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Note: This information is from the 2000 Rendezvous, please
call Gratitude Yachting at 410-639-7111. Thank you.

Schedule of Events

2000 Island Packet Rendezvous

Friday, September 1, 2000

bulletAssistant Dockmasters help Madelyn Greet and inform arriving Boats
bullet3:00pm-6:00pm--Informal Yacht Visitation
bullet6:45pm--Pizza Delivery, sold by slice, plates and napkins provided.
bullet7:00pm-9:00pm--Welcome Party under Tent, Bring your own Beverage

Saturday, September 2, 2000

bullet7:00am-11:00am--Registration table open (please register during this time)
bullet8:00am-12:00pm--Assistant Dockmasters help Madelyn greet and inform arriving boats.
bullet8:30am--IP Rendezvous VHF Radio Net-Channel 78
bullet9:00am-12:00pm--Informal Yacht Visitation
bullet9:00am-12:00pm--Courtesy Marine Checks (sign up at registration table)
bullet9:00am-5:00pm "NautiMart" open--Bring boating items for sale. Labels provided.
bulletAfter you Register-12:30pm--Lunch on your own. Transportation to town provided by the Rock Hall Trolley.  $1.00 all day.
bullet12:30pm-2:30pm--3 seminars going on at once--please choose two to attend, they will all three run again the following hour. All sessions run about 45 minutes long.
bulletSeminar #1 12:30pm-1:15pm
bulletBreak 1:15pm-1:30pm
bulletSeminar #2 1:30pm-2:15pm
bulletBreak 2:15pm-2:30pm
bulletSeminar Topics: Eric & Carleen Petterson doing seminar on Bermuda High 2000, Matt Beck of North Sails "Cruising Sails: A Tutorial" and Tom Tursi of The Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship "Weather Analysis for the Small Boat Sailor".
bullet2:30pm-3:30pm--George and Judy Hagerty doing a seminar for all on United States Coast Guard Auxilary--Flares, Fire Extinguishers and PFD's
bullet3:30pm-10:00pm--Beer Truck opens for Service
bullet3:00pm-4:30pm--Yacht Visitation Time and Dinghy Race
bullet4:00pm-8:00pm--Music begins under tent with DJ Moby Dick....Get ready to dance!!
bullet4:30pm-5:00pm--Mutt Strut and Kitty Crawl-show off your IP sailing pets.
bullet5:00pm-6:00pm--Wine and Cheese cocktail party under the tent, and new this year--the Dark 'N Stormy party.
bullet6:00pm-7:00pm--Dinner, buffet style--BBQ Chicken
bullet7:00pm-8:00pm--DJ Moby Dick, more music during dessert and coffee
bullet7:45pm-8:00pm--Skippers meeting for Sunday's Race, discussion on "How to Raft Up" and charts for the racecourse.
bullet8:00pm-9:00pm--Featured Speaker for Rendezvous-Bill Bolin of Island Packet Yachts, "The Creation of a New Island Packet Model," the Packet Craft Express 36, powerboat.

Sunday, September 3, 2000

bullet7:45am-8:15am--Blessing of the Fleet--Service under the tent with The Reverend Albert Burton.
bullet8:30am--IP Rendezvous VHF Radio Net Channel 78.
bullet10:00am-12:30pm--Fun race for all classes, starts every 5 minutes with smallest boats starting first
bullet12:30pm-1:00pm--Get boats to Raft Up area
bullet1:00pm-2:30pm--Traditional Island Packet raft up, self-provided lunch aboard during the building of the raft.
bullet2:30pm-3:30pm--Raft Break up
bullet3:30pm-10:00pm--Beer Truck open for service
bullet3:30pm-4:30pm--Informal Yacht Visitation
bullet4:30pm-6:00pm--Wine and Cheese cocktail party and new this year, the Captain Morgan party. All under the tent.
bullet6:00pm-7:00pm--Dinner-buffet style--Pit Beef and Crab Imperial
bullet7:00pm-7:30pm--Factory Update with Earl Blackwell, Bill Bolin and Bruce Hodges all of Island Packet Yachts.
bullet7:30pm-8:00pm--Awards Presentation and Race Trophies
bullet8:00pm-9:00pm--Prizes & Giveaways and Close of Rendezvous 2000

Monday, September 4, 2000

bullet8:30am--Island Packet Rendezvous VHF Radio Net Channel 78
bullet9:00am-10:00am--Fleet meeting under the tent.
bulletRendezvous evaluation and planning for 2001, plus fleet topics.

Registration Information

bulletContact Jennifer Edwards of Gratitude Yachting Center, (410) 639-7111.
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