Rendezvous Season is Here

Coastal Craft

The coming of summer means rendezvous season on the West Coast, with yacht clubs, owners’ associations and boatbuilders staging events at popular destinations on the South Coast.

Gibsons builder Coastal Craft stages its owners’ rendezvous May 17-19 at Poets Cove Resort, South Pender Island.

Visit for details.

All Chris-Crafts “regardless of age, type or condition” are invited to the 2013 Chris-Craft BC Rendezvous July 19-21 at Telegraph Harbour Marina, Thetis Island. For details,visit or email

Here’s a calendar of more upcoming BC rendezvous:

May 17-20   CS West Spring Rendezvous       Ganges Marina
May 31-June 2    Hunter Rendezvous        Telegraph Harbour Marina
June 14-16    Beneteau Rendezvous    Telegraph Harbour Marina
June 21-23    Jeanneau Rendezvous        Poets Cove Marina
July 11-14    Pacific Northwest Chris-Craft Rendezvous    Port Orchard WA
July 19-21    Canadian Chris-Craft Rendezvous    Telegraph Harbour Marina
August 16-18    Canoe Cove Association Rendezvous    Genoa Bay Marina

Are you planning a rendezvous this summer? We’d like to hear about it. Email us in advance with details at or and send us a short report and photos afterward. We’ll run your announcements, stories and photos in this newsletter
and in a future issue of Canadian Yachting West.


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