Beneteau USA Announces 2003 Rendezvous Schedule

April 21st 2003

Charleston, SC – Beneteau USA will host 12 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 camaraderie.
“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 will kick-off on May 30th and are planned through the fall at
enticing locations such as St. Michaels, Catalina Island, Vancouver, and Nantucket
Island. A record breaking 100 boats are expected this year at the St. Michaels event

“We expect a very big crowd this year- we have a really strong Chesapeake Bay
Owner’s Association (CB 2 ) and they are doing a terrific job promoting the event. I’m
looking forward to hosting the biggest-ever Beneteau Rendezvous!” said Garth Hichens,
owner of Annapolis 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!

And what’s a Rendezvous without lots of free prizes? Grand prizes can be
expected from this year’s sponsors Lewmar and Raymarine. Beneteau owners will
get some snazzy gifts from Neil Pryde Sails, Autoprop and Fraley Sailing.
ART. Also on the list is SAIL Magazine, The Sailing Company, Passport International,
Harken, and Sailing Magazine.

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

Event Schedule

May 30 – June 1st
St.Michaels, MD
Contact: Vera Sohovich
Annapolis Yacht Sales

June 7 – 8th
Lake Pontratrain, LA
Contact: Ellie McCullock

June 20 – 22nd
Deltaville, VA
Contact: Jerry May

Deltaville Yacht Sales

June 20 – 22nd
Telegraph Harbor, Thetis Island, BC
Contact: JP Cardinal
Westerly Yacht Sales

June 27 – 29th
Chicago, IL
Contact: Steve Rotfeld
Karma Yacht Sales dba Darfin

July 11 – 13th
Toronto, Canada
Island Yacht Club
Contact: Mike Green
Anchor Yachts
(905) 891-0191


July 18 – 20th
Nantucket Island, MA
Contact: Ruth Norton
Cape Yachts

August 2 – 3rd
Plattsburg, NY
Contact: Guy Gosselin
Snug Harbour Marina

August 8 – 9th
Vermilion, OH
Contact: Brian Eckley
Freeman Eckley

August 8 -9th
Catalina Island, CA
Contact: Barrett Canfield
Southwestern Yacht Sales

September 6-7th
Seattle, WA
Contact: Dennis Greathouse
Greathouse Yachts

October 3 – 5th
San Francisco, CA
Contact: Debbie Reynolds
Passage Yachts