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2005 SoCal Rendezvous Announced   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 07, 2005 - 08:50 am - WELCOME ALL WESTSAILORS !TIME FOR THE ANNUAL?THIRD WEEKEND OF MAY?WESTSAIL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RENDEZVOUSHELD THIS YEAR AT ISTHMUS COVE (TWO HARBORS)O...
Apr 09, 2005 - 04:23 pm - Small change of plans to our festivities. There appears to be a White Bass Fishing Tournament in town that weekend so the Banning House has been seque...
Oct 26, 2005 - 11:28 pm - I just bought at 32 and am willing to help with the 2006 rendezvous. Let me know if I can be of service.

2006 SoCal Rednezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 06, 2006 - 04:43 pm - If no one else is going to take point, I guess I'll do it. I'll need some help -- I've organized meetings for groups before, but never done a Westsail...
Jan 15, 2006 - 10:23 am - hehe... OK, well, when you firm up your plans let me know and I'll post the info under the Rendezvous section on the website, and, it's a good idea to...
Jan 15, 2006 - 05:38 pm - MY plans!? Doesn't seem to be much interest in have a rendezvous, does there? Should I just pick a spot and lay claim to it for the third weekend of M...
Jan 21, 2006 - 10:55 am - Terry,Glad to hear you are willing to step up to the plate to sponsor the So Cal Westsail rendezvous. I will certainly help you in planning, organizin...
Jan 31, 2006 - 10:28 pm - Does anyone have access to a yacht club for meeting rooms? My boat's in Yacht Haven, and they don't have much in the way of facilities for things like...
Feb 07, 2006 - 05:59 pm - I am interested in attending a get together, unfortunately a conflict at work has kept me from attending in the past on the 3rd week in May. It appear...
Feb 09, 2006 - 08:09 pm - Is anyone else interested? If not, I'll go ahead and work with Paul.
Feb 09, 2006 - 08:49 pm - I will see if I can dig up a Westsail owner in Long Beach Shoreline Marina
Feb 27, 2006 - 11:03 pm - It took some time to do, but I gathered as many email addresses as I could in an attempt to get the 2006 Southern California Westsail Owners Associati...
Mar 11, 2006 - 12:28 pm - Just got off the phone with the harbormaster at Alamitos Bay Marina -- he said hecan set up some guest slips for the rendezvous, but he'll need the re...
Mar 16, 2006 - 09:14 pm - Hi Terry,First of all, thanks for taking the initiative for organizing the WOA Rendezvous in So Cal. Having organized 3 myself, I can appreciate the e...
Mar 23, 2006 - 06:59 pm - Still doesn't seem to be much interest. I'm taking the Friday of that weekend off work to bring my boat down from Wilmington and welcome whoever shows...
Apr 05, 2006 - 11:59 pm - I have a W32 in Alamitos Bay and will plan on coming. I "may" even bring my boat over! (over where?) GASP!!! Yes, it does have a running engin...
Apr 06, 2006 - 12:01 am - Oh......I'll add a suggestion for an activity. One of my very favorites that you can't get at any other marina --- a dinghy flotilla throughout the Na...
Apr 06, 2006 - 12:17 am - And my last suggestion..........merely suggestions...........Seal Beach Yacht Club might be easier to arrange a meeting at than Long Beach YC, but I a...
Apr 10, 2006 - 03:00 pm - Following up on Lori's idea of an afternoon sail, it would be great to take a bunch of pictures of each other's boats undersail (digital pics) and the...
Apr 14, 2006 - 09:55 pm - Time for the 2006 WOA SoCal Rendezvous!!Join us the third weekend of May (May 19th 20th, and 21st) in beautiful Alamitos Bay, Long Beach, for a weeken...
May 13, 2006 - 08:52 pm - Here's the latest info on the rendezvous -- I booked an end tie on dock 28 at AlamitosBay Marina (see attached ariel photo) and should be there by noo...

2007 Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 29, 2006 - 07:19 pm - Damn, here we go again! Last year I was new to the organization and wound up volunteering to run the rendezvous. I don't regret the decision at all, b...
Nov 02, 2006 - 01:42 pm - Terry - I'll be happy to host or preferably co-host, and help you quite a bit this year. Not sure if I should volunteer to host as our boat may not be...
Nov 14, 2006 - 08:18 pm - I spoke with Mark Miller this evening on the phone, and he's eager to get something going. Anyone else out there want to chime in -- the more, the mer...
Nov 15, 2006 - 10:09 pm - Hi Colleen, I think you were the one that inquired about serving as the rendezvous coordinator, right? I haven't forgotten, I've just been buried late...
Nov 20, 2006 - 11:39 am - Mike - I wasn't worried, I figured any get togethers are still a few months away and sailors don't usually do anything to quickly anyway - I'll wait t...
Jan 01, 2007 - 01:04 pm - Mark Miller and I discussed the idea of moving the SoCal Rendezvous to a different date, perhaps in the early fall (i.e., September or October) for 20...
Jan 02, 2007 - 09:24 am - In my humble opinion, I feel that the continuity of always holding it on the same timeframe is valuable. People remember, and set aside the date from ...
Jan 18, 2007 - 11:50 am - I have a call in to the good folks at the Harbor Office, to see if we can get a few slips in the fishbowl (aka Rainbow) for the third weekend of May. ...
Feb 03, 2007 - 10:16 am - I need some feedback, folks! I'll see if I can get three or four guest slips in The Fishbowl (AKA Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach) for the third weekend ...
Feb 14, 2007 - 07:00 pm - Finally got in touch with the Harbormaster for Rainbow in Long beach -- she said she should be able to accommodate us the third weekend in May! As wit...
Feb 20, 2007 - 11:51 am - Terry - We'll be there, with boat!Colleen and Brian Crystal
Mar 05, 2007 - 11:43 pm - Looks like we're a "go" for the 2007 SoCal Rendezvous -- feel free to email me at <westsailor@earthlink.org> and let me know if you're...
Mar 09, 2007 - 08:24 pm - Terry, The email address westsailor@earthlink.org does not work.
Mar 10, 2007 - 08:01 pm - Damned senior moments! I shoulod have typed <westsailor@earthlink.net> instead.Sorry about that.

2007 Rendezvous - Rainbow Harbor, Details   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 15, 2007 - 02:40 pm - We're a go at Rainbow Harbor in Long beach across from the Queen Mary for the third weekend in May! You'll need to send or bring your ship's papers (r...
Apr 18, 2007 - 07:37 pm - Update -- we'll be having Saturday dinner at Shoreline Yacht Club! Earl Ancell, owner of the flush-deck KelMar is going to work this out, but we'll ne...
Apr 22, 2007 - 03:52 pm - To reserve the whole dock, the harbormaster wants $300 a day -- we'd need eight boats to make it worthwhile, and I don't think that's going to happen....
May 02, 2007 - 09:32 am - As of today, we have five or six boats coming, and nineteen people who said to count on them for dinner Saturday night at Shoreline Yacht Club. The di...
May 08, 2007 - 06:47 pm - Update on Saturday night dinner -- the Shoreline Yacht Club takes cash only, so leave your plastic at home. Earl Ancell, through whose gracious presen...
May 09, 2007 - 07:20 pm - Menu for Shoreline YC dinner Saturday evening:Terry,Here is a sample menu from Shoreline Yacht Club. Most of the items are the same each week. And the...
May 16, 2007 - 12:31 am - I need to know who wants what for dinner Saturday night. If you haven't emailed me with your preference, do so as soon as possible, or you might wind ...
May 16, 2007 - 10:21 pm - The fun just never ends! Just got a call informing me that the chef at the YC quit -- I got on the phone right away and got a reservation for 25 at Gl...
May 26, 2007 - 07:58 am - Well, it's over, and I think it went well. Thanks to all of you who came and made it happen. If you took any pictures, email them either to me <we...
Jun 07, 2007 - 07:30 pm - OK, folks, how about a fall rendezvous? The second weekend of October is the Cruisers' meet at the isthmus -- sounds like a shoo-in for Westsies! Give...
Oct 05, 2007 - 09:30 am - I've gotten zero responses about Cruisers' Weekend -- I'll be out there early in the afternoon on friday, October 12th, and plan to stay for most of t...

2007 Rendezvous Planning   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 09, 2007 - 11:19 am - For SoCal, we're still discussing (and taking input dates/locations) but what is firm is that at least 3 boats will be in attendance. Terry Shoup is c...

2009 SoCal Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 01, 2008 - 06:55 pm - How can it be that time again? I'm still missing part of the 1960s!I liked the Pine Avenue venue, but I'm always open to suggestions -- if anyone else...
Dec 15, 2008 - 09:06 pm - HI Terry,hey what about your home port, Wilmington! All you other Westies out there , Wilmington is rich in history. It & San Pedro were once the ...
Dec 18, 2008 - 09:29 pm - HI ,Mark here again.Maybe Wilmington is not so good, or not? What about the newly installed mooring field between Alomitis and Schoreline, that would ...
Dec 19, 2008 - 07:50 am - My marina (Yacht Haven) doesn't have much in the way of guest slips. I'll check into the new mooring field behind Island White and see what gives with...
Mar 03, 2009 - 08:28 pm - Since no one seems to be stepping up to take over this rendezvous, Colleen and I have been doing some serious thinking and have come up with what we t...
Mar 04, 2009 - 07:48 am - Terry,I like the "one in the fall out at Catalina" idea. We might be able to hit that one on our trip down the coast from Newport, OR to Mexic...
Mar 04, 2009 - 09:50 am - Hi All - I think moving the Spring Rendezvous to late April (let's set a date Terry!) is a good idea because 1) it was way too damn hot last year at t...
Mar 05, 2009 - 08:36 am - Colleen,Hard to pin down good dates since we'll be in laid-back cruising mode by then. But, here's what we know or sort of know: We'll need to be in S...
Mar 06, 2009 - 10:31 am - Steve - Did some checking. Cruiser's weekend at the Isthmus (sponsored by Lat's and Att's for the BaHa folks is scheduled for Oct. 16th, 2009. A coupl...
Mar 06, 2009 - 01:48 pm - Why not have the So Cal rendezvous in Long Beach on the first weekend in May, 2-3. or possibly check on the dates of the Pride weekend as there are fi...
Mar 07, 2009 - 05:31 pm - Called Rainbow Harbor today and asked about April -- the woman said that the LB Grand Prix pretty well occupies all of April, so May is looking better...
Mar 07, 2009 - 07:38 pm - Terry, Did you ask the marina office if the Pride weekend was the 16-17 or the 23-24 of May. We could possibly have the rendezvous on the free weekend...
Mar 08, 2009 - 11:12 am - Bud/Tery - just checked, Pride weekend is May 16th and 17th this year. www.longbeachpride.com.Regards,colleen
Mar 08, 2009 - 11:31 am - Also - Labor Day weekend is the 23rd- 24th. Is there a good reason not to pick labor day weekend, other than folks might already have other plans? may...
Mar 08, 2009 - 12:06 pm - Colleen, I think you meant Memorial Day weekend rather than Labor Day. I'll call today to see what we can line up for the first weekend in May at Pine...
Mar 08, 2009 - 04:26 pm - Yep, always get those two holidays mixed up.Any weekend you pick is fine with me, looks like I found the source of the overheating problem, and boat a...
Mar 10, 2009 - 06:52 pm - OK, I heard back from Karen at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach, and we're good to go for May 1st through May 3rd at Pine Avenue Pier. Same general format a...
Mar 10, 2009 - 07:34 pm - Terry and Coleen, Send me the info and I wil prepare a mailing. I will send you a copy of last years as a guideline.
Mar 11, 2009 - 12:27 pm - Terry - We're in! Although you're not leaving me much time to get my engine back together!+ for a boat count, my Uncle might bring up his 40 Hanse...
Mar 13, 2009 - 04:23 pm - The more, the merrier! A couple on my dock with a double-ender they call a first cousin to Westsail said they'd like to join us, so I'll put some info...
Mar 17, 2009 - 09:32 am - TIME FOR THE ANNUAL WESTSAIL RENDEZVOUS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, TO BE HELD AT RAINBOW HARBOR, LONG BEACHMAY 1, 2, and 3, 2009This year?s event will be...
Mar 19, 2009 - 06:19 pm - I mailed in my paperwork and check today -- better get on it if you're planning to attend! If you would, email me as well <westsailor@earthlink.ne...
Apr 18, 2009 - 06:05 pm - Just got back from watching Kern install the roller furling on my boat, in preparation for the new sails he's making. This stuff ain't cheap, but it'l...
Apr 29, 2009 - 07:08 pm - I'm heading down to my boat Thursday, April 30th, to get her ready for the rendezvous. I'll have my cell phone with me (909-801-1585) if you need any ...
May 06, 2009 - 09:45 pm - Survived another one with no lasting scars! Low turnout (four boats) but a good time was had by one and all.
May 07, 2009 - 05:11 pm - Only four boats (as compared to 8 last year), but at least 4 additional owners (with and without spouses) turned up without boats, plus a couple of fo...
May 17, 2009 - 10:10 pm - I'm working on the write-up of the annual SoCal Rendezvous, and I need pictures! If anyone took pics, even one or two, send them to me as soon as poss...
Sep 01, 2009 - 06:47 pm - Just heard from Bob Bitchin, the guy who runs Latitudes and Attitudes magazine, the sponsor of the event. He said they're still working on the schedul...
Sep 22, 2009 - 08:23 am - SoCal ReduxLast year some of us had talked about having the SoCal Rendezvous out at Catalina, but we didn?t really follow up on the idea. At this year...
Sep 22, 2009 - 07:23 pm - OK, I'm going to post this offer here first: I have room on Inalla for two folks for the Cruisers Weekend at Catalina. Cost is minimal, and fun is unl...
Oct 13, 2009 - 07:14 pm - The storm coming down the coast looks like it's going to blow through on Wednesday, and be followed by sunny skies and temps near eighty at Catalina -...
Oct 18, 2009 - 11:52 pm - Good weekend! Had to motor over and motor most of the way back, but it still beats being at work! I'm beat right now, but I'll post more when I'm rest...

Cruiser's Weekend October 16th   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 08, 2009 - 11:08 am - O.k. - while Terry does all the hard work pinning down a Rendezvous date and location. I thought I'd post that we already have 3 verbally confirmed (w...

Lin And Larry Pardey Talk - Cal Yacht Club On The 22nd!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 28, 2008 - 03:26 pm - For folks planning on coming up for the Rendezvous, you may be interested to note that Lin and Larry Pardey are planning to give a talk at the Cal Yac...
Feb 28, 2008 - 03:36 pm - P.S. Called California Yacht Club, talk is open to general public, but advance reservations for a head count is required. I've reserved 6 places, so f...

Past Rendezvous Information   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 02, 2008 - 12:56 am - <img>Have you hosted a rendezvous in the past? Have you attended one? If so, please contact me!We would like to add write-ups, descriptions, p...
Jul 02, 2008 - 12:57 am - Hmm, not having luck with images tonight!
Jul 04, 2008 - 09:05 am - I've attended three so far, and hosted or co-hosted all three. The write-ups have been in Windblown each time. I think including some stuff about them...
Jul 04, 2008 - 10:27 am - Terry,If you have the write-ups on your comp some where, please email them to the webmaster/westsail.org address.Thanks!Aaron N.

SoCal 2008 Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 12, 2007 - 10:41 am - I know it's early, but I figured I'd get the ball rolling for 2008. I thought the venue we used last year was a good one -- Long Beach's Rainbow Harbo...
Feb 15, 2008 - 04:12 pm - I just got off the phone with Karen, from Rainbow Harbor Marina in Long Beach, and she says the third weekend of May looks good -- I'd like to begin g...
Feb 16, 2008 - 11:24 am - Terry - count us in!Colleen, Brian, Douglas and baby Kathryn (born 3 days after last year's rendezvous!) aboard Adele.
Feb 17, 2008 - 04:37 am - Hi Terry- Count us in also! wont be able to bring the boat up from Chula Vista because of hubbys work, but we'll be there anyway! Sea Ya!! Brad&An...
Mar 02, 2008 - 09:06 pm - HI everybody.Will try to make it this year(mom's birthday weekend).Hope my cousin Joe will be with me. He will have alot to say as he just had a new e...
Mar 23, 2008 - 01:05 pm - Hi Terry,glad you are keeping the So. Cal. tradition alive. Vanessa, Sidonia, and I have left Florida moved back to Las Vegas. Ol' Nereus is on the ha...
Mar 25, 2008 - 09:46 pm - I'm mailing in my check for two night's dock space, along with my documentation papers. If you plan to attend, get going NOW on booking dock space!Har...
Mar 28, 2008 - 08:53 am - Planning to Attend the Rendezvous? To encourage attendance and getting paid-up on dues, we?re offering 2 free WOA mugs to WOA members upon attendance!...
Mar 29, 2008 - 08:10 am - Just got an email back from Karen at Rainbow Harbor -- they'll also need a copy of your boat's insurance papers and a signed guest slip agreement. She...
Apr 17, 2008 - 11:13 am - Here is Bud's flyer for the rendezvous:TIME FOR THE ANNUAL?THIRD WEEKEND OF MAY?WESTSAIL RENDEZVOUS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIATO BE HELD AT RAINBOW HARBOR...
Apr 22, 2008 - 06:26 pm - Latest Update! We're going to go with reservations at a restaurant on Saturday evening, rather than trying to do a BBQ on the beach. Seems we can't ju...
Apr 22, 2008 - 07:21 pm - Just don't pick Gladstones. Horrible experience last year.
Apr 22, 2008 - 09:27 pm - Check this web site for a list of the restaurants:http://www.thepikeatlongbeach.com/dining/index.phpI thought the food at Gladstone's was good last ye...
Apr 24, 2008 - 09:49 am - I'm thinking of sailing down from the Bay Area leaving on the 11th. Anyone else planning the same want to travel together?
Apr 29, 2008 - 08:09 am - I'd like to get a preliminary boat count for the rendezvous, as well as a head count for dinner Saturday night. C'mon, folks, it's three weeks away!
Apr 29, 2008 - 10:25 pm - Hi Terry,Haven't been to a rendezvous in years, so we're driving in from Vegas. We'll be there. Count us for 2 adults and one child.Steve
Apr 30, 2008 - 11:41 pm - We'll be there again this year. Count us in, 2 for dinner Saturday night.Gavin & Paula
May 06, 2008 - 10:27 pm - I spent some time this evening looking at possible choices for dinner Saturday at the Rendezvous (I gotta get a life!) and the following look like goo...
May 08, 2008 - 11:05 pm - I would opt for Famous Dave's or Outback.
May 09, 2008 - 11:47 pm - I'll be down that way this weekend, cleaning all the dirt off the boat and getting the old gal half-way presentable, so I'll take some time to check o...
May 11, 2008 - 03:37 pm - How does this strike everyone -- have the event catered by Famous Dave's BBQ! They're right at the top of the dock, so it'd be a breeze to get the stu...
May 11, 2008 - 03:53 pm - I just got off the phone with the good folks at Famous Dave's and here what they suggested: The BBQ Blowout, which is chicken wings, ribs, BBQ pork, b...
May 11, 2008 - 09:54 pm - Sounds like a great plan, Terry. See you Friday, Gavin & Paula
May 12, 2008 - 12:32 pm - Terry - Count me in for 4 adults for dinner. I'll have two guests. Brian is a vegetarian and the oldest is 3, the other just 1 year, so between the th...
May 14, 2008 - 08:48 am - I thought I had posted this last night, but I must have hit the wrong button!I plan to arrive at Pine Avenue Pier mid-morning on Friday. I'll have my ...
May 14, 2008 - 09:58 am - Sounds like you found a winner in a caterer. Count me in.
May 26, 2008 - 03:08 pm - Just sent the first draft of the SoCal 2008 Rendezvous write-up off to Colleen for review. I hope to have it ready for Windblown by the end of the wee...

SoCal 2010   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Dec 16, 2009 - 08:34 am - I know it's a long way off, but in looking at the calendar, I thought we'd at least get the ball rolling on SoCal 2010.The first weekend of May would ...
Dec 21, 2009 - 02:21 pm - Terry,I am planning to be in San Diego the week after the weekend of the 30th, and if the date stays the same, I will try to come early to attend the ...
Dec 21, 2009 - 02:27 pm - Terry,I am planning to be in San Diego the week after the weekend of the 30th, and if the date stays the same, I will try to come early to attend the ...
Dec 21, 2009 - 05:28 pm - We're still in the very early stages of planning, but I'll keep you posted. Best bet is to watch the bulletin board -- as the date nears, things will ...
Jan 08, 2010 - 07:15 pm - Just got an email from Karen, the dockmaster at Rainbow, and she said the weekend of April 30th through May 2nd looked open, so she's penciling us in....
Jan 19, 2010 - 10:39 am - I am planning to attend, and will be flying in. I am going to combine the rendezvous with a meeting I am attending in San Diego the following week. I ...
Feb 02, 2010 - 11:03 am - Do you think we could add a giant squid cruise to the itinerary?

SoCal 2011   (Active)   Show Entire Thread

Feb 05, 2011 - 11:19 am - (posted by Terry Shoup) 1/9/2011 Time to start gearing up for another SoCal Rendezvous. Kirk Brown and I have been doing some talking about it -- we'r...
Feb 05, 2011 - 11:22 am - Andrea and Brad Dollins (1/9/2011) Well Oceanside would definitley work better for us, we're all the way down in South San Diego Bay..I might actually...
Feb 05, 2011 - 11:23 am - Posted on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 07:02 pm: Terry Shoup I had the chance to attend the 2010 NorCal Rendezvous, and was really impressed ...
Feb 15, 2011 - 01:48 pm - I contacted Karen Schoeppe, the Rainbow Harbormaster, and gave her the dates April 29-May 1 -- she said she'd check with her boss and get back to me.
Feb 24, 2011 - 11:10 am - Just got an email from Karen at Rainbow Harbor -- we're good to go for April 29-May1, 2011. She'll need copies of your ship's papers (registration/doc...
Mar 21, 2011 - 08:05 pm - I mailed in my paperwork and my check last week, and I got my receipt this past Saturday, so I'm good to go. Someone else has registered, too, but all...
Apr 20, 2011 - 04:08 am - Less than two weeks to go, and so far there doesn't seem to be much interest. Not knowing how many people are planning to show up makes it pretty hard...

SoCal Rendezvous Thanks!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

May 19, 2008 - 02:29 pm - I'm sure Terry will post a debrief with pics to let everyone else know what blast we had, just want to get out a quick note to thank all who attended ...
May 22, 2008 - 12:27 am - Well, come'on guys- All of us Westsailors in Alaska are counting on you to warm us up with some sunny pics from your Big Bash last weekend! (It's 46 ...
May 26, 2008 - 01:56 pm - O.K. Let me try giving this posting pics thing a try, because I think Terry is putting together a proper write-up for the Windblown, rather.Here we ar...

Wishing You All Well   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Oct 24, 2007 - 08:04 am - This is probably not the right forum for this, but I'm hoping that Bud and all the other SoCal Westsailors are safe from the incredibly huge fires rag...
Oct 24, 2007 - 11:05 am - Ditto on that. All the best to our friends in Southern Cal...
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