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2023 National Rendezvous

2023 MTOA National Rendezvous

Dates for 2023 Rendezvous: 

            Arrival – Thursday, September 7

            Day 1 – Friday, September 8

            Day 2 – Saturday, September 9

            Day 3 – Sunday, September 10

            Day 4 – Monday, September 11

            Departure – Tuesday, September 12

Location:  Maryland Yacht Club, 1500 Fairview Beach Road Pasadena, Maryland 21122 

Maryland Yacht Club resides on more than eight acres of beautiful waterfront at the end of Fairview Beach Road in Pasadena, Maryland. It is situated at the entrance to Rock Creek, with a well-protected marina basin and grand views of the Patapsco River on one side and Rock Creek on the other. We welcome both power boats and sailboats to our marina which boasts 120 safe, sheltered, deep water slips. We have a gas and diesel fuel dock and offer member discounts on fuel. On the grounds, we have a large pavilion, bath houses, laundry facilities and a refreshing member’s only pool. There’s even an outside patio for socializing and enjoying incredible water views on 3 sides!


• 120 safe, sheltered deep water slips ranging from 35’ to 75’ in length
• 9’-12’ Mean low water
• Water (winter water), electric


• Mouth of Rock Creek in Patapsco River
• Broad, well-marked, deep entrance channel

• Convenient location to marine suppliers and services


• Magnificent water views
• Dining room with water views
• Catering
• Fully stocked bar
• Fireplace lounge with big screen TV
• Meeting room
• Covered patio

• Gas and Diesel
• New high-speed fuel pumps
• Competitive prices with member discounts
• Ice
• Pump out station (portable available)
• Visa, Mastercard, Amex accepted

• Over 8 acres of beautiful waterfront
•  Year-round bath house with laundry
• Beachfront pavilion
• Kayak launch area
• Gated entrance with ample parking
• Pet walk
• Gazebo for outdoor weddings
• Tot-Lot for kids


  • Route 695 (Baltimore Beltway) to Route 10 South (exit 2).
  • Route 10 South to Route 100 East, toward Gibson Island.
  • Turn left on Magothy Bridge Road and continue on Hog Neck Road.
  • Go to second traffic light to tee, turn right onto Ft. Smallwood Road.
  • Travel on Ft Smallwood Road for 2.3 miles, turn left onto Fairview Beach Road.
  • Travel on Fairview Beach Road to very end.


  • Enter Patapsco River.
    At mouth of Patapsco River turn to port after passing Brewerton Channel green buoy “5”.
  • Proceed on course 244 degrees Magnetic, passing the white rocks on your starboard.
  • Proceed into Rock Creek.
  • Maryland Yacht Club sits on your port side after passing between red day marker “4” and lighted green day marker “3”.

Cost for Rendezvous:  $155/pp 

$155 PER PERSON -fully refundable if event is cancelled or individual cancellation due Aug 20. 

Includes:      Seminars, Entertainment,
Daily Snacks and Beverage Station (juice, coffee, tea, water, lemonade, sodas) and
planned group meals


Provided Meals:  (Please indicate your dietary restrictions when registering so we have a count - we are unable to serve changes to the menus without prior notice! Email Cheri Thornton Conner at with details of your restrictions and we will do our best. )  Caterer:  Bayside Bull

Friday afternoon:  Hot Dog Lunch at the Pavilion  - hoping to have turkey hotdogs and gluten free rolls for those with dietary restrictions

Friday evening:  Taco Night Buffet at the Clubhouse

Saturday evening:  Pit Barbeque Night – Buffet at the Clubhouse

Sunday morning:  Continental Breakfast during the General Meeting (caterer suggests scrambled eggs for gluten free members)

Sunday evening:  Pizza and salad night on the Clubhouse patio with entertainment - hoping to have vegetarian and gluten free pizza

Monday evening:  Banquet – “Taste of Maryland” Buffet  Beef Tenderloin and Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes at the Clubhouse (caterer suggests an alternative of Salmon for entree)

Snacks (fruit and breakfast bars) will be provided self-serve on the Clubhouse Porch



Each attendee will be given 8 drink tickets to use for Beer or Wine at the bar for dinners.  Cash bar for mixed drinks.  Mimosa on Sunday morning – additional 1 ticket .

Coffee, Tea. Sodas and Lemonade will be provided self-serve on the Clubhouse Porch

Coffee and Tea will be self-serve at dinners

Marina Arrangements

Slips will be reserved by each captain, through Dockwa – Dockwa | Marina dock, slip, and mooring reservations made simple.
Search Maryland Yacht Club; make reservation.  Use the Code: MTOA2023  (all uppercase, no spaces) for special rate reservations.  $1.75/ft per day.  Adjustments will be made to rate if the special rate does not appear on your billing.   

Hotel Arrangements: 

Click on this link to make your reservation:

Book your group rate for The MTOA Room Block

Courtyard Hotel, BWI  1671 West Nursery Road, Linthicum MD   410-859-8855

Blending the ultimate comfort and modern amenities, Courtyard Baltimore BWI Airport provides a seamless stay for business and leisure travelers alike. Our Linthicum hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service to and from Baltimore/Washington International Airport. Destinations such as Andover Park, National Electronics Museum and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County are moments from our doors. Our spacious rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, plush bedding and ergonomic workstations for a restorative experience. Craving a snack or meal? Treat yourself to flavorful American cuisine, Starbucks® coffee and handcrafted cocktails at The Bistro. Our eatery is open for breakfast and dinner. If you're on the go, stop by our 24-hour convenience store for treats and beverages. Break a sweat in our fitness center with cardio equipment before plunging into our heated indoor pool. Whether you're seeking a weekend getaway or productive business trip, relish in relaxation at Courtyard Baltimore BWI Airport.  16 miles from Maryland Yacht Club
Rate is $114 (King bed) 13% tax for a total of $129/day.  Deadline to sign up for group rate is August 10.  Call for reservations and specify MTOA group.


House Rental:

VRBO.COM has several rooms and homes for rent in the Pasadena area for those that want to stay in a “home environment” and perhaps share facilities with others.

Coming by RV?:

14 miles from Maryland Yacht Club
768 Cecil Avenue North, Millersville, MD 21108


For more information, please call 800-562-0248.


Bios:  2023 National Rendezvous Presenters and Bios




Fri, Sept 8

9:00 - 12:30

Women's Underway Training
Glenn Westervelt


1:30 - 4:30

CPR and Stop the Bleed Training
(Optional: $65/pp)
Kevin Brenner

Sat, Sept 9


Navigating with Today’s Technology
Ed Tillet, Waterway Guide



Boat Surveys
Blair Bugher, Bugher Marine Services, LLC


2:30 – 3:45

MTOA Insurance Program
Jon Horton, Jack Martin & Associates

  4:00 - 5:15  Cruising the ICW/ Tracks,
Zoom Session with Bob Sherer, ICW Cruising Guide

Mon, Sept 11

9:00 - 10:15

Cruising the Chesapeake
Michael Dodd


10:30- 12:00

Current Market Trends for
Buying/Selling a Boat

Curtis Stokes,  Curtis Stokes & Associates


1:00 - 2:15

Fiberglass - Refinishing,
Care and Repair

J. J. Williams, Osprey Marine Composites


2:30 - 3:45

"Keeping Your Boat Safe and Secure
Zoom session with Sean Battistoni, Barnacle Systems

  • Board Meeting
  • General Meeting
  • CBC/SCBC Meeting

Optional Activities:

Vessel Safety Check
A Vessel Safety Check (VSC) is performed at your boat − ranging in locations from boat to your driveway. A vessel safety check usually takes 15 to 30 minutes, depending upon the size of your boat

What's In it For Me?

Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard / Auxiliary Decal that informs:

  • Coast Guard / Auxiliary
  • Harbor Patrol
  • Sheriff's & Police
  • other boating law-enforcement & safety agency's
  • that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year. Best of all every Vessel Safety Check is 100% Free of charge!

What if I Don't Pass?

If your boat does not pass, no citation is issued at that time. Instead, you are provided a written report in how to correct any discrepancies.

Why Receive a Vessel Safety Check?

Safety! The peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.

In many cases boating insurance agencies offer discounts for vessels which undergo a Vessel Safety Check every year. All decals and safety checks are void December 31st of year they are inspected, they are also void should the operator /owner fail to maintain the vessels equipment or the vessel itself to the standard at the time of the safety check.

What Type of Items Are Checked?

  • Life Jackets
  • Registration and numbering
  • Navigation lights
  • Ventilation
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Distress signals (flares, horn, etc.)
  • Battery cover and connections

CPR and “Stop the Bleed” Seminar  
Friday, September 8 afternoon - $65/per person. 

Click on this link to view course information and register and pay directly with the provider:

This course is designed for anyone in the community and workplace setting, and will cover the following topics:

  • Sudden cardiac arrest and how to recognize an emergency
  • CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for adult, child and infant patients
  • Working as a team to provide rescue efforts
  • Triage techniques to “Stop the Bleed”
If CPR certification is required, a $25 fee will be arranged through the provider. 


“Women Underway Training”

 Friday, September 8 morning– free, number of participants will be limited based on the number of volunteer trawlers we have.  There will be a "land based class first, followed by on the water training"


Women’s Underway Training has been presented at the MTOA Rendezvous.  It has almost always been put on by members of MTOA , off and on, for over twenty-five years.     

Led by Captain Glenn Westervelt, MTOA Member #0029, this session teaches Basic Boat Handling on the water on single and twin engine trawlers.   It is for the benefit of both the Captain and the First Mate.  We are teaching the First Mates how to get the boat to a dock safely in the event of an emergency.  That certainly make sense, doesn’t it!  

Shuttle to Annapolis

A FREE shuttle will be provided on Sunday afternoon for those desiring to go to Annapolis for lunch, shopping or sightseeing.   There will be two trips to Annapolis and two trips back to MYC.   

Signups are on first come, first served basis at registration table on Friday, Sept 8.  Bus holds 48 people.    Trip 1:  Picks up in the MYC parking lot at 12:00 and picks up  at City Dock at approximately 3:00.  Trip 2:  Pick Picks up in the MYC parking lot at 1:30 and picks up at City Dock at approximately 4:15. 

Green Ribbon Boat Visits
You may choose to "host" boat visitations, which will be held each afternoon (Friday and Saturday 4:30-5:30,Sunday 5:00-6:00 and Monday 2:30- 5:00). 
Hosts will sign up at registration for a time slot that their boat will be open to fellow members to tour.  Hosts will be given a green ribbon to tie to their railing to signal visitors may come onboard for a short tour.  There will be a schedule posted of boats participating each day.

Thursday, September 07, 2023 to Monday, September 11, 2023
Maryland Yacht Club, Pasadena, MD
Maryland Yacht Club
1500 Fairview Bech Road
Pasadena, MD  21122
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Sue Bartlett
National Rendezvous
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Fully refundable is event is cancelled
Includes: Seminars, Entertainment
Daily Snacks and Beverage Station (juice, coffee, tea, water, lemonade, sodas) and
planned group meals
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
CPR and "Stop the Bleeding" Seminar
2023 National Rendezvous