This article shows what a Catalina Rendezvous can be like. If you don't know what one is, just give a look at the photos and maybe read some of the text.
If you care to see older rendezvous:
click here for 2015
click here for 2014
click here for 2013
click here for 2012
You will find many smiling faces and yours could be in the next iteration of this event, should you attend next year.
Start with some photos of the attendees. Most of the photos are from Deon our designated photographer. If your boat is not shown here and you were there, you know who to talk to.
|C-40 Sequel with Bev and Doug|
|C-34 with Jim and Karen on Meerkat|
|C-42 Linje Akevitt, with Mike and Joyce and family.|
|C-30 Summer Ice with Dillis and Tom|
|C-42 Solaria with Rita, Ken and Madison|
|C-42 Elara with Mari and David|
|C-42 Je T'aime II with Kelcey and Rob|
|C-34 with Mary and Dave|
|C-40 Seaquel with Geary and Lois|
|C-47 with Bruce,Beverly and Hugh|
|C-47 with Claire and Gary|
|C-42 Jah Mon with Count Enrico, Lori, Patrick and Bill|
|C-42 Comocean with Sonia and Greg|
|C-32 with Joe and Patti|
|C-42 Tehillah with Hailey (dock girl)|
and Deon and Don
|C-32 Invitation II with Casey and Betty|
|C-42 Satarie with Anne and John|
|C-30 Mocha with Craig and Patti|
|Scenic Sunset at Roche Harbor.|
|Group Photo 2016|
Catalinas of many sizes
Peace: "Great fun as always. Really enjoyed the disc golf! The customs and coast
guard auxiliary inspections were great as well. Will join in on the dingy
parade next year for sure. Also, noticed there were a lot people
interested in cycling so the bike shop will contribute something nice for
the raffle prizes. Wendy will also prepare a talk on pet first aid while
cruising. Cant wait for next year! "
Satarie: " We really enjoyed the event, especially the dinghy decorations and the customs presentation. Unfortunately we did not take in the other presentations. The Happy Hours and pot luck dinner were also most enjoyable and the door prizes a good extra.
Mocha: "The winch rebuild demo was appreciated, I inspected my three self-tailing wincheay and found they had be done recently. Whomever did them was very liberal with grease, so I removed more lubrication than I added. So, thanks again for the refresher and motivation to take a look at them.
|Willy the writing Bichon checking the scene!|
Hi folks, Willy here. My people are Mike and Lise and I'm their 12 year old (Bichon Frise breed of dog), who travels quite a lot with them. For the most part when I tag along (or wag along) I do it joyfully, cause I just want to hang out with them, but sometimes they surprise me.
Like this past weekend, we went sailing and my sniffer told me we stopped at two marinas along the way that we had been to before - Telegraph Harbour Marina on Thetis Island, and Maple Bay Marina on Maple Bay. So there was really nothing out of the ordinary till we continued on after Maple Bay..
New smells, blue skies, and light winds (I'm not a fan of winds that blow dogs off chains!) What more could a dog wish for? Well wait, it gets better.
When we got to our destination, there were about 6 guys, all smiling, ready to help us tuck into our slip. "Well this is a friendly bunch" I told myself. And indeed they were. Turned out we were at a Catalina Rendez Vous in Roche Harbour Marina from thay to Sunday, May 5 to 8th.
We were soon greeted by the host boat, Jah Mon, by Count Enrico and his lovely wife Lori (who's a real beauty; after all I am a guy dog). I could tell she was an animal lover. When we walked into the event tent for Happy Hour the first night, my people asked if I could join in (as I'm not a big fan of staying on the boat by myself - I know I'm a big suck but that's what makes me loveable). Well Lori invited me with open arms! And the rest is history. I got to tag along at different functions, which made everyone more relaxed. What a great weekend!
And different functions there were; something for everyone. I personally thought my people should have made an effort and decorated our dinghy for the dinghy parade. Next year I hope..
Not only was it a great weekend for my people, but I got to meet several dogs who came along for the ride: lots of different breeds, and all pretty cool dudes. I even met another Willy, and a Daisy (that's my girlfriend's name back home).
In particular, I loved the walks around town, the Art Sculptor park, the little church on the hill, the quaint little shops, and lots of benches and places to sit along the way.
I overheard my people mention several times that this will be a definite yearly event. Spreading the word to other Catalina owners will be easy for them - they've already mentioned it to a few people now that we're home again. Apparently next year someone will give a talk on Pet First Aid when sailing!
In my world, this group deserves two paws up (which is full marks folks).
|Appy Hour food just kept coming in!|
Favorite Events: (in no particular order)
|The top three decorated tenders.|
It's About Time, Seaquel, and Jah Mon were the motherships.
|Customs and Border Patrol talk.|
Officer Jim Specht
|Lois leading the Provisioning discussion.|
|Donated bag from Roche Harbor Market put to good use!|