SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY

The 2021 Roche Harbor Summer Launch Party hosted by Worth Avenue Yachts in the San Juan Islands was a success. Welcoming in warmer weather and embracing our first inaugural client event in the Pacific Northwest, our team would like to send a thank you to all who attended.

Our opening night featured a spectacular sunset as we toasted Roy Estate Cabernet and welcomed our friends to this incredible venue. The following morning Chef Bill Shaw wowed our group with local fare and a hearty breakfast before the day’s activities began.

A special thank you goes out to Bottom’s Boat Diving for providing underwater inspections as well as S3 Maritime for complimentary service appointments. The first seminar by Fred Robinson Law Firm was well-delivered as Fred himself spoke about the new House Bill that recently passed allowing charter yachts in Washington State. Ryan Davis led us through a Safety at Sea Seminar followed Wine on the Water with Roy Estate. The evening ended with Chef Shaw hosting an oyster experience at Shipwreck Beach while our guests enjoyed live music and curated cocktails from some of our favorite brands including Ketel One, Johnnie Walker, Blade and Bow, Don Julio, Tanqueray, and Ron Zacapa.

Saturday was another full day of activities as the Chip and Sip kicked off the morning. Guests competed for some coveted prizes including special gifts provided by Hunts Yachts as they sipped Empress Gin cocktails and Lachini Wine. As each participant teed off to hit the floating green (and not the passing by yachts) the day heated up. Bhakta 50 representatives Jonathan and Mac guided us through a rare and exclusive Armagnac tasting before we started our Most Worthy Yacht Contest. The winners dressed their yacht in true 70’s style and received the coveted table at the grand dinner event. Our Charter Around the World Event featured cocktails and information about some of our top charter destinations all before Pavilion Happy Hour and Courtyard Dinner.

The weekend was full of laughs and memories along with good company and a picturesque setting. We can’t wait to start planning our next Roche Harbor Summer Launch Party and we hope you can make it!

Thank you to the Roche Harbor staff, our sponsors and all who attended.

Dates: Thursday, May 20th – Sunday, May 23rd, 2021 

Location: Roche Harbor Resort & Marina : 248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Roche Harbor, WA 98250 Lat 48°.3645’N and Long 123°.0930’W 

Registration is currently closed. Contact us for more information. 

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 Thursday, May 20th, 2021: 

2:00pm – 4:00pm Registration on The Barge 
4:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Wine Tasting with Roy Estate Winery

Join the Worth Avenue Yachts team and reconnect with fellow yachters as we kickoff the weekend with a premier wine tasting provided by Roy Estate. Kathryn Reynolds, WSET Level 2, joins us from Roy Estate to guide us on a journey through her collection of varietals.  

Roy Estate’s scenic 17-acre vineyard, a unique property blessed by its geography, topography, and terroir is situated immediately south of the renowned Stags Leap District at the cooler, southern end of the Napa Valley. Our gentle slopes nestled at the base of Atlas Peak are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. A creek divides the parcel roughly in half, producing two noticeably distinct sites on one small estate “akin to the Right Bank and the Left Bank in Bordeaux,” says winemaker Philippe Melka.   

www.royestate.com
Kathryn@royestate.com
(707) 968-1710

Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Friday, May 21st, 2021: 

8:00am – 10:00am Morning Breakfast on The Barge 

There’s no better way to wake up than in this charming seaside paradise. We will see you on the barge for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Be sure to partake in the “Three pans, Two hands” scramble station, a favorite among guests. 

  • Coffee, Tea, Mimosas 
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Berries and Grand Marnier Cream 
  • American Café Sweet Bakery Goodies 
  • Country Breakfast Sausage & Crisp Missouri Stye Bacon 
  • Almond & Honey Granola with Fresh Berry Infused Greek Yogurt 
  • Kiln Fired Potatoes with Tillamook Cheddar 
  • Farm Fresh Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese 
  • Chef’s Scramble Station “Three pans, Two hands” 

9:00am – 2:00pm Free Bottom Inspection from Bottoms Boat Diving 

Bottoms Boat Diving is Washington’s premier dive company. Specializing in underwater yacht services including hull cleaning, anode replacement, prop removal & re-installation, line removal, inspections, item recovery, and more. Take advantage of Ben Bottoms’ profound experience and friendliness this weekend as he provides free bottom inspections.
Bottom’s Boat Diving
(206) 569-8894
www.bottomsboatdiving.com

9:00am – 2:00pm Service Appointments from S3 Maritime 

S3 Maritime is your resource for unparalleled yacht systems, service, and support in the Northwest and worldwide. Their knowledgeable and trustworthy team can provide support for everything ranging from electronics to hydraulics to water makers. Schedule an appointment to have one of their technicians take a look onboard your yacht and answer your questions or requests. 
S3 Maritime
(206) 420-4932
www.s3maritime.com

10:30am – 11:00am Legality and Laws from Robinson Law Firm PLLC

Fred will be speaking about the new Washington State sales and use tax legislation that was signed into law by Governor Inslee. He will also be speaking on the use of limited liability companies for personal liability protection and sales and use tax planning. Fred and Erin of Robinson Law Firm will be available to meet you and answer questions!
Fred@frobinsonlaw.com
(206) 431-2686 
www.frobinsonlawfirm.com


2:00pm – 3:00pm Safety at Sea with Ryan Davis on The Barge 

Grab a front row seat on the barge for avid yachtsman and experienced Captain Ryan Davis’ Safety at Sea seminar. Captain Davis will review all the safety precautions yachters should take before leaving the dock. The captivating seminar will have you ready to cruise to Alaska and back safely and in style.


3:00pm – 4:00pm Roy Estate Wine Tasting on The Barge

Missed the opening wine welcoming? Here is your chance for a pre-dinner swirl as Roy Estate guides you through a short wine tasting.
www.royestate.com 
Kathryn@royestate.com
(707) 968-171


4:00pm – 6:00pm Happy hour, live music, oyster experience + curated hor d’Oeuvres
 

Make your way to Shipwreck Beach where we have prepared the ultimate oyster experience. Learn everything you need to know about shucking oysters from a professional. Enjoy live music while indulging in complimenting cocktails and carefully curated hor d’Oeuvres including Pearl Island’s favorites like Dungeness Crab Quesadilla, Korean BBQ Skewers and BBQ oysters. Signature cocktails include the Bee’s Knees and Mr. Black’s Old Fashion. 

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021: 

8:00am – 10:00am Morning Breakfast & Mimosas on The Barge 

Start your morning with San Juan’s Sunrise Breakfast on the barge. With many enticing options to choose from, this breakfast is sure to get everyone out of bed early! 

o Coffee, Tea, Mimosas
o Seasonal Fresh Fruit with Berries and Grand Marnier Cream
o Orange Marmalade French Toast
o Chef Carved Southern Style Twice Smoked Pit Ham
o Oven Roasted Rosemary Fingerling Potatoes
o Chive and Cheddar Cheese Scramble
o Pacific King Salmon with Fresh Dill Caper Crème Fraiche
o Chef’s Omelet Bar

11:00am – 1:00pm Chip and Sip 

Grab your wedge and meet us at the shore for an extreme chipping contest. Take aim and shoot for the floating green. You’ll be playing for a highly coveted prize.

Enjoy Empress Gin Cocktails 
and Lachini Wines

11:15am & 12:15pm Tasting Experience with BHAKTA 50

Be sure to sign up in advance for a special experience hosted by Johnathan Page and Mac Galinson.  Bhakta 50 invites 20 lucky connoisseurs to taste the original French brandy tradition with this tasting set. Savor all 152 years of history contained in the bottle, and enjoy a rare 1962 vintage as well. It’s a modern twist on the most exquisite of legacies.

BHAKTA 50
1868-1970 Whisky-finished Armagnac
Johnathan@bhaktaspirits.com
(772) 538-8783

1:00pm Most Worthy Yacht Contest! Decorate your yacht groovy 70’s style! 
Pretend it’s Summer in the 70’s and decorate your yacht to be the grooviest in the marina. We’re looking for a psychedelic yacht with good vibes that is off the hook. The most radical, best decorated yacht will win a stellar prize. We’re stoked to see what you can come up with!


1:00pm Wine on the Water with Roy Estate. Sip as you vote for the Most Worthy Yacht!  
Sip as you vote for the best 70’s styled aft deck-oration. The winner will win a VIP table at Saturday’s dinner and earn the title of the Most Worthy Yacht.
www.royestate.com 
Kathryn@royestate.com
(707) 968-171


2:00pm – 4:00pm Charter Around the World Event.
Details at registration. 
Grab the orange passport and head to marina where you will find five breathtaking charter destinations waiting for you. We have emulated a charter experience onboard yachts throughout the marina, each one highlighting an exclusive destination where you can begin planning your private yacht vacation. Our team of charter experts will be onboard to serve cocktails and answer all our questions about luxury yacht vacations. 

5:30 Canoe Island Appetizers and Cocktails at the Pavilion
Come on down and join us for beer, wine and our signature cocktails while nibbling on Cherrywood Smoked Salmon Crostini, Oven Roasted Parmesan Tomatoes and Island Vegetable Bounty before taking your seat in the Courtyard for dinner.


6:15pm Dinner at the Pavilion & Courtyard – Dress Attire Orange and White
 
Dress up in your yachting chic orange and white attire for our Orange and White themed Dinner at the Pavilion & Courtyard. The Worth Avenue Yachts team is looking forward to savoring every moment in this Pacific Northwest wonderland with you. The buffet style dinner will include Blackened Vancouver Island Rock Fish, Steak House Rubbed American Kobe, Risotto with Wild Pacific Shrimp, Asparagus and Fresh Gremolata plus much more. 

Plated First Course – Classic Caesar Salad with Charred Tomatoes and Anchovy-Parsley Oil

Second Course Buffet Style – Artisan Bread & Butter, Yakia Valley Asparagus, Wild Rice with Lentils and Red Quinoa with Baby Kale, Creamed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic, Blackened Vancouver Island Rock Fish, Steak House Rubbed American Kobe Top Sirloin

Third Course Stations – Risotto with Summer Squash and Roche Harbor Farm Baby Kale, Risotto with Wild Pacific Salmon and Asparagus and Fresh Gremolata

Fourth Course – Plated Dessert 

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021: 

8:00am – 10:00am Morning breakfast on The Barge 

ROCHE HARBOR MAP

MOORAGE COST

 $2.30/ ft. per night for boats less than 65 ft. 

$2.95/ ft. per night for boats over 65 ft. 

$10/night for 50 amp 

$50/night for 100 amp 

PRICING

Price: $300 per guest ($150 for 17 and under) (Free for 5 and under) 

CONTACT INFORMATION

WORTH AVENUE YACHTS CONTACTS
Ray Prokorym – Managing Director
(425) 327-0994
Ray@WorthAvenueYachts.com

Lindsey LaPrath – West Coast Operations
(208) 890-6455
Lindsey@WorthAvenueYachts.com

Laura Yager – Marketing Director
(810) 488-1370
Laura@WorthAvenueYachts.com

 ROCHE HARBOR CONTACTS
Katie Carlton-Flierl – Marina Office Manager
(360) 378-9816
Katie@RocheHarbor.com

Spa Reservations 

Afterglow Spa 360-378-9888

Dining 

McMillin’s Dining Room 360-378-5757

Madrona Bar & Grill 360-378-9894

Lime Kiln Cafe 360-378-9892

Beechtree Espresso & Ice Cream 360-378-9893

Shopping

The Company Store 360-378-5562

Louella Gifts & Memories 360-370-7732

Roche Harbor Clothing & Co. 360-370-7735

Dominique’s House 360-378-2605

Northsound Seafood: 360-317-1549

Tours & Activities:

San Juan Outfitters 360-378-1962

SJI Island Sculpture 360-370-0035

Island Boat Rentals 360-317-6160