Cruising Opportunity at the Nationals
Russell Schuss, President
Most cruisers probably would not read the Notice of Race; but if you did read it, you would see that the Brant Beach Yacht Club will include Cruisers in the festivities of the Mariner National Championship Regatta. That includes parking your Mariner in the water at the Brant Beach Yacht club, use of the Yacht Club’s facilities (restrooms & shower) 24 hours a day. The only cost is if you choose to purchase a meal plan ticket @ $30 per person. Purchase the meal plan upon arrival at BBYC. This meal plan covers two breakfasts (including make your own lunches), dinner Thursday evening and the barbecue Friday afternoon. Beer and soda will be available after the races. Also, Regatta Tee Shirts will be available for purchase.
There will be a cruise to the Tuckerton Bay Museum during the first day of racing. By the time we get there, partake of a guided activity and get back; we will have spent a full day. There is a small fee for those activities. The second day, Cruisers can enjoy a lively sail on the Barnegat Bay, or they may watch the races from a close distance.
August 19 is the weigh-in and measurement for racers. August 20 is the first day of racing and also the first day of the Cruise; and your meal plan begins. August 21 is the last day of racing and the celebration of the Regatta.
Send your intention to participate to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will alert your participation to the BBYC. It will be a great time for all.
Rendezvous Registrations Now Open
Registrations are now open for three Mariner Rendezvous! The Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet is once again hosting a trip to Mystic Seaport to coincide with the famous WoodenBoat Show; Paul Sheppard, Fleet Captain of the Lake Champlain Mariner Fleet, has organized a weekend event at Burton Island State Park; and the official 2015 Mariner Rendezvous sponsored in part by the Mariner Class Association will take place in the Chesapeake. Visit our Events Calendar to find out more about each event before registering.
Registration for Mystic Seaport ends June 1st; registration for Lake Champlain and the Chesapeake both end July 1st.
2015 National Championship Information
The Notice of Race for the 2015 Mariner National Championship Regatta has now been posted! The event, scheduled to take place at Brant Beach Yacht Club (Long Beach Island, New Jersey) will be held during the week this year, a change from the usual weekend schedule. Registration with measuring begins Wednesday, August 19th with racing on Thursday, the 20th and Friday, the 21st. Sailors are encouraged to secure overnight accommodations as early as possible as Long Beach Island is a very popular summer resort community. Click the link below for all the details.
April "Notice to Mariners" Newsletter
The April, 2015 edition of the Notice to Mariners
newsletter has been published! Thanks to editor Bill Eggers and all those who contributed. It is one of the largest editions ever published at 24 pages and 32.6 MB.There are a bunch of stories, some fleet reports, information on upcoming events including the Nationals and the Southeast Connecticut Mariner Fleet Rendezvous to Mystic Seaport for the WoodenBoat Show, and lots more. Click on the link below to get it - just give it time to download!
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The Mariner is a 19-foot fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed and can be found all over the country and even internationally. The object of the Mariner Class Association, founded in 1966, is to encourage and promote the use of the Mariner as an economical daysailer, racer and cruiser; to keep the boat safe; to develop Mariner Class racing under uniform rules with Fleet regattas and an annual National Championship and to maintain the one-design features of the Mariner as originally intended by the Designer; to develop and support family sailing opportunities with regional cruising events and an annual Mariner Rendezvous.
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