Many thanks, RYC Commodore Ornaith Keane for the continuous stream of fabulous photos of RYC races! A few follow, from last week’s
Wednesday night races. A sporty start for the AE28 fleet…. Congratulations to Ron and Pat Tostenson on Jewel, for keeping everyone at bay, with Ralf & Deb on Mil Besos hot on their heels….
Vaccines are happening….and with some thought and caution, we are seeing some reason for optimism. RYC beer can races continue to be fun and exciting…. as are the SSS and YRA races. Thanks for all who make this possible!
We are tying to keep up with the AE28 race schedule; both for the season championship standings and in order to find as many opportunities as possible to get out and enjoy a safe COVID activity. Here is the latest, as we know it.
As we navigate the Covid world, the various sailing organizations and clubs are doing the same…so we all need to be patient with, and thankful for, the ever-changing race and event schedules.
We have added the YRA double handed series to our calendar of race events…and have noted the YRA’s double handed Bay Expedition date change from 8/21/21 to 7/11/21.
Take a look at the revised race calendar, and feel free to be in touch with any changes you learn of. Stay healthy. Be kind. Sam
Many thanks to the various Bay Area groups who are able to put together safe, fun racing events in this COVID era…. SSS Three Bridge Fiasco, Berkeley Yacht Club Midwinters. The AE28 fleet is very appreciative!
From Fleet Captain, Chris Kramer:
The votes are in and have been tallied resulting in the final version of our revised class rules for 2021. Thank you for voting.
Please take a look at the revised class rules which incorporated the changes we voted upon.
Sunday Race 3, 1/10/21
Sunday was a light, but fun showing of AE28s for the BYC Midwinters race. Variable winds made it a fun afternoon of working through the shifts. Many thanks, Berkeley Yacht Club, for making this series possible, fun and safe during Covid.
I think it is safe to say that we all in Alerion Fleet 1 are happy to be into a new year. We are all hoping for good things ahead; let’s hope for and work for better, safer, healthier, happier. Onward!
Please stay tuned for good Alerion things as well. We should have an updated version of the bylaws and class rules by the end of February, 2021.
As a new fleet year comes around, we are trying to keep the AE28 Fleet One site updated and relevant. Please provide comments, suggestions and content.
In addition to the fantastic Tech Corner data the site contains, we will be adding information as we learn; trying to share and preserve information about these fine boats.
To that end, take a look at the ‘Technical Resources” section of the site and feel free to suggest other topics. Based on our recent fleet Zoom meeting, cockpit swamping and steps to avoid it seemed important and of interest….
Also, keep an eye on the Fleet’s Instagram account (#sfbayalerion) for photos….