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HomeSpring 2018 Rendezvous


The 2018 Spring Rendezvous is coming soon!
Join us to enjoy seminars, meals, Looper crawls, and that famous Looper camaraderie!
April 30 - May 3, 2018
Norfolk, Virginia

Read the information below for important details about registration.

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hotel Agenda

As of February 14th, Waterside Marina is full.  There are marina options in across the river in Portsmouth with a short ferry ride directly to the Rendezvous seminar location. If you require a slip, please secure one before registering for the Rendezvous.  If you'd like to be added to the waiting list for a slip at Waterside, please email Julie Shea at

The marina for the AGLCA Spring 2018 Rendezvous is Waterside Marina. You cannot reserve a slip until you've registered for the Rendezvous.  After registration, you’ll receive a confirmation email with a link to request a slip.  AGLCA will give that information to the marina and they'll call you to confirm your slip.  Rates are $1.50 per foot.  Power is $5 for 30 amp, $10 for Twin 30 amp and $15 for 50 amp.

 Hotel/Meeting Space 

Hotel rooms for those not coming by boat, and all meals and seminars, are at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside. You must make your own hotel reservations outside of the AGLCA registration process.  A block of rooms at the group rate of $119 per night (city view) or $139 per night (harbor view) is available.  Reserve your room before April 1st to receive the group rate.

The Sheraton is recently renovated and is located just steps away from Waterside Marina and the revitalized Waterside District.

Click here to reserve your room.


The agenda includes one track with detailed seminars about the Great Loop route taking you from Norfolk to the Tennessee River, site of our Fall Rendezvous.  Our "Looping 101" track gives general information on various topics with a focus on the Great Loop, such as "Locking Through", "Finding your Perfect Great Loop Boat", "Handling Emergencies Aboard", etc.  The agenda also includes ample social time to get to know other Loopers, and our famous "Looper Crawls" during which you can explore the Looper boats in the marina.

Click here to see the agenda to date and new details about this year's Looping 101 sessions.

 Looper Crawl   White Burgee 
 Looper Crawls
What's a Looper Crawl, you might ask?  It's a few hours in the afternoon that many of the Looper boats in the marina will welcome other attendees aboard.  It's part "docktails", part learning about the features you might like on your next boat, part social hour, and ALL fun!
Dine Around/Pub Crawl
We're working to organize some additional, optional activities for some of the "downtime" during the Rendezvous.  This includes restaurant options at the Waterside District on Wednesday evening and a Pub Crawl for Thursday afternoon/evening.  More details coming soon!
Register Now!
Registration is $369 per person and includes 2 dinners, 3 lunches, all seminars, Looper Crawls, and social events.  Click here to register.

Southport Marina
River Forest