9th Annual Alberg 37 International Owners Association Rendezvous

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The 9th annual Alberg 37 International Owners Association Rendezvous was held at the Oakville Yacht Squadron, Oakville, Ontario on 23 June, 2001. Thanks to the efforts of the Rendezvous Hosts, Marcel and Karen Steinz, who are members of the Oakville Yacht Squadron, the rendezvous was a resounding success.

 

19 Alberg 37s were represented at the Rendezvous:

BODILLA* - Dave and Sylvia Jenkins

BRANDELERA II - Frank and Linda Smart

CAPRICORN - Roy and Doreen Carter

CARELLEN - Rick, Graham and Paula Humphrey

DREAMWEAVER - Wanita Gray

INIA* - Peter and Susan Boyadjian

KAILA II - Malcolm and Cathy Blackburn

MOON CHILD II - Ivor and Chris Corbett

PAT-SEA - Bill and Pat Shrader

PAWBEE* - Henk and Wendy DeVries

RAGNAR II - Tom Liban and Arlene Poizner

ROB ROY* - John (Scotty), John Jr. and Fran Lamont

SEAFORTH - Roy and Maureen Brankley

SHEARWATER - Tom and Kaye Assenmacher

SOLAR WIND I - Paul Dunne

SOLSKIN II - Becky Long

SOUTHERN CROSS - Marcel and Karen Steinz

TEELOK - Wayne and Sherrill Bower

TUULI - Greg Blair and Penny Morris

* A-37s which sailed to the Rendezvous

Also attending by boat were David and Sandy (friends of Scotty and Fran Lamont) who sailed over from St. Catherines, Ontario in company with ROB ROY aboard their Alberg designed Cape Dory 38 cutter (and Alberg 37 cousin), TUMBLEWEED.

Much "boat talk" and boat tours took place during the day long activities. A highlight of the Rendezvous was a short visit by Mr. and Mrs. Alex Magnone. Alex was the shop foreman overseeing the construction of the majority of the Alberg 37s by Whitby Boat Works, and currently owns Whitby Boat and Specialty Woodwork, Ltd., located in the former Whitby Boat Works shop spaces. Alex specializes in boat building, and general boat restoration, (especially Alberg 37s). Additionally, Joe Fernandez of Taylor Sails stopped by for a short visit. Joe built most of the original sails for the Alberg 37 and can still accommodate needs for Alberg 37 sails. Needless to say, both Alex and Joe were inundated with questions regarding A-37 construction, sails, and general A-37 history.

The day’s events culminated in a social hour at 1600 and a BBQ (Chef Marcel Steinz presiding) at 1800.

Again, the Alberg 37 International Owners Association thanks our hosts, Marcel and Karen, for their tireless efforts, and the Oakville Yacht Squadron for the use of their facilities for our Rendezvous.