San Francisco Bay Alerion sailors, the racing is underway for the season and we have some updates to share: A revised racing/event schedule, revised class rules and a more complete and organized process for sail measurements and record keeping.
Good Morning Fleet 1,
Thank you to the 14 boats that all registered, showed up, started, and finished yesterday’s race. (Richmond Yacht Club Intraclub Race 2)
It was great to see everyone out there…including Axel, Kirk, Paul, Richard W. and more.
The day went as advertised with favorable currents, steady breezes, and a total start-to-finish time of just over 2 hours.
The windiest part of the day was actually before the start. Conditions steadily moderated throughout the race, ending with the classic “removal of layers” as boats sailed down into the Richmond Riviera.
Congrats to Team Z (“Zenaidi”) for another well-sailed race and #1 finish. Most importantly, congrats to everyone in the fleet for getting so many boats out for such a great day.
I loved seeing 14 Alerions sailing wing-on-wing as they converged at the RYC finish line. Very cool. Very pretty. The perfect advertisement for our boats and what we do.
Click here to register for our next event: YRA Double-Handed #4 on August 7.
We currently have 9 boats registered. It would be great to see 10+ boats show up on the line, which will be on the City Front.
RYC people…let’s commit to showing up for this event!
Lastly, see the ‘calendar’ tab, where you will see the updated schedule for the rest of the year. As I alluded to earlier, the weekends for the Clausen invitational and Joe Logan and switched / swapped.
May 9, 2022 update
Racing is back in full swing!
Kersey, Bill Clausen, Fred Paxton and Mike Quinn have put together a revised schedule which is now posted on the site under the ‘Calendar’ link.
A few boats have changed hands and the fleet continues to grow and stay active.
The photo below is from Saturday’s Richmond Yacht Club Intraclub Race 1, a few seconds after the Alerion Express 28 start…
Photo credit: Gail Yando
Many thanks to Mike, Bill, Fred and Kersey for putting this together. Come out and race one and all!
Onward and upward!
Fleet One had their annual meeting at the Richmond Yacht Club on November 17, 2021.
The meeting was well attended and it was great to see a number of smiling faces in person, and many more on Zoom. We are all crossing our fingers, hoping for good health in the coming year.
Congratulations to our new Officers who took the helm after the meeting. We are in very good hands for the coming year. There is reason for optimism around racing, cruising, social events and good Alerion-based company!
Fleet Captain, Mike Quinn
Fleet Measurer, Ron Tostenson
Treasurer/Secretary, John Arnold
Activity Chair, Pat Tostenson
Webmaster, Sam Turner
Executive Committee Member, Chris Kramer
At the meeting, the Fleet One Championship Race Series results for the 2020-2021 season were announced, allowing the top finishers to bask in glory for a brief moment.
1st Place: Zenaida (Fred Paxton)
2nd Place: Allegro non Troppo (Bill Claussen)
3rd Place: Resilience (Kersey Clausen)
4th Place: Jewel (Ron Tostenson)
RYC Beer Can Races….
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