September 2023 Newsletter

Happy Fall Everyone!

It’s that time of the year where PNW boaters are wrapping up the summer cruising season and digging into those big fall projects. If you find yourself crammed into an engine compartment or other tug tight spot, hopefully the memories of flat calm days and sun drenched bays will sustain you.
Usually after a few weeks of rain we start thinking and planning for next year’s adventures and the board of PaNNTOA are doing likewise. So here is what’s happened and happening with the association.

Mini Vous 2023: Friday Harbor

We had a fantastic and mostly dry mini rendezvous at Friday Harbor this past September 22-24th. Many thanks to Jeff Redmond for putting it together and to Gerry and Barb for cooking for all of us! Highlights of the weekend were the welcome BBQ, steak dinner and “square table” discussion, where Nordic owners shared their tips and questions with other boaters. This form of discussion was a popular request in the 2023 rendezvous survey so a more formalized version of this will likely be appearing in the 2024 rendezvous. Which brings us to…

PaNNTOA Rendezvous 2024: June 6-9

The date has been set for another exciting rendezvous this year at the lovely and central Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes Washington. This is the PaNNTOA event of the year with a ton of fun, food, learning and tug-ogling. Be sure to mark this on your calendar and spread the word! There will be much more information on this coming your way.

During the Friday Harbor Mini Vous Debbie Kochel volunteered to take over as Membership Director. We would like to thank Mark Malnes for his work as the Director over the last several years and we welcome Debbie to our organization.

Lastly, if you haven’t done so already, please take the time to log into the PaNNTOA website and ensure that your contact information, particularly email address, is up to date so we can keep in touch.

Thank you,