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2022 PaNNTOA Photo Contest

2022 PaNNTOA Photo Contest

September 2023 Newsletter December 1, 2023 - 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,  

PaNNTOA Board  
Searching for a slip? Willing to share your slip? March 17, 2023 - As we cruise this year, many of us will leave our slips empty for months at a time. Slip Share allows members to share their vacant slips with other PaNNTOA members.
Seattle Yachts Service – Labor Discount March 17, 2023 -  
Just in time for spring, Seattle Yachts Service is offering PaNNTOA members a 10% discount off labor only. If you have questions, contact Joanie Martin, Seattle Yachts Service Writer, 360-245-1326.
Waggoners Webinar Redux March 17, 2023 - For those who missed it, and for those who attended and thought, “Hey, knowing which marinas in Canadian waters have closed or changed hands, is a helpful bit of knowledge,” our eminently useful Vice-Commodore Jeff Redmond, recorded Mark Bunzel’s recent PaNNTOA Webinar. It is available for your viewing pleasure HERE  

Our thanks again to Mark, from the Waggoner Cruising Guide, for his presentation. Mark reminds us that the Waggoner Guide contains a link for updates made after the 2023 Guide went to press. Just saying…nobody wants to show up at a marina and find a one-eyed cutlass-wielding seagull and no moorage.
Commodore’s Corner – January 2023 January 15, 2023 - Welcome to the 2023 boating season ... okay, the very early, armchair cruising part of the season. It's the ideal time to start knocking documentation and planning items off the checklist. For example, now is the perfect time to 

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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Welcome New Members

Home port: Richland, WA; Boat name: Avalon Mist  Boat length: 32

Courtney Blanchard

Home port: Texada Island,  BC ; Boat name: Annie; Boat length: 32

Frank Durant

Home port: Newport, OR; Boat name: Ancient Murrelet; Boat length: 42

Rena Milstein

Home port: Anacortes, WA; Boat name: Kindred Spirit;  Boat length: 32

Larry and Nancy Vaughn

Home port: Anacortes WA; Boat name: Andromeda II; Boat length: 42

Kelly and Rob Spencer

Home port: Anacortes  WA; Boat name: Miller Time Boat length: 40

Joe Miller

Home port: West Vancouver Boat name: Sea Natural; Boat length: 37

Bill Hall

Home port:Port Orchard;  Boat name: Tugster; Boat length: 26

Gene McCullough

Home port: Lopez Island; Boat name: Willemoes; Boat length: 26

Povl Lasbo

Home port: Ladner, BC; Boat name: Pilitak; Boat length: 37

Henk Visser

Home port: San Diego; Boat name: ILionspaw; Boat length: 40

Charles Owsley

Home port: Juneau; Boat name: Sidekick; Boat length: 32

Rex Thompson

Home port: Oak Harbor; Boat name: Una Mas; Boat length: 37

Gene Scott

Home port: Whittier; Boat name: John Hunter; Boat length: 37

George Rhyneer

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