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2016 Nationals and Rendezvous Information


The 2016 Nationals and Rendezvous scheduled for August 12-14 at Surf City Yacht Club, New Jersey, is approaching quickly! All information is finally available, and the combined event is shaping up to be a memorable one. We appreciate your patience as many details needed to be sorted out.

Nationals Info for Racers
A Notice of Race was published last week on Surf City's website, but an updated NOR has been published and is available by clicking here. Please read it carefully as there are many important details not to be overlooked. Also, take note that registration for racers is available online through Surf City's website - click here to be taken directly to their webpage.
Rendezvous Info for Cruisers
All information regarding the Rendezvous is available on the Events Calendar page on our website - click here to go there. On that page, you will find the registration link so cruisers may sign up at the same time.
The Mariner Class Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the combined event at Surf City Yacht Club should be a "perfect storm" of Mariner goodness. You are invited to participate, and both registration links are now open. We hope to see you there!

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The Mariner is a 19-foot fiberglass sloop first manufactured by George O'Day in 1963, and currently produced by Stuart Marine. Over 4,000 boats have been constructed and can be found all over the country and even internationally. The object of the Mariner Class Association, founded in 1966, is to encourage and promote the use of the Mariner as an economical daysailer, racer and cruiser; to keep the boat safe; to develop Mariner Class racing under uniform rules with Fleet regattas and an annual National Championship and to maintain the one-design features of the Mariner as originally intended by the Designer; to develop and support family sailing opportunities with regional cruising events and an annual Mariner Rendezvous.
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