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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2017 hoppe regatta wind up

    The weather for the 2017 edition of the Hoppe Memorial Regatta began with an overcast sky, but it was not long before the sun was out. The breeze, however, was a little fickle as it was coming from the northwest instead of the west at the starting line, but appeared to be mostly westerly nearer to...

    Started by Bill, 06-18-2017 01:47 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2017 marks the end of an era for the hoppe

    This edition of the Hoppe marked the end of an era. Solstice, Larry Rosenfeld’s cabin cruiser, has been sold and will no longer be the committee boat for the Hoppe. This ends a run that began in 2001. That’s sixteen years, in case you’re counting!. Larry, however, has agreed to remain a member...

    Started by Bill, 06-18-2017 01:59 PM
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    06-19-2017 07:29 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: GEOFF's A-228 UHURU DESTROYED

    I am writing on behalf of Geoff Fyldes, owner of the late Pearson Aerial yacht "Uhuru". Recently in our area of Australia we had cyclone Debbie and the consequence of this, was major flooding to 3 States in Australia. During the flood of the Fitzroy River, Uhuru sank along with 3 other...

    Started by Bill, 05-11-2017 10:16 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: ZOLTAN SAILS from CALIFORNIA to GREECE

    COMMANDER 266 IN MEDITERRANEAN “This boat may be a little small, but it’s incredibly strong – built in a time when sailboats were built to last.” -- zoltangyurko Yes, there is a Pearson Commander in a marina on a beautiful Geek Island in the Mediterranean, about four hours from Athens. It...

    Started by Bill, 10-22-2016 04:12 PM
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    12-09-2016 02:00 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: OCEAN CROSSINGS in A-C YACHTS

    Reprinting Zoltan’s tale of sailing from Southern California to the Mediterranean has motivated us to search the ACYA Newsletter archives for more articles on ocean voyages in A-C yachts. In the next thread, we begin with one of the “shorter” ocean voyages, Ventura California to Catalina Island....

    Started by Bill, 10-26-2016 02:54 PM
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    10-31-2016 08:36 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Trans-pacific sailing – ventura to catalina

    TRANS-PACIFIC SAILING – VENTURA TO CATALINA by Mike Geer, Ariel #271 MICHALLA (Reprinted from the Winter 1998 Ariel News Letter) The decision to go wasn't a hard one. After six trips to the local Channel Islands, specifically to Santa Cruz island, I was ready to broaden my horizons....

    Started by Bill, 10-26-2016 02:41 PM
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  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ariel entered in Single Handed Transpac Race

    Although sanity may set in at any time, I've entered Ad Astra (formerly "Jubilee") in the Transpac. With a rating of 258, she has the highest handicap of all the entrants thus far. The challenge is going to be getting there in 21 days. I plan to fly twin jibs and forego spinnakers entirely. ...

    Started by pbryant, 03-07-2016 11:09 AM
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    06-13-2016 08:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Lesson in life

    Over the years I have posted on this board some of my experiences sailing on different waters around the country. I am sure I have credited my mentor Ernie Rideout many times for all that he has taught me. Well Ernie has taught me one more lesson, but this time it is not about sailing but about...

    Started by Ed Ekers, 08-14-2006 03:52 PM
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    06-28-2015 03:31 PM Go to last post
  9. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Sticky: Sailing an Ariel to Hawaii and back

    for those who wanted to know this was done back in 1985 at the young age of 27.I just wanted to know what it was like beyond the horizon.It was a long hard struggle at the time,everyone thought I would be back in 3 days.I wasnt to return for 3 months,and nearly 6000 miles.when I returned,those...

    Started by eric (deceased), 01-06-2005 07:24 PM
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  10. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Tony's UHURU – Ventura California to Brisbane Australia

    Tony Benado writes: I just happened to be on eBay looking at sailboats. I came across a Pearson Ariel and the site said if you want info, go the Pearson Ariel Association site. Well, I didn't know there was one, so I did a Google search and found it, then I just cruised around. It wasn't...

    Started by Bill, 12-04-2004 10:15 AM
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    02-12-2006 05:44 PM Go to last post
  1. Pillar Point/Monterey round-trip under twin jibs

    I sailed from Pillar Point Harbor to Monterey round-trip over Thanksgiving weekend. Just thought I'd report that Ad Astra handles perfectly under twin jibs sailing downwind. When sailing within 30 degrees either side of dead downwind, jib poles were unnecessary, and steerage can be accomplished by...

    Started by pbryant, 11-27-2017 05:22 PM
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    12-01-2017 09:11 AM Go to last post
  2. Esperanza moves to OKC

    Here's an update on Esperanza aka Sirocco (A-205), she's moving to Oklahoma City from the Tulsa area. The three hour drive made it difficult to enjoy her as we want. We have made the most of this beautiful old boat. EBB it turns out the fused vertebra in the neck really don't get in the way of...

    Started by Esperanza, 09-29-2017 10:23 PM
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    10-12-2017 07:56 PM Go to last post

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