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About TONE

TONE was started in 1996 by a group of New England based Tartan sailors to provide a means of communication, sailing participation and a sense of community among owners of Tartan yachts.  TONE is also host to the Tartan Owners Web Site.  Since our inception, we have grown rapidly, today with over a 100 active members and over 600 Tartan owners and fans contributing to the TONE Yahoo Group web site.

 

The first gathering of TONE members took place in March 1996 at a Tartan Open House sponsored by Hellier Yacht Sales in New London, CT. This was followed in June of 1996 by a very successful Tartan Owners Rendezvous held in New London at which twenty-six Tartan captains and crews enjoyed meeting and making new friends, a great cocktail party and dinner, followed by dancing, and raffle prizes.

 

In addition to scheduling and coordinating sailing events and activities, TONE also publishes four newsletters ("Nor'Easter") each year. The current and all subsequent Nor'Easter releases will be available for download on this web site.


Where we Sail

Our membership has grown to over 100 active members. There are many others who have registered on the TONE website, but have not as yet paid the dues fee. We are happy to have both types of interest. Owners of all sizes of Tartans have joined, from the Tartan 27' to the Tartan 53'. 

 

Members are located in each of the New England states, as well as VA, MD, CA, FL, TX, NC, OH, MN, TN and KS. With the introduction of the website, communication expanded to many other Tartan owners, helping to meet one of the principal purposes of the association.

In addition to the first Rendezvous in 1996, TONE hosted a biennial Rendezvous since 1999, and plans to do so every other year. Tartan Yachts does not run Rendezvous events, but provides substantial support to the TONE events, which we greatly appreciate. On the off years we sponsor a New England cruise which terminates in Maine.


TONE Activities: 7 Great Reasons to become a TONE Member

TONE schedules a major Cruise or Rendezvous on an alternating basis each year along with other, less formal activities.  Various activities that have been held in the past, and are either scheduled or in planning for the future include:

What

When and Where

Rendezvous TONE hosts a major rendezvous every other year. In 2009 TONE members met at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island, returned to Kingman Yacht Center (Cape Cod) in 2011, and Essex Island Marina (CT) in 2013.
Regional Gatherings Regional gatherings are held periodically. Plans for 2014 are currently for Western Long Island Sound.
Dinner Parties Dinner parties have been held in conjunction with the Fall and Winter boat shows.
Summer Cruises Two and three week cruises to Maine have also been held with the most recent being a cruise in 2012. Plans are being made right now for the 2014 cruise in the New England area. The float plan is currently posted on the home page of the site.
Newsletter The TONE newsletter Nor'Easter is published quarterly and is found here on the site.
Website The TONE website is maintained and updated to meet the interests of the group.
Merchandise TONE Burgees and TONE Hats are sold directly through this site.  TONE has also established a yachtwear store through Land's End which is reached via the Boat Bazaar here on the site.



Leadership

To further its aims in support of Tartan owners, TONE incorporated in 2008 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Officers were elected and a Board of Directors established:

Function

Member

Boat

President Alan Benet Tartan 4100
Vice President Gary Van Voorhis Tartan 37
Treasurer Mike Musen Tartan 3700
Membership Lee Andrews Tartan 3800
Activities John Allen
Tartan 34C
Website John Harvey & Gary Van Voorhis
Tartan 37's
Tartan Owners Database  Peter Crawford Tartan 33-R




 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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