The beginning of the Pacific Northwest summer means more than just sunshine for boaters. Rendezvous season is upon us! For the uninitiated, the rendezvous is a unique boating phenomenon prevalent in the area, especially in Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. The reductionist definition of a boat rendezvous is simply a gathering of boats, but these gatherings come in many different flavors. Some are by exclusive invitation only, often organized by yacht brokerages specifically for their clients or by a manufacturer for their loyal ownership base. Others are more informal, like the Desolation Sound Dinghy Concert. This event invites anybody with a dinghy to tie up, kick back, and enjoy the music talents of the one and only Robin Landry and band.
Getting to the rendezvous is usually just the beginning, and event organizers typically offer a packed itinerary full of fun events, insightful demos, and good food. There are so many different rendezvous in the Pacific Northwest during the summer that we’ll probably publish a proper annual guide next year.
However, for now, we offer some of the calendar-worthy rendezvous coming up for reference. Perhaps we’ll see you at a few of these this summer? If you’re hosting a rendezvous and would like us to write about it, don’t hesitate to send us information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roche Harbor, June 1-3
The Hampton Yacht Group is hosting its annual rendezvous at the Roche Harbor Resort for Hampton, Endurance, and VIP clientele. Attendees are recommended to arrive early on Wednesday, May 31st (free moorage for the day).
Contact Jenny Zierman at email@example.com to inquire about attending.
Roche Harbor, June 9-10
Roche Harbor, June 15-18
Brownsville Marina, June 24-25
Port Orchard Marina, July 13-16
Prideaux Haven, August 5