Having trouble renewing your membership?
Our new year began on February 1. If you aren't sure of your status, be sure to log in. If you have not renewed for 2014, you will see a "Renew Now" link
in your Login panel. You can also use the "Renew" link in your Profile (upper right-hand corner). If you are still having problems, please email me by clicking here. Note: Some members have "joined" instead of logging in and renewing, so they are listed as two different members on the roster, so be sure to log in first.
Why should you renew (or join)? We -
- Have over two hundred 34 Classic owner/members,
- Offer open sharing of information and activities offered to members in seven countries,
- Have been named as Official One Design Class organization for Tartan Classics,
- Are linked to, and supported by all Tartan class groups (e.g. T37C; T40),
- Are actively supported by the new owners of Tartan Yachts,
- Provide an active forum that promotes communication between owners on a variety of topics, and
- Offer a website completely dedicated to owners of the T34 Classic sailboat.
"Blue Water Sailing" article
"TARTAN 34 •
There was a time, not so long ago, when boats in the mid-30-foot range were thought of as the “right” size, combining ease of handling with enough waterline to make quick passages. In 1967 the boatbuilding firm of Douglass & McLeod Plastics Corporation, makers of the Tartan line of sailboats, commissioned Olin Stephens to design what the company called a “high performance offshore cruising racing boat.” The company wanted a boat that would fill the marketing gap between their 27-footer (also designed by Stephens) and their Blackwatch 37, a Ted Hood design."
Read the rest of this article from the "Blue Water Sailing" magazine by clicking here. Although it was written in 2004, it is still an excellent description of how the Tartan 34 came about. (A link to the article is also provided in our Descriptive Articles section under the Resources menu option.)
New Technical Library
Thinking of replacing your refrigeration? Priming and painting your Tartan 34? Be sure to check out our Technical Library for articles on how our members have approached such tasks. And if you are working on a project, consider submitting an article yourself. Just Contact us to get the ball rolling.
New Listings in the Boat Yard
4/5/14: Check out what's for sale in our Boat Yard.
April Member Spotlight
This month's spotlight is on Peter Turner, of Crockett, California, USA. His boat is the Silverheels II, hull #281. He and his crew Carla Garbis and MacKenzie Turner sail in the San Francisco Bay area. Click here to see Peter's photo album.
Additional Member Data
When you next log in, could you please check your Profile for the "Additional Member Data?" These data include your hull number, boat name, how long you have been sailing, and your crew names. Perhaps you already filled this out, but it isn't current, or perhaps you weren't presented with these questions when you renewed (a little glitch that has now been fixed).
To check your information, log in, then click on "Profile" in the upper right-hand corner, then in the "Personal Info" section, click on "Additional Member Data."
Thanks for your help with this. - Jennie
What are Tartan 34 Classic Association Members up to Now?
Grace Holt has written a number of excellent articles for the "Spinsheet" Magazine. Read her latest here.