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Help define and refine the AE28 ‘One Design’

Posted on October 11, 2019

Peter Johnstone, owner of Alerion Yachts, is working on the AE28 one design configuration. To that end, he drafted the following email which asked for input from AE28 sailors. Please read the email and help if you can. Apologies that some formatting didn’t carry through from the original email. October 7, 2019 To the core of the Alerion 28 Fleet & Class activity:First, please update this email list with any new contacts that should be included in an Alerion 28 Class business.We’ve learned a lot since purchasing the Alerion brand in late 2017. The Alerion 20, 30 and 33 are selling nicely and with clear positioning. The Alerion 28 benefits from recent engineering improvements and engineering, but it feels positioned as too top end.…

Know of a nice AE28 for sale? Chris is interested in being a part of the San Francisco Fleet!

Posted on September 20, 2019

I was approached by Chris K., an experience sailor (and racer) recently. He would be interested in knowing about any nice AE28s for sale or possibly for sale. There are, of course, good online resources such as YachtTrader.com, but it also seems wise to put the word out in the fleet in case anyone has any helpful information, particularly on west coast boats. If so, please contact Chris at 203-837-7792 or cfkramer6@gmail.com. Thanks! -Sam

Updates welcome! AE28 ‘Minna’ for sale, August 31, 2019 is next RYC race with Lobster at the finish

Posted on August 15, 2019

UPDATES WELCOME! Bay Area Alerion news continues to trickle in. I was recently put in contact with Patti Walters and Len Ortolano, who purchased ‘Two Block Fox’ two years ago and renamed her ‘Encore,’ now berthed in Redwood City, CA. I am updating the roster and site accordingly. AE28 ‘MINNA’ FOR SALE Also, I learned Barney Barnett has decided to sell ‘Minna,’ AE28 #254, located in Belvedere, CA. Here is information he provided: Hello fellow Alerion Sailors, last year I got side-swiped by an SUV while riding my hand cycle in San Anselmo. The accident really screwed up my right shoulder so I went from using crutches to a wheelchair. The use of our boat has taken a serious hit so we have decided with…

Alerion racing, 2019 season

Posted on April 21, 2019

Hi Folks,Just wanted to send out a reminder that our summer racing series is just around the corner.  As I had previously mentioned, we will be doing the Richmond Yacht Club intraclub series which consists of 4 race days with I believe only one race per day.  Please note that the original race #1 date of May 4th has been changed to May 18th.  Also, we had discussed doing the Moseley  Regatta which is a 3 race day at Tiburon Yacht club on aug 3rd, but they have decided to cancel the regatta so that’s out.  I looked for something else in the 2019 sailing calendar, but didn’t really see anything around that time that looks like a good fit for us.  If anyone…