This serves as the Notice of Rendezvous for BCC
owners in Southeast Asia attending the BCC Rendezvous
in Penang [Pulau Pinang], Malaysia, scheduled for
November 29 (more or less).
A BCC Rendezvous in Phuket, Thailand, is loosely
scheduled for December, at the Yacht Haven Marina.
ZYGOTE, BCC116, will host the Penang Rendezvous.
ZYGOTE will be in her berth at 05° 16.855’N 100°
17.506’E (at the Limbongan Batu Maung/PenMarine
The primary rendezvous anchorage is ‘Seagate’, which
is off the Seagate factory and Kampung Jawa, at
approximately 05°18.7’N 100°18’E.
To make Seagate, pass Batu Maung to port and pass the
red buoys at the S end of Pulau Jerjak to starboard;
the anchorage can be identified by the 2 fisheries
research trawlers moored there and the 6+ sailboats
anchored/moored there; the shore is marked by a line
of casuarina trees and a food hawker center - note
however that the food hawkers will not be open for
lunch during the remainder of the month of Ramadan,
expected to end on Dec 5.
For participants maintaining e-mail and/or radio
contact with ZYGOTE, terrestrial transport to the
Marine Department, Immigration, and Customs in
downtown Georgetown, will be provided during office
hours. Dinghy to the beach behind the food hawker
center - either beach and secure your dinghy or
negotiate with the fishers from Kampung Jawa about
leaving it at one of the small pontoon docks. Bring
ashore your ship’s papers, passport, clearance from
your previous port, and crew list.
Participants will each be given, gratis, a leaf from
the top of the one of the oldest teak trees (Tectona
grandis) growing in Penang.
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