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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Results of the 2018 hoppe regatta

    Our racing fleet of one each Commander and Ariel hit the starting line promptly at 1300 hrs (1:00 PM). Both yachts chose to circumnavigate Treasure Island counter clockwise. Following the start, the Race Committee settled down for a leisurely bag lunch and a stroll to the Aquatic Center to...

    Started by Bill, Yesterday 12:54 PM
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  2. Post Sticky Thread Sticky: 2018 hoppe regatta assessment

    From the Race Committee’s viewpoint, the starting line appeared to pose no problems (see graphic in post announcing the race). Both yachts were able to locate the line via VHF radio contact with the Race Committee on shore. The faster elapsed time around Treasure Island, as compared with...

    Started by Bill, Yesterday 12:48 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: RACE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE Saturday, August 4, 2018 HOPPE REGATTA

    Saturday, August 4, 2018 is the date for the San Francisco Bay's Hoppe Regatta! BACKGROUND: The Ernie Hoppe Memorial Regatta is a fun race for Ariel and Commander skippers and their crew. The principal requirement is that the race be fun. STARTING LINE: The starting line runs North East from...

    Started by Bill, 05-24-2018 09:57 PM
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  4. 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 09:16 AM
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  5. 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 03:12 PM
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  6. 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 01:54 PM
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  7. 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 01:41 PM
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  8. 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 10:09 AM
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    06-13-2016 07:54 PM Go to last post
  9. 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 02:52 PM
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    06-28-2015 02:31 PM Go to last post
  10. 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 06:24 PM
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    03-30-2007 05:05 AM Go to last post
  11. 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 09:15 AM
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    02-12-2006 04:44 PM Go to last post

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