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2024 Rendezvous-Cap Sante

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PaNNTOA Rendezvous 2024! May 6, 2024 -

Thanks for Registering

Cap Sante’s “C” dock will be full with Nortic Tugs for our annual Rendezvous with 50 boats moored for a weekend of fun-filled activities. Here is what you need to know now that you have registered:

  • PaNNTOA staff will assign your slip.  That is for arrival on Thursday, June 6 and leaving on Sunday, June 8.  If you plan on arriving early or staying late, you need to call the marina and reserve the additional days. When the marina assigns you a slip number for additional days on the dock, please email Jeff Redmond, Commodore and he will try to honor your slip assignment so as to not have you move your boat a second time.  You will pay for your moorage when you arrive at the Cap Sante Marina office.  Check in time is 1:00 or later.  As you arrive, you will need to call in on radio channel 66 for docking/slip instructions.  We will have volunteers on the dock to help you with your lines
  • We are arranging a tour of the Nordic Tug factory for Thursday afternoon starting at 3:00 pm. Transportation will be provided from the dock. Please answer the following survey so that we know how many are interested in the tour. Space is limited. You can sign up right here or in the Survey link below
  • Seattle Yachts and the Nordic Tug Factory will again be hosting our opening reception on Thursday evening starting at 6:00 pm at the dock tents. Hosted bar and appetizers will be featured.
  • Gere-a-Deli will provide meals for the weekend.  Included with your registration are breakfast Friday and Saturday; and dinners Friday and Saturday evenings.  In addition, Mary Lafleur will  be offering her homemade clam chowder for Saturday’s lunch.
  • But that’s not all: Gerry and Barb Guertin, Vous Chairpersons plan to offer a Pop Up Breakfast on Sunday morning featuring Blueberry pancakes to send you fully on your way home.
  • Most activities will take place on the “C” dock tents so dress for the weather. Catered dinners will be held at Depot, a short walk from the marina.
  • You will notice that this years Vous will center around interaction with other Nordic owners. “Dock Talks” include topics on Solar, cleaning and maintenance, docking, mooring, batteries and windows. There will be plenty of time to interact. Fun activities will include Cookies and Coloring of the Salish Sea, Nordic Poker Run, and Nordic Tug trivia.
  • We still have a few spots left for the post-training sponsored by Cruisers Collage.  This is a DIY Diesel class specific for Nordic Tugs.  Registration fee is $200.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Please respond to the following survey so that we can finalize our Rendezvous plans.  


Thank you and see you in June.  
Webinar Alert, Wednesday, March 27 at 1900! March 23, 2024 - We are excited to be offering another informative webinar, exclusive to PaNNTOA members! Jeffrey Ferguson from the NOAA Office of Ocean Survey will be taking time from his busy schedule as CA, OR and WA Navigation Manager to guide us through the use of the NOAA Custom Chart Maker. With this web-based application, users can create custom charts of any area they wish and print it at home or at one of the available printing companies in a larger format. As you may know, NOAA is phasing out the supply of paper charts so don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the new ENC format!  

The link to the zoom meeting can be found here, and there is a link available on the "Events" page of the PaNNTOA website. The video will also be available after on the PaNNTOA YouTube channel.  

Mark your calendar and plan to Zoom!
Dock Talks February 24, 2024 - Who is the smartest person you know? Another Nordic Tug owner? You? Of course we are smart, we bought the best boats around. So, when it comes to learning about these boats or cruising in general, we believe some of the best people to learn from are other owners. That is why the PaNNTOA Rendezvous this year will include "Dock Talks", an opportunity to get detailed information about a particular topic from another owner. And this is where you come in. We are looking for suggestions for topics you are interested in as well as volunteers to speak to a smallish group. So, if you have something nifty you would like to share or something you would like to learn about, please send an email to Paul at  

Save the Date  

June 6-8, 2024  

2024 Nordic Tug Rendezvous  

Cap Sante Marina  

Anacortes, WA  

Be prepared to get to know your fellow Nordic Tug owners like never before! Learn how to upgrade and care for your beloved tug from your fellow PaNNTOA members and industry experts.  

Socialize at meals each morning and evening with plenty of fun and frivolity in between. All of our boats will be moored together to create a true “Nordic Village “ on the docks during this 3-day event.  

More details and information to follow when we open the event registration on March 15th for current PaNNTOA members. We look forward to seeing you in June.  

Gerry Guertin Rendezvous Chair  



JUST A REMINDER.....We have contacted Mike Beemer from Skagit Valley Community College and plan on offering our members an opportunity to attend a private 10 hour seminar for PaNNTOA members only. This will take place at the Marine Center in Anacortes. Class will be Sunday, June 9 for 6 hours and Monday June 10 for 4 hours. Exact schedule to be determined. There will be a tuition cost for this class. Please email to let us know you are interested. Class space will be limited, don't delay.
Honoring Ray Carpenter February 12, 2024 - Dear PaNNTOA Members,  

We have been asked to share with you the sad news of the passing of Ray Carpenter, long-time Harbormaster at Kingston Marina. Some of you enjoyed the Mini-Vous at Kingston that Gerry & Barb (Spree) hosted at Kingston a little over a year ago. Ray not only ran the marina but he was always a welcoming host for us Puget Sound boaters – matching his welcoming words with hands-on help for visiting boaters. That was certainly true of our PaNNTOA Mini-Vous.
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January 2024 Newsletter – PaNNTOA E’Blast January 16, 2024 -

Happy New Year to Everyone!

Did you know our Board meets almost monthly to discuss the happenings of our organization? During these meetings we talk about what matters to all of us…CRUISING ON OUR NORDICS…..Everything from how to welcome new members to planning the annual Rendevous. We talk about how to keep up with technology on the website and forums to share information for "How To" projects.
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Commodore's Corner

March 18, 2020 - Greetings Fellow Tuggers! Your Board held a meeting on March 10th to discuss the upcoming Rendezvous as well as the Corona Virus outbreak and its potential impacts. We held very long and thoughtful discussions and had hoped to continue planning for the rendezvous. However, over the past week, due to the rapid and dramatic changes in the growth of the outbreak, it became obvious that we needed to cancel to protect your health, well-being, and safety. Most of you have probably already seen my statement on the web site addressing this. The plan for the 2021 rendezvous is to continue at the Sydney location, if available, using the plans already completed.  
We also discussed the upcoming officer lineup for the 2020-2021 slate of officers. The following have all agreed to continue in our respective positions: Myself (Commodore), Doug Ford (Vice Commodore/Secretary), Chris Sodeman (Membership Director), and Mike Young (Communications Director). These are pending approval by the membership at our General Meeting (time and place TBD). [Read more]


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PaNNTOA burgees are $35, check or cash, available for pickup in Anacortes or mailed directly to you. Please email Mike Russell,


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