National Championships Notice of Race

The Mariner Class Association's official Notice of Race for this year's National Championships has been posted on the Association's website.  It will take place at Riverton Yacht Club (New Jersey) on September 16th and 17th. The entry fee is $160 per boat, but since the Association wants to encourage the participation of first time entrants, the first five entries received from skippers attending the Mariner Nationals for the first time will receive a $60 reduction in the fee, which will be returned to you at the Regatta. How about that!

On a side note, I raced ORION with my father at the 2009 Nationals at Riverton, and we came in a respectable 10th out of 22 boats. We even came home with the "Longest Traveled" award! Here's a picture from it, when we were in the very lead (for once, and only once):