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Success at the Vineyard Cup!

July 20, 2011

This was a great year for Alerion at the Vineyard Cup!  We had six boats on the line, perfect conditions, great company and even better results.   “Osprey” a 2011 AE38 won the entire regatta on corrected time.  This was quite a feat considering the 95-boat-regatta was littered with numerous competitive boats; 10+ Morris’s, J boats’, Sabres and other reputable manufacturers.  With  4 AE38’s and 2  AE28’s in attendance, the starting line was quite a sight.   The competition was noticeable in the Alerion Fleet but the good company and friendly spirit of our Alerion owners prevailed!

Both Friday and Saturday of the event were near perfect conditions; 80 degrees and sunny, 12-16 knots of wind out of the southwest. On Sunday the wind built to 30 – 34 knots.  Everyone handled the conditions in style and despite gentle suggestions, nobody reefed!  The result was a 20 mile race that was over quickly!

After each day of racing everyone congregated at The Black Dog wharf in Vineyard Haven for cocktails and live music provided by the Vineyard Cup.   If you weren’t able to join us this year consider making plans to come next summer.   The Vineyard is a  truly a spectacular place to visit; especially by boat.  This event is a great excuse to visit and enjoy everything the island has to offer.

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