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 rachel.sweeney@beneteauusa.com or go to http://www.beneteauusa.com

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

Email: sealake@sealake.com

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

Email: jeep@westerlyyacht.com

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

Email: Smurray@MurrayYachtSales.com

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

Email: darfinyachts@juno.com

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

Email: ruth@cape-yachts.com

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

Email: courrier@marinagosselin.com

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

Email: anchoryachts@sprint.ca

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

Email: greg@freeman-eckley.com

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

E-mail: sailcall@deltavilleyachts.com,
Gwinter596@aol.com

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

Email: southwesternyachts@yahoo.com

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

Email: passageyts@aol.com

Boats expected - 35
# of people - 85


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