Pacific Northwest Rendezvous Plans

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Hi all,

Albiners Howard, Pat and Dave met in Anacortes earlier today to check out Cap Sante for our upcoming rendezvous.

As a result we are proposing a rendezvous at Cap Sante Marina this July, likely the weekend of July 20th, with boats arriving Friday and staying until Sunday. Summer rates are $1.10 per foot per night plus a small charge for electricity ($4 daily for 30 amp service).

Cap Sante has completed a major dock replacement program, so now the entire facility is very modern. Slips are 40' to 60' with the change only for the length of the boat. So those of us with smaller boats will have lots of space!

Cap Sante has a terrific rendezvous program. By late Spring, they will have party barges (aka activity floats, but for Albiners that means party!) that can be located near the participating boats. The barges will be perfect gathering places with tables, chairs and barbeque grills.

Here is a more complete list of their amenities:

Clean restrooms
Free bikes for guest use
1/2 acre dog park
Close to downtown shops, restaurants and a movie theater
Free Wifi
Free Friday night concerts
Competitive prices at a new fuel float.

So all we need now is an indication from fellow Albin owners that they will join us in Anacortes this summer.

Please post your response here or e-mail:

Dave - d2kircherATmsn.com

or

Howard - howard.wellsATsbcglobal.net

We hope to hear from you soon, since we would like to make reservations.
Dave
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Just to clarify the moorage cost at Cap Sante. I used an incorrect word. The charge is per foot regardless of the slip size.

Again, please let us know of your interest in a July 2012 Rendezvous in Anacortes!
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We [Dave, Howard and Pat - your rendezvous team] now have reservations for our rendezvous at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes from July 20th until July 22nd. At this point we have told the marina to expect 15 boats. Please let us know if you might be able to attend. You do not need to make a firm commitment at this time! Two weeks before the event, I’ll need to provide a list of those who will definitely attend. There is no need to respond if you have told one of us of your plans.

We selected the venue after careful consideration of the travel distances from both BC and central/south Puget Sound.

Of course, the amenities in Anacortes are many and those of us who have spent time there think highly of the city. As we posted earlier, Cap Sante has wonderful new docks and an activity barge available to rendezvous groups.

As we get closer to the event, we’ll be sharing an exciting agenda. Fortunately our experienced east coast AOG members have provided us with lots of ideas about how to plan a successful rendezvous.
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There is a good chance we will be able to make it, but can't quite make a firm commitment just yet.
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It's official, Nordvika, and the entire clan will be there; me, my wife, and my folks. And one black lab.
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Hi all,

It is great that Nordvika and its crew will be joining us in Anacortes! Thanks for responding, Mariner!

How about the other Northwesterners who have not responded? Please reply here or PM me, unless you have already contacted Howard, Pat or me previously.

Many thanks to those of you who are coming. Our numbers are growing!

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MANDALAY, an Albin 27 FC in Port Townsend will travel up for this event.
Brian & Marsha Moratti
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Brian and Marsha,

It is great that you'll be able to join us. We look forward to seeing you in Anacortes!

Dave
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Blue Moon (36 Express Trawler) will be there. Maybe those of us from Central and South Puget Sound could form a flotilla on the way up.
We will be continuing North after the rendezvous for a 3 to 4 week cruise to Desolation Sound and other points of interest.
We've moored Blue Moon at Cap Sante for the last three summers. Agree it is a great facility, as well as the perfect jumping off point for cruising.
Mariner, we'll be accompanied by two West Highland Terriers. Salty little dogs.

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John and Carol,

I am glad you'll be joining us!
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Hello Pacific Northwesterners,

The time for our rendezvous if fast approaching, so please contact me if haven't already and plan to attend.

Here's our tentative schedule:


Tentative Schedule
Pacific Northwest Albin Owners Rendezvous
July 20 – 22, 2012
Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA

July 20th: Friday afternoon-evening (1:00 pm to ?):
1:00 pm until 5:00 pm - Welcome committee will greet boaters as they arrive, assist with tie-up, distribute final schedule and other rendezvous information
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm - Ice-breaker dockside/ activity barge gathering to include some heavy nibbles, beer, soda, mixers for no-host spirits. Followed by a boat tour – a chance to admire the participating boats and chat with owners.
Dinner on your own [small groups walk to restaurants or eat on boats]

July 21: Saturday

7:00 am until 9:00 am: Morning coffee/juice, light pastries on the activity barge

Free time to enjoy the City of Anacortes
5:00 pm to ? - Afternoon cocktail time/BBQ. Pot luck dinner, bring a dish to share and your meat/fish/etc. to cook on the grill

- Presentations:
- Recent cruise highlights from participants (such as the June 2012 Nibbles & Nancy J trip up the BC Inland Passage)
- Hira Reid adventure highlights from her blog
- Other Albin activities you may know of
- Professional pitch and Q&A by local engine or electronics experts [for sure, Howard knows 'em all by now :-)]
- USCGC Aux. or Power Sqn. pitch with local hazards, weather or other cautionary concerns
- Briefing on crossing US/Canadian border; needed documents, options, etc.
- Prizes (burgee, hat, t-shirt) - something simple but fun, like "Catch-phrase", etc.

July 22: Sunday:
- Casual breakfast on the activity barge.
- Committee bids farewell and distributes survey about next year’s event

We are looking forward to seeing you next month! :D
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Pacific Northwest Albin Owners,

Howard, Pat and I are in the final planning stages for your rendezvous.

I'll be posting an almost final schedule this weekend and contact those owners who have indicated they will or might attend to firm up our attendance list.

Any additional owners who plan to attend, please PM me or post your plans here.

This is looking to be a great event. See you in Anacortes! :D
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Here is our almost final schedule for the Rendezvous. Again, if you plan to attend and have not yet committed please PM me.

Tentative Schedule
Pacific Northwest Albin Owners Rendezvous
July 20 – 22, 2012
Cap Sante Marina, Anacortes, WA

July 20th: Friday afternoon-evening (1:00 pm to?):
1:00 pm until 5:00 pm - Welcome committee [Dave, Howard, Pat, others] greet boaters as they arrive, assist with tie-up, distribute final schedule and other rendezvous information
5:00 pm until 7:00 pm - Ice-breaker dockside/ activity barge gathering to include some heavy nibbles, soda, mixers for no-host spirits (BYOB)
1. Official AOG welcome remarks
2. 20-minute light duty presentation
3. Boat tour – a chance to admire the participating boats and chat with owners

Dinner on your own [small groups walk to restaurants or eat on boats]
Optional - 7:00 pm: Eagles Music Concert at the Marina (free!) (The group Desperado will perform "An Evening of the Eagles").

July 21: Saturday
1. 7:00 am until 8:30 am: Morning coffee/juice, light pastries on the activity barge

2. 9:00 am: Optional Breakfast at the local Calico Cupboard – notify Howard when you arrive if you plan to attend
3. 9:00 am: Flotilla 17, Coast Guard Auxiliary courtesy safety inspections of participants boats
Note: Visit the Anacortes activity bulletin board with street maps & brochures
On your own the rest of the day to relax and/or explore Anacortes

5:00 pm to whenever
- Afternoon cocktail time
- BBQ Pot luck dinner, please bring a dish to share and your meat/fish/etc. to cook on the grill

Brief Presentations:
- Recent cruise highlights from participants (such as the June 2012 Nibbles & Nancy J trip up the BC Inland Passage)
- Richard Tripple, Flotilla 17 Staff Officer for the Coast Guard Auxiliary tidbits on boating safety
- Professional pitch and Q&A by local engine or electronics experts
- Briefing on crossing US/Canadian border; needed documents, options, etc.
- Prizes from AOG and West Marine (burgee, hat, t-shirts, etc.)

July 22: Sunday:
- Casual breakfast on the activity barge.
- Committee bid farewell, hand out survey about next year’s event
Dave
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Nordvika just left Edmonds after picking up some fuel and lunch. Navigator says our ETA is 20:00, but I expect we will be closer to 21:00, as we are not going to hit the tides in the slough at the ideal time.
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Thanx so much to Dave for arranging the rondezvous. I enjoyed meeting you all and look forward to the next one.

Mark
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