05.30.16 - Last week, Chris Albert (#2714 Flotsam) and I sailed our Mariners across Long Island Sound during a three-day trip to visit various ports, harbors, and anchorages around Shelter Island and Greenport. After anchoring in Coecles Harbor, Shelter Island the first night, we motored to Sag Harbor and then around Shelter Island to Greenport the next day. It was very rainy and foggy that day, but we wore our foul weather gear and were happy nevertheless! I took this picture of Chris motoring Flotsam to Greenport; it seems as though he is just disappearing into the dense fog. That night, however, we were rewarded with clear skies and a great sunset.

05.09.16 - Registration is now open for the 2015 Mariner Rendezvous to Mystic Seaport scheduled for August 5-7. We will have floating docks this year which comes with many benefits. Read all about it on the Mariner Class Association's webpage and register now!

St. Michael's Rendezvous05.09.16 - Plans are also underway for a return trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum from June 26-28. There is plenty to do for sailors and non-sailors, and registration will soon be made available at the Association's website as well.

Notice to Mariners05.09.16 - Last month, the Mariner Class Association's Notice to Mariners newsletter was published. Visit their website and join the Association to receive this newsletter and take advantage of many other benefits. 

Small Craft Advisor05.09.16 - My article about the 2015 Mystic Rendezvous has been published in the May/June edition of the Small Craft Advisor magazine! It came to four pages with a bunch of photos published. 

2015 Sailing Page11.23.15 - Added the final two pictures to the 2015 Sailing Page after Orion was hauled out. Winter maintenance has already commenced in preparation for the 2016 sailing season!

Last sail of 201511.09.15 - Added some pictures after a final sail for the season. Orion will be hauled for the winter this coming Saturday, and the last pictures of the 2015 Sailing Page will be posted shortly thereafter.

Mystic and Stonington Cruise08.07.15 - Added some pictures from this past weekend after my wife and a couple friends cruised to Mystic Seaport and Stonington. Be sure to check out more pictures in the Picasa Web Album, too.

Nine aboard to see the fireworks!07.21.15 - Added a couple pictures from this past Saturday when I took friends and family out into Niantic Bay to see some fireworks. There were nine of us!

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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