Michael and Jan Wilson, plus puppies.
Michael and Jan Wilson, plus puppies.
Dear VirginiaOur PNW Rendezvous is scheduled - book your reservations now!
Deer Harbor Marina, Orcas Island, Washington
To make your reservation:
- Click on the green reservations rectangle on the marina home page.
- Toward the end of your reservation, in “Special Instructions”, state “Ericson Rendezvous 2023”. This lets the marina know you are part of this rendezvous and will group our boats together.
Plan ahead: Deer Harbor is popular, so make your reservation early so they can accommodate our boats in a group. Even if you are not sure you will be attending, make your reservation now. You can cancel days before the rendezvous without a penalty if you cannot attend. Dock reservations overall will be filling up, so it is likely doubtful they will have dock space available for late reservations in the height of summer, even outside of our grouping.
Deer Harbor Marina Reservation and Cancellation Policy: Our cancellation policy is 24 hrs. notice prior to date of arrival. (Call us by noon the day prior to your arrival date to avoid getting charged for one day). For reservations, The DOCKWA reservation system requires a card to charge you. The first day is charged when the reservation is confirmed and any subsequent days are charged on the day of arrival. If there is a cancellation more than 24 hours before the day of arrival, any of these charges that have been processed will be refunded.
For our planning purposes, please reply in this thread when you have made a reservation.
We have asked for the ‘party barge’ and use of the grill for Saturday’s dinner gathering. There are several other areas to group in ‘dock pockets/areas’, but we can’t book those. We will check into the restaurants and venues within walking distance for potential gathering spaces.
We will get a survey out for shaping the event in the upcoming week. Let us know if you’ve an idea for a presentation or speaker. We will be looking into ideas on that also, as well as drafting a 1/2 sheet flyer you can print out to spread to other Ericsons in your local areas!
Onward with fair seas and the sharing of skills, ideas, and camaraderie!
Plans need to change as of April 2023. Sad to know we will NOT be able to attend by automobile either. However, we will be with you in spirit. Enjoy. Safe voyaging to you all.Dear Virginia
Tom and I will now plan to attend by automobile July 2023. Life dictates our releasing our ACHATES ‘93 Ericson 34-2 to new sailors.
Thank you for organizing
Deer Harbor has been a wonderful anchoring spot for us, with pleasant walking on shore.
TKBLACK: Tom & Karin
Hello Virginia and Marlin,Hello Sailors!
We are looking forward to meeting you at the Deer Harbor Rendezvous July 14-16!
Attached is a pdf flyer for you to share to other Ericson boats in your marina.
1- You can send the pdf to others by email or text.
2- You can print out some flyers and place in a ziplock with a few pebbles for weight, and put them in the cockpit of other Ericson boats to promote the gathering.
We are in the stages of planning the weekend schedule and events, more information to come.
Virginia and Marlin Prowell
Hello Virginia and Marlin,
Glad to hear of the event and have paid for my dock space at Deer Harbor Marina.
I see you are from Bellingham, my former home. I look forward to meeting you both! I'm so excited to get back to the San Juans in my E36C, for the whole summer. It's been 25 years since I lived up there and explored the islands in my 18' motor boat. Been trying to get back ever since. Finally found a way to call it home again
~Dean Terry in Portland Oregon
P.S. Any chance you know of a Bellingham slip I might sub-lease for July thru September? Any or all of these months. Would consider Blaine or Anacortes too. I'm part of the Rose City Yacht Club here in Portland, with reciprocal privileges. That would provide a few nights here and there. I do have a mooring buoy reserved in Fairhaven, but for a rediculous $380/month with no dock/dinghy storage/power/water/shower. A dock would be nicer!