Summer Events

June 13, 2017

Here’s What’s on Tap for Pantaenius America this Summer

Our summer schedule is filled with boat shows, rendezvous, and exciting races. Here’s where you’ll find us during peak boating season, either as participants or sponsors…


San Diego International Boat Show: June 15 – 18
Find us at Booth #202

Welcome to Southern California’s premier summer boating event! Some 140 boats—from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft, to sailboats and 80’-plus superyachts—will be on hand, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets, accessories, and services. Yachties can sharpen their skills at workshops and seminars presented by experts, educators, and adventurers. There will also be plenty of food trucks, a floating Tiki Bar, an Anchors & Ales Beer Garden, and live entertainment. Stop by Booth # 202 to meet Pantaenius America West Coast reps Meredith Rouillard and Kurt Tellefsen, who can answer your yacht insurance questions and help you obtain a quote. For more information, visit:


Bay Harbor In-Water Boat Show: June 16 – 18

Bay Harbor Lake Marina will host its 15th annual In-Water Boat Show over Father’s Day weekend, June 16-18. The show will feature the finest in watercraft—from pleasure boats to yachts and everything in between. Diverse land displays will also be a part of the show, along with plenty of activities for the kids. You’ll find our Midwest/Great Lakes rep, Ryan Gettler on the spot, ready to answer all your yacht insurance questions. For more information, visit:


Block Island Race Week: June 18 – 23

Pantaenius America is a proud sponsor of the 27th running of the Storm Trysail Club's Block Island Race Week. Founded in 1965, Block Island Race Week is a biennial tradition of New England summers and one of the oldest race weeks in the United States. Racing on Block Island Sound as the season changes from spring to summer often brings ideal conditions, with a gentle breeze in the morning building to a challenging sea breeze in the afternoon. The Storm Trysail Club is one of the world's most respected sailing organizations, boasting an international, merit-based membership consisting of sailors who have demonstrated expert leadership offshore or in the management of the sport. For more information, visit:

Newport Charter Yacht Show: June 19 - 23

Every summer, luxury charter yachts from around the world gather at the City by the Sea’s annual Newport Charter Yacht Show. Celebrating its 35th year in 2017, this four-day event is dedicated exclusively to yacht charter professionals—agents, owners, brokers and captains—and set in the picturesque setting of Newport, Rhode Island. You’ll find Pantaenius America in the exhibitors’ area just outside Belle’s Café and the Ship Store. Stop by and say hello to our reps, John Bishara and Haley Holland. For more information, visit: 



Annapolis Yacht Sales Rendezvous: July 23 – 25

Calling all Beneteau, Edgewater, Lagoon, Monterey, Steiger, and Vanquish owners! Get ready to party like it’s 1929! Annapolis Yacht Sales is hosting a jam-packed weekend of boating fun, July 24 – 25, at Herrington Harbour North Marina in Tracy’s Landing, Maryland. The Rendezvous’ theme is Rum Runners of the Chesapeake, where the hosts are creating an AYS Speakeasy under the Big Tent. The weekend offers a full schedule of seminars, booths, demonstrations, and activities. As a sponsor, Pantaenius America will be on the spot answering yacht insurance questions and running the Bloody Mary bar on Saturday. Enjoy a break and say hello to Scott Stusek and Liz Childs. For more information, visit:

ARC DelMarVa Rally: June 24 – July 1

Pantaenius America is a long-time sponsor of this World Cruising Club event, designed to enable sailors to expand their horizons and gain experience sailing overnight. The event is unique in the WCC portfolio, as it’s locally focused and organized from WCC USA’s home base in Annapolis by experienced Chesapeake Bay sailors, with the support of the local marine industry. Participants sail 450 nautical miles under the full moon from Annapolis to Annapolis, counter-clockwise around the DelMarVa Peninsula over the course of a week. The rally is divided into three legs, each with their own distinct pleasures and challenges, and with stopovers en route to explore the area, meet friends, and unwind with social gatherings. Our Annapolis rep, Scott Stusek, will be on the spot and looks forward to meeting you. For more information, visit:



 J/Fest Chesapeake: July 29

Pantaenius America is a Gold Sponsor for North Point Yacht Sales’ J/Fest Chesapeake on July 29. Scott Stusek will help host this year’s event, which celebrates J/Boats 40th Anniversary and will be a single day, pursuit-style regatta followed by a family-friendly party. To ratchet up the fun a bit, the event will feature a "poker run" style competition on the water where each boat will be awarded a card when they round a mark on the course, then the boat with the best hand at the party will win a special prize. This way every boat has a chance to be a winner! There will also be scoring for "Teams." Participants will create teams of 3 different models, then the top teams with the best cumulative score will be awarded at the party. Even if you don't own a J Boat, you’re encouraged to register for the Open Class. For more information, visit:


The 2017 J/111Worlds: August 22 - 27

Pantaenius America is a Supporting Sponsor of this year’s J/111 Worlds, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) in San Francisco, from August 22–27 (including two days of measurement). This will be the fourth World Championship for this competitive one-design class—and its first on the U.S. West Coast. Pantaenius West Coast Reps Meredith Rouillard and Kurt Tellefsen will be joining the regatta, where boats are expected from the West Coast, the Midwest and the East Coast, as well as a solid turnout from Europe and abroad. For more information, visit: