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Tartan 34 Classic Association
Dedicated to those who share the fine sailing qualities of this Olin Stephens-Designed Sailing Yacht

New Boat Yard Listings

We have even more listings in our Boat Yard section as of August 18. Check it out!

Sailors of the Chesapeake Plan September
Cruise to Solomons Island, Maryland

Making history for the second time, the Tartan 34 Classic Association is hosting a Cruise and Rendezvous to Solomons Island, Maryland on Friday through Sunday, September 19, 20 and 21, 2014. This cruise combines the Mid-Atlantic Regions of our Association, both North and South.

The dinner speaker on Saturday evening features special guest, Captain Tim Dull, USN Retired, who will make a presentation on “ Singlehandling Your Tartan”. He has extensive experience and is a very accomplished sailor.

Check the calendar here for details.

June 19-20 Lake Champlain Rendezvous - a Superior Weekend!

Be sure to read Joan Laundon's rendezvous report in the Regional News, and view a slide show of her photos  here.

From the Commodore: "All, I believe that we have just witnessed the finest Tartan Rendezvous this country has ever conducted. This rendezvous is certainly the finest example of a sailing cruise and rendezvous the Tartan 34 Classic Association has ever had. Looking over the fleet on beautiful Tartan 34s, I could not have felt more proud and honored to be a part of this great group of Americans and Canadians. The planning, organization, site selection, food and down to earth friendship was beyond words. Mary Ina and I will cherish the memory of your gracious hospitality. I could only wish that Celebration was there to relish such a wonderful time.

"Thank you all so very much. You are the greatest. The food was terrific and the friendship will certainly be forever."  - David and Mary Ina Bourdon

A Note from Commodore Bourdon

The Tartan 34 Classic Association, founded by George H. Colligan and Deane Holt, is made up of some 100 Tartan 34 Classic Sailboats primarily in 14 Regions in the United State, Canada and Europe. The Tartan 34 was designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman and Stephens Company and is built by Tartan Yachts. This boat is highly appreciated for her seaworthiness and ease of handling. Several Tartan 34 Classics have sailed around the world and across the Pacific and Atlantic and back. The current Commodore is David Bourdon and Vice Commodore is Richard Lariviere of Montreal, Canada. Mary Ina Bourdon is the current Treasurer of the Tartan 34 Classic Association. Deane Holt remains an active contributor to the Association as well as former Commodore, Web Administrator and true friend.


August Spotlight

Instead of a member spotlight this month, here are Michael Barker's photos at the Lake Champlain rendezvous. Michael sails the Wingdam (hull #432).

Stave Island July 2014