|Photo by Lew Thatcher|
The national Cape Dory Sailboat Owners Association is acknowledging the success of the Typhoon Nationals by creating a new award named after the Typhoon’s boat designer, Carl Alberg.
Carl Alberg was born in Sweden though he worked most of his life in Massachusetts. He’s noted for designing boats that move well through the waves, no matter the weather. Mr. Alberg’s 56 designs led to the production of 10,000 boats. Two thousand 19-ft. Typhoons were built beginning in 1963. Sailors from this area have searched across the US for them, bringing them back for renovation and fun.
This year, an award will be given to the top performing CDSOA member in the Championship Fleet and the winning CDSOA member in the Corinthian Fleet.
The regatta begins Friday morning, June 6th offering final registration and launching. This will be followed by a sail trim workshop hosted by Jerry Latell of Ullman Sails Virginia. The racing will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 7th and 8th.
A Friday night barbeque; Saturday and Sunday breakfasts; and a Saturday night dinner are part of the full weekend of events. The Awards Ceremony will take place Sunday afternoon.