Rendezvous

2018 will mark the 28th year of the annual Wauquiez Owners' Association Rendezvous.  Typically there are 15 - 20 Wauquiez yachts in attendance.

There is a pretty good concentration of Wauquiez owners who are based out of the Salish Sea.  This is probably due as much to being a great sailing location as it is to local broker Mike Locatell's history as Wauquiez Yachts' representative in North America.  Mike is on the Yahoo! Group and continues to attend the PNW Rendezvous to share what is happening with the Wauquiez brand and his insights on the industry.  Wauquiez owners are grateful to Mike for Discovery Yachts' sponsorship of the rendezvous.

The Rendezvous is in Port Townsend at the Point Hudson Marina, and is usually scheduled for the first weekend after Memorial Day, also known as the first weekend in June.  For 2018, the rendezvous is scheduled for June 1 - 3.

What happens at a Rendezvous?

  • Tie up stern-in and dress boats with Wauquiez flags
  • Wine and cheese reception and introductions Friday afternoon
  • Saturday open boat tours and ad hoc discussions
  • Annual Championship Regatta
  • Guest speaker and potluck Saturday evening

The speaker for the 2013 rendezvous was Brion Toss.  Most memorable quote:  "The mother of all wind is apparent."  Other speakers have included the authors of the Dreamspeaker cruising guides, a local marine weather expert, and Wauquiez owners presenting their blue-water cruising experiences.

The Rendezvous is a wonderful opportunity to compare notes and connect with Wauquiez owners.

Lee Youngblood often attends.  He takes some pretty nice photos.  Here are some photos from the 2012 Rendezvous.  Other years are also up on his site.

For more information, please join the Yahoo! group and email nwoa13@gmail.com