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.