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2023 Rendezvous Race Announcement

Updated: Aug 3, 2023

The 2023 Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Deer Harbor will be held on Tuesday, September 5th at Deer Harbor Marina on Orcas Island. The Rendezvous is a gathering of wooden boats, owners, friends, and enthusiasts. Some of the finest wooden boats in the region are expected to be present. The Rendezvous is an opportunity for fellowship, story-sharing, and enjoyment of the wooden boat tradition in the beautiful setting of Deer Harbor. There will be free viewing of the boats on the docks and all are welcome.

Most boats arrive on Monday and slip reservations can be made by clicking on the green “make a reservation” button on Home ( Please do not call or email for reservations unless you have a specific question or need help as it is peak season and the marina is fielding a lot of calls. Discounted moorage is available, applied after the reservation is made via, and adding the phrase "wood boat rendezvous" in the notes.

Tuesday there is a sail race at Noon; followed at 4 PM by a small boat rowing race that starts at the marina beach. We are pleased to announce that the traditional salmon dinner will be re-introduced this year and will take place on Tuesday evening. Details of the dinner will be announced closer to the event.

Nearby dinner options for Monday and Wednesday are Matthew’s Smoke House ( and Island Pies ( The Marina store has breakfast and lunch offerings.


Monday Sept. 4, boats arrive at Deer Harbor.

Tuesday the 5th, Skippers meeting 9AM, outside Marina office.

Noon, Race starts south of marina.

4 PM, Row race starts on the Marina beach.

6 PM, Awards ceremony.

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