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:
**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 email@example.com 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:
We look forward to seeing you in August! -The South Coast Team