Greetings from Sucia Island and the China caves overlooking Shallow Bay. Carole and I just returned from our last long cruise for the season. I hope you all were able to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and wonderful Pacific Northwest waters in your tugs!
The mini rendezvous at Swantown in Olympia was a great success! We had 14 boats represented. A big thanks and shout out to Denise and Russ Nichols for organizing the event. Also to all those others who volunteered to help during the three days!
We already have tentative plans to hold at least one additional mini rendezvous next year. If we can get volunteers to assist in others, we will certainly look forward to holding several in addition to the large rendezvous planned for Sydney in early June.
Jeff Gleckler from Seattle Yachts has been appointed the brand manager of Nordic Tug‘s for Seattle Yachts. Many of you know Jeff from dealing with him in previous Rendezvous and/or purchasing or selling your boats. He is a great resource and will be a helpful and friendly face to keep us connected with both the factory and Seattle Yachts, a major sponsor of Panntoa.
We have now completed a couple of Board Member transitions.
Mark Malnes has assumed responsibility for Membership.
Denise Nichols has taken Communications responsibilities from Mike Young.
A big welcome to both of them and thanks for volunteering! Also a great big thank you to Mike Young who has been an excellent Communications Director for the past two years! His insight and contributions were a great help.
Although fall is upon us, I know that most of us will still be looking for those weather windows to sneak out and use our tugs as often as we can. Fall is also a good time to review, repair and replenish what we have used over the past cruising season.
Stay safe and have an enjoyable Fall!