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The Catboat Association's 56th Annual Meeting.

1/26/2018 to 1/28/2018
When: Friday, January 26, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa
625 North Rd
Groton, Connecticut  06340
United States
Contact: John Greene

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CBA 56th Annual Meeting Agenda


Friday, January 26th

10:00am to 4:00pm          Mystic Seaport – Experience the entire Seaport with group rates.

3:00pm to 4:00pm            Mystic Seaport – Shipyard visit including Mayflower II (meet at South Entrance).

6:00pm to 8:00pm            Welcoming Reception & Members’ Slide Show; Nibbles and Cash Bar

8:00pm to Whenever        Free to explore local restaurants (the hotel can provide a list of local places)


Saturday, January 27th

8:30am                                 Registration


8:30am to 5:00pm            All Catboat Vendor and Member Boat & Resource Show

Come enjoy a terrific Boat & Resource Show and encourage all members to exhibit.  Please download the registration form at: and follow sign up instructions.  All exhibitors must register directly with Anne Smith, Exhibit Coordinator.  If you have questions or wish to have a form mailed to you, please contact her directly at or 617-308-6628.


8:30am to 11:30am          Sideshows Located here and there in the main corridors

& 3:30pm to 5:00pm       CBA Experts of all stripes stand ready to advise on a number of topics.  

Book Signings (Publications Table)

Race/Rendezvous Scheduling

Use of the Marriott's swimming pool; Great for kids of all ages.... And more!

Special discount at the Red Door Spa for Catboaters (All Weekend)


8:45am to 10:00am          Catboating for Beginners (Salon F)

The Peterson Brothers will demonstrate the basic elements of sailing a catboat.  This workshop is geared to those who are truly new to catboating and wish to learn the ropes.


8:45am to 10:00am          AIS with Frank Cassidy - Past CBA President (Salon E)


10:15am to 11:30am        Catboating with Kids  - John Conway (Salon F)

10:15am to 11:30am        Buying a Used Catboat  - Ned Hitchcock and Terry Gips (Salon E)


Noon                                Annual Meeting Lunch and Business Session

1:30pm to 2:30pm           Feature Presentation - The Story of Sea Rover


3:15pm to 4:30pm            Diesel Engine Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Care (Salon F)


3:15pm to 4:30pm            Design Elements and Construction of Gaff Rigged Sails,

                                          Marc Daniels, Squeteague Sailmakers (Salon E)


5:30pm to 7:00pm            Sociability Event (More Nibbles and Cash Bar)


Sunday, January 28th


8:30am to 10:00am               Mayflower II - Dylan Perry of Plymouth Plantation

                                           Discussion of the work being completed by Mystic Seaport on Mayflower II


                                           (Donuts and coffee served)




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