer/Double-ender types, and any other interested folks, are invited to enjoy the camaraderie and see our beautiful boats.  Spread the word in your home ports!!

     

     

    Hope to see you on this special Spring weekend !


    • June 08, 2018
    • June 10, 2018
    • Dana Point Harbor,
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    SOCAL Mainland 2018 Rendezvous 

    June 8th  10th, 2018

    Dana Point Harbor, CA


    Rondezvous Host: Kirk Brown - Westsail 32 Ostara

    Please register on WOA website  AND contact Capt. Kirk with confirmation of attendance ASAP.  Kirk: 951-313-3637 1cptkirk@msn.com

    Location – Dana Point Harbor,  Guest Slips

    We will be trying to get several guest slips adjacent to one another in the West basin.

    Dana Point Harbor Guest Slip facilities in the harbor are managed by Dana Point Marina Company.

    Advance reservations are required.  Please register and pay for Guest Slips as soon as possible (June is a busy month) and let them know you are with the WOA group.

    Slips under 45' - $1.10 per linear foot. 

    Reservations: Please call (949) 496-6137 or 8 am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday

    email (guestslips@danapointmarina.com) .

     

    Anchorage is also available in the West anchorage, adjacent to the Ocean Institute and Baby Beach. Anchorages are monitored by OC Sheriff Harbor Patrol. For additional information, please contact DP Harbor Patrol at (949)248-2222.

    Schedule of Events - SoCal Westsail Rendezvous June 2018

    Friday, June 8

    The format will be essentially the same as in the past, with boats and other attendees arriving throughout the day on Friday.  WOA will sponsor snacks and drinks at the dock.

    Friday night dinner will be a Potluck BBQ on the nearby beach. 

    Saturday, June 9

    Saturday day: Folks are free to roam the docks and visit the boats and renew old acquaintances or make new ones. Bud should be there, offering his mini-surveys and other bits of wisdom you may or may not need. Kirk will be selling WOA merchandise on Saturday, so bring cash or checks — we aren’t set up for credit cards

    Feel free to bring snacks/appetizers to share with other attendees. We’ll have soft drinks available on the dock.

    Saturday night: Saturday night program is  in the works – possibly dinner  at Dana Point yacht club with a speaker. Details to follow.   

    Sunday, June 10

    Sunday am. WOA will sponsor muffins and coffee at the dock.  Then time to say good-byes and head out to your home ports

     

    Marina Amenities     

    ·                     Water and Power

    ·                     Convenient restroom, shower and trash facilities.

    ·                     Coin operated washer & dryer.

    ·                     Pump-out facility located at end of guest dock.

    ·                     Short walk to shopping, restaurants and hotel.

    Guest Slip Reservation Requirements:  1.  A copy of current vessel registration / documentation. 2. Proof of current vessel liability insurance with a minimum $300,000 "Combined Single Limit Liability". 3.  Photo ID.   For more information visit:  http://www.danapointmarina.com/guest-slip.php

    Arrival/Check-out: Check-in is 1:00pm & Check-out is 12:00 noon. If planning to arrive after business hours, please make arrangements for access in advance, using key dispenser.

    Sue Ferrari/Customer Service: sue@danapointmarina.com 34555 Casitas PlaceDana Point, Calif 92629  Phone: 949-496-6137 Fax: 949-496-0788


    Hope to see you on this special weekend !



    • June 15, 2018
    • June 17, 2018
    • Poulsbo, WA
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    2018 Pacific Northwest Rendezvous 

    June 15 - 17, 2018


    Port of Poulsbo, Poulsbo, WA

    Please contact host Terry Lee at  lee.terrylee60 at gmail.com  .  He has reserved 11 slips with the marina ... please contact him for details. 


    • September 14, 2018
    • September 16, 2018
    • Ladysmith Community Marina, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CA
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    Canada West Coast Westsail Rendezvous 2018


    September 14 - 16th, 2018

    Ladysmith Community Marina

    Vancouver Island

    Host - Ken Lund  -  SV Full Circle svfullcircle007@gmail.com 


    Location – Ladysmith Community Marina, Vancouver Island

    It has been 5 long years since we have had a Canada West Coast Rendezvous so hope to see a good turnout for this one. Moorage space has been reserved with Ladysmith Marina and they are expecting us. Please book early with the Marina.

    Slip Reservations:  http://reservations.lmsmarina.ca or call 250-245-1146 or on VHF 66A.

    Price is $1.40/foot first night (effective April 1st, 2018), $1.10/foot for each subsequent night in the same season.

    The Marina Welcome Centre provides a marina office, free Wi-Fi, washroom, shower and laundry facilities, plus a fireside lounge with a large TV, large meeting room and the Oyster Bay Cafe. The Marina is a short 10 minute walk to downtown Ladysmith or Transfer Beach, and a 20 minute drive to Nanaimo.

    Please sign up at http://www.westsail.org/event-2836625  so we can plan ahead. 

    Schedule of Events -

    Friday, Sept. 14th

    We expect boats and other attendees arriving throughout the day on Friday.  WOA will sponsor snacks and drinks at the dock. Feel free to bring snacks/appetizers to share with other attendees.  Dinner Plans will be made based on number of boats attending and confirmed – possibly dinner in town. We are open to suggestions. 

    Saturday, Sept. 15th

    Saturday am: Breakfast at Oyster Bay Café at the marina

    Saturday day: Folks are free to roam the docks and visit the boats and renew old acquaintances or make new ones. Colleen will be selling WOA merchandise, so bring cash or checks, sorry we are not set up for credit cards.

    Feel free to bring snacks/appetizers to share with other attendees. We will have soft drinks, tea and coffee available on the dock.

    Saturday night: Hoping for a Salmon BBQ on the docks. The marina offers a great group seating and dining area so should be a pleasant evening. If wild salmon are not easily obtainable we may have to go to Plan B as there will be no farmed salmon served.

    Sunday, Sept. 16th

    Sunday am. WOA will sponsor muffins and coffee at the dock. And then it will be time to depart the marina.

    If the wind co operates we hope to have a Sailboat Race From Ladysmith to nearby Thetis Island


    • October 05, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • October 07, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • Guest Dock, Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond, CA
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    Welcome!

    All Westsails and Westsailors past, present and future. Bring your boat, crew, or just yourself. We have dock space for all boats.  

    The 2018 Westsail Rendezous will be at the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA.  

    The Saturday night dinner/meeting will be held in the very nice classroom under the marina harbor office.  
     
    Please register in advance on the WOA web site .
    • Google Map Location  Marina Bay Marina, Richmond, CA

    • Lodging and local attractions - Richmond Convention & Visitors web site and also Tradewinds sailing schools - local guide to nearby lodging and services.   

    • Parking - will be available near the G Dock - please ask us for a parking pass. 

    • Slip fees are ~$.50 per foot per night (as of 2017)  and include access card for showers.   Please call the office at (510) 236-1013.  The pdf sign up form  will need to be filled out and sent to the office. When you arrive, the office will issue the access key at the marina office.    US Boat members do receive a discount.

    • Early arrivals - If you arrive before the event tell them you are with the Westsail Rendezvous.  US Boat members to receive a discount.

    • Those arriving by car - do use Google Maps  to find your way to the Marina Bay Harbor Office - we will be on the dock east of the office.

    • Friday night hors d'oeuvres potluck on the Guest Dock - a fun event bring your favorite finger food. 

    • Saturday,  boat tours and visiting followed by a delicious sailors potluck BBQ under the Marina office. 

    • Our famous red raffle finishes the Saturday evening event.   Prizes in the past are from our friends at Cruising Outpost, Good Old Boat, North Sails and Ocean Navigator.  We also have had safety flares and other new and used nautical items.  If you wish to contribute to our raffle - please contact Randy Leasure. 

    • Sunday 10:00 - head out to Tiburon for the fourth annual Westsail Parade across the bay to Pier 39.  Plan to join in the fun - here is a video from the 2015 Westsail Parade. Need a ride - ask around the dock if you wish to crew in the parade.

    • 2016 Northern California Rendezvous web page or Facebook

    • More details to follow. 

    • October 11, 2018
    • October 14, 2018
    • Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California
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    Image result for two harbors mooring map

    Southern California Westsail Fall Isthmus Why Knot Cruise Out, October 11 – 14, 2018

    Isthmus in October is beautiful, lots of moorings open, nice and peaceful but the water is still warm enough to snorkel without a wetsuit. Santa Ana winds can occur but we will keep an eye on the weather and adjust accordingly  (plan B is Cat Harbor, a well protected Harbor on the backside).

    Because it takes the better part if a day to get there, and because we are hoping to encourage a few more attendees in 2018 we will make this a Thursday to Sunday event.

      If you are unable to bring your boat this year, but would like to attend we may be able to find you a crew position so let us know. Or the Catalina flyer out of San Pedro makes several trips a day. There are a few options for staying ashore including tent camping, tent cabin camping, seasonal employee bunk house rentals (private rooms shared bathrooms and cooking area) and the lovely Banning house B&B. The shoreboat is still running but if you let us know we will make sure you don’t miss out on boat visiting. Plus on Saturday we will set up pirate camp at the bbq pits and beach the dinghies and kayaks.

     If you are bringing your boat, we have contacted the Harbormaster who will make every attempt to keep all of us Westie’s close together.  Look for the Westsail 32s at the west side if the Isthmus, on moorings C and D.  If you plan to attend please let us know the name and size of your boat, and how many nights you plan to stay so we can notify the Harbormaster.

     As always, the rendezvous is a very informal and casual event with activities based on the number of Westsailor’s present, their energy level, and the weather. Our primary purpose is to renew old acquaintances, make new ones, tell almost true sea stories and most of all, visit boats !

     Your hosts for this year’s event is Kirk Brown, and he can be reached on VHF channel 9, or by cell phone at 951-313-3637.  Look for the Westsail flags flying on some of the Westsail boats.

     Mooring fee is based on manufacturers stated length – 10’ to 29’ is $38 per day, 30’ to 39’ $46.00 is per day, 40’ to 49’ is $54.00 per day

    The planned loose schedule will include the following events:

    THURSDAY or FRIDAY ARRIVAL – If coming by boat, call the Harbormaster on VHF channel 9 when you arrive at the harbor.  Be sure and let them know you are here to attend the WOA rendezvous. Look for the Westsail 32s at the west side if the isthmus, on moorings C and D. for any needed help in mooring your vessel.  Meet and greet any new faces and plan to attend a casual get acquainted happy hour aboard on one of the boats.  Which one will be determined and announced.  Feel free to bring your own and a little to spill to the gods of the sea.

    THURSDAY evening – beer and brats on the beach (or Inalla – depending on arrivals and head count)

    FRIDAY – Coffee and Danishes aboard Inalla. Informal Boat visiting and generally decompressing to island time. Cocktail hour at the bar at 5  and Dinner ashore at the restaurant at 7. This would be a good day to book the Buffalo tour for those arriving Thursday.

    SATURDAY – Coffee and Muffins aboard Summerwind. Informal boat visiting. Pirate Costume Contest and best Pirate Dinghy Contest at 2 pm. Potluck on the beach at 5. After dark – Rum tasting aboard Inalla (including some special south and Central American rums picked up by certain pirates on gold expeditions).

    SUNDAY – Breakfast at the café at 8. Departures.

    There are plenty of moorings this time of year. Upon arrival hail Isthmus Harbor Patrol on VHF Channel 9 and ask for a mooring on B or C line. But please also let us

    know you are coming, with or without your boat:

     Kirk Brown at: (951) 313–3637 cell or email: 1cptkirk@msn.com.

    Colleen Crystal at: (714) 943 – 2414 or email ccrystalhb@icloud.com

    And or sign up on WOA website- www.westsail.org

     Additional contact phone numbers:                                    l

    Two Harbors Harbormaster – (310) 510-4253 0r (310) 510-4254

    Catalina Visitors Center - (310) 510-4205

    Possible two night rentals at private homes - (877) 778-8322

     Remember, you don’t have to be a Westsail owner to attend. Owners of all of the  Atkins/Archer/Double-ender types, and any other interested folks, are invited to enjoy the camaraderie and see our beautiful boats.  Spread the word in your home ports!!

     

     

    Hope to see you on this special Fall weekend !


Past events

October 13, 2017 Southern California 2017 Westsail Rendezvous, Two Harbors, Catalina Island
September 29, 2017 Northern California 2017 Westsail Rendezvous
August 04, 2017 Pacific Northwest Rendezvous 2017
May 19, 2017 Southern Cal Rendezous, 2017
September 30, 2016 Northern California 2016 Westsail Rendezvous
May 21, 2016 2016 So. California Rendezvous
November 06, 2015 2015 Florida Westsail Rendezvous
October 02, 2015 Northern California Westsail Rendezvous
August 14, 2015 2015 Pacific Northwest Westsail Rendezvous
August 07, 2015 2015 Chesapeake Bay - Westsail Rendezvous
May 15, 2015 2015 Southern California Westsail Rendezvous
October 24, 2014 2014 Florida Westsail Rendezvous
October 03, 2014 Northern California Westsail Rendezvous
September 26, 2014 Gulf Coast Westsail Rendezvous
September 23, 2014 2014 New England Restaurant Rendezvous
September 19, 2014 Chesapeake Bay - Westsail Rendezvous
August 01, 2014 2014 Pacific Northwest Westsail Rendezvous
October 25, 2013 Florida East Coast Westsail Rendezvous
October 04, 2013 Northern California Westsail Rendezvous
September 27, 2013 Gulf Coast Westsail Rendezvous
September 18, 2013 Canada West - Westsail Rendezvous, Maple Bay, BC
September 06, 2013 Chesapeake Bay, Maryland - Westsail Rendezvous
August 09, 2013 Pacific Northwest Westsail Rendezvous
May 17, 2013 Southern California Rendezvous
October 12, 2012 Gulf Coast Westsail Rendezvous
September 28, 2012 Northern California Westsail Rendezvous
August 17, 2012 Canada West - Westsail Rendezvous, Brentwood Bay, BC
August 10, 2012 Pacific Northwest Westsail Rendezvous
July 20, 2012 Canada Westsail Rendezvous, East
July 13, 2012 Florida West - Westsail Rendezvous
May 18, 2012 Southern California Rendezvous
September 30, 2011 Northern California Westsail Rendezvous
September 16, 2011 Chesapeake Bay, Maryland - Westsail Rendezvous
August 19, 2011 Pacific Northwest Westsail Rendezvous
June 24, 2011 Florida East / West Westsail Rendezvous
April 29, 2011 Southern California Rendezvous
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