Offshore Rendezvous 2017 Avalon

Offshore Rendezvous 2017 Avalon
| by Diane Kohlhaas

Offshore Rendezvous 2017 was a great success. October 5-6, about 40 Owners (new owners and longtime owners), Friends, and Offshore Crew gathered together for a couple days of fun at Avalon, Catalina Island. A fun time was had by all and, as always, it was great to spend quality time with our Offshore Owner’s.  Prefect weather. Beautiful venues. Delicious food and unlimited bar.

Our Offshore Owner’s arrived from many different marina’s along the California Coast. Some had already been vacationing at the island and greeted us upon our arrival.  The Offshore Crew hitched a ride over to Avalon from Newport Beach Harbor on various Offshore’s headed over to the Island for the Rendezvous. Chris Murray arrived a day early aboard “Just In Time”,  Scooter Gill captained “Temptress”, and Rojo, John and Diane caught a ride on the brand-new 80′ Offshore Motoryacht “Polaris II”

Thursday evening, our first event we gathered at The Catalina Spa Relaxation Deck.  The view is outstanding from this second story venue over looking the harbor. It was especially fun to see so many Offshore’s in Avalon Harbor at the same time.  At 7:30pm there was perfectly timed full moon rising in the east which took everyone’s breath away. Many tried to capture it’s beauty on their cell phone cameras, but no photo seamed to capture the striking beauty. The evening was fun for all from beginning to end. Offshore owners seeing old friends and making new friends, sharing stories and lively conversation.

Day two at the island: Another glorious day at the island, prefect temperature and plenty of sunshine. We had a boat “open house” where many of our Offshore owners had a chance to show-off their boat and go see the inside of another Offshore they may have never seen before. And also, it’s a good time to share more boating stories, boating tips & tricks, and get to know each other better.

Friday evening, we arrived all dressed-up and ready to dance at The Catalina Country Club for a “Country Western Hoedown.” All of our guests received fabulous raffle prizes from our generous vendors: MMI, Raul’s Marine Canvas, SeaWide, Balboa Boat Yard, etc…

Thank you to all of our Offshore Owner’s for making this years Rendezvous a great event.  We are looking forward to seeing you all again next year at our 2018 Rendezvous in Roche Harbor!!!