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Web site updates….

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….

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Do you have an Alerion Express 28 you may want to sell?

Meet Mike Quinn. Mike hopes to buy an AE28 to race on San Francisco Bay with his daughter. They are in the photo below after sailing in the Richmond Yacht Club mid winters. If you might be interested in selling your Alerion or know of a boat that may be or become available, please let him know! Let’s help grow this active fleet and promote young sailors!

SFMichaelQuinn@gmail.com

415-846-2110

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Beer Can Races are back on San Francisco Bay!

It’s fantastic to be racing again, with proper safety precautions. Richmond Yacht Club has been enjoying strong Wednesday night turnouts for the past few weeks, including five Alerion Express 28s racing last night. The fleet is growing!

A fantastic photo, below, by RYC’s own, Ornaith Keane

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Great Latitude 38 coverage of the RYC Beer Can Racing series, and the Alerion Express 28 fleet!

Tom Burden wrote a great story in Latitude 38, (July 1, 2020) covering the Richmond Yacht Club’s Wednesday Night Beer Can Races…. and featured Chris Sullivan’s excellent drone footage…check it out!

https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/birds-eye-view-beer-can-racing/

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Fleet update in the time of Corona….and another (!) AE28 wanted on the San Francisco Bay….

Dear Fellow Alerion 28 Sailors,

I hope you and your families are all well.  I have nothing new to report nor will I endeavor to guess when racing will return to SF Bay.  I will leave those sorts of announcements to official sources.  The Alerion 28 is a great boat – even better when you consider its prowess for shorthanded sailing.  Denise and I have seen many of you out enjoying your boats on the Bay over the past few weeks.  We hope to see more of you out sailing when the is time right – whenever that is…

Once there is a clear path to some sort of organized racing, I will reach back to our fleet to reestablish an event calendar for the remainder of the season.  I think the theme of keeping it simple and getting more boats out sailing will resonate even more strongly than before.

Stay well!

Best,

Chris

PS – BOAT WANTED:  Bruce Munro (on copy) is looking for an Alerion 28.  Let’s try to help Bruce locate a local boat.  Please contact him directly at blmunro@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in selling your boat. Thank you.

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Mystery AE28 on SF Bay

Patricia, a beautiful AE 28 was recently spotted on San Francisco Bay. The SF Bay fleet would love to know who she belongs to and where she is berthed. Any ideas? Let us know at FleetCaptain@sfbayalerion.com.

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Yanmar single cylinder problems?

Steve Chamberlin was experiencing overheating and related problems with his one cylinder Yanmar. Rather than fight the limited engine access below decks to service the engine, he took a more complete approach to the problem:

From Steve: The long term problem with the single cylinder Yanmar is salt build up between the head and block.  The head cannot be removed in the boat because of clearance problems.  Bill Ingle (Bill’s Marine Service) replaced my engine with a completely rebuilt unit, $4,500, 4 hours.

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Another interested AE28 buyer in the SF Bay area.

In addition to Ted (who’s contact information I posted last week) another experienced Bay Area sailor, John A., is interested in finding a local boat. If you are considering selling yours or know of another boat which may be available and not currently on the market, please be in touch with Ted at i14sailor@gmail.com and John at john.arnold@gmail.com -Thanks!

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Great AE28 photos from Rich Baker

Rich Baker, former owner of AE28 ‘Lizbeth’ here on San Francisco Bay recently provided a treasure trove of great AE28 photos. I have them in a Dropbox folder now in order to make them available to anyone who has interest…. Take a look at the link, below. Thanks, Rich!

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rp2yeminlnx610p/AABCoCKB4F6Vz2Wn_1FHrfGca?dl=0

-Sam

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Considering parting with your Alerion Express 28?

I know….who would ever part with their AE28?! But in the event you are considering making a change, please be in touch with Ted. He is an experienced SF Bay sailor who is contemplating purchasing a 28 to race and daysail. He asked that we put a notice on the site with his contact information. His email address is i14sailor@gmail.com

Thanks!