Summer 2017 Nor'easter
The Summer edition of our newsletter is available on the site.
This issue highlights our upcoming Summer Rendezvous at Kingman Yacht Center as well as numerous articles related to our boats and our sailing community. In this issue:
- President's Letter
- Suddenly-in-command - Murphy's Law
- Coast Guard Notes
- Tartan Musings
- Boat Handling
- Oil Tech
- Ultrasonic Antifouling
- New Connecticut Tartan Dealership
- Galley Notes
An issue worth reading!
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Summer 2017 Nor'easter
The TONE team has planned our upcoming Summer Rendezvous 2017 and it's looking very good. This year's rendezvous will take place August 4, 5, & 6 at Kingman Yacht Center, Red Brook Harbor, Cataumet, MA.
We have a great set of activities scheduled during the rendezvous that we hope will whet the sailing appetites of all those coming: Friday night, August 4, we plan a cocktail and camaraderie hour (or two) with a cash bar which will be followed by a wonderful dinner.
After the dinner we'll be privileged to hear from Ron Weiss co-author, with Peter Willcox, of the book "Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet." The book tells the story of Greenpeace's ship Rainbow Warrior which famously sailed across the world's oceans and into environmental history. They've been shot at, arrested, praised and reviled, but never flinched from pursuing the ideal of environment protection. Ron will have lots to tell us about their history.
Saturday morning will start with a full buffet breakfast and then we plan a number of smaller seminars on different topics that would appeal to the interests of all the members and their crews. There will be two pre-lunch sessions for those who want to learn some new skills or pick up timely information. Currently on the bill are sessions on living aboard your Tartan, provisioning for longer cruises, what it's like to race to Bermuda, and more.
Saturday evening will feature the all important adult beverage hour and then a yummy dinner. Post dinner we'll do a brief catch up with Tim Jackett on what's going on at Tartan and then the keynote speaker, Ken McKinley. Ken founded and operates Locus Weather, a private weather forecasting service which serves both businesses and marine clients. Ken has been the weather forecaster for numerous racing teams and individuals who were going offshore and needed critical weather information. He'll help us understand what weather forecasting can do, and what it can't.
Sunday, the last day of the rendezvous, will feature the traditional continental breakfast and skippers' meetings where those who are journeying on together can get ready for their cast off. We'll have a very brief session where we hold the TONE officer and Board elections for the coming year.
For the deep planners among you, if you are headed through the Cape Cod Canal towards Boston, the current turns east at the Railroad Bridge at 3:48 P.M on Sunday afternoon and at 4:12 A.M. on Monday morning. For those interested in Edgartown and the Islands, the Wood's Hole current is max flood towards Vineyard Sound at 8:10 A.M. and goes slack at 10:45 A.M. The distance from Red Brook Harbor to the entrance to Wood's Hole is just a hair over ten nautical miles.
We have created a registration page here on the site for event registration:
2017 Summer Rendezvous - 8/4/2017
Mark your summer calendars and sign up now! We're getting good turnout and, quite frankly, the more people we have signed up the more we can plan for at the event itself. It is our hope that this rendezvous, our first "big show" since 2013, will be worth your interest and attendance. We want to make this the best event ever.
The TONE Winter Dinner
The TONE Winter Dinner: Saturday, March 11, 2017.
We had such a good response for last year's event at the Inn at Mystic that we went back. Once again TONE gathered at the Haley Mansion overlooking the Mystic River for a wonderful evening of catching up and fellowship.
This year's event featured a cocktail hour (two actually - TONE members like to talk!) followed by a wonderful buffet dinner and dessert.
Since the evening of March 11 was blustery and very cold, the dinner was moved from the connected tent into the mansion proper. We decided that it would just be too windy and chill to keep everyone comfortable in the tent we used last year. The living room with its cozy fireplace was turned into a very intimate dining room for the roughly fifty members who attended the event.
After the cocktail time the assembled crew filled their plates from a scrumptious buffet and sat down to enjoy the feast.
To the left, clockwise, members Larry Jones, Carol Larson (back to camera), John Allen, Robert Johnson, Tricia Johnson, Dick Jerauld, and Tom Mikan enjoy dinner.
Down to the right, the Women of TONE: Myra Waine, Mary Grace La Rocca, Joyce Stoehr, Fernanda La Rocca, and Judy Allen enjoy drinks in front of the fireplace.
As has been the case in all the past Winter Dinners everyone who came had a marvelous time and managed to squeeze a fun sailing (related) event out of the very much non-sailing existing weather. Much of the talk around the fireplace centered on where people were planning to cruise this summer and what projects they had in mind to improve their Tartans.
The TONE 2017 Summer Rendezvous was announced at the event and a show of hands showed plenty of interest among those at the Winter Dinner in attending the next big TONE thing.
Nor'easter Newsletter Available Now
The 2017 edition of Nor'easter, the TONE newsletter, is available for download here on the site. It's chock full of interesting articles to keep you occupied during the chilly winter non-sailing months.
Click here to download the Winter 2017 Issue: Winter 2017 Nor'easter