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.
Registrations end June 1st for all three events.
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.
New members are always welcome.
The Association publishes a newsletter, appropriately named Notice To Mariners, which is sent electronically to all members about four times a year. Through the newsletter, our forums and the plethora of information on the website, members can learn from highly experienced Mariner owners about maintaining, tuning, restoring, 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 join the Mariner Class Association?
| • Shoal-draft with centerboard and kick-up rudder
|| • Inexpensive annual dues - only $15
| • Easy to launch and retrieve
|| • Quarterly newsletters
| • Large, roomy cockpit - great for family sailing
|| • Expert help available through active forums
| • Stable, fast, and easy to sail
|| • Downloadable guides, manuals, and more
| • Cuddy cabin, great for overnight cruises
|| • Searchable online member directory
| • Low initial cost and easy to maintain
|| • FREE classifieds section for boats and parts
| • Trailerable with a medium-size vehicle
| • A perfect boat for novices and experienced sailors
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