The Puget Sound Grand Banks Rendezvous continues to be one of the largest gatherings of Grand Banks yachts and Eastbay Aleutian and Alaskan yachts in the country. If you happened to be in Roche Harbor on the San Juan Island May 10-14, you may have thought you stumbled upon a big family wedding, given the level of celebration and camaraderie among attendees.
This year’s Back to the Island, Jimmy Buffett-themed event welcomed 72 yachts, ranging in size from wooden GB32s to an Eastbay 54. Organized by the very active Puget Sound Grand Banks Owners Association, the rendezvous featured an ideal combination of informative activities, entertainment and just good old fun boat talk. Highlights included a cooking demo, a wine tasting, yoga, safety and service seminars, a Grand Banks factory update, docking demos and a fun overview on commercial tugs.
Grand Banks 42 Motoryacht owner Patt Aiello served as this year’s chairperson, ensuring everything went off without a hitch, along with a tireless group of volunteers. Grand Banks is proud to be among one of the sponsors and looks forward to continuing to support the PSGBOA at the next event.
To learn more about this active, dedicated group, visit psbowners.org. They’re already planning the 2019 rendezvous!