2019 Rendezvous Registration Now Open!
Nathan Bayreuther - 5/14/2019
Registration is now open for the 2019 Mariner National Rendezvous scheduled from August 2-4! Participants will sail from Niantic, Connecticut to Mystic Seaport, stay two nights, then sail back. This is a rain or shine event.
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. 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
First time Rendezvous skippers will receive a FREE Mariner burgee (valued at $35)!
For more information or to register for the Rendezvous, click the button below. We hope to see you there!
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Nationals Notice of Race Posted
Nathan Bayreuther - 4/1/2019
The Notice of Race (NOR) for the 2019 Mariner National Championship Regatta scheduled for August 23-25 at Brant Beach Yacht Club, New Jersey has been posted!
The regatta is open to all members of the Mariner Class Association. The entry fee is $160 and includes Friday refreshments, a tee-shirt, continental breakfast, make-your-own lunches, a dinner Saturday night and refreshments Sunday after racing. After Augst 9th, the entry fee will be $180.
Be sure to visit Brant Beach's website
for more information including a schedule of events and the printable registration form. You may also contact the regatta Chair, Ginny Iverson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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| • Shoal-draft with centerboard and kick-up rudder
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| • Large, roomy cockpit - great for family sailing
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