Pending Rendezvous

Upcoming events

    • 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

    Where: Spring Cove Marina, 455 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688  30 20’ 7” N, 076 27’ 41” W 


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

                                   *** Special *** 

    $2.10/ft weekdays; $2.30/ft Fridays, Saturdays, $6.00 per 30 amp electric surcharge per night.

    Stay 3 nights and the 4th night is free! 

    ** For those who anchor out, Rondy participation is allowed but access to marina facilities will then be limited. 

    Lodging: Holiday Inn (within walking distance), 155 Holiday Drive, Solomons, MD 20688 410-326-6311 

    Comfort Inn (within walking distance), 255 Lore Road, Solomons, MD 20688, 410-326-6303 

    Hilton Garden Inn (~3 minute drive), 13100 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629, 410-326-0303

    Contact: Susan & Jake, W32 “Pelagic”, 


    Friday August 7, 2015: Arrive at your own pace. Dinner and drinks will be poolside at the Spring 

    Cove Marina’s Wheelhouse Bar and Grill. Feel free to bring your own, but be aware no glass will be allowed poolside for safety reasons. The Wheelhouse stops serving food at 7PM, but there are a number of other restaurants within a mile.

    Saturday August 8, 2015:0800 – 1000: A breakfast bar will be available consisting of pancakes, waffles, yogurt, 

    1200 – 1400: Lunch and Learn! Enjoy a complimentary lunch while attending a few brief seminars! 

    • Trevor Richards: Sailing Shorthanded and Downwind. 
    • Alan Richards: Sailing without Modern Technology: The Time Before 
    • Bud Taplin: Maintaining your Westsail sailboat. 

    1500 – 1700: Vessel Safety Checks: A representative from the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron will be available to provide complimentary Vessel Safety Checks on behalf of the US Coast Guard. Inspections come complete with a decal to advertise that your vessel has been inspected. If you would like to receive one, please 

    Dinner will be “out of pocket” at the Stripped Rock Restaurant. Shuttle services provided by the marina.

    Sunday August 9, 2015:

    No alarm wake up. After recovering from the previous evening’s antics, a breakfast bar will be available with plenty of hydration options.

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

    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: Phone: 360- 420-1904

    Driving Directions:

    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
      Touring boats
      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. 

    Bon voyages 

    The more boats, owners/crews and wannabees the better

    See you there!

    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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