Wednesday, September 24, 2014

June 13 - 15, 2014 - Rendezvous Review

Despite the dreary grey skies at the start of the weekend, we managed another successful rendezvous!  We gathered at Poet's Cove in Bedwell Harbour for the annual Fisher Owners Rendezvous.  SIX boats attending - Kairos, Kipper, Puffin, Kingfisher, Katzenjammer, Sea Cat (first time rendezvous for Sea Cat, a 28' catfisher).  Arriving by land and air (without their boat) from Sausalito, California, Tony & Margaret (Fisher 37 - 'Kingfish')

Gathering on the docks Friday evening for social hour, and catching up with each other's travels and experiences over the year, and getting to know our newcomers, always lots of fun and chatter.

You may recognize some of these boats - the regular attendees....there are many more Fishers out there....where are you at rendezvous time???  Any ideas to boost interest?  date change? venue? any feedback would be appreciated.

Plans were made for a Saturday morning trip to the famous Pender Island Market.  Every bit as good as advertised, the local vendors and artists are a very talented group on this island.  A quick trip to the 'thrift shop' down the road was also very successful and may have been the highlight!  Thanks to Nan and Marilyn for organizing us.
Back into the van for the return trip to the marina......The sun is finally shining and the pool is waiting - very relaxing way to spend the rest of the afternoon, swimming and soaking in the hot tub!

 Saturday evening meal plan is dinner at the marina 'Bistro'.

After a delicous dinner we moved outside to the patio for the 'AGM'. Commodore Don chaired another interesting meeting. First on the agenda was a sing song with the ukulele music provided by Steve and Nan -  and the group each singing their personal verse of 'Foggy Foggy Dew" - proof we are a very creative and talented group.

Agenda items were;

  • new Fishers are being built again, now in Sri Lanka 
  • review  the state of the burgee, it's time to renew and redo our FOG Flag
  • Tony shared his experience and knowledge of updates/renovations on his Fisher 37
  • no scheduled meeting for fall 2014

If you have any cruising stories or good old boat stories you would like to share, please send them to the FOG group.  Any ideas for future rendezvous?

2015 - Fisher Owners Group Rendezvous - TBA