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Dave Worfel caught this image of Bob and Carroll Lutz sailing Sealect on Lake Michigan near White Lake, Michigan. Sealect is a 1971 Tartan 34 Classic they purchased as a brand new boat, but she's certainly become a good old boat while in the ongoing care of her original owners.
Credits: Cover image and text compliments of Dave Worfel and Good Old Boat Magazine, January/February 2016 edition
(Click on the photo to see a larger image of this beautiful boat.)
Only five hundred and twenty six Tartan 34 Classics were built, all between 1967 and 1978. Beautiful and seaworthy, most are still in active use on the water as racers and as cruisers.
When you join our organization you become part of an active community dedicated to this graceful boat. Our members hail from around the world!
August 15 2015 - Lake Champlain Regional Rendezvous
The Lake Champlain region repeats a successful Rendezvous on Stave Island in Lake Champlain. Please visit the T34C Regional News page for Joan Laundon's report.
Chesapeake Bay Region rendezvous in Solomon’s Island, Maryland
Regional Captain Tim Dull filed this report while embarked on
his annual solo cruise of the Bay
Friday 25 September, Spring Cove Marina
Well, today we'll see who else makes it down here through the winds and waves on the Bay. Keenan Jones and Eric in Temujin tied up at the Tiki Bar docks last evening so I know they made it. I expect them into Spring Cove later today. I heard from Dave Watson on Priority and Mark McIver on Tamarind that they were both on their way down the Bay this morning and I hope to see them here this afternoon. It has been partially cloudy here instead of rainy, and a bit warmer than predicted but we will take it. David and Mary Ina Bourdon just drove in early this afternoon, having left their boat at Tides Inn on the Rappahannock due to high winds on the lower Bay. Well, there are high winds on the upper Bay too, but running with the Bay chop and seas is way easier than motor-sailing into it for hours on end.
Click here to read the rest of Captain Tim's colorful report.
TCA34 ATTENDS TONE RENDEZVOUS
Would you believe what a great sight it is to see a Bay full to 15 – 20 Tartans assembled at a Tartan Owners Rendezvous. I had that pleasure. TONE held a terrific rendezvous at the Bristol, Rhode Island Yacht Club on July 18, 2015. Read the rest of David Bourdon's report here.
Members - show us your photos!
Other members would love to see photos of your Tartan 34 and crew. If you don't know how, or can't remember how to create a photo album, click on this link: Gallery Photo Upload Instructions.
Featured Boat Slideshow - "Jack Tar"
T34C Technical Library
Thinking of replacing your refrigeration? Priming and painting your Tartan 34? Be sure to check out our Tartan 34 Technical Library which contains documents for refrigeration, anchoring, electronics, and a host of other categories.
Have you documented a Tartan 34 project and want to share what you learned with other TCA34 devotees? Contact the Webmaster and we'll get it posted.
Order your own T34C specific Boat Card that you can exchange with fellow sailors. Both a Word or PDF version is available. Simply choose your printer and printing options.
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Member Project: Spring Surprise
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Member Spotlight - Captain John Allen
Click here to view a photo album which includes a nuclear submarine!
Captain John Allen is one of a very few members who has gained the “duet” titles, by years of steering the sweet Tartan 34C. IRIS #200 and by gaining the coveted golden dolphins as captain of the nuclear submarine, USS SILVERSIDES (SSN-569). I haven’t seen the Silversides, but IRIS is one of a very few Tartan 34s that I truly envy! (I might add Sin Sal, Rubicon and Celebration to that group). John has arrived at a point well known to those of us over…60 (?); he is finding IRIS a bit too demanding of those precious retired hours. After many years cruising the NE waters with Judy, they are moving to a smaller (newer) day sailor .. another design I have always admired, an Alerion 28. We join our T.O.N.E. friends in wishing John and Judy many more years of sailing together. - by Deane Holt (Aries #524)