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Executive Board Officers for 2018-2020

Nathan Bayreuther - 9/17/2018

The new slate of officers for the Executive Board has been determined for 2018-2020! The officers are:

President: Dan Meaney (
VP Membership: Chris Albert (
VP Communications: Ted Penfield (
Secretary/Treasurer: Brad Friedman (
Chief Measurer: Chris Duncan (
Newsletter Editor: Eric Lesniak (
Webmaster: Nate Bayreuther (

Thank you to all for volunteering!

2018 Nationals Results

Nathan Bayreuther - 9/17/2018

The results are in! Skipper Dan Walsh (#2778 Double Trouble) has won the Mariner National Championships for the fourth time! Twelve boats participated in this year's Nationals at Narrasketuck Yacht Club on the south shore of Long Island, New York, with participants from Narrasketuck as well as Brant Beach, Surf City, and Riverton Yacht Clubs (New Jersey). Tom Green (#738) took second place with Chris O'Brien (#3599) taking third. Kerry O'Sullivan (#910) took first place in the President's division. Congratulations to all the competitors!

A big "Thank You" goes to Roger Knight and all those at Narrasketuck Yacht Club for hosting the Nationals this year. Be sure to come back here to watch for pictures which will soon be posted. In the meantime, download the full results here.



Inspecting a Mariner to Purchase

Want to buy a Mariner but not really sure what to look for? Is that weird stain just cosmetic or indicative of a structural issue? Does that problem need to be addressed immediately, or can it wait for another time? Is that other thing a deal-breaker, or can I use it to negotiate a lower price? Check out our inspection guide to help you be better informed when looking at a Mariner you may want to buy.

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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.

 Why buy a Mariner?  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
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 • Trailerable with a medium-size vehicle  • 50% BoatUS discount for Association members
 • A perfect boat for novices and experienced sailors  Click here to see more benefits!

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