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Yacht rendezvous coming to Petersburg


Douglas Cochrane / Submitted photo

The 57-foot M/V Orion, and its owners Douglas and Gerry, will be part of the Nordhavn rendezvous coming to Petersburg harbor July 8-10. Over 30 Nordhavn yachts will be in town for the event.

Petersburg is hosting the largest gathering of Nordhavn yachts ever seen in an Alaska harbor. The Nordhavn Northwest Rendezvous will take place July 8-10, and the event is attracting yacht owners from as far away as Australia, according to rendezvous organizer Douglas Cochrane.

"When we first dreamed it up we were hoping we might get six or eight boats together," he says. "And right now, I think the count is 33 and almost 100 people."

Last fall, Cochrane decided to set a rendezvous in the northwest so he and his wife could gather with friends they haven't seen in a couple years. Word q...

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