22 July 2010 | Kingston Marina
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2010 PNW Freeport Islander Rendezvous
July 16th, 17th, and 18th, Kingston Marina
Despite a smaller than anticipated turnout, the rendezvous was considered a huge success by all that attended. The structure of this very first event was kept loose, with only a couple of truly scheduled events. Most of Friday evening was spent meeting and greeting as the boats arrived at the marina. Saturday morning there was fresh fruit and warm pastries from the local bakery co-op for breakfast on the dock. Most of Saturday was spent touring the boats looking at all the great changes and improvements that the owners had made. There were many "Ah Ha" moments that I am sure will be taken back to be used on their respective boats. It is quiet evident that with a group of boats all built in the 70's, over time creative minds have come up with some very clever improvements.
Late Saturday evening there was a slightly formal discussion on the high and low points of the Freeport design, and how many of the owners have over come these obstacles. Following this discussion, there was a nautical trivia contest with Jim Heinkle off of SV/Pied A Mer winning on the final question!
Saturday evenings Pot Luck dinner was amazing, with incredible food, great company and a lots of great boating stories.
The boats and owners that were in attendance were:
Dennis and Katy Oelrich on SV Puget Sounder
Tom Brown and Jeanne Walker on SV Eagle
Michael and Sharon on SV Isabella
Bob Nipper on SV Sailing on 3/5's
Jim and Darci Heinkle on SV Pied A Mer
Ivan and Rhonda Leith on SV Haven
For anyone interested in Freeport Islander sailboat, or next years rendezvous please check out our website at http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/FOGgers/