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Mystic Rendezvous Registration Open!

Nathan Bayreuther - 4/30/2016

Registration for the Mystic Seaport Rendezvous, scheduled for August 5-7, is now open! While those without boats are welcome to attend (you must pay Seaport admission on your own once you get there), this event is geared specifically for sailors. Registration includes dock space for two nights, 24-hour access to showers and bathrooms on museum grounds, and general museum admission. Registration is $195 per boat and is not refundable. This fee covers all onboard, whether it's one individual sailing alone or a family of four (or more!). Take note that the first 10 registrations get $50 off the registration price! As in previous years, this is a rain or shine event.
Interested sailors may join me in a cruise to nearby Stonington on Saturday from 9:30 am-3:00 pm. This is limited to four boats due to room available at our destination (free of charge), but we can "boat-pool" if more people would like to come as crew. More details will follow as we get closer to the event.
If you can't bring your boat but wish to come by car and partake in the exclusive tours organized exclusively for Mariner owners, you are welcome to join us! Simply register as a member coming without a boat and follow the process to sign up yourself (and other companions coming with you) for tours you wish to attend. You will be responsible for paying Seaport admission on your own once you arrive at the Seaport.
If you can't bring your boat, don't have an interest in the tours offered but still want to visit and check out all the boats, you are welcome as well! Simply pay Seaport admission once you arrive and track us down - we will be at the floating docks adjacent to the Visitor's Center.
I hope you will join us for this fantastic event!

Spring "Notice to Mariners" Now Published


The Spring, 2016 edition of our Notice to Mariners newsletter has now been published! Inside you will find articles from some of the Association's officers, the Lake Nockamixon Fleet Report, the results from last year's Nationals, information on our Cooperating Group collaboration with BoatUS, a fantastic write-up from the 2015 Texas 200 by John Alesch, and more. It comes in around 14 MB, so please be patient as it downloads. Thanks to our editor, Bill Eggers, and all the contributors!

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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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