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2005 Florida West Coast Rondy   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 12, 2005 - 03:17 pm - Fellow Westsailors, your association needs you.We are currently without a host for the 2005 Florida West Coast Rendezvous which is typically scheduled...
Feb 03, 2005 - 08:50 pm - Has anyone inquired about hosting the 2005 W Fl Rondezvous?I'd really hate to think it's not going to occur. I'm not in FL but I'd be happy to help wi...
Mar 17, 2005 - 03:32 pm - I was speaking with some other Florida West Coast Westsailors and there seems to be a question of interest - or I should say lack of interest. This we...
Mar 19, 2005 - 06:28 am - I've never attended a rendezvous but I'm looking forward to being at the next one I can attend.I'd hope, given enough notice, that virtually any/all W...
Mar 19, 2005 - 07:45 pm - Steve, I'll go on record (hehe) promising to fly down to attend, but on the condition that Mike M takes me out on that fine boat of his....
Mar 20, 2005 - 02:40 pm - Greetings...we are hosting the 2005 SoCal Rendezvous, and will be in the Ft. Myers/Cape Coral area in mid-May for a week.If anyone is interested in ho...
Mar 20, 2005 - 06:10 pm - Mike,You're welcome on the Haliai anytime!
Jul 07, 2006 - 06:09 pm - Ich can mich an dich uberhaupt nicht errinern.sm

2007 Rendezvous Planning   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 09, 2007 - 11:05 am - This is a general call for local Rendezvous coordinators to step up! In the spirit of keeping the WOA alive and well, I?ve volunteered this year to be...

2007 Rendezvouz   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 18, 2007 - 10:09 pm - Hi all,We'll be bring our W32 Pintail home at the beginning of July and are interested in participating in a rendezvouz here on the west cost of FL, o...
Apr 24, 2007 - 11:39 am - I'm overwhelmed with joy from the fantastic response from you FL Westies...Aaron
Apr 24, 2007 - 06:21 pm - Organizing a rendezvous is like herding cats -- in the end, though, it's worth it! Hang in there.Terry
Apr 28, 2007 - 11:34 pm - I'll try to make it.Rendezvous are always great. I think the thing to do is firmly announce that there'll be one and push it through, and folks will c...
Apr 29, 2007 - 03:07 pm - Joe, I heartily agree with you. I am always available to do a mailing of owners in the area if you send me the basic info.
Apr 30, 2007 - 12:39 pm - Hey Joe,Remember us from Cooper River aboard Nereus? My wife, daughter and I met you when we left the boat in '04 for Thanksgiving week end.Are you in...
Apr 30, 2007 - 12:51 pm - Where are we talking about as a possible location? Also when. It will be getting pretty hot here soon.I'm in the Manatee River just south of Tampa Bay...
Apr 30, 2007 - 03:30 pm - All,I'd love to be the coordinator, but I'm about to head off to mate aboard a tallship for seven weeks. I won't be "back in action" until the...
Apr 30, 2007 - 07:06 pm - Why not have it in the fall, when it is cooler, but before the hurricanes hit.
May 01, 2007 - 12:03 am - That makes sense, but I was thinking of a time that it'd be most convenient for me, of course! ( :] )November sounds great. A week or two before Thank...
Jun 06, 2007 - 10:09 am - Hi all -- I didn't want Aaron to get back from his trip and see that he was the last one to post in support of the impending SWFL get-together...We (t...
Jun 06, 2007 - 11:15 am - Thanks for the support.We came alongside in Lunenberg two days ago, 10 days bound from Bermuda, 24 from Saint Croix. Looking forward to getting back a...
Jun 06, 2007 - 04:38 pm - We are just in the initial stages of selecting our W-32. We plan to home port in the panhandle of Florida so keep us informed. It may be fall before w...
Jul 11, 2007 - 11:10 am - Hey all,I arrived back in SW FL yesterday after staying aboard an extra two weeks to fill a sickened mate's position. I wound up flying right to Pensa...

2008 Rendevouz - It Is GOING To Happen!   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Nov 05, 2007 - 09:06 pm - Hey all,I've sat down and started pushing around the calendar and have picked dates to host a West Coast rendezvous.January 19-20thI'd like to host it...
Nov 06, 2007 - 05:42 pm - Aaron, Once you have all the details worked out, send me the info and I will prepare a flyer to be mailed out to all owners in FL, and wanabees, on my...
Nov 06, 2007 - 06:51 pm - Great to see someone step up to the plate -- way to go! Please keep Colleen Caldwell and me informed as plans coalesce, as we can provide support (...
Nov 07, 2007 - 02:12 pm - Alright,With a little bit of consideration, I've decided January 19th/20th would be inconvenient for too many people.THE PLANWho: Aaron/Gary Norlund H...
Nov 08, 2007 - 09:02 am - County me in.Steve Morisky, Key Largo, FLW32, Jenny Leigh (currently on the hard).
Nov 08, 2007 - 12:37 pm - I thought Jimmy Buffett was referring to a burger/bar on St. Barts when he wrote that song.
Nov 08, 2007 - 08:33 pm - Mike,It is debateable - I've also heard it's a place in Key West. However, the restaurant has a dollar bill on which Jimmy wrote "Cheeseburger in ...
Nov 27, 2007 - 05:41 pm - we are moving our westsail 32 to St Petes and plan to be there by mid-december. we hope we to make your event.
Dec 17, 2007 - 02:36 pm - Gear will be sent out 1st week of January, glad it's postponed gives me a bit more time to get it together as well!Regards,Colleen
Dec 18, 2007 - 01:07 pm - It would be great to bring "Flambeau" back to where I found her. Almost be willing to skip class to do it to. Hope it all works out,Paul"F...
Dec 20, 2007 - 10:06 am - Hi Aaron,Lana and I just moved our W32 to St Pete from NE Florida. We had quite an experience with a night landfall in a gale at Charlotte Harbor. We ...
Jan 13, 2008 - 10:52 pm - Don,Boca Pass can be a bear in happy conditions due to the tides. Spring ebb can bring a six knot current. I still get a little nervous scooting aroun...
Jan 14, 2008 - 05:40 pm - EveryoneBud has just sent out the flier for our rendezvous. Everything above is restated except:WE CORRECTED THE DATESI in the formatted post above, I...
Jan 17, 2008 - 12:58 pm - I just did the mailing to about 140 Westsail owners in FL and some close by states. If you did not receive a flyer, then I do not have your current ad...
Jan 27, 2008 - 07:43 pm - Any idea how many are attending?
Jan 27, 2008 - 10:44 pm - Don,We're still holding steady at 5 (maybe 6) boats. These dates have turned out to be an issue for many people (so far seven people have called to op...
Feb 09, 2008 - 10:00 pm - All,Over the past three days, four of the five boats that had planned to attend have canceled for various reasons. These dates have turned out to be a...
Feb 11, 2008 - 11:13 am - Aaron, for what it is worth, the weekend you picked fell on the same dates as the Miami boat show. In addition, although a gathering at the key is gre...
Feb 14, 2008 - 08:32 pm - Dave,Thanks for the input. I found out about the boat show a month or so after scheduling it and kicked myself for it. The point with "rustic"...
Feb 22, 2008 - 10:51 pm - Aaron,Thanks for your efforts to put the rendezvous together. We had a great time sailing to meet you. I admire the labor of love you are putting fort...
Feb 23, 2008 - 09:34 am - Aaron- It's a problem we had plannning the SoCal Rendezvous. Several folks would have liked to have it at Catalina Island, but that would have elimina...
Feb 23, 2008 - 09:27 pm - Colleen,It wasn't a total flop, despite having "canceled" it . Don, his wife, and a friend sailed their boat down, and a very nice lady who ha...
Feb 24, 2008 - 10:06 am - Like we have always said, two boats and a six pack make a rendezvous.
Mar 03, 2008 - 07:59 pm - check out www.captainmontgomery.blogspot.com for a recap and photos

2009 Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Mar 17, 2009 - 06:39 pm - Any interest out there for a Florida west coast Rendezvous in the Tampa Bay area????
Mar 17, 2009 - 08:19 pm - Don,I'm sure we can make it by car, but probably not boat. Let us know when you plan to do it.If not, we'll have a "rendezvous" when you get d...
Mar 25, 2009 - 08:26 pm - Pam and I would like to come. Our Westsail won't be ready but we can bring a sailboat. We need a bumper sticker that says 'Our other boat is a Westsai...
Mar 26, 2009 - 09:39 am - Great news Chris and Pam! When will your Westsail be ready and what dates work for you? Where are you coming from?Anybody else out there?We can have i...
Mar 26, 2009 - 03:05 pm - Depends on the date, Don. Jackie and I are outahere on May 1, give or take 10 minutes! Still working feverishly on the boat the next couple of weeks. ...
Mar 26, 2009 - 08:04 pm - Don,We live in North Georgia. It's a long drive and the dates and circumstances will determine if we can come. I have been to Tampa area several times...
Mar 27, 2009 - 12:14 pm - I'm interested...I live in Panama City and would like to try to sail there if possible, but would drive if not.Paul
Mar 27, 2009 - 03:48 pm - Is there a usual time frame for this? April or May? I'm usually scheduled out two to four weeks. Ok, so I guess I can come in May, maybe. Ken, I would...
Mar 30, 2009 - 08:20 am - April is a bit too soon. Any votes for mid June?? We will also need to see when Bud is available.
Mar 30, 2009 - 09:43 am - My significant other and I just purchased a W32 fixer in California and will be getting it shipped to the Florida East Coast (where we live) soon. We ...
Mar 30, 2009 - 10:18 am - Don, The first and second weekends in May are already taken for rendezvous. Any other time would be fine with me, but please not on a holiday weekend....
Apr 01, 2009 - 08:26 am - Thanks Bud! The admiral and I are doing a delivery this weekend from Miami to St Pete and we will have plenty of time to discuss plans. Hope everyone ...
Apr 02, 2009 - 06:58 pm - How does everyone feel about memorial day weekend??????????????????
Apr 02, 2009 - 07:44 pm - Don,Memorial Day weekend, so May 23rd-24th? Yes, that will work for us; we may be able to sail up, too. If not, I'll come up on land. Hopefully we'll ...
Apr 02, 2009 - 08:31 pm - Don, That's probably the best week-end, but we'll be in the Bahamas by then. We'll think about you, though.KenEllipsis
Apr 03, 2009 - 10:45 am - Don,I'm with Bud, the weekend before or after the holiday works for me, hopefully I'll be on the water Memorial day Weekend.scott
Apr 06, 2009 - 10:00 pm - I have sort of a good problem, I'm scheduled for 4-5 weeks out. So I'll need as much advance notice as possible. Also, if there is a date set and if B...
Apr 07, 2009 - 09:20 am - How does June 12, 13, 14 look for everyone?We will send out all the details in a couple of weeks if this date works well.There are about 8 empty slips...
Apr 07, 2009 - 10:21 am - Don,Sure, we can make just about anything work by land. That'd be too late for us to sail up - the boat will be out and beside the house by then. But ...
Apr 07, 2009 - 12:31 pm - Don, I would be happy to do a mailing to all of the Florida and SE US owners that I have on my list. Probably about 130 owners, plus some wanabees. Th...
Apr 07, 2009 - 07:51 pm - Mark your calendars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks Bud. Let's make it official! June 12, 13 and 14, 2009. I will send you more detail in a week or two in an em...
Apr 18, 2009 - 08:18 pm - Here are the details for the Florida West Coast Rendezvous. Please email me your intentions to attend. See you all soon. Aaron, would you like to post...
Apr 21, 2009 - 07:39 pm - Hey Florida West Coast Westsail sailors!!!!!!!!!!Pipe up and let us know if your coming and give us some ideas for the rendezvous.I heard a rumor that...
Apr 27, 2009 - 08:15 pm - Great news for those that plan to attend the 2009 Rendezvous in St Petersburg, FL. The Harborage Marina has offered to donate fuel certificates to use...
Apr 28, 2009 - 01:08 am - Don,We'll be there, but surely via land, not sea. Whether the boat is in the water or not, I don't plan to have her in sailing condition till the end ...
Apr 30, 2009 - 10:10 pm - Is this a good event for a "Westsail Wannabe" to attend? I live on the "other side" of Florida just a three hour drive away.Regina Pot...
May 01, 2009 - 12:04 am - Hi Regina .. This is an excellent event to get to know more about the Westsail.. you may even get to go on a sail. Bud Taplin will be here, the Westsa...
May 12, 2009 - 03:11 pm - Thanks to all that have called and emailed about the rendezvous. It looks like we have several W32's and one W42 Ketch attending. Be sure to make your...
May 12, 2009 - 07:35 pm - It looks like we will be adding an item to the agenda. Bud will be doing a custom build and installation on a lazy jack system. This demo will include...
May 15, 2009 - 11:36 pm - Don,Also, if there is interest, I can show a few methods of proper mousing, siezing, whipping, and lashing; very useful things I learned while crewing...
May 20, 2009 - 12:12 pm - Aaron,Great idea! Send me an email with a brief description and the time you need and we will work it out.ThanksDon and Lana
May 25, 2009 - 06:08 pm - Chris & Sandra Calagan just contacted us and they will be attending the rendezvous with a newly purchased Westsail 32. Keep em coming and let's ha...
May 31, 2009 - 10:36 am - Ok, we're committing! We were waiting for some things to gel but last I heard, Bud is coming here to survey our boat the Monday before the rendezvous....
May 31, 2009 - 12:32 pm - Hey all,So I'm curious about whether anyone is going to have a planing inflatable with them at the rendezvous? I have an RIB, but no motor for it yet....
Jun 03, 2009 - 11:05 am - Thanks to all for great emails and feedback. It looks like we are going to have quite a nice little gathering in St Petersburg next week. I sure hope ...
Jun 05, 2009 - 02:03 pm - There are three juicy used marine equipment joints in the area...The Nautical Trader110 E Colonie LnNokomis FL 34275941 488-0766Don's Salvage Yard5601...
Jun 06, 2009 - 10:11 am - Don,Bad news; I'm not going to be able to make the rendezvous. A few things just shifted in my schedule and now I must be in Miami next Saturday and S...
Jun 06, 2009 - 08:26 pm - Hi Joe,I use Don's Marine salvage on a regular basis. Save lots of $$$$$
Jun 08, 2009 - 10:48 am - Don, these things are great fun.
Jun 12, 2009 - 11:49 am - Wishing you all a great rendezvous. Remember to take many photos, and even videos!Cheers,Aaron N.
Jun 15, 2009 - 09:04 pm - Please send me your email adress if you recently attended the West Coast Florida Rendezvous. I will add it to the contact sheet and email it to everyo...
Jun 15, 2009 - 10:47 pm - Please send me your email adress if you recently attended the West Coast Florida Rendezvous. I will add it to the contact sheet and email it to everyo...
Jun 19, 2009 - 09:51 pm - Thanks Don & Lana for hosting such a wonderful event! We thoroughly enjoyed our first Westsail Rendezvous! It was really cool to meet everyone &am...
Jul 08, 2009 - 06:30 pm - Hello All fellow rendezvous friends. We have had company and been sailing since the rendezvous and we finally got something published on the blog abou...
Jan 06, 2010 - 09:23 pm - Sooooooooooo who is hosting the 2010 redezvous for West Coast Florida? When will it be? We would like to make it if we can get back in time.Don and La...
Jan 08, 2010 - 11:52 am - Don and all,Here is what I know:The Florida Rendezvous info is on page 14 but, it will be Sat. April 17th & Sun. the 18th in Punta Gorda at the Fi...
Jan 09, 2010 - 09:24 pm - Dang....we won't be back until late May or early June!

2010 Rendezvous   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jan 16, 2010 - 08:54 pm - I started this thread to keep it separate from the 2009 one.I've hosted several SoCal Rendezvous, and here's a suggestion: appoint one or two people t...
Jan 17, 2010 - 01:33 pm - The 2010 Florida West Coast Rendezvous will be April 17th & 18th, in Punta Gorda at the Fisherman's Village Yacht Basin, http://www.fishville.com ...
Jan 19, 2010 - 01:22 pm - Hey all,Asia Marie will be there with my folks, even if I'm not. I have a recital a few days later and probably shouldn't be out partying with sailors...
Jan 19, 2010 - 03:24 pm - Aaron,What instrument do you play?Frank
Jan 19, 2010 - 06:41 pm - Frank,I'm a trumpeter and studying instrumental performance at the University of Miami. In my final semester of undergraduate studies and auditioning ...
Jan 27, 2010 - 10:25 pm - sorry we will miss the event. we will be in the BVIDon and Lana

32 Westsail "Sunset"   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Aug 16, 2004 - 11:35 am - I would like to find "Sunset" which was being sailed by Pat and Nancy on the east coast of Florida quite a few years ago.
Aug 17, 2004 - 12:15 pm - Michael,W32 #549 Sunset was owned by Bob Riggs after Pat and Nancy sold the boat. The current owner I have on my list is Joe Ostermann, from Key West,...

Any Reports From The Rendezvous?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jun 15, 2009 - 01:05 pm - I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the rendezvous over the weekend - I had to finish painting the east wall of my house (my neighbor on that side has bee...
Jun 16, 2009 - 09:44 am - me too!rich

Fall 2008 Rendevouz - St Petersburg, FL   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 12, 2008 - 02:48 pm - We are in the initial stages of planning a Fall 2008 Rendezvous. We have received permission from the Harborage Marina and they will work with us so a...
Apr 13, 2008 - 12:02 am - Don,We probably wouldn't be able to make it unless it were hosted in August or mid-December. I have class five days per week next semester, so it'd be...
Jun 07, 2008 - 03:42 pm - And were almost the opposite. We'll be leaving the area in Sept and if per chance you have it the 3rd or 4th week in Sept there's a good chance we'd a...
Jun 09, 2008 - 10:00 am - Aaron, if you can't make it in with the boat, you can always attend boatless....
Jun 17, 2008 - 05:16 pm - Speak up West Coast Florida! How does 3rd or 4th week of September look for everyone? I am open and would like to make it work for the masses. Please ...
Jun 21, 2008 - 08:07 am - I recently had a call from Charlie Stuard, a W43 owner in Cocoa Beach, and he is trying to organize a fall Westsail rendezvous there. He wanted to kno...
Jun 24, 2008 - 08:08 pm - Don -My W32 is still under repair but I'd love to attend a Westsail meeting on the FL west coast just to see what other Westsail owners have done with...
Jun 29, 2008 - 05:22 pm - Bud,I spoke with Charlie today and he will keep me in the loop and I will support his event and drive over to it. Too far around the horn of Florida t...
Jun 29, 2008 - 05:24 pm - Hi Skip,Thanks for your update. I appreciate hearing from you and we will be sure to take advantage of your offer. May also need some help on the BBQ ...
Jun 29, 2008 - 05:27 pm - Dave and Wendy,Thanks for stopping by the marina for a visit. I think the 3rd or 4th week in September would be great and we could make it a big send ...
Jun 30, 2008 - 11:01 am - Don,I suggest you pick a date and run with it. When I was setting ours up, I didn't get much feedback until after I set the date. Then of course I fou...
Jun 30, 2008 - 09:56 pm - Aaron,Thanks for the great suggestions.I appreciate your help and advice.Don
Aug 06, 2008 - 09:15 pm - Be sure to check here next week for updates and information. We should have a solid date and other info by Wednesday.
Aug 08, 2008 - 08:56 am - Hi Don - with summer holidays etc. I haven't checked in here enough - but luckily Aaron stepped up and chimed in. He's right - just set a date and let...
Aug 09, 2008 - 07:52 am - Thanks Colleen, I shpould have a firm date Monday or Tuesday of next week.I appreciate your help.Don
Aug 16, 2008 - 07:55 pm - The last week in Sept will most likely be the closest for us to leave. Our last day of forced labor is the 5th but I doubt the boat will be loaded by ...
Aug 20, 2008 - 01:58 pm - Update! ...................................I am sorry to announce that we will be unable to host a rendezvous for the West Coast of Florida next month...

Fla West Coast Rendezvous?   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 13, 2004 - 08:54 pm - Will there be a Rendezvous this year? I'm hoping to have a WS32 by then and if so I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Jul 15, 2004 - 07:47 am - Drat... FYI, I just found out the FL West Coast Rendezvous was just held in April.Whoever is in charge of the WOA website might want to consider updat...
Jul 17, 2004 - 06:59 pm - Contact Pat Tilson. He, I believe is planning on having one in the fall also, which is his official time. The spring thing happend just because he was...
Aug 05, 2004 - 03:39 pm - So how might one find Pat Tilson's email address?Or maybe Pat, if you're reading this please send me an email. Maybe I can somehow also help with the ...

Past Rendezvous Information   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Jul 02, 2008 - 01:00 am - 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, pictures and o...

Thank You, Pat & Bud   (Archived)   Show Entire Thread

Apr 19, 2004 - 08:29 pm - I'm really late in saying "Thank you" to Pat Tilson and Bud Taplin. We had a very nice rendze...round-up in Vinoy Basin. 3 32s and Mike's 43. ...
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