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Upcoming Rendezvous Deadlines

6/2/2016

Several Mariner rendezvous are planned for this summer, and some deadlines for registration are coming up soon! Visit the events calendar to learn more about each event and register. We hope you will attend!


St. Michael's Maritime Museum Rendezvous (Event Organizer: Russ Schuss)
Sunday, June 26-Tuesday, June 28
$193 per skipper with boat; $67 per companion
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8th
Registration for this fun get-together includes launching fees from Kent Island Narrows, two night docking at St. Michaels Maritime Museum, one pizza party under the Hooper Straight lighthouse, one dinner at the Crab Claw restaurant and a museum pass and use of the museum’s restrooms and showers. There is plenty to do for sailors and non-sailors. The museum has a large collection of Dinghies and Sharpie boats that were used to harvest the Chesapeake Bay. The town, which is only a block away, is a great little walking town with shops and antique stores. Visitors may share in the activities at a special price that will include Museum entrance and dinner. There are Inns nearby that are a very pricey; but reserve early because it’s near Washington DC and this is a busy little historic town. The registration deadline has been extended a week to encourage more attendance!

Lake Champlain Rendezvous (Event Organizer: Paul Sheppard)
Friday, July 8-Sunday, July 10
 $66.50 per skipper with boat; $0 per companion
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, JUNE 26th
The Lake Champlain Mariner Fleet is hosting another rendezvous at Burton Island State Park. There is a little "Bistro" on the island and there are restrooms and showers, parking for trucks and trailers at Camp Killkare on Hathaway Point in St. Albans, Vermont. Registration is for docking at $1.75 per foot per night. There are other islands in the immediate area, for say a picnic type of lunch thing, or swimming.

Mystic Seaport Rendezvous (Event Organizer: Nate Bayreuther)
Friday, August 5-Sunday, August 7
 $195 per skipper with boat; $0 per companion
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, JUNE 30th
This event begins at the Niantic River Launch Ramp in Waterford, Connecticut. We sail four hours to the incomparable location of Mystic Seaport where we will stay two nights. Registration covers all onboard, whether it's one individual sailing alone or a family of four (or more!) and includes floating dock space for both nights, 24-hour access to showers and bathrooms on museum grounds, and general museum admission, wi-fi, and the unique ability to roam Seaport grounds after hours. As in previous years, this is a rain or shine event. Also, special tours, organized exclusively for Mariner sailors, are optional for added fees (and highly recommended), and a mid-Saturday sail to Stonington and back is optional and for free. Registration is limited to 20 boats!

Official Mariner Class Association 2016 Rendezvous (Event Organizer: Surf City Yacht Club)
Friday, August 12-Sunday, August 14
Registration cost TBA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th
This year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Mariner Class Association, and to help celebrate, the Nationals and the official Rendezvous, both sponsored by the Association, will take place together. More details about the Rendezvous will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. 

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6/1/2016

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