About TONE: TONE was started in 1996 by a group of New England based Tartan sailors to provide a means of communication, sailing participation and a sense of community among owners of Tartan yachts. TONE is also host to the Tartan Owners Web Site. Since our inception, we have grown rapidly, today with 100 active members and over 600 Tartan owners and fans contributing to the TONE Yahoo Group web site.
The first gathering of TONE members took place in March 1996 at a Tartan Open House sponsored by Hellier Yacht Sales in New London, CT. This was followed in June of 1996 by a very successful Tartan Owners Rendezvous held in New London at which twenty-six Tartan captains and crews enjoyed meeting and making new friends, a great cocktail party and dinner, followed by dancing, and raffle prizes.
In addition to scheduling and coordinating sailing events and activities, TONE also publishes four newsletters ("TONE NEWS") each year. The current and all subsequent TONE NEWS releases will be available for download on this web site.
Where we Sail
- Our Members:
Our membership has grown to over 100 active members. There are many others who have registered on the TONE website, but have not as yet paid the dues fee. We are happy to have both types of interest. Owners of all sizes of Tartans have joined, from the Tartan 27' to the Tartan 53'.
Members are located in each of the New England states, as well as VA, MD, CA, FL, TX, NC, OH, MN, TN and KS. With the introduction of the website, communication expanded to many other Tartan owners, helping to meet one of the principal purposes of the association.
In addition to the first Rendezvous in 1996, TONE hosted a Rendezvous in 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 and plans to do so every other year. Tartan Yachts does not run Rendezvous events, but provides substantial support to the TONE events, which we greatly appreciate. On the off years we sponsor a cruise to Maine.
- TONE Activities:
7 Great Reasons to become a TONE Member!
- TONE schedules a major Cruise or Rendezvous on an alternating basis each year along with other, less formal activities. Various activities that have been held in the past, and are either scheduled or in planning for the future include:
What When and Where Rendezvous TONE hosts a major rendezvous every other year. In 2007 TONE members met at Kingmans Marina in Cataumet, Cape Cod. In July, 2009 a great rendezvous was held at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. Raft-Ups Weekend raft-ups are held on an informal basis each year. Dinner Parties Dinner parties have been held in conjunction with the Fall and Winter boat shows. Summer Cruises Two and three week cruises to Maine have also been held with the most recent being a cruise in 2008. Plans are being made right now for the 2010 cruise. The float plan will be posted soon, Newsletter TONE NEWS is published quarterly and is found here on the site. Website The TONE website is maintained and updated to meet the interests of the group. Merchandise TONE Burgee, TONE Hats (Soon - shirts and fleeces!)
- Organizing Committee:
- To further its aims in support of Tartan owners, TONE incorporated in 2008 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Offiers were elected and a Board of Directors established.:
Function Member Boat President Sam Swoyer Tartan 4100 Vice President Skip King Tartan 30 Treasurer Mike Musen Tartan 3700 Membership Peter Crawford Tartan 33R Activities Alan Benet
Website Gary Van Voorhis Tartan 37C
How to Join
- Joining TONE:
- To join the TONE clan or purchase TONE caps and burgees simply fill out our 2010 Membership/Dinner Form and mail it and your payment to:
- Mr. Mike Musen
147 Hancock St.
Auburndale, MA 02466