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

    • September 21, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • September 23, 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 visitation - with demonstration of mast climbing by Mike Ransom of Top to Bottom Boat Works .  In the evening a delicious sailors potluck BBQ under the Marina office. 

    • Saturday after the potluck Randal Reeves will be the main speaker.

      The Figure 8 Voyage 2.0
      We are elated to have sailing adventurer Randall Reeves share his sea stories as he sailed a 25,000-mile circumnavigation of the globe. In the fall of 2017 he departed San Francisco for the first-ever circumnavigation of both the American and Antarctic continents in one season. The route was to pass through all of the world’s oceans, approach both poles, and round Cape Horn twice. No one has done this before—no one has even tried.

      Two months into the Figure 8 Voyage and while in the screaming 50s a mere 500 miles west of Cape Horn, Randall’s boat was caught in a heavy gale, which damaged both his self-steering devices and forced a stop for repairs in Ushuaia, ArgentinaTwo months later and while transiting the Indian Ocean, Randall met with another storm and a wave so severe that it knocked out a window in the pilot house and destroyed most of his electronics. By the time Randall had made the necessary repairs in Hobart,Tasmania, he judged it was too late in the season to continue with the Figure 8 Voyage for the year. Randall has subsequently sailed the length of the Pacific from Hobart back to San Francisco, completing a 25,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe via the Southern Ocean, what Randall is now calling the “longest shakedown cruise in history.” Because Randall has not quit, he will depart on a second try at the Figure 8 Voyage in late September of 2018.

    • Our famous red raffle finishes the Saturday evening event.   Prizes in the past are from our friends at Cruising Outpost, North Sails and Top & Bottom Boat Works (our own Mike Ransom).  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. 

    • September 28, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • September 30, 2018
    • (EDT)
    • Herrington Harbour North Marina, Tracys Landing, MD 20779
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    Come join your fellow Westsailors for a weekend of fellowship, education, and fun!

    Where:     Herrington Harbour North Marina

                     389 Deale Road

                     Tracys Landing, MD 20779

                     38.777365, -76.566287

                     410-867-4343

                     http://www.herringtonharbour.com/north

                    

    Slip rates: Call to make slip reservations under “Westsail Rendezvous”

                     $2.00/foot/night

                     $6.00 per 30 amp electric surcharge/night

                                            or

                     $12.00 per 50 amp electric surcharge/night

                                   *** Special ***

                     BoatUS members, you get a 20% discount!


    Lodging: Inn at Herrington Harbour

                    7149 Lake Shore Drive, 

                    North Beach, MD 20714    

                    410-741-5199


    Contact: Susan & Jake Jarosz

                     W32 “Pelagic” #364

                     susanyujarosz@gmail.com


    • October 11, 2018
    • October 14, 2018
    • Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California
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    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

September 14, 2018 Canada West Coast 2018 Westsail Rendezvous
June 15, 2018 Pacific Northwest 2018 Westsail Rendezvous
June 08, 2018 Southern California 2018 Westsail Rendezvous, Dana Point
April 05, 2018 Southern California 2018 Westsail Spring Break Cruise Out
March 30, 2018 Northern Californian 2018 Westsail Cruise Out, Half Moon Bay
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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