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Dear Beneteau Owner and Friends: 

South Coast Yachts, Naos Yachts, and Beneteau America cordially invite you to attend the 2019 Beneteau Rendezvous!  This year’s event is scheduled for August 2nd-4th at Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island.  Keep in mind many sailors head over on Thursday the 1st to extend their time on the island and claim moorings. 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.  Don’t wait… RSVP today online.  

Schedule:

Thursday August 1st 

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.   

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…….lighten up.) 

Friday August 2nd 

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 snorkelling trip with dinghies over to the cove or Ship Rock to see the Leopard sharks & bat rays. BYO gear.  Depart at 2pm.

4:30-6pm: Register at the “Beneteau Compound”, receive your gift bag, goodies, and T-shirts. (2019 Beneteau burgee too!)  Look for the “B” flags flying!   Bar opens at 5:30pm.

6pm: Welcome Party, Happy Hour starts and the Bar is open!  Hosted Bar and food all evening! 

7pm: Island Luau Buffett on the beach. 

8pm til….???:  Music, Dancing, Limbo, Raffle prizes, FUN, FUN, FUN!  Meet new sailing friends, share adventurous sailing tales!  Make some up.  Dance and enjoy the evening under the stars! 

Saturday August 3rd

9-10am: “Two Harbors Hot Breakfast”  (please be on time because good food goes fast!)

10am-Noon: “Seminars in the Sand”

Examples:  Beneteau Updates with South Coast/ Naos Teams discuss “What’s new with Beneteau”

Hot service and maintenance topics,  guest speakers and new topics.

Safety at Sea: Welcome back Bruce Brown!

12:00-1:30pm:  BYO Lunch or go to the Harbor Reef Café.

1:30-4:00pm: “Ship Rock Challenge Regatta”  Sail our New Beneteau Sailboats or yours for one of the most picturesque afternoons in Southern California!  Professional Photographer,  and video planned.  Photo Op Picture of your Boat under sail!  Sail trim seminars underway.   Sail the new Beneteau Oceanis 30.1, 41.1, 51.1, and 55! or drive the new Beneteau GT50 Sport Fly or Antares!

4:30-6:00pm: Dinghy Raft up at Host Boats  “Seahorse”, GT50 & Tide Chaser from South Coast.  Bring your best cocktail or appetizer recipe to share and taste!  This is always a memorable one! 

6:30-9:00pm: “Rendezvous Music Awards” Theme party, “Boat-chella”  “Yacht Grammys” Dress as your favorite Artist, Dress your crew as your favorite band from any time in history!   Prizes for best outfit. 2 Open BBQs. BYO food to cook, light appetizers served, CASH BAR opens at 5.  Isthmus rules don’t allow us to bring our own alcohol, so full cash bar available. Music on the beach, raffle prizes, dancing and big prizes! 

 

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 good idea. Saves $! Shore boat VHF Channel 9. Moorings are not guaranteed, but they’ve always been able to accommodate us.