2017 Annual Report Posted
The 2017 Annual Report of the Mariner Class Association has now been posted and is available to all our members. This compilation includes reports from the President (Eric Lesniak), VP Membership (Dan Meaney), Webmaster (Nate Bayreuther), and Treasurer (Brad Friedman).
From 1966-2012, Annual Reports were presented at Annual Meetings held the night before the National Championships. In 2012, the membership voted to do away with Annual Meetings since the vast majority of the membership could never be present for the Nationals and therefore the Meeting. Instead, reports by the Executive Board would be posted in the Notice to Mariners
and/or on the website. Any issue to be discussed would be presented on the forums. Members are once again encouraged to read this year's report and begin any relevant discussions in the "General Questions" forum.
Download the Annual Report 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
| • Cuddy cabin, great for overnight cruises
|| • Searchable online member directory
| • Low initial cost and easy to maintain
|| • FREE classifieds section for boats and parts
| • Trailerable with a medium-size vehicle
| • A perfect boat for novices and experienced sailors
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