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Arthur Leiz Wins the 2014 Nationals!

7/15/2014

Congratulations to Arthur Leiz (#2376) for winning the 2014 National Championship held July 11-13 at Narrasketuck Yacht Club! He and his father, long-time Class Measurer and Mariner Class Association "Life Member" Art Leiz, scored two "firsts" and three "seconds". Congratulations also to David Hilgendorff (#2161) for winning the President's Fleet division!

 

Despite low numbers and relatively light winds on Saturday, it was an exciting regatta for all involved with fun, fair, and clean sailing. Special thanks to Mariner Fleet Captain Roger Knight and members of the Narrasketuck Yacht Club for hosting the event - this was the 13th year Narrasketuck has been the host Club in 45 years.

 
The whole event was an astounding success with nothing but great experiences had by all. Be sure to see the full results here and over 60 pictures of the event here taken by Alan Hlavenka.
 
 

Voting Results and New Constitution

At the end of April, the Executive Board presented two proposed changes to the Constitution. Voting took place online and ended July 5th. The results are:

 
1. Addition of wording confirming an annual National Championship and creating an annual Rendezvous, with equal support for both:
 
32 yes, 2 no. Proposal passes (94%).
 
2. Dissolution of Annual Meetings; replaced with the creation of an Annual Report by the Executive Board Officers, to be posted online with any discussion to follow on the website forums:
 
33 yes, 1 no. Proposal passes (97%).
 
The revised Constitution is now available online. Thanks to those who voted!
 
 

June Edition of the Newsletter

The June, 2014 edition of the Notice to Mariners newsletter is now complete! A big thank you to Alice and all the contributors.
 
Inside is important information about the upcoming Executive Board slate for 2014-2016, last-minute details on the Rendezvous and Nationals, fleet reports, sailing stories, details on proposed Constitution changes (see the link to vote below), and lots more.


 

50% BoatUS Discount for Association Members

The Mariner Class Association is a BoatUS Cooperating Group, and therefore, anyone who is a member of the Mariner Class Association is eligible to receive BoatUS membership at half price! Check out www.boatus.com to see all they offer and to sign up.
Mention the group number shown in this link to receive the discount!
 
 

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The Mariner is a 19 foot laminated fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed. The US Mariner Class Association was founded in 1966 to:

                              * Keep the boat safe.
                              * Encourage its use as a family boat
                              * Maintain the Mariner as an economical one design Class.

     The Association remains very active with 8 Fleet Captains. Local sailing activities are coordinated by the Fleet Captains and include cruising and racing. Additionally we have 6 geographic area contacts that are committed to growing their fleets. The National Championship Regatta is held annually and provides an opportunity for members to test their racing skills and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Mariner sailors.


New members are always welcome.


      The association publishes a newsletter, appropriately named Notice To Mariners, which is the official publication of the association. Through the newsletter, our forums and the plethora of information on the website, members can learn from highly experienced Mariner owners about maintaining, tuning, 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.

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