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TONE Mini-Gatherings 

We had a busy summer


The TONE Summer 2015 Mini-Gatherings stretched from June 20 to July 26.  The first Mini was held at the Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club with the main event a wonderful dinner on Saturday evening, June 20.  Hosts Jeanne and Carl Bergeron, assisted by other TONE AHYC members, rolled out the red carpet for attendees.

 The second mini was hosted by Ove Haxthausen at the Stamford Yacht Club on June 27 and gave 17 TONE members a delicious dinner and the chance to catch up on all things Tartan sailing.  The photo shows the beautiful clubhouse as seen from the dock.
 Third on the list was the Shelter Island mini.  Lee Andrews coordinated the event which was held on July 11 at the historic Shelter Island Yacht Club.  It was a gorgeous summer night at SIYC and the members enjoyed the best that Western Long Island Sound had to offer.  Seen below left is the SIYC clubhouse.

Next up was the July 18 Bristol mini coordinated by TONE member David Cochran and hosted by the Bristol Yacht Club. A highlight of the Bristol clam bake dinner was a presentation by Tim Jackett who has returned to Tartan as Chief Operating Officer.  He filled in the forty+ attendees about the doings at Tartan including the sailboat and Legacy motor yacht activities the company is engaged in.
Here Tim chats with member David Moir during the pre-dinner cocktail hour.  Another TONE signal event that took place at the Bristol mini was the Sunday, July 19, annual meeting that saw Gary Van Voorhis elected TONE president, Peter Crawford Vice President, and Mike Musen as Secretary/Treasurer.  To the right are;  Peter Crawford, TONE V/P, Gary Van Voorhis, newly elected President, David Cochran, Bristol Coordinator, and Alan Benet, immediate Past President.
The final event was a wonderful Boston mini arranged by Leo Corsetti.  Members docked at the Constitution Marina in the heart of Boston Harbor with the USS Constitution not far in one direction and the famed Boston North End in the other.
Attendees walked across the Charles River Bridge to Filippos Ristorante for an incredible Italian family style feast.  Here we see event coordinator Leo Corsetti at the far side of the table, while Dick Usen makes a point to TONE Past-President Alan Benet just visible next to Leo.
 TONE wants to express its most sincere appreciation to all the coordinators for these events.  Putting together one of these mini-gatherings is no mini-project.  The effort devoted to club and restaurant/caterer liaison is substantial and a smooth event is the outcome of lots of prior work.  Thanks guys and gals, we appreciate it!

The next big thing for TONE will be the 2016 Winter Dinner.  We'll start planning this fall and information will go out as soon as we have something to report.


Spring finally came, and we have the newsletter to go with it ...     Spring 2015 Nor'easter

Click on the colored link above to go straight to the newsletter.
Feature articles include: 
  • President's Message
  • Suddenly in Command - First Aid
  • Safety Corner - USCG Visual Distress signal requirements and checking our LPG systems
  • Tartan Tech - Alternators and Compass articles
  • 21st Century Navigation
  • Tim Jackett reminisces about Tartan designers and engineers
  • News from our other regional Tartan groups:  CBTSC and LETS
  • Tartans at Play
  • Galley Notes

TONE is thankful to our “Friends of TONE” for their kind and generous support. When considering a marine purchase we urge TONE members to consider our friends first. “Friends of TONE” include the following companies:

Tartan Yachts - 

New England Yacht Partners - 

Defender Industries - 

Hamilton Marine - 

Click on any of the sponsor logos to go to their web site in a new window.
East Coast Yacht Sales - 

Points East Magazine - 

Kingman Marine - 

Johnson Marine Hardware - 

North Sails - 

Evolution Sails -

Doyle Sails - 

 TONE's Mission: To provide forums for all Tartan owners to exchange information, enjoy boating and social events together,
 and create a sense of fellowship in order to enhance our ownership experiences.

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