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GREAT LAKES ALBERG ASSOCIATION






SPRING FLOODING WREAKS HAVOC THROUGHOUT THE LOWER GREAT LAKES & ST.LAWRENCE REGION



Who would have thought that too much water could ever be a bad thing for a sailor? Heavy spring rains throughout the lower Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region have caused severe flooding in some areas and an unusual rise in the level of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River as far as and beyond Montreal.
Oddly enough, many yacht clubs have had to postpone launch dates as it is unsafe or, in some cases, impossible to work safely in boat launch or hoist areas. As frustrating as it is for those of us still waiting to launch, it's important to keep things in perspective and our hearts go out to the many people are paying a much steeper price as a result of this unusually wet spring.
We have set up a special page with a collection of photographs illustrating present conditions around Lake Ontario. We welcome submissions from our Alberg family and friends.

Let us know what conditions are like where you are and how this soggy season has affected you and your community.
Use this link to go to the photos.




No Alberg cruising/rendezvous events for the 2017 season

Please note that all rendezvous events tentatively scheduled for the 2017 season have been cancelled due to unpredictable conditions at many of the yacht clubs in Lake Ontario.









ALBERG 37
50th ANNIVERSARY


This coming year (2018) marks the 50th anniversary of the first Alberg 37 launch.
Keep an eye on our website as plans unfold to honour this special year or contact us for further information.




Sailing 'Into the Blue'


Richard and Margaret have been living aboard their Alberg 30 'Into The Blue' since 2005. Their blog tells the story of their journey so far. You will also find an astounding amount of useful information including plenty of detail on modifications they have made to make their Alberg their home.




The Alberg 30 'Ariose' is on her way back to her home waters in the Lake Temagami/North Bay area.
Follow her journey.






Looking for something special for the sailor in your life?
We have great gift ideas.



Follow this link to see all our great gift ideas and information on how to order.





From the Commodore's Desk



On behalf of the Executive Board, I am delighted to welcome you to the Great Lakes Alberg Association (GLAA) website. Our website will provide you with ample information on a variety of Carl Alberg's beautifully designed sailboats as well as share details of activities and events the GLAA has planned throughout the year for members and their guests.

The GLAA is an Alberg sailboat owners Association with members of all ages and levels of sailing abilities and boat maintenance skills. Our membership is spread throughout the Great Lakes regions, and into the U.S.A. The GLAA's sister group is the Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 Group, and together have shared a long-standing tradition of Team Regattas for Alberg 30s which are held annually in the Spring and Autumn months...one on Lake Ontario and the other in the Chesapeake Bay area.

Please take a few minutes to cruise through our website, and be sure to visit our Calendar page where you will find our annual Sailing Programme full of dates and details for racing, cruising and social events. This year, 'The Archives', 'Maintenance' and 'Racing' pages are just a few of the NEW sections which have been added to our website. I encourage you to keep checking back throughout the year to see what new information has been added.

We are always looking for ways to improve our website so please, if you have any suggestions or ideas, send them to Rob Feeney, our website administrator at rfjfeeney@gmail.com.

Fair Winds,

Cathie Coultis
Commodore




Membership Click Here!



Members of The Great Lakes Alberg Association are sailing enthusiasts with two passions--the classic designs of Carl Alberg and the unmatched splendour of the largest fresh water lake system in the world. Alberg designs share a traditional beauty and grace typified by their full keels, spoon bows, wine glass stems and pleasing sheer. They are fast and elegant racers, yet rugged and affordable cruisers.

The Great Lakes Alberg Association welcomes new members to participate in the racing and cruising events, share their experiences and expertise in maintaining their Albergs, and to take advantage of the collective wisdom of fellow Alberg sailors through the articles shared in past Newsletters, the Maintenance pages and the Archives.

Now you can pay your membership dues online!!



The Great Lakes Alberg Association membership fee is only $45 per year. For more information on becoming a member please visit our Membership area.





Racing

Visit our dedicated Racing Page. Now with results, pictures and the stories of recent and past racing events! Click Here!



The GLAA organizes four A30 races each season. Three white sail races are held on Lake Ontario and one spinnaker race on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland. The first race, in June, is the Syronelle Cup between teams from the GLAA against a team of racers from the Chesapeake Alberg Association, using loaner boats. This is a two day event with three races. The second race, the Triangle Cup, is held usually in conjunction with a GLAA rendezvous on Lake Ontario. The third race, Great Lakes Championship is held in late August. The Rankin Regatta race in the Chesapeake is a two day event with three races between a team from the GLAA, using loaner boats, and some really competitive racers from the Chesapeake Alberg 30 One Design Association. The winner of each race gets a trophy, a keeper trophy and flags are awarded as well.

 While the emphasis is on racing, each race is a great social event as well, so some folks just come along for the party. Want to experience the thrill of racing? Then join one of our crews, no experience  required. See our Events Calendar and  Contact Us today! 





Cruising

Visit our dedicated Cruising Page. Click Here!



Alberg designs make wonderful boats, not only for family cruising but for the single handed cruising sailor as well. Many have logged circumnavigations, transatlantic crossings and southern ocean voyages with their Carl Alberg designed boats.

 The GLAA hosts two large rendezvous and smaller, informal cruising events each year. For a new member or potential Alberg owner to readily find out what the GLAA is all about, participating in these gatherings provides a great way to do just that ...getting together with fellow Alberg sailors, having a lot of fun sharing stories about their beautiful boats and the Association they are members of..... who knows what useful information one may come across.





Maintenance



With most Albergs long out of production, maintaining aging sailboats is a common concern. This site features an ever-growing archive of Maintenance articles and we invite members to share ideas on everything to do with these fine boats.





Our Partnership Programme



This program allows businesses in the marine industry to advertise on our web site with links to their own sites that will allow our members and visitors to easily get in touch with them.



OUR GLAA PARTNERS (click on an ad to view their site)








Looking for a great gift for the Alberg sailor in your life? Here are few ideas!
Details on prices and how to order, please click here.



50th Anniversary Slideshow

50th Anniversary Fleece Throw/Blanket

50th Anniversary Burgee

Standard GLAA Burgee also available

Sailing Caps available in Red, Blue and Khaki



Patches suitable for blazer or jacket

Zippered Tote

Lots of great ideas for a gift or to treat yourself.
Details on prices and how to order, please click here.