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Rendezvous, Revel, Repeat!


My container of shampoo says "Lather, rinse, repeat." It's a great way to sell twice the shampoo than would otherwise be the case, but it's also great metaphor for this summer's TONE mini-gathering schedule.

When we surveyed members about their interest in our traditional (and often distant) marquee location rendezvous they told us: "We don't sail like that any more; schedule and family pressures tend to keep us closer to home."  We listened and created a summer's worth of mini-gatherings with less fuss and formality.
Each of these events focuses on a Saturday/Sunday (but you can arrive Friday if you'd like!) and features a Saturday night member dinner.  Some events also include Saturday lunches and the occasional special speaker or highlight.  Most of all, these mini-gatherings are spread out across TONE's Northeast member territory to allow participation close by your home port.

So here's what we've planned:

June 19 - 21 Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

This event features a Friday cocktail hour and Saturday
night dinner at the Atlantic Highlands club.

View details and register for this event:  Atlantic Highlands Mini-Gathering - 6/19/2015
June 26 - 28 Stamford Yacht Club, Stamford, CT
This event features a Saturday evening member dinner
and a Sunday breakfast, both at the SYC.

View details and register for this event:  Stamford Mini-Gathering - 6/26/2015

July 10 - 12 Shelter Island Yacht Club, Dering Harbor, Shelter Is., NY
This event features a member dinner on Saturday
evening at the historic and beautiful SIYC.

View details and register for this event:  Shelter Island Mini-Gathering - 7/10/2015

July 17 - 19 Bristol Yacht Club, Bristol, RI
This event features a Saturday evening beer and wine
social (beats ice cream for sailors!) sponsored by Tartan dealer
New England Yacht Partners, dinner in the club, and a guest speaker.
A Sunday morning continental breakfast is planned (also sponsored
by New England Yacht Partners) as well as the TONE annual meeting
and election of officers.

If conditions permit, we plan a race down the bay to put a real exclamation
mark ending on this event.

View details and register for this event:  Bristol Rhode Island Mini-Gathering - 7/17/2015

July 24 - 26 Constitution Marina, Boston, MA
This event features a member dinner at Filippo's Italian Restaurant
in the famous Boston North End.

View details and register for this event:  Boston Mini-Gathering (Constitution Marina) - 7/25/2015
So there you go - a full slate of terrific destinations for any Tartan sailor with wonderful social opportunities at each stop.  And if you hadn't noticed, any crew that plans to head to Maine in late July could follow these events from west to east and be in a great position to head north from Boston.
Although no formal TONE cruise has been planned for this year, some members will be continuing on to Maine from Boston and would gladly offer moral support and advice to newcomers who might want to make the trip.

It's here!  It's finally Spring, 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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