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2024 Mariner National Rendezvous

Friday, August 2, 2024 to Sunday, August 4, 2024
Niantic River State Boat Launch
(Mago Point Marina)
Niantic River Boat Launch Website
20 1st Street
Waterford, CT  06385

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Nathan Bayreuther
Fleet Event
Registration is required before Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 11:59 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Since this is a rain or shine event, and given that dock space must be reserved well in advance, I understand no refunds are available after I register. Should it be impossible for me to attend the event after I register, I will contact the event organizer and all efforts will be made to find a replacement who might attend in my place and reimburse me at a later date. I understand, however, such a replacement might not be available.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to view details )
Sail to New London
Shaw Mansion Tour
Fort Trumbull Tour

All Mariner Class Association members, family and friends are invited. Participation with your Mariner is strongly encouraged, but members unable to do so are more than welcome to drive to New London to meet the group and join in the activities! NOTE: This is a rain or shine event.

We’ll launch our boats at the state-owned, well-maintained Niantic River launch ramp in Waterford Friday morning and sail approximately 2 ½ hours to Bushy Point Beach in Groton for lunch and swimming. We’ll then sail up the Thames River in the afternoon to Crocker’s Boat Yard in New London where we’ll stay two nights. 

During the weekend, there will be plenty to see and do including optional tours of the nearby Revolutionary War Fort Griswold and the 1756 Shaw Mansion, naval headquarters of Connecticut’s state navy during the Revolution and rare survivor of Benedict Arnold’s burning of New London in 1781. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the city by foot as well as sail around the Thames River and Fisher’s Island Sound in your own Mariner.

On Saturday night, after our traditional “Open Boat” hour at the docks, we’ll all walk to the historic Custom House Marine Museum, the longest-serving customs office in the country, where we will enjoy a fabulous catered dinner and explore the many exhibits and artifacts on display. We’ll eventually leave Crocker’s Sunday morning and head back to Niantic.

COST: $175 per boat with skipper. Crew: $25 per person. Coming by car: $25 per person. Registration provides:

  • Two-night dockage at convenient floating slips
  • Access to nearby heads, showers, laundry, and swimming pool
  • WiFi coverage at every slip
  • Saturday night group dinner at the Custom House

First time Rendezvous skippers will receive a FREE gift from the Association!