Leslie has sent out this list of hotels as links for you to make your reservations for the rendezvous.
The factory is NOT making hotel reservations for people. That is obvious, you need to make your own.
See this list here:
Island Packet Yachts Factory Rendezvous
March 15-17, 2018
I have a call into the Hampton Inn downtown St. Pete, they are supposed to get back to me on Feb 16th and let me know if a block of rooms will be available for the owners. They said rate would be 199.00 per night.
If you are planning on attending the Island Packet Yachts FACTORY Rendezvous, March 16, 17, 2018, you need to make sure you have completed the above PDF document (top of this thread) and sent it back to LESLIE at IPSyachts dot com.
I am getting the feeling that people think Hayden & Radeen and IPYOA are running this rendezvous, and people are asking me if they are registered. You MUST REGISTER with Leslie at the factory.
Please see the PDF registration form on the beginning of this post.
Now, over in our EVENTS app, here on IPYOA, it would be very cool if you all click ATTEND, so we all will know who is attending. BUT....this DOES NOT register you for the event. Registration is all being taken care of by Leslie, the factory owner. Please make sure you register there.
Hayden....in Stuart Florida repairing Island Spirit
March 15, 2018
Potluck-South Straub Park, 198 Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
5:00 pm Registration/Meet and Greet/Happy Hour (no open glass containers allowed)
6:00 pm Potluck Dinner
March 16, 2018
Factory Tour-1979 Wild Acres Road, Largo, FL 33771
10:00 am Registration
10:00-11:45 am Fiberglass
11:45 am-12:45 pm Lunch/BBQ
1:00-2:00 pm Decking, paint and mill
2:00-3:00 pm Assembly area
3:00-5:00 pm Open panel discussion/Q&A/Happy Hour
March 17, 2018
Seminars/Dinner-St Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
9:00 am Cruising seminar with George Day, editor of Blue Water Sailing Magazine
10:00 am Yanmar seminar with Mastery Marine
11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm Safety and stability seminar with Bill Bolin
2:00 pm Maintaining your Island Packet with Norm Pierce
5:00 pm Cocktail hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm Dinner (Commodore Buffet with beef, chicken and fish selections)