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Summer Nor'Easter 2014 Available Now!



The summer 2014 edition of the TONE newsletter is available right now by clicking on either the link below, or the link in the lower right corner of the home page.

This issue is focused on our summer cruising (especially the New England Cruise) and starts with a great President's Letter talking about some of our destinations, moves on with Places We Sail as we head for Maine, and then covers our usual Tartan related topics.

Click here to jump to the latest issue:  Summer 2014 Nor'Easter
July 31 marks the date of the first formal gathering for this year's TONE New England Cruise.  Members heading north from west and south of the Cape Cod Canal will meet up in Padanaram Harbor (So. Dartmouth, MA) to enjoy the hospitality of the New Bedford Yacht Club.
The full schedule has been approved by the planning committee and is listed below.  
We have planned optional dinners for the group in Padanaram (MA), Manchester (MA), Camden (ME), and Castine (ME).  Each of these will be a separate sub-event that members can choose to attend or not at their discretion. 
The Port of Call list is shown below.
We're signed up and getting ready for this year's New England Cruise

July 15 was the last day to sign up for this year's cruise so the planning team knows who's going and is getting the final preparations completed.
This year's cruise focuses on the joy of getting there, versus putting a big port-of-call number on the cruising score card.  Multi-day layovers have been built into the schedule so that sailors who want to stop and smell the roses (or the boiled lobster) have plenty of time to do that.
As always, folks who want to mush on to different harbors will be free to jump on and off the cruise at will.  The schedule lets everybody know where the major meet-ups are, so skippers can plan to wander the waters as the mood suits them.
The New England Cruise will originate in Padanaram Harbor (South Dartmouth, MA) and have the final all hands event at Castine, Maine.  The cruise will begin July 31 and take place over the first two weeks of August, 2014.
We have a page that contains all the details for the cruise.  If you have signed up reviewing (and printing!) this information would be a must.
Click here to see full cruise details:
Here's the schedule for the upcoming New England Cruise Port by Port:
(Starred dates indicate a group dinner site/date.)

Date Ports of call

Su 7/27/2014 home
Mo 7/28/2014 home
Tu 7/29/2014 home
W 7/30/2014 Block Island
Th 7/31/2014 * Padanaram
F 8/1/2014 Onset/Sandwich CCC floods E 7:15a to 1:45p
Sa 8/2/2014 Scituate
Su 8/3/2014 * Manchester
M 8/4/2014 Isles of Shoals
Tu 8/5/2014 "Portland, etc."
W 8/6/2014 Boothbay
Th 8/7/2014 Boothbay
F 8/8/2014 Tenants Harbor
Sa 8/9/2014 Camden
Su 8/10/2014 * Camden
M 8/11/2014 Pulpit Harbor
Tu 8/12/2014 Castine/Smith Cove
W 8/13/2014 * Castine/Smith Cove
Th 8/14/2014 Burnt Coat Harbor
F 8/15/2014 isle au Haut
Sa 8/16/2014 Rockland
Su 8/17/2014 Rockland
M 8/18/2014 Boothbay
Tu 8/19/2014 Portland
W 8/20/2014 Isles of Shoals
Th 8/21/2014 Newburyport
F 8/22/2014 Boston
Sa 8/23/2014 Boston
Su 8/24/2014 Scituate
M 8/25/2014 Sandwich
Tu 8/26/2014 Block Island or Newport
W 8/27/2014 home

TONE is thankful to our “Friends of TONE” for their kind and generous support of our Winter Gathering 2013. 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 - 

The Mystic Seaport 2014 Winter Dinner:
Outside at the Seaport and Inside at the Dinner

TONE Winter Dinner - Mystic Seaport

Get the Summer 2014 Newsletter Here!

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Feature articles include:

  • President's Letter
  • Personalized Land's End Yachtwear
  • Places We Sail:  2014 NE Cruise
  • TONE Membership Survey Results
  • Safety Corner - FIRE!
  • Tartan Tech - Rudders and Insurance
  • Tartan Factory News
  • Favorite Nautical Apps
  • Galley Notes
  • Tartans at Play

 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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