The 2010 BWY Owners Rendezvous Has Been Scheduled For June 24 - 27 at Port Orchard, WA.  Make your vacation plans now!

 

2010 BLUE WATER YACHTS MACGREGOR OWNERS
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 


A big Welcome to all our MacGregor owners. We hope you be able to attend these great events!


All of our seminars are free for anyone who bought their boat from Blue Water Yachts (there are reservation and moorage fees at the rendezvous). This includes any of you who have purchased your larger move-up boat from us. If you own a MacGregor that you didn't buy through us and you would like to attend the rendezvous or a seminar, you can purchase a membership or pay per event. Please call our office (206-282-4261) for details, option #3 to speak to Gail, #4 for reservations or to hear last minute changes and updates.

Our seminars are a great beginning to the new season and the upcoming rendezvous will be lots of fun. Our events are designed to be very helpful and fun for beginning sailors as well as those of you with more experience. We encourage all of you to attend!!  We expect over 100 people to attend with over 50 MacGregor boats. This is a great group of MacGregor boats and lots of fun to see! We even have live music on the dock with Dave Calhoun playing tropical rock music!

Please call or email to RSVP for any / all events you would like to attend, as we need to know how many people to accommodate. See you on the water!

FEBRUARY 17th Wednesday 6:30 pm 

   De Winterize / Ready Your Boat for Spring Sailing
Held at Blue Water Yachts office on Westlake Ave, Seattle.

If you haven't sailed your boat since last summer (or maybe a little longer than that!) this seminar will help you get back on the water quickly and easily.  We will cover common maintenance issues with rigging, mechanical, and electrical systems on the boat, engine and trailer.  We will also go over equipment essentials and reminders of some common sense sailing items. This is also a great time to pick up any maintenance parts you may need!  We look forward to seeing some of you that haven't attended in a while, feel free to bring questions.  Refreshments will be provided.


MARCH 24th Wednesday 6:30 pm   Understanding Sail Trim Basics
   Learning the basics, or building on what you have learned.
Held at Blue Water Yachts office on Westlake Ave, Seattle.
This seminar is for new sailors, or a refresher for more experienced people, dont be shy to come back even if youve attended before. You will learn the basics of sail trim and how to get your boat to sail in the direction you really want to go.  We will cover mainsail and headsail trim, as well as making sure your boat is set up correctly and ready to sail.  Always a popular seminar. Refreshments will be provided.

 


APRIL 18th Sunday 12:00 Noon   Lake Union MacGregor Sail with Coaches
Held at Blue Water Yachts office on Westlake Ave, Seattle.
This event will begin with a classroom session taught by Todd and special guest Jim Kitchen from Doyle Sails.  After a short break we will move onto Lake Union for a session of sailing with help from on the water coaches in small inflatable boats.  BWY will host a BBQ following the sailing session.  The on the water session and BBQ are weather permitting.  If the weather forecast looks bad, we will provide an extended classroom session instead of the sailing session.

 

To take full advantage you will need to bring your boat, we have room for up to 10 boats to raft during the classroom session and during the BBQ.  Call if you need advice about where to launch, or how to get to our office by water.  If you need extra crew to help out during the sail, let us know, we may be able to find someone to sail with you.  Must call to register your boat or your intention of joining the fun!  BBQ Following

June 5th Saturday 5:00 pm Rendezvous Planning Meeting
Held at Blue Water Yachts office on Westlake Ave, Seattle.
If you are planning to attend the Rendezvous this will be very informative. You will learn the easiest routes to Port Orchard as well as lots of other tips that will help make your weekend go smoothly.  If you are unfamiliar with the route to Port Orchard, or are new to our Rendezvous, you should try to attend. Refreshments and light food provided.

JUNE 24th - 27th Thurs.-Sun. BWY MacGregor & BWY Owners Rendezvous
   Port Orchard, WA

This is the biggest and best event of the year! Last year we had 50 boats and over 140 people attending! Arrive anytime after 3:00 pm on Thursday, Welcome party at 6:00 pm.  Reservations are a MUST, space is limited so call early! Reservation Fee $25, non refundable. Friday and Saturday will be filled with lots of fun events. Details for Friday and Saturday will be available at the Rendezvous planning seminar and will be mailed to those of you who are registered for the event.  For more detailed information see our Rendezvous Page.


Friday: Likely events are, Seminars, Open Boat, Pot-Luck Dinner, Cruising Slide Show & movies, and
other fun events


Saturday: Likely events are, Sailing with on the water with coaches, Seminars, BWYs BBQ Dinner and Awards, Live Music


Sunday: Depart at your leisure.


Many people plan a Summer vacation to start at our Rendezvous, or you can just stay a extra few days so you can spend the July 4th holiday on your boat! Please try to reserve before May 1, 2010. We will do our best to accommodate people in the last minute, but you may be rafted, and likely will not have power available. Contact BWY at 206 282-4261 option #4 or Gail@bwyachts.com to RSVP.

 

Other Fun Area Events to Join In (NOT sponsored by Blue Water Yachts, just fun ideas)

 

Kitsap Harbor Festival, Bremerton, May-Memorial Day Weekend, Sat. and Sun. Regatta, if enough MacGregor boats sign up we can have our own start!  Boat Show, Tall Ships, Car Show, Pancake Breakfast, Beer & Wine Garden, Music, and other fun!  Contact the Port of Bremerton or James at 360 204-8855

Poulsbo July 3rd,  Anchor out and watch Great Fireworks

Lake Union July 4th, Anchor to watch Really Great Fireworks

Roche Harbor July 4th, Fireworks and Live Music.  Anchor out or make really early reservations.
Anacortes, August 13-14, Latitudes and Attitudes NW Cruisers Party

Roche Harbor Sept. 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend), Live Music, make early reservations

For other fun events check out www.tropzone.net !


 

How to reach us:

  Email:
  For new or used boat sales: boatsales@bwyachts.com
 For parts and accessories: accessories@bwyachts.com
 For general or technical information: info@bwyachts.com

 Mail: 
 2400 Westlake Ave N. #L-1
 Seattle, WA 98109

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  Phone: 
 (206) 282-4261
 (800) 688-8626

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