The Ariel Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the Carl Alberg Designed 26 foot Pearson Ariel and Commander sloops.
Association volunteers maintain a roster of yachts and provide a clearing house for maintenance and hardware information. They also provide experienced-based information on tuning and trimming for performance, and on how to have a comfortable sail.
Membership in the Ariel Association is open to all owners, crew and other interested persons. Locally there is an Annual Membership Meeting, held in the late fall/early Winter. There is also a two day Spring tune-up and maintenance session, one or two Summer cruise activities, and occasional social gatherings.
Membership in the Ariel Association qualifies Northern California owners to participate in one-design class racing under the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay. There are ten or more races during the Summer season and starting any five or six qualifies your boat.
The Ariel Association publishes an owners manual and maintenance guide. A newsletter is published three to four times a year, and there is an annual roster of all yachts and their owners. Full members also receive a copy of the Association By-Laws.
The Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association is open to all owners of Alberg 30s. Yes, you do have to own one to join. You do not have to live or sail in the Chesapeake Bay area, however. Our membership stretches around the coast from Maine to Texas, along the shores of the Great Lakes, on the West Coast from California to British Columbia, a boat in the Virgin Islands and even a few landlocked in the middle of the continent. The current membership also includes a couple residents of England and one in Moscow, though their Alberg 30s are not located overseas.
This is the communication venue for the Alberg Design Fleet of San Francisco (formerly Triton One-Design Fleet of San Francisco). We are Northern California owners, crew and fans of the graceful, classic Carl Alberg-designed sailboats, such as Pearson Tritons, Ariels, Commanders, Ensigns, Cape Dorys, Alberg 30s, 35s, 37s and many others.
We get together at least once a month for a SF Bay destination sail, to tell stories or learn how to improve our sailing skills, or maintain and upgrade our vintage sailboats.
The National Triton Association was estabished in 1966 by the Triton Association of Long Island Sound.
PURPOSE: to promote and maintain the Triton Class as an excellent cruising and racing boat throughout the United States by:
- Keeping a current list of Triton owners, National officers and Board members, and Local Active Fleet Offices.
- Communicating with Triton owners through the National Newsletter, THE TRUMPET in matters such as boat maintenance and care, improvement ideas, sailing experiences, local and national activities,
- Racing and cruising information. Sponsoring a Triton Regatta with the Local Active Fleet.
- Encouraging local and regional racing, safe and enjoyable cruising, and fellowship among Triton owners.