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Bill Eggers is the new Newsletter Editor


Congratulations to Bill Eggers for stepping up and becoming our next Newsletter Editor! He agreed to fill the role after our most recent editor, Alice Hawrilenko, had to step down - we appreciate all her hard work and talents she has given us for the past four years. Bill is pictured here at the helm of his #2280 "Julie B", and we're grateful to have him on the Executive Board. Welcome, Bill!

Results from Mariner Racing Fleets


Several of our Mariner racing fleets have their results from the summer and fall posted online.

Riverton Yacht Club: click here to find results of the Wednesday and Sunday Summer Series, and here for the results from the Governor's Cup back in June.
Surf City Yacht Club: click here for the Commodore Series results, and be sure to click on the "tabs" near the top of that page to see the results for the Mariner Championship, Sr. Labor Day and Sr. 4th of July races. Results for the Annual Regatta which just took place in the middle of September can be found here.
Brant Beach Yacht Club: click here and then select "Sunday Series" from the drop-down menu to see results of the Summer Series. Preliminary results from the Fall Series may be found here, although the final results will not be posted until after September 28th.
Their Fall Series is scheduled to end soon, but if interest keeps growing, they will go another month. The Series (single-handed, mainsail only) is open to anyone on Sundays at 11 am with three races scheduled each day. Boats can be stored at the Club between races. They are even looking to do a frostbite series of there is enough interest. Cost is $5/Sunday and they have a football game to watch with lunch afterwards. Contact Fleet Captain Bill Clopp ( for more details.

Dates Set For 2015 Nationals and 2015 Rendezvous


2011 Nationals at Brant BeachThe dates have been set for the 2015 Mariner National Championships and the 2015 Mariner Class Association Rendezvous!


Next year's Nationals will be held at Brant Beach Yacht Club on Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st with check-in to begin Wednesday, August 19th. This is a departure from the "norm" as the Association has never scheduled a Championship Regatta on anything other than a weekend. But BBYC is confident a mid- to late-week regatta will be as successful as all the other similarly-scheduled regattas they host, and we look forward to giving it a shot! Newly-elected BBYC Mariner Fleet Captain (and past Association President, 2007-2008) Bill Clopp will be charged with the administration of the regatta details.

Next year's Rendezvous locations are still a work in progress, although the Chesapeake is most certainly the destination, to be held Sunday, August 2nd through Tuesday, August 4th. This is another early-week event, and more details will be provided by President Russ Schuss as we get a little closer.
Be sure to mark your calendars now for the Mariner Class Association's two official events!

50% BoatUS Discount for Association Members

The Mariner Class Association is a BoatUS Cooperating Group, and therefore, anyone who is a member of the Mariner Class Association is eligible to receive BoatUS membership at half price! Check out to see all they offer and to sign up.
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The Mariner is a 19 foot laminated fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed. The US Mariner Class Association was founded in 1966 to:

                              * Keep the boat safe.
                              * Encourage its use as a family boat
                              * Maintain the Mariner as an economical one design Class.

     The Association remains very active with 8 Fleet Captains. Local sailing activities are coordinated by the Fleet Captains and include cruising and racing. Additionally we have 6 geographic area contacts that are committed to growing their fleets. The National Championship Regatta is held annually and provides an opportunity for members to test their racing skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mariner sailors.

New members are always welcome.

      The association publishes a newsletter, appropriately named Notice To Mariners, which is the official publication of the association. Through the newsletter, our forums and the plethora of information on the website, members can learn from highly experienced Mariner owners about maintaining, tuning, cruising, and racing a Mariner. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our web site and that you will soon enjoy the many benefits of Membership.


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************     Why a Mariner?      ************



 * Shoal Draft (10") with Centerboard & Kick-up Rudder

 * Easy to launch & retrieve, even on shallow ramps


 * Large roomy cockpit. Great for family sailing


 * Wide beam  and fractional rig make it very stable


 * Dry, overnight sleeping accommodations in enclosed cabin


 * Active racing class and support organization (Mariner Class Association)

 * Low initial cost and easy to maintain

 * Can be trailered with a medium size tow vehicle

 * A great boat for both novices and experienced sailors