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May, 2020 "Notice to Mariners"

Nathan Bayreuther - 5/7/2020

Newsletter Editor Terry Moulton has already put together another fantastic edition of the newsletter! This one includes a call for volunteers for upcoming Board position openings, a new registration date for the Rendezvous, information about the Nationals, biographies of some of our new members, and more.

Thanks to Terry and all the contributors!

Download the 2020 May Notice to Mariners

Nationals Update and NOR

Nathan Bayreuther - 5/1/2020

The Notice of Race (NOR) for this year's National Championships scheduled for July 24-26 at Surf City, New Jersey has been posted. Registration for the regatta will commence around June 1st at the Surf City Yacht Club's website.

Now, here's the deal: Things may change if social distancing due to the Coronavirus is still in effect. There are several options on the table, and the event organizers at Surf City Yacht Club as well as our own Executive Board will be closely monitoring the situation which is evolving constantly. The worst case scenario is that the regatta will be postponed until next year, but a lot can happen between now and the end of July. We're in a "wait and see" period right now, and your patience is appreciated.

For now, though, we will be proceeding as normal, and a firm decision regarding any changes will be made by the end of June. In the meantime, be sure to check out the NOR by clicking here. Thanks to Ray Rossignol and all the folks at Surf City for putting it together.

Stay tuned for more information.

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.
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 • Shoal-draft with centerboard and kick-up rudder  • Inexpensive annual dues - only $15
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