The Chesapeake Bay Grand Banks Owner’s Association (CBGBOA) exists to help each of us more fully enjoy our boats, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay, and the camaraderie of each other. The Grand Banks name includes Heritage, Eastbay and Aleutian Series vessels. While the CBGBOA membership consists of owners, previous owners and vessels located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region, we welcome any Grand Banks owner and urge you to join us to participate in our Rendezvous and weekend cruises, our other social activities, and to share in our newsletters.
Our two major events are the Member Brunch and the Fall Rendezvous. To learn more about our monthly cruising schedule click here, or select "Cruising Schedule" listed on the menu to the left.
If you're not yet a member, we encourage you to consider joining our association. You will be added to our newsletter list and be updated with new information as available.
Browse through our website. Cruise through the photos from previous rendezvous and cruising activities. Read our past newsletters. Check out the Cool Links section.
Archives All the photos from the previous rendezvous are online. If you missed one, or have not attended one, be sure to check them out. The photos and writeups will give you an idea of the fun and camaraderie you can expect from our annual spring, weekend cruise, and fall events.
This year's rendezvous will begin in the Southern part of the Bay and cruise to
Annapolis. On Wednesday, September 24th, cruise from Deltaville to Oxford, with
dockage at Oxford Yacht Agency and access to the wholesale fuel truck. Dinner on
Wednesday night will be overlooking the water at the Tred Avon Yacht
Club. A special request has been made with Vicki the club manager for -
Thursday is the day for arrival in the Annapolis area with planned anchoring in Mill Creek and a gathering at Cantler's Waterside Restaurant "where waterman go for seafood." We will arrange with a local waterman to be designated driver to eliminate dinghies. The next day, Friday, is move-in day to dovimtown Annapolis. We have 25 slips reserved at the Annapolis Yacht Basin and more to be reserved at the Annapolis City Dock. Please call Steve at the Yacht Basin Company (410-263-3544) as soon as possible. This is a highly desirable date and slips cannot he reserved any other way. Friday afternoon there will be an informal "Owners Aboard" time for visits, some shipboard made treats and boat inspections.
Friday evening there will be cocktail party at the Annapolis Yacht Club from 6-9pm - more on this later... Saturday morning, September 27th, will be a continental breakfast at the Marriott Hotel followed by an exciting and informative symposium on navigating with ActiveCaptain. This will be presented by owners of ActiveCaptain, Karen and Jim Segal and will surely help your cruising navigation skills and give you a better platform for cruising the Waterway. Make sure to bring your iPhones and Tablets for a great orientation on this extraordinarily successful electronic cruising guide system. This Symposium will also feature Greg and Barbra Franklin from the Great Loop Association who will discuss the finer points of making the trek around America's Waterways.
Saturday afternoon is a good time for other activities like the Navy vs Western Kentucky football game, followed by an evening buffet dinner in the River Room of the Marriott Hotel featuring speaker Admiral Buzz Buzby. Checkout time on Sunday is 11am.