The Annual Pacific Northwest Westsail rendezvous for 2015
In La Conner, Washington
Pacific Northwest Westsailors Unite! Annual Rendezvous is just around the corner! Bring your Westsail to La Conner, or at least your Westsail Passion!
August 14, 15, 16, 2015
At the La Conner Marina, 613 North 2nd Street / P.O. Box 1120, La Conner, WA 98257
Phone: 360-466-3118 Fax: 360-466-3119 email: <http://www.portofskagit.com/la-conner-marina/>
Both sides of “F” guest dock on the south end of La Conner Marina are reserved
Note: Plan your best to enter at slack ebb or flood to avoid stronger currents.
Host: Cate & Dan McCaughan W32 #310 Mithrandir
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 360- 420-1904
If you’re traveling from the south (Seattle area):
Follow I-5 north to Conway and take Exit 221 to La Conner. Turn left at the stop sign after the exit
ramp, cross over I-5, then turn right at the gas stations. Follow the signs to La Conner. This route twists
and turns a little but will bring you right into the town of La Conner and Morris Street. The La Conner
Visitor Information Center is located at 511-C Morris Street, which is in the second block of Morris
Street (after the roundabout) and on your right.
If you’re traveling from the north (Vancouver):
Follow I-5 south and take Exit 230 at Burlington, then turn left at the stoplight heading toward
Anacortes on WA-20 W. There are highway signs directing you to turn left at the stoplight at La
Conner-Whitney Road – the best landmark for this turn is Farmhouse Restaurant, on your left. Follow
La Conner-Whitney Road going south until you reach the roundabout that leads into La Conner.
Boating Directions: Chart #18427 – Anacortes to Skagit Bay
If you’re traveling by private boat, La Conner sits mid-point in the Swinomish Channel just to the east of
Whidbey Island and Deception Pass Bridge. You can enter the Swinomish Channel either from the south
(Oak Harbor / Skagit Bay) or the north (Anacortes / Padilla Bay). Experienced boaters highly
recommend that for a safe and enjoyable trip through the channel, use your charts for navigation and
closely watch the daily tide fluctuations. There are many mud flats that every year cause havoc for
unsuspecting boaters. Docks are provided by the Town of La Conner and the Port of Skagit County’s La
Conner Marina. There is a fuel station and pump-out station, as well as marine supplies and experienced
mechanics. La Conner is a perfect overnight stay, with options for shopping, dining and re-provisioning.
Tentative Schedule of Events
Friday, August 14:
Arrivals and gather together on “F” dock. We will have a short walk to the beautiful historic town of La
Conner to find a good restaurant for dinner.
Saturday, August 15:
Coffee and donuts on "F" dock.
WOA “store” open all day
Schedule your mini-survey with Bud Taplin from Westsail Parts Co.
Touring the town and/or shopping
Jennifer King and Monica Riess from K&R Marine will be on site to discuss current technology of AIS
Kayaking on the LaConner waterfront
14:00-16:00 Round table discussions and general BS with Bud
17:00 Make our way to the potluck dinner at Rainbow Park, a short dinghy or car ride south of the
marina and then a walk to the Shelter Bay Clubhouse for live music on the green (wear a Hawaiian shirt)
Sunday, August 16:
08:00 Coffee and donuts or breakfast at one of the many restaurants or bakeries downtown.
The more boats, owners/crews and wannabees the better
See you there!
Host: Cate Grinzell