The Wooden Boat Society
of the San Juan Islands
12th Annual Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Rendezvous
2–4 September 2013
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.Schedule:
Monday 2 September:
Boats arrive on Monday 2 September (Labor Day), with a potluck on the dock Monday evening.
Tuesday 3 September:
Sailing regatta: breakfast will be held at 8:00 (location to be announced), followed by a meeting for race participants at 9:00. The regatta will begin in the late morning, wind permitting, and will take boats through the scenic islands and challenging currents of Wasp Passage.
Rowing & paddling race: There will be a paddling and rowing race late 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 homebrew beer on the west coast. As always there will be great live music and good humor.
Wednesday 4 September
A sailing dinghy race will be held Wednesday morning. Most boats heading on to Port Townsend depart during the day on Wednesday.
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.