Dear Beneteau Owners and Friends:
South Coast Yachts, Naos Yachts, and Beneteau America cordially invite you to attend the 2020 Beneteau “L’eau Key” Rendezvous! This year’s event is scheduled for August 7th-8th at Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island.  As you can probably imagine, it will be different this year and what an interesting year we’re having!   Considering the restrictions imposed by the county for “No large group gatherings” and the suggested Social Distancing, we’ve decided to head to Catalina anyway!…. BUT we will not have any large gatherings or events on land at Two Harbors. We are all heading over on our boats to enjoy the weekend and we will organize some fun “socially distanced” functions on the water only, listed below.   Here are some details:
  • There will not be any charge for the L’eau Key Rendezvous of 2020.
  • We will sell T-shirts with the very cool L’eau Key logo. Please email with quantity and sizes before July 20th.
  • You will be on your own for food and beverages for the weekend.
  • We will have donated, Nautical, Beneteau, and Zodiac gifts and prizes for the events below*
  • We will send the Harbor Master a list of attending boats, so please register with us at Moorings are not guaranteed (as usual).**  We will need your documentation #.
  • Food and Bar services at the Isthmus are OPEN, and so is the General Store.   Face coverings are required in town.
  • We are very sorry that we are not allowed to serve you with our big shoreside parties, but we have already reserved the 2021 dates and facilities to bring back the big fun you expect. We’ll all have fun anyway with this “L’eau Key Rendezvous”!
**Moorings are first come /first serve, but if you are registered, they are expecting you. Please join dozens of other Beneteau owners and friends for this fun and festive weekend. As of 6/15/20, there is NO SHOREBOAT SERVICE!   Please plan to bring a dinghy or email to acquire one.
Thursday August 6th
Flotilla from San Diego, departs at 6am, Ballast Point. All are welcome, call to join us! Sailing with up to 20 other boats is Fun! Communicate on VHF channel 72.    Please fly your Beneteau Flags in the Harbor.  Prizes for most and best flags!
4-6pm Arrive at Two Harbors. Grab your mooring and relax into the Island pace. See you at the Harbor Reef Bar??!! “Wear something Beneteau” so we can find each other! (no scheduled activity, just island fun……you’re on vacation…….take a load off!)
Friday August 7th
The first half of this day is free for you to enjoy the Isthmus, go snorkeling, hiking, nap on the boat….relax ..enjoy!   Rick Day from “Seahorse” will lead a snorkeling trip with dinghies to see the Leopard sharks & Bat rays. BYO gear. Depart at 2pm from the dinghy dock. *prizes included.
See you at the Harbor Reef Bar that evening.   No Shoreside gathering scheduled.
Saturday August 8th
1:00-4:00pm: “Ship Rock Challenge Regatta” Sail our New Beneteau Sailboats or yours on one of the most picturesque afternoons in Southern California! Professional Photographer, and DRONE video planned. Photo op Picture of your Boat under sail!  Limited crew positions available due to Social distance expectations. Let’s go sailing! *Prizes included.
4:30-6:30pm: Dinghy Raft up at Host Boats (TBD) from South Coast Yachts. Bring your best cocktail or appetizer recipe to enjoy in your dinghy! Please consider easy ways to create personal space while rafted up. This is always a memorable one! *Prizes included for those who stand out.
No Shoreside event scheduled. If you plan to go in to the Harbor Reef Restaurant please see notes below.  See you at the Bar that evening.
Sunday August 4th
Lift anchor, sail off at your leisure. Safe voyage home! (Continue decompression)
IMPORTANT: You are responsible for Paying for Your Own Mooring. Contact Catalina Island Harbor Master Info: (310) 510-4253 A dinghy is a must have.  Moorings are not guaranteed, but they’ve always been able to accommodate us.
Two Harbors Current notes for guests:
  • No reservations are available at the restaurants. First come, first serve.  Outdoor seating only.
  • Face masks are required at the facilities on land and in General Store (except when you are eating or drinking at the Restaurants or Bar.)
  • Outside Bar is Open
  • Harbor Sands Restaurant on the beach is open for Lunch and Dinner.
  • The Galley is open for Breakfast with outdoor seating.
  • Individual family BBQs on land are open, first come, first serve.
  • Please be considerate of others and practice social distancing.
  • There is no shore boat service, so you will need a dinghy to get to shore. We recommend the best Dinghy dealership in So-Cal, The Dinghy Doctor. Please email for new and used dinghies and motors.
  • If you need dinghy engine service before the Rendezvous, please contact the Dinghy Doctor NOW and use the code word “Rendezvous”.  They are booked through August, but will prioritize our Rendezvous guests.
We look forward to seeing you in August!  -The South Coast Team