09.29.14 - This is one of my favorite shots from the 2014 Rendezvous at the beginning of August. Photographer Stuart Watson (#2154 Tussle) is enthusiastically waving in the foreground, and Eric and Kathy Lesniak (#3485 Shoal Mate) are close behind. They are both leaving Mystic Seaport on Sunday morning, heading back to Niantic after a memorable weekend. Two Seaport-owned Beetle Cats are behind the Lesniaks, and you can see both Nat Herreshoff's yawl Ada just behind the green channel marker can and the masts of the square-rigged Joseph Conrad poking up above the buildings. 

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.

Sailing to Giant's Neck09.24.14 - Added two new pictures from a nice sail I took to Giant's Neck. Something tells me that Orion's sailing days are numbered for 2014, but I am determined to stretch out the sailing season as long as possible!

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.

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.