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Rendezvous Wait List Now Active

Nathan Bayreuther - 5/22/2018

Well, that was fast! In just five days, registration is now full for the 2018 Rendezvous. Eleven boats and eighteen sailors will be taking part in the event with members coming from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. A great turn-out!

In past years, we have had one or two last-minute cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances, and because of that, an informal "wait list" is now active on the forums. If you missed out on the initial registration but would like to be considered should a space open up, simply navigate to the Cruising forum and click on "2018 Rendezvous Wait List," then write a quick note. Don't forget to include your contact information! If a space does become available, I'll get in touch with you personally so we can work out payment. (I'll obviously go in order depending on who signs up first, then second, etc.)

I'm excited to have so many boats and sailors participate!

CLICK HERE FOR THE WAIT LIST

CLICK HERE FOR THE ITINERARY

CLICK HERE FOR THE RENDEZVOUS DETAILS


 

 


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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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