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Commodore’s Corner

Commodore’s Corner

Greetings Fellow Tuggers!

Another successful rendezvous is now behind us and your Board is already beginning preparations for 2020 Rendezvous to be held in Sidney, BC. We hope that those of you that could attend this year found it enjoyable, entertaining and educational. We hope to continue that theme next year as well.

We have reviewed the surveys that you provided us (we had a 38% return rate and we appreciate those who took the time to fill out the survey) and are beginning to address those issues that will enable us to build on what our predecessors have been so successful.

A big thank you to all of those who participated in the auction, both live and silent. We raised a total of $4715 for the Skagit Valley College Marine Technology Center. I delivered a check to Mike Beemer, the department chair, on Monday.  Our Communications Director, Mike Young, is working on sending articles about the Rendezvousand auction out to several magazines. There also was a short article in the Anacortes American.

Most of the board is or will be out cruising this summer.  You can expect to see more communication from us as we near fall. Until then safe and healthy cruising and spread the word about the great boats that we all have!

Gary White
Commodore PaNNTOA


Mini-Vous at Port Browning Marina

A casual mini-vous is being planned at Port Browning Marina for Friday/Sat Sept.6-7. No set talks or courses, just a chance to get together, laugh, mingle and swap stories.

You must make your own marina reservations, and even though you may have missed the original Aug 1 deadline, the marina will do it’s best to put the group together, just let them know you are with the PaNNTOA group. The marina was only holding 15 slips, though they will hold more if reservations warrant. Marina reservations can be made via email to: or call 250-629-3493.

Plans for the weekend include:
* A potluck dinner Friday at 6pm under the rented tent that has picnic tables.
* A waffle Breakfast Sat. AM is hosted by Blake & Rhonda Erickson in the tent.
* Dinner Saturday is by reservation as a group, or on your own. If you wish to have dinner with the group, please RSVP to the Erickson’s who will work with the restaurant.

There will be a $10 CDN charge per boat to offset the cost of tent rental.

Port Browning Marina is now part of the Mill Bay Group, and the restaurant & pub have been renovated and look fantastic! A short walk away there is a small shopping area called Driftwood Centre, with grocery & liquor stores, bakery/cafe (for breakfast & lunch), and even a dog washing station! There are scooters for rent near the Centre, or there is a bus that goes around the island if you are into exploring beyond taking your dinghy between the two islands.

Please let the Ericksons and Easterbrooks know if you will be attending ASAP!

Miranda’s Travels

Miranda Travels 2018-19 - A Pictorial
Miranda’s Travels

Doug and Lindsey Ford are taking Miranda on a unique tour of the Broughtons and beyond. When they return,they will share her story.



2019 Rendezvous Registration Now Open!

Welcome New Members

Home Port: Anacortes, WA   Boat Name: Airship   Hull #: 42-076

Laura Domela

Home Port: La Conner, WA   Boat Name: Triple Crown  Hull #: 32-174

Chuck Hansen

Home Port: Seattle, WA   Boat Name: Safe Harbour   Hull #: 37-15

Sam Landsman

Home Port: Prosser, WA   Boat Name: Seaforth   Hull #: 26-086

Kevin Corliss
Steve Countryman

Home Port: Ladner, BC    Boat Name: Twilight Time   Hull #: 32-261

Gary Jones

Home Port: Juneau, AK   Boat Name: Tug Boat Annie

Jim Orr

Home Port: Oak Harbor, WA   Boat Name: Anita Marie

Fred Young

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PaNNTOA Board Members for 2019-2020

  • Commodore - Gary White
  • Vice Commodore - Colin Coe
  • Rear Commodore/Treasurer - Carter Barnes
  • Membership Director - Chris Sodeman
  • Communications Director - Mike Young
  • Rendezvous Director - Jeff Brein
  • Website Director - Sam Stone/Michael Brown

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