Vancouver Island Rendezvous? Anyone interested?

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  • November 09, 2011 11:11 PM
    Message # 746501
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    I'm thinking of trying to organize a rendezvous next summer at the Brentwood Bay Resort and Marina, where I moor (and live aboard).

    There is a good pub steps away, fireworks on Saturday nights, Butchart Gardens is close by ( it's their fireworks), and there is a spa in the hotel for the ladies, a farmers market, local wineries, plus lots to see.  

    The marina is about an hour and a half sail from the bottom/south end of Salt Spring Island, close to a Gulf Islands getaway. See for more info on location. 

    No idea on costs yet, itinerary or raft-up ability...I'll leave this out here for a month or so and see what kind of interest there is.


    Stephen Wylie

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  • November 10, 2011 10:31 AM
    Reply # 746853 on 746501
    Any idea how many boats/Westies there are in your area?  I'll see what I can figure out from our database and get back to you.
  • November 10, 2011 10:40 AM
    Reply # 746862 on 746501
    I show two members who list BC as their province, but that doesn't mean that there aren't more who just aren't in our database.  Check with Bud -- his database is more extensive that ours.

    Take a look at the other rendezvous dates and see if you can find a weekend that won't conflict.  We're trying to avoid overlapping the rendezvous, although as we get more and more, that might not be possible.

    Keep me posted as things move along and I'll do whatever I can to help you get this thing going.

  • November 10, 2011 10:48 AM
    Reply # 746876 on 746862
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    Thanks Terry.

    I know of at least three local boats, Froya, Drummer and Little Bear (although I don't know if it's sail-able), and Meghan/Bruce on the Sunshine Coast, a day + sail away.

    It would be good to get some up from South of the 49th - there are lots of boats in the Pugent Sound area, of course, the more the merrier.

    I know of some sister-ships that might be interested.

    Pretty early in the game yet, let's see what the other members say.




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  • November 10, 2011 11:41 AM
    Reply # 746911 on 746501
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    Depending of course on dates, and costs... We'd be interested.
    Meaghan & Fagin
  • November 10, 2011 4:45 PM
    Reply # 747063 on 746501
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    I think we would be interested, depending on the dates. We are in La Conner Wa. so aboot  7-8 hours away. I don't speak Canadien, is that a problem?
  • November 10, 2011 7:36 PM
    Reply # 747239 on 746501
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Bob: Sounds like a good idea  - Do advise when you have a date and location - and I'll start a event for you on the web site. 


  • November 11, 2011 10:10 AM
    Reply # 747779 on 747239
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    Hi Jay,
    Can I possibly get samples of itineraries past for ideas on events?

  • November 11, 2011 10:24 AM
    Reply # 747787 on 746501
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    I would check out the upcoming and past  events as there is usually a schedule of events and in Members Area > Sponser a Rendezvous where we have ideas. 

    In the Westsail Rendezvous tab are articles by the rondy leaders...

    Hope this helps get you started -- each rondy is different except for good food and  conversation. 

    The web site can also send out invitations to members in the area as well as reminder messages before the event.

    Other Rondy leaders can also chime in.


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  • November 11, 2011 10:29 AM
    Reply # 747791 on 747063
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    Bob Meade wrote:I think we would be interested, depending on the dates. We are in La Conner Wa. so aboot  7-8 hours away. I don't speak Canadien, is that a problem?

    That's okay y'all, I've spent time with Uh-mericans in the past, I can translate. 

    Regarding the pretty coloured monopoly money, the big number in the corner of the bill is the denomination. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, they're the same size as yours, just different people on the "heads" side. As for the $1 and $2 coins - one colour, one dollar; two colours, two dollars. We call them Loonies (the bird on the tails side was originally a loon) and twoonies. And there is no chocolate under the gold foil...

    This'll help:

    FYI, most places will take your green paper at par, but you'll get Canuck bucks for change. 

    Cheers, eh?
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