Pending Rendezvous

Upcoming events

    • May 15, 2015
    • 09:00 (PDT)
    • May 17, 2015
    • 12:00 (PDT)


    This year’s SoCal Rendezvous will be hosted by Terry Shoup, W32 Inalla, and held at Yacht Haven Marina, 720 Peninsula Road, Wilmington CA.  If you’re bringing your boat, call the marina at (310)834-6892 and let them know you’re with the Westsail Rendezvous. 

    Friday - The format will be essentially the same as in the past, with boats and other attendees arriving during the day on Friday.  I can order some pizzas from Niko’s in San Pedro for dinner Friday night, if that meets with the group’s approval.  I eat there regularly, and they have really good pizza!

    Saturday morning - I’ll have some muffins and coffee available, but a good alternative is the café at the top of the dock — good food at reasonable prices.  For those of you familiar with it as the California Café, its changed hands and I think it’s an improvement.

    Saturday during the day -  folks are free to roam the docks and visit the boats and renew old acquaintances or make new ones.  Bud will be there, offering his two-beer surveys and other pithy bits of wisdom and bon mots.  Feel free to bring snacks to share with other attendees.  I’ll have beer and soft drinks available at my boat, W32 Inalla.

    Saturday evening- I’ve arranged for us to have dinner at my yacht club, the San Pedro YC, in the next marina.  It’s a short walk from Yacht Haven, and they offer dinner for about ten bucks a person, plus they have a full bar.  They don’t offer a menu as such, but rather a complete dinner, with salad, main course, and desert.  I don’t know what they’ll be serving that night, but I think it’s a good deal for ten bucks.  I’ll need to get a solid count to them several days ahead, since they usually plan for forty or fifty dinners and we don’t want them to run short of food if we show up with a large group.

    I’m still working on a speaker for the evening, with somewhat limited success.  LA Port Police and USCG have speakers available Monday through Thursday during the day, which does us no good.  I’ll check with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and see what they can offer.  Bud can show his slide presentation of “Parts That Fail”, if you are up to it.

    Kirk will be selling WOA merchandise on Saturday, so bring cash or checks — we aren’t set up for credit cards.

    Be sure and let me know if you will be attending the dinner on Saturday evening, since I have to make arrangements with the Yacht Club. I’ll monitor channel 68 on VHF, or you can call my cell phone at (909) 801-1585 when you arrive at the 

    Directions to Yacht Haven Marina

    Driving: Get to 710 from wherever you are, and then exit west on Anaheim Street.  You’ll go over two large overpasses (about two miles or so) to Henry Ford, at the bottom of the second overpass.  Turn south on Henry Ford, the take a right at the first light.  Follow that road (it curves a couple of times) to the second stop sign.  Turn right and you’ll see Yacht Haven on your left.  Park in the lot on your right and walk across the street to the office.  Call me (909-801-1585) or ask the office to buzz you in.  At bottom of the ramp, walk to the right and follow the dock, I’m in slip seven, almost all the way at the end.

    By Boat: Enter LA Harbor via Angel’s Gate, marked by the LA light on the chart.  Steer to port, towards the warehouse with “Welcome” in about ten different languages and enter the Main Channel.  Continue up the Main Channel, passing the battleship Iowa on your port side — can’t miss it, it’s the only battleship in the channel — and go under the Vincent Thomas Bridge.  The channel angles of to the right, just keep following it.  You’ll enter the East Turning Basin, a large open area.  Yacht Haven is across that basin to your right.  If you come to a drawbridge, you’ve gone up the Cerritos Channel, so go back and look to your right.  Best bet at this point is to call me on channel 68 for final approach directions.

    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 !!

    Terry Shoup, WOA Treasurer – email  or cell phone  (909) 801-1585

    • August 07, 2015
    • (EDT)
    • August 09, 2015 (EDT)
    • Spring Cove Marina, Solomons, MD

    Westsail Rendezvous  Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

    Friday, August 7, 2015 – Sunday, August 9, 2015

    LOCATION:   Spring Cove Marina455 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688


    CONTACT: Susan Yu and Jake Jarosz

    More details to follow.

    • August 14, 2015
    • 12:00 (PDT)
    • August 16, 2015
    • 12:00 (PDT)
    • La Conner, Washington

    The Pacific Northwest

    Westsail Rendezvous 2015


    Date:         August 14-16, 2015

    Location:   La Conner Marina, 613 North 2nd St. La Conner, Washington, USA

    Host:               Cate Grinzell

    Email:   <>


    • October 02, 2015
    • 09:00 (PDT)
    • October 04, 2015
    • 12:00 (PDT)
    • D Dock Marina Bay Yacht Harbor and Tradewinds Sailing school , Richmond, CA


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

    After more than a decade of meeting at the San Leandro Marina - we have decided to try Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond, CA. 

    We are hoping that the centralized location will work well for everyone as the Tradewinds Sailing School and Club will allow us to use their patio and lounge for our evening event.
    Register in advance online and contact Jay Bietz if you have questions.
    • Google Map Location of Tradewinds Sailing School and Club, 2580 Spinnaker Way, Richmond, CA 94804 and D Dock, 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.   Unlike San Leandro Marina - the lodging is NOT near D dock.   

    • Parking - will be available in the Tradewinds gated parking lot.  

    • Slip fees are ~$.50 per foot per night and include access card.   The pdf sign up form  will need to be filled out and sent to the office - they will assign the slips to the group and issue the keys and cards for my distribution.    US Boat members do receive a discount.

    • Early arrivals - If you arrive before the event - do sign up directly with the marina office and tell them you are there for the Westsail Rendezvous.  US Boat members do receive a discount.

    • Those arriving by car - check in with the Tradewinds Sailing School and access will be provided to parking and the D dock. 

    • Friday night hors d'oeuvres potluck on D Dock. 

    • Saturday, boat tours and visiting followed by a delicious catered dinner served in the Tradewinds Sailing School patio.  (Exact plans and cost for the meal are being finalized and a vegetarian plate will be on the menu.)

    • Our famous red raffle finishes the evening.   Prizes in 2014 are from our friends at Cruising Outpost, Good Old Boat, North Sails and Ocean Navigator

    • Sunday morning - you own breakfast on the dock.  

    • 2014 Northern California Rendezvous web page - see the images

    • More details to follow. 

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