The Wooden Boat Society
of the San Juan Islands

 is a nonprofit dedicated to doing cool stuff on, in and around wooden boats
in the San Juan Islands of Washington State.


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13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous
2014 will be the 13th annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Deer Harbor. This year's event will be held on 1-3 September. Details are below the photo, or available here as a pdf you can download and print.

2014 Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous


The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the Thirteenth Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous 1–3 September 2014 at Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, Washington. The Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous takes place between the Victoria Classic Boat Festival and the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.


All wooden 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 Northwest.


Monday 1 September 

Boats 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 pm.  


Tuesday 2 September

Sailing 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.


Paddling and rowing race: There will be a paddling and rowing race at 4 pm on Tuesday afternoon, following the sailboat regatta.


Evening BBQ: 4-8 PM

Everyone 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.


Wednesday 3 September

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 pm.


If you have questions, or would like to volunteer (we always need help during the Rendezvous for various tasks) call the Deer Harbor BoatWorks: 360-376-4056 


We 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.