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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!

September "Notice to Mariners" Newsletter Now Available!


The September, 2014 edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter is now available! There are recaps from both the Nationals and the Rendezvous, reports from the Annual Meeting, sailing stories and much more with a ton of pictures. Special thanks to Alice Hawrilenko for another fantastic edition, and we applaud her wonderful work these past four years as she steps away from the Newsletter Editor position. Be sure to read her "Editor's Shout-out" on page seven.

The document is just shy of 9 MB. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT NOW, and enjoy!

New Red Dragon Canoe Club Mariner Fleet


Congratulations and welcome to the Red Dragon Canoe Club! They are the latest sailing club to host a fleet of Mariners and are based in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, not far from the Riverton Yacht Club Mariner Fleet. Founded in 1883, they are one of the oldest boating clubs in the United States, and they are housed in the Shipman Mansion, an absolutely beautiful building dating back to the Civil War.

Currently with three Mariners on their roster, they are hoping to attract more Mariner sailors. According to Fleet Captain Doug Campbell (also the Commodore for the Club), Red Dragon was once a "hothouse for new racers", and he would like regain some of that vigor with a fleet of Mariners leading the way.
Be sure to check out the Club's website here, and contact Doug here for more information about joining the Red Dragon Canoe Club Mariner Fleet.

Stuart Marine's End-of-the-Season Special


Dave Whittier and Stuart Marine, the manufacturer of the Mariner sailboat for over 30 years, are offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package pricing available from September 2014 through May 2015. The special package pricing is available now at $695.00, which includes the annual fall pick-up, winter storage, and spring delivery. Dave writes the following:

Dear Friends,

We hope you are enjoying every sail during the busy summer season, which will end too soon. Then the planning for proper, reliable, and valuable annual services becomes stressful for some Rhodes 19 and Mariner owners. Fortunately, Stuart Marine's factory direct Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver services address the usual end-of-season, off-season, and start-of-season details. You simply pick the date; and we schedule the truck, trailer, and crew to begin our reliable Boat Transport & Storage jobs including:

fall hauling, decommissioning, transporting, power washing, detailing, sail service, motor service, bottom painting, winter storage, covering, recommissioning, and spring launching            

And while your boat is stored with Stuart Marine, you can also plan for our experienced factory Boat Repairs including:
timbers & frames, keel or centerboard, rubrail & deck joint, mast & rigging, rudder & tiller, fiberglass & finishes, woodwork & finishes, and factory upgrades

Thank you for your continued support of Stuart Marine.  We appreciate your business and working with you during all the seasons.

Sincerely, Dave Whittier

207-594-5515 shop 

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.
Mention the group number shown in this link to receive the discount!

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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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 * 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