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2016 PaNNTOA Rendezvous Wrap Up by Jeri Starrett 06/30/16 10:33 am
The 2016 PaNNTOA was a fun filled 3 day event! We had 46 boats register and 89 attendees. The sun came out for the vous and we enjoyed beautiful weather along the Anacortes waterfront. The speakers, workshops, Captain Charlie, oysters, food catered by Gere-a-Deli and the setting all came together for a wonderful event. Nordic Tuggers enjoyed time hanging out on the docks, attending the Waterfront Festival, and sharing dinners together. A big thank you to our sponsors and donors. Check out our Sponsors page at the link above, and support the businesses that support PaNNTOA! A big thank you to all the attendees for pitching in to help at the vous, your help was much appreciated. New photos of the vous have been uploaded and can be viewed in the Photos link.

Mark your calendars for the 2017 Vous to be held June 1 - 4, 2017. See you there! Jeri

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SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2016 RENDEZVOUS by Jeri Starrett 05/20/16 6:17 am
There is still time to register for JUNE 2 - 5, 2016 RENDEZVOUS - Register Now!

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Rendezvous Attendees - Waterfront Festival Activities List by Jeri Starrett 05/15/16 1:46 pm

Saturday, June 4

10:00am-10:15am – Opening Ceremonies
10:00am-3:30pm – Free Boats rides from the Anacortes Yacht Club
10:15-10:45am – Fidalgo Elementary Marimba Band
11-11:30am – Mt Erie Elementary Mustang Singers
11:30-12 noon – An-O-Chords Accapella
12 noon-12:15pm – BlackJack Squadron Formation Flyover
12:15pm-1:00pm – Shifty Sailors Sea Chanties
1:20pm-2:50pm – Kimball and the Fugitives
3:15-4:45pm – Joy Mills Band
5:00-5:45pm – Quick & Dirty Parade and Demonstration
5:45-7:00pm – Chris Eger Band

Sunday, June 5

10:00am-10:15am – Opening Ceremonies
10:25am-11:25am – A-Town Big Band
11:25am-12:30pm – AHS Drumline and HS Jazz Band
12:35-1:00pm – Anacortes Robotics Team
1:00-2:00pm – Vela Luka Croation Dance Ensemble
2:00-2:30pm – Fidalgo Danceworks
2:30-3:15pm – Squirming Bonesnake
3:15-3:45pm – Milk Carton Derby
3:45-5:15pm – Rabbit Wilde

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Register for the Vous by May 16 to receive a T- shirt or hat by Jeri Starrett 05/14/16 6:28 am
One final reminder before the hat & T-shirt ordering deadline. If you haven't already registered for the Nordic Tugs Rendezvous the first weekend in June, please do so no later than MAY 16th if you want to be sure of getting a T-shirt or hat commemorating the Rendezvous. If you register after the 16th you will not be guaranteed a T-shirt or hat.

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Updated Rendezvous Schedule - by Jeri Starrett 05/14/16 6:20 am
2016 PaNNTOA Rendezvous
Schedule of Events

Volunteers will be needed to help throughout the event. Contact Jeri Starrett upon arrival to volunteer.

Activities take place at SEAFARERS’ MEMORIAL PARK BUILDING, 100 Commercial Ave, 601 Seafarers’ Way,
and Cap Sante Marina floating docks on dock “C”

Thursday, June 2
12:00 PM Registration begins on the activity float
4:30 – 5:30 PM Barbecued oysters on the dock float, provided by Greg and Jill Reid – Thank you!
5:30 PM Welcome Reception and music by Captain Charlie Long – “C” dock activity floats

Friday, June 3:
7:00 - 8:20 AM Coffee and pastries on the activity floats on “C” dock
8:30 - 10:00 AM Speaker: Ed Marmol - Puget Sound Marine Pilots
10:10 - 10:55 AM Speaker: Mike Stone - History & Update on Foss Maritime; Recreational Boating Safety
11:00 - 12:00 PM Speaker: Conor McKillop - How to Maintain Your Generator
12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH - Clam chowder lunch – on floats - provided by ALT Insurance (Mary LaFleur)
1:00 – 3:00 PM Speaker: Mark Bunzel - What to do if the Captain is incapacitated
3:10 – 3:30 PM Speaker: Dave Allen – Upgrades for your Nordic Tug
3:30 – 4:30 PM Boat Visits by judging committee for the Great Ideas for your Tug Contest - Participants - be on your boat during this time
4:15 – 4:45 PM 3rd Annual Pet Parade
5:00 – 6:00 PM Annual PaNNTOA Members Meeting – Seafarers Building
Join us for this important event!
New this year – item to be raffled at the beginning of the meeting, must be present to win!
One complimentary glass of wine or beer, tickets available at the door, just prior to the start of the meeting.
6:00 – 8:00 PM Dinner – Seafarers Building
6:00 – 9:00 PM First Friday Art Walk – Downtown Anacortes – Visit art galleries in the evening & meet the artists.

Activities throughout the day – Refer to signup sheets at the registration desk on the dock float for times

Nordic Tug Factory Tours: Visit the factory to learn more about the new 40 & 44 ft. tugs in various phases of production. Contact the factory directly at 360-757-8847 - tours and transportation will be scheduled by the factory.

Visit boats on “C” dock with the Great Idea sign in the window to get great ideas for your own boat

First Mate Training – provided by Jeff Gleckler – sign up on Thursday. Dockside lecture runs from 9:00 to 10:30 on dock, everyone who signs up must attend this first meeting. On the water training will be 1 ˝ hours. Sign up early, this is a popular seminar!! Jeff is an active boater and has worked with the Nordic dealership since 1995. He holds a USCG 100 ton near coastal license, is a certified power and sailing instructor and holds a yacht surveyors certificate through USSA. Jeff has over 20 years experience with bareboat charter fleets and sailing schools in California, Washington and the Virgin Islands.

8:30 – 4:30pm Boat Visits on the dock by a Certified Marine Technician, reps from Nordic Tug Factory, & Cap Sante Marine.

Book exchange/book drive for Anacortes Library - Bring your used books to the rendezvous and we’ll arrange to take them to the Anacortes library bookstore. Sales of used books provide funds for programs and purchase of new books to benefit the community.
Saturday June 4
7:00 – 8:15 AM Coffee and pastries on the activity floats
8:30 – 10:30 AM Speaker: Sharon DuBois – “New” CPR* Guidelines and First Aid Emergencies
*Due to large class size, CPR cards will not be provided
10:40 – 11:40 AM Speaker: Jim Rovang ABYC Marine Electrician – Electrical Myths and Mysteries Explained
11:45 – 12:30 PM Getting your boat ready to sell from an owners & boat broker’s perspective
12:30 PM Lunch on Your Own
6:00 PM Dinner and Entertainment – Ben Starner Jazz Duo

Activities throughout the day – Refer to signup sheets at the registration desk on the dock float for times

Visit boats on “C” dock with the Great Idea sign in the window - get ideas for your own boat from PaNNTOA members

1:00 PM – 5:00PM - Free holding tank pump out by Pump Me Out – Sign Up at Dock Float Thursday & Friday

Book exchange/book drive for Anacortes Library - Bring your used books to the rendezvous and we’ll arrange to take them to the Anacortes library bookstore. Sales of used books provide funds for programs and purchase of new books to benefit the community.
Sunday June 5

No activities planned

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PaNNTOA 2016 Rendezvous REGISTER NOW! by Jeri Starrett 05/07/16 7:36 am
PaNNTOA Rendezvous – Deadline for Registration is May 16
9 days left to register in time to receive a NT tee shirt or cap!
After May 16th registration will continue on a space available basis. If you register after that date, we will not be able to provide you with a tee shirts or cap as the deadline for ordering those items is May 17. _______________________________________________________________________________________________
PaNNTOA Rendezvous Auction Benefits Anacortes Charitable Organizations:

Soroptomist International of Anacortes (SIAC), is the designated charity for 2016. Soroptomist is a volunteer service organization that consists of women of all ages, cultures and ethnic groups. The common thread that connects them is a desire to make a difference through volunteer service in their local communities, and beyond.

Book Donations to the Anacortes Library Bookstore
Bring your used books to the rendezvous and we’ll arrange to take them to the Anacortes library bookstore. Sales of used books provide funds for programs and purchase of new books to benefit the community.
Great Ideas for your Tug is back again due to popular demand! Share your clever ideas, solutions and ingenuity with other Tuggers. Enter the Great Idea Contest! Your amazing water filter or clever chart holder just might win. Sign up to participate on Thursday and Friday.

Rendezvous Speakers are selected based on recommendations from the Nordic Tug community and beyond. Through your suggestions for speakers and topics, we have created an exciting and informative educational session.

An updated schedule will be posted soon. We’ve got numerous fun additions to the list of activities.

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PaNNTOA 2016 Rendezvous by Jeri Starrett 03/14/16 7:29 pm
Greetings tuggers,

Registration for the June 2-5 Pacific NW Nordic Tug Owners Association Rendezvous at Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes is now open. Just go to http://www.panntoa.org/ - log in, click on the Rendezvous tab and complete the registration form including the cancellation refund policy agreement at the bottom.

Attention! - if you are not currently a PaNNTOA member, you must first join the Association in order to attend the Rendezvous. (Being a registered user of the website and being a member of PaNNTOA are not the same.)

To join PaNNTOA, go to http://www.panntoa.org/ - log in, click on Payments and follow instructions in the "Dues Payments" box. Once you have joined and paid your dues, please wait at least 48 hours so we can process your membership before registering for the Rendezvous. You may register for the Rendezvous any time after you have received the E-mail welcoming you to PaNNTOA. The website will not accept Rendezvous registrations until after your membership application has been processed.
The PaNNTOA Rendezvous offers a great opportunity for fun, camaraderie and boating education/seminars for Nordic Tuggers.

Thursday evening we will kick off the vous with a Welcome Reception and be serenaded by a maritime musical celebrity, Captain Charlie Long. Cap’n Charlie spends his summers cruising the Broughton Islands and entertaining mariners. Click on the link for a sample of his music: http://www.capncharlie.com/suciasunset.html

Friday will offer seminars and speakers, Mary’s famous clam chowder for lunch, a pet show, the PaNNTOA annual meeting and dinner provided by Gere-a-Deli.

Below is a partial list of speakers and seminars:

Captain Ed Marmol – A day in the life of a marine pilot
Mark Stone – Foss Tugs and recreation boaters
Sharon DuBois – First aid and the new CPR guidelines
Jim Rovang & Chris May - Marine Electrical and Marine Systems
Northern Lights Generators -How to maintain your generator
NT NW - Getting your boat ready to sell from an owners and boat broker’s perspective
And more to come!

Saturday we’ll have a half day of seminars in the morning and the afternoon will be open, so you can do as you choose or you can check out the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Saturday evening we’ll gather together for dinner.

The Waterfront Festival is an annual Anacortes event that has something for everyone: an open-air car show, food vendors, arts and craft booths, children’s activities, giant slides, water balls, dinners and dances, live music and entertainment, wine and beer garden, and so much more! You may want to extend your stay an extra day, Sunday, and enjoy all the activities that the Anacortes Waterfront Festival offers.

For more information about the Waterfront Festival, click on the links below:
General information: http://anacortes.org/waterfront-festiva ... t-festival
Events: http://anacortes.org/waterfront-festiva ... al-events/

Hope to see you there!

Jeri Starrett, Rendezvous Chair
E-mail: jeristar@comcast.net

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New PaNNTOA IT Director by Bill Stone 03/01/16 10:24 am
Dave Starrett, a founding member of PaNNTOA has temporarily assumed the position of IT Director for our organization. Please contact Dave for any website related issues; his email is djstarrett@gmail.com.

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2015 Annual Meeting Minutes Available by Ann Gerner 02/07/16 7:19 pm
THE 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes are available for viewing under the Members Only section of the Forum.

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Re: Port Ludlow Mini Rendezvous Revisited by Ron Nelson 11/27/15 9:59 am
We like to attend a mini-rendezvou Anne. Also, you might consider some south sound places like Arabella's in Gig Harbor, Dock Street in Tacoma, or even Port Orchard where I live.

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