The Official Winter Rendezvous

November 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm


Hello Winter Rendezvousers!

Are you ready to kick off the best party in the Northwest! Below is a schedule of events, contact info, and arrival/registration instructions.

Port of Poulsbo (8am-4:30pm) 360-779-9905
The port monitors VHF 66A during office hours. Limited dock assistance will be available after-hours by contact via VHF 66a.

The Official Winter Rendezvous Registration Booth is in the multi-purpose room on the guest dock, next to the port office. Look for the signs. The Registration Booth is where you sign-in, receive your welcome bag, and get your wristband. Registration should be your first stop after securing the boat.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, February 7 (Boat Guy registration open 12-5pm):

4:30pm – 6:30pm Official Winter Rendezvous Welcome Party, sponsored by Georgetown Brewing, Fisheries Supply, and Elliott Bay Marina – Tizley’s Europub (Wristband Required)
7:00pm – 9:00pm Whiskey Night in P’Bo – Hare & Hounds Pub

Saturday, February 8 (Boat Guy registration open 9am-3pm):

9:00am – 4:00pm – Marine and Gear Swap – Son’s of Norway Hall
10:00am – 12:00pm – Downtown Historical Tours – Poulsbo City Hall
10:00am – 6:00pm – Pickled Herring Expo – Marina Market
11:00am – 5:00pm – Official Sponsor Tent with refreshments, sponsored by Emerald Harbor Marine, Sure Marine, Tru Cup Coffee and Smart Plug – Gazebo
12:00pm – Official Winter Rendezvous Opening Ceremony – Gazebo
12:30pm – 5:00pm – Poulsbo Beer-Muda Triangle Brewery Tour, sponsored by CSR Marine – Catch the tour bus at Valholl Brewing (Wristband Required)
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Poulsbo Poker Run, sponsored by Seafair
2:00pm – 4:00pm – Poulsbo Gloggfest Competition
3:00pm – 8:00pm – Downtown Art Walk – Downtown Poulsbo, WA
5:00pm – Official Winter Rendezvous Awards Ceremony – Gazebo
5:30pm – Official Winter Rendezvous Dinner Party & Cocktail Hour – Cocktail Hour sponsored by Monkey Fist YachtCare. Dinner sponsored by Falvey Yacht Insurance and Boaters Insurance Agency – The Loft Restaurant (Wristband Required)

Sunday, February 9

8:00am – 11:00am – Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast $8 – Sons of Norway Hall

Look for live music in multiple venues Friday and Saturday… No cover charge anywhere!

Find more details on events in Poulsbo, WA here

Winter Rendezvous: Sold Out, Not Closed Out

Whoa! The Winter Rendezvous event is officially sold out! Huge shout-out to Passage Maker Magazine and Northwest Yachting Magazine for helping us spread the word for what is bound to be a fantastic party.

There’s still room in Poulsbo for you! Even though our Winter Rendezvous is “sold out,” that only means the “official” dinner and party galas are full. There are still a multitude of fun events going on in Poulsbo during the weekend of February 7-9, 2014. Come join us! Sit around the bonfire, take a brewery tour, join Chip in wine tasting and a glog-fest (whatever that is) and raise a toast to Northwest boating year-round!


  • Marsha Hudson

    Hi Chip,
    Poulsbo Winter Rendezvous – fabulous & awesome!! Michael & I had so much fun – whiskey tasting, brewery tour, dinner & dancing complete w/snow.

    Can’t wait for the fall rendezvous! Thanks so much!

    The Dancing Queen

  • Bob Bale

    My wife and I had a great time at the rendezvous! We are already looking forward to your next on the water event! Thanks!

  • Brad Crawford

    Thank You Chip and the Boat Guy Team for a great time in Poulsbo, and thanks to all those Viking folks.. We had tons of fun, it was a great Winter Rendezvous.

    Brad & Kim Crawford

  • Hi Boaters! I noticed several parties looking for lodging arrangements close to downtown Poulsbo. Just wanted to spread the word about my cottage (a 2 minute walk to downtown Poulsbo) that is available. It is located on the corner of Hostmark and Fjord Drive (practically in downtown Poulsbo). I’m listed on and Please keep me in mind for future gatherings!

  • Bernie

    Devon, Never heard back. Friends bailed not knowing they would have tickets for sure.

  • Mark Gross

    Hi Chip! Your email address isn’t working. Can you provide a contact address so I can give you a name change on our Winter Rendezvous ticket? Thanks!

  • Claus Jensen

    Hi Chip,

    We bought two tickets for the Rendezvous, but our boat is having major mechanical problems and is high and dry at the boatyard, so we are NOT going !

    So can you please refund the credit card charge and use the tickets for your waiting list?

    Please confirm by phone to 206-232-4406.

    Claus and Thyrsa Jensen


  • bernie peterson

    Devon, I’ll buy your Tix if you can’t get a refund. Find me at slips 9&11 when you roll in. Thirsty Duck.

  • Tricia Hofer

    Hey Chip, I registered for 2 rendezvous tickets back on 1/2. When I didn’t see anything come thru I checked my bank acct and did not see the deduction. By the time I checked the event said sold out. Can some one contact me to let me know if we are in or not. We have slip assignments and are with a bunch of our friends so are really anxious to know where we stand. Appreciate a response. Thanks!!

  • Our Guests can not make it. Can we get a refund and make somebody happy on the Standby List?

  • Bruce O'Connor

    I purchased two tickets on December 17, and got confirmation from PayPal, but have not received anything directly from you.

    Also, my plans have changed, and I no longer want to attend. Please arrange for a refund.

  • Marsha Hudson

    We registered online on December 9 and have not received tickets in the mail yet. When will you be mailing them?

    Looking forward to the event!

  • Deana Leighton/Felt

    We are new to all of this… just purchased our 59′ 3 weeks ago. We are loving it and would love to meet other boaters!

  • Christy Rainwater

    Trying to purchase 4 tickets and site is not allowing me to proceed. Is the event sold out?

  • Hi Chip! I signed up a few days ago. I’m looking forward to it. Everyone should feel free to visit s/v Slow Flight any time. It’s not too roomy but you’re still welcome to visit. I’ll be in slip F-30. BYOB

  • randy & char wicklund

    Having trouble purchasing tickets. Is the server up and running?

    • It’s up and running now. Hopefully you’ll be able to buy your ticket and then the countdown to Rendezvous can begin!

    • randy & char wicklund

      Tried again today….. is there a number to call?

  • randy & char wicklund

    Sounds like a fun event and looking forward to attending – trying to get pay pal / visa to accept our information. Is there still a problem?

  • randy & char wicklund

    Trying to purchase tickets for 2 – pay pal / visa will not accept information. Is there still a problem?

  • Ahoy Chip,
    I am the Poulsbo Pirate and I am interested in performing at the Winter Rendevous .
    I am a solo performer of both traditional and non traditional sea chanties and other nautical songs.
    Please check out my website and contact me at 360-990-4873
    Thank you much!
    Fair winds,


  • John & Julie Kaloper

    When will we receive a confirmation for our reservation?

  • Sofia and her crew will be there! Sounds like a blast.

  • Alan Crow

    Chip, my boat is winterized on a stack. I’m concerned about a late winter freeze if I use it too early.
    You have a recommendation for a walking distance room?

  • Denise Lindholme

    Hey Chip – Is the ticket price the same for non-boat owners? We’ve got two friends who want to join us on our boat – since our tickets include moorage, do they pay the same or do they get a bit of a discount?

    • Hi Denise, Yes, the ticket price is the same because it includes events and the schwag bag. Let us know if you have any more questions!

  • Brad Crawford

    Just want to confirm as Marsha did that you have us down for a mens – XL and female – M t-shirt. Our receipt only shows the Male – XL also.

    Thanks, Brad & Kim Crawford

  • Marsha Hudson

    My receipt for the Winder Rendezvous only shows one T-shirt: M-Female. I ordered another one for my husband in XL-Male. Please confirm to me that you have that noted.


    • Marsha,
      We have had some trouble with the reciepts not showing multiple t-shirts. It is confirmed that you have both shirts on the way.

  • UW NROTC sailing

    Chip I would love to bring one of the Navy 44s to your winter rendezvous. We would love to see others out sailing during the winter months as we sometimes feel lonely on Elliott Bay. Please email me to see if we can make this work!

  • Don Milholland

    Am planning some work on the boat at the time, is there a land option

    • Don, this is just the first of many events. Keep a look out later in 2014 for another shindig. We’d love to have you come out!

    • Don- you can still come if you don’t have the boat in the water. Just buy a ticket and show up! Don’t forget a hotel room though.

  • United States Coast Guard

    Please contact the Sector Seattle U.S. Coast Guard office at 206-217-6051. This is in regards to acquiring a federal permit for a Marine Event. Thank you.

  • Hi there! We would like to come and pass out free pumpout adapter kits on behalf of Washington State Parks Boating Program and the Clean Vessel Act.

    Feel free to use this as promotional for the event.

    Thank you

    Aaron Barnett
    Washington Sea Grant

  • Jim Bixler

    The other couple we are going with signed up the boat and ordered 2 tickets for them. I need to order 2 more tickets without moorage.

  • stuart sumner

    triing to buy tickets for winter rendesvous with visa and site will not let me pay with anything but pay pal so I would like to reserve two tickets for five days untill my pay pal loads the funds I am moving to that account . is that possible ? regards stuart

    • Stuart, It will be great to have you at The Rendezvous! You can make a Paypal payment without starting an account. Just click the tab that says “Pay as a guest now…” This allows you to just pay with your credit card.

  • Arnold Hofmann

    I’ve tried 3 times to buy 2 tickets and when I go to PAYPAL and log in, there is nothing re the 2 tickets and your web site and my sign up info is also gone from the screen. Please sign up SAVORY 42ft for 2 tickets 1 large and 1 small t-shirt and tell me how to pay.

    • Arnold, We had a little trouble with the Paypal link. It is fixed now. Please try again. Looking forward to seeing you at the Rendezvous!

      • randy & char wicklund

        Trying to no avail to purchase 2 tickets. Is there a new problem with the pay pal site? Will not take Visa either:( Not even sure you are getting these messages.. Help!

        Randy & Char Wicklund 425.422.9916