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2106 Summer Cruise . . .
Get Ready!
 
The float plan for the TONE 2016 Summer Cruise is complete and plans are being made for meet-ups and dinners along the way.
Look below to see the days, dates, and ports we have planned for this July and mark your calendars accordingly.  We are planning prix fixe dinners at three ports during the cruise:  New Bedford, Mattapoisett, and Boston.  The Mattapoisett dinner, to be held at the Inn on Shipyard Park, is already reserved with the event available for registration here on the TONE site.  We have restaurants in mind for the other two dinners and will create events on the website as soon as details are confirmed.
 

Day

Date

Harbor

 

Sat

7/16/2016

transit

Sun

7/17/2016

transit

Mon

7/18/2016

New Bedford

Moorings/Slips: Pope Island Marina

Tues

7/19/2016

New Bedford

Dinner: TBD

Wed

7/20/2016

Edgartown

Moorings: Harbormaster

Thu

7/21/2016

Edgartown

Possible cocktails hors d'oeuvres TBD

Fri

7/22/2016

Vineyard Haven

Moorings: Harbormaster

Sat

7/23/2016

Free Day

Sun

7/24/2016

Mattapoisett

Dinner: Inn at Shipyard Park

Mon

7/25/2016

Red Brook

Slips/Moorings: Kingman Yacht Center

Tues

7/26/2016

Scituate

Moorings: EZ Rider

Wed

7/27/2016

Boston

Dinner: TBD

Thu

7/28/2016

Boston

Slips: Constitution Marina

 
As in the past, skippers and crews can join the cruise and jump off as their time and interest permit.  TONE won't be reserving blocks of moorings or slips so each boat will have to make its own arrangements.  We are going to approach Constitution Marina to see if they will extend the same discount for 10 boats as they did last year.
 
Those of you familiar with the old "odd year rendezvous / even year Maine Cruise" system might be surprised to see this plan.  It looked like the the number of boats committed to going to Maine in 2016 was extremely small so we came up with a more southern plan this year.  Last year's turnout in Bristol and Boston was so good that we thought that folks might like the opportunity to sail in the Buzzards Bay, Islands, and Boston area again.
 
We will be communicating with members to see if there are boats that want to continue to Maine after the cruise ends in Boston.  TONE will certainly facilitate getting people in touch to set up their own coordinated plans.
 
We'll be posting more information as we finalize the restaurants and any marina details.  But we wanted the membership to be aware of what we were planning and give people time to put the cruise into their summer calendars.
 
We have confirmed dinners at both New Bedford and Mattapoisett.  We would encourage you to click through to the registration page and sign up for either or both of these dinners.  One of our challenges is knowing how many people to plan for so these registrations let us better serve the needs of everyone who is planning to come on the cruise.  Thanks!
 
New Bedford - Tuesday, July 19th at the Waterfront Grille right on New Bedford harbor:  Waterfront Grille - New Bedford 7/19/16
 
Mattapoisett -  Sunday, July 24th at the Inn on Harbor Park overlooking Mattapoisett Harbor:  Inn on Harbor Park - Mattapoisett 7/24/16
 
Winter / Spring 2016 Nor'easter Available
 
The Winter / Spring 2016 Nor'easter Newsletter is available for download now on the site.
 
It features the President's Letter, two safety articles, an invitation for TONE members to participate in the Off Soundings 2016 Races, two Tartan Tech maintenance articles, musings from Tim Jackett, how a Tartan owner became a C&C owner and still stayed in the Clan, and more.
 
This issue marks the beginning of TONE's 20th anniversary year and gives readers the first information on this year's summer cruise, as well great technical articles to use as we ready for the 2016 sailing season.  It's another issue to read and then file away for reference later!
 
 
 
 

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 and create a sense of fellowship in order to enhance our ownership experiences.

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