09.22.14 - If any Mariner has been converted into a true cruiser, it is Jennifer O'Connor's #1338 Hot Flashes. Much of the work she has done herself, including making her own roller-furling gear for the jib and creating custom cockpit awnings to suit any kind of weather. Jenn is a veteran of two Mariner Rendezvous, although she recently suffered a horrendous accident involving falling from the deck into the cockpit and tearing her hand open to the bone on a reefing cleat. Nine stitches later, she is on her way to recovery, although her 2014 sailing season has come to an end. Here is a picture of happier times during this year's Rendezvous, motoring down the Mystic River.

09.22.14 - The dates for the 2015 Mariner Nationals have been set for Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st at Brant Beach Yacht Club. It will be interesting to see how having a regatta during the week instead of on a weekend will affect attendance.

"Notice to Mariners" Newsletter09.10.14 - The latest edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter just went out yesterday. This is the final edition by Editor Alice Hawrilenko; she is bowing out of the position after four years of hard work. Thank you, Alice!

Dave Reily09.01.14 - Veteran Mariner racer Dave Reily (#1249 Silk Purse) suffered a heart attack during last week's Wednesday night races at Riverton Yacht Club. Dave was well-liked by everyone, and he will be deeply missed by those who knew him.

Stuart Marine08.20.14 - Stuart Marine is offering a "Pick up, Fix up, Store & Deliver" special package available from September 2014 through May 2015.

2014 Rendezvous Report09.16.14 - Uploaded an article that was recently published in the Notice to Mariners newsletter recapping the 2014 Rendezvous. This was already posted to the Association's webpage, but it just came out in the most recently newsletter edition.

In Appreciation Award09.16.14 - Added a couple pictures after I was visited by the current President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Mariner Class Association who presented me with an award for my years of service as President, 2010-2014!

Harrison sailing09.10.14 - Added two new pictures to the 2014 Sailing page after my two-year-old son went on a boat trip for the first time! We only motored around a little, but he seemed to have a lot of fun.

Sailing Page, 201408.20.14 - Added eight new pictures to the 2014 Sailing page; four of the Rendezvous, and four of a sail I took yesterday. I had close encounters with both the Mijoy 747 and the Mystic Whaler in Long Island Sound.

O'Day Mariner

Open cuddy cabin, small aft deck, forward hatch, cabin mast support arch, small portlights, wood trim

O'Day Mariner 2+2

Enclosed cabin, raised cockpit, quarterberths, longer portlights, self-draining cockpit

O'Day Mariner 2+2

Removed forward hatch, streamlined cabin, mast support post, even longer portlights

Spindrift Mariner

Added portlights on either
side of cabin

Stuart Mariner

Removed added portlights, slightly updated molds












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one should never undertake major repairs without the presence of another adult in case an emergency situation should arise.