If you enjoy racing your Alerion, there are many terrific eevents where you can enjoy the company of other Alerions! Here are two popular regattas on the East Coast.
Vineyard Cup Regatta, July 12-15
The Vineyard Haven Alerion Express 28 fleet (Vineyard Haven, MA) invites you to participate in the Vineyard Cup Regatta. This event is the principal fundraiser of Sail Martha’s Vineyard, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and perpetuating our Island’s maritime heritage, culture, skills and the sea that surrounds us. The Vineyard Cup attracts about 100 boats each year and an average of 10 Alerions including the seven 28s in our Vineyard Haven fleet. More information and registration here.
The 49th Round Gardiner’s Island Race, Aug. 25th.
The Devon YC Alerion Express 28 Fleet (Amagansett, NY) invites you to enter the Round Gardiner’s Island Race. On Friday, Aug 24th at 5:30pm there is a skipper’s meeting and cocktail party, and racing begins at 10:05 on Saturday. The event is sponsored by Gosling’s and there is a BBQ and awards after the race for all participants. The race is about 24 miles around Gardiner’s Island and ends in front of the club. There should be 10 or more Alerion 28 racing, and they will be scored in both Cruising Canvas and A28 one design. Larger Alerions need a PHRF-ELI certificate to race. Registration and Notice of Race can be found here.