Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is
holding the Thirteenth Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous
September 2014 at Deer Harbor, Orcas Island,
Washington. The Deer Harbor Wooden Boat
takes place between the Victoria Classic Boat
Festival and the Port
Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
boats are welcome: oar, power and sail. Wooden boats
of all sizes attend the
Rendezvous, from rowboats to motor launches, and
daysailers to historic tall
ships. Most of the boats moor at the Deer Harbor
Marina, and are available for
public viewing throughout the gathering. The Rendezvous is
a low-key celebration of wooden boats, held in
one of the most scenic harbors in the Pacific
arrive on Monday 1 September (Labor Day). Sail past: As a new feature we plan a sail
past of any and all types
of wooden boats at 3:00 pm, in Deer Harbor in view
of the Deer Harbor Marina.
BBQ at 6 pm: This will be followed by a
no-host BBQ potluck on the dock Monday evening at 6
regatta: breakfast will be held at
8:00 am, location to be
determined, with a skipper’s meeting for race
participants at 9:00 at the
breakfast location. The regatta will begin in the
late morning, wind
permitting, and will take boats through the scenic
islands and challenging
currents of Wasp Passage.
and rowing race: There will be a
paddling and rowing race at 4 pm on Tuesday
afternoon, following the sailboat regatta.
BBQ: 4-8 PM
is welcome. The barbeque menu includes locally
caught salmon, local organic
produce, and the highest-quality microbrew beer on
the west coast. As always
there will be great live music and good humor.
Sailing dinghy race: A sailing
dinghy race will be held Wednesday morning at 10 am.
Most boats heading on to
Port Townsend depart during the day on Wednesday. BBQ at 6 pm: There will be a no-host BBQ
at Deer Harbor Marina on Wednesday evening at 6:00
have questions, or would like to volunteer (we
always need help during the
Rendezvous for various tasks) call the Deer Harbor
encourage participants to make moorage reservations
with the Deer Harbor Marina (360-376-3037).
Note: Tell them you are coming to the Rendezvous to
get the reduced moorage rate.