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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 I will alert your participation to the BBYC. It will be a great time for all.



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.

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