Now Hear This…

First, I want to thank those members of the Pacific Northwest Nordic Tug Owners Association who took the time to respond to my survey. As your new Commodore, I am interested in knowing what the membership wants and needs from PaNNTOA. The email went out to the “big list” of about 200 email addresses on July 14th. So far, I have received only seven responses to that survey. Interestingly, those responding had very similar comments to my questions.

All seven said that a forum that dealt with cruising with pets would be very helpful. Another survey question that garnered 100% support was having a place where members could post questions regarding their tugs in order to solicit helpful tips and help. I would encourage you to do that when there are times you would like input. A third response that drew 100% support was the desire to know where others are going on the water at particular times. We probably will call that listing “Flash Rallies.” Those get togethers would be impromptu, unsponsored, and simply a way of encouraging some socializing on a small scale.

Right now, we are working on ways to “refresh” the PaNNTOA website and, again, thank you to the seven members who replied. It’s not too late to send me your comments, or just to say hello. I’m always ready to consider member input.

Functioning between the “Flash Rallies” and the annual “Rendezvous” is the “Mini-Rendezvous.” This event was first mentioned at the June Rendezvous and then again last month in my Commodore’s Letter. Time is running out and I would encourage you to come to Kingston in September and have some fun. Gerry Guertin and Barb Hartley are hosting this event and the flyer is below.

Stay Safe!

Stu Clark
Pacific Northwest Nordic Tug Owners Association




Mini ‘Voux Reminder – September 2022

Your very amiable “cruise” captain, Gerry Guertin, reminds us the fall mini rendezvous will be held in Kingston on September 23rd and 24th. This is a purely social gathering with PaNNTOA springing for BBQ fixings and attendees potlucking (we don’t care that grammar checking objects, potlucking should be a word) salads and whatnot.

Gerry says there’s room for 10 to 15 boats, or so, and we currently have six boats and a couple of innocent bystanders signed up. Please make your reservations directly with the Kingston Marina and be sure to mention you’re there with the Nordic Tug group.

Please RSVP Gerry at or call him at 360-908-5656 by September 10th.