This event is meant to be a fun get-together for Mariner owners, sailing as a group from Niantic, Connecticut to Mystic Seaport. This is a rain or shine event.
We’ll launch our boats at the state-owned, well-maintained Niantic River launch ramp in Waterford Friday morning and sail approximately four hours to the Seaport where our reserved floating docks will be waiting for us. We’ll stay two nights and depart Sunday morning, arriving back in Niantic mid-afternoon. While at the Seaport, there will be two optional behind-the-scenes tours organized exclusively for Association members, an “open boat” time for people to check out the docked Mariners, and more. These are in addition to all the daily programs, exhibits, and sights and sounds offered at the Seaport itself and in downtown Mystic.
$130 per boat with skipper. Crew is free. Thanks to generous support by the Mariner Class Association, this price reflects a savings of 33%. Registration provides:
Museum admission for all aboard your Mariner
Two-night dockage next to historic vessels
24-hour access to nearby heads, showers, and laundry facilities
The unique ability to roam Seaport grounds at night after hours
In order to keep costs down, you’ll be responsible for all meals, but don’t worry – there are plenty of dining options in downtown Mystic and on Seaport grounds.
First time Rendezvous skippers will receive a FREE Mariner burgee (valued at $35)!
Niantic River Launch Ramp, 20 First Street, Waterford, CT, 06385, and
Mystic Seaport, 75 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, CT, 06355.
Because it’s a ton of fun, and I really hope you’ll participate.