Come to the 2019 TONE Winter Dinner!
The 2019 TONE Winter Dinner has been booked for Saturday, February 16, 2019. The dinner will take place at the Winthrop Yacht Club in Winthrop, MA (just across the harbor from Boston.)
The catered buffet dinner will start at 6:00 PM with hors d'oeuvres and a cash open bar and will continue until 10:00 PM. We are planning to have noted worldwide adventure sailor Brian Hancock as our after dinner speaker.
Wonder who Brian is? Click here: About Brian Hancock
We have blocked some rooms at the local hotel - Winthrop Inn & Suites. You can call them to reserve a room (mention that you are attending the TONE dinner) or visit their website:
Winthrop Beach Inn and Suites
312 Shirley St.
617 539 3120
Winthrop Inn & Suites Webpage
Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderful annual event. You can sign up for the dinner here on the TONE website at this page: 2019 TONE WINTER DINNER - 2/16/2019
The TONE 2018 New England Cruise
The first official stop for this year's cruise was held on Sunday, July 29, 2018 in Boston: A group dinner at Filippo Ristorante in the famous North End. About 30 TONE members socialized, drank, and ate in the upstairs room at Filippo that looks out over the Charles River and the North End.
At Filippo's Chris Crighton from Squander fills in Gary Van Voorhis from Recess.
Familiar faces, and new ones: Jeff Stoehr from Ayacucho, a long running Maine adventurer, has a few laughs with Renee Wainwright off new Maine cruiser Star Watch.
From Boston the fleet of various Tartans headed for Boothbay Harbor. Our first major social event in Maine was an open dinner at Mine Oyster with 22 cruisers enjoying each others' company and planning where to go next on the trip.
As always, the float plan for the cruise was really a set of port suggestions. Skippers and crews took real advantage of the many destinations available when you leave Boothbay Harbor. Boats found their way to Winter Harbor, Seal Bay, Maple Juice Cove, Tenant's Harbor, Belfast, Rockland, and Camden.
The final get together event was a dinner at the Rhumbline Restaurant on the dock at Lyman Morse in Camden. This port had a two day planned stay, with the dinner coming on the evening of the second day. We gathered at picnic tables under umbrellas on the dock and enjoyed a warm and sunny evening meal.
After Camden the fleet went its own way. Some skippers were planning to stay in Maine and head further up the coast to Mt. Desert Island and beyond. Some folks headed back home by harbor hopping back south, and a couple of intrepid boats went to Port Clyde and then headed out across the Gulf of Maine to the Cape Cod Canal and beyond.
It was a great trip for those who took the ride. We at TONE really hope that we have opened a great new northern cruising ground to some folks who hadn't ventured this far before.