In March I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 Jeanneau Owner’s Rendezvous in the British Virgin Islands. This is the third time Jeanneau America has hosted the event since it was first started in 2012. And while no two rendezvous’ have been exactly the same, they have all shared the same basic DNA: sailing, adventure, fun, laughter, good times, great memories, and new friends. And of course the love of Jeanneau.
This particular rendezvous was especially good on several levels. For starters, among the 20 or so boats we had participating, was the brand new Jeanneau 64, Serenity. Having the flagship of the Jeanneau range on hand for the week, fully crewed by the way, truly added an exciting dimension to the overall event. We were also fortunate to have sailing legend, Gary Jobson as our guest speaker at the Bitter End Yacht Club compliments of our friends at Cruising World Magazine. Gary gave an outstanding presentation on a variety of subjects from the America’s Cup Race to the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race to stories of the cruising lifestyle.
There’s no doubt that sailing for a week in the British Virgin Islands is tough to beat. And as good as the entire BVI rendezvous was this year and will be again the next time, there are several other local rendezvous’ that are just as good and probably easier to get to as well.