BeneteauBeneteau America has announced an extensive schedule of owners’ events including 16 Owners Rendezvous and 4 Beneteau Cup series to be held in North America this Summer and through Fall.

"We fully expect the now traditional Beneteau Rendezvous events to gather about 1,500 Beneteau owners and their friends”, commented Maryline O’Shea, marketing director for Beneteau America. “The growing success of these gatherings over the past 10 years has soared to nearly 600 vessels. And while they require much effort and time from our Beneteau dealers, we are pleased to see more and more of them embrace the opportunity to build a community around the Beneteau brand”, added O’Shea.

Beneteau Rendezvous are hosted throughout the US and Canada to give owners the opportunity to mingle with other Beneteau enthusiasts and discuss their sailing interests. They often include an educational component with contributors from select vendors and industry partners to discuss cruising logistics, maintenance, and more.

In an effort to generate interest in racing for owners of Beneteau sailboats and to promote the brand to the racing community, Beneteau America is also rolling out the new Beneteau Cup racing series.

“Even though the vast majority of our owners have chosen a cruising vessel, nothing should prevent them from enjoying the thrill of friendly competition on the water. We owe it to our owners to demystify racing and give them the opportunity to perfect their skills,” explained O’Shea. “If anything, the Beneteau Cup in San Diego has already demonstrated how much the concept of “racing cruisers” has caught on.”

In 2014, South Coast Yachts will be hosting the 5th edition of the Beneteau Cup of Southern California, attracting over 40 boats and 300 participants – dismissing the daunting images of expensive carbon-fiber and Kevlar- laced sails, stripped-out uncomfortable interiors, and aggressive, adrenaline-pumped crew.

Rick Day, of South Coast Yachts commented, “Most of our skippers only race during the Beneteau Cup. It’s highly doubtful they will trade in their cruisers and jump into the latest One-Design craze. But they will be thinking more about sail trim, and will be more confident with their boat handling skills the next time they’re on the water.”

In 2014, the schedule will include:

•             Beneteau Cup | Chesapeake Bay

Hosted by Annapolis Yacht Sales. Contact: Keith Mayes | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://www.beneteauregatta.com/chesapeake

Best 3 of four qualifying events including

o             MRYC Miles River Race on May 24th

o             EYC  Solomons Island Invitational on July 11th

o             SMCSA St Mary’s Governor’s Cup on Aug. 1st

o             NASS Oxford Race on Sept. 14th

 

•             Beneteau Cup | Pacific NW: June 28 at Elliot Bay Marina, Seattle, WA.

Hosted by Signature Yachts. Contact: Allan Johnson | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

•             Beneteau Cup | Southern California: Sept. 13-14 at the San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego, CA.

Hosted by South Coast Yachts. Contact: Rick Day | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

•             Beneteau Cup | Lake Michigan: Sept. 20 at the Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago, IL.

Hosted by Karma Yacht Sales. Contact: Jack Buoscio| This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

To browse the full schedule of events, visit: http://www.beneteauusa.com/Boatshows-Events

Related Articles

Wednesday, 25 June 2014 12:26

My Boat was specifically produced in response to customer demand for an iPad App that would appeal to every boater. Cleverly, it automatically syncs all the data from the company’s hugely popular...

Thursday, 07 November 2013 16:29

Marine electronics has just made a quantum leap forward and into a whole new realm. The high profile of the America’s Cup has inspired the innovation of a video technology called AC LiveLine.  It is...

Wednesday, 13 February 2013 09:23

The 2013 First 36.7 North American Championship (NAC) Organizing committee is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 First 36.7 NAC.   Scheduled for September 5-8,...

Friday, 06 June 2014 12:45

The release of the Protocol for the 35th America's Cup came somewhat unexpectedly. Although the smoke signals had been coming from various camps for several weeks, few took the indicators that...

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 12:32

All owners of Ericson sailboats – not to mention Olson, Independence and other Bruce King designs – in the Pacific Northwest are invited to this year’s Ericson Rendezvous June 28-29 at Maple Bay...

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 15:15

Disabilities were left behind on the dock as 41 sailors from across North America and as far away as Australia challenged the waters of Halifax harbour from August 25 to 30.   The Royal Nova Scotia...

Boat Reviews

Video Gallery

 

 

Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau saw an opportunity to add a little thrill to any cruising adventure, so they took the hull of the First 53 racer (introduced just last year), and with a few fashionable changes, created the Oceanis Yacht 54, the new entry-level of Beneteau’s swanky Oceanis Yacht line. The result is a performance cruiser that sails like a witch and looks like a grande dame.

Design

Roberto Biscontini is the naval architect and Lorenzo Argento created the details of the exterior and interior design. 

Read More

Destinations

  • Prev
Over the course of four days in September 1864, representatives from Prince Edward Island, Nova ...
The new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming ...
On Friday, April 2 at 7 pm ET on TVO and streaming anytime after that on tvo.org and the TVO ...
Salt Spring Island, the largest among the Gulf Islands, has a certain mystique—much of it having to ...
Located in Lake Huron, the internationally significant Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater ...
In Part I, Sheryl Shard ended the story at June and the start of Hurricane Season when they were ...
You likely aren’t quite ready to travel yet, but we have our fingers crossed that we can all fly ...

Riverest MarinaThe new owners of L’Orignal Marina offer boaters a new destination. Located in a charming francophone village in Eastern Ontario, this joined marina and restaurant venue is the ambitious initiative of long-time entrepreneur André Chabot and biologist Alexandra Quester, both residents of L’Orignal.

The purchase of the L’Orignal Marina was made official in November 2020. The new year was barely underway when all 50 available slips were already reserved. No wonder the addition of member and visitor slips is already planned for the 2022 season – the 2021 count is up to 62 power and sail already. At the moment, the Riverest Marina offers boaters a stop where they can launch their boat...

Read More

Lifestyle

  • Prev
Last issue we featured a story about the engagement proposal aboard Via-Mara, a 1969 Trojan 42 Aft ...
With thanks to Sail Canada, here’s a collection of photos that are Olympic quality. Clearly our ...
Wow. That was a lot of fun reading the collection of boat names that came in from all over the ...
No individual had a greater impact on the modern sport of sailing than Bruce Kirby. Known and ...
Just off The Ocean Race European Tour, Daniel is setting his sights on competing in The Ocean Race ...
After being our fearless leader and publisher since CYOB kicked off, Greg Nicoll, handed over the ...
Swim Drink Fish is spearheading the Vancouver Plastic Cleanup by installing, maintaining, and ...
With but four weeks to go, Sarah is in Japan, staying safe while acclimatizing to the heat at ...
MJM is a different kind of boat builder, second generation family owned and operated, we design and ...
Stuart Hendrie, a pro photographer sent along this photo of the pirate ship in Jordan Ontario. Many ...

DIY & How to

  • Prev
It’s a scary thought - whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – it’s ...
It’s a scary thought – but whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – ...
Last summer there was tremendous interest in buying a boat to have fun in the restricted world ...
The boat buying or selling market is hot now and has been since the late spring of 2020. Sean ...
Last issue we got up with Montreal sailor Marc Robic who has accumulated a lot of tips and tricks ...
While some parts of the country are lucky enough to have year-round boating, there are plenty of ...
A Transducer is a device that is installed below the waterline that provides underwater data to a ...
Spring has finally sprung! At least it has weather wise here in Montreal, so it is with great ...
For most of us, the thrill of being aboard is associated with the motion of the water, wind in our ...
An important, but often overlooked maintenance item on any type of boat is it’s steering system. ...

Galvanic CorrosionIt’s a scary thought – but whether your boat is made of wood, fiberglass, aluminum or composite – it’s slowly deteriorating under you. Part of this is the nature of the marine environment: Sun, moisture, waves, wind, movement and vibration all contribute to components breaking down.

But there are other factors that are much more concerning and act at a significantly faster rate that the environment can take credit for. One of these is commonly spoken of, but not terribly well understood: Corrosion. As boaters, we’re concerned with two main types of corrosion: Galvanic and Stray-Current. This edition will focus on galvanic corrosion – in two weeks, stay tuned for info on stray-current.

Read More

 

  

Marine Products

  • Prev
Watermakers take ocean water and create perfect drinking water using reverse osmosis. A Schenker ...
If you’re headed out for a weekend afloat or on a week-long cruise you often must park your vehicle ...
Ten years ago, St. Margaret’s Bay (Halifax), Nova Scotia-based SailTimer Inc. made the first ...
Between the odor and working in confined spaces, replacing an onboard sanitation line is never a ...
For many boat owners who have gear to tote and the occasional stretch of bumpy road to negotiate, a ...
The 2022 Sea-Doo Switch is a re-imagined pontoon that makes hitting the water more accessible than ...
On the water audiophile-quality sound is attainable with the new JBL-R3500 source unit. The latest ...
An environmentally friendly product for refinishing your teak, hemp wood finishing oil is an ...
August means cruising, entertaining and enjoying summer at its finest. And that means food and ...
A Bluetooth-enabled phone or tablet is ideal for streaming music, but it's often stowed safely away ...

News

  • Prev
Royal Canadian Yacht Club’s Defiant completed a six-race sweep of the Cup for Canada over Zing, the ...
On September 6, Groupe Beneteau laid out its course to develop new boating experiences, new ...
Last Friday, the first ever Canada’s Celebration of Sailing honoured the season for Sailing in ...
Boating Ontario is very proud to have Transport Canada’s Office of Boating Safety jump on ...
Montreal-based Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. is headed to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout to ...
Summer is in full swing with Canadians enjoying time outside and on the water. So, while enjoying ...
On July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor ...
HanseYachts AG presents RYCK, its third motorboat brand carrying the "Made in Germany" label. The ...
“We are all proud of our athletes and coaches who have dedicated themselves to push Canadian ...
Collingwood, ON hq’d Limestone Boat Company – owner and builder of Aquasport Boats, Limestone Boats ...

Mia and Caleb's EngagementOn July 23 last year, CYOB published a piece on a beautifully restored 1967 Trojan 42 Motor Yacht in Oromocto NB. (That piece was also expanded in CY magazine later in the year.)

One of our Canadian Yachting contributors, Denise Miller, had shared the article on my social media and a young man reached out and asked if she could connect him with the owners of the boat, Dave and Barb. Denise leapt into action and Dave and Barb were thrilled. They concocted a plan that the young lady, Mia, thought she was coming to model for a sales brochure for Dave to do charter tours.

Read More