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    • September 19, 2014
    • (EDT)
    • September 21, 2014 (EDT)
    • Herrington Harbor


    Westsail Rendezvous * Chesapeake Bay * Maryland

    Friday, September 19, 2014 – Sunday, September 21, 2014

    LOCATION:   Herrington Harbour North Marina

                              389 Deale Road, Tracey’s Landing, MD  20779

                               (For directions see for the NORTH marina)

    HOTEL INFO:  Herrington Inn

    For directions see for the INN. If you want hotel reservations it is strongly suggested you make your reservation NOW.  This hotel is 7 miles south of the marina.  The next closest is 20 miles north or 20 miles south.

    SLIP RATES: $1.50 per foot LOA plus $6.00 per 30 amp (Please note this marina knows what                        a Westsail is – you measure 40’ to them! Reservations for slips must be made!!)


    Friday:  Showing up, catching up

    Saturday Morning:

    Casual in the morning, catching up, welcoming latecomers, boat wandering, stocking beer cooler

    Saturday Afternoon:

    Unstocking beer cooler, guest speaker (TBA), more beer unstocking

    Saturday Evening:

    Stock/unstock beer cooler, CHANGE: Pizza party courtesy of WOA!


    Hangover recovery, depart

    CONTACT: Pat Tilson   W32 “Shaboom”   Phone:  603.943.6126                                                                                                                         

    • September 23, 2014
    • 12:00 - 22:00 (EDT)
    • New London, Connecticut


    The  2014  New England  &  Downeast 


     Restaurant  Rendezvous

    Tuesday afternoon and evening ~ September 23, 2014

    at Captain Scotts Lobster Dock, 80 Hamilton Street, New London, Connecticut, in Shaws Cove

     For information and reservations contact our hosts: 

    Mick Swain, W32 #56 PITIFUL PEARL  by email at

       or by phone at 860-767-2001

    Skip Shepherd, W32 #365 GENESIS  by email at

       or by phone at 727-365-0943

    Welcome!   All Westsails, Westsailors and those who wannabe.  Bring your boat or just yourself.

    We hope that several Westsails can make it to this magnificent harbor here in Shaws Cove, New London.  We have arranged with the harbormaster for moorings, and also with the local marina for guest slips.  Information on the other side of this flyer.

    If anyone cannot bring their boat, no problem; get in your car and drive to the rendezvous.  Driving directions are on the other side of this flyer.

    We would like to have an idea of attendance as soon as possible so we can reserve space in the restaurant, moorings, and dock space as needed.  For those bringing their boat, the contact information is on the other side of this flyer. 

    Bud Taplin of Westsail Parts Co. is planning to attend this rendezvous since he will be on the East Coast during this week between the Chesapeake and Texas rendezvous.  He will be driving up from the Chesapeake on Sunday and Monday, and not leaving for Texas until Thursday.  He can be reached while on the road on his cell phone at 714-200-9331.  If you bring your boat, Bud will give his infamous two-beer surveys, as he prowls the boats with ideas and insults galore…!!!  He may even give out some information between drinks at the restaurant. 

    We will have some of the Westsail Owners Association paraphernalia available for sale, t-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.

    Please LET ONE OF US KNOW as soon as possible if you are bringing a boat, as we need to contact the Dockmaster.  We need to tell them about how many boats will be coming to save the moorings or the slips. 

    I hope this will become one of the most memorable rendezvous for years to come.

    The directions if you are bringing your boat:

    Located in Shaws cove, on the Thames River, directly opposite Electric Boat, (where they build the submarines).   There are moorings for rent right next to the entrance to Shaws Cove.

    These are owned by the City of New London. They cost $ 35.00 per night, which includes a dingy dock, laundry and showers.  If we get 10 or more boats to use them, they will give a 10% discount.  The moorings are next to Capt. Scotts.  Contact info: New London Dockmaster: Barbara Neff: 860-443-3786,  e-mail:

    For those that want a slip at a marina; next to Capt. Scotts restaurant is Crockers Boatyard, with floating docks,  at $ 2.35 per ft.; contact David @ 860-443-6304.


    The directions if you are driving from I-95 south

      1) Take exit 83 towards CT 32 N Norwich/Downtown , New London

      2) Merge on to I-95 Frontage Road  0.2

      3) Continue to Huntington Street  0.7

      4) Take right onto Jay Street 0.2

      5) Continue onto Truman Street 0.1

      6) Take left onto Blinman Street 0.1

      7) Continue onto Howard Street 0.3

      8) Left onto Hamilton Street 0.2


    The directions if you are driving from I-95 North ( Providence)

      1) Take exit 84S for Conn 32 Norwich/Downtown New London

      2) Take exit 84S on left toward Downtown New London 0.2

      3 )Merge onto Eugene Oneill Drive 1.2

      4) Continue onto Green Street 500 feet

      5) Left onto Tilley Street  300 feet

      6 )Right onto Bank Street  0.2

      7) Left onto Howard Street 0.3

      8) Left onto Hamilton Street 0.2

    The more boats, owners/crews and wanabees the better.  See you there at Captain Scotts Lobster Dock restaurant !

    • September 26, 2014
    • 18:00 (CDT)
    • September 28, 2014
    • 12:00 (CDT)
    • Clear Lake Shores, Texas

    Welcome! All Westsails and Westsailors past, present and future.  Bring your boat, crew, or just yourself to the

    Gulf Coast Westsail Rendezvous

    Legend Point Marina
    1300 Marina Bay Dr
    Clear Lake Shore, TX 77565

    September 26-28, 2014

    This is a great time to tour Westsails and make new friends.  Roan is looking for some assistance with the event so please contact him at the number/email below.  

    Hosted by:
    Roan Wright

    Gulf Coast Westsail Rendezvous schedule


    • Friday afternoon - Boats/People Arrive
    • Friday evening 6 pm – Meet & Greet drinks and finger foods at the club house.


    • Saturday morning - Breakfast/Coffee and boat visits
    • Saturday 12 pm – Open Boats and boat visits. Bud will be prowling the docks doing mini-surveys of the boats.
    • Saturday evening 6 pm – BBQ Dinner /Drinks at the clubhouse. We prvode the meat - you provide the fixin's and Sides.
    • Round table converstations with Bud Taplin and anyone else wishing to tell an almost true sea story.
    • Raffle of some great gifts.
    • Presentation from Bud Taplin .


    • Sunday Morning – Coffee / Donuts/Rum Mary’s
    • Depart or hang around your choice.

    For a marina slip contact:

    LaDonna Ishum
    Legend Point Condos & Marina



    For hotels see

    The Gate code to get into the marina is 01972. Go through the gate turn left – The club house is at the end.

    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 !!

    • October 03, 2014
    • 12:00 (PDT)
    • October 05, 2014
    • 12:00 (PDT)
    • San Leandro Marina, San Leandro, CA


    All Westsails and Westsailors past, present and future. Bring your boat, crew, or just yourself. We have dock space for all boats.
    Please register in advance online or contact Jay Bietz.

    This is a great time to tour Westsails as well as make and renew friendships.  Please click for more details.

    • Google Map Location of San Leandro Marina

    • The Marina Inn overlooks the marina and offers special rates for our event.  Call 510-895-1311 ext 401 and talk to Janise Dawson before August 31, 2014 for the their best rate( ~$129) offered for Westsail Rendezvous attendees. 

    • Two restaurants are in easy walking distance.

    • Slip fees are ~$15 per night and include a gate key to the showers.   

    • Friday night hors d'oeuvres potluck; 

    • Saturday, boat tours and visiting followed by a delicious dinner.  The special guest speaker will be Brian Boschma S/V Red Sky an Olson 34 speaking on "Batteries, charging systems and SSB radio". 

    • Our famous red raffle finishes the evening.   Prizes in 2013 were from our friends at Cruising Outpost, SailRite, Good Old Boat, Kanberra and Silent Running.

    • Sunday morning brunch buffet.  A great time to relax with friends before the sail/motor home.

    • 2013 Rendezvous web page - see the images

    • 2014 we continue the Westsail SF Bay Cruise the following week.  The current plan is to sail the bay stopping at various anchorages and moorings.  Whether you can cruise the whole week or not try to meet up by Friday night to anchor in Aquatic Cove.  Free Permit Required  so send in your permit early. 

    • Please indicate if you are interested in the Westsail SF Bay cruise at registration. 

      Worldwind and Amable - in the Aquatic Park Cove


    • October 24, 2014
    • (EDT)
    • October 26, 2014 (EDT)
    • Harbor Town Marina – Cape Canaveral Florida

    October 24-26, 2014
    Harbor Town Marina – Cape Canaveral Florida
    2700 Harbortown Dr,
    Merritt Island, FL 32952
    Tel. (321) 453-0160

    Welcome! All Westsailors past, present and future, guest and want to be Westsailors.

    Bring your boat, crew or just yourself to Harbor Town Marina, Cape Canaveral Florida.

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Pool
    • Dog walking area
    • Small marine 7/11 type store
    • Fuel and more

    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 at your home ports!

    Hosted by James & Janine McComas s/v Froya

    Co-hosts Larry & Jan Lawrence s/v Heron

    Rendezvous schedule

    10/24/14 - Friday
    Boats arrive
    Meet and greet at Marina bar and restaurant.

    10/25/14 – Saturday
    0800-0930 Coffee and donuts at Marina pavilion.

    1000-1400 Open Boats, lunch at your convenience.

    1500-1800 Regatta in the Banana river for those wishing to sail. All boats welcomed.

    1900-2100 Buffet dinner/Drinks at Marina restaurant. There will be cover charge per person TBA. Round table conversation and speakers. Raffles and great Gifts. Stay up till the bar closes.

    10/26/14 – Sunday
     0800-1000 Coffee and Donuts
     Departures as needed.

    Please contact Harbortown Marina to reserve your slip soon at(321) 453-0160.


    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 !!
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