Beneteau USA Announces 2002 Rendezvous Schedule

March 25th 2002

Beneteau USA will host 11 owner Rendezvous events across the US and Canada this year along with the support of their strong dealer, owner and sponsor network. Each event will last approximately two to three days and features educational seminars, on-the-water activities, theme parties, and lots of owner comradery.

“Rendezvous’ are a great way for us to provide our owners with a unique, relaxed setting in which they can meet other owners, learn more about their boats and exchange creative ideas”, said Rachel Sweeney, Marketing Director.

This year’s events have an early kick-off on March 22nd and are planned through the fall at enticing locations such as Catalina Island, Vancouver, San Francisco and Chicago. Many of the events are put on annually – Westerly Yacht Sales is celebrating their 10th Anniversary Event this summer on Thetis Island, British Columbia.

“This year marks a very special milestone event for us. Our first event 10 years ago consisted of 12 boats. This year we expect close to 60 boats with owners coming from as far as San Francisco,” said JP Cardinal of Westerly Yacht Sales.

And it’s the owners that make these events so special. Special friendships are formed and unique relationships are created. Beneteau owners enjoy sharing the same passions together by learning new sail trim techniques, rigging tips, and participating in fun regattas, flotillas and even blind dingy races!

“What makes a great Rendezvous is catching up with old friends, making new ones and learning more about sailing and Beneteau”, said Richard Lawler, Beneteau 36 Center Cockpit owner.

And what’s a Rendezvous without lots of free prizes? Grand prizes can be expected from this year’s Title Sponsors Lewmar and Raymarine. Beneteau owners will get some snazzy gifts from Neil Pryde Sails, Autoprop and The Moorings. Also on the list is Gori, Westerbeke, SAIL Magazine, The Sailing Company, Sunbrella, Seco South, Passport International, Profurl, Saint-Gobain, Harken, ComMar Sales, Wichard USA, Sailing Magazine and Blue Water Sailing.

For more information regarding Rendezvous events and sponsorship opportunities contact Rachel Sweeney at (843) 805-5000 or or go to

2002 Beneteau Owner Rendezvous Schedule

March 22-24
Lakewood Yacht Club
Seabrook, Texas
Contact: Vince Morvillo
Sea Lake Yacht Sales
1500 Marina Bay Drive
Kemah, TX 77565
Phone: 281-334-1993
Boats expected – 40
# of people – 75

June 14-16

Telegraph Harbor, Thetis Island, British Columbia
10th Anniversary Rendezvous
Contact: JP Cardinal
Westerly Yacht Sales

1535 Coal Harbour Quay
Vancouver, BC V6G 3E7
Phone: 604-685-2211
Boats expected – 50
# of people – 125

June 29-30
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Stanton Murray
Murray Yacht Sales
7356 West Roadway
New Orleans, LA 70124
Phone: 504-283-2507

Boats expected – 30
# of people – 75

July 13-14
Chicago, IL

Contact: Steve Rotfeld
Darfin Yachts

6003 South Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

Phone: 773-582-8113


Boats expected – 40
# of people – 85

July 18 – 21st

Nantucket, MA
Contact: Ruth Norton
Cape Yachts
337 Main St.
Harwich Port, MA 02646
Phone: 508-432-7079

Boats expected – 40
# of people – 100

August 2-4
Snug Harbor Marina, Plattsburg, NY
Phone: 450-291-3170
Contact: Guy Gosselin
Marina Gosselin
Call for shipping address
Boats expected – 50
# of people – 125

August 2-5
Port Credit Yacht Club, Toronto
Contacts: Mike Green, Steve Micallef, & Wim Zegers
Anchor Yacht Sales
#1 Port Street
Port Credit, Ontario L5G 4N1
Phone: 905-891-0191
Boats expected – 50
# of people – 125

August 9-11th

Vermilion, OH

Phone: 440-967-0260

Contact: Greg Scheiferstein
Freeman Eckley
5260 Liberty Ave.
Vermilion, OH 44089

Boats expected – 35
# of people – 75

August 8 – 11th
Solomons Island
Contact: Jerry May 804-776-7575
Glenn Winter (856) 461-3555
Deltaville Yachts & Winter’s Sailing Center
Call for shipping address
Boats expected – 60
# of people – 175

September 13-15th
Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island, CA
Phone: 619-224-7784
Contact: Paul Stokes, Barrett Canfield
Southwestern Yacht Sales
2731 Shelter Island Dr.
San Diego, CA 92106

Boats expected – 50
# of people – 125

September 28 – 29th
Richmond Yacht Club
Phone: 510-236-2633
Contact: Royelyn Wootten

Passage Yachts
1220 Brickyard Cove
Suite 103
Pt. Richmond, CA 94801
Boats expected – 35
# of people – 85